Monday, July 07, 2008

Not a Whole Lot Going On....

Well that was certainly a fun 24 hours! A new religion, what WILL we think of next???? Fod help us.

Cabal the Dog got his Canine Good Citizenship award for the second time tonight, only this time, we did it with a collar and lead, not the Gentle Leader. It worked, but I still would not want to take him out anywhere like that. He does fine until he sees something else he wants and then pulls so hard I can't handle him. He's 80 pounds of pure muscle.

We had teaser storms all day, north and south they were all anyone might ask of a thunderstorm, but HERE, they could not have gotten closer and still missed us. Sigh. We need the rain! And quite frankly, the excitement, Weather Girl is Bored.

Hmm..Lots of excitement coming up, the Boss coming home, dance class, three gig weekend with houseguests, but I am having trouble coming uo with with Adventures today.

Dried some mangoes, took the Bengals for a walk, did the dog school, baked everyone chicken (which even Venus admitted MIGHT not suck) had a fine time at the post office, bank, grocery store and evil Wal Mart, snuck in a ten minute call to Malena while driving, dashed some hopes and dreams as the Princess of No, went by the Bees and ascertained they were doing Bee Things, located, pulled and washed 100 T-shirts (more on that later) wrote most of my Essay on Fod for next Sunday and won at Bill Roulette

(that's where you call the bank, find out how much is in there, gather up the checks you haven't deposited, make a pile of the months bills, and do some fine maneuvers in mathematics, and see if what you owe is less than what you have, and just how much can be put to that new washer and dryer.)

There was a lot more, I am certain, as I received and answered more e-mail than a girl should get, as well as spending a fine amount of time on the phone with people, and whatever it all was, it sure tired me out, as when I sat down to read (Bill Bryson this week) and listen to some music (I am SO on an Oysterband roll!!) I fell asleep after five minutes.

(Waking to pounding on the door, Cabels's playdate Freckles had escaped and his owners, there to pick him up for dog school, could not find him. Sent Cabal out to find him and after a romp in the river, the two wet dogs were back and ready for action)

But other than that, not much happened.

The thing that makes me laugh tho, reading this, is that it really WAS a day when nothing much happened...

But it's all good.

Love and Fod,
Lorraine

36 Comments:

At 9:28 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

Oh I love Oysterband!

We cut our teeth on passion
Impulse and mercy
We tell the truth to strangers
Lie to spare our friends
Stupidity and glory
Is everybody's story
Before you put the light out
Will you tell me how it ends?

 
At 6:25 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Lots of drizzle here. It begins to thunder every time we get into the pool. Bah.

The kids are raising tadpoles. We caught nine to begin with. Four are now tiny frogs, two are almost done reabsording their tails, and three are buried in the back yard. I hope they stop croaking. (*rim shot*) The last two were frogs, the one before that was mostly still tadpole. I'm not sure what's killing them.

Does a pile of 100 t-shirts really require locating? I would think they would loom.

 
At 6:46 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Thank Fod for small mercies.
If the tempest is missing you you should enjoy the calm.

Here office life is hectic and tropical because the air co in my office decided to give up the ghost (ghost not having bodies they tend to get cold easily - I suspect this one got a bad case of flue and decided to stay in bed) so it is 40 degrees+ and my brains (or what passes for it around that place) have melted making a mess on the carpet. Zombie hoover, anyone?
I need some ice cubes.

 
At 7:30 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Oysterband are truly my first favorite band ever. I never get tired of them, ever. Something else magic they are.

We'll have to ask Dr Score about the tadpoles. I think some may just DIE,I mean, what if they ALL lived, we'd be up to our ears in frogs....

Fod help you Spacelaw, no AC is no good. Must have been ghost...Get some ice cubes, slide them around on your face, then kind of down...

Ye Gads! WHere is my mind GOING this morning! Could be a good day, hee-hee...

 
At 8:12 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

:O !
Not in the office!
(mind you I gave up and went home - yep; fled the office in the face of adversity at 16:00 sharp. Unheard of).
No AC at home but a cool basement and ice cubes (snigger).

 
At 8:16 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Ice cubes in the basement??? Oh yeah.

I turned on yesterday's ELLEN while I was getting ready for work, only to find it was pre-empted by Severe Weather reporting, weather everyone ELSE got....

No rain. Poor garden.

 
At 8:26 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I sympathize. It hasn't rained for over a month now and Cesare gave up and bought an automatic sprinkler system. Our peppers will be happy.

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

Rain… I've heard about this 'rain' thing. Spacedlaw, welcome to my life, where 40°C and no A/C is a regular thing! Let me know if you would like suggestions on coping that do not involve ice cubes . (Besides, the burning on one's pink bits… dear Fod, why?!)

I'm with Dan Guy -- how does a pile of 100 shirts hide? And congratulations and belly rubs to Cabal!

Bill Roulette, ooh, I'm not good at that game. Really, really bad at it, as a matter of fact. Barter, however -- let's bring back barter, because that, I understand. Almost all my freelance work is done for barter, because after I pay taxes, it's just not worth it to do. So barter is how I get all my cool electronic gadgets and single-malt. And manage to eat sushi as much as I do.

 
At 9:58 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

You'd be surprised at how sneaky T-shirts can be....And it's a well know fact that they do run in pacts.

Yes, this heat has to go. I don't have my AC on so much as it costs WAY more than I want to pay, so I lie in bed at night with ice cubes.

(what IS it with me and ice today?????)

 
At 10:11 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Sadly I missed the Oysterband when they came to Vancouver. No excuse is valid... you gave me plenty of notice Lorraine... I just suck.

Danth... could it be mini-invisible pythons? I hear snakes like frog dinners.

On the tshirts... they run in pacts eh? What kind of pacts? *picturing groups of balck tshirts parading to the roof of the spooky house and throwing themselves off... suicide pacts... or would they line up to dip themselves in dirt... dirticide pacts... or bleach (the true death of a black tshirt).. bleachicide pacts.

 
At 10:20 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

so... are we supposed to be calling you an 'ice maiden' then?

 
At 10:35 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

WereTshirts!

 
At 10:38 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

Quichey,
i love that you brought up Specimen, you always surprise me. Don't forget Bauhaus and Nick Cave, my two all-time favorites..

here is a clip from wikapedia:
Zod is perhaps most popularly quoted as a Superman villain with the phrase, "Come to me, son of Jor-El! Kneel before Zod!"

of course there is the famous variant "Neil before Zod" in which Boss is moved up in the pantheon.
as it should be.

 
At 10:42 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

Val, i went over to your blog, and don't have time to become a subscriber to typepad today, so i will just say, i love cover page--is that your work there, the drawing? tres fantastique.

 
At 10:43 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yes, they have Were Pacts that they must follow!!!! They fear only bleach...

AHA! Now I get it, that is too funny. Yes, Boss must be moved up.

Ice Maiden, I like it.

Specimen only toured the US once that I know if and they came to Minneapolis thru a blinding snowstorm to play, one of the best shows EVER. I always felt really envious of the Bat Cave people, it was a sort of dark club that MOVED around London, as I recall. We had noting so cool.

Nick Cave and Bauhaus are SO on the list!

 
At 10:48 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Rubious, I would not say you SUCK for missing the Oysterband, but you were perhaps UNWISE. They will make you happy.

I agree on Val's art, very nice! She is making me a flyer.

(Don't get mad as I did not ask you Miss Kitty, you are BUSY, Val just sits around art directing things all day and painting at night.)

(hee-hee, now they will BOTH be mad at me! Told you Weather Girl was bored...)

 
At 10:54 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

You guys are too kind! Thank you!

Kitty -- why, yes; that is mine. All the art on the site is mine, the photos are mine… unless I'm in them or something.

Art-directing by day, painting at night. That does pretty much sum up my life. Well, once you add in all the Not-Painting, Not-Writing, and Not-Art Directing I do. And drinking coffee, and ordering minions around. Can't forget those two crucial daily activities, either. ;)

 
At 11:51 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I love ordering Minions around!! Sending them into doom and certain death is always fun too....Still can't make coffee tho....

 
At 12:16 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

One person's dullness is another's excitement. I always enjoy hearing about your day!

~Emily

 
At 12:29 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

I need some minions. Anyone have any spare minions?

 
At 12:30 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I would offer some rocket engineers but they are pretty useless...

 
At 12:47 PM , Blogger LaM said...

Here's what I get for complaining I am BORED, for the love of Fod...

The Bees are swarming. They have left one of the hives and taken up housekkeeping in the garage.

Off to find out WHO and put them back...

Won't we have something to talk about tonight?????

I will NEVER talk about the lack of excitement in my life again!

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

Put them back?
How does one go about that?
Play a little pipe and just lead them away? (oh crumbs I did write a story about that already).

 
At 1:35 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

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At 1:37 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Honestly, making good tea is much harder than making good coffee. You don't have to warm a pot, for coffee.

Naughty bees, for leaving their hive. Also, a naughty bat and clueless teenager combine in an interesting way.

 
At 2:12 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I have TONS of spare minions. You can take a few. You don't harbor any anti-clone sentiments, do you?

 
At 2:13 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

wow!!! rogue swarms and strange clothing companions!!!

Best of luck with the swarm Lorraine. Will you be able to get to your bee-suit? I thought it was in the garage.

I cannot imagine that bat incident... I would NOT have been as calm as that girl.

 
At 2:14 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

None at all!!! clones are welcome anytime.

Could you send one to my work today? I went home feeling sick and allergic today and I bet my boss (and the other 15 or so employees) want their paycheques done this week.

 
At 2:15 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

Bees swarming! OMF!

In the garage! That just can't be good.

I lead a workshop today. That was enough excitement for me. Will do the same tomorrow and the next day. Guess I better make a plan for tomorrow huh? Yeah... I could use some minions about now too.

 
At 2:22 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

::poking nose, then one eye out::

Is it safe, yet? ;)

Good luck with getting the bees back in their hive! Wasn't it Olga who had two queen eggs waiting to hatch? I'll have to wait until later to find out. :)

Dan, the tadpole and frogs could have died from fertilizer/weedkiller/insecticide that was airborn, like from one of the neighbors. Then again, it could have been a birth defect. Not all birth defects are visible on the outside.

I understand completely the no rain. Fod spit on us yesterday. There was rumbling from the skies, and the gas grill was wet, but the deck on which it sits was not obviously wet. We only got 0.18" of rain in June. And we've already officially hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It was 99 yesterday. Is it any wonder I get up at 6 AM to walk a mile, rather than wait until 8 PM? Granted, two days now a turkey vulture has been perched on a power pole waiting for me at the end of the street, but I also got to see four deer run across the road this morning. :)

And, because I can't resist, another saying for Fod and the FOFy bunnies:
"So let it be written. So let it be fun!"

 
At 2:32 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Rubius :: I'm afraid my army of minions are all clones of Roy, my original good and faithful manservant. Having met you, I can say with some authority that Ray could never pass as you.

I could sent over five Roys to help with the payroll, though? He's very good at crunching numbers.

 
At 3:44 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

wow, how has the rain missed you - for the first time in five years we have had decent rainfall at least once a week and a few deluges too. it's supposed to rain tonight as well - what in fod did you do to earn such dryness?? can't be the icecubes as fod knows ice maidens do rock.

 
At 5:30 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Getting the Bee Suit was easy. I said "Hans, nip in there and get me my Bee Suit. Intrepid Sherpa Guide that he is, he did....

Send me some Roys to crunch!!!!!!!!!!!! Send in the Clones!

Full Bee Adventure later, but all is well, and the most magic thing ever happened, I got to feed a Bee Honey with my bare hands! She crawled and licked and we bonded forever.

Pics too!

 
At 6:19 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

holy buzzing bees, Batgirl!
was it my hive AGAIN, causing trouble?
or was it one of the good girl hives?
xo
photos please.

 
At 7:54 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

WOW! The bee adventure sounds amazing! "Excited and scared!" (Sondheim).

Dan guy, I don't care who your minions were cloned from I need them!

I am a little concerned with the bat-in-the-bra thing. My bras are bigger than fod and could have colonies! I guess it's OK 'cause bats are my fav. In the bra though? Hmm...

 
At 6:58 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

So THAT's what the whole hunting and herding rogue T-shirt off a cliff and into the washing machine was all about...
Clever way to recycle surplus gear, a dam sight cooler than just putting them in the nearest Caritas or OXFAM bin.

 

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