Sunday, May 20, 2007

Moonflowers and Morning Glories

Here is a picture of me and some ears, since all posts should have pictures and I don't have anything else I can think of to post.....

Oh, regarding the " why Malena says I will never see Moonflowers " remark, it's a joke. She is up all night and I tend to fall asleep early. And I tell her she will never see Morning Glories, as I am up early and they are long done by the time our Little Creature of the Night leaves her crypt.

The Gardens are proceeding nicely, Gretchen , the Belly Dancing Landscaper to Rock Stars, is coming over tomorrow to help me out some more, and we have big plans. ( all of which I am sure will involve huge amounts of hard labor , this is not Delicate Lady gardening here folks! ) My hill behind my house is filled with Purple Wildflowers, Flocks I believe ( I know I spelled that wrong, but that's how it SOUNDS ) And the veggies are doing all that can be expected of them. Malena is planting a Bird of Paradise of me, as I love them, but can't have them here. ( see? THAT'S how to garden, get your friends to plant things you like and go visit them, hee-hee )

Alas, I could not decide which Kitty was the most perfect of all, ( well we KNOW that, our own touring Miss Kitty who we are missing missing missing ) and they are too far for me to nip out and visit, and I got a letter from the Breeder who said someone was coming to look at the one I didn't want and she needed to know my choice NOW.


I am letting fate decide for me. I told her to let them choose and I would take the other. Ah, the fickle hand of fate, who can say?????

Here is a picture of what Malena would look like if she could turn into an actual Vampire Bat and was feeding at one of the Hot Birdchick's hummingbird feeders..

Love, Flowers and Bats in the Night,

Hello DarlinGs! It's 12:45 and I have just finished working on my script for the night. I have a film crew coming Friday. They liked our haunted house. As soon as I am able, I'll share more on that.
Here at the TeVeS house we've had lots of BAT activity. But first, I must share (for the people who haven't heard this a million times already) one of my fondest memories....

A couple of years ago, I was out seeing Lorraine in the country. Her friend and assistant Christy was outside with us when we saw a bat fly by. Ohhh! I was soo excited. Christy then demonstrated how to get a bat's attention with ease. She promptly threw a large rock in the air. Sure enough, the bat chased it down to the ground as if it were food. Well, I was ecstatic, but all I could find was a brick. What the hell, as long as I didn't hurt the little up in the air I threw it went and bam! the winged creature dove straight down to the ground. But when I went to look at it, it has disappeared. Hmmm! Just my luck. I wanted to look at the little lover up close. Maybe it was a ghost bat. LOL I wouldn't be surprised. I have a few ghosts here at the house every once in a while. Anyway, that was one of the funnest trips for me.

Lorraine actually convinced me to take my shoes off and sit on a blanket in the park...for a moment. However once I sat down, I was on a quest to obliterate the ants that decided to invade our magic carpet. Lorraine thought it was soooo funny how I couldn't relax. I sometimes have to remind her to wear shoes. We live in such different places, each with it's glittering virtues.

Off the subject, doesn't Lorraine look great with her red hair? Deva indeed.

So, about Hollywood Bats....

Miles got to hang out with the guy who build the bat mobiles, George Barris. He even got to sit in the original bat mobile from the TV show (that I am too young to remember, sadly). All the gadgets worked and it was made of a solid metal frame from an American motor company concept car. (No I don't know which company. I'm a girl) So here's a pic of Miles in automobile Ecstasy.

Lorraine and I have been looking for a nice dead bat for a while now. I told her if her boss sees anymore and one dies, send it over to me. Better yet, a local taxidermist! There were a few on ebay, but they were a little crunchy looking. Taxidermy is an art. When my spider Cruella #1 died, I took her to a taxidermy place. I had this HUGE spider in my hand and I said, "Hey! Can you mount this on a tree branch or something? The dude was very grossed out at first. He said he'd never done a spider before. I told him to fill a syringe with formaldehyde and give it a go. In fact, I wanted to fill up my dead furry friend. (I assure you he had never met a girl like me.) So up the needle went into the underbelly of my poor dead friend, and just like that her little legs puffed up and looked alive again. We positioned her on a branch, posing as if she was about to eat someone. It was so great. I had her hanging on my wall for quite a while. Then, she started looking mangy and I had to put her to rest. So, if any of you see any cute dead things, let me know. Monstrous Bugs are always less scary when they're dead. We have lots of the mounted on the wall. Although I did hold a MASSIVE black scorpion once. But that's another story. How many fashionistas do you know who like dead things and bugs. "When you're strange..." (I'm singing the Doors)

Go to my blog to read the interview Kitty and I did for Entertainment World. It explains the inner workings of Malena the dork.

Bats and Bugs

Malena the Moonflower

P.S. There's a corset give away coming up. (this one is too small in the bust for me. If you're a B cup or so, fill out this form with your info, if you're not already a member of our cool weirdo fanclub. If you really want to be in the club, not just send us naked pictures of youself. (TRUE!
We get at least 20 "porn" emails a day on the fanclub account. ) Hmmmm....Nasty Girls must think we're sexy. We're starting to resemble Motley Crue. I guess I could post that photo of me in my spongebob jammies with that piece of pizza crust up my nose. Hey! It was a dare! Naaaa. That will stay in the family. Yet another story for another blog. Lorraine a' Malena is just full of fun tonight, ah hosers?


At 7:37 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Best of luck with the kitten - you will love it, and really they were both just too cute - when will you know which one, and when will you pick her up? Bike riding tonight, I saw the Anti-Dog in a neighbor's yard - same dog, same beautiful ears, wearing a shiny black coat. Have fun with your gardening, the work will be worth it.

At 8:57 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

Great bat shot! I love bats they look like mice with wings! I'm rather fond of rodents, that's what charmed me about the book Neverwhere when the characters had to show respect to the mice. I love morning glories as well and see them open up every morning to the delight of the humming birds in my backyard. However ,like Malena, I'm also a night owl but I need little sleep these days and I am able to rise each morning to go to my morning ashtanga class. Wish the photo of you and the hound was clearer, your lovely face was hidden in shadows! Please take a photo of the purple wildflowers on your hill. Today I took a long drive up the coast to look at the blanket of orange poppies that are in bloom in this fair state of California. Shanti, shanti, OM!

At 11:01 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Thanks for the clarification Lorraine...
If you tend to fall asleep early then the music playing must play havoc with your system. No wonder you get exhausted.
Amazing bat picture. I love those little creatures and decided to become a batty old lady in their honour.

At 11:41 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

oohh Quichey, i love this metal-signing photo of you.
how is Dog/Cabal? i already love him.
thanks so much for your kind words, you know i need that balm while out on the mean ol' road...
here is a new post from me:
goodnight from Texas, where i like it much better than i would have ever ever thought.
miss you all. ps i put a link to my interview with our gorgeous miss Malena...Lorraine is next & i put a call out to HERA!!!

At 3:52 AM , Blogger tuaregblue said...

Aww cute ears! Dog is Very Cute.

That's a great shot of the bat too!
We have some near where I work and I love watching them swoop through the lights when I'm supposed to be taking out the trash;).

Hee, I'm trying to picture Malena "relaxing" on a blanket sans I'm firmly in the "no shoes" camp myself.:)

At 4:27 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Those are some serious ears. \m/

Today is Lori and my anniversary, so yesterday I built a pergola and planted grapes along each side.

Batmobile! Too cool. Miles is my design & prop hero.

I hope the touring is going well, Kitty!

At 4:58 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Malena, I think you might enjoy insectlab work...

At 3:54 PM , Blogger Malena said...

LOVE insect lab. Now those people are even more strange. So cool. Creepy, but cool.

At 7:52 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I get Kitty on July 7th, the day after I get back from a trip I am taking to somewhere I will talk about later.

It does play havoc , the time switching around,, it's hard sometimes to get up early all wekk then stay up half the night on weekends, but it is well worth it. On the good nights , there is nothing that gives you more than a great gig. ( and I am pretty fond of my day job too...)

That picture of Malena and I was the day we met. She flew out here on the redeye, neither of us slept that night I can tell you, but I think we napped for a couple hours in the morning. Then never stopped.

She did take convincing for the whole shoes off blanket in the park thing, But I had bought us a nice lunch and we had a couple hours off recording.

Of course the little Glam Diva then proceeded to pull out an entire manicure kit and nail polish and turned the place into an outdoor spa. I think I stopped her before she moved onto hair and make up!

At 8:46 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Just got the word! I have the second Kitty , the one with her face turned away from the camera, which was the way I was leaning anyway! AND she was the cheaper of the two, which is all good.

I think I know her name but will wait and do a big Announcement when I get her, you never know till you see them..

At 9:41 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

You women are AMAZING!!!! I could spend all afternoon in a Day Spa and not look as beautiful & fresh as you two look in that photo and you claim you two didn't much sleep the night before? Amazing! So happy to read about your new kitty, please post a photo of you and the new kitty when you take her home! Shanti, shanti, OM.

At 3:38 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Let's have a virtual christening party for the new kitten !

At 9:22 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Good to know you're doing well, Ms. Fabulous, and that the kitten you were leaning toward is to be yours. I, too, think that's a cool photo of a bat.

I have to say, Ms. Marvelous, that Mr. Miles looks very happy sitting in the Batmobile. What a thought: Mr. Miles as Batman and Ms. Marvelous as Catwoman! :) Love the new picture with Stanzi, too!

Happy Belated Anniversary Dan and Lori!

At 4:57 PM , Blogger Hera said...

Hello again :) that's so wonderful ...
When I got Brjann, the lady had sent me two photos
of two kitties.. but only one came through to my email.. so something out there chose for me (fate or coincidence)
and I love him so very much... and people say he looks like a bat... (but we have a stuffed bat here at
home, and it has more hair... even after 20 something years of being stuffed..)
ps: I've just joined your fan club ;)
xoxox and Kitty... yes! :) lovely! xx

At 12:53 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

BTW, Ms. Fabulous, the flowers you were talking about are spelled "phlox." Phlox comes in lots of colors and different varieties can be found all over. :)

At 3:27 PM , Blogger K said...

What Ariandalen said! I love phlox - such a wonderful scent. But I have no idea what a moonflower looks like (but I'll find out).

It is a stupid way of spelling it though, isn't it?

I would love a tarantula but my husband, alas, is not crazy about spiders... I have hopes he might agree to a rat, though.

At 9:10 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

For the purposes of this Blog from now on, I decree, and it IS half my blog so I can do this, that we will have NO PHLOX. It's flocks all the way. SO there. Phlox seems like some sort of weird drug and not a cool purple flower......

Merry Housekeeper told me yesterday her daughter has a FOUR FOOT iguana. It can come out of it's home when it wants to and it goes and eats with the cats from thier bowl.

Cooler than a spider or a rat, I'd say....

At 10:26 AM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

The iguana eats from the cat dish? All the iguanas I've known (and as odd as that may sound I known a few) were vegetarains, mostly fruit and veggies. I had to baby sit my girl friend's iguana, Iggy, and everyday I had to put it in a bath of water because that's now they detox (or at least that was what I was told) and then he would jump out and sun himself on the window still, it was the cutest thing you ever wanted to see. They can also get BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! They are darling pets but they are warm weather pets. Shanti.

At 5:04 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

IIRC, iguanas, like other reptiles, are carriers of salmonella. Just means you have to wash your hands after handling them. They do need heat lamps, though. Amazing the things you learn watching "Emergency Vets." ;)

And I'm glad you like your "flocks." :)

At 9:51 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Iguanas !
I got mugged by an iguana on Bonaire once. The thing wanted some of my cheese sandwich and jumped on to my legs to take it from my hand. Nasty struggle (Lesson 1 - to the iguana : don't come between a hungry diver and her snack - even if you are a cool looking beast; lesson 2 - to the diver : when in iguany places make sure you wear something on your legs. Those things have NAILS.)

Now, I haven't drop by just to join in iguana worship (even if they ARE cool) but because a friend who liked a bee story I wrote the other day sent me a link to some bee related crazy toon . I can only hope this does not come your fate, Lorraine...

At 1:05 AM , Blogger alex said...

At 12:50 PM , Anonymous Julia said...

Hm too bad, we found a dead brown bat in our yard a few weeks ago. I don't know what has become of it.

At 12:06 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

Your flowers are dame's rocket, an introduced species that is considered an invasive.

But I love them, they are so gorgeous.


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