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Post by carolhathaway on Wed Feb 01 2017, 13:59

Would you mind if I opened the new chit chat thread? Since I'm sure that everywhere February has arrived. Although I wouldn't mind continuing to chat in the January thread...

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Post by it's me on Wed Feb 01 2017, 15:11

I guess better here Very Happy
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by melbert on Wed Feb 01 2017, 19:19

You beat me to it CarolHathaway!  I was too into myself last night to realize that it was the 31st and the 1st was right around the corner.  Thanks!
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by carolhathaway on Thu Feb 02 2017, 05:11

Today is Groundhog Day!
I just love the movie, Bill Murray is so good in it!

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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Katiedot on Thu Feb 02 2017, 07:12

Oh gosh, it's February already? Heck.

Is it still ok if I haven't opened all the doors on my advents calendar yet?
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by PigPen on Thu Feb 02 2017, 07:19

And you're expecting Santa to arrive and fill your stocking exactly when??????????????????

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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by carolhathaway on Thu Feb 02 2017, 08:54

There are only ten months and 22 days left, so keep your advent calendar for a while santa


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Post by Katiedot on Thu Feb 02 2017, 20:12

Wow. Someone should invent a calendar with 364 doors on it . . .
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 06 2017, 01:40

Ok, so no takers on the eternal advents calendar? Let's talk near future: Valentine's Day. Any thoughts?
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by PigPen on Mon Feb 06 2017, 08:38

Katiedot wrote:Ok, so no takers on the eternal advents calendar?  Let's talk near future: Valentine's Day.  Any thoughts?

http://mixthatdrink.com/25-valentines-day-cocktails/   this site has 25 cocktails = 36 printed pages.  Perhaps tooooooo long to copy and paste.. So, how about a bottle of Casamigo, 2 straws and your favorite fellow in front of a roaring fireplace, or a sandy beach??


Or... hitting the local bar and downing shots of Casamigo .

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Post by carolhathaway on Mon Feb 06 2017, 09:10

PigPen, 
sounds good! If Casamigos would only be available in Germany...

GEORGE, PLEASE!!!

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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 06 2017, 18:54

Wait, do we all have to share George? Tequila, I can share. Men? Not so much.
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by melbert on Mon Feb 06 2017, 19:50

I share George with NO ONE!
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Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 06 2017, 20:00

Right. Cat fight it is. Sharpening claws right now.

Meet you outside in 10 minutes, Madam Melbert?
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by melbert on Tue Feb 07 2017, 03:56

You're on!  Twisted Evil
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by PigPen on Tue Feb 07 2017, 05:47

Katiedot, Melbert, and poor George in the middle.

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Post by amaretti on Tue Feb 07 2017, 10:24

He he heeeeee.   Very Happy

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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Donnamarie on Thu Feb 09 2017, 07:42

I wish I could take away some of the snow our  Northeast friends are getting this morning.  Looks like you're getting slammed.  Barely got a flake where I live. And we haven't had our first decent snow this winter.  I want one good one!

Please be safe and stay warm!
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by annemarie on Thu Feb 09 2017, 07:52

Lol Donnamarie you can have it .

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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by LizzyNY on Thu Feb 09 2017, 15:49

Donnamarie - You really don't want what we got. It looked pretty for about ten minutes and now it's a mess. Tomorrow it'll be a frozen mess! Lovely! Evil or Very Mad If I could, I'd happily wrap it up and send it to you. Very Happy (And to think - yesterday it was 61 degrees and sunny! sunny )
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Donnamarie on Thu Feb 09 2017, 17:20

Lizzy we got the blast of cold.  Just not the snow.  It was 70 here yesterday and I was walking around in shirtsleeves.  Today in the 20s with a windchill.  But I would gladly take your snow. Oh well.  Be careful!

Understand Boston got upwards of 18"?  PigPen needs to check in with us.
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Katiedot on Fri Feb 10 2017, 04:30

Stupidly hot and humid here in the Indian Ocean!
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by PigPen on Fri Feb 10 2017, 09:39

Donnamarie wrote:Lizzy we got the blast of cold.  Just not the snow.  It was 70 here yesterday and I was walking around in shirtsleeves.  Today in the 20s with a windchill.  But I would gladly take your snow. Oh well.  Be careful!

Understand Boston got upwards of 18"?  PigPen needs to check in with us.
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Donnamarie on Fri Feb 10 2017, 09:51

PigPen wrote:
Donnamarie wrote:Lizzy we got the blast of cold.  Just not the snow.  It was 70 here yesterday and I was walking around in shirtsleeves.  Today in the 20s with a windchill.  But I would gladly take your snow. Oh well.  Be careful!

Understand Boston got upwards of 18"?  PigPen needs to check in with us.
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PigPen, I will send reinforcements ... male, 6'5", strong build, easy on the eye, equipped with shovels and a case of Casamigos to take off the chill.
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by PigPen on Fri Feb 10 2017, 09:55

Sounds like someone has already hit the tequila while posting,   hehehehehehe.

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Post by LizzyNY on Fri Feb 10 2017, 10:34

PigPen wrote:
H E L P

lol! Well, Donnamarie's care package should help a little. NY is a real mess today. Dirty gray  piles of slush and icy, slippery sidewalks - not to mention freezing. Is it just me, or isn't snow supposed to be white and pretty (to make up for being a real pain in the butt)? Ugh!

Seriusly, PP, are you ok? I know you got slammed worse than we did. Hope you're warm and dry! Use the day to Reading or Zzzzz or (if you're so inclined) Drink 3 .  Be safe!
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by carolhathaway on Sun Feb 12 2017, 12:34

Al Jarreau died today.
Another great musician who's music will last...


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Post by LizzyNY on Mon Feb 13 2017, 11:19

Did anyone see the Grammys last night? Curious to know what everyone thought of Beyonce's performance.
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Donnamarie on Mon Feb 13 2017, 13:47

I saw some of it Lizzy. I caught a bit of Beyoncé's performance. Nothing against her. She is a very talented artist but like with some of the other performances they just seem over the top. Too many gimmicks. I did enjoy Adele's performance and the tribute to Prince.
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Post by LizzyNY on Mon Feb 13 2017, 16:52

To be honest I didn't intend to watch, but there was nothing else on so I left it on as background noise while I did other things. I did stop to watch a couple of performances and Beyonce was one of them. For all the hype she's getting today, I have to say I was seriously underwhelmed.

Bruno Mars' tribute to Prince was awesome and the rappers who called out "President Agent Orange" were right on target (sorry, I don't know who they were - I don't listen to rap - although maybe now I will Smile ) I'm really surprised nobody's talking about them today.
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by PigPen on Tue Feb 14 2017, 09:19

LizzyNY wrote:
PigPen wrote:
H E L P

lol! Well, Donnamarie's care package should help a little. NY is a real mess today. Dirty gray  piles of slush and icy, slippery sidewalks - not to mention freezing. Is it just me, or isn't snow supposed to be white and pretty (to make up for being a real pain in the butt)? Ugh!

Seriusly, PP, are you ok? I know you got slammed worse than we did. Hope you're warm and dry! Use the day to Reading or Zzzzz or (if you're so inclined) Drink 3 .  Be safe!
ice storms:  highways closed: power outages.   And how was your week end???


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Post by LizzyNY on Tue Feb 14 2017, 10:25

LOL - Apparently a lot better than yours! Hope you had a warm place to snuggle up and wait out the storm. Keep a good thought. Spring is coming! sunny sunny
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by PigPen on Wed Feb 22 2017, 12:55

What More Needs To be Said!

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Post by Katiedot on Wed Feb 22 2017, 21:20

Only one word: Cheers!
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Donnamarie on Sun Feb 26 2017, 20:00

The White Helmets won for short documentary at the Oscars tonight!
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Post by amaretti on Sun Feb 26 2017, 20:39

I saw that . Great . cheers

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Post by carolhathaway on Sun Feb 26 2017, 22:48

But what the f* happened to Best Picture? How could they give Warren Beatty the wrong envelope? And how could he not at least ask if that's right, if he got the right envelope?

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Post by Sevens on Mon Feb 27 2017, 00:52

George really helped the White Helmets get the due attention! Hope he could make a great movie out of this short one!
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Post by fava on Mon Feb 27 2017, 05:00

carolhathaway wrote:But what the f* happened to Best Picture? How could they give Warren Beatty the wrong envelope? And how could he not at least ask if that's right, if he got the right envelope?
I think he would have-- but Faye barreled ahead.

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Post by Katiedot on Mon Feb 27 2017, 05:02

I just copied over the last few posts from another thread. This thread is for general chit chat about anything and everything, whereas the serious thread is about politics.
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Re: February 2017 Chit Chat

Post by Donnamarie on Mon Feb 27 2017, 05:56

Firstly, the person who gave Warren Beatty the envelope screwed up. But Beatty should have known better after seeing that he had the wrong card to say something isn't right here. I have the wrong card. This card isn't the "best picture" card. But he didn't. He seem confused and Dunaway didn't seem to get it either. Oh well. Both the La La Land and Moonlight groups handled the situation with a lot of class.
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Post by carolhathaway on Mon Feb 27 2017, 06:21

Donnamarie wrote:Firstly, the person who gave Warren Beatty the envelope screwed up.  But Beatty should have known better after seeing that he had the wrong card to say something isn't right here.  I have the wrong card.  This card isn't the "best picture" card.  But he didn't.  He seem confused and Dunaway didn't seem to get it either.  Oh well.  Both the La La Land and Moonlight groups handled the situation with a lot of class.
Donna,
they absolutely handled this weird situaton with class. To be called for'Best Picture' - the top category - go onstage with your whole cast and crew, accept the award by giving speeches - and suddenly be told that they made a mistake and another movie had won - just unbelievable!

About Beatty and Dunaway: I don't mean it in a mean way, but to me it looked as if they were quite confused, maybe weren't sure what was going in. But they are veterans, and if they can't say: "'I'm a bit confused, this is a the wrong card!" , who can? I guess they were backstage when Emma Stone won, but they know how these cards look like...


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Post by Donnamarie on Mon Feb 27 2017, 06:38

Right carol. Beatty is a pro at being an Oscars' presenter. He and Dunaway both seemed a bit out of it. Not sure why.
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Post by LizzyNY on Mon Feb 27 2017, 06:42

Very Happy Well, wouldn't you know I'd miss the most exciting part of the night! I heard them announce La La Land and tuned to another channel. Maybe they should let them all keep the Oscars as a "Thank you" for grace under pressure in a humiliating situation.
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Post by annemarie on Mon Feb 27 2017, 09:09

Warren read it know it was wrong thought it was strange and handed the envelopes to Faye.

So he read it , and didn't say a thing what the heck. He would have saved a whole lot of people 

embarrassment if he had opened his mouth and said something.

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Post by Donnamarie on Mon Feb 27 2017, 09:20

Lizzy Jimmy Kimmel said the same thing last night during the chaos on stage.  He shouted out why can't both films keep the Oscars.  Well at the very least this kerfuffle has given both films a special place in Oscar history.  

Have to say  this year's show couldn't have been more differentfrom last year's.  The number of movies and actors nominated this year covered a spectrum of diversity.  Seven of the 20 acting nominees were people of color.  Mahershala Ali was the first Muslim actor to win an award.  I didn't see all the films nominated but the ones I did see were all brilliant in their own right.  
Wonderful storytelling and acting.


Annemarie, it is puzzling why Beatty didn't speak up. He just looked really confused. Maybe old age is creeping in and he wasn't thinking clearly.


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Post by Sevens on Mon Feb 27 2017, 10:18

Just watched Moonlight, such a great, subtle movie. Ali wasn't great in it though, at least two more actors outshined him. La La Land, comparatively, was a real treat for entertainment. A sophisticated Hollywood dream, yet it always feels a bit over the top and self-obsessive to me.
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Post by LizzyNY on Mon Feb 27 2017, 10:22

Donnamarie - To me it looks like he handed the card to Faye Dunaway as if to show her there was something wrong, but she looked at him as if he should have worn his glasses and just read off the film title without looking closely at the category. At that point there wasn't much he could do without making things worse.
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Post by amaretti on Mon Feb 27 2017, 10:29

I thought this was one of the best Oscars  .   Jimmy Kimmel was really funny  .  cheers

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Post by annemarie on Mon Feb 27 2017, 10:47

Beatty should have just said something he saw the problem he didn't need to tell Faye simply handle it .

It was the accounts who messed up, after saying Oscar mistake was so unlikely.

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