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   Mike PHX posted on Music  For Grams
(and me...love Gene Krupa )




February 9 at 02:46 EST .

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   StormCnter  Back in the old chatroom days, short music clips (wavs ) were hugely popular. I spent a great deal of time creating wavs for my fellow chatters to enjoy. This version of "Sing, Sing, Sing" was one of the most popular.
February 9 at 08:28 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  StormCnter, I remember those days. I ended up with a collection that comprised 114 1.44 MB floppy disks. I had something for almost every occasion.
February 9 at 19:52 EST .

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   Gerty  I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested in a little bit of information on Gene Krupa but seeing how Mr.Mike and Grams like Mr.Krupa---here goes.

One of my Uncles (long since deceased ) was retarded and partially deaf. His brother was a musician and a full time mail carrier. One of the people on Uncle Tony's route was Mr. Krupa. The two often spoke about Uncle Jerry's unusual talent for music expressed on the drums--considering his handicaps. Uncle Jerry had perfect timing, etc.

When Uncle Jerry met Gene Krupa, Mr.Krupa was kind enough to give a pair of his drum sticks to Uncle Jerry. Jerry cherish those so much, he was buried with them in his hands.
February 12 at 09:02 EST .

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   Gram77  Had me giggling in my chair!
February 13 at 22:42 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Music  Wagner! Malick!
Good Lord...




February 5 at 01:26 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  I'm leaving. Bye everyone .
Storms should be part of this but A-hole chased her out.
Good luck with the trivia, everyone.
January 23 at 23:45 EST .

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   Lights_Camera_Action  If you mean "Stormctr", I did not disagree about doing reviews. My presentations only take up a small part of the day, and I haven't done any for more than a day and half, leaving plenty of time. Also, as with your posts, I copied and moved them back to the top, when my posts pushed you off the page. I would never post in the middle of some discussion about a movie taking place.

My Grandfather warned me that if I wanted to pick up where he left off, it would be a very good idea to only do the movies and leave the other walls alone. I have honored that advice. You will not find a post of mine anywhere but on the movie wall.

I have a long stretch of senior residence visits throughout February, so I will be only an occasional poster here thru the end of February.
January 24 at 05:50 EST .

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   Surfhut  Did I miss something? I scrolled down a couple of pages and didn't see anything between Storm and LCA.
January 24 at 06:35 EST .

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   Gram77  For Pete Sakes. what is going on now??!! I thought all was moving along quite nicely. Like Surfhut, I looked and couldn't find anything out of the ordinary. LCA, you do a fine job and I really admire the work you do with the senior residences. So........come back when you can.
January 24 at 07:56 EST .

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   Lights_Camera_Action  Surfhut & Gram: I do not know that Mike was calling me out, however because he was so vague I didn't know exactly who he meant. I like to think I am inclusive and always welcomed new players like "Richdet". Something obviously set him off, as Mike is normally a jolly guy, with his little kidding remarks. My grandfather adored him.

Sorry to lose one of our better players, gosh darn it.
January 24 at 09:44 EST .

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   Gram77  I intend to stick around. At my age I find I can overlook a lot of things and still enjoy life. I am going to think that Mike was being funny and I am just to old to figure it out.
January 24 at 10:25 EST .

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   Gerty  I'm with you, Gram. Mr. Mike can be quite a kidder!
January 24 at 10:44 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I'm so sorry you feel like you have to leave Mike . . . Sigh!
January 24 at 11:14 EST .

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   BirdsNest  *
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January 24 at 11:30 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Sorry. Guilty of PUI. I'll stick around.
January 24 at 13:40 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh Goodie.......more fun!!
January 24 at 15:57 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  Movies and Reviews should include reviews. Anyone seen Lone Survivor yet?
January 17 at 23:40 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  There's no mistaking a dog's affection for you. Cats, however, are somewhat more circumspect.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/catvshuman/6-ways-cats-show-their-ap
preciation-for-you
January 11 at 14:33 EST .

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   Gram77  As much as I love cats, they are a real pain if you try to introduce a new food. My dad wasn't particularly nuts about cats but tolerated them because we all loved them. He said the problem with them was when they were outside they wanted in and when they inside they wanted out.
January 11 at 18:32 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  We experience this with our Julie. In fact, she is intolerant of any changes to her environment. Even if Yotty so much as moves a piece of furniture, she lets us know of her disapproval!
January 16 at 15:04 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Nostalgia  I really miss the songs of the eighties. New Order...Thompson Twins....
Ahh... Good times, good times...
Then Nirvana happened...even better.
January 10 at 22:53 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I'm more partial to the music of the '70s: Led Zepellin, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Santana, and just about anything in the Blues genre.
January 11 at 20:22 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I have 1,508 songs on my iPhone, almost all of them music from the 60's and 70's, and they run the gamut from ABBA to ZZ Top
January 14 at 11:21 EST .

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   Eagles Dominion  I tend to lean towards Oribson, Pitney, Everly Bros.,Rightous Bros.,Ricky Nelson and the like.
January 15 at 11:31 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Blessings  For every dog, cat, bird, fish, who gets adopted.
We all know who was rescued...thanks.
December 29 at 00:05 EST .

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   Straitpath  Not to be argumentative, but what about spiders? Or am I missing something?
January 5 at 13:42 EST .

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   Gerty  I believe Mike was referring to the adopters as being more 'rescued' than the adopted. These dogs, cats, birds, and fish have a wonderful affect on us as we care for them.

Now, if spiders can make you feel better about life in general---I'll give you no argument.
January 6 at 04:53 EST .

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   Straitpath  Got it.
January 6 at 08:52 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Thanks, Gerts. As usual you read me loud and clear.
January 10 at 21:40 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Spiders and snakes get killed, period , end of story. Would not have a cat because they get on the kitchen, food prep area, the dog hair on the floors is bad enough. I have to pet sit my brothers' two pits and two cats and the cats are always on the kitchen counter, take out dinners for sure. yuck. My dogs stay on the floor, caught Molly Mayhem standing up with paws on the counter for a nummie, bad move girl. Never did it again. Before we knew Florida, a little brown snake came through the yard, chased by a big, long black snake, we shot the black, not knowing it was a Black Racer trying to kill a poison brown snake. Have learned a lot, now welcome the black racers.
January 14 at 10:43 EST .

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   Charactercounts  Our little cat never gets up on anything but the beds and sofa, and of course her own little perch at the window. They can be trained not to get on counters and tables very easily--just shoot them with a water pistol whenever they try it!
February 27 at 04:08 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Suggested Reading  Ok, in time for the holidays, let's try something else.

What have you read that reinforced your faith (whatever it is ) and made you more determined to carry out that faith's philosophy?
It doesn't even have to be a religious book. I can think of a few...
December 21 at 16:34 EST .

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   Balogreene  Hey Mike, off the top of my head, nothing. But, don't give up on me, something will come up.
December 21 at 19:24 EST .

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   Gram77  My thanks goes to Bill W.
December 21 at 19:44 EST .

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   Surfhut  The Screwtape Letters.
December 22 at 09:41 EST .

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   Balogreene  John Lyman's God's Lions series. A Baldacci, Flynn, Thor style series, with Jewish Intel agents.
December 22 at 13:14 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Anything by Scott Hahn, another protestant turned Catholic by observing the beauty of the Mass. JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, yet another Catholic.
Mrs. Cow
December 22 at 13:24 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Just about anything by C. S. Lewis. Mere Christianity, God in the Dock, The Screwtape Letters, Narnia series... Especially The Last Battle, The Perelandra Trilogy.
December 23 at 15:40 EST .

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   Surfhut  I probably won't find the words to adequately explain why The Screwtape Letters did it for me. At a time when I was questioning my faith, God in His wisdom used this book to show me WHY I was questioning my faith. Make sense?
December 24 at 08:25 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Actually, Surf, that does. I've got to read it, I've heard about it many times.
My book is Desire of the Everlasting Hills. I'm a huge history buff and I've always been sort of torn between the faith aspect of my religion and what probably actually happened. The book laid things out so that I could see in most cases there really isn't a conflict between the two.
I think I'll re-read it...after Screwtape.
December 24 at 18:46 EST .

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   RoseOfTexas  Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey
December 24 at 20:16 EST .

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   Surfhut  Mike, I'll buy Desire of the Everlasting Hills to read while you read Screwtape. Merry Christmas!
December 25 at 17:02 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Pet Peeves  We got lots of cookies, pies, candies, etc. from our vendors this year and all was shared with the office.
But no one - NO - ONE! ...sent a big can of flavored popcorn.

Listen up, vendors...if you want our business in the future....send a big can of flavored popcorn now.

NOW!
December 21 at 15:20 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Just in case your vendors don't send any flavored popcorn, Mike, try Crunch Daddy's - http://www.crunchdaddy.com/

They even have maple and bacon flavored popcorn.

Salute!
December 21 at 15:50 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Holy....!
Thanks, Nu. I'm sending right now. To myself! The company will have to deal with its own ingrate vendors.
December 21 at 16:44 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh, Nu, this stuff looks great!! Have you ordered from Crunch Daddy? Hubby says he wants to!!
December 21 at 16:49 EST .

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   Nugoddess  No, I haven't ordered but friends of mine have and they say the stuff is first class.

And Mike, enjoy and those ingrates can go bay at the moon.
December 21 at 22:18 EST .

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   Yottyhere  I am only disappointed that you can't buy it by the barrels. Looks and sounds realllllllllly good.
December 22 at 12:07 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  If anyone wants to know how to make the exact same popcorn movie theatres make, let me know and I'll post it later. Not cheap for the oil,flavoring and the stovetop pan, but available on Amazon.
But then, it will last you for a year or two if you pop buckets of it every night.

It is the exact thing the theatre concessions use. So good. I used to drown mine in butter, but haven't used it since I found this on a website for movie theatre owners.
December 22 at 16:50 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Do tell, Sword. I'm all ears.
December 22 at 21:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  The best popcorn you will ever sample is available from the Trails End website. This is the brand marketed by the Boy Scouts. For some reason this flavor wasn't being sold by my neighborhood Scouts. Dark & White Chocolatey Drizzle. You can choose the troop and Scout to support with your purchase and this stuff is super yummy. I included bags of this popcorn in Christmas gifts.

http://www.trails-end.com/Trails-End-Pop
corn-Chocolatey-Drizzle/dp/B00BMRAHZI
December 23 at 06:31 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Nobody got my ears joke...sigh...
December 24 at 00:08 EST .

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   Carmen  Flaming Sword, we use coconut oil in the Whirley Pop. Tastes like the real thing.
December 24 at 09:51 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  Btw...welcome, LCA! You have mighty big shoes to fill...
December 21 at 15:03 EST .

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   Lights_Camera_Action  You have to have lived a lot of years to know as much as him.
December 21 at 15:18 EST .

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