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Update: They are closing the island to the public tonight, so young people will have to try to find somewhere else to have their gatherings.  
I spoke to some of the neighbors. They say the stay socially distanced, bring their own glasses and booze, and see no harm in being in a small group. They don’t make noise. All I can do is avoid them and pray they don’t get sick or bring illness to our street. 
https://www.wect.com/2020/04/02/masonboro-island-shut-down-public-friday 

I’m praying for everyone to come out on the other side of this. 

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The Brown Palace (Denver's legendary historic hotel) has furloughed the band since they aren't doing afternoon tea. Here for your listening pleasure, the furloughed band performs the theme song for my month of April 2020:

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ETA: Sorry, the first link I posted was to a YT video that wasn't just them playing the song, dangit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO7FFpWjLeQ&t=4s

 

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Tomorrow I have an appointment to give blood. They are in need as all the drives have been cancelled. I’m O+ so although not as valuable as O- I can still help a lot of people. 
 

My appointment time is at 1:30pm, thats the only time I am planning to leave the house for the next two weeks. 

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18 minutes ago, Scarlett45 said:

Tomorrow I have an appointment to give blood. They are in need as all the drives have been cancelled. I’m O+ so although not as valuable as O- I can still help a lot of people. 
 

My appointment time is at 1:30pm, thats the only time I am planning to leave the house for the next two weeks. 

I would give blood, but the Red Cross doesn't like me.  I know the supplies are low, but they exclude so many possible donors.  I got a false positive test back in 1997 for either hepatitis A or B, and was told to never give blood again.  

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47 minutes ago, Jeeves said:

The Brown Palace (Denver's legendary historic hotel) has furloughed the band since they aren't doing afternoon tea. Here for your listening pleasure, the furloughed band performs the theme song for my month of April 2020:

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ETA: Sorry, the first link I posted was to a YT video that wasn't just them playing the song, dangit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO7FFpWjLeQ&t=4s

Thank you so much for sharing.  This was sad but awesome.  The musicians are great.  I hope that a proper vaccine is found sooner than later.  Or a successful treatment.   And that at least we can feel safe around each other again without the fear of giving this awful virus to someone we love.

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"Yay" &  "I am happy" (ala Jill Duggar Dillard)  because I got my month's supply of pain med filled yesterday.  That means I'm good to go for a month and is one stressor off my list for now. Like I've posted before, it is a crapshoot each month in getting it filled because it's a narcotic & I  have to go thru all the  hoops. Luckily I have two great pharmacists that  look out for me and realize I'm a person in pain and not a drug dealer.

Mr. Barb is our designated errand runner & he got most of everything we needed. He just went to one grocery store & the pharmacy drive-thru.  He's retired & is used to jumping in his truck at a moment's notice but he's adapted well to staying put. 

One of my two home nurses is coming later for her usual visit. It seems each time they come they are wearing more protective gear, which is great.  At the beginning they were just wearing their usual gloves but would wear a paper mask if asked. The next time they were wearing mandatory masks.  I'm not downplaying things but I'm expecting her to show up in goggles today and full military isolation gear next week. They are getting fitted for whatever the good masks are in case they have a Covid patient.  I'll repeat again I'm not downplaying things or making fun of them in their protective wear but it has been interesting to see the progression of their protective gear & am glad they care & are following guidelines. If someone would have told me three months ago they would be showing up dressed like they are now& the reason why I would have told them they were nuts.

I'm off to work on my jigsaw puzzles & am looking forward to my home manicure tomorrow. Trying to decide what color to choose.

BTW, I'm also praying & thinking about our front line workers incl my niece. She is a pediatric intensive care nurse at a large major hospital.  Thank you all!!!

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Have any of the rest of you watched Tiger King? I'm about halfway through and not even spending part of my childhood in a trailer park surrounded by meth addicts has adequately prepared me for how fucked up it is. 

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24 minutes ago, Zella said:

Have any of the rest of you watched Tiger King? I'm about halfway through and not even spending part of my childhood in a trailer park surrounded by meth addicts has adequately prepared me for how fucked up it is. 

Yes we have a good discussion going in the Non Fiction Show forum. I am rewatching. 

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Just now, Scarlett45 said:

Yes we have a good discussion going in the Non Fiction Show forum. I am rewatching. 

Oh cool--thank you! I'll have to move over there once I finish. I was going to watch one episode a day, but I watched 4 last night and will probably watch the rest tonight. 

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2 hours ago, Zella said:

Have any of the rest of you watched Tiger King? I'm about halfway through and not even spending part of my childhood in a trailer park surrounded by meth addicts has adequately prepared me for how fucked up it is. 

Are Siegfried and Roy or Tippi Hedren involved? 

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2 hours ago, Zella said:

Have any of the rest of you watched Tiger King? I'm about halfway through and not even spending part of my childhood in a trailer park surrounded by meth addicts has adequately prepared me for how fucked up it is. 

Oh yes.  I've posted over on the Tiger King thread.  It's WILD...pardon the pun.  lol 

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14 minutes ago, kokapetl said:

Are Siegfried and Roy or Tippi Hedren involved? 

Not yet. 

5 minutes ago, SunnyBeBe said:

Oh yes.  I've posted over on the Tiger King thread.  It's WILD...pardon the pun.  lol 

I'm looking forward to wrapping up so I can. I keep pausing every few minutes to study the screen and verify what I think i see is what i am seeing. 

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16 minutes ago, kokapetl said:

Are Siegfried and Roy or Tippi Hedren involved? 

Nope, with the Tiger King crowd, mullets are mandatory and teeth are optional.  It almost seems like a parody, like people that messed up couldn't possibly exist; but it is all true.

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Yeah, I really wondered if it was a film like Best In Show...remember that one?  It's set up that way.  But, the basics are true, as I found actual news stories about the main characters. 

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1 hour ago, SunnyBeBe said:

Yeah, I really wondered if it was a film like Best In Show...remember that one?  It's set up that way.  But, the basics are true, as I found actual news stories about the main characters. 

I adore Best In Show. Tiger King is like the delusional meth addict version. 

 

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1 hour ago, doodlebug said:

Nope, with the Tiger King crowd, mullets are mandatory and teeth are optional.  It almost seems like a parody, like people that messed up couldn't possibly exist; but it is all true.

To be honest, I'm pretty immune to noticing missing teeth, mullets, and shitty tattoos. LOL But the sheer cumulative effect is unsettling. 

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1 hour ago, doodlebug said:

Nope, with the Tiger King crowd, mullets are mandatory and teeth are optional.  It almost seems like a parody, like people that messed up couldn't possibly exist; but it is all true.

I was born in Oklahoma. I can tell you, they do.

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On 4/2/2020 at 2:43 AM, GeeGolly said:

And while I get why the dad wouldn't let his kid come home, he sent a possible contagious child into multiple communities.

He refused to allow his irresponsible adult son to endanger his vulnerable family members. I'm sure there are motels in the father's town or he could have stayed in his car for 14 days. Everything that happened before and after his father refused to allow him in his home is on the Covidiot who ignored all the warnings for a fun time at the beach. 

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14 minutes ago, Jeeves said:

I was born in Oklahoma. I can tell you, they do.

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To be fair, an Arkansas version would be no better. 

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1 hour ago, Zella said:

Not yet. 

I'm looking forward to wrapping up so I can. I keep pausing every few minutes to study the screen and verify what I think i see is what i am seeing. 

I also had to pause in order to process all the crazy.  Every time I though I had heard it all, the show dropped another bomb.  

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6 minutes ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

I also had to pause in order to process all the crazy.  Every time I though I had heard it all, the show dropped another bomb.  

Even with spoilers, I'm still routinely shouting, "WTF" at my laptop because of stuff I hadn't heard and can't believe. 

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1 hour ago, Zella said:

Even with spoilers, I'm still routinely shouting, "WTF" at my laptop because of stuff I hadn't heard and can't believe. 

The moment when you find out that Joe found his campaign manager at the ammo counterbroke me too far GIF

Oh, I wanted to add. Carole Baskins definitely killed Don.

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12 minutes ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

The moment when you find out that Joe found his campaign manager at the ammo counterbroke me too far GIF

Oh, I wanted to add. Carole Baskins definitely killed Don.

Bahahaha I'm riveted by the employee who looks like Kurt Cobain. Like, did Kurt Cobain fake his death Elvis style and flee to Oklahoma?!

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I think I may need to explore this Tiger show tomorrow. Y’all have my imagination running wild. 

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I've seen lots of people mentioning the Tiger King...Even my son sent me a Facebook message yesterday asking if I'd seen it, and how crazy it was. I have not had the ambition to check it out yet....it sounds rather emotionally exhausting. ho be honest. I can't do a lot of crazy in one fell swoop.

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14 minutes ago, Jynnan tonnix said:

I've seen lots of people mentioning the Tiger King...Even my son sent me a Facebook message yesterday asking if I'd seen it, and how crazy it was. I have not had the ambition to check it out yet....it sounds rather emotionally exhausting. ho be honest. I can't do a lot of crazy in one fell swoop.

I watched all 7 episodes in one week. Lol

 

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17 minutes ago, Jynnan tonnix said:

I've seen lots of people mentioning the Tiger King...Even my son sent me a Facebook message yesterday asking if I'd seen it, and how crazy it was. I have not had the ambition to check it out yet....it sounds rather emotionally exhausting. ho be honest. I can't do a lot of crazy in one fell swoop.

It's close to 7 hours, so not easy to do in one fell swoop.  I was riveted in the first 10 minutes,  but I am one step away from white trash.   The third episode is where it swerves into a true crime documentary.   I will say it goes to some very dark places, but I couldn't look away.  It made me glad I made the life choices I did.

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Ok..I don't think I can watch animals being mistreated (I cried my heart out over a stingray my brother caught until he put it back in the ocean)..but I just saw this..maybe someone else would be interested?

https://www.upworthy.com/free-broadway-shows-andrew-lloyd-webber--youtube

If you're a fan of the stage and lamenting the lack of theater performances for the foreseeable future, here's some good news.

Famed Broadway musical writer Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a video announcing that Universal is launching a new YouTube channel dedicated to stage-to-screen musicals. The channel is called "The Shows Must Go On," and it will air a different show every Friday—but just for 48 hours.

This one is playing right now:

Next week, for Good Friday April 10, the channel will air Jesus Christ Superstar. The rest of the schedule will be announced at a later time

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I'm watching "Cheer" on Netflix. I tried to watch "Tiger King" but the air of animal abuse made me too sick to continue watching. 

And the quarantine is getting to me. Tonight I dyed my eyebrows and eyelashes myself. Surprisingly, it's not terrible! I figured no one is going to see me in weeks (my city extended its shelter in place order today until May 20), so if my eyebrows turned out looking like I drew them on with a Sharpie, it wouldn't matter. But they actually look good.

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5 minutes ago, emma675 said:

I'm watching "Cheer" on Netflix. I tried to watch "Tiger King" but the air of animal abuse made me too sick to continue watching. 

Ok. I won’t be able to stomach animal abuse. Nope. Just can’t do that. It would be the final crack in my sensitive heart. 

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4 hours ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

I also had to pause in order to process all the crazy.  Every time I though I had heard it all, the show dropped another bomb.  

Yeah, like when we found out Travis and John weren't really gay, they were just banging Joe for free drugs. 

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1 hour ago, ChiCricket said:

Ok..I don't think I can watch animals being mistreated (I cried my heart out over a stingray my brother caught until he put it back in the ocean)..but I just saw this..maybe someone else would be interested?

https://www.upworthy.com/free-broadway-shows-andrew-lloyd-webber--youtube

If you're a fan of the stage and lamenting the lack of theater performances for the foreseeable future, here's some good news.

Famed Broadway musical writer Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a video announcing that Universal is launching a new YouTube channel dedicated to stage-to-screen musicals. The channel is called "The Shows Must Go On," and it will air a different show every Friday—but just for 48 hours.

This one is playing right now:

Next week, for Good Friday April 10, the channel will air Jesus Christ Superstar. The rest of the schedule will be announced at a later time

Yaaay.  I’m a huge Donny Osmond fan, so what a treat. 

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1 hour ago, emma675 said:

I'm watching "Cheer" on Netflix. I tried to watch "Tiger King" but the air of animal abuse made me too sick to continue watching. 

And the quarantine is getting to me. Tonight I dyed my eyebrows and eyelashes myself. Surprisingly, it's not terrible! I figured no one is going to see me in weeks (my city extended its shelter in place order today until May 20), so if my eyebrows turned out looking like I drew them on with a Sharpie, it wouldn't matter. But they actually look good.

Cheer was amazing. My daughter and I loved it!  Hard to pace ourselves and not watch it all at once!  

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1 hour ago, ChiCricket said:

Ok..I don't think I can watch animals being mistreated (I cried my heart out over a stingray my brother caught until he put it back in the ocean)..but I just saw this..maybe someone else would be interested?

https://www.upworthy.com/free-broadway-shows-andrew-lloyd-webber--youtube

If you're a fan of the stage and lamenting the lack of theater performances for the foreseeable future, here's some good news.

Famed Broadway musical writer Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a video announcing that Universal is launching a new YouTube channel dedicated to stage-to-screen musicals. The channel is called "The Shows Must Go On," and it will air a different show every Friday—but just for 48 hours.

This one is playing right now:

Next week, for Good Friday April 10, the channel will air Jesus Christ Superstar. The rest of the schedule will be announced at a later time

I saw this (with Michael Damian and Kelly Rabke) on Broadway several times and it's the same the but it's so weird. The set looks kind of the same, but so weird. I don't know why it feels off to me but it does. It feels weirdly too bright, as in the lighting is waaaay too much. Next week is supposed to be Jesus Christ Superstar which...I still have my recording of the live version from NBC last year, but I may check it out and see how it is. (We had tickets to see JC Superstar Apr 4 and it was postponed until September. Except we probably won't be here in September. So bummed.)

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12 hours ago, ChiCricket said:

Ok..I don't think I can watch animals being mistreated (I cried my heart out over a stingray my brother caught until he put it back in the ocean)..but I just saw this..maybe someone else would be interested?

https://www.upworthy.com/free-broadway-shows-andrew-lloyd-webber--youtube

If you're a fan of the stage and lamenting the lack of theater performances for the foreseeable future, here's some good news.

Famed Broadway musical writer Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a video announcing that Universal is launching a new YouTube channel dedicated to stage-to-screen musicals. The channel is called "The Shows Must Go On," and it will air a different show every Friday—but just for 48 hours.

This one is playing right now:

Next week, for Good Friday April 10, the channel will air Jesus Christ Superstar. The rest of the schedule will be announced at a later time

Thanks for letting us know. Jesus Christ Superstar is one of my favorites & I have seen many performances of it. Usually it's around Christmas time when the show hits our town and I always say this show needs to be seen at Easter. 

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52 minutes ago, Barb23 said:

Thanks for letting us know. Jesus Christ Superstar is one of my favorites & I have seen many performances of it. Usually it's around Christmas time when the show hits our town and I always say this show needs to be seen at Easter. 

I love Jesus Christ Super Star!  Another favorite of mine is Pippin

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18 hours ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

The moment when you find out that Joe found his campaign manager at the ammo counterbroke me too far GIF

Oh, I wanted to add. Carole Baskins definitely killed Don.

And Joe's campaign manager/former Walmart employee, is by far the sanest person in the documentary.  

And, yes, Carole definitely offed her second hubby.  Don't think she fed him to the tigers, though. Tossing him out of a plane over the Gulf of Mexico sounds about right to me.

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34 minutes ago, doodlebug said:

And, yes, Carole definitely offed her second hubby.  Don't think she fed him to the tigers, though. Tossing him out of a plane over the Gulf of Mexico sounds about right to me.

She'd obviously put a lot of thought into the logistics of it!

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16 hours ago, BitterApple said:

Yeah, like when we found out Travis and John weren't really gay, they were just banging Joe for free drugs. 

This didn’t surprise me so much. How many women have sex with men for drugs or survival? How many lesbian women marry men to be supported financially?

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During these crazy days I have had some bizarre thoughts....so, with these shelter at home orders...how are people carrying on with their affairs?  Lol

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On 4/3/2020 at 8:45 PM, ChiCricket said:

Ok..I don't think I can watch animals being mistreated (I cried my heart out over a stingray my brother caught until he put it back in the ocean)..but I just saw this..maybe someone else would be interested?

https://www.upworthy.com/free-broadway-shows-andrew-lloyd-webber--youtube

If you're a fan of the stage and lamenting the lack of theater performances for the foreseeable future, here's some good news.

Famed Broadway musical writer Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a video announcing that Universal is launching a new YouTube channel dedicated to stage-to-screen musicals. The channel is called "The Shows Must Go On," and it will air a different show every Friday—but just for 48 hours.

This one is playing right now:

Next week, for Good Friday April 10, the channel will air Jesus Christ Superstar. The rest of the schedule will be announced at a later time

Thank you so much for this!! I took my family to see this with Donny Osmond and am looking forward to reliving it!

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16 minutes ago, realityfan26 said:

Thank you so much for this!! I took my family to see this with Donny Osmond and am looking forward to reliving it!

I went all the way to Chicago to see Donny in this with my sisters.  Just our luck, he had the sniffles or something and the understudy played Joseph.  Still, an excellent, really fun show.

NBC is going to re-air their version of Jesus Christ Superstar with John Legend on Easter.  I've seen JCS live at least half a dozen times including at least once with Ted Neeley and the late great Carl Anderson playing the roles they played in the movie.

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1 hour ago, SunnyBeBe said:

During these crazy days I have had some bizarre thoughts....so, with these shelter at home orders...how are people carrying on with their affairs?  Lol

Phone/video sex. Us single people have deleted our dating apps in sadness. It’s an unfortunate sacrifice but one I make for the greater good of my community. 🤣

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I haven't left the house in 3 weeks. I was going for nearby walks, but I stopped when my cough got bad. It's getting better now. I've been taking my temp every morning for all 3 weeks and it's been normal except for two days when it spiked to 100, when it was clear that I had strep. I took my z-pack faithfully and that cleared up right away, but the cough (which I had before the stay at home order) continues. It's a lot better now. I don't wake up at night anymore. I've read the stories of people who have had COVID-19 and I don't think I've had it yet. Or if I did, it was mild in comparison to what others who have survived it, have gone through. I'm wondering what the real world is like now.

My daughter pointed out that I couldn't drive to see my mother (from the sidewalk) without having to pee somewhere. I hadn't thought of that! I actually have a pee standing up device that I bought for camping, but that seems ridiculous! But then, life is ridiculous now. I believe I'll stick to phone calls. There is no need to take risks at this time. Every day I watch Gov. Pritzker (IL - my state) and Gov. Cuomo's daily briefings. They give me a bit of hope about how sensible, caring people are handling this crisis. I don't watch you know who's briefings, but from what I read, they are astonishing.  I come to the Prayer Closet every day to see how all of you are doing. I want that curve flattened more than anything in the world. Life will never be the same, but it may one day be more sane. Oh, and yesterday I zoomed with my granddaughter. She is a joy! (Although I'm hearing bad things about zoom. Why can't we have nice things?!)  Wishing peace and good health to all Small Talkers.

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Good luck in escaping your 24/7 companion, ChiCricket! We've been married 42+ years and don't often argue, but this togetherness is getting on both of our nerves here!  It ain't easy!

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