Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Has Anyone Seen My Brain?

Too hot, too Tired.
How 'bout Haiku For Kitty?
You Can do Better...



I'll collect them and e-mail them to her, she can get them on her Blackberry, and read them to the Jonas Brothers as Bedtime Stories...Danguy, can you make yours truly Evil??? In a Take Over The Workd sort of way? No limits on the numbers submitted. There will be a Grand Prize awarded the best. Second place, two Grand Prizes!

Love, Lorraine
(who is again wearing her skirt as a dress....)

111 Comments:

At 7:33 PM , Blogger drjon said...

This too shall pass, and
when it's over and you're home
you'll wish it hadn't.

;}P>

 
At 7:35 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Girls' screams piercing loud.
Fabulous forwards friends' warmth.
Steps closer to home.

 
At 7:49 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Excellent start!

Hello, Drjon, nice to meet you and welcome!

 
At 7:50 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

On the road again.
Teeny-boppers wall to wall.
You asked for this?!


So I'm referring to some of Ms. Kitty's comments on Ms. Marvelous's blog. Sue me. ;)

 
At 7:58 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

teenyboppers shriek
claw scratch faint JONAS BROTHERS!
Kool Cat tames them all

Kool Cat waits in wings
Vocals change, heavy metal
Fans shocked, Kitty smiles

ok, busy for a few days, and lots and lots of comments to catch up on! Gayle, a belated happy birthday, love the pickle :). and we got some good storms this evening - Lorraine, hope some of the visited you first. It was blasted hot here today, and if i had a shirt/skirt it sure as heck would have been on. And we shall swarm, we shall to a new site full of Dan and Pantagruels webby and artistic goodness!

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

Nope. Won't sue you. Want more.

The storms DID miss us!!! It was SO unfair, I was all ready, and they slipped by, close enough to see...Sigh.

There's always tomorrow for dreams to come true....

Skirt dresses are the best, tho one tends to feel a little silly when people drop by, as they have been all night, but no one seems to care, it's nearly 90 and HUMID!

Re-wrote Bonnie Rait's "Something to talk about" tonight, in lieu of actual writing. May post it. It makes me laugh.

 
At 8:19 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

And oh, yes, the new site will be FULL of wonderful spooky things. You will love it. It will feel just like the home you always wanted, secretly, to live in....

Sometimes you just got to swarm!

And remember, nothing has really changed, THIS site, nor Malena, nor I, are going anywhere.

Just a little re-decorating!

 
At 8:25 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

Perhaps your brain is on holiday with mine. Yup.

I love haiku and will write some tomorrow when my brain returns. :crosses fingers:

 
At 9:48 PM , Blogger Karen B. said...

Fabulous Lorraine
asked us all for poetry.
Have you seen her brain?

 
At 10:02 PM , Blogger Salanth said...

Hi, cutie Kitty!
Jonas Bros. bedtime stories?
Make them naughty ones!

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

We wait for you
Forgetting our lack of wings
Snaking bus far off.

drjon! What are you doing here?

Heat night after night
Mayhem replacing storms
Friends a cool shower.

Will be back later

 
At 11:31 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

You know, when as an undergrad I defiantly said I'd never be called upon to write poetry on the spot, I was so wrong. ;)

girls shriek their worship
boys sing on summer's hot stage--
damn purity rings

enough already
the boys will not love you yet:
go wail at their god

kind eyes a big hat
meteor showering shirt:
what kitty looks like

two doors at treehouse
which one will lorraine open?
the left one at last

bat cookies and wine --
making summer nights purple
sticky lush and sweet

 
At 11:51 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Happy Birthday Gayle,

Hi Drjon, Karen B and Salanth... and welcome.


Dear Kitty hold on!
The whirlwind will soon let up,
and home will draw near.

Meanwhile your journey,
the adventure of your life,
unfolds around you.

And talent like yours
with true beauty, brain and wit
is ever so rare.

Know this: We are here
if ever you should need us,
a support network.

Quiche and Nocturna
have brought us all together,
LaMies eternal.

(Of course don't forget,
if moral support fails you,
Dan has a death ray!!!)


Kristina likes this challenge!!! (apparently enough to speak in the third person)

 
At 11:56 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

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At 12:00 AM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Days blur together
Shrieking shrill cacophony
Where are my earplugs?

Six days til Indy
From afar I'll be waving
Sending thoughts of peace

 
At 12:00 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Lorraine you may need
Dan's Cat Vacuum set on Max
To get Kitty time!!

 
At 6:27 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

A Haiku Cycle for Kitty
------------------------

Bus-bound refugees.
Can't sleep; the fans will eat you.
Modern day Bacchae.

They come out at night:
the tween zombie groupie hordes,
Disney-infected.

They scratch at the walls
and slap against the windows
-- you locked the door, right?

But wait, what is this?
Salvation arrives feline!
Kitty, protect us!

She clears off the bus
with lightning fast reflexes,
repelling zombies.

Posing a moment,
then jumps back into the fray,
pushing it further.

The Jonas now safe,
she retreats to her palace
to sharpen her knives.

Sleep, little heart-throbs;
tomorrow is a new day
full of girls wailing.

You can rule the world
via TV and tour bus,
but Cat *always* rules.

 
At 7:55 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Oh, I do have a LOT to say! You guys are the BEST!

And I am loving the new people, you are very welcome, Karen and Selenth! And Spacelaw, you know Drjoe???

The mystery deepens....

These Haiku are wonderful! Kitty is going to be SO happy, I am going to FAX them to her later today, so don't stop! If I'd known this was the way to get people going....

Ok, ok, off to work, but I'll be checking, oh yes!

 
At 8:03 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

From Eddie (Campbell)'s blog...

 
At 8:09 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Negated rest
Unleashes vivid visions
Tormented wraiths

Sending for help
Might restore peace and our goal:
Sleep’s dominion

 
At 8:25 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Eddi Campbell is so way beyond cool! I love his work! Didn't know he had a blog, sometimes I am WAY too dense...

 
At 8:57 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

And I shall be able to finally meet him on the 3rd August in Nottingham!
I am over the moon.
Actually I found out about his blog reading Neil's (such an education it is sometimes - that and his listened tracks on last.fm. I am so glad he picked up new music in Brazil)...

 
At 9:29 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Sweet faced boys sing.
Another day on the road.
Sleep deprivation.

Will it ever end?
Long road ahead, home beckons.
Batman and Drew wait.

Too many slippers
At princes' nightly ballroom.
No time for matching!

Many tasks daily,
Gatekeeper, mother's helper.
Cat lives many lives.

Another day, new ball.
Long day's journey into night.
One more melee down.

Family visit
Makes long road reasonable load.
Calm eye in the storm.

Chaos always near.
Kitty makes magic seem light.
Fod tempers Eris.


Okay. I think I've pushed it about as far as I can for now.

 
At 10:23 AM , Blogger Aleta said...

Some Haiku for Kitty:

Kitty's on the road
Friends and strangers send their love
Making hard times light

Outside there is rain
Inside thoughts turn to Kitty
Clouds will part. Sun, shine

On the road it's hard
Working long days and short nights
Dreams offer escape

Sweet young brothers sing
Kitty makes it all work well
We sing her praises

 
At 11:52 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I must go find him on Last Fm, maybe he will be my friend too!

And two more WONDERFUL Haiku! Kitty is going to have SUCH fun with these....You guys can WRITE!

 
At 12:59 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Into the lives of

many a little girl shall

you bring madcap joy.


(They couldn't do the tour without your help! You are giving thousands of young girls a lasting memory! Just like you did for me!)

~Emily

 
At 2:59 PM , Blogger Howard said...

Stranger here sends a greeting
Make some new friends while your gone
Then come home

 
At 4:57 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

am being chased by
packs of deadlines; for the love
of Fod please send scotch

 
At 4:59 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

That one actually wasn't a haiku, since it's just a sentence broken up into lines of syllables, and doesn't mention a season, and lacks a caesura. Also, no comparison, association, or contrast in that. So it does not count.

No, it is a report from the trenches and plea for more time in the day.

 
At 6:58 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Pantagruel, there is traditional Haiku and there is Western Haiku. You wrote a Western Haiku!

~Emily

 
At 7:13 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hi Howard, and Welcome!

What Emily said.

This is my Haiku
Tired and want to be home
Where the Bengals are.
In the Summer
On my couch
Watching Law and order SUV.

(That's is known as neither western or traditional Haiku, but simply Fabulous Haiku. No rules apply. None)

Val, you make me laugh.

 
At 7:36 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Vapid bus
Rabid hungry fans
Foot gnawing

 
At 7:45 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Nice avatar, Gayle!

 
At 7:57 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Oh, sorry, nice Haiku too.

I am so far beyond tired. This week never did stop, and Doggy Boot Camp tonight finished me off...

I'll be more exciting tomorrow.

I am sure of it. Yup. No doubt.

 
At 8:03 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

This one is not for Kitty...

I am weeping now
On hold with comcast one hour
New toy won't connect

 
At 8:12 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Thanks!

Sorry you are so tired! Have you worked out the coffee thing yet? I start my day with 4 or 5 cups, but I have a great machine (birthday gift from a few years back). I really enjoy tea too but coffee is my drug of choice in the AM.

Hoping you get some sleep!

Also hoping that this bug, bigger than Fod, buzzing around my monitor doesn't bite!

 
At 8:21 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

No fun at ALL! The only thing worse than waiting for customer service is the auto voice thing that pretends it's a person.....

Howard is my closest neighbor , by the way, on LastFm. I spent a huge chunk of yesterday listening to his radio.

I can't seem to find my one that plays recommendations? Where did it go? I'll play some cool things tomorrow, like the cd Kitty sent..

Given my brain it ought to be an interesting music day.

Must post a pack of T-shirts, one of them is Lam! Very fun!

(I suppose if anyone here wants that one and isn't going to San Diego, let me know and I will pull it. CBLDF is selling them there, 100 used T's, all of Bosses, and signed by him. $50, all to the CBLDF)

 
At 8:24 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

A bug bigger than Fod?? Ye gads!

I haven't figured out coffee yet. I have it sometimes when the Birdchick comes over, she makes it for me in our little press pot thing....When I try it is vile.

But I make a REALLY good cup of tea....

 
At 8:52 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Last.fm went live with their beta, and they've got lots of problems. As a couple of you know, I'm ariandalen there, too.

Maybe tomorrow I'll write some englyn milwr for Ms. Kitty. It is a Welsh form of poetry also known as soldier's englyn. It is a poem of three lines, seven syllables each and all rhyme.

The signed La'M shirt is tempting, but we've got two really big bills to pay this month, and I'm not talking about gasoline and electricity. ::sigh:: This, too, shall pass.

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

Ah, that explains it. It was very slow today too, and failed to connect a of of the time. We shall wait for the bugs to get worked out. Fods, I do love that site! It was MADE for me...All the music ever, all the time...

I like this Welsh poetry idea, hadn't heard of it, we should try some. (says the women who should be working on her book, sigh)

I do know about bills, ye gads, they pop up!

 
At 9:38 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Englyns! Fod, I never thought I would have to write those again when I learned them. There are 13 kinds, right? (Have I mentioned my writing program was sadistically thorough? Though, they did not succeed in beating 'Dude' out of me. Ha!)

Making coffee is fiendishly difficult when you've not had any yet in the morning. Why must it be so hard?

 
At 9:52 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I know so little about the different forms of poetry. I am kind of regretting the lack of an English degree, no matter what hell it might have been...

Teach me these things....

 
At 10:17 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

If you want, as I'm packing up all my books, I'll pull out any books on poetry forms I still have that I did not burn gleefully.

The thing is, all the hellish bits of university aside -- a degree does not automatically make you a writer. Well, the degree and the Secret Department Parties (although I'm sworn to silence about what goes on there).

I'll email you more in a sec.

 
At 10:34 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

You Rock, this is good,sometimes I feel like there is so much I don't know. Actually most times, about writing, music,poetry, movies, whatever...

I never got the chance to finnish college, tho was there for a couple years. Heck, if truth must be told, I never went to high school past a year...Kid you not, I'll talk about it if anyone wants to hear the story...

 
At 10:36 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Totally, let's hear the story!

 
At 10:48 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

The secret parties sound like a good subject for a story or two though...

 
At 10:57 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

I can only say this: be very suspicious of any wine served at an English department party.

 
At 4:11 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Where once there was fear,
hope now begins to blossom:
the Watchmen trailer.

 
At 4:49 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Mmm, we're almost at 50 comments...

I think that most of the offers here are closer to the senryù form than haiku.

 
At 4:50 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

A rush to the ears
Tiny voices shouting loud
An OFF button, please!

 
At 7:32 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Does anyone here know what a Tanka verse is? It's one of my favorite forms of poetry but seems to be on the verge of disappearing. It's older than Haiku (!) but is very similar -- five lines; five (or less) syllables; seven (or less) syllables; five (or less) syllables; seven (or less) syllables, and seven (or less) syllables.


So, five or less, seven or less, five or less, seven or less, seven or less.


~Emily

 
At 7:44 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Not disappearing.
I encounter them often enough on One Single Impression.
Most people are more comfortable with the form since it allows extended message.

 
At 7:47 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

Please, Lorraine, tells us the story.

I have gone back to finish my B.A. in English. I am enjoying it so much more this time around! It's harder because I have a young son (he being the reason I went back) and it's hard to find time to study. However, sitting around talking about Literary Criticism (known as Lit Crit which I think sounds dirty ;D) with a room full of other people is SO fun. I am a terrible writer and a degree is not going to change that! It's the intellectual stimulation that I find hard to come by outside of the classroom. My friends don't want to argue with me about why the narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart" could be a woman. Ya know?

 
At 7:50 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

what an education this blog is! I have no real knowledge of poetry, having been a business major first, then art. I find it fascinating - more please! I feel very literary deficient :) Lorraine - would love to hear your story, there are many different paths and roads to follow - mine was traditional, i was too afraid of my mother's wrath and disappointment to deviate or stray from what was laid out for me :(

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

I will tell you my story, if you like, but it will have to wait until tonight, as this day is beyond busy work-wise, we will just have to enlighten eachother on poetry, music and books for the daylight hours...

And yes, more please!

 
At 8:22 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Spacedlaw -- Yep, senryū is what most people wrote here. You could argue that the whole project is renga, though.

Emily -- tanka is not disappearing at all, never fear. It's alive and well in many places, including here.

Gaypet -- Lit Crit is all fun and games until someone brings up Baudrillard. Then, you must deploy the tactic of making them buy every round until they shut up. You might enjoy "How to Deconstruct Almost Anything -- My Postmodern Adventure." Don't drink anything while you read it.

 
At 8:50 AM , Blogger scored4life said...

Bored at work, so here ya go.

Misplaced desires
Eternal stones of glory
Ozymandias

The frumious Bandersnatch
Hungry for a snicker-snack
Munched on Jonas fans

Tickled by lit crit
Eyebrow raised, an impish smirk
Tell-Tale POEtry

Blessed scotch of Fod
Give us the strength to repel
Evil Undeadlines

Too much fun!

-Paul

 
At 9:24 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Paul, I like the last one -- nicely done.

 
At 11:07 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I am so goodleing Pantagruel's post and figuring out what she is saying, hee-hee....

Actually, I want to go back thru these and dig deeper into all of them.

Well done Dr. Score! I'm gathering these today and faxing them to Kitty, as I know how to reach her tonight.

 
At 11:12 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Last Fm is still being weird. Is this the Beta, or I am I not getting something?

 
At 11:12 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Oh Pantagruel... that page left me in tears... hilarious. I remember the urge to go screaming in the opposite direction every time someone brought Derida up in my Lit classes in Uni. I hated it... all that postmodern, deconstructionalist nonsense. Sigh, and I wanted to like that class.. and my Lit teacher even impressed me with his love of Buffy... but I couldn't handle the Derida. I am not usually happy to be 'not in the know' but I must admit that I am glad I have forgotten everything I ever knew about Baudrillard

 
At 11:24 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I HAD to study all this deconstructionalist nonsense ad nauseam too.
Bleah!

 
At 11:43 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

But spacedlaw, you get extra postmodern style points for being French! ;)

Much to my chagrin, my copy of Critical Theory Since Plato is here in my office, right next to Cisco Internetworking and Troubleshooting, Dynamic HTML, The Chicago Manual of Style, and the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook.

I think I have just been summed up by my books.

 
At 11:57 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Pan - you are a woman after my own heart. ... but ladies... I think our nerdiness is showing. :-P

---

Oh Thank God No More
Deconstructuralism
Derrida kills me.

---

Crooning to the tunes
Kitty we know you'll survive
Jonas-Brotherdom

And when you get home
Your fine music collection
will look like pure gold.

Dear Cat, don't despair
The zombies won't take you down
Use extra earplugs!!!

 
At 12:02 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Good to know that Tanka is still around. I love it. Thanks to everyone who supplied the links! I was happy to see them!

~Emily

 
At 12:14 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

I must confess that I kinda love those crazy deconstructionists. I <3 postmodern thought -- just a little anyway. Like with so much in life moderation is the key.

 
At 12:27 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

I hope you post your rewrite of "Something to talk about", Lorraine.

 
At 1:13 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

"Tickled by lit crit", see, dirty! ;)

My class was all fun and games until Feminist and Lacanian theory came up and it became clear that I was one of only two Feminists in the class. That got a little ugly. I have to say it was still fun though! But, I enjoy a little conflict. How else does one learn anything?

 
At 1:32 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I need to catch up!

Oh, yes I'd forgotten the Something to Talk About, re-written lyrics thing..

I thought you all wanted the "My Weird Story of Education" Blog????? What's it going to be here?????

(Both will make you laugh)

 
At 1:47 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Weird Story of Education!

If you tell that one, I'll link to my own. :)

 
At 1:48 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

Both! :is greedy:

 
At 1:49 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Why is it we have to pick one or the other? both please!!!

don't we deserve both?

We worked hard on haikus!! lol... if you call it working.


Ah feminist theory... (I oughtta be smacked for this so I will apologize in advance)... Clit Lit Crit

If you want I will take that down.

 
At 2:16 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

No taking it down. It's hilarious! We are ALL for political incorrectness!

Both eh? Greedy, she mutters, greedy....The Story of My Weird Education may take more than one blog, as I have been thinking of it a lot today, and it starts WAY back...So we will do that, and move onto Bonnie Raitt silliness...

(it will be more appropriate in a couple of days, as the title of it is now "Just Give Me Something to Blog About"..., hee-hee)

 
At 2:17 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Well I think "Lit Crit" sounds like "Lick Clit" so...

Is that kind of thing not OK to say? I can be good if need be.

 
At 3:02 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Anyone can say anything they like at this blog as long as it not hurtful to others. I think slightly risque' , well intended as humor, remarks are fine.

We can poke fun at women sometimes. Heck, we do it to guys all the time hee-hee. None of us takes ourselves too seriously.

And none of us would ever intentionally try and hurt another in this happy family...

(goes off singing Sister Sledge)

 
At 4:20 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Intentionally hurt each other? I dunno… don't forget Cabal's Cabal and the Voodoo Wasp/Zombie/Bengal Alliance are at war!

 
At 4:46 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Well, yes, good point, there is always that. Things have been so quiet on that front I had nearly forgotten...

How do things stand? Is Dan still plotting?

(Does anyone remember which side I am on?)

 
At 4:49 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

I'm pretty sure you almost have to be in Cabal's Cabal. You're the only one who can control him. :)

 
At 5:27 PM , Blogger Malena said...

I'm not good at Haiku, so here goes nothing...

Corporate sponsored little boys
singing songs they didn't write
pledging love to girls they will never see

We miss you Kittyyyyyyy!

 
At 5:29 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

80 comments! let's hit 100 - would that be a record?

 
At 5:29 PM , Blogger Malena said...

this one's to make 80 comments

Love the avatar Dr. Jon!
Q_I think I saw a queen bee mating with a little boy bee in the canyon the other day. She flew off and the boy bee just hung on the branch like it ws dead. Wierd but very cool.

 
At 5:54 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Heck, 81 is a record! But I agree, let's hit 100, in the time it takes me to do a new blog.

WHich given my brain could be a bit, tho I am home now. Long long day. The funniest thing was getting a note from a player I have been wanting to have sit in at a show for some time now, saying he would be coming down tomorrow night.

News to me I had a show, but there it is on the schedule!

I would be in Cabal's Cabal. He had a play date today and is having the play date dog over for a sleep over next thursday.

Malena, I love your Haiku!!!!!!!!! I think you may have won, despite a COMPLETE and utter disregard for the proper form of Haiku. But you did it with such joy!

(Haiku are three lines, first one 5 syllables , second 7 and third line 5 again)

You may be right about the Queen Bee. Was the Boy Bee larger than a regular worker? Drones have ONLY one purpose in life: FInd a Queen, mate and die.

She, ungreatful thing, takes 5 or 6 lovers then spends her life having kids and being tended by her minions.

Bees are weird.

 
At 6:21 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yoo-hoo..I am halfway thru this blog for tonight, how are we going to hit 100???? Let's make Kitty proud!

 
At 6:30 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

ok here is my next bid in the 100 race (write sloooowwwwww lorraine!) ummmm, but i have had a day of MEGA errands, ran all over town and am tired. a bit braindead. and totally lacking in anything pithy/interesting/funny to say...I am going to cook food tomorrow, which hasn't happened for a while. quite a bit of food actually as i will be in a class all next week and won't get home til 6. the girls like to eat earlier than that, and they are perfectly capable of cooking but as they are leaving early aug for school, it's one of my last chances to be a mom this summer. sigh, how i wish i could turn back time..

 
At 6:56 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I was reading Bill Bryson today and he had a great essay on exactly that Sue....How quickly they grow and then they leave...

For myself, I bought a sandwich on the way home, to hot, too tired to cook.

Am half way thru the new post, but you have some time, as my neighbor just called and wants to hang for a bit outside.

(we do this a lot, the people here on my block. I like it.)

SO post away....

 
At 6:57 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I'll give you a go, as they say, 14 more comments, who will be the first to post at 100....

 
At 6:59 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Lorraine, don't worry about the "complete and utter disregard" when the Japanese are far more relaxed about the syllabic boundaries. Theirs tend to be less exact than ours (and I know this as fact rather than simply from reading the English translations). Haiku does not have to be five-seven-five!

Malena, yours is wonderful!

~Emily

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

See? Yet another thing I Did Not Know. I am so glad for you all.

I'm feeling like a Dork! Just locked myself out of my house for the SECOND time today. Left without my keys this morning.

As this happens often, I have a handy unlocked window I go thru, but ne feels, well, dork-ish..

Who is going to be 100, I am halfway thru this blog....

 
At 7:42 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

i will have to ck that out! been feeling that pretty keenly as jess is excitedly starting to pack. august will be a bit of a challenge as i don't start teaching til after labor day, and will be the first time it will be just me and the dogs, cat and bird in the house alone.

oh, and boss' remedy, while not a cure for me (dang it) did calm and soothe, and in general feeling better with fingers crossed! tell him thanks.

 
At 7:43 PM , Anonymous Michaela said...

I thought for sure that by the time I had finished distracting Ms. Fabulous that the blog would have reached 100. Well, I have done my part; 1)As the distracting neighbor and 2) as post 89!

So now it is time
For a trip to the ER
Peace & Love to all!

Lorraine can explain later!

Ta ta!

 
At 7:46 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

ooo 90 posts. ten more! malena, loved your poem! giggle - Lorraine, I have a window with small holes in the screen for the same reason. i hide keys on the property too, but my kids use them and never put them back, leaving me the dork to climb into a window. once i had to take out the (small) air conditioner. but how nice you have neighbors to hang with outside, what a great way to spend a warm summer evening.

 
At 7:47 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

hope all is ok, michaela,....that sounds scary..

 
At 7:57 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

While we were outside, Michaela got word her step mother fell thru her porch and was in the ER (doesn't sound serious) and she said "Hmm..ER or Blog???" so she nipped in quickly and posted (I had told her the 100 story..)

Just doing her part. love this block, our backyards are all kind of connected and we do like to hang out at the end of the day.

Michaela is a REALLY fine piano player, and actress, so we end up hanging more often than not.

ALWAYS locking myself out, she grumbles. One feels so silly climbing in a window....

 
At 7:59 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

93 , my friends! Let me write Kitty tonight that her Haiku blog hit 100!

Oddly enough the second closest was the My Day In Church Blog...

If you've never posted before, come be a part of this...

(So sad for Europe and New Zealand, sorry all of you, sleeping away...)

 
At 8:05 PM , OpenID ariandalen said...

Please tell me that Ms. Fabulous has not hurt her knee climbing in through the window. ::sigh::

My brain is all blurry. My DH has been out of town since late Monday night, so I've had to deal with my two daughters by myself most of the week. We will be going to a graduation ceremony this weekend. One of my best friends is "walking the stage" to receive her MBA, which she's been working on for several years online. She still has a couple of classes to finish, but they told her she was eligible to participate in graduation.

 
At 8:10 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I saw the Dark Knight.
It was unremittingly
bleak bleak -- a downer.

 
At 8:14 PM , OpenID ariandalen said...

::whew!:: Glad everyone is okay!

Marching orders did arrive,
Now our Kitty must survive
Screeching girls in overdrive.

 
At 8:21 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

::sigh:: I actually had to get out my Rhyming dictionary. Been a long time since I have used it.

The problem with using poetic forms from other cultures is that those forms were created for that culture's (Japanese or Welsh in our case) language. It doesn't necessarily scan as well in English.

Yet my BA is in Communication Arts. Which is a really fancy way of saying Theatre, Speech and Media.

 
At 8:24 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Nope, I am fine, have this climbing thru the window down to an art form,,,,,

Andriandaln, I feel for you, and it is HOT down there now, isn't it? I know I am weary of this heat...

I feel the same way about Dark Night..Fod bless Heath, would it have the impact if he was alive? Smell an Oscar...but am so much way more exited about Hellboy, which I also haven't managed to see.....

So close now.....Let me post the new blog and go to BED! Boss left WAY too early this morning...And apparently I have a gig tomorrow night...

 
At 8:24 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Are we there yet? ;)

 
At 8:30 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

We are!!!

 
At 8:31 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you made us there!!!!!!!!!

(tho Mim ran across the keyboard and tried, hee-hee, I didn't think that was fair..)

We are the BEST!!!!!!!!!! Hats off to all of you!!!!!!!

Crack open the Champagne and let Pantagruel drink for me!!!

 
At 8:39 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

wow, who'da thunk it?
Kitty off on a junkit
Hope you have fun Kit!!

 
At 8:48 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Kitty feels the love
103 comments
A nice summer day....

 
At 9:45 PM , Blogger drjon said...

@FabulousLorraine Haloo! Don't mind me, I mostly lurk (lurk lurk lurk) but one of my hats is shaped haijinish...

@spacedlaw Oh, the usual drjon things...

@Rubius Hi there!

@Malena Thank you! It's from my "Phil & Bob" webcomic, which I may resume one day.

 
At 9:50 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Someone crawls out of bed at the break of down, feeds the wee beasties and sits down to their computer and finds out that 38 comments have managed to pop in through the night!

Mah.
Well done, all.

Sleeping for Kitty,
Dreaming of love and peace.
Summer birds twittering.

 
At 11:35 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

Wow. I just got home from an evening out and this thread has eaten... Tokyo or Cincinnati or some city.

I was at a party hosted by friends who are about to leave for India for three months. We hung out in their back yard and watched movies projected on the side of the garage -- one of our favorite summertime activities.

One of the movies we watched was Bubba Ho-Tep. To say this is a quirky movie would be a massive understatement. Has anyone here seen this film? I really loved it. Elvis and JFK (played by Ozzie Davis) as senior citizen mummy fighters. Amazing.

 
At 11:35 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

106 comments? Man, I come back from an evening of work, and the blog explodes!

Cool.

I will get right on that drinking, tomorrow.

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

Teach you to go out for the evening, or sleep!!! Hee-hee....

Havn't seen that movie but hanging in the yard sounds great!

 
At 5:12 AM , Anonymous Marjorie said...

Aleta, I've never even HEARD of that movie, but now I've read your description I want to see it.

(spent yesterday in a friend's garden drinking Pimms, so only just got back and read the amazing everlasting comments thread...!)

 
At 3:06 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Truly wonderful and surely everlasting!

 

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