Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Ah, the Tales I Could Tell..(If I had something to say)

And a very good evening to you all tonight...

I sat down to do a post, as it has been a bit, and then suddenly realised that I had NOTHING to say. Hmmph. I do suppose that happens to all writers from time to time, but I would think SOMETHING fun had happened to me in the last week.

Well, the gigs were fun, generally are, unless, like Hera, you end up playing in a CORSET in the freezing rain.....( Uh, Hera, uh, LOVED the comments on the last blog, truly, no one had ever taken us THERE before, hee-hee...)



I could take some more photos of my Bloody Legs (hey some of you might really like that!) which I actually did, except my computer has suddenly become snobbish and won't let me download them. I can just hear it muttering to itself "Like I am going to talk to IT.....She can jolly well use photo booth is she wants to show off her blood"

I could tell you the tale of the Clerk of Courts, and that while in general, Policewomen are pretty cool (not to mention HOT, hey each to ones own...) Clerks of Court do NOT share either of those qualties, and that they are not at ALL interested in WHY you got a ticket and why you should not have, nor in any plesantries you might care to offer up.

(tho to be fair, that is NOT a job one would take if one had options. Like say, sewer cleaning, or ditchdigging)

We could speculate one HOW the Demons from the Farthest, Deepest Corners of Hell, got into a cupboard many, many times higher than they are, and managed not only to get all the catnip out, but managed to get the container (that I have trouble opening) open and had one drugged out field trip today while I was at work.

I could tell you about my lesson in gettng a chicken cut up and meat off the bone, which occured at the point where I took my Bloody Finger into my Boss and asked him to Please teach me this art, if he wished anything other than Chicken and Fingers for dinner.

(I also felt pretty bad for the poor chicken, who I am hoping never suffered so in life.)

Perhaps a Moment of Mim with her Fish. Pretending to be Sweet and Cute. As good an actress as our Malena. She reminds me more of Malena all the time, they say the name...( tho in her defense Malena has never screamed at me for food, scattered drugs all around the house, nor has she dug her claws in my little body and climbed, tho I can't rule that out as being fun.....OK, OK, I'm kidding!)



Or show you a picture of the Hut in my back garden that I am going to move into on the theory that is about the size I can handle, housekeeping-wise..The Bengals can HAVE the House....



I could tell you about my day at work. Hmm...Did a LOT of things. Busy. I am a Zombie. Boss is Grand Master Zombie. How's that for an interesting bit????

But instead, I am going to take the musical equivalent of a nice long Bubble Bath, and listen to about 2 hours of Oysterband (don't tell me you don't know their music, you NEED their music, and the answer to which of their cd's should you get first, if you don't have them is ALL of them. I don't have music, including my own, that I like better than theirs. Period.)

And answer e-mail, (my phone now tells me when I have e-mail waiting and it has been pinging a lovely counter-beat to the Oysters all the while I have been typing...)

And pluck Kittens from various parts of my body when they play their favourite game " I can climb up to your head before you can pluck me"

Hope you evening is as nice, whatever time of day it is for you,

Love, and nothing to say,
Lorraine

42 Comments:

At 4:44 PM , OpenID pantagruel said...

Oof, I hope you didn't cut your finger up too badly! And Clerks of Court are seriously Not Nice, as I discovered when I filed my divorce paperwork. Enjoy your well-deserved bubble bath!

 
At 4:57 PM , Blogger Malena said...

Hera!!!! Was that the corset that Fablo gave you while you were out? (oh WHY wasn't I there??)

Fablo, you know NOTHING about Police and Clerks of Court, come to LA for the full on nasty of it all!

(I've seen Fablo charm herself out of ANYTHING out in the country! Come try it out in the city!!)

 
At 6:34 PM , Blogger Beez said...

Ooh, your shed looks like a nice little hermit's nest. You can take your aural bubble bath there whilst the Little Demon Darlings rampage in the house.

I'm going for a water-type bubble bath tonight. My darling friends road-tripped here to Minneapolis for my birthday this past weekend, and the one who was visiting from the UK brought me a Lush bath bomb- blueberry, in honor of the one your Boss used when he posted the bubble blizzard picture.

Methinks I shall use half.

Clerks of Court are minor demons. They want to be major ones, and it makes them pissy.

 
At 6:42 PM , Blogger Malena said...

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At 6:44 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I love LUSH!!! They make the best smelly things.

(except for Malena, who does everything, mostly, better than anyone. She's not so good with some things like, I bet she can't disembowel a chicken either...And she gets lost a lot, we once only found our way home in LA because, I said GO WEST, there is a finite amount of travel we can do that way...)

Sounds like Clerks of Court are Clerks of Court. Sigh. The regular City Police Ticket People are great, and if you can make them laugh, and your offense is minor, you can work with them..( remembe how many snow parking tickets I get )

.But these high and mighties....

The shed is getting shingles and a mural painted on it this spring. Fairies, I think...perfect for a garden. With maybe some bats, also which, no garden should garden should be without....

 
At 6:49 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

such a day...

sounds like lovely plans for the shed... it is such a cute shed. bats and fairies galore.

vicious little darlings you have. Hope they let you sleep well.

 
At 7:34 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

I think maybe working in the middle echelons of government bureaucracy removes one's sense of humor permanently, not to mention what it does to the complexion.;)

As to the catnip..well they should sleep pretty well tonight..precocious little bratlings. lol

Were you using a boning knife on the chicken? Those things are scary sharp..as in you can cut yourself before you even FEEL it.

 
At 7:48 PM , Blogger Yoga Gal said...

I get goose bumps just looking at Hera singing in the rain wearing her corset! What a trooper! As always your cat photos are just too cute. Last week I went wine tasting at Paso Robles (it was a side trip while I was staying in Pismo Beach ) and while sipping wine at a winery called Doce Robles the owner stated that she also breeds Bengal cats and that in a few weeks the winery will have a new litter of Bengal kittens! I never heard of the breed until I read your blog and now I'm thinking of making another special trip up there in the next few weeks just to look at the new born kitties! I hope they'll be as cute as yours!

 
At 8:10 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I am well hoping the little guys will sleep tonight! Mim has pulled my purse down and is going thru it., currently....And chewing on it, abandoning it in favour of her tail from time to time.

It's weird, I can useually make friends with most people, the people one encounters, but she was so very cold, and I was nice and cool, but there was no human contact there.

Very sad. To live like that and have a job like that.

I was talking with one of the police gaurding a wedding one night at the pub, and she said she could never get up and do what I do...I said "well, I don't suppose your job is easy, I mean, no one calls you up and says hey, come over, everything is great..And you don't stop people and say hey, your are driving SO well.."

Perspective.

 
At 8:12 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

And oh, I don't know the NAME of the knife, but yes, like a chef would use, very sharp. Again tho, not bad, no stiches.....

 
At 8:33 PM , Blogger Hera said...

The pink softpaws are adorable!
(I think I'll try blue or green for Brjann next time.. so far been black or grey)
*my softpaws trick is to wrap him in a small blanket so that just the paw you're doing sticks out.. a little complaining but not bad (actually the only thing he doesn't like is that the babywipes are cold when I clean them first.. not big on cold)

Malena - no it wasn't the same corset, this one is kind of 'a light not too tightly laced one.. (satin I think) How do you go about singing in corsets and breathing restrictions ;) ? (I will definitely send a picture when I do play in it..)

The camera problem... Do the photos show up in iphoto and then refuse to be imported? (I had that problem.. and still do)
If so then you need to get a card reader and import
the photos manually (drag and drop the files from the card into iphoto.. a pain but it works..)

:)
xox!

 
At 10:24 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Well, I was not going to say anything about the subject but your computer DID appear snotty when it refused to speak to my telephone...

Oh and I would assume that Malena did not pee on your bed either...

Funny enough, I remembered only yesterday that I had written a haiku on snow while I was at your place and posted it in the evening along with the shed picture! So I am a little amazed to see your cute little shed popping up here today as well. Spooky. Maybe shed likes to get places?

 
At 10:30 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

And in a typical feat of esprit d'escalier:

Do be careful with knives, the blighters tend to have a mind of their own...

Don't you have Lush shops in the US too?

 
At 10:39 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

You don't need a card-reader to drag and drop pix from most cameras onto a mac. With my cam I just hooked up to your computer via the usb cord and turned on the camera and poof... right there in finder was the temporary drive, just below the harddrive and network... look in the drive, there are the photo files, and you should be able to drag the pix into iphoto or whereever.

I understand it doesn't work for ALL cameras and all connections though.. sorry if you already tried this. I had struggled with all these silly programs to download pix from my camera and my boss's cameras onto our different computers and after being frustrated by a few silly programs I realized it easier to access the files directly whenever possible.

 
At 12:39 AM , Blogger Hera said...

ah yes.. but canon cameras for some reason don't mount.. that's why I had to get the card reader..

The shed makes me think of snoopy :)
and little tea parties, and fairy wings..

I love the glittery things in Lush.. Although I've been a bit wary of glittery soaps and bath products since I was maybe 13, and my dad used the same face cloth... then went to work...
(He got some comments and funny looks... and I got a telling off...)
(still love glitter.. just very careful with it now ;) )

 
At 7:00 AM , Blogger Malena said...

The corsets only look uncomfortable.

They actually feel like a snug vest. They hold you in in all the right places. They also keep your posture right for operatic singing. I'm a big fan can you tell?

Plus Alter Ego and I make fashionable corsets in a way that lets you decide how tight youu want them.

 
At 8:00 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

it is true... some cameras just won't mount. good luck Fablo, with the camera-ing

I don't think I have ever worn a true corset, not properly... but I have heard that they can be spectacularly comfortable.

 
At 11:47 AM , OpenID pantagruel said...

Hey, I have some soap samples from Lush lying around my place that smell awesome, just not very 'me.' They're yours, if you want them!

 
At 1:27 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

No, Malena has never peed on my bed. For which I am grateful. One can talk about this with cats, but it might be a bit of a deal breaker friendship-wise...

Not sure why the laptop won't speak to the camera. It USED to just fine.

(Ominous silence.)

Before people from ITALY AND CANADA came with their ch-chi cameras, and now it's gone all snobbish.

Weird on my shed popping up. What was the Haiku? I can't wait for spring!!! I so want to work in my yard and make it all lovely! And get my hut done up fun!

Everyone who has ordered things or is waiting for things from me, they all went out today. Except for yours , Pantagruel. For some reason your leapt from the Bag-o-mail and onto the floor in my car, where I shall no doubt drive it around for a while, sigh.

 
At 4:07 PM , OpenID pantagruel said...

Aww, dude! Oh, well. My package will enjoy the trip in the car, I'm sure. :) You will just have to wait for genuine compliments about the CD until I have it. I can give you some fake compliments about the music in the meantime, though.

Would you like the samples from Lush, btw?

 
At 5:20 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

As to LUSH, always! Many thanks!

Merry Housekeeper just called and she could not figure out how to upload her photo and do her profile. So I did it for her. Both photo and profine.

Heh. Heh. Heh.

Once she posts, go see it, I imagine she will figure out how to change it soon enough, and this masterpiece of wit will not remain long....

I am off to view, yet again, my two favourite YouTube vids...Ah, Matt Damen and Ben Affleck....Lucky Dudes....

 
At 5:31 PM , Blogger merryhousekeeper said...

I don't even want to go there... Clerk of courts....
Kitties, Hmmmm.... too cute! Your finger?! Owie!....
Bubble bath?! AAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
Enjoy!!!

 
At 5:33 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hmmph. Here is my HORROSCOPE for Today, as opposed to Yesterday when I could have used this power for the Clerk of Counts.....

"Just as the brilliance of a diamond is hypnotic, your brilliance will cast a spell over everyone you deal with today. You can win any debate or argument with your intellect and capabilities. There are facts and figures at your disposal that no one can dispute, so bring them out whenever you need to. Be aggressive. Are there people who have been posturing a little bit too much? Call their bluff. They are mostly full of hot air, anyway. Don't let them intimidate you."

 
At 5:34 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

You should go there, it's pretty funny, actually.....

 
At 7:34 PM , Blogger merryhousekeeper said...

LOL, you SO could fablo!! I would LOVE to be a spectator!! Hee Hee!
You Rock! I giggle, just thinking about it..

 
At 10:22 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Two foreign cameras, one a Canon...
Maybe your poor computer felt bullied into cooperating and then went into shock?
Have you tried giving it chocolate?
Or maybe it went at the catnip with the cats (I can't believe they got at it AGAIN)?

 
At 11:09 PM , OpenID pantagruel said...

Cool; just email me and let me know where to send them. There's a post office branch in my office building, so it's totally not a problem. :)

 
At 7:26 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yes. They got it again. Little demons.

I don't know why the laptop doesn't want to know the camera, for a computer nearly two years old, that's kind of uppity...

You can send it to me at 3208 W. Lake St
Ste #419
Minneapolis MN 55416

And many thanks!!!!!

 
At 8:46 AM , OpenID pantagruel said...

It's in the mail, with a small surprise that I hope the mail does not break. ;)

 
At 5:05 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Wow, thanks! I mailed your cd's today too!

(yes, time and patience will pay off, you too, can get a cd from Lorraine a' Malena, hee-hee)

Can't wait till the next one, it will be in stores, and not me sending the little guys out.

Spent today learning the process of extracting Bee Wax from SLUMGLUM, a totally real BEE word, folks.

Full report and pictures tomorrow.

I will say tho, that totally being covered in honey is not as sexy as one might think...

 
At 10:28 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I always knew that (about being covered in honey - or chocolate or whatever messy edible thing - it only sounds interesting in books).
:)
But I suppose it is good for the skin (otherwise why would many soap or lotion product have honey in them?).

 
At 12:24 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Having honey (or other edible) all over is only sexy if you have someone to help removing it, and if it's not in your hair.

Maybe if you stored the catnip in the refrigerator? At least the refrigerator door is harder to open than a cabinet door.

We had snow this morning. It was wet and was really blown as the swing on the covered porch had snow on it. Vertical surfaces also had a layer of snow, but only on the north side. By 9:00-10:00 am, it had all melted. And by Sunday, our high temperature will be in the low 70s.

 
At 12:31 PM , Blogger merryhousekeeper said...

I'm learning Fablo, I'm learning. I doubt I will ever even come close to your magnitude of "whimsy" tho... LOL

 
At 1:22 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

THIRTY ONE COMMENTS??! i am underground for three dyas, and i come home to this! hahaha

& i agree with Malena, Quichey, you can talk yourself out of ANYTHING>

and yes, policewoman are hot, any uniform adds spice.

as for those knives, they have drawn my blood & remember when Boss cut himself...ayyy.
serious sharpness.

Hera!! Hvernig gengur??? (if they can speak French, we can speak Icelandic!)
Your rainy corset photo reminds me of the Tori Amos DVD shoot, which she ended up calling "welcome to sunny FLorida" because it poured there the entire shoot. And i mean torential...

ok, all. I am recovering from a killer week of work with Foo fighters & eagles...what a difference between the two bands...xoxoxo

 
At 1:35 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Well Kitty... I don't know so much about McD uniforms adding spice.. hmmm. not so much.

lol

 
At 3:07 PM , OpenID mistressmousey said...

tho in her defense Malena has never screamed at me for food, scattered drugs all around the house, nor has she dug her claws in my little body and climbed

Why is it so easy for me to picture our GSL Malena doing all his while wearing fuzzy black kitty ears (keeping in mind that the drugs would, of course, be catnip)?

 
At 3:16 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Mistress mousy...lol... hilarious.

 
At 6:00 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I don't know, Kitty, I have always thought the Foo Fighters drew a LOT from the Eagles, some of their melodies...Of course, we all know BOTH bands were heavily influanced by ABBA...

Uniforms....Chefs too. HOT, I say.....

We have to get Malena some sharp knives, if I am going out there to cook. ( what am I saying??? HER with sharp knives?? On the full moo??)

 
At 9:00 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Am with you, Lorraine, on the chef's outfit being hot.
Well. Depends what they wear as trousers (am not too ond of the checkered ones)...

 
At 12:35 AM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Ack. I'm understanding your computer and camera woes Lorraine..I've just spent about an hour and a half cussing at camera and computer and just now got the pictures uploaded to my LJ. *whew* All that trouble just so people can see me standing next to Henry Rollins.;) (went to his spoken word last night-hilarious!)

So how DO you separate all the gunk from the wax Lorraine? It doesn't sound like there's any way to do it and remain un-sticky.

And chef uniforms are quite nice, IMHO.

 
At 7:31 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I'm with you on the trousers...

Cool on seeing Henry Rollins, I've heard him myself.

My camera has become depressed at not being cool enough with the laptop and has died. I believe it needs a little chargeing up and all will be well.

I didn't ever get to the rest of the Bee Wax extractionsyesterday, got crazy, but am hoping to today. You do get sticky, very very sticky.

Have an interview today with a paper in Stillwater, hey are featuring Paul and Lorraine , with ST Pats coming up. Paul can't make it...

MMMmwwwwhahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 4:54 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I think my house has spook-envy. It wants a little cottage to keep out back for a pet.

 

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