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Friday, July 03, 2009


Happy July all!
I love words. I love learning new ones. I love attempting to use words I barely know the meaning of in conversation (usually inappropriately.) So one of my favorite websites is Here is a daily dose of new words for you directly from the source. You should find a new word in here every week day that you can click on to find the definition.


All Things Possible,


  • At 1:49 PM, July 03, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks Chris, I had forgotten about this word. Growing up, I called dibs (or dibbies) on lots of things but being the youngest of 5, I seldom actually had my wishes come true. I would get beat up or some other form of physical or mental torture that older siblings heap on younger ones. Some time this weekend I am going to make it a point to call dibs on something, anything, so I can even the score :-)

    Happy 4th everyone


  • At 2:53 PM, July 03, 2009 , Anonymous Alex said...

    Hi dear friends; hope you all are well.

    Thank you, Chris for that link; it's a useful website as i love learning words too.

    Hope you all have a fantastic July 4th in US!

    Be well everyone!

  • At 11:09 PM, July 07, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi everyone
    Summer's flying by. Lives are busy. I have to confess I've gotten the Word A Day for about as long as I've known Chris. A little longer. And also that I don't look at it like I should. For a writer, my vocabulary needs lots of work.
    Although I love to study the origin of words. That's always been fun. So thanks for the inspiration to get with it again.

    The word "defenestrate" is interesting. I hadn't used it ever. But when I look at the origin...and break it down...then I can remember the meaning better...especially if I can remember the French word for window "fenetre" (with an accent I can't put in) from the Latin word as mentioned in Word A Day. I used to love doing that. And I even once thought I'd write a column about words in that way. Another idea...not yet materialized:)

    Probably everyone would have guessed by now that my favorite word is "beautiful" -- and when I say "All Things Beautiful" I feel it contains everything that needs to be said. And that, as you know, is not easy for a chatty, long-winded writer like me.

    It's neat to watch the word change each day on the forum. Great idea, Chris. Sooo..panoply. A panoply of words to explore. It's fun to know that someone else is looking at them.

    The Word a Day reminds me that I've been going to suggest another daily inspiration in your inbox that I enjoy.
    Takes but a moment, as Word of Day does, only instead of a word, it's a picture...The Daily Mandala, drawn every day by Henry Reed. Another great way to perk up your morning....visually. It would be fun to imagine a word that might accompany each mandala. There are over 1700 of them archived now at
    It's free to subscribe to the email. I've come to love the mandala art form, and I know Jaschenka enjoys them and her mom draws them. I'd like to. Hope you'll all check it out to go along with the Word of the Day!

    Another thing I might can get Ann Garg's book "A Word A Day" which I have...which runs through a "panoply" of them! Did I use that correctly?:)

    All Words Beautiful! Sue

    BTW...found Word A Day is a Tweet on Twitter, too!

  • At 9:02 AM, July 08, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I too love new words and I appreciate using them out of context. Thanks for the website.

    Tanya Hoover

  • At 6:54 PM, July 09, 2009 , Blogger Christopher said...

    Hey All!

    Thanks for your comments! As you can see the word changes every day (pretty cool, eh?)

    @ Tim, hope your dibs came true!

    Thanks Alex for the lovely Independence day wishes all the way from Italy! Impressive!

    Hey Sue, I'll have to look up Panoply next. I love being exposed to all of these words, but I can just never remember them all!

    Welcome Tanya!! Thanks so much for your comments about the site! Hope to see you in here again soon!

    I just got this from a wonderful guitarist pal of mine. It's a link to a really unique rendition of one of my favorite 80's pop hits:

    Have a great week!

    All Things Possible,

  • At 8:14 PM, July 10, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you for the link to the 80’s pop hit. A unique rendition is an understatement. Even thought the acapella singing was a little off in to few places, the thunderstorm was amazing.

    Tanya Hoover

  • At 9:18 PM, July 10, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hello everyone...
    Sturm Und Drang? Help, Ute!:) This one's for you!

    I also enjoy getting French Word-A-Day which is great for helping with vocabulary, as well. And Kristin Espinasse is a beautiful writer with great tales of everyday life in France. Of course, I think of my dream trip back there each time I read it. So if you're ever making a movie there, maybe I could hitch a ride!:)
    Her site is:

    Another favorite is which has a word a day and has great info for writers.

    I'll try to view the video clip...all systems still slow here:) But the idea is super creative.

    Wishing you all a beautiful mid-summertime! Sue

  • At 9:26 PM, July 10, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    I'm back a second. Been having internet connection problems and had to re-write my post. I'd meant to add my welcome to Tanya, as well. - Welcome to the forum. It's great to have some new voices here! Sue

    PS It's also great to hear from those who haven't posted for a long time:)

  • At 7:43 PM, July 12, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just wanted to say thank you Chris and Sue for the warm welcome!

    Tanya Hoover

  • At 8:21 PM, July 15, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey all -
    I didn't realize that it had been so long since I dropped in here. Love the word a day and the unique thunderstorm. I'm always amazed at what people are capable of - humans really are unlike any other animal on the planet if you think in terms of pure biology. Sure there are some creatures stronger, faster, more nimble, etc. but not a combination of all those traits. For example, have you ever seen a chimp capable of dribbling a basketball? Plus I understand now that only humans have any sense of rythm - as the choir in the video Chris shared demonstrates. Amazing when you think about it.

    I agree with Sue, the summer is going by much to quickly! I've only made one roller coaster trip and hope to get another one in before the leaves turn. I'm looking forward to a vacation next week but will probably spend most of it around the house catching up on lawn and house work (it never ends does it?).

    Oh, and a belated welcome to Tanya from me as well. You'll like it here!

    ATP everyone!


  • At 10:25 PM, July 16, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    HiDave and everyone...

    Yes the summer is flying by. Who needs a roller coaster?:) I feel like I'm on one this month, even though I'd rather see the view from the top of the ferris wheel!
    Just a chance to hover a little and enjoy the view...

    How's Shakespeare? We enjoyed the comedy at WT...needed the laughs!

    Word a day seems a little of a German lesson again, besides geology. Inselberg...As I was checking my email, alongside was an ad for WildWords game, did anyone else see that? Or played it? Sounds fun if you're a Scrabble fan/or even if you're not!

    ATB Weekend to all! Sue

    And, I agree,'ll like it here:)

  • At 11:22 AM, July 20, 2009 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Hi dear forum family

    sorry it's been a while since I've been around and i love the new topic Chris. Years ago when i was about 11 or 12 we had a form teacher who would write a new word on the blackboard every morning at registration and we were encouraged to learn to how to spell it and find out what the word meant in our spare time. I used to really enjoy this but it's funny how once something stops you tend to miss it and then forget all about it.

    oh and talking of learning things I got the BA (honours) degree in Education Studies 2nd class which is pretty good and much better than I'd expected. Guess this is proof that ATP.

    Hope everyone's having a good summer and I'd like to join everyone else in wishing Tanya a warm welcome to the Forum Family.

    Lots of love and bright blessings


  • At 2:07 PM, July 20, 2009 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hello all and welcome to the forum, Tanya. Enjoy your stay!

    Congrats Angi on this great accomplishment! I know we have fun over grammar stuff chatting on line- we could even start our own 'word a day' dictionary by now. You've done great taking on the studies and what a challenge it was. Enjoy your victory and be an inspiration to us all!

    'Do what you will, you know what you should. And if a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing good!' (the Zap-code ;) )
    Elvish greetz and Be Inspired!

  • At 5:21 PM, July 21, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    July is winding down, and so is the Tour de France. One of my favorite summer traditions. Big day in the Alps today. Remember the Lance Chronicles? Good to have him back. Wish I could beam myself there…then I’d be within visiting distance of forum friends across the pond: Angi (congrats on your degree! Knew you could do it ATP! It’s been a huge event in your life and you “assiduously” kept on track!); Jaschenka (great to hear your Elvish Greetz again! Hope all is well with your work); Alex (hope the weather is great!); Ute (bon voyage for your fun vacation!).

    Assiduous…good word…describes our forum host, I’d say. Assiduously ATP!

    Hope all the summer projects and travels are SuperNova! I think I just heard that word being used on a newscast, actually, as I was thinking of what to post. My ears perked up, and wouldn’t have had I not been thinking of that word. So I knew what they were saying at least! And it’s not a word I use.

    As for me, I’ll be offline from the weekend for a week, as I’ll be off to another workshop in the Blue Ridge. Last year’s was about creativity…this one’s about healing arts…a direction I find myself heading toward…inspired, in part, by all of you. Especially, being inspired to push the boundaries ever forward. So, in gratitude…All Things Beautiful! Sue

  • At 5:20 PM, July 22, 2009 , Anonymous Matt from down-under said...

    Hey guys and a Happy belated 4th of July from Australia!

    Sorry about the timing, have only now got a little time on my hands to put my own words out into the universe as apposed to putting others out for them haha!

    That link is fantastic! I have always dreamed of being in a choir like that i mean the atmosphere they would all create when they're all up there doing their thing! It just goes to show how immensly powerful and "Grandiosely" moving we can really be when we work together!

    I have just come across the word "Grandiose" and am trying to use it as much as possible and believe me, its not easy even saying it let alone finding the right spot to use it in a sentence in everyday conversation! It means to be impressive because of largeness or grandeur apparently. I've always believed u dont need to be so grandeur to be impressive but when ur in a group my word you can move the world!

    I havent been on here in ages and it is soo nice to see so many people have picked the whole concept up that Chris started a couple of years back! It is a fantastic forum and the idea that there's new topics to discuss n what not n share ideas n things we as individuals have come across that need to be shown out throughout the globe which this site now seems like its covering soo easily!!!!!

  • At 11:00 PM, July 22, 2009 , Blogger Christopher said...

    Hey Matt!! Was just recently wondering what ever became of you. Great to see you back in GRANDIOSE fashion!

    Congratulations on your graduation Angi! That's a fantastic accomplishment.

    Dave, I hope you get to hit the roller coasters again before fall. Have you ever ridden that really tall looped one at Cedar Point? I think it's called Top Thrill Dragster.

    Hey Sue! Hope you have a great time at your workshop in the Blue Ridge mountains. Sounds amazing!!

    And finally, Jaschenka, what is the Zap Code? All the best to you and Luna.

    All Things Possible!

  • At 7:43 AM, July 23, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Interesting that you ask about Cedar Point as I just went yesterday (first time this year). It was a wet day as it rained most of the morning and early afternoon but it dried out for the late afternoon and evening.

    Got on to Millennium Force - my favorite - over 300 feet high and very fast. But didn't do Top Thrill Dragster this time. I've been on it before and it's an amazing ride - but over very quickly. You shoot out at about 100 miles per hour, climb up 400 feet then spiral down at about the same speed! Believe it or not there's another coaster like it, but just a little taller and faster at Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ).

    BTW Chris, did will you get up to Comic Con at San Diego this year? I had hoped to actually attend this year, but by the time I made up my mind everything was sold out because it's the 40th anniversary!

    Congrats to Angi and have fun in the mountains Sue. The Blue Ridge is a beautiful part of the country.

    Take care everyone and ATP!


  • At 9:11 AM, July 23, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    I went to Cedar Point last year for the 17 roller coasters and have to say that it was the best park I have been to. Sorry Dave, I think Millennium Force is substantially better than Top Thrill Dragster. Dragster is over to fast, for the time you have to spend in line. Mean Streak was my favorite wooden roller coaster, but the new Terminator at Six Flags Magic Mountain is now.

    Dave I also tried to get tickets to Comic Con; geek to the core, nothing beats men in tights, guess that’s why I do trapeze; but they sold out fast.

    I also send congrats to Angi and that you Sue for the correspondence to answer my questions.

    Tanya Hoover

  • At 1:28 PM, July 23, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi all...thanks for the well wishes for my adventure. I'll have to share what I learn when I return.

    Enjoying the rollercoaster stories, Dave and Tanya. And Tanya, glad to have you here. Thanks for the note, and hope you enjoy the company!

    Plus you learn a lot. Now I can say that I will learn even more. As of this afternoon I have high speed internet and can see the thunderstorm clip...awesome...and ATB! So glad to be able to enjoy...and maybe make some of my own sometime! Being a forum fan kind of puts the desire in your blood to work more with films. Well, me at least:)

    I'll report back. Leaving in a couple of days. But for the entire week, there's no cell phone connection. Maybe I can take a peek at the forum on their dial-up. Yep, it's R&R&R&R for me and that is needed and ATB...Sue

  • At 6:44 AM, July 24, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    To clarify "Force" is my all-time favorite coaster. "Mean Streak" is just a little too mean for me though and my favorite woodie is "Shivering Timbers" over at Michigan Adventure. Though frankly, there are a lot of wooden coasters that I really, really like. I haven't been out to Magic Mountain in a few years and it sounds like it's time to plan another trip to LA (plus Disneyland and Knott's Berry!).

    And for the record, women in tights and capes are high on my favorite things list too (haha).

    Sue, please do be sure to report back - sounds like you'll have a great and informative time!


  • At 8:03 AM, July 24, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Dave, thanks. I'm not the world's greatest traveler. Always take too much. You travel a lot, and so does most everyone on the forum. My daughter travels a lot. Going to CA again same week I'm gone.In fact she and husband both have business in CA next week and will meet somehow in the middle. I asked her if she had a trip list by now. Amazingly not. Makes a list before she goes, but doesn't have a standard checklist. I told her she should write a book with those kinds of things. They've traveled so much for their work and moved so many times, she is very organized. Something I'm not, but wish I were. I'm sure our host (may I talk about him behind his back? has a bag packed and ready to fly at a moment's notice). I guess that's how I'd like to be. Ready to fly off on a whim:)

    Yep, I'll report back. BTW did I hear something about a Shakespeare Festival going on? Are you involved? Did I mention we did enjoy the Shakespeare abridged at Williamston Theatre.

    Thanks again everyone for all the ATP well wishes! Sue

  • At 11:47 AM, July 25, 2009 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hello forum family!

    A word a day is fun, but like you Chris I am having trouble remembering them all. However, I did notice I miss it on the weekends, not getting my wordaday mail! I think Ute and I will be having loads of fun playing with language again when she comes to visit. I often get mails of her in Dutch for her to practise and that is going so well.

    Rollercoasters..I can say WarnerBros movieworld Germany has a great wooden coaster, but although it made an impression I forgot the name, I think it was called 'wild wild west'. We have our own six flags park in the Netherlands too, but that is a bit too much in one go for me. Then there's of course Eurodisney Paris with my favorite- Big Thunder Mountain. Very cool. Famous in the Netherlands is the amusementpark the Efteling. If you ever get the chance GO VISIT! It's not just coasters, but a variety of rides, build after the designs of a Dutch illustrator. It's totally unreal and fairytale-like.

    Sue- funny you should mention the Tour de France. Have you noticed how they make a habit of taking detours and visiting other countries on the way? Believe it or not, they plan to have the Tour crossing straight through my hometown next year!
    Enjoy your adventure and looking forward to hear from you.

    And finally, Chris. The Zap code. :)

    Magical summer greetz everyone and Be Inspired!

  • At 9:18 PM, July 25, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said... your post!
    Tour there? Wow!
    Wouldn't it be amazing if we were to get over there:) That would take a miracle. But ATP, right?

    Thanks for the greetz...I'm thinking it will be a magical week!
    Thanks again everyone, for the well wishes...Hugs all around! Sue

  • At 3:38 PM, July 27, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    Dave, if Mean Streak is too mean for you, you should like Terminator. It is the smoothest wooden coaster I have been on. Not to mention that Six Flags has DC characters walking around, well at least Wonder Woman for you. I personally perfer Black Canary, he-he.

    Jaschenka, wish I could visit all the wonderful places you mentioned, well ATP right?

    Sue, can't wait to hear about your adventure.

    xoxo, Tanya Hoover

  • At 7:27 AM, July 28, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Only a philosophy major will get the following: Thinking about epiphenomenalism gives me a headache. Anyone?

    Tanya Hoover

  • At 10:54 PM, July 29, 2009 , Anonymous Matt from down-under said...

    Chris, So "The Land That Time Forgot" is now on dvd? Other than the fact that its outwright awesome and a HUGE congratulations mate, where can ya get it? I mean is its distribution in Australia or just the states at the momemnt i mean with the internet the way it is being everything's global are we talking Also how do i get my hands on the golf flic? Looks fantastic!!!! People who havnt checked it out yet have a look at the media section of the webiste n take a look....BRILLIANCE!!!!!

  • At 10:59 PM, July 29, 2009 , Anonymous Matt from down-under said...

    Sorry just realised the golf movie isnt on the media i cant remember where i saw it! All i remember is its called 'Parfection' i think...

  • At 6:55 PM, July 31, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Jaschenka, thanks for the mini-coaster/park European travelogue! You've certainly given me ideas on places to visit if I ever get across the big "pond!" And Tanya, next time I'm in the area I will give Terminator a try.

    Sue - I hope that your trip is (did?) go well. I never answered about the Shakespeare festival and no I'm not involved with it but I really should get over to it sometime. I'm hoping to get over to Stratford to see their production of "Macbeth" this season yet.

    And Matt - yes, I believe that the movie is call "Parfection" and Chris mentioned it in an earlier post this summer along with the trailer if I remember correctly.

    Take care and ATP everyone!


  • At 10:16 AM, August 02, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Back safely and wishing all a great ATP August...I'm sure there'll be a new topic soon...and possibly it could be the movie LLTF that was waiting for me when I got home. I'd pre-ordered and forgotten! So it welcomed me on my stack of mail. Look forward to seeing tonight. That was Amazon, Matt, So I'll have to check about Parfection. BTW, good to have you on the forum again! Lots happening! Can the forum family possibly keep up?:)

    I can't spell your word, Tanya, but it makes me think of a phenomenal epiphany. Now I think I'd better go look it up!

    Dave, I saw the sign for the Shakespeare Festival as I just crossed back into Michigan. Over today. But sounds intriguing for another summer. I'm sure you have your hands full with all you do. I thought of you, though, when I saw the sign.

    My week was a phenomenal epiphany of sorts, as was last year. But it'll take me awhile to sort it all out. Suffice it to say I was in the company of some phenomenal people who are working in the healing arts. Me? Not. I'm the writer and observer, rather than a practitioner. So, hopefully with my words, I can pass it on. Basically, I think I learned what I already knew...that we all can be healers in our own way, and that healing comes from within us. When the ATB and the ATP are in us - in our hearts - miracles happen. Thanks everyone, for asking. It was great to get away and plunk myself down for a week of not thinking about all the stuff I have to do! And, after each experience, I come home knowing I can do "my stuff" better. Does that make sense?;)

    Was also treated to some more phenomenal authentic mountain music. As you can tell, I have a spot in my heart for southwestern Virginia now. A beautiful place...Sue

  • At 9:42 AM, August 04, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi everyone...couldn't resist noting the word of the day. Love it. From my perspective, after a week at my workshop, Tweedledum & Tweedledee might just be me and me in the mirror. We worked a lot on self-reflection. I can use this image to help me practice:)

    Plus I had to tell you we loved Chris' character in LTTF! ATB! Wishing you well with the movie...Sue

  • At 6:32 PM, August 04, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ah...todays word takes me all the way back to May 2009 when I played Tweedledum on stage to a mostly full house...*sigh* the memories...

    Sue, I'm glad you had a good week again this year. Southwest Virginia is a beautiful place as, of course, are many parts of the country. But how many places can you get that authentic mountain music?

    Thanks for the reminder that LTTF is now available I hopped onto Amazon and placed my order this very evening - along with snagging one of the last two new copies of "Sea of Fear" in stock!

    The summer's big movie season is winding down and I'm thinking of getting to some quality films before it's over. I understand that "The Hurt Locker" is very good (about a US Military bomb squad in Iraq), there's a new Anime coming next week (Ponyo?) and others I'm sure.

    Or I'll just go see "GI Joe."

    Take care all!


  • At 5:29 PM, August 05, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hey Dave, I remember your Tweedledum post...I kept thinking when I saw the words that you'd talked about it. Sounds like you had an ATB experience!

    Yes, it was a beautiful week. I'm so tuned into that particular music now...that I'd never had the opportunity to experience before. The old folk songs and ballads of the mountains. I had a blog last summer about the daughter of the folks where we had the retreat, Elizabeth LaPrelle..when she and her mom sang at the Great Lakes Folk Festival in East Lansing. I'll see if it will still be there with the links to her music. She has a very unusual voice, singing, they say, the way they did a hundred years ago. So it was fun. Not to mention all the self reflection and interesting people.

    Hope you have fun watching LTTF. BTW...when I checked Chris' Twitter, you may notice that it apparently is doing well. So that's good news.

    Ha, I almost forgot I was going to say that I became involved in my first public protest, that I can remember, as I was among the hundreds of people surrounding the Library of Michigan by the State Capitol Building. All the librarians,historians and genealogists were out in force protesting the governor's executive order to shut down that beautiful complex and disperse the contents. I probably was on TV, as I seemed to be in the front of the crowd. So if you saw a white hat and flowery shirt in the front row, that'd be me. I got rounded up for the event after walking with my friend Clayton Klein Monday and meeting a historian friend of his after at the coffee shop. Civil protest. Quiet. Lots of speeches on the Capitol steps. And a beautiful day. Surely hope it has some effect.

    Hope you get to the movies. I'm curious about The Time Traveler's Wife, as I saw there was a book. Looked interesting.

    Take care too...with lots of ATB/P...Sue

  • At 5:45 PM, August 05, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    This is a long link, but maybe it will work: Elizabeth LaPrelle and the Crooked Highway links to her music sites. Or you can just google:) Enjoy! Have a great weekend everyone. Look forward to more movie news! Sue

  • At 6:09 PM, August 05, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...'s word is "Jekyll and Hyde" perhaps we are now getting a different famous literary duo each day instead of just a word?

    Sue, I've almost forgotten about Twitter (I don't get texts to my phone so I actually have to go look for "tweets") so thanks for the reminder! And congrats on your public protest - civil disobedience has a long history in the US and as long as it's peaceful go for it. Though I realize "disobedience" is a pretty strong word in this case. Everyone should ask themselves now and then though, "if I don't take a stand, who will?"

    You go girl! ATP always.


  • At 6:57 PM, August 05, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi Dave... that was a quick reply!
    I took photos, but here's one that is already up on the web I found. Has everyone in my little group, except I don't know the lady in the middle. I'm on the far left with the white cap. Now to think of something to write.

    Yes, Twitter is something else. Maybe I could use it to "protest":)

    Thanks for the ATP encouraging words for my amazing adventures of late! Sue

  • At 7:31 PM, August 06, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And today the word is "Mutt and Jeff" I think I was on to something about famous duos...


  • At 7:50 PM, August 06, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    I like Mutt and Jeff better than Jekyll and Hyde...Mutt and Jeff has gotten a lot of use in my family over the years. Probably true in a lot of families!

    Hope to hear how you like LTTF!

    Happy weekend everyone...Sue

  • At 3:25 PM, August 07, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Although Mutt and Jeff’s good cop bad cop can pertain to most families, I think Jeckell and Hyde might match mine better.

    Tanya Hoover

  • At 3:27 PM, August 07, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sorry - Jekyll and Hyde


  • At 9:15 AM, August 09, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Someone must be very busy!
    And perhaps this is part of it!

    Guess you'll all have to subscribe to's the latest greatest Tweet from our forum host:

    "My latest pic "Complacent" nominated for Best Film at the 2009 Filmmaker Festival Awards in L.A!"

    Now when can we hear more? Is it time for an article? How do we keep up?:)

    Tanya...Like your post...know what you mean!

    Take care and be sure think ATB/P thoughts! Sue

  • At 2:43 PM, August 09, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sue, I see the same message too and there is very little on IMDB so we have to wait from more info from our favorite "insider" to learn more I guess...

    By the way, my copy of "The Land That Time Forgot" came yesterday and I had a chance to watch it today (a good day to stay inside with the air conditioning as the heat can only be described as "oppressive") and I found the film to be entertaining and mostly engaging though I had to put aside a few scientific - and I use the term loosely as with any work of sci fi/fantasy - contradictions. For example, I don't think that there would have been any seagulls or pelicans in the time period to which they were transported.

    But Chris was on the screen for way too short of a time(you did a great job of course big guy)!

    I'm waiting for "Sea of Fear" to arrive still - Amazon had to back order it - and in the meantime like Sue I'll be anxiously awaiting word about "Complacent."

    ATP everyone - stay cool!


  • At 1:17 PM, August 10, 2009 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hey everyone,
    great subject! I have been a subscriber of A-Word-A-Day for two years now and I enjoy it. It amazes me, how many words are out there, that are still unknown to me, though occassionally they have words or expressions that I already know, which is neat.
    I like that they give you a context example, because that helps me to better understand how to use it.

    Today's word "ort" is actually interesting, because if you spell it with a capital O "Ort" it is a German word you can use for city, place, location, site, spot, lieu and venue. Aren't words fun?!

    Hope this finds you all well.

    Big hugs to you all.


  • At 2:31 PM, August 10, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Yes, Dave, way too little info. Perhaps the "insider" is in another land that time forgot...or maybe wishes he were. Assuming being supernova busy, that is. As in "stop the world I want to get off" kind of I feel I'm in right now. Even though it may be all good stuff, there are so many things and people you wish you could get around to...and find a way to do it all justice.

    And, yes, I'm totally in sync with you on LTTF. I just didn't want to say it out loud...if you know what I mean. Way too short of a time on screen. That's such a neat character. Although, suppose I should check out the older version and the book before I prejudge.

    Hope to hear all about the other projects. And hope all is well.

    Ute, what a great word! Ort. Really convenient. And BTW, Dave, do we dare say that Ute, Jaschenka and Angi have found their way to Facebook? While it's not the same as the forum, and never could take its place, it is a way to share photos etc. And, although it can be annoying at times, I'm glad to be able to connect in that way.
    Just hinting, in case you happen to be on it. Or any other forum friends.

    Speaking of many things to do, I forgot about my fan contribution for the forum. I guess I'd better make a better "to do" list. And get around to it:)

    Hope you're all enjoying the winding down time of summer! Sue

  • At 5:47 PM, August 12, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Check your Facebook friends requests - you'll find mine there!


  • At 9:45 PM, August 12, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Facebook forum family? Who'd have thought that would manifest four years after we began? Should be ATP fun!

    Of all these words, I like Ute's "ort" the best. Never heard of fug.
    Maybe birl. But bap is intriguing.

    Hoping to hear more about Complacent and the film festival.

    Funny, I just thought of something on behalf of our busy in we'll always be around...and "we'll leave the light on for ya!"

    Couldn't resist that...but hopefully you know I mean this forum feels like home:) Sue

  • At 7:57 PM, August 13, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "Bap?" what word will they think of next?

    While waiting on Complacent I must admit that I finally did something I should have done long ago and watched "Sea of Fear!" I ordered it along with my LTTF order - and I have to admit of the two moview, Sea is by far my favorite. In addition to the fact we get to see much more of Chris' acting - I keep forgetting that he can be downright creepy when he wants to be ("silly girl")- the story was more engaging to me and the characters more fleshed out. Though it's not fair to compare the two as they are of different genres. And I will admit the end of Sea, while interesting, did seem a little forced if not contrived.

    My two cents for what it's worth. Just felt like writing a little about movies tonight and figured what better place to do it?

    Gotta leave Facebook sometimes!


  • At 8:26 PM, August 13, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Dave, glad you saw the porch light still on! The neat thing about Sea of Fear is that Chris was on a lot and also that he was working with Kieren Hutchison, the actor that Ute does the website for. The two of us, of course, think they should be together in another movie sometime.
    You are much more of a theatre/movie critic type person than me, so I have a hard time expressing what I'm feeling about it, but you and Ute both seem to nail it for me many times.

    What summer movies are you seeing?
    Do you know anything about The Time Traveler's Wife?

    I agree about leaving Facebook. I used to just check it late at night, as I was on dial-up and it was such a pain. Now it's so easy to keep surfing and commenting and finding neat things to share. So I'll have to develop some kind of discipline about it! But where else could I have found you on my wall today, along with a classmate of my son's, who just had a baby. Two great connections made.

    Hope you find everyone on there!
    Take care everyone! Sue

  • At 9:09 PM, August 13, 2009 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hey Dave, glad you enjoyed watching Sea of Fear. Jascchenka and I enjoyed it - despite the story, I have to say. It has good music and nice visuals of marine life, and, of course, Chris and Kieren in it. And without the movie, I probably wouldn't be here.

    As for movies, we'll be going to see Public Enemies tomorrow, GI Joe next Tuesday, and Coco Chanel the Tuesday after. So much to see, so little time. :)

    Wishing everyone a great weekend!
    Big hugs,

  • At 10:54 AM, August 15, 2009 , Blogger Christopher said...

    I love today's word, CWM. It is the only word I know that does not have a vowel in it!

    Thanks everyone who checked out Land that Time Forgot. Yes, if you drop into the move more than ten minutes late, you'll miss me entirely. The idea for my character was that he's the guy you can trust to get you out of a jam on an island - so if anything happens to him, everyone else is going to be in big trouble.

    Thanks to Dave too for watching Sea of Fear. That scene that you referred to where my character is a bit creepy was actually improvised during a lunch break. Andrew the director was wanting to get some more intrigue into the movie and we were way off course with the script by then anyway, so we just threw that together in a couple of minutes completely impromptu. And as mentioned above, one of the great things that came from that movie is our very own Ute!

    Thanks Sue for the comment about Complacent. It's a heavy movie that, again, I'm not in very much. None the less, it's entertaining and I got to work with a bunch of great artists on it. I will let you know when it get's released here.

    Have a great weekend!

    All Things Possible,

  • At 11:17 AM, August 15, 2009 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hey Forum Family!
    Seems everyone is enjoying the word-a-day additions and I must say I love them too and introduced some of my friends to it. Actually Chris, I think quite a few of the westEuropean languages have a collection of words without vowels in it, originating from Gaelic and Celtic influences. Quite fascinating!
    I am doing something I haven't done in a long time and was only able to pick up again recently. I am back to drawing! A very personal and symbolic piece too I might add..and it seems to turn out just how I intended. :)
    Have fun everyone who is seeing movies this time of Summer. And for all of you who are on Facebook- find me there! Weekends hugs and elvish greetz, Be Inspired!

  • At 6:34 PM, August 15, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Wonderful weekend wishes everyone!
    50 that a record? I agree with Ute and Jaschenka, in that I liked the music and scenery in Sea of Fear, as well. And again we all think Chris and Kieren would be great in another film sometime. As for LTTF, I think they still could have left you on longer and it would have added a lot more to the movie. I see your point about why, but when watching it, I didn't sense that at all. It felt way too premature, but then of course we're your fans, so we care about things like that.

    Sounds like lots of movies on your summer docket, Ute. I'd be interested in Coco Chanel. Think I heard a bit about it. I'm really out of tune on movies.

    You are right, Chris, I guess without Sea of Fear we wouldn't have Ute, and without her asking me to watch a program for her, she and I would probably still be faraway forum friends. We're still virtual, but Facebook is working its magic. I just now learned that someone from my workshop will be a friend on there. Hope I can keep up with everyone!

    Well, Chris, one day I did try to check out IMDB and see all the projects. So, if all that is underway, then, you must be supernova busy. Maybe they'll all come out at once!

    Well, since many of us are on Facebook, and you have lots of projects going, perhaps 2010 will be the magic year and we can have a big fan gathering. How long have we thought about that now?

    I was moving things around and recently had come across a newsletter I sent out to family and friends in March 2006. As I look at it, it was kind of a rundown on what you were doing ast the time. Back when you were on the CSI Miami show. I was just thinking how neat it would be to have some news like that along, to keep diehard fans up to date.

    I last wrote in fall 2006. Wow, so much has transpired since then. Where did the time go? And this year is going going by at warp speed. Everyone I know wonders how they're going to keep up.

    Jaschenka, I love your language insights. I used to know a lot about that kind of thing...not so much anymore. And I'm so happy for you getting back to your drawing again. Your creativity is bursting it seems! I'll comment more on the book sometime I'm reading...that I quoted on FB. Stuart Brown, MD about the importance of play in our lives. (Has a lot to do with creativity). Last night I realized that FB and Twitter are virtual "playgrounds," as is this forum! Love this one the best!!! It's ATB/P! Sue

    PS We haven't heard from a few of the forum family for awhile...hope all is well! Look forward to updates.


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