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The Guild 10-31-2003 Happy Halloween!

Posted on 10/31/2003 4:31:35 AM PST by BigWaveBetty

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The food on Cher's final tour must be really, really good...

U.S. singer Cher performs in her 200th tour date with a show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, October 31, 2003. Cher chose Toronto to start and end her 'Living Proof Farewell Tour.' (Mike Cassese/Reuters)

Here's an August 9, 2002 pic...

The 200 concerts in Cher's Farewell tour -- which started last year and is set to wrap October 31, 2003 at the Sky Tent in Toronto -- grossed $145 million and drew 2.2 million fans. Cher's earnings of $70 million for her 2003 dates will again rank her among the elite artists of the year. Cher looks out into the audience during the first of two sold-out concerts at the 'Farewell Tour' August 9, 2002. (Ethan Miller/Reuters)

101 posted on 11/02/2003 8:38:02 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: mountaineer
In her genre, Rule rules.

No one can creep-out the reader as she can. The evil is palpable on the pages.

Thanks for the good information and the linkage.
102 posted on 11/02/2003 8:40:05 AM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: BigWaveBetty
70 MILLION!

Whatever we may think of some entertainers, they surely have figgered out the way to the bank. Big Time.
103 posted on 11/02/2003 8:44:11 AM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: mountaineer
The sausages were about 4 or 5 inches long, fat, and had an unusual flavor

Bangers. Icky Bangers is what we called them.

104 posted on 11/02/2003 9:05:16 AM PST by MaeWest (Arnold asked W for help and it rained the next day. Coincidence? I think not.)
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To: lodwick
Too true. And I'm proud that I have never contributed to the majority of them.
105 posted on 11/02/2003 9:07:07 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I'm thinking eeeyuuuuuuck!

And the rear view...

Scarlett Johansson at the 2003 Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony. 10/20/2003. Beverly Hills CA. (Mark Sullivan-FWD

106 posted on 11/02/2003 9:20:26 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
It's amazing that people pay money for those "dresses."

Goodness.
107 posted on 11/02/2003 9:25:10 AM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: daisyscarlett
That should fuel you up with enough gas to enjoy yourself throughout the day.
108 posted on 11/02/2003 9:31:51 AM PST by Texaggie79 (Did I just say that?)
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To: Iowa Granny
Why was he unable to reach inside and unlock his own door?

It wasn't open enough for his arm. A trap for a smaller woman, in other words. Dimwittedly, I didn't see it that way at the time. My refusal to assist was an automatic reflex from childhood training that it is inappropriate for someone to even ask an unaccompanied woman for help, regardless of how reasonable the request, how nicely they they asked, or how much you felt sorry for them. At the time I actually felt bad about not helping. If my brain had been even halfway working I would have reported him to security.

109 posted on 11/02/2003 10:14:26 AM PST by MaeWest (Arnold asked W for help and it rained the next day. Coincidence? I think not.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Perhaps Cher figures if she becoms too "zaftig," she'll just have another liposuction job.
110 posted on 11/02/2003 10:24:19 AM PST by mountaineer
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She who would be First Lady (but wouldn't spend any time on those silly First Lady duties, as her medical practice occupies her time and attention):

thread.

111 posted on 11/02/2003 10:28:00 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer; *The GUILD

112 posted on 11/02/2003 1:05:46 PM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: mountaineer; lodwick; MaeWest
Well British cooking isn't all that bad...they have given us some good things...We used to pal around with a couple from England and the wife was an excellent cook of both American dishes and English dishes. She made a Cornwall pasty that you would die for...pastry filled with veggies and meat and cheese or whatever....And at Christmas time she made two Marzipan cakes that took her days to make...they were absolutely beautiful but I was never fortunate to be at her home when she actually cut and ate the cakes..

And don't forget the English trifle and of course, beef and yorkshire pudding (which is really just a popover that falls when cooking so it looks squashed down, lol.

Re: Bangers...one of our friends remarked that she was anxious to visit England and try some bangers and our English friend remarked, in her very British accent: "Whatever for, they don't taste at all good".


113 posted on 11/02/2003 1:15:08 PM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
Thanks for the upside to Brit cooking - nice looking prime rib there.
114 posted on 11/02/2003 2:10:52 PM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: lodwick
Raining cats and dogs here.

Spent the afternoon doing painting preps for the painters who arrive on Tuesday.

I'm off to Jenah Lynn's birthday party.
115 posted on 11/02/2003 3:15:38 PM PST by Iowa Granny (My wild oats have turned to Shredded Wheat)
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To: Iowa Granny
Spent the afternoon doing painting preps for the painters who arrive on Tuesday.

I will burn candles for you.

Have fun at the party.
116 posted on 11/02/2003 3:19:42 PM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: lodwick
Howdy ya'll. I just got back from a week in Dallas. Good trip.
117 posted on 11/02/2003 5:19:55 PM PST by Endeavor
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To: Endeavor
Welcome back, E. Any restaurant, hotel, etc. recommendations for others visiting that fair city?
118 posted on 11/02/2003 5:41:34 PM PST by MaeWest (Arnold asked W for help and it rained the next day. Coincidence? I think not.)
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To: Endeavor
Hi! E.

Great that you made it safely home.

Cheers up there.
119 posted on 11/02/2003 5:57:56 PM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: MaeWest
Well Mae, I always stay at the DFW Hilton - it's actually off airport territory and there's easy access to everything. It's a very nice hotel and they've had the same doorman forever. He always remembers my name, for which he is well tipped.

Fri and Sat I stayed at the family "hotel" - my brother's house. Went to a high school football game Fri nite - Texas high school football is as strong as ever. I always enjoy going home to Dallas but am always glad to get back to the midwest. I love having doors opened for me and having complete strangers say "hello" spontaineously in grocery store parking lots and elevators, etc. But the "old boy network" is a bit difficult to take after a few days.

I love Texas and wouldn't mind having a ranch in Boerne, but that assumes I'd have more money than God, because the ranch would be second to the Martha's Vineyard estate. Hah! In my dreams.
120 posted on 11/02/2003 5:59:16 PM PST by Endeavor
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To: lodwick
Hi loddy - thank you for the WoodenBoat pic.
121 posted on 11/02/2003 6:07:40 PM PST by Endeavor
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To: Endeavor
~~Wavin'~~ to E.

122 posted on 11/02/2003 6:36:55 PM PST by Iowa Granny (My wild oats have turned to Shredded Wheat)
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To: Iowa Granny; Endeavor
Good morning, friends.

A wonderful week to one and all visiting here.
123 posted on 11/03/2003 5:20:49 AM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: lodwick; Iowa Granny; Endeavor; All
Good morning, herren und damen. Welcome back, E - I wondered where you'd been. Great weather here. This afternoon I plan to don shorts and hit the golf course.

Well, Bill Clinton continues to hobnob with the Eurotrash leaders who think he's so wonderful, probably interfering with Bush Admin. policy at every turn:

Former US President Bill Clinton was due to arrive in Oslo Monday night, on a new mission to raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS. He'll meet Norway's top politicians, give a lecture at the university and eat lunch with the royal family.

Clinton has a full agenda during his two-day visit that will officially start Tuesday morning at the prime minister's office. After a meeting with Kjell Magne Bondevik, the two will hold a press conference and then take off for lunch at Bjoernsgaard, a collection of old timber houses on the outskirts of town. Clinton also will meet with the Norwegian cabinet minister in charge of foreign aid, Hilde Frafjord Johnson, and is scheduled Wednesday to deliver a lecture at the University of Oslo on how the world should meet the challenge of HIV/AIDS. It's a subject that Clinton has been especially concerned with since he left the White House in 2000. The Clinton Foundation has taken its own initiative to battle the disease in underdeveloped countries.

Clinton hopes to win financial contributions from Norway's government for the HIV/AIDS fight, even though local politicians have put forward tight budgets and constantly complain they are short of funds. Clinton will wrap up his visit Wednesday with a meeting at Oslo's Royal Palace with King Harald. He's then been invited to lunch with the royal family.

This will be Clinton's third visit to Norway in recent years. He was the first US president to visit Norway while still in office, when he came to Oslo to attend a memorial for slain Israeli leader Yitzhak Rabin in 1999 and turned it into a state visit. He later returned to deliver a paid lecture after he left office. Aftenposten

124 posted on 11/03/2003 5:40:48 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: lodwick; Iowa Granny; mountaineer; ladyinred; daisyscarlett; BigWaveBetty; MaeWest
Hey, y'all. Sorry for posting and running. Halloween's a big event in our neighborhood where kids are literally bused in from the inner city. So we try to make it fun and festive for them including our own kids. Lots of work, though.

Speaking of unusual Scottish food, the piece de resistance was haggis served with mashed neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes):


I fail to see why it isn't more of an international hit. NOT!!!!

But who can resist shortbread?

and scones

I think I'll go and have a cuppa.

125 posted on 11/03/2003 5:50:50 AM PST by Carolina
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To: Carolina
Shortbread and scones are among the things I absolutely can't resist (thus, my thighs). I may have to whip up a batch of cranberry nut scones today - thanks for putting the thought in my head!
126 posted on 11/03/2003 5:55:14 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: Carolina
Just do the haggis & turnips - that will stop the busing dead.

Cheers.
127 posted on 11/03/2003 6:05:26 AM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: lodwick
LOLOLOL! I'll remember that for next time.
128 posted on 11/03/2003 6:09:13 AM PST by Carolina
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To: mountaineer
I may have to whip up a batch of cranberry nut scones today - thanks for putting the thought in my head!

Send some our way!

129 posted on 11/03/2003 6:09:57 AM PST by Carolina
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To: All
Stopit with this talk of good food. Drives me nutz.

How long can I be happy with celery and ranch dressing when you're talking like this?

I'm off to do my thing.
130 posted on 11/03/2003 6:43:41 AM PST by Iowa Granny (My wild oats have turned to Shredded Wheat)
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To: Iowa Granny
As much as I despise Clinton, you'd think I would've remembered this lovely quote, about Iran, April, 1999:
"It may be that the Iranian people have been taught to hate or distrust the United States or the West on the grounds that we are infidels and outside the faith, and, therefore, it is easy for us to be angry and respond in kind.

I think it is important to recognize, however, that Iran, because of its enormous geopolitical importance over time, has been the subject of quite a lot of abuse from various Western nations. And I think sometimes it's quite important to tell people, look, you have a right to be angry at something my country or my culture or others that are generally allied with us today did to you 50 or 60 or 100 or 150 years ago. But that is different from saying I am outside the faith and you are God's chosen."

What a perfect quote to sum up the fecklessness of the Clintoons in the face of a growing terrorist threat. This came to my attention in Rich Lowry's article at NRO. It's a wonder we even survived 8 years of those fools.
131 posted on 11/03/2003 7:52:37 AM PST by Timeout
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To: mountaineer; Carolina
My mouth was watering for some shortbread...then I saw this photo and it made me want to throw up....

Newly consecrated Bishop Gene Robinson (R) gets a congratulatory hug from his partner Mark Andrew (L), immediately after Robinson was consecrated as the first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church during ceremonies in Durham, New Hampshir, November 2, 2003. Some fear that Robinson's consecration will cause a split in the worldwide Anglican Church. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

132 posted on 11/03/2003 8:37:37 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
Some fear that Robinson's consecration will cause a split in the worldwide Anglican Church.

"Some fear"?? It already has caused a split, and Bible-believing members and clergy of the Anglican Church will have to decide whether they're going to stand firm against such heresy, or just go with the flow. Many of us in other "mainline" denominations already have gone through this!

133 posted on 11/03/2003 8:44:27 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: Timeout
Can't wait for an update on the Rolex watch story...

Finally, a study that says coffee MAY be good for us...Yahoo, have another cuppa...

Jessica Rich drinks a cup of coffee at Cafe Strada in Berkeley, Calif. German researchers say they've found a highly active compound, called methylpyridinium, in coffee that may prevent colon cancer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

134 posted on 11/03/2003 8:49:23 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
NEW THREAD
135 posted on 11/03/2003 8:58:27 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I have a plan. I need a dead monkey, empty liquor bottles and a vacuum cleaner.)
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To: daisyscarlett
Oh gosh, has that man have no respect for the church. I am so saddened by all of this.
136 posted on 11/03/2003 8:59:23 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I have a plan. I need a dead monkey, empty liquor bottles and a vacuum cleaner.)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs; BigWaveBetty; All
For the 2400 residents of SD County who did not lose their homes (52 in my community), today is back to normal. The skies are clear, the freeways are open, the kidlets are back in school and mail delivery will be normal. Firefighters continue to work hard but there are no structures in danger at this time.

Here is a link to a heartbreaking story...

Despite her own grief, Lori Roach comforts Ryan Ramirez, a friend and classmate of her daughter Ashleigh, who came Friday to the site of the Roaches' home in Valley Center bearing a rose. Ashleigh died in the fire. Her sister Allyson is in critical condition and brother, Jason, suffered second degree burns.

137 posted on 11/03/2003 9:00:34 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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