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Cellophane: The Sequel

Sep. 12th, 2008 09:44 am

Scripts that the Revels companies will be performing for Christmas Revels this season:

Cambridge: Rural England [Thomas Hardy's Wessex] (Dec. 12 - 30)

California: Medieval Europe - The King and the Fool (Dec. 12 - 21)

Houston: Elizabethan (Dec. 13 - 21)

New York: Best of Revels (Dec. 6)

Revels North (NH): Medieval France - The King and the Fool (Dec. 13 - 16)

Portland: Scandinavian (Dec. 5 - 14)

Puget Sound: 18th century Scotland (Dec. 13 - 17)

Rocky Mountain: A Pioneer Christmas (Dec. 14, 20)

Santa Barbara: Medieval and Renaissance England (Dec. 12 - 14)

Washington (DC): French-Canadian (Dec. 6 - 14)

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Feb. 4th, 2008 03:26 pm

Hi, I'm a Disney Shareholder. How was your day?

LOL... :)

I'm sending in the W-9 form today. That's the form that the Disney company is required to file with... that Treasury agency we all know and love...


Current Mood: chipper

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Dec. 16th, 2007 04:08 pm WDW 2007

Overheard at Walt Disney World:

"... this is Vegas for kids..."

Yeah, minus the topless revues... Then again, there's that wench auction in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. "We want the redhead, we want the redhead..." Um... wtf?

Anyway... so does that make Vegas the "Disney World for grown-ups"? And what does it say about my mental age that I can have just as much fun at either one? :D

Some of the perks I missed out on when I stayed at a hotel outside WDW last year:

* Free transportation to and from Orlando airport, and within WDW (plus they bring your luggage right to your room from the airport).

* Friendly staff cast
[Oddly enough, it's other guests that can be a problem. I overheard a few people complain about "waiting too long for a bus". I've had to go to Dulles airport from downtown DC, and would consider myself lucky to see a bus within one hour's time. Never mind trying to get from class in Rio Piedras (San Juan's college town) to my home in Caguas after 6:00 pm on a weekday. You won't hear me complaining about a 20-minute wait at Disney World.]
(ok, on with the good stuff...)

* All-you-can-drink coffee/chocolate/soft drinks at the hotel, with the purchase of a $12 mug (that's about three espresso drinks at Starbucks)

* Extra Magic Hours: if you're staying at one of their hotels, you can go on the rides at the parks for a few more hours after their regular closing time (or get in an hour before opening time)

* Pizza delivery right to your room

* Christmas in Florida, in November? Well, you can't beat not having to shovel snow...

Yeah, Santa Claus, cookies and hot cocoa before Thanksgiving...
Each park had its own tree near the entrance, and the daily parades also took on a Christmas theme. The piped-in music got old pretty quickly, but other than that, I'd say it's one of the best vacations I've ever had. Well, except for all the money I spent on pins. Why didn't anyone warn me those things were so addictive??

And except for Expedition Everest. Dude; don't even get me started on that...

Long, picture-heavy post )

The supermega Disney vacation photo album (photos by "laitaine2004" and [info]olotie)

Next on my reading list:

The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity
(A collection of essays by Disney Imagineers)

The Imagineering Workout: Exercises to Shape Your Creative Muscles

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Nov. 3rd, 2007 01:04 am

Scripts that the Revels companies will be performing for Christmas Revels this season:

Cambridge: the Balkans (Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia) (Dec. 14 - 30)

California: 19th Century English countryside (Dec. 7 - 16)

Houston: An American Christmas (Appalachian) (Dec. 8 - 16)

New York: Journey to the Northlands (Iceland, Scandinavia, Karelia) (Dec. 7 - 9)

Revels North (NH): Northlands (Dec. 13 - 16)

(Dec. 7 - 16) [The website's down, so I couldn't get any info on this one]

Puget Sound: Eastern Europe/Balkans (Dec. 15 - 19)

Rocky Mountain: An Irish Christmas (Dec. 16, 22)

Washington (DC): Renaissance England (Dec. 8 - 16)

Found a lot of great videos from this youtube user...


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Oct. 24th, 2007 03:57 pm

Muera Laughlin

Better luck next time, Huey...

And as much as I'd enjoy seeing you on the screen every week, I'd still recommend staying away from serialized... anything.


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Oct. 8th, 2007 11:27 pm Weekend update/links

Saturday 9/29: Maryland Renaissance Festival
Sunday 9/30: Sunday brunch at the 94th Aero Squadron

Saturday 10/6; Sunday 10/7: MD RenFest
Monday 10/8: Late lunch at Thai Basil; visit to Udvar-Hazy Center (Transformers on IMAX)

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Sep. 11th, 2007 02:20 pm

Tuesday, September 11, Six Years Later

Dear Diary:

I'm at work today.

Took a look out the same window. Remembered the plume of smoke across town, six years ago today. Remembered the nightmares that followed for many nights after. Took a deep breath.

I'm alive.

Current Music: Nickelback - "If Everyone Cared"

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Sep. 5th, 2007 08:06 am Quidditch Pitch cake!

Yep, that's a real cake...

This edible work of art was handcrafted by Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, MD.

The bakery's funny/quirky staff--and their handiwork (often odd, always awesome)-- are the subject of the Food Network show, Ace of Cakes.

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Current Mood: hungry
Current Music: Cirque du Soleil - "Seisouso" (Quidam)

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Aug. 12th, 2007 10:53 pm Exclusive: The New Trailer To David Cronenberg's upcoming thriller, Eastern Promises, starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts


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Feb. 13th, 2006 11:21 am First weekend summary

Day One (Friday): Cast On

... and that was all I was able to do. I had the hardest time putting 84 stitches on the needle. Single needle cast-on didn't work--I had to cast on with both needles, and that took a lot longer.

Day Two: I managed to knit three rows for a garter stitch border.

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Day Three: On to the pattern stitch... and getting used to working with Chenille, which has been more difficult than I expected it to be. (Fabric measures 6" in this pic)


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Feb. 9th, 2006 12:20 pm

(*childish sing-song*)

I've got a room, I've got a room, I've got a room, I've got a room....


Current Mood: chipper

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Feb. 9th, 2006 12:03 pm The 2006 Knitting Olympics

Oh, yeah... I'm so there...

Knitting Olympics 2006

I haven't signed up yet (hopefully will do tonight as soon as I get home), but this is what I'm planning to make...


Current Mood: excited

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Feb. 7th, 2006 02:18 pm

Tagged by foehelm
Guilty pleasures meme )
Now I tag:-

the_shampoo reverend_mother bluepilgrim biracialsocks and makeyourmusic


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Feb. 2nd, 2006 10:49 am

Finally making some progress in the AoME video... looks like all I needed was to take a break for a while, and not stress over it so much. It has finally shown me what it's supposed to look like (these things take on a life of their own after a while, don't you know...)

[Hm... channeling John Locke, are we? LOL]

Also, I'm getting used to working with Premiere Elements. That helps a lot. I may revisit a few of my "Lost" dreams once I'm done with this one. But I may have to look into DVD ripping software, rather than use the files I downloaded--most of those have a station logo in a corner of the frame... :p

Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Van Halen - Right Now

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Jan. 31st, 2006 08:59 am Nominations...

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score

Walk the line is competing for Best Actor and Best Actress... but not for Best Picture...

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Current Music: that catchy tune by Gustavo Santaolalla

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Jan. 31st, 2006 08:17 am Conduct unbecoming

Ad agencies love sticking the label "critically acclaimed" on films. Then again, if you're talking about six out of nine critics organizations calling it the best film of the year (not to mention two press associations and one film festival), then I suppose you could say that Brokeback Mountain has critical acclaim. The guilds cared enough put a nomination in the ballot. But... no love for BBM at the SAG awards.

One could argue that Brokeback Mountain and Good Night, and Good Luck just about canceled each other out of the running, clearing the way for "Crash" and Capote... on the other hand, are they even taking the movie seriously at all? I thought it was quite rude of Sean Hayes to mock the risk that Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal took on by signing up for this film. Television and film are completely different animals, related though they may be. (Besides, what else has Sean Hayes been doing lately?)

Heath lucked out, I think. With The Brothers Grimm and Casanova coming out the same year, the impact to his career is likely to be less than Jake's, who's had no leading role since BBM (won't have one this year either). And by the time his next leading role shows up on screen, he'll likely be tagged as 'the gay cowboy'.

Oscar nominations will be announced in a few minutes. Let's hope that the Academy voters give them some respect.

(Hmm... is Tom Hanks still VP?....)

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Jan. 27th, 2006 07:08 pm Happy Birthday, Cliff!

(Check out the necklace... it's a chatdecalicot original!)


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Jan. 25th, 2006 08:43 am ORC 2006

Bravo! to Adam, Gary, Cathy, et. al. )

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Jan. 18th, 2006 03:20 pm LOL... Love this song... :)

The Perfectionist )


Current Mood: amused
Current Music: Saga - The Perfectionist

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Jan. 18th, 2006 12:57 pm Absolutely shameless plug

I recently purchased a necklace from the very talented jewelry artisan (and Dragon*Con/lj friend) chatdecalicot. Check out these pictures of her work (although I can tell you the pictures don't do them justice)... oh, and most of the pieces are for sale, just ask her... :)


Current Mood: content
Current Music: Saga - Don't Be Late

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