things that are making you happy

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  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    ya... There are some quite attractive Mezzos out there, but i'd imagine they're difficult to book. When I saw carmen in Montreal they used a Carmen specialist for the role and she was not at all unattractive. i think that's the best way to go for a lot of the smaller opera companies that likely don't have the talent on-hand for a title role. it's probably tough with all their budget issues though... Most companies only cover something 50% of their costs through ticket sales and rely on donations for the rest.
     
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    . I just saw Carmen a week ago, and of course the character Carmen is supposed to be sultry. The woman who played Carmen is a very fine signer, but she's built sort of like a linebacker and doesn't inhabit her body especially well. The scenes where she had to look sultry, especially when she was dancing for Don Jose, just came off as awkward.[/quote]

    Neo and Eason might have enjoyed that..
     
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    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Given the financial difficulties that opera companies have to face, especially in smaller markets like STL, I'm happy that they put out good seasons every year with an interesting mix of operas. STL has a contemporary opera every season, which I love. If some of the singers are less than perfect in their roles, I can live with that.

    I'm going to see "Alice in Wonderland" for the third time in five days tonight. I have some small objections to certain elements of the production, but in general I'm over the moon that I get to see such a wonderful contemporary opera live. (I've seen it on DVD a million times.)
     
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    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    I saw this unbelievably shitty painting today that I can't stop laughing about.
     
  5. LawrenceMD

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    Jamaica bay is dirty... but they don't give a shit if your puppy's off leash:

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    he's getting really good at playing fetch with the rubber frisbee. it'll be 75 feet away and he'll get it.

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    the little fucker is fast now too... I was running back and forth for about 30min and he wouldn't let up.

    afterwards he found a cigarette and had a little smoke break:

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    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    ^ "Return of the Calves"
     
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    Nancy Pelosi about to get owned on 60 Minutes.
     
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    Finding the biggest damn flint tool I've ever seen. LOL! I'm not sure if it's an adz, hand axe or a hoe but it'll sure make for a nice center piece in my collection. The piece on the top far right is a nice flint hand axe. It's the first complete axe head I've ever found, icing on the cake.... [​IMG]
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    wow, that is cool stuff. do you dig randomly, or based off of historic information?
     
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    ^i always had a dream of finding a stone arrowhead. there was a lot to be found in the northeast (rhode island/mass) areas, but never did...
     
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    Mostly based on historic information though I will roam a good looking spot if I come across one. Typically that would be a high area near a stream creek or river. Basically prime hunting areas and waterways were used for navigation in those days. Missouri is one of the richest artifact spots in the US, I'm about 5 miles from Grahams Cave (the place where the first point of that type was found), 4 miles from the Loutre River, 12 miles from the Missouri River, the Cahokia Mounds are 80 or so miles East, Auxvasse and Whetstone Creeks are a stones throw away. Artifacts from every known time period in North America can be found in the immediate area rather easily. I have points and tools dating back to the Paleo period all the way up to the Mississipian period. About 13,000 years worth of continuous habitation. The following pic is from earlier this year while on one of my prime hunting areas right on the Missouri River. All of this was surface finds in about 2 hours of flippin rocks. [​IMG] Since then I've recovered literally a bushel basket from this site by digging and sifting. I found Daltons, big Etleys, a few more Graham Cave points and a really nice Holland point along with a bunch of scrapers preforms and pottery. More points recovered in a ravine in another hot spot a few counties away.... [​IMG] Now if I could only find a cache of Clovis points...
     
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    My trip to the auction went great. I saved my employer 4000USD. By which I mean he did not win the piece, and only had to pay me, which was fine me because I wasn't getting paid on commission.

    I did get food and booze as well :)
     
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    crane - that is fascinating. thanks for sharing.
     
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    my father and I never really got along.. had our share of ugly arguments and all. but I respect his I-don't-give-a-fuck-I-do-what-I-think-is-right attitude and coming in my middle age years I can understand where he's coming from sometimes. just sometimes. and I guess we're still lucky he's around... he got shot in the face 20+ years ago, and I can still remember very clearly coming to his office and see a pool of crimson on the floor.


    congratulations!

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    what made me happy over the weekend: watched this documentary "being elmo" about kevin clash, the guy who does elmo. talked about how he grew up poor in baltimore doing hand puppets and learning his craft from high school, getting on 'captain kangaroo', meeting jim henson... up till the present where he's training puppeteers and entertaining kids from make-a-wish. sounds corny and all, but always good to see a guy achieving his dreams of putting his hand up some puppet's ass.
     
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    sounds corny and all, but always good to see a guy achieving his dreams of putting his hand up some puppet's ass.[/quote]

    Elton John has done that all his life too.
     

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