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#22411 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 11:05 PM

Despite writing more words online than Pepys in his diary, I don’t over share, I think, my life as Kim rather than Wilfrid. But I had the greatest birthday present I want to talk about.

A voice lesson.

I’ve never had one. I’ve never sung seriously, although I have a lot of karaoke behind me. I often do the karaoke in a kind of comical way, funny voices.

This was a proper voice lesson with a Broadway and regional pro (Forbidden Broadway regular). Am I going to waste it singing “Brown Eyed Girl” or “Happy Together”?

No. I had the music for “Soliloquy” from Carousel. No we didn’t get through it, but I learned a lot. Most importantly, I am actually an okay singer.

It was a very good feeling.

#22412 StephanieL

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:44 AM

Visiting the newish cider bar in the Rockridge section of Oakland the day before the East Bay Times printed a big story about it.  It's not a big place and already it was kind of crowded.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:42 PM

Despite writing more words online than Pepys in his diary, I don’t over share, I think, my life as Kim rather than Wilfrid. But I had the greatest birthday present I want to talk about.

A voice lesson.

I’ve never had one. I’ve never sung seriously, although I have a lot of karaoke behind me. I often do the karaoke in a kind of comical way, funny voices.

This was a proper voice lesson with a Broadway and regional pro (Forbidden Broadway regular). Am I going to waste it singing “Brown Eyed Girl” or “Happy Together”?

No. I had the music for “Soliloquy” from Carousel. No we didn’t get through it, but I learned a lot. Most importantly, I am actually an okay singer.

It was a very good feeling.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:11 PM

Having simultaneous containers of Mayacoba beans and leftover Mississippi roast in the refrigerator.    ->no brainer happy lunches.


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not my monkeys.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 04:55 AM


That is a terrific gesture.

Yes, chewy.com has terrific enthusiastic customer service. They can write a book on it, and can teach some of these other businesses a thing or two on how to make your customer happy. Some of what passes for service these days is appalling.

I recalled your post when I read about this

https://cheezburger....rief-of-her-cat

Service like this almost makes me wish I lived in the US, just so I could patronize them.

#22416 mitchells

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:32 PM

One month to this: https://www.nojazzfe...food/food-list/



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#22417 StephanieL

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:40 PM

See the video--we're famous in Oakland!  

 

(For those of you who know who we are, please don't reveal our secret identities here.  Will be happy to "out" us via PM though.)

 

https://www.oaklands...ss-for-freedom/


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#22418 Sneakeater

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:42 PM

Is that like being Big In Japan?


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#22419 Wilfrid

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 12:23 AM

I saw Big in Japan twice. The bassist had fame written all over him. Not.

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:56 AM

Lovely spouse is doing well with her ankle replacement, so far. And though she's not the biggest fan of Chinese food, and though the Hospital for Special Surgery's food is not the worst, she loves me enough to let me order from a nearby Szechuan place, Hui Restaurant and Bar, from which she enjoys steamed dumplings and I enjoy the spicy fleshier dishes.

 

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But if she really loved me, wouldn't she want to order the "Husband and Wife"?

 

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:38 AM

Went to another family's for dinner tonight. They are very good cooks though the meal they made was not something I expected my picky five year old to like. She ate a good-enough amount, shockingly did not tell us she didn't like it, and then on the way home had this to say.
"It was ok but I didn't like it that much. I know they worked very hard on it so I didn't say anything and I ate some because I didn't want them to feel bad."

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 01:06 PM

I am looking forward to the point when my kids realise this   <_<


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 06:20 PM

It was truly shocking, in a great way.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:53 PM

It'll really be mind-boggling when she realizes that the same reasoning applies to you and your wife.

 

But you may have to wait till she's in her thirties.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:15 PM

That's about right. But worth the wait.

It's not my circus,

not my monkeys.