Scarlett

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  1. Argh, well at least it's over. Not sure that anyone else will do worse than I just did, but I guess we will wait and see.

    I know that feeling!! Good luck!

    Eighty percent of success is showing up - Woody Allen

    It depends. I think showing up 3 hours late (for the umpteenth time) with a roomful of people waiting to hear you speak probably leads to something else...

    He's about 17 months and is going through a stage now where he's not sleeping all through the night. She told me that she started playing Clay's Christmas cd to see if it would help him sleep, and loves it. He'll point to the cd player for her to turn it on. Kid's got great taste.
    That's so sweet...thinking... since my problem is with waking up in the morning, does that mean I should stop playing songs all night? *that'd be so miserable*

    So nice to hear your story liney! I'm sure they'll enjoy it so!

    Crossing fingers and toes for you, luckiest!

    You're very welcome, preden!


  2. {{{preden, hugs to you, your MIL and MIL's sister}}} :thbighug-1:

    Whoever they were, i wish them the very best always!

    luckiest, will be thinking of you at 1pm today (well at over noon here) Good <you>, you!!!

    Caro, hope you have a fun day with your students! a living room with a grand piano, a sofa and lots of eager minds sounds perfect for t his time of year...


  3. Thank you so much for all the good wishes! :thankyou:Luckiest, I hope it went v. well for you!!!

    Well, I did have a malfunction. And it was a big one. But it didn't last very long. And it wasn't my fault. Honest! It turned out that the mic they gave me had a frequency that was being carried by every single room in the entire training complex! So... just about everyone heard my welcome pep talk, housekeeping rules, emergency evacuation route & safety tips! :) I'd like to think that I started off everyone's day with a smile -- in a big way! Hee!!! :claykiss:

    *after about 10 minutes, people figured out who was talking and tried to talk me into turning in my lavalier in exchange for a handheld the rest of the morning -- horrors! never could do that! -- so i gave everyone a break, and proceeded to the ladies room myself -- BUT only after turning in the offending device. ;)

    the rest of the day went well, thanks in no small part to all the good thoughts and wishes everyone sent here. Thank you!!! :BlowKiss:

    :GE_FCA:

    On topic: :loveclaysbutt::Iluvclaysbutt:


  4. Still at work and extremely nervous about that training I'm going to give the next 3 days -- first time in a huge training center, wearing a pack, etc. I'm sure I'm going to do something crazy like forget to switch it off and then head to the ladies room...

    Good luck! I think it sounds like fun. And if you forget to turn it off, you won't be the first one (*remembers reporter at CNN*)

    Well if only I can get home soon and wake up in time to do it!

    *I hate how I can't view photobucket here at the office*


  5. Still at work and extremely nervous about that training I'm going to give the next 3 days -- first time in a huge training center, wearing a pack, etc. I'm sure I'm going to do something crazy like forget to switch it off and then head to the ladies room...

    On topic: Clay helped me win a "Best Tabletopics Speaker" ribbon at my last Toastmaster's meeting. It's an impromptu speech situation where you're given a question or topic and there and then you should start talking about the subject for up to 3 minutes. My question was: Have you accomplished your New Year's Resolution for 2009? That was so easy to answer after listening to the DSIAFCD banter every year... :) *I so miss the JNT*


  6. So, it may be a big deal elsewhere, but here in Houston we've known Annise Parker for years, and her sexual orientation was not an issue in any of the previous 6 city elections she won; and it wasn't an issue in the mayoral general election this year, and only became talked about in the waning days of the run-off. But then, Houston has never been a hotbed of anything except maybe frying eggs on the sidewalks. It's just too diverse and friendly a place for all that controversy crap.

    (FYI, just because Old Man Bush and Bar live in Houston shouldn't cast aspersions on the city. Houston voted for Al Gore in 2000, and John Kerry in 2004, voting against Junior both times -- and Obama carried the city lst year.)

    And on a personal note, I'm extremely excited that my daughter is coming home for Christmas this year -- it's been since 2005 since she was here. My sweet Noelle.

    ITA with just about everything you and K have said except for the bolded part -- because there were 3 separate occasions, the last one on July 6, 2007 when Houston seemed extra, super, fiery hot to me. Don't you agree?

    And yay for your DD coming home for Christmas!!!


  7. :GM_FCA:

    Scarlett, Houston's new mayor made "Morning Joe" today. WOOHOO!!! :04:

    I'm glad it's making some news because this is part of the process by which it'll become "not news" someday. People who do not experience this in their daily lifes (including people living in "progressive" cities) need to hear about it so that when the time comes for their own cities to have a similar vote, it won't be such a big step.

    I attended a "virtual" Joyful Noise Tour last night. It was great watching videos of Clay performing holiday songs from throughout four seasons. Next may be a "virtual" graphic party. With all I have saved and posted in blogs, my P/B is more than prepared for that shindig. :whistling-1:

    Can we have a "virtual" JNT too?!!! Admins?

    I didn't realize that the combined DSIAFCD was already available -- looking forward to viewing it when I get home tonight!!! Thanks for the link! :thankyou:


  8. Has anyone else ever heard their alarm(s), gotten up, switched them all off, <hit F5 on FCA once or twice> and then went back to bed and slept for 2 more hours?!!!! Aaaaagh!!! I'm in going to be in such trouble at work - and I've run out of excuses....

    ETA: Well, at least I'm dressed and ready to go in record time!!! (I bet any eHP who sees this'll be shocked -- it was easy, I just pretended I was late for a concert to which we had front row seats) ... runs!!!

    ETAA: And I could head straight to our training center @ West Alabama (since I'm supposed to be giving training starting tomorrow) to "check on things", and avoid the "rushing-into-the-office-after-9-without-a-computer" scenario I did last week...


  9. Finally dragged myself away from the banner just enough to say, "Great Banner"!!! Thanks so much, cindilu!!! :clap::clap::clap:

    And thanks to bottle too, for the pictures.

    I think I've uploaded all our clips from those 2 shows. Particularly liked how Parker must have heard WTOW the second night (as well as the rest of of his Christmas repertoire, songs made beautiful as only he can do)


  10. Maybe just maybe when a person who is gay wins an election it won't be big news. On the other hand it does bring awareness. She seems like a low key, intelligent person from the few news snippets I saw on CNN. Here's hoping she can do her job without every move she makes getting judged by the media and/or those who may be haters.

    Congratulations to the residents of Houston. :clap:

    It wasn't a big issue for most of the campaign. It was only toward the end when some groups started getting into it in a rather nasty way.

    And it is newsworthy/historical because it's this first time with one of the largest cities (houston is 4th in the country). nyc, sfo, la haven't accomplished this yet.


  11. Annise Parker becomes mayor of Houston!

    Parker's win makes Houston the largest U.S. city ever to have an openly gay mayor.

    [/tiny voice] Can we say.... NY/ME, see how it's done? [/tv]

    *i know, i know, should just be thankful and shouldn't be smug... but living in texas how often can we say this?...will.stop.now*


  12. ETA: I have a question/favor to ask. Some time ago, I posted some screencaps from my wonderful summer with Tasapio (JBT 2005). It was great to sit next to her at many shows because her view was mine and vice versa so it was so nice to see her stills and my clips together. Sometimes, though, I needed some shots that she didn't get and so I made screencaps from the vids. The link below is from a post where I'd put a bunch of 50's screen caps from the Elvis medley. Did anyone save the pictures and if you did, would you please re-send/post them? Thanks!!!

    My post w/ "broken" image links

    I checked, but unfortunately I didn't save those. (I usually don't save screen caps.) That's a great post after the caps, BTW.

    Thanks and that's ok, I'll just have to 'force' myself to re-watch the clips (horrors! such torture!) and make the screencaps all over again! :)

    :helloFCA:

    ETA: ... I REALLY should run out to vote now *fingers crossed*


  13. Tree, thanks for the link! It's always nice to join a service early & have your choice of id. :BlowKiss:

    Caro, I love it! Suerue makes wonderful montages... Can't wait for her next ones!!! :bloomingflowers:

    About that site, though, they probably should've named it soslo instead... :soon:

    ETA: I have a question/favor to ask. Some time ago, I posted some screencaps from my wonderful summer with Tasapio (JBT 2005). It was great to sit next to her at many shows because her view was mine and vice versa so it was so nice to see her stills and my clips together. Sometimes, though, I needed some shots that she didn't get and so I made screencaps from the vids. The link below is from a post where I'd put a bunch of 50's screen caps from the Elvis medley. Did anyone save the pictures and if you did, would you please re-send/post them? Thanks!!!

    My post w/ "broken" image links


  14. :GM_FCA:

    The "virtual" holiday tour bus rolls on at the Carolina On My Mind with SueReu’s beautiful new "O Holy Night-Emmanuel” montage that blends seven concerts from four Joyful Noise tours. Videographers include Scarlett, Spotlightlover, and Secretly Loves Clay.

    The blog entry also includes montages of grandchildren Kai and Lia created by two Internet "aunties," Ashes and Aspiegirl.

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    Clickable screen cap - SueReu

    Thank you for your visits and comments in the Internet Clay blogs, a tremendous aid with Google placement. :snoopy:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the travel logs by FCA members. Keep sharing! :yahoo:

    So glad the drama of votergate is almost over, and I hope Clay always uses his voice!

    Have an awesome weekend, all! :BlowKiss:

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    Thank you so much for giving me something to look forward to when I get home. I've been in Joyful Noise withdrawal and this is just perfect!!! :thankyou::BlowKiss:

    :GE_FCA:

    :Iluvclaysbutt:

    Also glad votergate is almost over -- I'm taking Clay's lead and not voting in Houston even though I'm still registered there. I love all the things I learn from this fandom!!!

    EATA: Still miss the real Joyful Noise though... *sniff*