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COUNTDOWN TO 2006
« on: December 27, 2005, 12:06:43 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, you've read of cabbages and kings and King Kong and Godzilla, and now it is time for you to post until the cowbbages and kings come home.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2005, 12:11:57 AM »

And the word of the day is: CONFUTE!
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 01:04:24 AM »

Good Morning!

Yes, I've been sitting here like so much fish for the past hour or so.  I started looking up various and sundried things on the internet, some actual research, some things just for fun and curiosity's sake.  And then I decided to blow up my new Balance Ball...  It really is amazing just how big those things can get.  *Calling DR TCB, Calling DR TCB!  ;)

In any case...  I got a "medium" one which is supposed to inflate to a "height" (diameter) of 65cm - or about 25-1/2 inches.  Well... I thought I had inflated it to properly, then measured it, and I was only at 20 inches or so.  Well... I pumped some more... 22 inches... Well... I got it to about 24 inches, and I'm going to let it "rest" overnight - which is what the directions recommend anyhow.  But it really is amazing just how strong and sturdy that material is.

Abs of Steel - Here I Come!

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005, 01:08:13 AM »

As for the Topic of the Day...

Hmmm... The only show that comes to mind is "Lost".  And some episodes of "ER".  I've been working a lot this past year <knock wood>, so my prime time TV viewing has been relatively minimal.

OH...  "So You Think You Can Dance? (Dance, Dance, Dance...)"

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2005, 01:14:16 AM »

Oh, and the Tony Awards.

...I am such a gay.

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2005, 01:16:14 AM »

Every time I tried to enter the equation "1+1=3" into my computer, i would get an error message saying, "That does not CONFUTE".





Ehh... :-\
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2005, 01:21:58 AM »

Well, let's try this one...

He kept saying he was telling the truth, but CONFUTE she says otherwise.



???

Double-eh...  :-\  :-\
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2005, 01:22:32 AM »

...And don't forget to tip your waitress.

Goodnight.
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2005, 04:18:58 AM »

Might I just ask where in tarnation IS everyone?  Oh, it's the middle of the night.  I have been up since three-thirty fighting nausea.  Nausea and I have been wrasslin' for the last hour.  I must say nausea was winning for the first few rounds, but I came back and said, "I ain't down yet" and I've been winning the fight for the last half-hour.  Frankly, I'd like to call it a draw, but it doesn't like to be called a draw so what am I to do?  I'd like to go back to sleep but that has not been possible thus far, oh, no, that has not been possible thus far.
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2005, 04:21:07 AM »

Do you know that there is nothing going on on all the Internet at this time of morning?  It is deader than a doornail on all the Internet at this time of morning.  There was a time, of coruse, when we had early-morning denizens here at haineshisway.com (and there was a time when we had late-night denizens here at haineshisway.com), but now we've only got errant and truant hainsies/kimlets or WUSSBURGERS.  And so, I do a monologue.  

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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2005, 04:42:05 AM »

I guess I shall attempt to go back to sleep.  Pray for Rosemary's Baby, baby.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2005, 05:09:45 AM »

Since I watch very little television all I can say is that I continue to enjoy the continuing development of Mariska Hagarty and Christopher Meloni's characters. The latter's inner demons make his character's story arc and the episode's story fascinating to watch. Hagarty character is also interesting to watch as she seems to me to be a person with feelings first and a police officer second and sometimes they conflict in the line of duty.

I enjoy all the Law and Order and can watch a whole evening of the various series without getting bored
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2005, 05:28:00 AM »


  It really is amazing just how big those things can get.  


I figure you'd seen everything by now.

Good morning, all!  I had strange and frightening nightmares last night.  Yes, I slept quite badly.  I can't figure which was more terrifying:  the vampire/ghost one or the one wherein I was working again at The Drama Book Shop!  There was a third alarming one in there as well, and now I forget it.  I was unsettled all night.

So, today I have the post office. a trip to the recording office, and a brief visit to my accountant with the good I couldn't deliver because of the transit strike. Then I have some reports to finish about the BABES IN TOYLAND Appendix to Volume One, and two orchestrations sitting here:  one for Judy Kaye and one for Ron Raines.

TOD:
  My Name is Earl
  The Office
  The Medium
  Ghost Whisperer

I don't have 10 tv shows from 2005.
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2005, 06:22:24 AM »

DR Jose: Congratulations on your new inflatable toy.  Are you going to give him a name?  (I'm assuming it's a male toy, since it's got ba...oh, never mind.)
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2005, 06:27:59 AM »

Good morning, Elmore!

I haven't been watching that much TV, either.  Der Brucer watches almost every police procedural there is, and their sequels, but I leave the room.  I just don't think they're at all fun.  I call them his "happy shows."

I do like Good Eats, of course.  And Iron Chef America.  That's predictable, I guess.

Almost time for me to get ready for work.  Toodles.
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2005, 06:35:04 AM »

Almost forgot...

Today is National Fruitcake Day.

Waits a beat to see if anyone takes that personally...
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Re:COUNTDOWN TO 2006
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2005, 06:36:51 AM »

Re: TOD.   Again, I can barely remember what I watch on TV anymore.  I have not watched Network television in years.  

Since a week before moving I have not seen any TV at all.  I've not called the cable company here yet, because we're planning on going out and getting wide-screen HD TVs sometime this week.  

I must say I've not missed television at all in the last three weeks.  I've been able to watch some DVDs and videos but very few.  It's been wonderful not to couch-potato it and have mindless sludge wash over me and, say, read a book instead.  I hope I can not fall into bad habits again once we're connected and resist the temptation to sit glazed-eyed in front of time-killing mediocrity.

Shows I've liked this year:

ROME
DEADWOOD
JON STEWART
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
LOU DOBBS
COUNTDOWN with Keith Olberman
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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2005, 06:58:50 AM »

I haven't watched a lot of television this year, I'm afraid, but here goes:

BIG BROTHER
AMAZING RACE
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2005, 07:26:06 AM »

Good morning!

Our line of beautiful days continues with another glorious morning. It's again going to get into the 50s today, and I read in the newspaper this morning that by the end of the week, the temperatures will be hitting the 60s!

The weather of the Southland is a mass of contradictions.
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2005, 07:30:29 AM »

Outstanding Television Series for 2005 (in order of preference):

1. '24'
2. LOST
3. THE SHIELD
4. DEADWOOD
5. THE OFFICE
6. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
7. HOUSE
8. MY NAME IS EARL
9. LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
10. VERONICA MARS
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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2005, 07:33:01 AM »

And I hated that I couldn't fit in MEDIUM, WITHOUT A TRACE, COLD CASE, RESCUE ME, and LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT.
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2005, 07:39:21 AM »

I managed to get an hour of sleep.  I'm still completely nauseous, and I'm telling you that if I once again should have food poisoning, I shall not be happy, oh, no, I shall not be happy.  I'm hoping the nausea will pass - we shall see.
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2005, 07:41:58 AM »

As for performances I've admired, there are so many, it would take pages to list them all. We are blessed with many outstanding actors who are doing bang-up work in television drama at a time when there are more interesting stories being told there than ever before. Among the ones whom I look forward to each week:

Keifer Sutherland - '24'

Christopher Meloni - LAW & ORDER: SVU

Patricia Arquette and Jake Weber - MEDIUM

Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman - DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

Kristin Bell and Enrico Colantoni - VERONICA MARS

Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Terry O'Quinn - LOST

Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant - DEADWOOD

Kevin McKidd - ROME

Michael Chicklis and Glenn Close - THE SHIELD

Hugh Laurie - HOUSE

Tony Shalhoub and Ted Levine - MONK
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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2005, 07:50:22 AM »

I noticed that TNT is tonight beginning their rebroadcasting of the first season of their hit drama THE CLOSER which Kyra Sedgewick. This show got pretty great reviews, but it aired opposite other favorites and just got lost in the shuffle. I think I'm going to sample it tonight.
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2005, 07:55:23 AM »

Fire trucks and emergency vehicles are trying to come down the street beside my house, but with all the construction still going on with the condo units directly opposite my kitchen window, they can't get by. Blowing horns did no good, so the trucks had to back up and go around the block to enter at the bottom of the street.

However, this construction's end is in sight, heaven be praised!
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« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2005, 08:02:36 AM »

And a round of applause to some shows that didn't get the chances they deserved to make it:

EYES

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY

THE COMEBACK

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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2005, 08:07:46 AM »

Good morning, all.  Happy December 27th.

I depart these here premises VERY early in two days.  I have a 6 a.m. flight to Cincinnati and will have only minutes -- I repeat, MINUTES -- between arrival there and departure from there to San Francisco.

To get to Columbia SC on Thursday morning, we shall have to arise by 3:30 a.m. and be gone by 4 a.m.  That will have us there by 5 a.m., which, given that facility's slugbuttish security procedures, will allow me to arrive at my gate just in time to get on the plane.

It has been a fun-filled two weeks -- with some very weird and nervewrackingly odd moments as silent daggers flew about.

All survived, however.
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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2005, 08:07:54 AM »

Good morning all

Vixmom - Yes, I got the house - well pending inspection, but I'm not anticipating any problems there.  

It is quite foggy here today, so my niece won't be leaving for several hours in hopes that the fog lifts. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive once she hits the road, so that works perfectly. She'll call when she's on her way out of town and I don't need to sit here waiting for her. It does give me time to clean house which is also a good thing
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« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2005, 08:10:06 AM »

Favorite TV Shows of 2005:

Lost
Grey's Anatomy
Invasion
Desperate Housewives
Everwood
The Medium
The Ghost Whisperer
Out of Practice
House
Two and A Half Men

Favorite "reality" shows:

Big Brother
The Biggest Loser
Survivor: Guatemala

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2005, 08:10:55 AM »

She wants to see The Family Stone, so I think that's the plan for this evening.  Dinner and a movie. Tomorrow we shall ice skate like we are trying to win Olympic Gold.....well since neither of us skate I don't think it will be quite like that, but it will help us appreciate the figure skaters when the Olympics begin!
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