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That plot sounds only vaguely familiar, but it gave me the creeps AND made me laugh! Yeeks!

What was the title of the book you mentioned reading and doing book reports about?

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Don't remember the book title. It was about a group of 3-4 young 12 or 13ish yo teens. They are lost exploring on Hawaii and then a volcano starts erupting. To top things off, they're being stalked by a Japanese WW2 veteran who doesn't know the war is over.

The book was a regular hard-back cover and some 150 pages or so. I loved that book. I prob should ask some library science person if they could find it out - I'd buy my own copy just to have it on the bookshelf!

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Just some trivia re soap opera shows' longevity

Days of Our Lives = 56 seasons

General Hospital = 48 seasons

The Young and the Restless = 48 seasons

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14 minutes ago, amoLucia said:

Just some trivia re soap opera shows' longevity

Days of Our Lives = 56 seasons

General Hospital = 48 seasons

The Young and the Restless = 48 seasons

Guiding Light.

57 years from 1952 - 2009 and that's after being on radio for ~15 years. 

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When I was doing private duty with a soaps afficianado, we were NOT allowed to talk unless a commercial was on. She watched All My Children, One Life To Live, and General Hospital. I glimpsed  piece of General Hospital last week and was surprised to see so many of the Soaps actors were still there, or had transformed from a previous role in another soap, to GH. Nice to have a regular work gig these days, I bet!

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Currently, there's an etsy (like Amazon) commercial that plays an aria, 'Queen of the Night', by Mozart from his opera 'Magic Flute'. The commercial plays that staccato piece that I'm sure you've all heard. I just like that piece, one of opera's best. Youtube has numerous clips, esp one that ranks 'who sang it best'. Diana Damrau is my choice, but every soprano is magnificent.

It's a weird opera; the aria's matriarch Queen tells her dtr to commit suicide (?!?). DRAMATIC costumes and makeup.

Oh, but that aria!!!

Also noticing a lot of RERUNING old Christmas commercials. I do like that Hershey's Kisses one that just ring-a-dings Christmas bell notes. Classic oldie but goodie!

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1 hour ago, amoLucia said:

It's a weird opera; the aria's matriarch Queen tells her dtr to commit suicide (?!?).

Murder but still she looks completely unhinged in the video. Has to laugh at one of the comments. “I have a complicated relationship with my mother too” 🤣

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I like the crime solvers like CSI Miami, NCIS, NCIS LA, Murder She Wrote, etc,  several old shows like the Waltons, Little House On The Prairie, and old Westerns like How the West Was Won, Wagon Train, etc.

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On 11/11/2020 at 3:04 PM, amoLucia said:

Currently, there's an etsy (like Amazon) commercial that plays an aria, 'Queen of the Night', by Mozart from his opera 'Magic Flute'. The commercial plays that staccato piece that I'm sure you've all heard. I just like that piece, one of opera's best. Youtube has numerous clips, esp one that ranks 'who sang it best'. Diana Damrau is my choice, but every soprano is magnificent.

It's a weird opera; the aria's matriarch Queen tells her dtr to commit suicide (?!?). DRAMATIC costumes and makeup.

Oh, but that aria!!!

 

The only opera I've ever seen live was The Magic Flute performed by our local university. That aria is one of the few things I remember and I still love it. 

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1 hour ago, nursej22 said:

The only opera I've ever seen live was The Magic Flute performed by our local university. That aria is one of the few things I remember and I still love it. 

Yes! I am so impressed with that aria. I just looove watching the sopranos' mouth movements during the piece. Then I notice I feel MY eyebrows wiggling with the notes up & down. Silly!

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I watch a lot of shows and am not one to binge watch.  It might take me six months to watch a season because I usually watch in my kitchen while cooking.  I watch a lot of cooking/travel shows the ones that combine travel with food like "Somebody Feed Phil".

I don't have cable TV.

Currently on Netflix I'm watching the British series "Sex Education" (definitely not classy at all. LOL), Shameless (I'm on Season 3), Pose (my favorite, I just watched an episode about a transexual sex worker that got murdered, very powerful episode), The Last Kingdom (I'm on season 4, it's a British historical drama set in the late 800's England about Danes and English folks fighting about...was happy to see it's renewed for a 5th season), Medici the Magnificent (an Italian-American international show about the Medici's in 1400ish Italy), the comedy "Frankie and Grace" (I'm on Season 6), The Crown (Season 3).    Going to add season 3 of Ozark and am thinking about adding Schitt$ Creek due to sweeping the Emmy Awards this year.   

Over at Amazon, I'm watching Fleabag (another British show that is so funny), the Marvelous Miss Maisel, the Man in the High Castle (another favorite about an alternative world where Germany won WWII), Vikings (another historical drama about Vikings).  I finished up some travel shows by a British Chef named Rick Stein that went to some places that interest me like India and SE Asia.

 

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