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thinks about unfortunate things that might happen

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While it's a relief to see Baker getting away from the fussbudget pornography of his recent novels Vox and The Fermata, his genius for passionately detailed, morally complex descriptive writing rarely appears in this jeremiad.
But when her out-of control brother drops into town, her commitment-phobic boyfriend proposes marriage, and her fussbudget boss (Matthew Broderick) takes her to bed, Sammy starts to fray around the edges.
In center ring are Blitzstein (Hank Azaria) and the tumultuous mounting of Cradle by a fire-breathing young Orson Welles (Angus Macfadyen) and his fussbudget collaborator, John Houseman (Cary Elwes).
The real enemy in this matter is neither the priggish organic obsessive nor the nanny-state nabob nor the farmer's-market fussbudget.
The trouble with having spent most of your life working for newspapers, then scanning them daily in retirement, is that you may get to be a world-class fussbudget.
If you're a trigger fussbudget like me, a bit of tuning and polishing by a knowledgeable gunsmith will give a superb pull.
The sister and brother, Sally (Dakota Fanning) and Conrad (Spencer Breslin), have been turned, respectively, into a stereotypical Miss Fussbudget and a disobedient mess-maker.
Among the children's gang are the lovable Charlie Brown, who perseveres despite continuous failure; the philosophical, blanket-carrying Linus; the fussbudget Lucy, who dispenses psychological advice for a nickel from behind a concession stand; and toy-piano virtuoso Schroeder.
Among them are the lovable Charlie Brown, who perseveres despite continuous failure; the philosophical, blanket-carrying Linus; the fussbudget Lucy, who dispenses psychological advice for a nickel from behind a concession stand; and toy-piano virtuoso Schroeder.
The Cottage Theatre produc- tion casts Mary Delorenzo as the fussbudget Florence Ungar and Elaine Slatore as the much less fastidious Olive Madison.
Of course, as their mismatched friendship progresses, it becomes apparent that the older, straight-arrow fussbudget could use at least as much in the way of lifestyle adjustment - and some good, old-fashioned affection.
Most can still stand tweaking for us trigger fussbudgets but they are much better, and they prove history doesn't always have to move in one direction.
For you acting fussbudgets out there who don't get that movement is just as important to a movie performance as the character and verbal aspects are, pay attention to the humor, fear, rage and psy-ops cunning Thurman weaves into her readings of Tarantino's studiedly stiff dialogue.
Purists, fussbudgets and naysayers may object that the whole point of being a board member is to be an old salt who has sailed the high seas of finance and has loads of experience.
Of course, catalogers are invariably (and often rightly) lampooned as fussbudgets and hairsplitters of the most exasperating sort, but then it is their nobly picayune craft to discern ever finer and more accurate footholds along the slippery ladder of classification.