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Hi! My name is PEPPER LOVES ZIPPY

I am a Cockatiel from Racine, WI.

Pepperbird, Pep, Pepperoni

16 years old   M

Cockatiel

millet

on shoulders, on the sofa

He is VERY particular about who scratches his head and how it is done.

they love me lots!

He's very sneaky...goes on the floor or chews on stuff very quietly--ya gotta really watch him!.

Cockatiels Rule!.

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  Hello Pepper, Hello Angel~
I hope you are having a lovely day! I had a lovely cranberry scone for breakfast so it's been a great day so far! The gardeners are here but since it's raining they are not going to get much done! I suppose that it will be all bush trimming and sweeping today so it won't be too interesting, Suppose I'll have to find someone else to yell at today!
Mom is cleaning today so I will just supervise and wait for the cooking to start and see what is on the menu for the day!
Dad was in California last night but we don't know where he was heading next. He's only been in the snow a few times and has been blessed to have most of his loads in the west. He doesn't like driving in snow at all!!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/27/2015 11:47.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday on Film
Before the month winds down, we want to Thank our loyal friends for all their support, kind words and encouragement throughout this past month.
Love from Mark and Flitzer

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Dad's Special Movie Memory:
As kids we would get to a movie theater once in a while. Mostly for a Kids Matinee.
We almost never visited the Refreshment Stand. There was one special time which was an exception.
Dad was treated to a special movie with his Mom. They went without the rest of the family -and It was an evening showing, She even bought him popcorn. Can't recall if it was a Birthday or whatever - just that it was a special night.

The film was "MARY POPPINS", which, ever since has been a special movie for Dad.

We spoke earlier this month about how a few notes of music can make a movie-memory come sweeping back. Any music from ‘Mary Poppins’ makes Dad think of that special Movie Night with his Mom.

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02/27/2015 04:36.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Winners and Classics
Kiddo raised an interesting topic: Films that did Not win The Academy Award for 'Best Picture', but they are now classics, many times surpassing the Oscar-winning film.
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in the Awards Game there has to be a winner, and losers. There will be endless discussion as to outcomes, but only time makes a film a true Classic.
A couple of examples:
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The Year: 1941. The Oscar-Winning film, "How Green was My Valley" [a personal favorite and a wonderful film], but the nominee that did not get the award was "Citizen Kane" which many feel is one of the Greatest Films Ever Made.
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The Year: 1952. The Oscar-Winning Film, "The GreatestShow on Earth"
...same year as "High noon" and "The Quiet Man"
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The Year: 2005. The Oscar-Winning Film, "Crash"
...same year as "Brokeback Mountain", a film which many consider a Classic.
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Will this year's winner, "Birdman", remain considered the Best of the year?
or will “American Sniper”, "Boyhood" or even "The Grand Budapest Hotel" be remembered...only time will tell.

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02/26/2015 01:11.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Thoughts . . .
Still in "Recovery-Mode" from Hollywood's Big Night.

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Some of you BirdChannel friends have expressed that they don't watch The Oscars.
Dad doesn't really like the Hollywood Glamor-thing and some of the industry politics,
but we do love movies.
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Often we are disappointed with what films and actors win the awards. That is all a part of the game. We often look back on past years with a knowing smirk, realizing that the movies we liked best that year are the ones that are still being watched and appreciated.
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All that being said, we do like tuning in that one night a year, when Hollywood goes all-out and celebrates the talent, work and yes, the tackiness of The Hollywood Movie Machine.
~Wings Up~

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02/25/2015 12:57.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
Paddy Cake is the bad budgie. Piddy follows him but doesn't go near any of us and perches in a safe place to watch all the action. every time after Paddy does his dive bombing he flys to Piddy and kisses her.

dad took the doggie to the vet today to check the progress of her healing. while at the vets office the pad on the bottom of doggies toe fell off. there is a big hole there now. all the tissue inside the hole is very healthy and should regrow and fill the hole up. the vet said there was still a little necrotic tissue on the sides which will also fall off but for dad not to worry

the visiting nurse is coming tomorrow so mom was doing some cleaning today. don't forget mom was laid up with a bad back for about 4 weeks so there wasnt much cleaning done in that time period. moms back is about 90 percent better but if she overdoes it or moves in the wrong way it hurts.

we are only allowing the nurse in the dining room which is part of the kitchen and living room but she must sit at the dining room table right next to Cori who will entertain her with how loud how she can yell. hopeful she won't stay long.

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02/24/2015 10:30.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Parties with the Stars
Inside Oscar’s Glamorous After-Parties
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The night doesn’t end when the final Oscar is handed out. In fact, the party is just getting started as stars and execs exit the Dolby Theater, heading to a flurry of post-awards celebrations, including the Governors Ball, the Vanity Fair Party, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party and more.

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The Governors Ball
By the time celebs arrived at the Governors Ball, they were ravenous. As usual, the event was catered by Wolfgang Puck -- a fact he made sure everyone was aware of.
Before the Oscars began, he walked the entire red carpet in his chef's whites with a tray displaying some of the treats partygoers would be offered at the after-party. Among them: caviar-topped baked potatoes, chicken pot pie and mac and cheese with aged cheddar. There was also a dessert bar, though most guests skipped the cookies and cupcakes in favor of Puck's trademark mini gold-covered chocolate Oscars. The candy men were kept just feet from a station where winners headed with their real gold statues and queued up to wait for engraving.
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Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Location: Wallis Annenberg Center, Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Details: Graydon Carter hosts the Vanity Fair Oscar party at a custom-designed space which connects the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall. Above photo, Lady Gaga attends while right, Oscar-winning best supporting actor Jared Leto photobombs Anne Hathaway.
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InStyle Oscar Party
Location: Fig & Olive, 8940 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA

Guy Oseary and Madonna’s Late Night Party
Details: Undisclosed. It’s happening, but a source close to the event says Madonna will be unable to attend since she’ll be in rehearsals for The Brit Awards on Feb. 25.
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Elton John Oscars Party
The Elton John AIDS Foundation hosted its 2015 Academy Awards viewing party in West Hollywood on Sunday. The annual event, now in its 23rd year, serves as a star-studded fundraiser for the organization, which John founded in 1992 to support HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and awareness.

John and his husband David Furnish serve as co-hosts. Gordon Ramsay is once again providing a five-course gourmet dinner, and there will be a special musical performance. John, who joined Instagram in December to document his wedding to Furnish, is now using his account to share intimate pictures from the exclusive celebration. Before the Oscars ceremony began, the music legend revealed $4.85 million had already been raised, and later shared an adorable picture of his sons watching “Uncle Neil” Patrick Harris host the show.

Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Nina Dobrev, the Osbournes, Aaron Paul, Alec Baldwin, Rob Lowe are among the celebrities in attendance. Plenty more are expected to join the festivities once the Academy Awards show ends.

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02/24/2015 12:59.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
i wasn't in the bowl at the same time as the bad budgie. i take a lot of baths because the house is way to warm for me and its the only way i can cool down. the bad budgie watches every little thing i do and tries to cpu me.

i dropped a waxworm when the bad budgie startled me tonight and tried to chase me . he picked the waxworm up but didn't like it and threw it away.i decided to chase the bad budgie instead of letting him chase me. this only excited him more. i got my waxworm back and swallowed it.

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02/23/2015 10:42.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Pepperbird!
Are you chilly too?
Tomorrow dad is having 5 trees cut down before they fall down. The power line is getting dropped so the generator better keep the furnace going!
Your Zippy

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02/23/2015 12:08.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer and Dad Sleepy after Oscar Parties
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"The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props
The audience that lifts you when you're down
The headaches, the heartaches, the backaches, the flops
The sheriff who escorts you out of town

The opening when your heart beats like a drum
The closing when the customers won't come

There's no business like show business
Like no business I know..."
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Dad says it will take a couple of Blogs to cover his disorganized reactions to the 87th Acadmy Awards. [Dad is old and scatter-brained anyway, but I love him].

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First Things First: The Opening Number was Awesome. The best in years.
The other highlight of the show was Lady Gaga's tribute to the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music" -like her or not, her performance was phenomenal.
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Dad's pick for Best Dressed: Rosamund Pike‘s red hot custom Givenchy gown
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Although Dad thinks there were better films last year, anything called "Birdman" gets my vote too. It took hom 4 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
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Dad's favorite film this year was "Whiplash" which won three awards, including JK Simmons winning for Best Supporting Actor - Dad says he had the best performance of the year and his gold statue was the most deserved.
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It's interesting that each of the eight nominees for 'Best Picture' went home with at least one Oscar
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WINNERS:
Best Picture: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
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Director: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
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Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”
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Actress: Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”
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Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”
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Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
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Adapted Screenplay: “The Imitation Game” Written by Graham Moore
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Original Screenplay: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
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Animated Feature: “Big Hero 6”
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Original Score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Alexandre Desplat (WINNER)
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Original Song: “Glory” from “Selma”
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Film Editing: “Whiplash” Tom Cross
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Cinematography: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Emmanuel Lubezki
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Foreign Language Film: “Ida” from Poland

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02/23/2015 03:37.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer ready to co-Host The Oscars
Oscar Sunday
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Singing: "It’s a wonderful night for Oscar…Oscar, Oscar!" --Billy Crystal
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Billy Crystal is my favorite Oscar Host. He has hosted NINE Times between 1990 and 2012.
As far as I'm concerned he could keep on hosting.
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The origin of the name Oscar is disputed. One biography of Bette Davis claims that she named the Oscar after her first husband, band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson; Walt Disney is also quoted as thanking the Academy for his Oscar as early as 1932.
Another claimed origin is that the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette's reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce). Columnist Sidney Skolsky was present during Herrick's naming and seized the name in his byline, "Employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette 'Oscar'". The trophy was officially dubbed the "Oscar" in 1939 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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I am ready for a great night. We have snacks, a coffee cake, champagne and Dad'll be picking up "subs" [Submarine Sandwiches]. Just a small party.
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Have a great night, everyone. ~Wings Up~

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02/22/2015 01:50.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepperbird
That nap was greyt.
I think I'm dripping feathers ALL over, hope your mom doesn't mind.
FOOD, is there any of the millet left?
Are you missing the current snow storm too? it is staying south of us. AND today might hit 30!
Your Zippy

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02/21/2015 10:10.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
took her to another vet for a second opinion and that vet said the sores on doggies foot from the wrapped splint is not a bacterial infection but a fungus infection. dad is now putting a anti fungal/bacterial cream on it to heal it. dad went down to the drugstore and talked to the pharmacist who said the vet had the doggie on the wrong ointment which is probably what caused the fungal infection. since the doggie is wearing her cone she can't lick the medicine so she should be ok. hopefully the cats won't get any medicine on their little paws.

not sure why the new health insurance wants to come to the house but they said this is their new policy. it sounds like they want to check the house out and make sure the parents can care for themselves and eat nutritional meals. it seems like they think the parents might be idiots.

i have decided that i like the bad budgie bothering me. when mom doesn't bring them up for playtime with Cori and me i sit on my cat stool and pout. when the bad budgie flys over to me and runs after me i get all excited. so far all we have done is chest bump. when the bad budgie goes back to his cage i hop over and sit under it waiting for him to come out.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

love Boo Boo

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02/20/2015 09:45.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pepper, Hello Angel~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I finally have some time to get a note out! Dad has been home for a few days and is now getting ready to head out again. He was suppose to go tomorrow but there might be snow in the mountains tomorrow so he is getting a head start to avoid the snow!
Just the usual stuff going on around here. Lots of cleaning up and boring stuff like that. I have kept myself busy with toys and snacks and lots of play time with mom.
I hope your night is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug! Hope you are staying warm! Spring is only 27 days away!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/20/2015 06:57.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Frigid Friday Flitzer
Our Oscar Host for 2014:
Neil Patrick Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, magician,[2] comedian, and singer. He is best known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series "How I Met Your Mother" (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for Emmy Awards.
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In 2014, he starred in the title role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
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He has hosted The Emmys, The Tonys, and now The Oscars.

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02/20/2015 03:56.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
i think doggie is more accepting of what she is going through than dad is. she still won't use her healed leg and dad took her cone off of her head so ll she wants to do is lick and so dad keeps yelling at her to not lick and mom said just put the cone on her. she doesn't mind it. true the doggie doesn't mind the cone but dad sure does.

we just started a new health insurance plan and now some nurse wants to come to the house to inspect the parents and the parents don't want her to come but are afraid if they say no the health insurance will give them problems. how the nurse will inspect dad is beyond me since dad will not put down the doggie and Cori will not stop screaming and mom will have to hide me in the bedroom and then probably the cats will come out and make hairballs.

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02/19/2015 09:41.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Talks Oscar Parties
A Sneak Peek Inside the Glamorous Oscars Governors Ball
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Party Party Party
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When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
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The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.
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When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
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The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.
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“The colors are very rich jewel tones – burgundies, purples, deep greens and golds,” says celebrity florist Mark Held. “We’re trying to create a different look for each table. Some tables have vintage-looking lamps, some tables are tone-on-tone purple, and for some tables, we’ve created man-made flowers out of succulents. It’s very eclectic.”
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Aside from the stunning décor, Hollywood’s A-listers will have plenty to munch on, as chef Wolfgang Puck has created 32(!) unique dishes to serve over the course of the meal.
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“When we do a menu for 1,500 people, we have to have enough dishes so that there’s something for everybody,” explains Puck. “Some people are vegan and vegetarian, some people don’t eat fish or don’t eat meat. Because of that, we made 32 different dishes, from a little parsnip chip with eggplant puree, which are a little Middle Eastern, to lobster rolls with bacon, which is traditional American.”
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Other dishes include baked potatoes topped with caviar, black truffle chicken pot pies, Wagyu shortrib with squash puree, chilled sweet pea soup, and Puck’s signature Oscar-shaped smoked salmon matzo. (350 lbs. of smoked salmon will be served in total!)
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Of course, no party is complete without some festive drinks. Piper-Heidsieck will be serving up 1,500 bottles of champagne — including about 750 of their exclusive Rare bottles — while Sterling Vineyards will be providing 2,400 bottles of wine.

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02/19/2015 12:49.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
HAPPY HUMPDAY

mom heard an owl hooting tonight and it wasn't a screech owl so we are assuming the strange crie were coming from the baby owls.

today the doggie got her splint off. the vet said her bone is completely healed in her leg. when she came home she was limping like crazy and after looking at her foot it was all bloody so bcd to the vet she went. the vet said because the splint held her toes so close together they are almost like bed sores on her and of course she just wants to lick them so the vet put a cone on her head. the poor doggie. she doesn't seem to mind the cone and hopefully the pain from the sores on her foot will heal quickly

love Boo Boo

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02/18/2015 11:47.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Squawks
'BEST DIRECTOR'
The Director of a film helms the project - it is his vision which ends up on the screen -the scope, the mood, the pacing. He normally chooses the actors and crew that can best fulfill the work he/she envisions. Although a collaborative effort, the Director makes the big decisions and it responsible for the final product.

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Due to strange rules of The Academy, there are 8 'Best Picture' nominees this year, yet only 5 Directors can be nominated for recognition.

In my eyes, Director RICHARD LINKLATER has been the most creative, experimental, thoughtful and accomplished director of the bunch. Although 'Boyhood' may not be his best film, I am rooting for him to win 'Best Director' this year.
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Achievement in Directing:

"Birdman" or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): Alejandro G. Iñárritu
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"Boyhood": Richard Linklater
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"Foxcatcher": Bennett Miller
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"The Grand Budapest Hotel": Wes Anderson
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Another cold n snowy day here in Buffalo -our endless Winter...
Bundle up and Stay warm.
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"The Imitation Game": Morten Tyldumf

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02/18/2015 03:36.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
mom read this fascinating article about human DNA showing that homo sapien mated with non human animals which they considered this separate group that are not monkeys but look like cavemen and their are 4 distinct groups. now mom wants to have her DNA tested to see if she has that animal DNA.

it warmed up today to 22 and actually felt comfortable compared to the - temps we have been getting. haven't heard the animal crying today but saw a big fluffy brown bird flying around and think it might have been an owl baby crying. they make the strangest sounds.

love Boo Boo

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02/17/2015 10:34.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepperbird
For a moment I thought I was on the wrong page.
I see you got the Valentine pic. Mom is not best pleased with it, but it is ok.
Lets watch that movie with ?the blue fronted conure ?Pete, that has something about an animal lab???
Love the cuddling in this cold. Warmish today, 22, but dipping to singles again. what about that blanket?
Your Zippy

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02/17/2015 11:30.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer has his say:
Oscars are This Sunday – Are You Excited?
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Enough already, Dad. You keep taking over the computer and talking about all these movies I don’t watch!
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Time for Flitzer’s Favorite Film: “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” (2003, Dir: Judy Irving)
This film focuses on the flock of cherry-headed conures (and a lonely blue-headed one named Connor) who flock around the Telegraph Hill region of the city and their closest human companion, Mark Bittner.
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I love everything about this film. The story, the photography. The beautiful parrots.
Love to watch this movie and Squawk along, adding my voice to the proceedings.
A Great Film! ==Flitzer
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02/17/2015 03:32.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
vote4u. mom heard a animal crying outside so she has been trudging up and down the icy roads hunting for it. she hasnt heard anything since, saw no footprints in the snow and the roads are so bad nobody is out driving. hope whatever she heard found a safe place. no road crews are clearing of the roads so there is no traffic and its so quiet outside. the snow is sparkling like diamonds

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02/16/2015 10:42.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Flyin' By...
Favorite Film Scores:
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I love "Movie Music".
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Music is so important in setting the mood of the film. It heightens the tension, the suspense, the romance....
Often we don't even notice the music as it is such an intricate part of the fabric of the film.

Sometimes it takes seeing a movie a few times to appreciate the score.

The greatest film composers know how to play on our emotions while we do not even realize it.
It only takes a few notes of the score to have movie memories come flooding back. We recognize the music for the shark in "Jaws" instantly, and can picture Scarlett O'Hara with just a couple notes of 'Tara's Theme'.
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My Top Favorite Musical Scores for Movies:
1. "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Bernard Herrmann
2. "Dead Ringers" - Howard Shore
4. "Ben-Hur" - Miklós Rózsa
4. "Out of Africa" - John Barry
5. "Cinema Paradiso" - Ennio Morricone
6 "All About My Mother" - Alberto Iglesias
7. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" - Ennio Morricone
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What are your favorite film scores?

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02/16/2015 03:36.45 AM Report This Comment  
  O Pepperbird
I FORGOT to say thank you for the flowers too! I did get them, a lovely arrangement of pink and red roses. I won't even try to perch on them, hehehe.
You are so sweet...
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02/15/2015 11:16.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Movie Reflections from Flitzer
Memorable movie moments:
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Try to think of movie/film moments that bowled you over
-scenes after which you felt overwhelmed.
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Here's a short list of a few that come to mind:
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1. "American Beauty": Lester looking beyond his life to the unbelievable beauty in the world around him.

2. "The Best Years of Our Lives": Homer's homecoming

3. "Brokeback Mountain": Ennis finding the shirts.

4. "City Lights": the ending

5. "The Fly" (1986): the final Teleportation

6. "Jaws": finding Ben Gardner's boat

7. "Out of Africa": Karen & Denys flying over the African plains

8. "Say Anything": Lloyd and his boombox

9. "Singin' In the Rain": Gene Kelly twirling around in joy dancing down the rain-soaked street

10. "The Sixth Sense": the ending

11. "The Sound of Music": the Opening Scene

12. "Yankee Doodle Dandy": Jimmy Cagney dancing down the steps of The White House
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What are Your memorable moments?

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02/15/2015 03:11.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
I gave a hundred Valentine’s
A hundred, did I say?
I gave a thousand Valentine’s
One cold and wintry day.
I didn’t put my name on them
Or any other words
Because my Valentine’s were seeds
For February Birds

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02/14/2015 03:46.23 PM Report This Comment  
  *Peck* happy Valentines Day Pepper
Did you get the flower I sent? Please note the special addition.
Hope we can stay warm with these dangerous temps. Lets cuddle and eat that 'special addition'.
Do you think your mom will let us over to that blanket???
Your Zippy

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02/14/2015 12:47.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Saturday
Record Bitter Cold Temps and Storm Warnings for the weekend.
Dad is still getting out when he can for quick trips - he's dressed in lotsa layers.
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Dad did get out to see Mike Leigh's film "Mr. Turner" starring the wondeful Timothy Spall.
Spall won Best Actor for the role at the Cannes Film Festival, but, sadly, did not get an Oscar Nomination .
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Keep Warm, EveryBirdie
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2015 Oscar Nominees - Best Actress in the Leading Role:
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Marion Cotillard: Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones: The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore: Still Alice
Rosamund Pike: Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon: Wild
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02/14/2015 03:10.13 AM Report This Comment  
  HI PEPPER
HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH.

update on the doggie. YESTERDAY DAD TOOK DOGGIE TO THE VET TO HAVE THE BROKEN LEG AND SPLINT CHECKED. THE VET WAS HAPPY WITH HOW DOGGIE IS DOING AND DAD CAME HOME. THEN DOGGIE WOULDNT POOP AND DAD FLIPPED OUT. AT AROUND 9PM DAD STARTS YELLING THAT THE TUMOR ON DOGGIES TOE HAS SPLIT OPEN AND IS BLEEDING. MOM AND DAD RUSHED DOGGIE TO THE ER. EVERY SUGGESTION MOM MADE DAD SHOT DOWN ABOUT WHY DOGGIES TUMOR ON TOE WAS BLEEDING AND HOW TO CORRECT IT. MOM SAID JUST USE COMMON SENSE. DAD SHOUTED MOM DOWN. AFTER SITTING AT THE ER FOR ANOTHER 4 HOURS THE VET AGREED WITH MOM THAT BECUSE DOGGIE IS PUTTING ALL HER PRESSURE ON THE TUMOR BECAUSE OF THE BROKEN LEG THE SKIN IS RIPPING FROM THE NASTY ICE IN THE YARD. MOM SUGGESTED BUYING NEWBORN INFANT SOCKS FOR DOGGIE. VET AGREED IT WAS A GOOD IDEA BUT BETTER TO WEAR THE SOCKS IN DOORS SO DOGGIE DOESNT KEEP LICKING THE TUMOR AND MAKING IT WORSE. MOM ALSO SUGGESTED BUY TINY LITTLE BUNION OR CORN BANDAGES AND PLACING ON THE TUMOR SO IT IS CUSHIOED FROM THE ICE. VET SAID THAT IS OK BUT NOT NECESSARY. DOGGIE POOPED AT THE VETS SO DAD WAS HAPPY. MOM NEVER GOT TO SEEP UNTIL 6AM THIS MORNING. AFTER WAKING UP MOM SEARCHED IN STORES FOR NEWBOEN BABY SOCKS. THEYA LL HAVE A FOOT SHAPE AND WONT WORK ON DOGGIES. MOM THEN FOUND THESE TINY LITTLE MITTENS FOR NEWBORNS THAT WORK PERFECTLY FOR THE SHAPE AND SIZE OF OUR DOGGIES FOOT, MOM ALSO BOUGHT THE BANDAGES BUT DAD HASNT USED THEM. THE DOGGIE LOVES HER LITTLE MITTEN SOCKS AND DOESNT BOTHER THEM AT ALL. MOM IS EXHAUSTED AND GLAD THIS DAY IS OVER. HOPE YOU HAD A SWELL DAY. IT WARMED UP TO 20 DEGREES HERE. WHOOPEE.
LOVE BOO BOO

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02/13/2015 10:56.46 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Mr PEPPER, YOUR VALENTINES DAY
FLORAL GIFT FOR Miss ZIPPY IS READY.

A pickup notice has been posted on her page.

Thank you so much for your order and please come visit us again soon.

Regards,
♥ Miss Alex, Miss Ruby, & Mr Mikey ♥
The Pretty Rose Flower Shop
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02/13/2015 10:27.08 AM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Mr PEPPER, WE HAVE A VALENTINES DAY
FLORAL GIFT FOR YOU FROM Miss ZIPPY.

To pick up your order, please do the following:

Go to The Pretty Rose Flower Shop (Page 188440) and scroll down to the Picture Gallery. You will see your order receipt followed by your order. Your order may be on more than one page. Be sure to check all pages in the picture gallery.

To take delivery on your order, do the following:

1. Click on the image to open to full size.
2. Right click on the image to bring up the sub menu.
3. Click on "Save Picture As" and choose a location to save the image.
OR,
4. Simply copy the image and paste the image where ever you wish.

Do the same for all images.


Images will remain posted for one week. At that time, your order will be moved to a file folder. If you wish to reorder the same item, just let us know and we will repost it.

A Very Happy Valentine’s Day to You,
♥ Miss Alex, Miss Ruby, & Mr Mikey ♥
The Pretty Rose Flower Shop
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02/13/2015 08:18.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Friday Flitterings
The Theatrical Experience.
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My Dad prefers to watch films in the movie theater. He goes sometimes once a week.
Often older Classic Films, or Foreign Films or Independent Films. He does see more current releases, but is very selective with those.
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Dad believes in the Theatrical Experience. He does not pay for cable TV or dish, and takes that entertainment money and spends it at the movies.
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There is something special in the communal experience of an audience in the dark - laughing at something funny, or holding its collective breath in suspense. It is a very special shared experience you can't get at home watching a DVD.
Being enveloped in the huge picture, the expanse of sound.
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The smell of freshly popped popcorn is a special treat. Dad says a movie isn't the same without a nice bag of popcorn in his lap.
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I like to share special movies at home with Dad and sometimes his friends as well. Often what we see at home are films Dad fell in love with At The Movies.

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02/13/2015 03:51.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pepper, Hello Angel~
I hope you guys are having a great day! Lots of cleaning going on this morning. Mom wishes she did not have to work tonight so she could get more done. She'll be off tomorrow night so the chores will continue tomorrow. Mom will come home and take a nap in the morning and then get me my toast!! She thinks she will go to Ross tomorrow to buy some new clothes. Dad gave her a gift card for Christmas and told her that her clothes were mostly junk and she needed some new stuff! I guess you can tell mom doesn't like clothes shopping much!
Dad has been in a motel in Phoenix for 3 days. He is really bored and wants to get back out on the road. He has his laptop with him and can watch TV. There is a Jack in the Box and a Waffle House within walking distance but I think he is tired of them. The satellite system broke and it is taking them forever to get it fixed. His terminal up here is complaining to the shop in Phoenix because they are taking so long. They told dad it should be done today but if it's not done by 6pm he will be in the motel for another night.
Mom and Jennifer went over to the dollar store and bought some cards and candies for the kids at the daycare. They are having a Valentine's party tomorrow. The kids decorated paper lunch sacks and all the candy will go into their bags!
I think they are going to have lots of fun!
I hope you have lots of fun today!! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/12/2015 02:17.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Thursday
Photo:
The iconic image of Harold Lloyd dnagling from the clock from "Safety Last!" (1923)
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2015 Oscar Nominees - Best Actor in the Leading Role:

Steve Carell: "Foxcatcher"
Bradley Cooper: "American Sniper"
Benedict Cumberbatch: "The Imitation Game"
Michael Keaton: "Birdman" or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne: "The Theory of Everything"
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i would like to see Bradley Cooper or Michael Keaton win
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~Wings Up~ ==Flitzer

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02/12/2015 03:27.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
HAPPY HUMPDAY

WHAT'S A DUCK'S FAVORITE DRUG? QUACK!

love Boo Boo

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02/11/2015 10:11.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
"We'll always have Paris.": "Casablanca", Dad's Favorite Film:
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"CASABLANCA" (1942, Dir: Michael Curtiz)
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Although Casablanca was an A-list film with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected it to be anything out of the ordinary.
It was just one of hundreds of pictures produced by Hollywood every year.
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"Casablanca" had its world premiere on November 26, 1942, in New York City and was released on January 23, 1943, in the United States. The film was a solid if unspectacular success in its initial run, rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier.

The film's reputation grew as audiences embraced it. Casablanca won three Academy Awards: for Best Picture, director, and writing (screenplay). Its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become iconic. The film has consistently ranked near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.

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02/11/2015 03:49.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Zippy
Not sure how much memory mom's kindle has. Know that the ebooks finished reading can just be sent back to the cloud so not taking up memory space on the device. Haven't seen any newsletters since only really did BC on it but now that the puter is back might eggsplore it more. Does check most days for the free ebooks.

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02/10/2015 05:52.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pepper
got to get this blog in before birdchnnel crashes again.

today i had my beak trimmed. mom held me whir daddy trimmed it. i did not like it at all. one good thing though since mom and daddy worked as a team my beak was trimmed very quickly. i got a piece of frenchtoast for being such a brave little girl.

well the doggie wouldn't walk on the trail with the kitty litter. mom then covered the kitty litter with pet safe deicing salt which didn't melt anything. then dad bought mulch and covered that all up with mulch and that worked and the doggie used the trail. dad went to the doctors today so mom took doggie out and she peed and then mom forgot to wipe all the mulch and kitty litter off of her feet and you wouldn't believe the mess on the carpets. then doggie pooped on the rug which was fine with mom since she had to clean up the footprints anyway and didn't have to worry about doggie slipping and sliding outside trying to poop.

glad we were able to get back on bird channel.

love Boo Boo

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02/10/2015 05:41.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday Talk:
The Great Studio Era: MGM
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.Once the largest and most glamorous of film studios, MGM was founded in 1924 headed by Louis B. Mayer. Studio billed itself as having "more stars than there are in heaven", a reference to the large number of A-list movie stars under contract to the company.
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MGM stood for the Best & the Glamorous. The Studio specialized in Musicals and great Dramas during Hollywood's Golden Era.
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The Studio's Motto was "Ars Gratia Artis", is a Latin phrase meaning "Art for art's sake".
The logo, which features Leo the Lion. Originally silent, the sound of Leo the Lion's roar was added to films for the first time in August 1928.
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The MGM era wound down in the early 1970s.
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List of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metro-Goldwyn- -Mayer_films

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02/10/2015 09:59.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Movie Monday
Computer ate my original blog --must have been hungry. Freezing Rain and Freezing Sleet making for awful roads and sliding cars...
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ACADEMY AWARD Statistics:
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Most awards won by a male:
Walt Disney won 22 Oscars. He also won the most Oscars in one year, with four in 1954.
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Most awards won by a female:
Edith Head won eight Oscars, all for Costume Design.
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Most awards for lead Actress:
Katharine Hepburn won four awards
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Most awards for leading actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis with 3 awards (1989, 2007, 2012)
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Most awards for supporting actor:
Walter Brennanwith 3
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Actress with most total nominations for acting:
Meryl Streep with 19 nominations.
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Actor with most total nominations for acting"
Jack Nicholson with 12 nominations.

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02/09/2015 03:38.15 AM Report This Comment  
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