Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pics you might not have seen


I've been going through the photos from our last LaM visit and found a few you might not have seen. These are so cute!


Here's Lorraine and I hugging one of the outfits I designed.

Here's Panta (Val) and Lorraine.

The Fabulous Four! Red, Kitty, Me and Lorraine.




Thank you Lorraine, Kitty and Val for all your help! I love you!

55 Comments:

At 12:23 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Aww! You're very welcome! I was happy to be able to help out.

 
At 3:44 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Beautiful shots.... Ladies, you all look gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing them.

 
At 6:07 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

cute pics! Val, lucky you -getting to meet Dave plus sketches - cool, I need some of the "summon persons". and congrats on more commissions, always a good thing! I'm glad your event went well Malena, it looks like everyone had a marvelous time. I was with some young ladies yesterday afternoon who were drooling over the Jonas bros. poster in burger king - I said i had met one of the people on the tour - boy did that raise my cool quotient -haha. hope touring goes well for kitty! Lorraine, did you get caught up on your sleep? hope so! have a wonderful sunday all!

 
At 7:36 AM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

Oh my gosh! Y'all are so beautifu!! Y'all actually SHINE in the pictures with happiness and it's just so sweet to see! :-)

 
At 8:30 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

How sweet! All great shots and all great ladies.

 
At 9:11 AM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Y'all look lovely! (as usual:)

Panta I'm glad to hear Nerd Prom went well (the comment about men "bravely trying to look you in the eye"..LOL).
And you got to meet Dave McKean! I'm thinking that "summon people" skill is a very good superpower to have.

Lorraine I hope things have gotten a bit less interesting..or at least calmer.

 
At 11:45 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

hello from the tour bus, ladies and gentlemen.
truly been a big tour so far, and i wanted to thank everyone for helping me get through the initial breakthrough at the beginning with your haikus and sweet emails--i really was struggling to catch my breath for some time,
will post photos etc soon, but thanks again for such a show of love. oxo Quichey, thank you girl.
Malena, these photos are cute of everyone--we had a great time that visit ,FabLo. But my favorite was the flea market!

 
At 12:04 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Hurray for internet on the bus!
Nice to hear you are feeling a little better. It is still a long tour.

 
At 5:54 PM , Blogger Malena said...

nerd prom? sign me up. I've gotten so many emails from everyone at the comicon. I soooo wish I was there.
Kitty, we're sending the fairies of healing your way. Yes, hurrah for the internet. This weekend was a blast from hollywood heaven. I'm just now recovering. More details on my blog soon. Love ya'LL. wehooooooooooooooooo

And where is our superhero blogger today? hint hint Fablo! I know you are awake!

 
At 6:12 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

Lovely photos! You all look very very happy!

Kitty -- glad to hear you are alive and well. I hope you have caught your breath and are able to keep it through the rest of your adventure.

Hoping that Lorraine is taking this as a real day of rest!

 
At 6:40 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I'm pretty sure you ladies have caused that store to exceeded its MAXIMUM HOTNESS rating. The fire marshall will be cross!

 
At 11:24 AM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

Totally off-subject, but Fablo! I dreamed about you last night! We were taking all the dogs for a walk, but *we* weren't walking: we were riding this cool glider type thing that was shaped exactly like a paper airplane. It was fantastic!! And lots of fun. I don't usually fly in dreams. :-)

 
At 11:37 AM , Blogger Malena said...

I dreamt I wore a dress made of rose petals and daisies and floated up above the premiere I was at... until I looked at the receipt on the dress and then glided down to the floor thinking,
"It took 6 hundred dozen rose petals to make this dress?"
I am not eco friendly!
hahaha
Flying is good. Lorraine would be fun to fly with in the country with the bats and the fireflies.

 
At 12:51 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Thanks Everyone. Once a month my bpdy hates me. Once or twice a year it REALLY hates me.

Migrine, cramps of doom. I have just been lying in the dark, thinking about dreaming. Got some rest today tho, and feel somewhat better...

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

I hope you got plenty of kitty love from the wee beasties.

 
At 1:57 PM , Blogger scored4life said...

Glad you are feeling better Q.

I finally picked up my cycle from the shop today (2001 Honda Shadow Spirit) and riding helps to ease my weary soul. Take your time and get better and you'll be back on top of your game in no time.

My kids are with me tonight, but give me a call later!

 
At 2:01 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Poor Quiche! I hope you get lots of rest and sleep and that the cramping goes away quickly.

I also hope the Bengals behave and do not decide to crash about the house and disturb you. :)

 
At 2:23 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

wow Lorraine - hope you feel better quick - migraines are awful to deal with, and cramps of doom don't sound much fun either. And Kitty, glad tour is going well, tho you sound beyond busy. Hmmm, last night I dreamt about pinocchio floating in the lake - a little, tiny wooden pinocchio, strange!

 
At 2:48 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Ms. Fabulous, do you have a copy of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christianne Northrup, MD? I highly recommend it, to any woman. Dr. Northrup is an OB/Gyn who takes a very holistic approach. It helped me, a lot, when I was trying to get pregnant when it was safe to try after surgery. She has also written The Wisdom of Menopause and a book on mother/daughter relationships. I know the stress with Freckles didn't help. {{{hug}}}

Thank you for more lovely pictures, Ms. Marvelous!

Hi, Ms. Kitty! Take care of yourself while taking care of the Jonas Brothers. :)

 
At 5:37 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Yes Anonymous, you've found us out. We're shameless hussies with a video coming out from Vivid; it's titled "Corsets of Corruption." It's coming soon to an adult bookstore near you!

 
At 5:51 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Anonymous - I am saddened by your comment.

From Wikipedia:
Standards of modesty (also called demureness or reticence) are aspects of the culture of a country or people, at a given point in time, and is a measure against which an individual in society may be judged.

Anonymous - The type of 'modesty' you are clearly referring to is called 'Body modesty' and some critics refer to it as 'body shame'.

There is NOTHING to be ashamed of about having cleavage. There is NOTHING to be ashamed of for showing off some skin when you are comfortable with it.

And there is NOTHING these ladies have anything to be ashamed about in these photos.

It is disappointing that you choose to push your culturally biased value judgments upon others.

The only thing I can find to be ashamed about here is your internal programming that says 'oh no skin... I guess that means these people have no shame.' That type of judgment... that's shameful. You have no right to judge these ladies and spew negativity on them because of your own set of cultural biases.

 
At 6:42 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

Oh Lorraine. :hugs:

So sorry to hear about your body being difficult! I am sure you know what to do for yourself on these days and you have also gotten lots of good suggestions above. I guess I will just add that caffeine and ibuprofen at the very first hint of a migraine helps me.

(My cure for cramps is a bit extreme but very very effective. I got rid of the source. ;-) Worked wonders for me but not really appropriate for everyone.)

I have decided to assume that Anonymous is joking.

 
At 8:37 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

It's been awhile, but bears repeating: Don't feed the trolls.

 
At 8:48 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

Now you've got me singing Don't feed the trolls to the tune of Don't Fear the Reaper.

 
At 8:49 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

sigh. it's true

 
At 11:06 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Hey Quiche -- are we grading this hate mail? I'm giving Anonymous a solid B-.

 
At 4:55 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I have a journal somewhere from, like, seventh or eighth grade, in which I have written, with respect to my relationship needs: "What I really need is a brazen hussy." I was shy and awkward and completely petrified at the prospect of approaching girls, and I was just self-aware enough to have the sneaking suspicion that if a girl ever did express interest in me that my low self-esteem would immediately discount it as my wishful thinking. What I needed, I realized, was a girl to express interest in me so brazenly that my low self-esteem would be overcome.

Which is lame, but that's where I was in the 8th grade. Eventually I manned up and became a brazen hussy myself. (That doesn't quite sound right...)

Little does Anonymous realize, but (s)he is exploring many of the same themes as one of Malena's entries from earlier this month about self-respect.

 
At 5:03 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I quite like the idea of you being a brazen hussy...

 
At 7:39 AM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

Oh Fablo, I so hope you are feeling better now! Migraines are terrible, I know from bad experience. I am really hoping that you are feeling better soon. Not being holistic or particularly healthy, I don't have any good advice you don't already know. I'm all about heating pads and comfort foods...

I make it a policy not to read any posts that come from anonymous, unless a name is listed right at the start. I realize some people have to post as anonymous because of computer things I don't understand that have to do with servers and email and things that are mysterious and scary, but the honest ones tell who they are. So I've missed the ugly comments and feel no reason to read them now. Avoid tossing more chum on the waters would be my only advice here. But based on y'all's comments to the trash fish eating the chum, I offer the following: I'm naked as I post this! Naked, I tell you!! Mwuhahahahaha.

(okay, not really, but with any luck the poster stroked out when he/she saw the word "naked".)

 
At 8:14 AM , Blogger scored4life said...

Bravo Ladies. Nuff said.

Hope your feeling your fabulous self again today Q.

 
At 9:53 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Good Lord!

Yes, I would refer her to Malenas blog, she needs some help, but I am hoping her comments were made in a spirit of making the same comments that Malena was making, and meant to be helpful, and not hurtful, as we don't like that here.

I think we ignore mean spirited, I am very sorry I was not hear to deal with it, (but am feeling much better, tho horridly busy)

I am also pretty sure I know who that was. We are having some difficulties these days whith a fan who won't go away. Rest assured it is NONE of you. And I will try and stay on top of things.

Thank you for your help while I was so ill!

 
At 10:06 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I am glad you were taking some rest (even if it was forced rest).
I think the cramps and migraine hit you much harder because you are too tired.
Hugs.

 
At 10:29 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

It is true that trolls should not be fed or baited... and it is wise to ignore the haters... but I am afraid I couldn't quite stop myself. I thought you all looked very nice and happy and warm and giving in the photos.

 
At 10:37 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

The last one is my favorite -- such genuine looks of joy.

~Emily

 
At 11:03 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

So glad you're feeling better, Quiche! Pity about the fan who won't go away.

Paul, why was your bike in the shop?

 
At 11:57 AM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

I know you must be really busy, Fablo, with your nice Boss just returned plus the thousand thousand other things you do all the time anyway. You are amazing. And I hope you feel better, like really better and completely well, soon. Now. This very second.

Motorcycles! Truly, my heart, she yearns. I had a bike, a lovely little Vulcan 500, teal blue, beautiful and FUN. Had to sell her in 2001, haven't gotten another since and I miss it so much. I don't regret the selling, as it paid for some emergency medical bills and I was fortunate to have something I could sell so quickly (I had kept it in great shape) and get such good money for. But I do wish I could ride again someday...

 
At 11:57 AM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

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At 1:01 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I have always kind of wanted a bike myself, but there are just too many things that tell it might not be good for me...

 
At 1:03 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Those things kill. And maim.

 
At 1:12 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

So does heat. It's bloody 92 here, and like unto a sauna....

 
At 1:14 PM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

I never took it for granted, honestly, that I'd return from a ride. I always hugged everybody goodbye and said a prayer. The trucks on the highway were by far the scariest, and I did have one small accident on gravel that my left knee still hates me for. But the feeling for me was a combination of riding a horse without bouncing and flying. You could feel the temperature changes in the air, you could see and smell things you missed in a car. My favourite place to ride was on the Natchez Trace Parkway, which has a speed limit of 40 mph most of the time, is closed to commercial traffic, and has lots and lots of slow looping curves. It was wonderful. But yes, Spacedlaw, you are correct, if you wreck, it's usually really really bad no matter how much leather you're wearing.

 
At 1:20 PM , Blogger scored4life said...

Pantagruel, (why do I want to call you Panta or PG?)

My starter cracked (I have no idea how) and I needed a new rear tire. It's all better now and purring like the lovely thing she is.

On that note, I was on my way into work today, waiting to turn onto a highway entrance ramp when I look down and see a SCREW sticking out of the center of my front tire!!! I was LIVID. I have my bike for less than 24 hours and.... life just loves to kick the snot out of you when your down.

Medium story short, I got it out (it was about 1cm long) and I have a VERY slow leak. I'll find out just how slow after I measure the tire pressure after work...

I keep trying to tell myself that it could be much worse, I mean what are the chances that my tire would be rotated at exactly the right angle for me to see it. It could have blown on my on the road I suppose. Still...grrrrrr...

Bulfinch, I started on a Vulcan myself! It was a 750 and a lot of fun to ride, plus I just liked the name. Not over the top like most of todays bikes (Ninja, Warrior, Penile Extender, etc.)

 
At 1:29 PM , Blogger scored4life said...

Spacedlaw, I agree with the sentiment, but as with all of our individual choices in life, the risks we choose to take or not to take can define the quality of our life. One persons folly is another persons lifeblood.

They are indeed dangerous, and perhaps it is that element of them that allows one to feel so alive while riding.

I could wax slightly on the philosophical side and say that a life without risks would keep the scale of our life so small as to miss most of it. Be it relationships, sports, business, or art, we need to be reminded daily of the gifts we have, and not grasp them so tightly that we miss the point.

 
At 1:33 PM , Blogger Aleta said...

You are so right about the heat Lorraine. I am afraid to leave my air conditioned office for my car -- my car in which the AC decided to fade to nothing really just as it started getting hot out.

It is steamy out there today for sure!

 
At 1:42 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Paul, what a pain! Lucky, I suppose, that you saw the screw… but sheesh. What a hassle. I covet a Triumph, myself. A friend just bought a Bonneville, and while I am too tall and large for the Bonneville, the America fits perfectly.

It is a very lovely 71° here, with a 5.8 magnitude earthquake a little while ago. Being on the 12th floor made that an adventure. All the non-natives freaked out, which is always fun to watch. No one is hurt and there doesn't seem to have been any substantial damage anywhere in LA. Except for the ground runway radar being out at LAX, apparently. Oops.

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

steamy for you indeed! maybe a storm will be in the works for you - glad to hear you are feeling better. I get migraines once in a while and they are misery, let alone with cramps piled on top of them - yuch! sorry to hear bout the fan, that's rather sad. and being horridly busy is no fun either. alas, i lost the full time job posting i applied for as i have no MFA. sadness and sighs, tho i will still adjunct teach. with 3 in college, i can't see how i can afford for myself to go back

and cycles? cool, never had one, always wanted one, tho i must say after i read on your bosses blog about Amacker Bullwinkle's horrendous accident, i'm not sure. she was a lucky lucky woman to survive.

 
At 1:48 PM , Anonymous Marjorie said...

Lorraine, so glad to hear you're feeling better - hope the heat breaks soon - It's been relaly hot & muggy here (UK) too and then an hour ago we had a massive thunderstorm, rain, lightening etc. Wonderful. (I was tempted to go out and dance in it but a combination of slipperly flooring and sligtly doddy neighbours made me decide against it.)

By the way, picture me green with envy for the wonderful cleavages and corsets !

 
At 1:49 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Is everybody in SoCal okay?
The news hasn't reported any injuries or damage from the quake, but I would like a little reassurance as I felt a need to, uh, send a lot of energy out right about the time it hit. I also realize that you may not be able to post for a while.

Ms. Fabulous, have you heard anything?

 
At 1:56 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I hope every one in the L.A. area is well. A friend told me the quake was not too strong but went on and on.

Lorraine, I hope you are feeling better! A day in bed with a bottle of Scotch does wonders for bad cramps.

Love the photos!

 
At 1:57 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

I'm glad you feel better Lorraine, migraine + cramps is a one-two punch of doom.

And Kitty, no problem.:) Good to hear you've gotten some breathing room. (and internet on the bus too..swanky!)

Dan, I agree with Spacedlaw, boys can be hussies too. Nothin' wrong with that.

Malena I'd love to see what a dress made of rose petals would look like, it sounds pretty.

Paul: Dang that Murphy, putting a screw in your tire. Good thing you found it, 'cause the consequences at speed are too scary to think about.

 
At 1:59 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Well, I see Val is okay. :)

92 F would be 10 degrees cooler than what we've been having in Central Texas. It's been 100, or higher, for the past three or four days, and the highs are expect to be at least 100 through Monday. The grass crunches under my feet, and the trees are all stressed. I have the air conditioner set for 80 during the day and 78 when we go to bed.

 
At 2:37 PM , Blogger scored4life said...

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

Ack, Paul, no fun!!!!!!!!! You were screwed!!! (this blog does not feed trolls, but you may egg bad puns...Or come up with worse.)

Very long day, and not done. I want to go out and play Agility with the Dog, and walk down and smell the bees, and post something new, but they only thing I am thinking about is a Tag I heard on "Tomorrow, from yoga to shorts, we talk about What White People Like" which made me feel a bit queasy ...

We'll see what Brain does after a bit of running around.

Galye, a day of being in bed with Scotch works great for cramps. And almost anything else that ails you. Found out the hard way, a couple years ago when it was happening too much, now Pantagruel is my designated drinker...

 
At 6:05 PM , Blogger Lexocat said...

Speaking as one of the LA peeps here. All is well. Was an interesting quake. Gaypet, your friend was right. Lasted quite a bit longer than I'm used to (and I'm a native) but not so bad. Husband, who was closer to the epicenter when it hit, said it was a pretty good smack where he was. Nevertheless, we'd have to go back a few years (like 20) to get to my one and only OMG scary quake. :)

 
At 6:14 PM , Blogger Lexocat said...

Whoopsie. Meant to add my voice to the chorus of compliments. You women DO look aglow with happiness in the pics. Sweet.

 

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