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Re: Good Ol' Freda
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2013, 05:54:13 PM »



You are good, Barry! I wish my mind were as sharp. (Seriously!) 
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« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2013, 07:12:53 PM »

Was as sharp.  You're slippin' Normandie!   ;)
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« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2013, 02:42:53 AM »


 I haven't watched it yet because I have been completely swamped with work. I don't want to be anxious and have my stomach in knots while I'm watching, so I am going to hold off for a few more days, until after my past-due work has been turned in.

Oh gosh; I hope things settle down for you soon Kathy. I think you should definitely try for a seat on that Vegas trip!
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« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2013, 01:58:28 PM »

Was as sharp.  You're slippin' Normandie!   ;)

Wouldn't that be the subjunctive mood, though? Sigh, maybe I am slipping.
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« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2013, 02:00:59 PM »

Oh gosh; I hope things settle down for you soon Kathy. I think you should definitely try for a seat on that Vegas trip!

Thanks, Kelley! Everything just keeps snowballing....Ugh!

I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of chaperoning the girls' band trip. Pro: I get to see the Cirque Beatles "LOVE" show, plus Los Angeles. Con: several days on a bus crammed with teenagers (and having to supervise said teenagers)  <cringe>   ;D
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« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2013, 05:18:32 PM »

Thanks, Kelley! Everything just keeps snowballing....Ugh!

I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of chaperoning the girls' band trip. Pro: I get to see the Cirque Beatles "LOVE" show, plus Los Angeles. Con: several days on a bus crammed with teenagers (and having to supervise said teenagers)  <cringe>   ;D
Kathy, what do you do for a living? I hope you catch up!
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« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2013, 07:06:43 PM »

Wouldn't that be the subjunctive mood, though? Sigh, maybe I am slipping.


No, you're not slipping. Grammar Girl agrees with you:

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/subjunctive-verbs?page=all
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« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2013, 10:23:03 PM »

Grammar Girl -- I like that, Kelley! Maybe I should have used that for my professional email address.  ;)


Kathy, what do you do for a living? I hope you catch up!

Thanks! I'm a freelance copyeditor. I can usually (sort of) manage OK, but once I fall behind on one deadline I get a late start
on the next project, and so on and so forth -- it can be hard to catch up!

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« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2013, 03:21:01 AM »

We never feel subjunctive in New Jersey.  And in North Carolina we drop the "g" in a word ending with "ing."

Grammar Girl's gotta get around a bit more, I reckon.     ;D
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« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2013, 11:52:10 AM »

Grammar Girl -- I like that, Kelley! Maybe I should have used that for my professional email address.  ;)


Thanks! I'm a freelance copyeditor. I can usually (sort of) manage OK, but once I fall behind on one deadline I get a late start
on the next project, and so on and so forth -- it can be hard to catch up!
"Grammar Girl" it is!
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« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2013, 02:06:34 PM »

We never feel subjunctive in New Jersey.  And in North Carolina we drop the "g" in a word ending with "ing."

Grammar Girl's gotta get around a bit more, I reckon.     ;D

If I were you...I wouldn't mess with Grammar Girl !
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« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2013, 11:19:05 PM »

Grammar Girl -- I like that, Kelley! Maybe I should have used that for my professional email address.  ;)


"Grammar Girl" it is!


If I were you...I wouldn't mess with Grammar Girl !


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« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2013, 11:34:49 PM »

Were that Grammar Girl I just saw flyin' up yonder?
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« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2013, 02:13:11 AM »

Look!  Up in the sky!  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's Grammar Girl!!!

If I looked like that I wouldn't be a boring old editor, that's for sure!   ha2ha
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« Reply #55 on: September 20, 2013, 02:37:20 AM »

Look!  Up in the sky!  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's Grammar Girl!!!



Now I.m really impressed! You've been working out!  ;D
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Re: Good Ol' Freda
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2013, 04:31:40 AM »

Has anyone else watched the documentary? I'm really eager to hear what you guys think of it.
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« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2013, 01:52:55 PM »


I still haven't. I hope to see it this coming week -- I'm nearly caught up.

I noticed The Washington Post gave it a rather lukewarm review. I'll get the URL and post it.
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« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2013, 02:02:44 PM »


Here's the URL...I know you said you're interested in what people here think of it, Kelley, and I am, too, but just in case you or anyone else is interested:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/longtime-beatles-secretary-reminisces-in-good-ol-freda/2013/09/18/3963f6c2-1c99-11e3-8685-5021e0c41964_story.html?wpisrc=nl_movies
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« Reply #59 on: September 22, 2013, 05:57:54 AM »

Here's the URL...I know you said you're interested in what people here think of it, Kelley, and I am, too, but just in case you or anyone else is interested:



Thanks for posting that Kathy. As you might imagine from my glowing review I don't agree with most of it! In fact, it even contains a very glaring error:"The soundtrack consists primarily of Beatles covers.". That makes it sound as though it was all Beatles songs, performed by other people.The songs were actually ones that The Beatles covered, like Arthur Alexander's Anna, along with some others with special significance. That's one of things I really liked about it and forgot to mention. He even managed to secure the rights to four Beatles songs so he did all right. Here's an article with some good info about the soundtrack and other aspects of the film:
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1551288/sxsw-beatlemania-revisited-in-good-ol-freda-film-on-the-beatles-secretary
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