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Nov 20th 2012 6:07PM Linda, are you there? Hmmmm... just like other travel agents...no call back. :(
Nov 20th 2012 3:25AM Let me ask you this: Can you get me two non-stop round trip flights (not red eyes) to Orlando, FL on 12/08 and 12/15 including taxes and checked luggage for a total of $440? Can you get me a nice large hotel room with a king bed, a refrigerator, a coffee maker, happy hour drinks each day, hot tubs, heated pools and huge acreage of ponds and gardens with free shuttle to Disneyworld for $725 including taxes for 7 nights? Can you get DW passes for two for four days for $600? Total=$1765. I tried the travel agencies. The closest was $2400 and the hotel was ratty. Can you do better?
Nov 10th 2011 12:04AM My Scottish grandmother used to say, "There is no pleasure from ill-gotten goods." Therefore, I couldn't keep it as I knew I wouldn't enjoy it. Would just feel bad.
May 13th 2011 4:09PM No swimsuit after 61? Does this mean I have to go to aquacize naked?
Mar 25th 2011 3:50PM I once had trouble sleeping. I turned on George's show and minutes later I was out like a light! He does have a purpose. Non-narcotic sleeping aid. I'm thinking George would be on the ground, gasping for air after 30 seconds of dancing. Kirstie might be carrying a bit too much weight but she's clearly healthy. I'm her age and I wish I looked half as good as she does! More than that, I wish I could dance as well!
Jan 4th 2011 1:29PM I agree with Evan. I went to middle school in NY. My class had children of three different religions; Protestants, Jews and Catholics. Here's an example of what happened: On Ash Wednesday morning, the Catholic kids were at Mass and 1/3 of the class was gone. They came back with ash on their foreheads. It was interesting and they shared the tradition with the rest of us. Likewise with Jewish and Protestant holidays. We learned to appreciate our different family and religious celebrations. How can there be tolerance if we hide who we are and what we celebrate from eachother? I say, celebrate all traditions publically and even in schools. It's not a conversion opportunity. It's learning to accept, honor and even appreciate the beliefs of others.
For those who believe Head Start was protecting the feelings of a child whose family didn't engage in the Santa tradition (the spirit of giving gifts at Christmas, without revealing who the real giver is), consider how the other 25 or so children now feel about this child and his family. The actions of Head Start divided the child from the rest of the class by depriving it of their tradition, instead of encouraging the child to share in the celebration. How dumb is that?
Dec 6th 2010 2:49PM I'm hearing impaired. We love the Roku except I miss so much without the CC. My poor husband has to constantly answer my "what did he say?" questions.
Nov 20th 2010 1:23PM I adore Alton Brown and have watched every "Good Eats!" show, sometimes two,three or more times. I also like his hosting on Iron Chef America because he actually knows what the chefs are doing. He's smart, funny and skilled.
Now I grew up with Julia Childs, The Galloping Gourmet, Yan Can Cook and other fine cooking shows, so the subject isn't new to me. Impossible brings to mind words like "silly" and "fraudulent" and "self absorbed". Rachel Ray is a darling and her 30 minute meals are fine. I love going on "vacation" with her, but good grief, I just can't watch her eat another meal. Likewise with DDD. Cakes and cupcakes? The story was told with two shows. Emeril was creepy but good. The Neelys do some good food and I watch for the day when she slaps him silly for his inuendos, etc. Also a bit creepy.
Chopped-They must coach their chefs to be cocky or needy. I don't understand why they can't treat these chefs with a little more respect. When I was young and newly married, I had to be creative with the ingredients I had and I had to be fast as I always worked, so I understand the concept. I just don't understand the condescending remarks. The host could be the one to acknowledge the difficulty of the challenge and show a little empathy when things go wrong.
Iron Chef America is top notch because I think all of the chefs are amazing and I love the rituals. However, I do wish they would do a better job with the camera direction. How many times must we see celery and onions chopped up? Let's hit some of the more interesting techniques and linger a bit on those shots.
Nov 2nd 2010 2:52AM My thoughts too. Alex hates all authority and yet he withholds love because his younger brother won't conform to Alex's views on life. Pretty controlling, considering he doesn't want anyone telling him what to do. Something's not right.
Oct 24th 2010 1:30AM "prehensile-lipped wine snobs"