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I recently returned from sunny Florida. You know I'm in the minority, I really like Florida. It's so kitschy. It's so fabulous and it's tropical, my favorite kind of weather. I saw some faces and some hairdos and some outfits I could not believe. I mean, why doesn't someone stop them before they walk out the door. My jaw dropped on several occasions and no one in my party made an attempt to close it. But I really like Florida. Miles, miles, miles and miles of sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise water, and lots of losers, and lots of kitschy kitschy yah yah.

Some restaurant recommendations: Blue Moon Fish Co., 4405 West Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 954-267-9888. I don't know if it was on the intercoastal waterway or a channel, but it's on the water. The food was great and the pizza bread was just like my Grandma used to make. Chima, 2400 East Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 954-712-0580. It's a Brazilian steakhouse... so much food... so much meat... meat, meat, meat. It was truly delicious in a beautiful setting.

Now I'm back and I'm freezing. But I have to keep this short Dolls, because I have to learn "Can-Can" and the new cabaret show. I'll have a lot more to talk about next month... or I won't. Keep warm!

Ok Dolls,
I learned "Can-Can", did it, and now I'm back to rambling. Oh my God, I've got so much to ramble about. Let's start with "Can-Can". Who would have thought a defining musical moment for me would be... "Can-Can"? How many more times can I say it? The last time the critics liked me, I was in a red wig singing Porter. I kept the red wig. It was so much fun. It was such a joy to work with the most professional ensemble I've ever worked with. Not only were they all individually incredibly talented but they were beautiful to look at with funny, wonderful personalities. I am incredibly grateful to this company of actors, singers, dancers and musicians. Michael Nouri is a dreamboat and I adore him and I hope I share a stage with him again. I like "Can-Can". I think it's a funny book with a great score. Doing these Encores! series' really beats one up. It's so fast, it's so intense, the concentration must be so deep. But I'm keeping Alzheimer's at bay by doing them.

Ok... now I'm going to bitch my head off. What happened to integrity? What happened to taking responsibility? What is everybody so fekking afraid of? We moved down to our other house because we are deeply into the Quaker phase. In the last hour of the move the movers broke an over 100 year old tiger stripe oak dining room table base. It's been over 60 days and we have been ignored by the moving company, after having submitted a damage complaint. The estimate for the repair was $1200. - I mean they broke it! Today in the mail we received a check for $60. as compensation. So now, it's lawyers and the Better Business Bureau. I'm here to tell you to never use Braun Moving and Storage, 46 Barnabas Road, Newtown, CT. The owner is Phil Braun and they are an agent for Allied Van Lines so I would suggest not using Allied Van Lines as well. They were at work, I employed them, and they are not taking responsibility for their mistake. This is the second time I've used them because it's such a big move and this is the last time I'm using them. I will fight their ignominious behavior. Those ignoramuses.

I caution you - do not use Allied Van Lines or Braun Moving and Storage out of Connecticut, especially if you have antiques. I shall keep you abreast of my progress. I want Ralph Nader to run for President. Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to handle these assholes? I mean the movers - not the presidential candidates.

Love, Patti


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