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Re:FIRMLY ENSCONCED
« Reply #150 on: January 02, 2006, 05:19:20 PM »

Gee, It was a shame about all that rain on the Rose Parade today.  I felt so sorry for everyone.  Including the animals.  
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« Reply #151 on: January 02, 2006, 05:19:44 PM »



Hmmm...where does one stuff the dollar bills?

Umm...anywhere it fits? :o




 ;)  ;D
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« Reply #152 on: January 02, 2006, 05:20:13 PM »

Someone should have sang, "Don't rain on my Parade!"
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« Reply #153 on: January 02, 2006, 05:23:26 PM »

Well, I'm off to my parents' house for dinner.  Afterwards, I will be back home!  And I get to sleep in my very own bed with my very own cat lying on top of me. ;D And I can post late into the evening again.  As much as I like getting paid for house-sitting, I am always glad when it's over.  

Be back later!

And a very early:
~~~Good Luck Vibes for Danise's Surgery!!~~~
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« Reply #154 on: January 02, 2006, 05:25:09 PM »

Well, I'm off to my parents' house for dinner.  Afterwards, I will be back home!  And I get to sleep in my very own bed with my very own cat lying on top of me. ;D And I can post late into the evening again.  As much as I like getting paid for house-sitting, I am always glad when it's over.  

Be back later!

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~~~Good Luck Vibes for Danise's Surgery!!~~~

Thanks, DR George.  I'll just be very, very, very glad when it's all over.    
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« Reply #155 on: January 02, 2006, 05:34:27 PM »

Happy New Year to you too!

As to the particulars.....

http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=6585

Thanks for the link.  It's about a week early for DH Richard and me - oh well, we'll have to "settle" for Barbara Cook!
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« Reply #156 on: January 02, 2006, 05:39:41 PM »

In the something to aspire to department: Last January was the biggest month we've ever had - by several thousand posts.  

In the shortly I'll be leaving for rehearsal department: Shortly I will be on my way to rehearsal.
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« Reply #157 on: January 02, 2006, 05:47:33 PM »

JRand55 and Elmoore3003, the Richard Harrison spaghetti western VENGEANCE is on Encore Westerns tonight, if you happen to get that channel.

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« Reply #158 on: January 02, 2006, 05:51:48 PM »

Has Jed caught up yet?

Yes, yes he has.  A couple times, even!
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« Reply #159 on: January 02, 2006, 06:04:23 PM »

JR will probably kill me for this, but--just read The Fountainhead.  It's the same story as Atlas Shrugged, only several hundred pages (and one unbearably long John Galt speech) shorter.   ;)

 ;D Thanks.  Now I don't need to read it.
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« Reply #160 on: January 02, 2006, 06:16:35 PM »

JRand, when I was in high school, my history teacher told me that I needed to read Atlas Shrugged and he would give me extra credit if I would read it and tell him what I thought about it.  I did and loved it. I read it every 10 years or so. It doesn't have the same effect it did when I was in high school and it gets very long at times, but I still enjoy it.  


Now I know where I went wrong.  I waited to long to read the book.  I thought it was okay but never got the hype.  Bryan and his friends read it in high school and became big fans of Ayn Randís philosophy.    
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« Reply #161 on: January 02, 2006, 06:20:26 PM »

Danise wasnít it just last year you said you would not toast in 2006?  ;D  
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« Reply #162 on: January 02, 2006, 06:37:35 PM »

Good Evening!

Well, today turned out to be a "me day".  I was thinking about meeting a friend for dinner... Nah.  Then I was thinking about heading out to movie... Nah.  So, I just headed out to get some dinner - burger and fries - really good burger and fries*, and I've just been surfing the web and watching TV.

-It's actually been kind of nice being low-key today.

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« Reply #163 on: January 02, 2006, 06:37:40 PM »

Although what I would really like to do is take a nap.

Then why don't you take a nap with the hunky neighbor?
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« Reply #164 on: January 02, 2006, 06:58:40 PM »

I think Ayn Rand tends to be a high school/early college thing for the intelligentsia.  I actually love Ayn and appreciate what her philosophy did for me, especially surrounded by the "selfless" citizens of SLC, LOL, but, just like everything else, you need to take her with a grain (and/or pillar) of salt.  But I still remember carting around my paperback Atlas Shrugged along with the Viking Portable Nietzsche (or was that the Nietzsche Portable Viking--I always get those two confused  ;D) in my senior year of high school.
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« Reply #165 on: January 02, 2006, 07:09:34 PM »

I was returning to Circuit City and had the receipt for Circuit City.  The DVD I was trying to return, however, was purchased in another store.  Even though it was the same exact item as was listed on the receipt, Circuit City considered it a completely different item since it did not have their own barcode on it.  I had the same problem at Best Buy, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who went through this rigamoroll.  It's a stupid policy.



Maybe the policy is different in Canada.  But I don't know of any stores that take back items with barcodes that don't belong to their stores.  Of course it is terrible that you had all this trouble. It's too bad that you did not realize which receipt went with which dvd.  But glad you got it solved.
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« Reply #166 on: January 02, 2006, 07:10:20 PM »

Re: the BARRA MACNEILS cds/dvds you might be able to find them cheaper at amazon.ca.  Not sure.
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« Reply #167 on: January 02, 2006, 07:43:22 PM »

DR DtM - Hair In a Can is still available.  Years ago when there was still some foliage on the top of the mountain, I bought a can.  It was icky and unsatisfactory.  But everyone should try it once, just so you know.

Ayn seems to capture her most fervent converts in their late teens and early twenties, and then as we grow older we are a bit selective about which of her ideas we embrace.  But I still enjoy the sweep and scope and suspense of ATLAS SHRUGGED.

Years ago when Ayn was on The Phil Donahue Show, some of the audience were rabid accolytes, some had never heard of her, and some said they were an author of their youth.  One woman was only slightly critical and Ayn cut her off sharply:

"If you don't like my books, what are you doing on my show?  I wish I could take back all of my books from people like you, you don't deserve to own them.  Write me a letter."  LOL....she was a great interview.  I was always hoping that Tom the late night NBC guy or Mike Wallace would have Ayn Rand and Harlan Ellison on the same program!
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« Reply #168 on: January 02, 2006, 07:44:41 PM »

DR MBARNUM I don't get the Encore Westerns channel. 8-(

But I am happy that you now have THE HUNTERS.

Hmmm....if you call him the hunk who lives in the mansion across the street....I wonder how he refers to YOU?
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« Reply #169 on: January 02, 2006, 07:45:38 PM »

Umm...anywhere it fits? :o




 ;)  ;D

I would say stuff the bills somewhere around the equator.  :o
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« Reply #170 on: January 02, 2006, 07:46:33 PM »

Good surgery vibes for DR DANISE.....it never hurts to start early.
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« Reply #171 on: January 02, 2006, 07:47:36 PM »

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama
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« Reply #172 on: January 02, 2006, 07:48:11 PM »

Still raining in Mooresville.
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« Reply #173 on: January 02, 2006, 07:53:57 PM »

I was encouraged to read Ayn Rand when I was in high school.  I read Fountainhead and attempted Atlas Shrugged.  I have to admit I found them both a bit pretentious and self important.  A few decent ideas, but not enough to wow me.  When I was doing my philosophy major during college I met some who agreed with me, others who loved her.  


'tis horse racing...
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« Reply #174 on: January 02, 2006, 08:09:02 PM »

I would say stuff the bills somewhere around the equator.  :o

Which longitude would that be?  Ha!  Ha!  Ha!  Ha!

(Shut up--I think I'm witty!)
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« Reply #175 on: January 02, 2006, 08:15:35 PM »

I watched some varied things on TV and DVD tonight.

First up was the Bob Fosse biography recorded from, what else, the Biography Channel. A fairly cursory look at his life and career, and once he won the triple crown of director awards in 1973, they zoomed through the remaining 13 years of his life in less than 10 minutes. That meant a lot of really fine work - like directing LENNY on film - didn't even get mentioned. And even though ALL THAT JAZZ did get mentioned, its Cannes Palme d'Or wasn't mentioned. STAR 80 never got mentioned either.

Not a very satisfying biography when all was said and done.
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« Reply #176 on: January 02, 2006, 08:22:11 PM »

I bought ONCE UPON A MATTRESS on DVD. Don't ask me why; I guess I wanted SOME kind of record of the show since the production I was in didn't get recorded, and I don't have either of Carol's earlier two videotaped efforts.

At any rate, I watched the bonus features on the disc, and was completely underwhelmed. Pure puffery from top to bottom. There is a section where they show rehearsal footage side-by-side with the filmed results for two musical numbers. That was the most interesting thing on the DVD.

Having seen the show in high def, the DVD can't compare in sharpness to it, of course, but it looks acceptably colorful. The close-ups of Carol on the DVD look more soft focused on the DVD. I didn't notice any softening in HD.
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« Reply #177 on: January 02, 2006, 08:22:15 PM »

Crap--I do not feel like going back to the office tomorrow.  I have to get up at 6:30 am.  I haven't seen 6:30 am since the 16th.  I've been keeping Broadway Baby hours the past two weeks.
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« Reply #178 on: January 02, 2006, 08:23:44 PM »

I watched the HOUSE rerun tonight which I think was from last season. Very tense episode with some lovely moments. The child who played the patient with multiple cancers did a superb job.
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« Reply #179 on: January 02, 2006, 08:25:46 PM »

And tonight's MEDIUM was another very unsettling, mesmerizing show. The writers for this series surely deserve raises for coming up with so many novel ways of working Allison's psychic powers into these crimes and investigations.
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