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Pat Parker23 February 2012 at 2:50pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
I know that the RW team is working on our forums here and I know that so many lunies would like to have PMs available again. So, I've decided to start this topic in the Miscellaneous section for those of us who would like to have PMs and we can write what we would write in our PMs (well, sorta, kinda)
If I had PMs, I would send a PM to all of my familunies, wishing them well, asking them to return here again one day so that we can have our lunie exchanges that once were.
I'd continue sending PMs to some familunies who have become very near and dear to me over the past year --
Jen -- we haven't yet met personally, but I just know it'll happen soon and I am so glad to "know" you already.
Karen, Laura, Dar, Kira, Greg, Bev, Carolyn (who I don't think comes to this board) -- It has been a pleasure to have met you, enjoyed pre- post- and PG events together -- what fun we had and I'm glad to know you and look forward to many more years of lovely lunie times!
To all the old-timers (now, please don't get offended, but you know what I mean ) -- so many to name and I don't want to offend anyone -- please know that I cherish the wonderful memories of the times we have been in each other's company and always look forward to the "next" time.
So if I had PMs, I'd most likely use them for the good of this place -- to keep in touch with folks who don't necessarily post on the forums, but still might lurk.
Oh, and another thing I'd use PMs for -- planning lunie visits and gatherings and such.
I miss the days of PMs -- not THAT PMS, silly lunies!
Kind regards to all,
Nemesis_4723 February 2012 at 3:54pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
If I had a million dollars --oops I mean if I had PMs nothing would change, if I had PMS then I wouldn't be going through the change
but if I had PMs I would send you a message asking how excited are you about seeing Ellen - as for visiting my home town, say hi to the Hollywood sign for me
Progressive jen23 February 2012 at 4:28pmPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
Pat Parker2 March 2012 at 1:35pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
No PMs, but that's okay with me. I can say what I need to say publicly.
Just want to say that I'll be on my way (for my vacation) and hope everyone here on the moon has a great week.
When I return next week, I'll have an extremely busy week ahead of me, with working a few extra shifts (because I'll have been off on Fri 3/9) and then preparing for my Annual St. Padraic's Day Dinner Party with my family. I'm super excited about it this year (as always) and now just have to hope for good weather -- that always makes it better!
Have a great one lunies!
Ela2 March 2012 at 4:39pmPosts: 1336 (0 today)Status: offline
I'll watch for you on Ellen! Have a great time Pat!
Pat Parker4 March 2012 at 2:44amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Don't expect me to be dancing. I only dance when I'm very drunk -- and I haven't been very drunk in a long time and I don't think I'll be allowed to be very drunk for the show
Regardless of whether or not I can be seen -- you might be able to hear me -- ssshhh, listen!
As far as listening. . .
I'll listen for the Pennsylvanian accent that sounds a bit like a Boston accent
Pat Parker4 March 2012 at 4:58pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Jen -- LOL! Perhaps I can yell out a word so that you'll know it's me for sure -- I'll find a way to yell out "water" -- which will be heard very clearly as "WOODER!" -- you'll know it's me then.
Or, I could really go all Philly and say, "Hey, Yous Guys!" (but I honestly haven't said "yous" for the longest of times -- the nuns would be so proud of me!
Pat Parker4 March 2012 at 5:23pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh, Jen -- as for the handshake with PG at the show in Letterman -- we (Karen and I) happened to be very lucky in the sense that no one else dared to give it a try, but I suddenly, quite impulsively thought, "what the heck. I'll put my hand out, if he sees it he sees it if he doesn't want to shake it, he doesn't have to." Actually, I nearly missed him or he missed me -- I put my hand out just as he was passing (rather quickly), he did have to take a side step backward to come over and shake it -- that's what made it so very special ).
I'd like to think that Karen's and my handshake with PG was on behalf of you -- for having given us the head's up on the quiz! See how it all goes 'round full circle -- good begets good, etc.
I'm actually quite famous for my "background role" in things -- many years ago while working concert security in Philly, I worked the pre-show security for Paul McCartney (and Wings at the time). I had tix to the show itself, so I wanted to work pre-show security to do my part (big stadium shows were always "mandatory" events and I had already bought my tickets, so I wanted to work part of the event and still enjoy the show).
After a very long, long day doing nothing much but watching the stage crew do their wonderful job and having to check access passes for everyone who came onto the field/stage area, Paul McCartney was long overdue for his arrival and soundcheck (hhhmmm, seems PG isn't the only person who has a difficult time with clocks ). Well, it was time for our shift to change with oncoming event staff and I was determined to not miss PM so I would have stayed anyway, but just then, we got the word that he was here, so all of the event staff -- offgoing and oncoming were lined up on either side as his limo drove down the loading ramp onto the field. I wasn't too far from him, and our supervisor was making sure we were all looking good
As Paul stepped out of the limo, I had a split second to think -- do I run the risk of losing my job by waving to him or not? (I truly wanted to run up and rush him, but I knew that would definitely not get me a good evaluation! ). So, he stepped out of the limo and as he looked our way, I very quietly waved to him -- leaving my arm/hand down at my hip area, hoping that no one would see me wave -- except him. I thought that if he didn't like it, he'd report me, if he didn't see me, no harm done.
What to my wondering eyes/ears happen? Well, he not only saw my wave (from the hip), he stopped and saluted me and said, "How are you today?" I realized then that I had already stopped breathing because when I went to answer him, I said, "I'm okay. I'm okay. and it sounded like I had inhaled a helium baloon -- there were squeaks and cracks to my voice that I didn't know I could make! Well, there is a video of that tour and that scenario is in the video -- no kidding. You see him salute (someone) and you hear a voice (well, a squeaky voice anyway) -- that's me! (This whole encounter took @ 2 seconds, but as you can see it's a lifelong memory that I could make into a 3-part mini-series if you let me!).
Fast forward several years (and rewind a bit back to the Growing Up (in the Summer) tour -- that's what I call the summer shows of the Growing Up tour -- the one in which the official bootleg cds were available. During the show in Camden, NJ. while Peter is thanking the local crew, the "orange people" -- I yelled out "we love orange people" -- it's there on the cd. (After I had yelled it out, I turned to Deb Grant and said how I hadn't remembered about the recording until then). (Fortunately for me I was not loud enough when I very politely leaned over a few seats, pointed my finger in a man's face and said, "SHUT THE F*CK UP NOW!" during Father, Son -- this man had gotten more drunk by the minute, and during Father, Son -- last song, very quiet song, this man had been talking to his buddy -- two times initially, I leaned over and said, "shh!" -- two times. By the third time, I had it with him.
So, yeah, I've had a few "bit pieces" in music videos/audios -- I'm thinking of doing it part-time!
Okay, enough stories for now. I really must attend to some things, but thanks for allowing me to share the memories.