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« on: March 14, 2006, 12:09:23 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, even though the notes had no title, and now it is time for you to post until the untitled cows come home.
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006, 12:14:37 AM »

And the word of the day is: MONANDROUS!

Smoke on your pipe and put that in.

And may I just say that the WUSSBURGERING of last evening was truly nauseating?  Not one post after 10:20 and that post was made by the likes of me.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 12:33:09 AM »

Rather than narrow it down to individual stories, my favourite collections are:

"The Turning" - Tim Winton
"Scission"   -  Tim Winton
"Minimum of Two" - Tim Winton
"Flights Of Love" - Bernhard Schlink
"Tales Of The Night" - Peter Hoeg
"The Books Of Blood" - Clive Barker.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006, 12:55:18 AM »

Note for DR Jose.

Musical  "Here Lies Love" opens in Adelaide soon..  Written by David Byrne..  "Imelda - The Musical"
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006, 03:35:48 AM »

[move=left,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~~~HEALTH VIBES TO DR ANN~~~~~~~~~~[/size][/move]


[move=right,scroll,6,transparent,100%]~~~~~~~HEALTH VIBES TO DR Ronald L. Pulliam~~~~~~~~~~[/size][/move]

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 03:36:22 AM »

Congratulations on your new Home Dr's Ann & Jed!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 03:36:36 AM »

DR TCB is your back feeling any better?
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 03:41:06 AM »

TOD:  The Mouth Is For Eating by a certain William F. Orr

is the first thing that comes to mind.... I must think on the rest  I keep thinking of novels instead of short stories.... I must have my tea and wake up....
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2006, 04:54:21 AM »

Lovely pictures from DRANN - congrats to her and DRJED on their new home!

Didn't MONANDROUS run for many years on Sunday night on NBC?  I never liked it as well once Pernell Roberts left the cast.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2006, 04:56:26 AM »

They didn't bring a copy of the score to auditions?!!!  DRJOSE I am still in shock.  Even at the Putnam County Playhouse, in a barn, in the middle of a field, in Greencastle, Indiana - I bring a copy of the score, the vocal selections books, AND a couple of other "songbooks" of various shows and composers - "just in case."

Whew!
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2006, 04:58:10 AM »

Short stories.  And we are talking MY FAVORITES here - and since I LOVE short stories...it's hard to choose, but....narrowing them down:

Lime Vanilla Ice Cream & The Strangler from DANDELION WINE by Ray Bradbury

The Cisco Kid by O. Henry

Everything in GIBBSVILLE by John O'Hara
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2006, 04:59:20 AM »

DRJANE - Miss Frances Farmer lived in Santa Monica on Kingman Avenue...and if you drive down that street you can see the Art Deco mansion next door that Cedric Gibbons built for wife Delores Del Rio - with a beautiful JADE inset in the gate!
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2006, 05:00:08 AM »

Work today and the AMAZING RACE tonight!
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2006, 05:03:02 AM »

Good morning, all!  I slept a bit later than I would have liked, and it's nearly 8 am!  ohmigod!

I'm not sure I've got much in the way today for plans, mostly cleaning the apartment and working on Toyland reports for Act Two.  Tomorrow, when I go into the office, I will begin co-ordinating the detective work of our DRs Jose and Jason with the critical notes.   I've also got two numbers to finish scoring for the Men's Chorus concert.  I'm holding off on the huge one till the end of the month in case of cuts or needed rewrites.

TOD:
   "The Lottery"  Shirley Jackson
   "The Wendigo" Algernon Blackwood
   "Carmilla"  Sheridan LeFanu
   "A Christmas Memory" Truman Capote
   "The Night The Bed Fell" James Thurber
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2006, 05:16:15 AM »

TOD:

"The Love Letter" by Jack Finney
"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
"The Night They Tore Down Riley's Bar" from a NIGHT GALLERY novelization
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2006, 05:27:32 AM »

Oh...add Jackson's THE LOTTERY and Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY to my list.
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2006, 05:28:48 AM »

Off to work.

Good Cabaret Singer vibes for MR BK....
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2006, 05:29:13 AM »

Oh....did you sell LOTS of cd's at the show the other night?
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2006, 06:12:29 AM »

Tuesday morning greetings!  I'm putting the finishing touches on my resume and cover letter so I can apply for the job I'm already doing.  Want to turn it in today, or tomorrow at the latest, because the deadline is next Tuesday and I will be off starting this Thursday and not go back until noon that day.
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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2006, 06:13:47 AM »

Ah, yes! A Christmas Memory and The Night the Bed Fell. I remember them as favorite short stories and also because they were very popular in the yearly High School Speech and Drama competitions as oral performances or as I used to call it, Oral Interpolation of Friction (ya hadda be there). High school students frantically cutting short stories to read in front of judges who would rate based on your ability to edit and still keep the sense of the story and your performance ability. Humorous stories were always more popular than dramatic stories, although The Lottery was a perennial favorite.
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2006, 06:22:21 AM »

Good Morning!

I, too, slept in a bit later than I would have liked to, but I blame that on DR elmore.  ;)

-Or maybe I'll just blame it on the rain that's currently falling.  However, it's a very light rain.  In any case...
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2006, 06:32:21 AM »

As for Short Stories...

My head is still a bit cloudy right now, and the only one that come to mind are the various short story collections of David Leavitt:

"Family Dancing"
"A Place I've Never Been"
"The Marble Quilt"

I guess I would also include the collection of three novellas, "Arkansas".

"Family Dancing" was one of the first pieces of Gay Fiction* I had read.  A wonderful collection of short stories filled with both ordinary and extraordinary characters.  I do like some of Leavitt's novels ("The Lost Language of Cranes", "While England Sleeps", "The Page Turner"), but I prefer his shorter works.  In some sense, they seem more filled out and complete than his longer novels.

*It was until a few months after I had read "Family Dancing" that the term "GLBT Fiction" was coined.  ;)
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2006, 06:33:27 AM »

DR Ginny - I can't remember if I replied to you yet...

I'm so glad you and your niece enjoyed the show.

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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2006, 06:36:14 AM »

Good morning!

It rained briefly but very hard this morning (in fact, that's what woke me up), but the skies have cleared and it looks as if we're in for another beautiful (albeit a bit cooler) day. I have some errands I will have to take care of in a little while, and it will be great walking around in the fresh air.
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2006, 06:36:16 AM »

They didn't bring a copy of the score to auditions?!!!  DRJOSE I am still in shock.  Even at the Putnam County Playhouse, in a barn, in the middle of a field, in Greencastle, Indiana - I bring a copy of the score, the vocal selections books, AND a couple of other "songbooks" of various shows and composers - "just in case."

Whew!

Well... To sort of give the casting director the benefit of the doubt... He had two folders marked, "Sides and Music", and one large binder marked "Script and Score".  Alas, the "Script and Score" was actually the "Script and Vocal Book".  And when the CD looked through the binder and saw music notes, he just didn't realize at the time that there was no piano part present.  So...

I've never had an issue with this agency, so...  But I did say to the agent as I was leaving, "You owe me one.  Big time."

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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2006, 06:38:12 AM »

Last night, DR MBarnum wrote:

"My VCR was is on the blink tonight so I watched a DVD of THREE GUYS NAMED MIKE....what a cute movie! I think someone here mentioned it the other week...MattH maybe?...I only had time to watch half of it, and will finish it tomorrow....my but that Howard Keel certainly gives me a tingle! "

Yes, it was I who talked about this cute romantic comedy. Completely unpretentious and entertaining. It didn't do very well at the box-office when it was first released, but I've always liked it. In fact, it and GROUNDS FOR MARRIAGE are among my favorite MGM romantic comedies of the 1950s that didn't feature Tracy and Hepburn.

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2006, 06:39:11 AM »

Hmm...I don't think I know from short stories.
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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2006, 06:39:36 AM »

The Dead Rabbit
 
 A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road.  He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car. The driver, a sensitive man,as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to see what has become of the rabbit.   Much to his dismay, the rabbit is dead.

The driver feels so awful that he begins to cry. A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway
sees a man crying on the side of the road and pulls overto see if she could help.   She steps out of the car and asks the man what's wrong.  

"I feel terrible," he explains,"I accidentally hit this rabbit and killed it!"

 The blonde says, "Don't worry."

 She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can. She walks over ! to the limp, dead rabbit, bends down, and sprays the contents onto the rabbit  The rabbit jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops  off down the road.  
 
Ten feet away the rabbit stops, turns around and waves again, he hops down the road another 10 feet,
turns and waves, hops another ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again,
until he hops out of sight.

The man is astonished.  He runs over to the woman and demands, "What is in that can? What did you spray on that rabbit?"  

The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label.

It says...

 

 

 

(Are you ready for this?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Are you sure?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(This is bad or good..depends on  your  mood when reading this!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(It's definitely a bad joke, I assure you!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(You know you could just click off and not read the punch line....since you know every single joke I post)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(You can still skip it...not too late but you know you're curious!!)

 

 

 

 

 

(You know you're gonna be sorry if you don't)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Last chance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK, here it is..you asked for it....



















don't blame me for reading the punch line if it appalls you

 

 

 

 

 

It says,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Hair Spray -

Restores life to dead hair, and adds permanent wave."

 

 

 



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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2006, 06:41:46 AM »

Last night, DR MBarnum wrote:

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Yes, it was I who talked about this cute romantic comedy. Completely unpretentious and entertaining. It didn't do very well at the box-office when it was first released, but I've always liked it. In fact, it and GROUNDS FOR MARRIAGE are among my favorite MGM romantic comedies of the 1950s that didn't feature Tracy and Hepburn.



What really surprises me about the film is Jane Wyman...I always think of her as she is in those Universal soapers of the 1950s, and when I see her in a comdey like this I am just amazed at how varied an actress she was. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the film tonight.
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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2006, 06:44:15 AM »

Oh, Vixmom!


....I keep telling myself that I must not groan, I must not groan.
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