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Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by KathyB - Today at 01:21 pm
(Typed directly from Finishing the Hat)

Even now,
When you're close and we touch
And you're kissing my brow,
I don't mind it too much.
Daily Threads / 4 July 2022 HOT Monday
Last post by KathyB - Today at 01:04 pm
It's one of those days that feels hotter than it actually is, because there is no cloud cover and no wind. It's still actually hot. It's 93° outside and feels to me like 98° because I've been in my car with black leather upholstery. I'm sure the actual heat index is something like 90° because of it being so dry here.

I am now the proud owner of a Stanley Cup Champions T-shirt.  ;D Target had a bunch of them, and they were normal-T-shirt priced, instead of tremendously overpriced (but worth every penny).
Daily Threads / 03-JUL-22 Sunday
Last post by DiveMilw - Jul 03, 2022, 07:10 pm
I had a very nice Sunday.  I got up a (very) little bit early. I watched an episode of QI on YouTube.  I went to work where it was a lovely day. I stopped at two different Targets on my way home from work to shop for a casual 4th of July themed top to wear to work tomorrow.  We are have a dress-down day to celebrate making it through the trials and tribulations June handed us.  The people on the Ramp organized a BBQ so I'll be eating grilled and other picnic-y  food for lunch!
Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by KathyB - Jul 03, 2022, 01:04 pm
In the old days of this game we had an acronym, QFM, which stood for "Quote from memory." I should have used that with my lyric. (By the way, I do realize it's "The," but my fingers obviously didn't. Or I should have just checked the lyric before typing it, which I understand would not necessarily stop my fingers from typing the wrong word anyway.  :) )

Even now
(now I can't get Barry Manilow out of my mind)
Daily Threads / 2-JUL-22 More Snails!
Last post by DiveMilw - Jul 02, 2022, 07:22 pm
Two weeks ago I went to the Vietnamese Night Market where I tried snails.  (My co-worker, Jen, was there cooking the snails. That was a surprise as I didn't know she'd be there.)  Anyway, I went again tonight.  I got an order of snails to bring home to my mother.  There were too many for her to eat so I got to finish them.  I don't know if I really like snails but the sauce Jen cooked them makes the dish.  It's got a LOT of garlic, fish sauce, butter, and probably other stuff I can't identify.  Jen gave me a sea scallop grilled in its shell to try.  I was going to order some but I forgot to stop somewhere to get some more cash.  I will save them for next time.  The scallop was served with a nest of bean thread/cellophane noodles surrounding it.  I bought more food than I needed so I'd have some for tomorrow.  I hope I get a a couple of more chances to stop by before they go on hiatus in the Fall.  (they operate the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month)
Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jul 02, 2022, 12:31 pm
"Move On" was the one I had in mind ("Just keep your shirts on!" from "WFTGU" never occurred to me, but it's a great catch!).  But I'm tickled you chose my favorite stanza; some centuries ago, I actually picked "I chose, and my world was shaken -- so what? / The choice may have been mistaken, the choosing was not." as a favorite quote for my senior-year high-school yearbook photo.  Sounding both pretentious and portentous in that context, the lines actually held no specific personal meaning except as generically-appealing Words To Live By -- but, exquisitely versified by my idol (even with the mildly questionable rhyme of "what" and "not") in my favorite show, they sounded mighty profound to me.

Which is why I'm gonna be an annoying pedant and point out that it is in fact "The choice," not "That choice".  There's a trim little parallelism in there, focusing the distinction between "choice" and "choosing" onto those two words alone, which goes just the tiniest bit soft if the article also changes.  "The/The" makes us listen harder to what's being said, while "That/The" arguably overexplains.

I was half convinced I'd waken,
Satisfied enough to dream you.
Happily I was mistaken,

I'll steal you, Johanna,
I'll steal you.
Do they think that walls could hide you?
Even now, I'm at your window.
I am in the dark beside you,
Buried sweetly in your yellow hair...

Daily Threads / Re: 1 July 2022 Happy Canada D...
Last post by DiveMilw - Jul 02, 2022, 06:00 am
Sounds like you have nearly as much Canadian music as the Canadian national anthem is long.  ;D :)) ;D

I was supposed to be listening to music in Canada this weekend.  It's the Marillion Weekend in Montreal but I couldn't get the days off from work.  I'm a little sad because I had a nice reserved seat in the balcony and a good looking AirBnB in the same building as the concert venue.  I was very curious to see the apartment.
Daily Threads / 1 July 2022 Happy Canada Day
Last post by KathyB - Jul 01, 2022, 02:19 pm
I am using Canada Day as an excuse to listen to my Canadian music playlist, which is actually 13 days long, so it's kind of hopeless, but I should get to hear a decent sampling of it. So far I've heard A.C. Newman, Julie Doiron, Barenaked Ladies, Serena Ryder and the Duhks.

I hate July.
Daily Threads / Re: 30 June 2022 A Parade in T...
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 30, 2022, 04:33 pm
My show is closing tonight.  Unfortunately I haven't been able to get back to see it again since opening, but in the meantime we have gotten a few better reviews.  My favorite is this one.

This week I've been commuting to Jersey City to work on a new musical romcom for Amazon, and then painting another off-Off play for a friend in the evenings.  It has been enjoyable but also unbelievably exhausting, leaving my apartment at 4:30 each morning and arriving back home after 11 each night for the past three days.  With tonight off (the play is having its first cue-to-cue this evening), I am going to bed now, and looking forward to the three-day weekend.

Daily Threads / 30 June 2022 A Parade in Town
Last post by KathyB - Jun 30, 2022, 07:08 am

Today is the parade for our Stanley Cup-winning Colorado Avalanche! It gets underway at 10 am and goes through downtown Denver, then ends with a rally in the park across from the state Capitol. It's nice to see how this has united the city. The weather should be perfect.

I am not planning to go downtown to see it in person, but it will be televised on every local station (except PBS).

Afterwards, I need to go to Costco to pick up a prescription, and hopefully they will have some Stanley Cup Champions merchandise for sale!
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