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Shawnee123 08-24-2009 09:06 PM

Thanks guys. :)

I just want a little daisy decal for one of the windows, and I'll put a little daisy in the little vase thingy. No vanity plates, but I'd like to get the Ohio Scenic Rivers plate, with the Blue Heron.

It's so fun!

classicman 08-24-2009 09:48 PM

Congrats! Hope it lasts longer than your last car :eek:


:bolt: <Zen put me up to it>

glatt 08-24-2009 09:59 PM

Shawnee, that's a fantastic car! Was the dealership a zoo today?

limey 08-25-2009 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 589825)
No effin way! Really? Brass or fibreglass?

1968 "silver" plated Eb sousaphone, slightly dented but apparently plays OK.
Eb is good with me (I play Eb bass in the local brass band).
Looks like I'ma gonna havta play in the local trad jazz outfit now, too :rolleyes:.
(That's not me in the pic by the way!)

Oh, and Shawnee - what a fab car!

ZenGum 08-25-2009 07:05 AM

Cellar music match number one!

Limey Vs. Urbane Guerilla!
Sousaphone Vs. bagpipes
U.K. Vs. USA ... except that it would work much better if UG had the Sousaphone and Limey had the bagpipes.

DanaC 08-25-2009 07:30 AM

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* I taught a class using a section of a text book I wrote to help international students learn how to use "only", and at least one of the students really got it.
Fucking A! That's totally awesome Zen:)

Shawnee: that's one adorable Bug honey.

Limey: I had no idea that was called a sousaphone.

What's making me happy today is....I dunno...I think the mild depression I've been dealing with is finally lifting. I feel pretty damn good at the moment. Like I can actually get some work done and stuff without it being like walking through treacle. yey!

Shawnee123 08-25-2009 08:22 AM

Thanks again, all!

@ classic: hardy har. I now look about 3 miles up the road before turning ANYWHERE, especially downtown.

@ glatt: dealership wasn't bad at all. They were expecting me, as they had given me the car to drive for the weekend. Of course, this is a used car so I don't think the Cash for Dunkards melee applied.

eta: I never did come up with a name for the Saturn, but this car was easy to name: Daisy Mae! :lol:

Nirvana 08-25-2009 09:47 AM

I love your car Shawnee! I could just pinch its cute cheeks! :)

Dingleschmutz 08-25-2009 09:52 AM

There's nothing going on at work today... Which means I'm going to be getting paid to partake in my Fantasty Football Draft :)

skysidhe 08-25-2009 10:18 AM

I've never heard of a sousaphone.

Nice car 123. Nice color. It makes the body style seem sharper.

Dana I am glad you are feeling better.

Queen of the Ryche 08-25-2009 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Shawnee123 (Post 589947)
Thanks again, all!

@ classic: hardy har. I now look about 3 miles up the road before turning ANYWHERE, especially downtown.

@ glatt: dealership wasn't bad at all. They were expecting me, as they had given me the car to drive for the weekend. Of course, this is a used car so I don't think the Cash for Dunkards melee applied.

eta: I never did come up with a name for the Saturn, but this car was easy to name: Daisy Mae! :lol:

Have yous seen the daisy wheels they make? I think that car totally fits your sunny personality. WTG!

Shawnee123 08-25-2009 10:29 AM

Uh oh...daisy wheels? :)

The interior is gray, so that matches my dark side. :lol:

Undertoad 08-25-2009 10:31 AM

People! A sousaphone is a tuba. It was named after John Philip Sousa, who ordered it as a way to have a tuba that one could hold and carry easily. Sousa is known for writing pretty much all of the major march-type pieces that America holds dear.

He also wrote this fine work, which features the tuba nicely, and you'll hear it if you have something configured on your system to play OGG files, such as Quicktime:

http://cellar.org/2009/liberty_bell_march.ogg

glatt 08-25-2009 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 589973)
Sousa is known for...

Apparently not by many Dwellars. ;)

dar512 08-25-2009 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Shawnee123 (Post 589860)
:) I just bought this

It's so you. I think we need a pic of you in your new car.

Shawnee123 08-25-2009 10:50 AM

That's what my friends around here said: it's so YOU. :blush:

dar512 08-25-2009 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Shawnee123 (Post 589979)
That's what my friends around here said: it's so YOU. :blush:

Do I know you or what?


Don't forget the picture.

limey 08-25-2009 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 589973)
People! A sousaphone is a tuba. It was named after John Philip Sousa, who ordered it as a way to have a tuba that one could hold and carry easily. Sousa is known for writing pretty much all of the major march-type pieces that America holds dear.

He also wrote this fine work, which features the tuba nicely, and you'll hear it if you have something configured on your system to play OGG files, such as Quicktime:

http://cellar.org/2009/liberty_bell_march.ogg

"Easily" is a relative term, of course! I tried on a fibreglass Bb Sousaphone about a month ago and boy, is it ever heavy on the old shoulder! But this li'l Eb was just irresistible!

xoxoxoBruce 08-25-2009 11:58 AM

How about a picture?

limey 08-25-2009 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 590002)
How about a picture?

Assuming you mean me, then there is a pic of the instrument here, and I'll get one of me playing it when I get it (later this week).
Meanwhile ...

Chocolatl 08-25-2009 11:03 PM

Survived my first First Day as a teacher. Only 179 more days to go! Prob. won't be seeing much of the Cellar for a while, which is a bummer, but I'll try to check in when I can!

classicman 08-25-2009 11:29 PM

please do!

dar512 08-26-2009 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Chocolatl (Post 590173)
Survived my first First Day as a teacher. Only 179 more days to go! Prob. won't be seeing much of the Cellar for a while, which is a bummer, but I'll try to check in when I can!

My brother the ex art teacher highly recommends the book Don't Smile Until Christmas. He considers it a must-read for new teachers.

Shawnee123 08-26-2009 01:16 PM

I really really like my cow orkers! :)

Glinda 08-27-2009 11:30 AM

A million years ago (pre-VCR/DVR) when I was 19, I was on the Match Game. When I got my DVR, three years ago, I started recording reruns of the Match Game, to see if my show ever came up. Three or four episodes a day for three years, and finally, yesterday, there I was!

Now I have to figure out how to record the thing onto a disc so I can upload it to YouTube and share it with you goofballs....

jinx 08-27-2009 11:35 AM

Cool!

Clodfobble 08-27-2009 01:31 PM

Wow! I wanna see!

Queen of the Ryche 08-27-2009 02:08 PM

I loved that show! Probably the drunkest, smokiest, crassest, funniest crowd on the telly - they'd be banned int his day and age. Bring em back! We wanna see Glinda!

glatt 08-27-2009 03:29 PM

That's really cool. I want to see it too. Did you meet Charles Nelson Reilly?

Shawnee123 08-27-2009 06:46 PM

Oh wow Glinda. I have to see this. And, I'm really jealous!

ZenGum 08-28-2009 03:38 AM

5.06 pm on a goddamn Friday afternoon and I am OUTTA HERE.


Big pile of marking to do but I will ignore that for now. See yas!


:bolt:

DanaC 08-28-2009 08:35 AM

Went to see an old family friend (by old I mean of old, not that he is old :P) performing in Blackpool.

I may have mentioned him here before: my bro's best friend from school. Practically lived at our house in that way kids do; like another sibling. He sings and writes his own stuff, but mostly he is a Neil Diamond impersonator. He's part of the 'Legends' show, which puts on shows with several musical 'legends'.

Was a good time. The Diana Ross singer was awesome, as was Freddie Mercury. But Gaz just totally becomes Neil Diamond; it's freaky. He looks a lot like him anyway. There's no sense of him 'pretending' he just totally inhabits the role when he's on stage. Mannerisms and general air and everything. And his voice sounds just like him.

He seems happier and more settled lately. Haven't seen him much at all the last decade or so. Maybe two or three times in 15 years. Last time we saw him was at Dad's funeral. I was so pleased he made it.

It's nice to see him ....comfortable with himself. I think he may finally have got the hang of being content. He was always such a roving soul. A die-hard romantic who always managed to choose the wrong girl and get his heart broken :P But we all grow up. Eventually.

Glinda 08-28-2009 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 590587)
That's really cool. I want to see it too.

My weekend goal is to figure out how to get this thing off my DVR and onto the web. Wish me luck!

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 590587)
Did you meet Charles Nelson Reilly?

I did. :rolleyes: Also David Doyle (Charlie's Angels), Eva Gabor (Green Acres), Brett Somers, Betty White, and Richard Dawson.

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Originally Posted by Queen of the Ryche (Post 590558)
I loved that show! Probably the drunkest, smokiest, crassest, funniest crowd on the telly - they'd be banned in this day and age.

Oh yeah. At one point in the show, Gene Rayburn gave a completely obvious ogle to my breastal area. Dirty old man!

DanaC 08-30-2009 11:37 AM

Har! I've been convinced that Pilau is 11 years old and about to turn 12 this month. Mum was sayin she was sure they (Pilau and Dante - aka The Boys) weren't. She dug out their birth certificates last night. Turns out she was right. They're 10 and will turn 11 later this month. My little wolf ain't such an old fellah after all :)

Shawnee123 08-30-2009 11:48 AM

@ Dana: I keep doing that with my cat. My ex informed me I was a year off when I said, in April, that she's 17. She's only 16.

Glinda, I love Betty White and Eva Gabor. Brett Somers was such a hoot, too. What a cool experience.

eta: I just checked and I didn't see Pilau's birthday listed under his statistics in the member's list. :(

So Happy Birthday Pilau whatever day it is! :)

DanaC 08-30-2009 11:49 AM

Oh...errr....by later this month I mean Sept. I seem to be getting ahead of myself.

Griff 08-30-2009 01:06 PM

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Just got back from Maine where we saw this little fella...

glatt 08-30-2009 02:47 PM

Fantastic photo Griff!

Where was that in Maine?

Griff 08-30-2009 06:18 PM

I think it was Trout Pond between Second and Fourth Roach Pond near Moosehead Lake in Maine. They may want to upgrade their naming scheme.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&...,0.153637&z=13

xoxoxoBruce 08-30-2009 06:24 PM

Where in hell is 5th Roach Pond?

Griff 08-30-2009 08:27 PM

It might be Trout Pond?

monster 08-30-2009 09:27 PM

By the time they got the the 5th roach, they coudn't give a fuck, they just wanted some M&Ms

footfootfoot 08-30-2009 11:38 PM

funny

footfootfoot 08-30-2009 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Griff (Post 591324)
I think it was Trout Pond between Second and Fourth Roach Pond near Moosehead Lake in Maine. They may want to upgrade their naming scheme.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&...,0.153637&z=13

I know Moosehead Lake well. Especially up near Seboomick. That's where I saw my first moose.

Gorgeous up there.

Griff 08-31-2009 06:41 AM

Yeah, fantastic lanscape. It is under some threat from development now though. Apparently, a major lumber company sold out its holdings to a big developer and the locals expect seasonal condos and pavement will block the free access guides and locals had to the wild areas.

limey 08-31-2009 03:32 PM

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This is!

dar512 08-31-2009 03:39 PM

Excellent!

What are you going to play on that thing? NO jazz? Sousa march? What?

limey 08-31-2009 04:02 PM

There's a local trad jazz band that I'll prolly tag along with ... Sousa wrote some great bass lines for his marches but this instrument is not allowed in the brass band line up so the Sousa'll have to wait!
And next August I'm going to play a duet ("Land of the lonesome pine" with another sousaphone player - only he doesn't know it yet!:D

Undertoad 08-31-2009 04:14 PM

Awesome. What's the lowest note it can play?

limey 08-31-2009 04:34 PM

It's pitched in Eb but with practice, in theory, the valves'll take it down to an A. That'd be the lowest A on the piano.:eek:

Oh and it makes a LOVELY sound! Good, rich and velvety!

dar512 08-31-2009 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by limey (Post 591594)
It's pitched in Eb but with practice, in theory, the valves'll take it down to an A. That'd be the lowest A on the piano.:eek:

Oh and it makes a LOVELY sound! Good, rich and velvety!

That'd be an A0 - 27.5Hz. Impressive.

limey 08-31-2009 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by dar512 (Post 591600)
That'd be an A0 - 27.5Hz. Impressive.

Realistically I'll only ever make it to the Eb above that, and that'd just be for special occasions!

ZenGum 08-31-2009 08:46 PM

Wow, that is approaching the bottom range of human hearing.

dar512 08-31-2009 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by limey (Post 591601)
Realistically I'll only ever make it to the Eb above that, and that'd just be for special occasions!

So I can expect an Eb for my next birthday? :D

limey 09-01-2009 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by dar512 (Post 591653)
So I can expect an Eb for my next birthday? :D

Just tell me when and I'll package it up specially :D !

Shawnee123 09-04-2009 08:23 AM

It's Friday. It's a 3 day weekend. And after next Thursday I will be on vay-cay-cay! (does happy dance)

classicman 09-04-2009 10:03 AM

Good for you Shaw - you deserve it!

Shawnee123 09-04-2009 10:05 AM

Don't try to butter me up NOW (get it, cow, butter?) ;)

classicman 09-04-2009 11:17 AM

Just shuddup and mooooove on wouldja?

Shawnee123 09-04-2009 11:18 AM

Fine. Damn I need this vacation!


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