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« Reply #120 on: Jul 16, 2017, 04:45PM »

The lead role in British sci-fi television series Doctor Who will be played by a woman?  :-0

The Time Lord can assume any form after a Reorganization, so why not a woman?
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« Reply #121 on: Jul 16, 2017, 05:20PM »

The Time Lord can assume any form after a Reorganization, so why not a woman?

Alien villain: "You're in such good shape."
(To alien crony):  "She's in such good physical shape. Beautiful."


Dr. Who: ...........................

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« Reply #122 on: Jul 18, 2017, 01:42AM »

Australia is sending 50 firefighters to Canada to help battle the rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia that have forced 39,000 people from their homes. Canada and Aussie firefighting techniques are very similar and this may enable some of the Canadians to take a bit of a break.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-18/australia-to-send-firefighters-to-battle-wild-fires-in-canada/8721024
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« Reply #123 on: Jul 18, 2017, 04:23AM »

That's excellent news. When we had our firestorms in Florida in 1998  I was able to volunteer here in the county where I live because Miami Beach, where I worked, was far from the affected area. I only worked with FF's from out of state who were sent to help out. No fire service can have the manpower and equipment to adequately fight massive wild land fires once they get going.
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« Reply #124 on: Aug 06, 2017, 04:57PM »

Hi Richard  Hi Good! Good! Good!

I am so pleased to see that RLB's health has stabilized and he is back looking at bringing aspects of the forum up-to-date. See the header "It's that time again..."
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« Reply #125 on: Sep 07, 2017, 01:40PM »

Well I have now been living in L.A. for several weeks now, and I am very much enjoying it! America is a lot of fun, just about everyone has been very friendly and the standard of playing at my school is very high across the board!
I have had several lessons and have taken a lot away from each one so far. I have also just had a successful audition for the American Youth Symphony which sounds like it will be a lot of fun to play in.

The main difference I notice in the states is the amount of food and drink you get in a single serving. The samllest size coffee at Starbucks is...... ridiculous. I cannot even imagine how I would feel drinking a LARGE size in one sitting. Same with soft drink actually  :D
Been to see the L.A. phil at the Hollywood bowl a couple of times which has been fantastic. I think I could get used to living in America!
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« Reply #126 on: Sep 07, 2017, 01:47PM »

If you think they sound great in the Hollywood Bowl, listen to them in the Disney Auditorium Good!

Glad you are making out here in "The Colonies".  Note that Los Angeles is in a desert, and droughts are common.  There was one for about 5 years that finally succumbed toa very wet winter.  Dry weather promotes wildfires and there is a big one near you.

I hope you find lots of playing opportunities.  There seems to be a big hub of music out there and no lack of great players.

Welcome to America! Good!
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« Reply #127 on: Sep 07, 2017, 03:03PM »

Anybody got a cocktail? You don't realize how much crap you accumulate in your yard until hurricane season makes you pick it up and get it organized so it doesn't destroy the neighborhood. This was a long day, and tomorrow doesn't look to be any better. Did I mention the heat index is 105 degrees?
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« Reply #128 on: Sep 07, 2017, 06:59PM »

We are enjoying beautiful weather in Queensland at present and the arrival of Spring also heralds what used to be called the Strawberry Festival - our local agricultural show, when the Redlands was the Brisbane Salad bowl. Unfortunately they have turned it into a suburb of housing estates, mainly for people who work in Brisbane.

However, the event goes on and it is now called RedFest and is Redland City's premier music and cultural festival. It is a celebration of music, art, food and community on beautiful Moreton Bay. It features a lot of entertainment venues which allow the local bands to show off their stuff. Country music is really strong.:

https://redfest.com.au/

https://redlandcitybands.org.au/events/60/redfest/

They even continue to feature a strawberry eating contest, which is really fun for the kids. Not to mention a few gourmet(?) adults.

They do indeed still grow strawberries in the market garden farms that remain and you can get three large punnets for $5 in the local shops at present. Yum!!! Good!
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« Reply #129 on: Sep 07, 2017, 07:04PM »

Did you mean gourmet or gourmand? :-P
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« Reply #130 on: Sep 07, 2017, 07:08PM »

A connoisseur of good food; a gourmet. I was merely querying the fact that eating a lot of strawberries would make you one. They look more like pigs at a trough when competing.

or 'gourmand', if you want to ignore common usage but, yes, probably a better description according to Wikipedia.

"The term gourmet can refer to a person with refined or discriminating taste who is knowledgeable in the craft and art of food and food preparation.

Gourmand carries additional connotations of one who simply enjoys food in great quantities. An epicure is similar to a gourmet, but the word may sometimes carry overtones of excessive refinement. A gourmet chef is a chef of particularly high calibre of cooking talent and skill."

Certainly not an 'epicure' anyway. :D
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« Reply #131 on: Sep 13, 2017, 08:02AM »

Last spring, I thought for sure I'd be finding a different orchestra to play in this fall.  It would mean more driving, but musical satisfaction is important.  Then during the summer I got a message about the current orchestra's new director.  This was pretty exciting news.  I'd worked with this director before, and enjoy working with him.  This doesn't immediately fix all of my dissatisfaction, but I do look forward to a good semester of making music.  Hey I even had a full trombone section at our first rehearsal.
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« Reply #132 on: Sep 17, 2017, 05:16PM »

Humor Break:

http://alwaysnews.us/30-best-far-side-cartoons-time/

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« Reply #133 on: Sep 21, 2017, 01:39AM »

Members list musings.

A grand total(at the time of this comment) of 19,047 members.
10,070 of which have not made a single contribution to a conversation - Zero posts.
In addition to this number, 5,556 members have made less than 10 comments.

Not really a point to this comment, just a curious thing I have found when on large forums like this!
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« Reply #134 on: Sep 21, 2017, 06:51AM »

Sometimes I get a new application and it turns out the person already had an account approved and never logged in.

Sometimes it seems the Forum sends a welcome message to the new used and it goes into a spam folder and is never read or found.
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« Reply #135 on: Sep 22, 2017, 01:23AM »

Just back online after nearly a week without a computer. A Windows 10 update screwed it up once more. I think I will have to get more involved with tablets so that I have something to switch to when this computer goes down next time, as it surely will with the awful software available from Microsoft these days.

Luckily this fix did not cost me anything because it was still under warranty for the new hard drive I had to put in a couple of months ago.

Perhaps it is me that needs an update because I am too set in my old Microsoft desktop/laptop ways. Yeah, RIGHT.
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« Reply #136 on: Sep 22, 2017, 04:22AM »

Sorry about your computer woes, Grah.  I usually have several systems (all laptops) that I can just shuffle through.  Big problem is making sure to back up my personal files.  I try to keep them on one spare hard drive that I connect with a USB adapter.  Lately I've been playing with a tablet system for music.  I can't afford an I-Pad Pro, so I'm working with Lenovos.  I have an X220 that seems to be working although the wider format makes the pages just a little smaller.  Was worse on my 11 incher (I'm using it in Portrait mode).
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« Reply #137 on: Sep 22, 2017, 04:52AM »

Windows 10 is going to solve everything, guys.
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« Reply #138 on: Sep 22, 2017, 08:11AM »

Windows 10 is going to solve everything, guys.

I hope that was sarcasm at work. ;-)

I keep hoping that the Linux flavors improve to the point that they can do Windows apps as well as Windows or better.  I miss OS/2, IBM's much improved version of Windows 3.1.  Wish we had an OS/x that works on Windows 10.
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« Reply #139 on: Sep 22, 2017, 09:30AM »

I hope that was sarcasm at work. ;-)

I keep hoping that the Linux flavors improve to the point that they can do Windows apps as well as Windows or better.  I miss OS/2, IBM's much improved version of Windows 3.1.  Wish we had an OS/x that works on Windows 10.

Why does the word "Vista" pop up into my brain.
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