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  1. what lovely markings. they look healthy and alert...congrats!
  2. Communion will be offerred at a full mass, not a wedding mass. Full mass is longer. You will have to be a part of planniong the bridal shower, usually along with her mother. Prob w the maid of honor ( most likely a matron of honor, if married) out of it, you'll have a bigger part of this. You'll have to give her feedback on her registry, like " people are complaining because you have nothing under $200 on your list". Dress, cake, florist advice, as much as needed depending on how involved the groom and mother is in the process. BTW, not really advice...just back up and agree w/ whate
  3. I think of utilitarian gifts like stock pots or linens as good bridal shower gifts. For the formal ceremony, however, I think it sould be something more...formal, I guess. And I may be way off on this, I don't think its an etiquestte thing so much as my personal perception. Anyway, I agree with crystal, silver, stemware, or something indulgent. the exception to this would be if I knew the people to be very unformal, casual and anti-brand name...then, I'd go with cash. or a GC to a speicalty store that would appeal to them ( ie, a ski store)
  4. No, which seems wrong. There is a parent's meeting tonite, but to be honest, with just 90 days left after 4 years, I'm burnt out on those meetings, I was planning to skip it.
  5. My son's best friend, a senior in HS, just got kicked out of school. Apparantly he has an older brother's ID, and he bought alcohol for one of the sophomores int he dorm. when the kid got caught, he told where he got it from. the school has a one strike policy, so dismissal is in the guidelines...and they've done it before, so everyone knows that's a possibility. I still feel bad for the kid, its his HS career, his college career..and it's really shaken up the rest of the senior class. This is a small class..about 75 kids.
  6. Kim

    The Olympics

    Then why drag in his gayness, as if it were part and parcel of being negative and nasty? It's one thing for a member of a particular group to make a joke about that group and quite another for an outsider to make the same comment. I think I explained that already, it was related to Button's own comments on the today show..that's the reason in the first place that I used the "prince" description. That adjective would not be consistant to how I would describe someone. If I recall, his comment rec'd some kind of further press the following day, and I know a few of my coworkers br
  7. For larger breed dogs, Eukanuba is a great choice for kibble, and Science diet for wet food. How quickly they grow becomes an issue, especially to minimize any hip problems down the road, so bone density is important and using puppy food/ large breed food etc int he right combo can help density. Scienc diet also produces the most dense poops, easier to pick up.
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    The Olympics

    I feel I have to reply to Ranitdine. On the Today show, Mr. buttons was speaking of the skater who missed the bus and complained about his "princessy behavior" and when corrected, ( the woman said something like "actually, princely behavior", Mr Buttons said, No, I think princessy is a more apt term" or something to that effect. And they all laughed. I think if an openly gay man can react to that comment without offense, we all can as well. I think his behavior was that of a nasty mean little girl, slinging verbal bullets around with great aim. A liitle boy would be more likely to p
  9. Kim

    The Olympics

    MY OLYMPICS 1. Dick Buttons is a nasty little prince. (ess) 2. Bode Miller sucks. It might be about "bringing energy and a love of the sport to the games". But, You didn't bring anything, Miller...you STRADDLED THE GATE!!! 3 That Speedie kid, the arial skier who tried the Hurricane, HE brought energy to the games, he tried to further the sport, he's the spirit I want there, not Bode's. 4. Yay Shani, who was a knockout in interviews after all the event were over..and I love those little flat people. 5. yay Ohno, desired and deserved. 6. I'm still a bit mad at Jacobellis, but its f
  10. Kim

    Chefs become breeders

    I think Cathy's observation is accurate..in fact, I KNOW it is....whenever hanson is involved, you know the PR is going to be ratcheted up a notch, and as she said, Burke is no slouch at PR himself. I can assure you, the beast does exist, in fact Dillon came back from Kentucky telling our 225lb. mastiff that he should stop thinking he's "all that" Of course, since this process needs both someone to gather the sperm AND inseminate the cow, it has been the subject of interesting dinner conversations as to just what Connor and Dillon Burke's summer jobs will be this year.
  11. Kim

    Wedding Crashers

    I am in the "stupid but funny" camp..I laughed despite myself, and then laughed some more...the premise itself was entertaining. and the actors really worked the script well. Wlson and Vaughn are just so approachable, appealing in a "went to HS with him" kinda way.
  12. Yet in their defense, my visit to NOLA ( 10 plus years ago) during mardi Gras was absolutely horrific...impossible to move around, drunk kids all over, and lots of vomit on the streets. We simply decided to visit NOLA at Jazz Fest time, where its an older crowd and in general a more comfortable atmosphere for us. So, we've been attending regularly and recently booked for the second weekend this year. We've been out of the FQ, but we prefer a certain hotel in the quarter, so we can't avoid Bourbon Street entirely...sorry you feel that the perception is unjust, but I'm afraid there are en
  13. Kim

    The Olympics

    Watching Cohen has been the highlight of the games so far for me...Jacobellis hotdogged, and nonchalantly labelled that inappropriate behavior as fun....Look at Sasha's face, posture, demeanor..that young woman was having FUN, while maintaining her competitiveness. Beautiful, absolutely stunningly beautiful. It made me happy to watch them all.
  14. When I went to China to adopt my neice 6 years ago, I didn't want to bring my heavy, expensiive, cumbersome, name brand ( think goat cheese) luggage for the kind of travelling we would be doing. I bought two great bags at LL Bean...sedate neutral houndstooth, well constructed, and durable. Since that trip, I've chosen to use thme them a number of times over the Coach stuff. I'm pretty sure they were under $200 for both..they are not soft sided, they do have structure, and one bag is 30", the other maybe 20". the larger has wheels, the smaller has long leather handles, so you can wheel one
  15. Kim

    The Olympics

    Bode and Jacobellis have been very hard to root for, with their nonchalance and devil may care attitudes.
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    The Olympics

    and how about the snowboarder, Leslie, who lost the gold. Her nonchalance was either ignorance, or fake. 20 years old, all that enthusiasm, all that training...what a beginner's mistake. It ain't over till its over.
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    The Olympics

    I 'm just catching up on the Davis/Herick controversy, but from a quick review of the articles and background, it certainly appears that hedrick is being a bit of a prick. It's not davis' job to make sure Hendrick's medals in 5 categories...he didn't join the olympic team for Hendricks to meet that goal, he did it so that HE could win a medal. Skating is not soccer or hockey, its not a team effort, its man against clock. Lumping figure and speed together, How happy do you think Sacsha and Kimmie are about having to deal with Kwan's angst, Emily's arrival, Sarah's shadow, et al? If ska
  18. This place had a very strong opening, IMO. some Stage Left mailing list folks were invited to a pre opening..I did not attend but heard good stuff. recently, I went w/ a decorator, who had heard raves from 3 different people about the "shade of red" that ML is..that might have captured as much notice as the food from the opening parties. I went last week for dinner, and felt it was solid, promising..I think I am pickier than most, so to be impressed enough just weeks after opening...I'll be back. I thought the pasta showed the most adventure, thinking outside the ravioli/gnocci box..
  19. re: subscription rates I suspect the two are very competitive in rates..perhaps 2 or 3 bucks difference per month. I can't comment much about Sirous, as I have never listened to it..and the Stern connection is to me, like Ranitdine, an XM selling point. XM has Air america, and I enjoy Franken's spin. Oprah is coming soon, FWIW, but mostly I love Frank's Place, (a 40/50's lounge music station) , the jazz station, the bluegrass and Folk stations, and NPR. Also great to have CNN for breaking news. I must admit I am not sure of the cost..3 of our cars have it, plus we have th
  20. XM radio is simply great, I love it...Edwards' morning show contains some of the best interviewing on radio. I'm sure the 1 hour show will be interesting, but I encourage anyone who can to subscribe to xm.
  21. I have a deep seeded irrational dislike of waiting at a deli counter. I can't stand how people order their meats, I can't stand how slow the counter people are, I can't stand holding onto that little ticket until called...I am not an outward monster, but inwardly I am on fire.
  22. My son rec'd an acceptance to the University of Colorado at Boulder. It's his first response, so there will be 4 more acceptance or rejection letters over the next month. Certainly a reason to be cheerful..until I start thinking how FAR AWAY IT IS
  23. My mom would often prepare the "sunday midday roast" on Saturday night. She wouldn't cook it, just prep it and cover it with foil and stick it in the fridge. Her reasoning was that while we were in church the following morning, my dad who stayed home, could handle popping a roasting pan into the oven at a specified time. I remember being a little girl, and constantly opening the fridge door to "check" on the pork loin, beef, whatever....Up until bedtime, multiple times, I'd make sure it was still there. First thing in the morning, I'd make sure it was still there. I loved looking at it
  24. I think that describes their aesthetic precisely. In a way, J.Jill is a budget version of Eileen Fisher. Edit: Well, it used to be more that way - the stuff I just saw online is a bit more earthy. Eileen Fisher is for willowy middle-aged women with negligible breasts. It goes well with large pieces of jewelry from a museum shop. Where as Talbot's shopper's have real jewelery. Perhaps a few pieces of silver, for fun, but otherwise gold, platinum and pearls. J. Jill and Talbots have one thing in common: their clothing is easy to wear, coordinated, , sold as "ensembles" so it mi
  25. Kim

    Cheese dome

    You know when you are looking at an item in the housewares department, and you think " who would buy that?" Well, my friends and family would, and they give it to me. They know I entertain a lot, I have a lot of storage space, and I do, mostly, make an effort to us it when I can. Wine charms, cheese knives, cake dishes, table runners...yes sir, there they are, in my cupboards. Wine caddies, little vokda shooters, holiday themed shot glassess..yes sir, snuggled on the top shelfs of the cabinets. This years favorite: cookbook holders, sturdy enough to hold perhaps a newspaper clipping...Sho
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