Sunday, June 29, 2008
JUST CHECKIING IN
For the longest time now I have made it a habit to post something on a Sunday. I won't be putting up anything for a few days and for those of you who "look for me" I'm ok, just have to get my act together.
When I do post something, it's going to be a goodie.
Have a good day!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This season my friends and I signed up for a series of three plays at the North Shore Music Theatre.
Yesterday we attended a matinee performance of "Contact."
In the past a Saturday matinee attracted a sold out house, yesterday there were a lot of empty seats.
The Boston Globe's review was extremely positive, they thought is was "a crisp and classy production with a wildly imaginative musical score."
So, why were there so many empty seats? Maybe because the economy is bad, the price of gas is so high or because a lot of people are not familiar with the play. I'm thinking another reason could be that seniors are the ones that go to the matinees and as they pass on, the younger people don't do afternoons.
Could be despite the excellent review word of mouth turned people off.
I had expected to enjoy the play more than I did. Part one was slow, Part two, better. Fortunately Part three was very enjoyable. Great dancing and songs like "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" and "Beyond The Sea" saved the afternoon.
After the play, we went to a local restaurant and had a fine dinner. It was still early so what "to do" to round out the day?
"Ice Cream, Ice Cream, we all scream for Ice Cream."
There's an outdoor ice cream place not to far from where we live, a million flavors to choose from and a miniature golf course right next door. No, we didn't golf but we had our cones and watched the kiddies and the adults play.
It turned out the stop for ice cream was the highlight of the day.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY
This afternoon I attended a wonderful event - the engagement of a cousin of mine who met a lovely young lady on the internet. They live a short distance from each other but their paths had never crossed. Isn't there a song with that theme
"She travels all over the world searching for someone - doesn't meet anyone - returns home and finds someone right next door."I've heard many performers sing it and enjoy it every time and today I witnessed the real thing!
Sharing this special occasion with family and friends was a pleasure, the music was great, the food was great but one thing was missing. When the waitress came around to ask who wanted decaf coffee, she served them, didn't ask who wanted regular coffee and just disappeared. I never got my coffee!!
When you view this video you will get "the rest of the story."
Also available on YouTube.
Watch more Yiddish Class videos over on Millie's Yiddish Class blog.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
I STILL "CAN'T OPEN IT"
I was running low on my favorite shampoo and went to the store looking to buy the same product. Low and behold the manufacturer had the same product in a NEW container with a different type of cap.
When you click on the video you'll get "the rest of the story."
One thing I did not mention in the video is this - I called the 800 number on the back of the bottle in order to speak to a customer service person. My main goal was to let them know the problem I had with the new cap.
I explained, she listened, asked for my name and address and said she would send me a coupon for a free bottle of shampoo.
Ok, a free coupon is fine but that is not what I was looking for.
Apparently she's just there to say, "sorry" and send out coupons.
Maybe what I should do is try that number again and ask for "Quality Control. I'm trying to alert them to a problem!
Proctor and Gamble Aussie Shampoo
Watch more I Can't Open Videos.