Friday, September 05, 2008

Doggie Sleepover...

Cabal is having another sleepover, hopefully, with less disastrous results than the last one....It went something like this....

CABAL: What a great day, huh, Freck???

FRECK: Yeah Cabal! This is the best. They dropped me off early, and we got to play in the Dog Pen. Can you believe how muddy we got in the hour before Lorraine got into work????

CABAL: Great idea you had, jumping in the pool, then rolling around in the dirt! I don't know what Lorraine was sighing about, we were REALLY glad to see her! You jumped all over her, and I didn't leave her side. What did she mean when she said she had just taken a shower?

FRECK: Beats me. What's her problem? We followed her into the house and went everywhere with her? I think she was happy, did you see how fast we got to go to Doggie Day Care???

CABAL: I really liked the way you leapt from the car and took OFF! We got to chase you forever! And wasn't it nice of her to have rabbits for us to chase when we got home??? We went WAY off into the woods, who cares about a few Burrs?

FRECK: Isn't it dinner time? What are you having?

CABAL: Same old, same old, half a raw chicken. What are you having?

FRECK: (Pause.) (Long Pause.) Crap. They left kibble. Say, buddy old pal, couldn't help but notice YOU have half a chicken....

CABAL: (Warily) Yes. I do. Go eat your kibble.

FRECK: Awww...Come ON....

CABAL: I like you, but no. My chicken. I am going to carry it everywhere and eat it every time I get a few steps ahead of you. And since YOU aren't eating the kibble, I am going to eat it when you are done.

FRECK: I am HUNGRY here, look, it isn't easy being me. I'm telling Lorraine, with my imploring brown eyes, she'll crack in a second. See? I have steak now....

CABAL: HEY!!!!!!!!!!

And so it went. Dogs. Gotta love 'em. But silently, they are asleep now.

Which is where I will be soon, two days at the Festival. Tomorrow sitting in for Fiddler/Bagpipe Teacher Joe, and Sunday because Fiddler/Bagpipe Teacher Joe will be back, and I will get to play with him, and get my lesson.

Everyone will be mighty impressed with with my three notes. I know Miss Kitty will be when she gets her voicemail tonight. A special message for her last day of the tour...

Love and the Weekend,
Lorraine

70 Comments:

At 7:56 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

OK so very funny dog post. Really, you captured "dog"!

I am taking Shakespeare again because I can and I want to. But I spent the day reading about love, loss, loyalty, etc.

116 is my fav by far. Many people know that one and it is the only one I can rattle off at a moments notice: "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments". But I also really like:

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, Like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art and that mans scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

 
At 7:57 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

And I am sorry that you had to clean up mud and yuck from the dog fun tonight! I'm sure they are very glad to have had the chance to run a muck. :)

 
At 8:01 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Ugh! Sorry, that sonnet was Shakespeare, 29. I'm sure many of you know it well.

 
At 8:02 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

LOVELY! I love Shakespeare too, tho by no means an expert. I could take a course every semester, may well yet..

He is a lifetime of joy and study.

(off to lookup 116)

Glad you liked the post. Boss did too. I think he is getting most of his Home Info thru my blog right now. Can't get to his for some reason, but mine shows up in China...

It was a Dog moment....

 
At 8:03 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Way to confuse me! Hee-hee...

And I didn't clean them up, I dumped them at Doggie Day Care and let the Trainer deal with it. Bless her....

 
At 8:15 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Ha ha! I love it. Go eat your kibble, heh. :D

That's lovely! I think I need to put the sonnets on my reading list. I'm only familiar with a couple of them; it's been woefully long since I spent time reading the plays, too.

Bedtime! Happy gigging and note-playing!

 
At 8:17 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

The dog sleepover conversations sounds remarkably like when my 4 yr old has a sleepover w/ our 4 yr old neighbor....minus the "raw" part of the chicken eating.

HI-larious!

 
At 8:22 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Exactly, Chantrelle! Very like 4 year olds....

'Night Jess, I too strongly suspect we are going down a sonnet path..

I should go to bed too, early day tomorrow, I suspect I will be up a bit tho, at least until Nathilie wakes and tells me Go To Sleep!

 
At 8:26 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Great and funny post Lorraine, Tank and Rocket are jealous - awww, Cabal gets CHICKEN, we get kibble, we will pee on your carpet (i think they have talked to venus and mim)! well, rocket peed on the carpet but she is still young, tank was a good boy. Beautiful sonnet, gaypet, I am ashamed to admit I have never read one, tho I have read many of shakespeare's plays. In my few required english classes, the bits of poetry we did were all contemporary, and just for a week or two.

 
At 8:28 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Oh, that sounds like just a lovely day. And just how many showers and changes of clothes did you do? ;)

I do know someone who reads and speaks Anglo-Saxon. Two, actually, and they are married to each other. They wrote and recited their vows in Anglo-Saxon. I know because I was a member of the wedding party. In fact, they met at a Baylor University Beowulf class. Cedric the Fiddler, of The Bedlam Bards, has a M.A. in Anglo-Saxon literature. Their website is here. I should be seeing them at the end of the month/the beginning of next month.

See, I waited to post a comment here. ;)

 
At 8:33 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

And to think, when I started my comment no one else had commented here yet. ::SIGH::

Now you know how long it takes me to finish a comment.

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

Hmm...Only one shower. Sadly, you would not want to be near me tonight, trust me...

How cool Adiandalen, lost languages are the best..I am glad those to found eachother..

Rocket needs to learn peeing on the carpet is NOT Canine Good Citizen behavior...

 
At 8:38 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

You and me both! Hee-hee, it oes move fast. By the time I do a reply, more have come...

And now the late nighters are coming out, and the early risers..

Write me nice things to wake up to...

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

Well, I don't know that you would consider it "nice," but if you click my name and go to my blog "Tribal Moonbeams," you'll find a night garden story. Admittedly, a bit rough, but I need to go to bed and sleep.

 
At 11:12 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Sometimes I'd swear that dogs KNOW when you've just cleaned up, and that's why they choose to decorate you with muddy pawprints.
You really captured "dog-speak.":)lol

 
At 11:50 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

That was a great post Lorraine. Lots of fun. Lucky you, being able to drop off the pups at Doggie Daycare after all that.

Kali, cats do that too!!! especially with their silly, thoughtless and inconsiderate tails!

Gayle, loved the sonnet. Thanks.

There is so much going on here that I find it hard to keep up these days.. not complaining, I think it is great that it is active and that so many are delurking but whew!! Miss a day and it will take you an hour or two and an essay to catch up. and even then I miss links and stuff.

Ariandalen, I love it. Beautiful garden story. I didn't think it was rough.

I never had the chance to say anything about your stories Lorraine because the blog moves so fast these days and I wanted to think about them... so I will pop in now.

I enjoy the visuals in them, they are luscious and spill like jewels from the good sister's lips, each line vivid. I love the whimsy and there seems to be an ancient, delicate and deep sadness too.

I am fascinated by all the fey and mythic references but I also find the mysteriousness of the characters a little unnerving. I am the type of person who really wants to know my narrator or main character, I feel that knowing them gives you added perspective to what they say and see, and that it adds nuance... that said, for the most part I read longer works, not short fiction or serials, so I am used to the conventions of long works, including excess of detail and (relatively) in depth explanation of character and situation.

Sometimes a 'piece it together yourself' work worries me because I am concerned that I am not getting the right meaning from the puzzle. I always seem to come up with the wrong answer in puzzles like these, valid answers perhaps, but not the right ones, and I like to know when I am wrong in my assumptions. I am afraid that there is a right answer (the author's internal answer) but that my brain is looking at the perspective sideways and that I will never know if I am correct or crazy in what I take from the story (this says a lot about my character, I know). Is it one person speaking always? or does it switch? is the order of stories linear in some nature? questions galore. but these are short works so far.. and I need to learn to be patient (not something I am good at, clearly). What I am saying is that mystery vexes me but it also hooks me solid.

For me the strongest part of all of them is the atmosphere, so haunting and haunted. I love the settings you choose to describe and they make we want more... more... MORE.

I found this comment very difficult to write. I hope it doesn't offend or upset. I really enjoy your writing. It either makes me laugh and laugh or it leaves me feeling haunted by ominous things, shivering with delight at the images, and poking at a void inside me where the words you haven't yet shared with us are waiting to arrive.

 
At 3:16 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Now I spend the whole morning doing shopping, run errands and chase a missing packet from australia and find myself with a ridiculous backlog of comments!
Fod...
Of course I knew of how the doggies ended up into day care double quick but I love how you wrote the story! And the doggie meal is way too much fun. I can just see them.
:)

 
At 6:09 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Good Morning! Nice things indeed to wake up to!

We do move quickly here, I can tell you , for my part it will slow down for a bit in a week or two, but it is such fun!

I didn't have much tosay about yesterday, but then watching the dogs and imagining things from their point of view came into my head,hee-hee..

Rubious, there is no right or wrong meaning. The are what you want them to be. No worng answers to the puzzle. Try thinking of it that way...

Phiala, I can't find your comment now, but I saw it on my phne earlier...You never have to move on, jus keep the talk going and let it move where ever it wants to, yes...

OK, off to the gig shortly...

 
At 6:37 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Have a good gig! And hope everyone has a splendid late summer/early fall Saturday! yard work and bills beckon..

 
At 7:06 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

Have a great gig today!

We are having "Defeat of Jesse James" days here this weekend. This town goes from 17 thousand to, well, a lot more. Not actually sure how many. But the carnival comes to town and there are reenactments of when The James Gang tried to rob the bank and failed. It's a little nuts but I think M will enjoy it.

I hope everyone has peaceful day!

 
At 7:12 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Both yardwork and Jesse James sound like fun! And I second that, have a great day everyone.

(She says STILL trying to get out of the house)

 
At 7:46 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

If you missed the link to the Chocolate Beet Cake at the bottom of the last post here it is again!

Lorraine -- Wonderful glimpse inside the dog mind! I think she was happy, did you see how fast we got to go to Doggie Day Care??? :g: I hope your gig goes well! It does seem wrong that you have to be out the door so early in the morning though.

Gayle -- thanks for the sonnet. Lovely. I have never gone to the Jesse James thing but it has always looked pretty interesting. I am sure your son will enjoy it!

ariandalen -- I look forward to checking out your night garden thing!

I hope to work on my own night garden thing today.

 
At 7:59 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Good thing this sleepover is less exciting than the last one. This made me laugh: CABAL: (Warily) Yes. I do. Go eat your kibble.

I want to hear the three notes!

Also, want coffee to be done brewing. Why is this so hard?

 
At 10:50 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I have to admit that I do not love dogs. I didn't grow up with them and never managed to get used to them, so, frankly, dogs tend to gross the heck out of me. But I love cats. My mother is so allergic that we could never ever have one, but only two years before I move out!

~Emily

 
At 11:53 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I am not a dog person either but Cabal IS special. A beautiful (huge) dog and extremely sweet (if you are not a small fury or feathery animal).

 
At 4:55 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I am making carrot-ginger soup. It is actually cool enough for soup! Hurray!

Lorraine, I hope you had a great day! And everyone else as well. I was able to beg/borrow enough $ to come to the Faire again. I know it may seem odd but I want to make sure that I get to hear a bagpipe lesson. :) You will be there tomorrow? M and I will be there most of the day (I hope).

When I scroll down this comment page it looks like I am the crazy stalker girl. Too many posts from me. Do you other people have lives or something?

M had great fun at Jesse James Days! He took some $ and went to the ticket booth, bought tickets for himself, and then ran to the big slide-climbing-thing and gave the guy his ticket. It was so fun to see his independence manifest itself in a positive way. Not solely in a way that drives his mother crazy.

 
At 6:16 PM , Blogger Jess said...

*waves to Gayle*

Speaking for myself: I've been having a fight with Verizon email today. :( I got to waste an hour on the phone this morning with a "technician" (ha) who'd never heard of using a POP mail client. Bleh. It's fixed now, at least.

Carrot-ginger soup sounds yummy! I can't wait till pumpkin time. I want to make some pumpkin soup.

Hope everyone's having a fun weekend! How's them bagpipe lessons, Lorraine? :)

 
At 7:07 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

*waves to jess*

Pumpkin soup? Yes, please!

 
At 7:20 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Evening everybody...

Just home from the gig. Very fun, I love seeing everyone and playing with Bedlam. I am very a Zombie and wish you were here to feed me carrot and pumpkin soup and beet cake.

Cabal IS special, I have never been a dog person, not sure I am yet, but that one is different. I think he gets to come to the fair tomorrow.

No pipes today. Joe wasn't there.And I don't want to push my luck, hee-hee. Pipes tomorrow.

Glad to hear you are coming tomorrow, Gayle! It's always fun when friends come out. My first show is noon at the Mead Booth, then, uh, maybee 1:30 at the mead booth, then it all gets hazy. Folkstone and Macs Pub, and of course you can listen in on the pipe lesson!

(And you don't post to much! We like what you have to say, post as much as you like. We are all very busy, but this is a great way to take a break and hang with fiends when you have no time to actually go out with people. Only takes a moment to comment and the party is always on)

I had a Rock Star moment at the Pass Only Gate on the way in. I said, oh I'm playing with Bedlam, I'll pick one up at B Gate..(Right) And the guy smiled hugely and said "YEAH you can play!!!!! You're Lorraine!!!!!! We come and see you in Stillwater!!!! You are great!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I have a feeling I don't need no stinking Pass....

 
At 7:22 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

And oh, Gayle, shoot me an e-mail with your cell, if it looks like non-stop rain, I'm bailing.

(as in the show, not a boat)

 
At 7:41 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Rock on..but stay dry!
It's hot and sunny here, you can come over and play at our place!

Just got back from a rockin' dinner at one of our favorite joints we, for some reason, hadn't been to in ages. I'm such a proud mom when my 4-yr-old scarfs down a sardine :)

 
At 7:41 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

How fun is that! You don't need no stinking pass. Damn right.

Sleep well all.

 
At 7:49 PM , Blogger Jess said...

I imagine many things get hazy round the Mead Booth, hee hee! ;)

I love soup season. I'll be making leek and potato soup tomorrow! (I've got something like five leeks to get rid of-- the summer bounty piles up no matter how fast we eat, argh.) I'll shoot some vicarious leeky-tater vibes your way.

Have fun out at the Faire tomorrow, ladies! And send the rain this way. My plants need it.

 
At 7:51 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Chantrelle, your 4 year old is braver than I.....Hee-hee.

Gayle, on sitting in on the bagpipe lesson, remember, I now know TRIPLE the notes I did last week....Three times the pain!!!!!!

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

"...but this is a great way to take a break and hang with fiends when you have no time to actually go out with people."

::snort::

Yes, we all are fiends, and fallible ones at that. ;)

Let me reinforce what Ms. Fabulously Fiendish has said. You don't post too much. Both of you have fun at Faire tomorrow. :)

 
At 7:56 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hey Jess, you snuck it! Yes, they do get hazy around the mead booth, and the boys are happy to share their whiskey will any and all friends.

They have taken on the roll of designated drinkers for me at the fest, and for every pass round of flasks, they do one for me.

This does NOT mean Val has been replaced as Official Lorraine Designated Drinker. They are merely assisting, as the drinking that goes on there is too much for Val alone.

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

Fiends. Hee-he. My Freudian slip is showing...

We will have fun. Unless it rains Then we will stay home and post our wisdom and congratulate ourselves on it for staying home.

 
At 9:01 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

That "fiend" had me snorting - not bad at 05:40 - this blog is THAT addictive.

Good mornevening, everyone.
Jesse James fun sounds great. Nothing remotely that funny on this side of the world.

 
At 9:08 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Morning Nathilie, glad we could stat your day with a laugh....

High drama here, Mim caught another Mouse! (HOW do they get IN here?????)

I am getting good at this, but tonight she led me a merry chase, ad then went up to the bedrooms. No bloody way! I thought.

I caught her and the mouse, somewhat bloodied in the process, and got them outside where the mouse went scurrying off, and brought Mim back with praise and treats.

I hate it that mousies can get IN tho...

Nice end to this day...

 
At 9:28 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I feel for the mice: The little pests are so cute. But I am glad for the kitties that protect my books and food for their gluttony.

 
At 9:34 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I feel for the mousies too, I would never set traps, and I don't let Mim kill them....I take her growling and screaming and the mousie screaming outside...She drops them.

Sleep now..

"night all...

 
At 9:37 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Night and sweet dreams!

 
At 11:15 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Whew Fod..lots of catching up to do.

I finally went and read your story Ariandalen and I quite liked it.:)
(I meant to check it last night but that post was my last before bed..I was a bit groggy and forgot;-P.)

Wish I could go to the faire and see you Lorraine. Sounds like lots of fun. (Plus I'd get to see my friend Sandra's pretty new booth..she's an artist that vends there.) Heehee, you don't need no steenking badges.lol Wouldn't it be kind of cool to have tshirts that say "Yes, we are all fiends?"
Kind of a LaMie con shirt;) LOL

Rubius you are SO right about that being a truism for cats too. I grew up with a white longhaired cat who delighted himself by finding anything of mine that was black and laying on it. Sheer perversity on his part. lol.

Mmmmmmm soup..I've never made potato soup but it sounds awfully good.

Jess, you should be proud of yourself. I watched Bill Bailey's show "Half-Troll" and giggled my way through work today.

 
At 12:39 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

I'm always happy to have help with my Official Designated Drinker duties. Otherwise, I will be so far behind that when I finally do set time aside to catch up on the drinking by proxy, I'll need to block out an entire weekend.

Fiends. Nice. ;)

Jess, if you're ever looking to change your ISP, I can't recommend Speakeasy strongly enough. Real network engineers staff their phones, and best of all, they assume you are clueful from the start. You might get a lecture about the wonders of IMAP as opposed to POP, but they will not bat an eye or insist you couldn't possibly know what you're talking about.

Mim is indeed the mighty huntress! Have you found the chink in your house's defenses?

 
At 5:04 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

"The Fabulous Lorraine and Fiends"

"We're all fiends here"

Or maybe I just haven't had enough coffee yet this morning.

 
At 5:44 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

aah yes starting my morning with coffee and reading the comments of all us fiends,Lorr I love the way you type! Laughed out loud at that. Have fun at the faire, you too Gayle (and u never post too much, once its fall I dont have much time to - early a.m., or late p.m. is it) hope the rain holds off. my sunday is the next round of business acctg, mowing the lawn and weedwhacking, prepping for class - have a wonderful day all! (oh and soup! yum......ham/bacon/corn chowder)

 
At 5:48 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

That is so going on the new website. We are all fiends here. FabulousLorraine and Fiends. Oh yes. We are getting T-shirts, which I will sell for cost. Or maybe cost plus $5 going to help Bengal Rescue...

Fods it is early. I want to go and see the Birdchick and her Merry Band of, well Banders, who are out at the house today doing some banding, before I nip to the gig.

Tonight is going to be some tired tho, I can see it now in my future.

Val, glad you are cool with having designated drinking minions, it would be a LOT of work for you..

If I drank coffee, I would be doing so now..More tea, more tea...

 
At 5:50 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hi Sue! Morning...

You lot are making me thinking soup is in order. am SO there this week. I made Bison Chili Friday, which is kind of the same thing.

Where is ariandalens story link? I seem to have lost it....

 
At 6:09 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Bison chili? Sounds wonderful, if a bit too warm for the current weather here. We still haven't cooled off enough for soup weather, but it's September in Pennsylvania, so it won't be long.

Yardwork... business accounting... both on my list of things to do today as well. I like doing yard work, and the weather looks perfect, but I'm so far behind that it's taken on a sort of looming dread.

Same for the business accounting, minus the weather.

Suppose that means I should quit messing around online and start, doesn't it?

Speaking of Shakespeare, I just read Elizabeth Bear's Ink and Steel, which presents an... interesting... take on Shakespeare, Kit Marlowe, Faerie, and other related topics. It's really the first half of a two-volume novel, and the local library doesn't have the second book, and neither does the local bookstore! Ack!

 
At 6:21 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

I love potato leek soup! Yummy!

I looks like the rain may hold off. Only 49% chance. We got some last night tho.

Banding sounds like lots of fun but holy buckets it's early. I have succeeded at getting M on to a sleeping schedule for school. Which is good. But means we get up at 6:30 or 7:00 AM everyday. Ugh, I remember when 6:30 AM meant a late night, not an early morning.

Lorraine, do you want to call or txt me when you are on your way? We are slowly getting ready. Need at least 3 more cups of coffee. And maybe some tea.

 
At 7:04 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It will not rain today! I'm going for it. Gayle, Will call and meet up, paying to get in is over rated....

I like the sound of this book....Amazon?

Have a great day, everyone! I am sure there will be adventures tonight. Maybe Gayle will try my pipes???

 
At 9:50 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Potato leek soup is one of my faves. We have a soup night at our house once a month which is just me making a huge pot of soup and any friends who can come, come and bring sides. Its the only way to see friends these days with everyone so busy!

pantagruel - We used to have speakeasy, tehy were great--i remember hearing Liz Phair and PJ Harvey on their hold music!

It's national waffle week (or it was but i just found out friday) so we're having friends over for wonderful waffles this morning...gotta go make them!

 
At 10:21 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Mmmm, waffles!
Making pumpkin soup for later in the week (and swisschard stew for tomorrow evening so that I need not worry about cooking dinner while chatting in French)

 
At 11:33 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Just for you, Ms. Fabulous, my Blogger blog Tribal Moonbeams. It is the most recent entry, "Green Moon Garden." Not that there are just a whole lot of entries. ;) If the link doesn't work, click on my name, scan down my profile, then click on my blog.

Thank you, Kali! I agree that we probably do need "fiend" t-shirts. :)

Speaking of fiends, if you haven't read The Fallible Fiend by L. Sprague deCamp, go forth and read it. It is hysterical, and even though I haven't read it in over 20 years, it's stayed with me. I need to reread it.

Oh, well. Back to laundry for me.

 
At 12:12 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Fablo's Falliable Fiends! Mwahaha!

(Fiends go "mwahaha," right? I know I do. Don't you?)

Speakeasy sounds good-- I'm not sure they're available out my way, though. I like the sound of techies-on-demand to do my bidding, mwahaha.

A soup night sounds fun! I've got some friends coming out to visit at the end of the month-- maybe we should make it a Soup Happening. It'll give me an excuse not to fuss too much over dinner. :)

Oh, Kali, just wait till I get you watching Big Train. :D

 
At 1:21 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

The great thing about soup night is the soup is done (or can be) once people show up so you can actually visit rather than spend the whole time cooking in the kitchen.

I *have* to see Big Train. Neil recommended it to me ages ago but i haven't found it in the US region encoding. I should look again.

Hope the weather held up for the gig!

 
At 2:52 PM , Blogger Jess said...

I'm not sure Big Train exists for US region encoding, which stinks. Our player's actually set to region 0, so we can play anything. (Guaranteed, freely available BBC comedy was the only way Mr. Jess would agree to live over here. That and certain efforts to obtain decent beer. :D )

The leek and potato soup I did, by the way, is in Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries-- the only difference is I'm throwing some chorizo on top. I'll dig out the recipe for you guys soon!

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

National Waffle Week? Of course you would know that , Chantrelle! Must have waffles...

Nathilie, you are too good to me! You would be pround, I used ALL of my French with the Coffee People today, who both spoke it.

Thanks Adriandalen, I am going to read this, tho perhaps with tea tomorrow morning, I am not even home yet, and Fods, my brain is mush. Or soup. Potato Leek Soup.

What is Big Train? If Boss recommended it, I think we must have it, he's never mentioned it to ME! Hummph.

I am regretting not planting leeks and potatoes. Or perhaps I'm just hungry.

Right. Walk dog. Go home.

And see if anything might have happened today. At Fest? How dramatic could it have BEEN???????????

MMMwwwhahahhah!

(Yes, that is what fiends say)

 
At 7:14 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Oh my, had so much fun today! Thank you Lorraine!!!!!

M was asleep before we hit the Hwy.

Need to make lunches and find clothes for tomorrow.

Night all.

 
At 7:20 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Argggg. I wish I had gone out to the fest today. I had this long to do list and I only got maybe one have of one thing done.

Oddly enough my mine seems to be mush or soup too!

Gayle -- what a memorable weekend your son has had! Jesse James and the RenFest! Wonderful!

It seems I have some reading to do!

 
At 7:21 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

That should be one half of one thing -- and it is my mind that is much not my mine. Guess I proved my point!

 
At 7:22 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

:snort: my mind is mush -- not much -- well much mush I guess. I'll stop now no matter what mistakes I see in this comment!

 
At 7:29 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Aleta, my brain is so mush that I could not find your mistakes!

Glad you had fun Gayle! Don't think I'm not about to blog about it shortly.....The women was something after her 15th Mead!

(ok, so she had one, all day, but 15 sounds more dramatic...)

 
At 10:21 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

All of your French, Lorraine? Even "je ne veux pas être châtré" ?

 
At 8:25 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

My favorite has always been Sonnet 119, one of the few that I still have memorized:

What potions have I drunk of Siren tears,
Distill'd from limbecks foul as hell within,
Applying fears to hopes and hopes to fears,
Still losing when I saw myself to win!
What wretched errors hath my heart committed,
Whilst it hath thought itself so blessed never!
How have mine eyes out of their spheres been fitted
In the distraction of this madding fever!
O benefit of ill! now I find true
That better is by evil still made better;
And ruin'd love, when it is built anew,
Grows fairer than at first, more strong, far greater.
So I return rebuked to my content
And gain by ill thrice more than I have spent.

 
At 8:45 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Mine too!

 
At 9:08 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Cool!

How can you beat "better is by evil still made better" and "gained by ills thrice more than I have spent" in a poem about ruined love, built anew, growing stronger and greater than it ever was?

 
At 4:19 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I love that poem! And had never heard it before. Are we still talking about Shakespeare here???

 
At 12:11 PM , Blogger Jodyth said...

You've captured the inner dialogue of the not-so-wee beasties beautifully. I used to have a dog. I could actually see a thought enter and leave her head. -lol-

 
At 1:38 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Thanks! That was them....Dogs.

 

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