Friday, October 10, 2008

Got Some Stuff Happeneing This Weekend, and Shrinking Heads!



This picture has nothing to do with my post this afternoon, but I wanted a picture, and it was handy. And it's nice. Venus is at her best when looking sleek and spooky in low lighting.

This weekend is shaping up to be quite something, it never rains but it pours, it seems.Tonight is the Magnetic Fields concert, which, sadly, I do not get to go to, as I am doing my own concert in Stillwater, someone should go and tell us how it went. I do get to see them post show, tho, which will be some late night fun.

Tomorrow is all about Cabal, for the first half of the day, starting at 11:00am he is going to be the Other Dog in a Canine Good Citizen Test, and then taking part in an Agility Class Demo, where he and the other Rock Star Dogs show the world how great they are, followed by a Dog Park Fundraiser at a local Culvers, where they will perform again. And of course, another gig for me that night.

Sunday I am going to something called "Dine and Dressage" which involves food and horses, never a bad combo, and that evening the Birdchick is coming out and we are going to Move The Kitty Hive. If your next question is HOW the heck do you do THAT???? I do not know, but the Birdchick sent me THIS....

Ought to Bee a fun evening. I know you have to do this at night so you don't have workers coming home and buzzing things like "HEY??? Where the hell is the Hive???? It was here, I know it was here! Where is my Queen, oh my Queen!!!" It is to be hoped that at night they are all home and snug and sleepy.

Of course, when they wake up the next morning they are going to buzz things like "HEY! Where the hell ARE we? This is our hive, we went in last night, and now it's MOVED! I don't think we are in Kansas anymore! Queen, oh Queen!"

I am looking forward to all of it. (Except missing the Magnetic Fields, rats.)

And oh, how could I forget? It seems there was some late night talking going on last night n the comments, and we decided we should all make Shrunken Head Cider, and take Pictures of it and have a Shrunken Head Festival at the end of the month. What think you? I have always wanted to be a Head Shrinker...

(How to make Srunken Heads: You make shrunken apple heads then float them in warm apple cider. Half the apple, use a melon-baller to take the core out, peel the apple, use a melon-baller to make eye sockets, use a knife for nose slits and mouth, then bake in oven for two hours at 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve apple cider in mug with shrunken head. Have all the shrunken heads floating in the pot of warm apple cider.)

Love and Skulls,
Lorraine

163 Comments:

At 3:02 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Georgeous pic, and the bee-moving sounds exciting. Maybee the bees would like shrunken apple heads, too?

What does being the Other Dog entail?

 
At 3:03 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

It sounds like Cabal has a secret identity...

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

Do you think you have enough to do this weekend? Sheesh, woman. At least it all sounds like fun. :)

 
At 3:07 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

He IS a Superhero Dog you know, in his cape....The Other Dog is a strange dog (Strange meaning "unknown or Stranger" not that he is weird or anything) That comes up to the dog being tested.

The dog being tested needs to remain clam, and not freak, and be a Good Citizen Dog, and do his bits with the Strange Dog around.

Doofas is the one who will freak, I am sure of it.

I could ring the hive in Shrunken Heads after we move it. THAT would blow their little bee brains in the morning.

 
At 3:08 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Not sure I have QUITE enough to do, may add a few things in, just to round it out....At least they are all fun tho.

My favorite Friesan Stallion will be at the Horse Thing. They are the best horses EVER, and in a perfect world, I would have six.

 
At 3:35 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

I dunno, Cabal might surprise you after all…

Busy weekend, sounds like; the dine and dressage sounds very cool.

Wish me luck on the drive home today -- I now have to add 'checking for bombs' to my daily commute routine. Maybe I'll look into seeing if I can't ride a Friesan to work and back every day…

 
At 3:36 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

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At 3:38 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

moving bees sounds challenging, for the bees.

Wouldn't you just love to have a video recorder set up with a little bee translator so you could hear what they are saying?
Cabal really deserves a true superhero coat, being a icky still, but helping other dogs i their good citizen quests.
damn, why can't they have a default 'email comments to' thingie so you don't have to delete your comment and start again just to ensure you get the follow-ups?

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

Aw, man, Val! What a pain in the...tailpipe!

 
At 3:48 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yikes!!! Well, that ought to make things more interesting....Good Luck Val.

The bees are not going to LIKE this. I don't think WE are going to like doing it, out there in the dark in our beesuits with flashlights... But they will be safer in the electric fence circle, and it will be nice to have them all in one place.

I am off to my gig, where, it is hoped, I will rock. Give me something fun to read on break, I can't post, but I can read you all...

(that sounded vaguely ominous...)

 
At 4:10 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

OMG Val, that is not fair.

riding a horse to work would make a good ecohoofprint example to all at UCLA, although I guess there are no longer stables there.

All Fiends tremble in fear as they discover Lorraine knows ALL

 
At 4:11 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Q, I have a sentence for you to learn in French:

"My microwave is full of wool."

Bonus points for:

"My dog purrs when he is happy."

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

Shrunken Head Fest - how cool and fun! Have fun at your gig, tho it is a shame to have to miss Magnetic Fields, can't Dan invent a splitter - or does he have one already?? hmmm.

Moving bees sounds dangerous - specially in the dark, be sure not to trip!

Rock on Lorraine, have a merry evening!

 
At 4:32 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

I was very tempted to go the the Magnetic Fields tonight. Time and money and sleepiness all conspired to fend off that temptation.

Don't think I'll make it to Stillwater this weekend either. I guess all my weekend tunes will have to be the recorded kind.

The horse thing sounds very cool. Maybe in this less than perfect world you can have one Friesan Stallion?

Will Cabal have to have button eyes when he is the Other Dog??

Your weekend sounds very busy and very wonderful! Enjoy!

 
At 4:36 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Button eyes? Cabal-Coraline?

 
At 5:24 PM , Blogger Ryan said...

Lorraine, as a Magnetic Fields fan, what album would you recommend to someone curious about them?

 
At 5:52 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

It's a good thing there's just the one queen per hive, otherwise all those bee couples would be buzzing about bickering, "You're lost! Why won't you stop for directions!" "I'm telling you, I left the hive RIGHT HERE!!"

This has been your moment of anthropomorphic gender-normative humor for the evening.

 
At 6:05 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Anthropomorphic Gender-Normative Humor ought to be a section in Borders. I just want to look across the store and see the big sign over the shelf.

Hooray for shrunken apple-heads floating in cider! I bet the shrinking makes the kitchen smell good, too.

Good luck this weekend with bees and Cabal. How is that poor puppy feeling? Is he eating again?

Hope it was a fine night of gigging! Did you play Freebird? ;) You know I won't rest till you're playing "Shaft."

Aaaand the reading went fine. Didn't start shaking till I got to the last of the three poems, which is pretty good for me. :D

 
At 6:15 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

pleased to hear the readings went well Jess, now you can relax, hopefully.

 
At 6:20 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I think we should revive the LaM chat room, perhaps...

 
At 7:00 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Yay, Jess! Though by the third poem, I would have been having an easier time. I guess that BA in Communication Arts makes a difference. Then again, I was 5 or 6 when I recited a poem in a local talent show. Came in second in my age group. I'll have to see if I can find the poem on the web. I mean, it's only been 40 years.

Phiala's dyeing. :)
She's dyed in the wool. (Presumably). Wonder if she's radioactive?
"Double, double,
Toil and trouble,
Microwave and
Cauldron bubble!"

;:whistling softly::

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

Hi, Ryan!
Welcome to the asylum.
MWAHAHAHA
CX

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

Found that poem.
The Doll's Funeral.
Explains a lot, no? ;)
Admittedly, it was my mother that chose the poem, not me.

::whistling, exeunt stage left::

 
At 8:42 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I thought of the button-eyes with Cabal as well...Other Cabal!

araindalen - that's quite the poem...I remember reading Sarah Synthia Sylvia Stout--that isn't nearly as gothic and creepy...i'm jealous!

We just watched Corpse Bride w/ ben tonight, he loved it. said it was "cool" :)

 
At 9:06 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

I've never heard of Sarah Synthia Sylvia Stout. I really wasn't exaggerating when I said that the talent contest was 40 years ago, maybe even 41. I wasn't in first grade yet, which was definitely 40 years ago. It also took place in a small Texas town where my mother was the receptionist/bookkeeper for the town doctor. We're talking a town with a population of approximately 800, maybe less.

 
At 9:13 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Yes. Other Cabal. Other Dog. This is what I was thinking.

I used to shake -- completely uncontrollably and rather violently -- as soon as I was done with any public speaking. I think I was pretty much over it by the end of high school. It may have happened once or twice in college.

I got over it. Ended up being a theatre major and I'm still a pretty good public speaker. The first time it happened though -- after my first speech in a high school speech class. Wow. I had done really well and I guess when I was done the tension needed to escape. The shaking itself scared me!!

For me anyway the pleasure of people responding well to my "performance" helped my to keep doing it so that eventually I could do it without the shaking. So keep at it Jess! I look forward to hearing you do a reading sometime!

 
At 9:15 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Lookie at the gems of shoes I just found Fiends. Perfect for Night Gardens and all sorts of Fiendish activities


The skull shoes.

 
At 9:16 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I can imagine the confusion in those little bees' mind, like it would happen to us if our house were to be transplanted some other place while we sleep. He he.
They might get furious. And then laugh out loud (a special sound, that must be) when they realise that you have put them inside a fence and they have a joke at your expense, thinking how silly you are for thinking they cannot fly above.
If a bee were to land on the fence, would she get zapped?

\o/ on the reading , Jess!

 
At 9:18 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Found it. Shel Silverstein.
I was a little old for Silverstein in 1974 as I was reading Andre Norton and even The Agony and the Ecstasy. Though we did have one of Saki's books at home.

 
At 9:23 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

I love the idea of someone's house being moved while they sleep. I think it would be especially funny if it were moved only a little bit. Maybe a little bit each night for a week.

OR my house gets switched with my neighbor's house overnight. That would all be very confusing!

But oh it is true it would be much more confusing if it happened while I was out -- especially at night. If I was out for an evening of listening to Paul and Lorraine. Perhaps some spirits are consumed. I come home and there is my house... but it is in the place the house next door should be. I think I'd be tempted to go find a hotel room and come back in the daylight to solve the mystery.

 
At 9:25 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Cute shoes, Dragonsally! You know, I think I saw some skull Converse tennis shoes at Target the other day. Not that they are likely to have them in my size.

I think that since my eyes are beginning to burn, it is bedtime for me.

Sweet dreams.

 
At 9:53 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out.


...that's all I remember. I loved Where the Sidewalk Ends. That's one of those books I go out and buy for other people's kids when Occasion Demands a Gift.

Skull shoes! Those are great. :D

Hee hee! I love that idea, Aleta. Say it just moves eight inches or so to the left every night. You'd start to feeel closer to your neighbours, without knowing why.

 
At 9:58 PM , Blogger Nadine said...

Go Jess!
It was a bit sad today-the sweetie and I went to look at houses, and we were shown one that had been a foreclosure that still had some kid's toys in it and i found myself hoping he didn't miss any of them..

 
At 10:12 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

When my son was an infant I used to trip out on the fact that he rarely ever woke up where he fell asleep. He fell asleep nursing, or in his carrier in the car, or the rocking chair, and I'd transport him to his crib or bassinet or wherever. I wondered if he ever noticed or cared? It's not something that typically happens as an adult! Just like the bees, it's not like I could ask him!

I'll have to take a picture of the great pink and black argyle skull knee-high socks I found... they rock!

I hope tonight's shows rocked as much, if not more, than my Argyle socks and dragonsally's shoes.

I've got to get a good night's sleep, I have a wedding to officiate tomorrow afternoon and slight hints of a cold in the back of my throat... it just has to hold off until after about 3:30 tomorrow afternoon!

goodnight all!

 
At 10:19 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

thanks to Google ads on Gmail, I found a place to waste an awful lot of money on silly T-shirts.

okay, now I'm really going to bed.

 
At 10:41 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

I feel like a human being again today (instead of a woozy viral lump) and am slowly catching up..

I'd love to see the Magnetic Fields..don't think they stop in Indiana much though.

Is Cabal eating enough now so he can make it through such a big day? Hope his tummy is better, poor puppy.

I think I'm glad you and Birdchick aren't having to move Kitty too far..that sounds like a pretty complicated (and sensitive)process as it is.

Dine and Dressage should be fun..I have a weakness for Freisians too. (and Arabs, and Andalusians and Morgans;) One of the unexpected high points of the trip to Myrtle Beach this summer was going to see the Dixie Stampede where the MC had a gorgeous Friesian and did some dressage to music. He practically floated in the air.

Hope the gig goes well:)

Panta, if you have to check for random bombs just going to work then they should at the very least provide hazard pay..maybe in the form of fine alcoholic beverages?;)

And speaking of fine alcoholic beverages, the one good thing about being sick for the last few days is that I got to watch all of the first season of "Black Books."
Need more now..must hit up netflix.

 
At 10:52 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hi Ryan! I would say not one, but three. There is a three volume set by the Magnetic Fields called 69 Love Songs that would be three of the best cd's EVER. 69 love songs, each in a different style. If I did a desert island list, they would be on it.

Home from the gig and waiting on houseguests. Gig was ok, not amazing and didn't suck. Got paid. Tomorrow promises to be really really good.

I did make a few people really really happy tho, and that makes it worth it.

Kali, glad you are feeling better. Your namesake gets cuter every day, FYI...

I love the house moving thing! And I will report on the bees, to be certain.

Skull shoes. Skull socks. Of yes.

Who is up, help me stay awake until the houseguests get here...I cannot go to bed until there is a Magnetic Field safe and ensconced...

 
At 10:55 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

*waves* I'm here, and ready to be amused and amusing if possible.
Beloved has been in bed all day with an icky tummy so I'm up for conversation!

 
At 11:02 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Dragonsally! I am sorry you aren't feeling well, but delighted you are up!

Must stay awake....

Do live near where there are Tasmanian Devils? I need one...

 
At 11:14 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Won't the cats help you stay awake?

Most cats I've known think that late at night is time for ThunderKitty 5000..racing around like, well, like little fiends;)

Hope the littlest one isn't picking up more of Mim's bad habits.

 
At 11:19 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

good evening fablo & dragonsally! (and anyone else up and posting i can't see/read)

dragonsally; if you hit 'preview' before you submit; it will then give you the ability to check the box to get the updates.

fablo; glad to hear you had a nice time & got paid to boot!

i was glad to hear also that kalikitty is getting cuter every day__ soon; our heads should explode from her cuteness.

 
At 11:20 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

The closest Tassie devils would be at the zoo. Poor little things, goodness knows how long the species will survive in the wild with the virus that's giving the majority of them facial tumours.

 
At 11:21 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

thunderkitty 5000! that's hysterical; and especially if you have more than one or two cats! we have a reconfigured screen door that allows our cats to go in or out at will so it's really funny when yer right in the middle of a scary movie or something & miss rollyball jack comes flying in at a million miles an hour puffed up to twice her volleyball size hitting the sides of the screen! by the time you see the cats again (we have 4) they are all owl eyed & bottle brushed.

 
At 11:22 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

I tried to insert a link to the virus that is affecting the Devils, but Blogger won't play with me *pout*

So, I'll do it the long/wrong way

http://www.tassiedevil.com.au/disease.html

 
At 11:27 PM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Hi everyone,

Lovely shoes DragonSally, DFO at Essendon Airport?

 
At 11:30 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

can't wait to read about the bees. hugs to all; niteynite!

 
At 11:52 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Oh those poor little tassie devils. At least they found one resistant guy so far. It's scary to think they could all be gone.

Stacy that's funny. I love it when cats set each other off like that and then they're all skittery and goofy for about 20 minutes. Better than tv.

Lorraine hopefully you've got your guest squared away and are able to sleep.
That's where I'm headed right now.:)

 
At 11:53 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Back home and catching up…

Quiche, has your houseguest shown up yet? Have you gone off to bed? Or are you still up and waiting?

Jess, glad the reading went well! See? ;)

Dan, we should probably incorporate a chat room into the new site, good idea -- what was the old one running on?

And Ryan, welcome to the madness. ;)

 
At 12:06 AM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Good night everyone heading to bed.

Pantagruel, that story about the shotgun shells is scary. Someone could at least lose an eye. Although, if you rode a Freisan, I shudder to think where they'd put the shells :) (No, that's right they wouldn't because it's an animal. Wouldn't they? Even if it had a UCLA saddle cloth?)

That's what I love about extremists, their logic is astounding.

\_/D big teacups to you Jess :)
(Yep, that's supposed to be a teacup!!)

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

Jacquib - Target at Airport West! 20 bucks - bargain.

 
At 12:18 AM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Cool, I'll have to keep an eye out for them :)

I loved your comment last night about "over-browning". I'll have to borrow that one from time to time if you don't mind ;)

 
At 12:19 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I'll support the claim that the 69 love songs are awesome.
Especially volume 2.

 
At 12:25 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

The cats are at my house, and I am at Boss'es tonight with houseguests, plural, they did show up, and all was a lovely time, they are now all properly ensconced in their rooms, and dreaming sweet dreams one hopes, as I will be shortly...

Early morning, as they want to see Bees and have to be in Madison for soundcheck by 3....

 
At 12:30 AM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Thank you. Some more new music for me to discover :)

I have to head out soon, so I hope everyone has a lovely sleep.

Sweet dreams

 
At 12:35 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Feel free to borrow the phrase Jacquib, perfect description in my books

Have some sleep now Lorraine.

 
At 3:40 AM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

It is early morning, and why am I awake? Oh, dogses and a cat, that's right. I fell asleep on the couch in the living room and a little bit ago the cat woke me up with a very distint "Mheeer?" which I think means, "Why are you in here, and if you *are* in here, why aren't you feeding me?!" So I got up and fed him -- he's over 16 years old, so I give him what he wants. And then since I was up, the dogs realized that, hey, they could go outside now and then come back in and maybe they would get some food too!! I should go back to bed, but, well, here I am, catching up on the comments. Y'all never disappoint!! :-) Hope everyone has a beautiful day. I'm on fall break, hip hip hurrah, so I'll probably comment waaaayyy too much in the next few days. Wishing I could come over and play with somebody since I have some time . . . Sue, we should live closer, shouldn't we?? Hope everyone has a wonderful day and I'm going to try to lie down and sleep again. And then be back later, of course.

 
At 4:27 AM , Blogger vampi said...

shrunken apple heads sounds awesome. i think i'm going to try and make it for work.
skull shoes are awesome i wish i could find bat shoes. i did get pair of bat socks this year. not sure why there isn't more bat stuff out this year.

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

sigh indeed Grace, wish you couldve relocated more up into the great lakes area, I mean really, you couldn't have moved a couple hundred more miles up north:)! we are all so far flung - glad you are on break, have fun! fall term we just get four days for thanksgiving, so thats a bit down the road for me. i cannot wait to carve shrunken heads. I have to buy a bushel of apples for applesauce and will get extra for that. Dine and dressage sounds wonderful - and so beautiful to watch - I took lessons in dressage years back, and it is hard work, and after a bad fall, I lost my nerve. Lorraine - do you practice dressage? I am not sure I am saying that right at all -are you riding today? I would almost like to get back in a saddle again, specially on a beautiful day like today. Hope everyone has a spectacular sat.!

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

This is seeming like WAY too early. I am drinking tea, and being social, with people who are equally as tired as me. They want to see Bees tho, and drink tea, so off we will be going.

Agaila, glad you have a break and wish you did live closer!

Oh, Paul got the BEST new haircut. He had mentioned he was thinking about it, but hadn't told me he had DONE it. He looks great. Like hot even. I mean, for a guy.

What else, Fods, who can say. ZOMBIE!

Oh, dressage,

I do do it, but not at a high level, more intermediate, but I so love riding. I am going to learn to ride side saddle, tho it may have to wait till spring, not sure. Always wanted to learn. I think it is best tho that I borrow friends horses, and not have my own, like I have TIME for that????

 
At 7:25 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Dressage does sound a little SM...
(i HAD to say this, of course)

Tea and bees sounds like a perfect thing to have right now.
I'll have tea and cats instead (no bees in our garden sadly - they are missing on the wonderful tangerine flowers but they do well to keep away from our feline serial killers).

 
At 7:49 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

We want to see pictures of Paul.

 
At 8:47 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Teas and bees good. Also the dressage. Have a fun day.

I have found some skelly and skull earrings, which I feel will perhaps be appropriate for Boss's reading at the end of the month ;-)

Spacedlaw - I don't think the bees will get zapped by the electric fence, as long as they don't earth themselves. . . On the other hand, bee-movers probably can - Bee careful Lorraine..

 
At 9:13 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Tea and bees,soundchecks
and haircuts; skulls and horses
riding side-saddle.


I don't know what it means either, but it seems to cover everything!

Hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday! Thanks to everyone for the yays and encouragements and well-wishes-- and for being so supportive. My nerves have settled and I am deeply grateful to you all. :)

 
At 9:33 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Saturday is on its way down
Down into the hungry maws
Of a furtively descending night.

 
At 10:49 AM , Blogger Stacy said...

chocolate jack o lanterns filled with gummy worms! yummm; ck this out.
http://www.moonstruckchocolate.com/Catalog_Category.aspx?CatID=11

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

Sorry, no time to read at the moment. Packing and junk still going on.

I have been getting a million emails recently about this thing that I have finally decided to pass on to you Fiends. One of the people involved is an egomaniac and I have some reservations but the cause is good so I decided to let you make up your own minds about it and just pass it on.

This movie is not in all markets around the country but if you want to check it out (I can't see it myself) please let me know what you think. I would like to know if I should tell people to go see it or not. :)

 
At 12:41 PM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

Fablo, how on earth do you do all the things you do? I count up the hours you spend and I compare them to the supposed 24 hours a day we're all sharing, and it just doesn't compute! Do y'all have extra hours in the day up North?? Music, dogs, horses, cats, bees in the night. Oh yeah, and your non-stop job! You are a wonder. And you make reading this blog one of the bright spots in my day!

Panta, sorry about the bomb scares. Thursday, I had my scare. My daughter called (she's a sophomore at MTSU) and the campus had been closed because of emailed threats of mass destruction and several fires that had been started in the one of the dorms. NOT a call a parent really wants to get. But the good side is that she was fine and driving down to spend the night, since classes were canceled. And they found the guy and he's in custody. A freshman, with no obvious reason to threaten others and no history of violence. Very sad and strange and scary...

See, told y'all I would be commenting more. It's weird, being on break. I still have mucho stuff to do, especially related to class assignments (big huge projects, eeep) and planning for second quarter and other such subjects. But knowing that I have a little time to do these things has relaxed my brain just a bit and boy howdy did I have the weirdest dreams!! Obviously, spare time makes my mind go a little loony. And, of course, spending time reading the words of Fiends! :-)

 
At 12:50 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I would love to see some pictures of Shrunken Head Cider! Doubt I'll be making any (having never been quite as busy as I am these days), but I would indeed love to see it ....

On another note, I finished reading "Spam-ku" last night! It was amazing just how lovely the verses could sound despite the rather ... UNUSUAL ... subject matter. I enjoyed it immensely.

And good luck moving those bees!

~Emily

 
At 1:02 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I just found out that tomorrow we won't actually be moving the hive, just taking another box off, scaling it down and setting up the base where it is going to go.

Speaking of Bees, the Magnetic Fields had great fun with them today! I love taking Bee Virgins down to the hives, much fun was had, lots of pics, but not by me, so I have to wait till they blog and put them up.

Nathilie, dressage and SM? I am not sure where you are going with this thought, but I like the way your mind works!

Told you that you would rock Jess!!!!

I am in between agility events right now, one more then off to the gig.

I don't know exactly how I do it, seems like there ought to be more hours in the day. I just have a lot of things I like doing, I guess, and do them all as I can.

I hope tonight rocks, I could sure use some full on ROCK!!!!!

Gayle, strange doc, that's the Black Books lady yes? Not sure I could watch the whole thing, NOT the feel good movie of the year...

 
At 2:21 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

On a break from the studio; eating a proper burrito, NOT taco bell. Painting is going... Okay, I suppose. The weather here by the beach is lovely.

Good luck at the gig tonight, Quiche!

I will not comment on dressage and BDSM; that way lies ponyboys.

 
At 3:20 PM , Blogger Jess said...

I cannot comment on ponyboys, even if I do own a braided leather riding crop. What?! It's a lovely objet d'art! And I've never used it on anyone, equine or otheriwse.

It's true!

I too was startled by the idea that you have time for dressage, Q. I have this picture in my head now of you riding side-saddle on a galloping bay horse while playing the bagpipes. With Cabal running along behind. And you're wearing a big cape.

(This could be because it's piss-up night at Chez Jess. half a bottle of red is all it takes for me to embarrass myself, kids! Wheeeeee! It's a bottle of Goats Do Roam this evening. Anyone else ever try that? South African stuff. I like it.)

Thank you again, Quiche! I don't know that I rocked, necessarily, but I think I did Okay. People said Nice Things afterward, and that's always a good sign.

I want a burrito!

 
At 3:23 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

I want a burrito and red wine.

Actually I just ate a really wonderful salad with greens and chicken and strawberries and walnuts and lovely soft goat cheese. So I guess I don't need a burrito.

Jess is tipsy! wOOt!

 
At 3:51 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Back from the wedding. It was beautiful--windy (i was concerned about the bridesmaid's skirt!!) but sunny and nice in the park. The ceremony went well, they put a mic on me which i never enjoy but I powered through.

DH and boy are at a schoolmate's bday party. So what should I do in an empty house? This doesn't happen often ;-)

 
At 4:06 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I don't get to ride as often as I like, but it is there. I have a friend who is a trainer and she always has a horse or two for me to try, which is fun.

Sounds like Jess is going to have a wild evening. I get no burritos, alas, must go to the gig, and hope for rock.

I think I am getting kind of weary tho. Just a suspicion.

Chantrelle, are you mad? Take a bathe!

 
At 4:11 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Oh Lorraine I wish I was coming out to Charlie's tonight. Saddly I have Things That Must Be Done. Have a great show! I'll be thinking of you guys and sending Rock vibes your way!

 
At 4:43 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Well we've just been out walking and collecting conkers. So pain may be involved at some point, but I doubt from the whip: Mr. Jess we now need shoelaces and a hand drill. I've learned not to ask questions.

Rock out, Quiche! Freeeeebiiiirrrrd etc. CX

 
At 4:45 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Ahem: "Mr. Jess [says] we now need shoelaces and a hand drill."

Half a bottle. Like I said.

 
At 5:29 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I am going to read the comments after M is in bed. For now I must say ROCK ON Q! I wish I were going to be there. I am so tired I can't think but I usually get a second wind after M's is asleep.

Be back later. :)

 
At 9:30 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

We had some thunder here and M fell asleep on the floor near the bed. He got up every time there was a loud bang and I think her must have decided that getting in and out of bed was too much trouble.

I am taking a break from homework. I am working on an annotated bibliography and it really should be simple but some of the books that I have chosen have complicated citations. Of course. :)

What is everyone else doing on this Sat night? I hope you had a Fab gig Ms Fab!

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

We're just about to sit down and watch Iron Man. I'm still battling the inklings of the Fiend virus that finally trekked my way. It hasn't won yet, I'm having some ginger-honey tea...it will not take over! (at least it held off until after today's wedding!)

And either there are fireworks a ways down the coast or a war just broke out south of here...i'm guessing fireworks. I can't see them, I only hear them.

Alright, hope I can stay awake for all of Ironman!

 
At 9:42 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Tea and a movie sounds like a lovely way to spend and evening!

 
At 9:49 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Feel better Chantrelle - hope Ironman is good, I would like to see that too. Gaypet, that's cute that M fell asleep on the floor, hope your homework goes ok. Not doing a whole lot right now - Sat. Night live is on, and I had a friend over and we worked on our Irish Step dance class. She's really good - she just flies, I am far more earthbound - no Riverdance for me :) It's fun as we are starting to work on intermediate dances, more complicated and noisy. i do love stomping in those hard shoes. aleta, i had a lovely beet salad (who did post that recipe?) of beets, walnuts and blue cheese - was it you? if so, mucho thanks, I love it! But red wine and burrito. yes. decidedly good. Jess, never tried that wine, don't you love the names of wine these days? one of my favorites is fat bastard - laugh every time i see the bottle. and what is a conker? umm, a conch shell? educate me? and half a bottle tipsy sounds mighty good to me! Have fun!

 
At 9:56 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Theres's me confused: I thought your gig was on Friday night...

Microbe did not come home last night, the naughty boy. I hope the others will bring him home now.

 
At 10:07 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Chantrelle, you really need to stay awake for the last scene of the movie. It's a hoot. :)

Gayle, I've seen the trailer for "Call + Response" before, I think in the theater. It might well have been before a showing of "Iron Man," as that was the last movie I saw in the theater without the kids. I'm not sure I could stomach it. I'm not saying that there aren't people that should see it, I just don't know that I should. What I would want to do might not be good for my karma.

On a happier note, if you have the funds for a matinee, take M to see "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." It's not so bad, from an adult point of view. We took the girls to see it today. There is one scene where I just burst out laughing, loudly; but it was okay as you're supposed to be laughing. :) Or, you could wait until it's showing at a discount theater.

 
At 10:33 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I have not taken M to the movie theater to see a movie yet. He is very sensitive to sound and I don't think he would like it. I need some movies to occupy him at home once in a while so I am not up at 12:27 doing homework.

I don't think I would be able to see the Call+Response movie either. I am all for the cause but I am in no emotional state to see a movie like that, made by the people I know who made it. If it comes here I may just by a ticket and not actually see it.

On a more pleasant thought; I have not ridden a horse in many years and really miss it! There is just nothing like it.

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

I really should go to bed or I will be super-crabby-mommy all day tomorrow. Night all!

 
At 10:47 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Gayle, do you have a drive-in theater near you? The sound would come through the car radio. Might make it easier for M to handle it, plus drive-ins are often cheaper. Just a thought. :)

I need to go to bed myself, but I just had to let you all know I can smell your spicy brains.

 
At 10:47 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Night!

Riiight. Cup of tea and then take over the world...

 
At 10:53 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Brilliant!

 
At 10:54 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Gigs BOTH Friday and Saturday, Nathilie, I am, as they say, a Goddamm Rock Star, you know, hee-hee...

It was a fine gig. Not a blow me away gig, not a sucking gig. Third set was actually really fun. As were moments of the others.

There was a wedding, always a gamble, these people DRANK! I have never seen the over 60 set put away shots like that....

Hey, got paid.

I feel like I ought to be REALLY a lot more tired than I seem to be, long day. Bed before long, I am thinking, have to be up early, Bees and then Dine and Dressage.

(tho your naughty references are going right over this innocents head...)

 
At 10:56 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Dive ins are the best! Havn't been this year, would love to...

Hee-hee, where do you all FIND thee things?

 
At 11:01 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Naughty references? What naughty references? Have I missed something?
(Anyone watched the Mittens' sequel yet?)
:)

 
At 11:02 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Pointed to it several years ago. The sequel may not be work safe for some people, and kids old enough to read probably shouldn't be around if you're watching it. I haven't watched the other stuff there, yet.
CX

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

Nathalie, the dressage and ponyboy references.

Ms. Fabulous, probably the safest place to look might be Wikipedia. Look up "pony play." I learned about it from HBO's "Real Sex" series over nine years ago.

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

I may have missed something, she says...Confusing herself..

 
At 11:08 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Oh Fods, I don't think I could watch that movie and ever sleep afterwards.

Today has not been a favorite for me. Took anti-histines last night that I haven't had since I was a kid, and have had the worst reaction to them. Blerk. Not happy, because there seems to be nothing I can take anymore for hayfever, and we've had an awful hay-fever inducing weekend here.
Its only now, 5pm our time that I have the energy to type.
I hope the bees and horsies are fun for you Lorraine, quite envious of your day.
*waves gidday to all*

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

Oh Dragonsally that sounds like no fun at all.

I am not sure I could watch it either, but one suspects it ought to be seen...

The Bengals and their sidekick, Kali have been on thier own for , well, since Friday morning, Let's just say they are making up for lost time...

 
At 11:15 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

They can smell your spicy brains.
CX

 
At 11:17 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

That so should be a Magnetic Fields song, you know...

 
At 11:20 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

YES! Absolutely.

 
At 11:25 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I'll pass that onto Stephen....

Ok, off to bed,,,,More tomorrow, no doubt...

'Night

 
At 11:26 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Alas, I can not be at either of their Texas concerts. Maybe, in several years, when the girls are older and the credit card balances aren't so high. ::sigh:: At least the balances are coming down.

::dreams of spicy brains::


(Shhh...this is really just payback to Jess for "Hot Tamales.") CX

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

Night!

 
At 11:49 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Iron Man rocked...night!

 
At 12:38 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Sounds like you almost all had good days. I'm just now home from the studio after 16 hours of Painting. Noddng off as I type this from my phone, under the covers in bed. Sleep now. Tired Fiend.

 
At 1:13 AM , Anonymous jacquib said...

As usual, I made it too late, I've spent the day at my niece's 3 yo birthday party at a children's farm. I think the rabbits & guinea pigs are going to put in for stress leave tomorrow. If they survive.

I spent a lot of time having an intelligent conversation with a huge sulphur crested cockatoo. It repeated everything I said! It truly was an amazing, affectionate bird.

Jess, thanks for the Monty Python "Thingy" yesterday. I laughed so hard, I nearly coughed my way into a prolapse (sorry, probably too much information).

Ariandalen, I took my girls to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua and I thought it was very funny too. I also loved the spicy brains.

And ponyboys ;)

 
At 1:37 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Microbe FINALLY resurfaced (thank Fod) looking like nothing whatsoever was the matter...
And (obviously) not telling where he spent the night either.
Kids!

 
At 2:10 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

ivenotime - I've been looking for the beet sald receipie and can't find it - can you post the one you made? I've been given some homegrown beetroot and salad sounds like the way to go.

Alos - Conkers = horse chestnuts, you then drill holes in them, hang them on strings and fight to the death (f the conker, not the human weilding it, save in VERY bad neighbourhoods!) You can make the conkers harder by pickling them in vinegar but I belive that this is frowned upon in the professional game. . . It is in fact the world conker championship this weekend see www.worldconkerchampionships.com (Can anyone tell me how to make proper links?, by the way)
Dragonsally and Chantrelle - hope you're both feling better soon.

 
At 5:01 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Ta dah!

World Conker Championships!

And it's done like so:
<a href="www.worldconkerchampionships.com">World Conker Championships</a>.

We haven't beaned each other with our conkers after all. They're just sitting here on the desk. Sometimes I just hold onto them like worry stones. They're nice for that.

Spicy brains! \o/ I love Mata's stuff. (How can it be payback when I know the cartoon already, eh? Oh yeah, I've been to the internet, baby! Hot tamale! Hot hot tamale! ;P) Mata's comic is surreal and hilarious. He's a nice guy-- he's a writer, too, and does kung-fu. :)

Hurrah for Microbe coming home! That worried me a little.

Hope you feel better today, Sally, and hope everyone else has a lovely day! For myself, I shall avoid looking up "pony play" on Wikipedia...

...unless you think I'll regret it?

 
At 5:08 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I don't know. Let me check it for you...

Hem. Riiiight...
I'll tell you what: wikipedia certainly is a mint of information. Unreliable but still.
Open at your own risk.

 
At 5:11 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

And in the line of wonders: How did you manage to write the HTML code without it turning to a link?

 
At 6:03 AM , Blogger Jess said...

I put bold tags around > and <. I'm tricksy that way!

Oooookay. I don't think I can look. Ignorance is bliss and all that.

*backs away slowly*

 
At 6:36 AM , Blogger Jess said...

While I'm at it, I declare it a cartoon thread.

 
At 6:38 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Thanks for setting me straight on what conkers are Marjorie - never heard of them before, let alone know about a championship! Here is the beet salad recipe, which is yummy:

Roasted Beet and Walnut Salad
8-10 medium sized beets (about 2 lbs)
rinsed, stem ends and roots trimmed to 1"
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
4 oz blue cheese, coarsely crumbled

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Wrap the beets individually in aluminum foil. Place them on a baking sheet and roast until tender, about 1 hour ( about 1/12 hours if they are large) remove the beets from the oven and set aside until they are just cool enough to handle. Then, wearing gloves, unwrap the beets and slip the skins off.
2. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and continue whisking until thickened. Set aside.
3. cut the beets into 1/2" dice and place them in a bowl Add the dressing and toss well.
4. Just before serving, toss the beets with the walnuts and transfer to a shallow serving dish. Sprinkle with the blue cheese.
Serves 8. Per seving: 194 calories, 10g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 16g fat, 11 mg cholesterol.

Enjoy! Hope everyone has a lovely day - I am off to paint the cement floor in the pole barn with epoxy, a smelly process, but nice when done.

 
At 8:35 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Morning. I'm up, have, into work, out with the dog, and just waiting on The Birdchick to go and do some Bee Things.

May get to try out our new extractor, a high tech version of the cheesecloth and bucket method of extracting honey from comb....

Then horses.

 
At 9:19 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I have just posted some pumpkin cake recipe on LJ (gluten free if someone is interested) - and the recipe of its ancestors (Yes my cakes have ancestors. It runs in the family).

 
At 9:19 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

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At 9:21 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Of course your cakes have ancestors....They does not surprise me in the least.

 
At 9:22 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Nor the fact that my intended skull shaped cakes came out at zombie shaped instead, I suppose...

 
At 10:18 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Good luck with the bees today. ;)

I'm enjoying my coffee and waking up, kind of. It's getting rather cold here (well, cold for here), and my heater mysteriously is not working. So I'll get wood for a fire, I think. And must decide what to cook today. And find my sheepskin boots. Brr.

 
At 10:19 AM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

Y'all are industrious weekend warriors, I see! :-) Dancing, cooking, painting, riding, gigging, etc. Me, uhm, no, not this weekend. Yesterday was a blah day of me lying around feeling low. I have inherited from my mom low blood pressure, which is great for heart health supposedly, but some days it means I get light-headed and woozy when I stand up and when I walk up the stairs and walk out to my car, etc. I kept thinking, "I should be doing something" but other than a couple loads of laundry, I didn't. So lots of catching up homework today. Somebody, please be doing something fun!!

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

Jess & Ivenotime - thank you both. i will try the receipe and (next time I find an interesting link) the linking magic.

It came a wonderful warm sunny day today, so I've been out cutting the grass, clearing up leaves and enjoying the sunshine in the back garden. Not exciting, but enjoyable.

Fpr eveyone who's still in the morning, enjoy the rest of the day!

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

We are getting to the bees, slowly but surely. I have been trying to get directions to the place I am going later, and every Map thing I use, tells me a different way, with the minutes changing from 23 to 55 and even one that says I do not need directions as i am already there...

 
At 10:51 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Surrealist! Another you has been already transported there and is having all the fun while you are working away...

 
At 10:52 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

It sounds like Dan has perfected some of his technology! You are already there!

The beet salad sounds great. That was not my contribution. Mine was the cake.

Many great links I need to explore!

 
At 10:55 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Nice cake it was too...

 
At 10:55 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I knew this was Danguys doing...

I love a blog where someone can comment "The beet salad wasn't me, I did the beet cake..."

 
At 10:56 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I need someone to make this cake for me. But not chocolate....

 
At 10:57 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Why not? You do eat chocolate...

 
At 10:58 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Oh you did make the cake! Cool.

Not chocolate? Hummm.

 
At 11:00 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Yay for Lorraine and everyone who is part of the team of the #1 New York Times Bestseller List for kids chapter books.

wOOt!

(For some reason last weeks list kept loading for me and I was distressed. This weeks list is loading now so I have seen this with my own eyes.)

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

I like Chocolate, when it is chocolate, but not as a flavor, like a cake or cheesecake or cookie kind of thing. Weird, eh?

Cake should be white. With white frosting. And white coconut.

(that sounds almost racist somehow...)

Oh, yes, I had forgotten that little detail, the whole debuting at #1 on the Times list. I saw Boss's face when he got the news, and knew it had to have come in high.

Couldn't be happier.

Funny thing tho, I had no idea it was a coming out as a children's book! Kid you not...

 
At 11:09 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

yeah, I find all that categorizing -- kid's book and such -- to be... odd. The godchild really loved it and so did I. Of course I am a child in so many ways so...

 
At 11:28 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I did make it two weeks ago. It was incredibly moist - despite it being fairly low in fat - and I loved the texture. I would lean towards the addition of finely diced candied ginger to it (or orange zest).

 
At 11:30 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

I remember really liking the texture too. I need to make this. Maybe today! The additions sound great.

 
At 11:56 AM , Blogger Jess said...

I have not yet made Beet Cake. Currently I am making another Plum Cake. The CSA keeps giving us loads and loads of plums. But I like plums and making Plum Cake, so that's fine.


Oh, Marjorie, I completely screwed up the link! It ought to go

World Conker Championships.

...i.e., don't forget the http:// bit.

Hooray for Number Ones! \o/ Not just well-deserved, but Right and Proper, I feel.

 
At 11:56 AM , Blogger Stacy said...

all this cooking going on! i'm making chicken pot pie & a meatloaf. still cleaning up (sunday's are cleaning day's here) and i'll be danged if it doesn't take all flippin day to get the chores done so i can sit and bead my new dragon.

it's chilly here; i have my sheepskin slippers on too. so windy this am. Santa Ana winds blowin this am and the cats loved it; all that stuff to chase & catch & chase each other and now they are all full of static electricity zapping each other. too fun!

we had a low flying kestrel zip through this am & it was so cool to see. funny how the cats know; they get all flat to the ground LOL!

hope everyone is having a restful sunday!

 
At 11:59 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I had a restful yet creative Sunday.
Wrote and fidled with images.
Cooked up a storm too. I made the most wondrous soup with witlof and beer for dinner. And ate two of the zombie pumpkin cakes.
They didn't taste anything like brain (but they were spicy).

 
At 12:00 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Yay for Boss!! I love the description of the book on the list:
"To avoid a killer, a boy lives in a cemetery."
I'm sure that will get every parent running out to buy that for their kid!

I see Terry Pratchett debuted at #5 this week too...great week for the list!

I'm being domestic today, cleaning and such, and tonight friends are supposed to come over to play Mah Jong :)

 
At 2:00 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

I posted the beet salad recipe, though I have yet to make the beet cake. I have to make more "Amish" Friendship Bread today, but I'll probably wait until tonight. I'm having fun with variations. Tonight I'll make more applesauce, then I'll try Lemon. I have yet to give away three starters, so I'll have to add less flour/sugar/milk to end up with fewer starters.
It's cleaning, laundry, general work around the house day here.

Hope you find the Dine and Dressage, Ms. Fabulous!

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

My niece's daughter came home this afternoon on her own.

I don't really know any details but it is a relief to know that she is okay.

 
At 2:21 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Aleta, that's wonderful news!

 
At 2:27 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Oh, AletaMay, that is the best way for me to start my week (being Monday morning right now for me) I am so relieved for you all.

 
At 2:29 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Aleta, that is great! I had been wondering about her that last couple of days. I know you, and especially your neice, are relieved that she's back home.

 
At 2:40 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Okay, Jess. Try this for a cartoon thread.

CX

 
At 2:42 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

The things you can subscribe to via your TiVo. ;)

 
At 2:56 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Thanks everybody, for you thoughts and well wishes during all of this.

I am sure there will be some rocky days ahead for them but knowing she is basically okay is a great relief.

 
At 3:04 PM , Blogger Jess said...

That's wonderful news, Aleta. I'm glad she's safe and home.

Ariandalen - Hee hee! :D I see your Emo Melons and raise you an episode of Honourable Ninja Farm-- featuring bees. I'll bet this is exactly what goes down when Team Bee go down there to get honey.

 
At 3:15 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Aleta - Great news!!

Jess - that's just how i picture the honey harvesting at Boss's ;-)

 
At 4:15 PM , Blogger FiendOfFur said...

Hi all,

A past lurker that decieded that it was time to become a fiend.

I was lucky enough to be in Minneapolis for the reading and got to say hi to this blogs owner and the ghost dog himself, Cabal.
It was a great time and the reading almost brought me to tears.

Hope everyone has enough tea and shrunken heads till next time.

 
At 4:35 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Gidday FiendOfFur -great name.
Glad you've come out to play

 
At 6:09 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Aleta, that's fantastic news! Glad she's home now; the rest can be sorted out later.

Welcome, new lurking and de-lurking fiends!

I made sweet potato and chipotle gratin; and chili-encrusted leg of lamb. Waiting for my best friend to come over so we can eat.

Quiche, how were the bees?

 
At 6:17 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Just because we all seem to be book and food fiends here, I want to share one of my favorite series, by one of my favorite Australian authors with you.
The books are of the can't put down variety, and I especially love reading something set in my hometown.

KerryGreenwood
If you can't get them where you are, I'll give you a few aussie online sites

 
At 6:32 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Welcome, Fiendoffur! I remember you! (not that you introduced yourself as Fiendoffur, but that you told me you had been lurking and I told you how much fun it would be for you to de-lurk! See? Isn't this fun? Not hard at all!)

Aleta, that's great news!

I have a lot to tell you all about, rather interesting day, I have some sad news, and some happy, and even a new sport, tailor made just for ME!

New post as soon as I get home for the evening!

 
At 7:43 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

:;waving:: Hi, Fiendoffur! Now you can join in the insanity!

Wait. Did I say that out loud?
CX

Okay, Jess. You win. :)
I'm not sure it's safe to post any links to joecartoon.com. They're definitely not family friendly, or at least not for under 13. Just for anyone who doesn't know, this is the place "Frog in a Blender" came from.

Dragonsally, maybe I'll give Kerry Greenwood a try, some year when I get caught up on my other books. ;)

Nathalie, so glad Microbe showed up. You're right; your pumpkin cakes do look more like zombies, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. :)

Awaiting your next blog post, Ms. Fabulous.

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

Post of my weird day is up.....Just goes to show you, you just never do know....

 
At 7:59 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Hooray, a delurked-lurker! Hello! :)

Aww, does that mean we're not playing Cartoon Thread any more? *sniffle, pout* (Actually there's probably an Overkill Point with that sort of thing. ;) )

That's why I'm pretty careful about what I do link from Weebl's Stuff-- though most of it's really just sweary toilet humour as opposed to Lewdness. Not that I'm against either. But: Not for Kids in most cases!

Pittsburgh being on the Eastern Seaboard-- so they tell me, though frankly if there's any sea to be had, it's only down at Wholey's in the Strip-- and all, it's getting on past my bedtime. So I shall have to look forward to New Post and the revelation of all its Mysteries till tomorrow. Though I'm sorry there is sad news. I hope things are Okay, there.

G'night, fiends!

 
At 8:04 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Must go and read these cartoons....

 
At 10:16 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Ooh heck. I was replying to ariendalen saying I Won at Cartoons up there, and didn't see that you'd commented, Q! Now it sounds like I didn't want to read your post. :( Not true! How embarrassing.

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

Hey, thought you were in bed, Jess! If you are up, go and see the new post!

 
At 10:45 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Have done! I thought I was in bed, too-- and then I Woke. This has been happening way too much lately. I don't want the bad insomnia!

Why comment here, then? I dunno. Closure. :D

 
At 11:48 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Aleta I'm so glad to hear that your niece came back and she's okay.

And new delurkers! Yaaaay!

Jess and Ariandalen, I love it when you have a cartoon thread.;) And Ariandalen: JoeCartoon!..LOL haven't looked there in a while, but I'm sure it's still twisted as ever
Jess: the Emo Melons made me want to post a link of Bill Bailey's Emo Song (but I sadly lack the power of internets.)

Oh and Spacelaw it's good to hear the wandering Microbe came back..naughty kitty.

 
At 1:09 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Aleta, so glad your niece is back.

And hello, fiendoffur. *waves*

 

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