Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Jungle Loves 1&2 (Ginger and Sabrina) Go home!



In about a week and a half Jungle Loves 1&2 are going off to their new home, with New Mother Kathy! After a series of e-mails and an hour on the phone, we realized that she was most definitely the person the Jungle Loves (and I) have been waiting for.

So I thought today, we would give New Mother Kathy a preview of her girls, as all she has are a couple of pictures I took (hee-hee, we know what they are like) and give you lot one last peek of them. Fortunately, we have Kitty doing video and pictures today.



Ok, so it's not the feature length film we have all been waiting for, but hey give us some time here!

Meanwhile, more cuteness! Jungle Love 1 and all her spots...



And here is a closeup of her most beautiful spots...



I love the ending to this one, up close and personal!



I've loved watching them, my first ever Bengal Fosters, grow from being scared, lonely, very frightened of people, hide under the chair kitties, to two really friendly (if somewhat skittish yet) curious and loving and very playful (the feather stick is your friend!) kitties in the couple months I have had them.



They are ready for a home and love, and people, and I think they are about to find it. Good luck Kathy, and keep us posted, we will miss them but couldn't be happier!

Love and Fosters,
Lorraine

274 Comments:

At 3:26 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

That didn't work. Obviously. The You Tube Vid.

Help?

 
At 3:37 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Can't help with the vid, but oh they are beautiful.

 
At 3:39 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

No help needed!!!!! The vids are up! SHUT UP Kitty says! We can do this!!!!!!

 
At 3:42 PM , Blogger vampi said...

wow. those kitties are cute. the spots are amazing. i would be photographing those cats constantly.
i saw a broke link but when i went to comment from the newsreader, the link was fixed.

i don't know how you foster cats. i would get too attache and haveto eat a whole tub of icecream as i gave them away.

 
At 4:54 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Lovely cats, and I'm thrilled they are going to a permanent home.

 
At 5:02 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

I'd find it really hard letting them go too.
a friend of mine volunteers at The Lost Dogs Home here in Melbourne. It has all sorts of animals, not just dogs. I honestly don't know how she does it, knowing that so many of the animals she is working with will be euthanized. I find it hard enough just visiting animal rescue centres.

 
At 6:04 PM , Blogger Nadine said...

They're so lovely. i'm so glad they are getting the home they deserve.

 
At 6:18 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I don't mind letting them go, my home is not the one for them, they would not have been happy, and that's all I want for them.

I think they will be happy.

Fods, tomorrow is a long day! Early morning till late night..Ought to be a fun one tho.

Vampi, is that a new avatar.

 
At 7:00 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Yay! \o/ I'm so happy for you and them. :)

Nose-in-the-camera shots are the best of all close-ups. mainstream flmmakers should adopt it. When they make The Ring III, I want to see the tip of Naomi Watts's schnozz right up there in the foreground.

 
At 7:17 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Hurrah for the Jungle Loves finding a home, even though they'll be missed. :) You've done wonderful things for them, Quiche!

 
At 8:00 PM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

Love the pictures. Cats are so beautiful, I think. Sigh. The little girl in me just wants to stroke the pretty kitties forever. :-) Hoping you survive tomorrow and oh how I wish I could be there. I need something fun and some friends, you know? **sending all my force field concentration toward June...**

 
At 8:01 PM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

Oh, and Panta, thanks for the very cool story about last night and the answer to your question. :-)

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

just have a sec, so didn't try the vids - but the pics are beautiful - congratulations Lorraine, for all the love you lavished, and best of luck to Kathy, I am sure she will follow suit! I agree Grace, could use some serious fun with fiends, sigh, but with the economy causing bumps and fissures in our family business, no travel for me but hope June is better. (and Kitty, I know I still owe you a pic, but have a plan as to how I want it taken, will be a week or two, promise it will be hot...snicker...)

 
At 8:19 PM , Anonymous jacquib said...

I'd forgotten how much fun it was to play with kittens.

Thanks for that :)

 
At 8:23 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

oh, and from past posts that i have been trying to keep up with - phiala, cool crochet carrots (i cant remember the other names - marrots?) and panta, neat sketches, your discussion on exercising your drawing muscles made me envious, i mentioned it to some friends and they are envious too:). miss drawing - and I hope to start doing some daily exercising of the drawing muscle. sigh i just fly these days, one thing to the next, no time, no time...

 
At 8:30 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hee-hee, we wil be making LOTS of little movies, I am sure of it, close ups and all.

Yes, I am going out tonight, but I think, mostly, the party is right HERE, with all the Fiends!

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

Have fun going out, Quiche, and Kitty, I hope you feel better!

Being envious of my sketches done in the dark is silly. You're welcome for the story, though. ;)

No partying here… now I am for bed. My nice, lovely, not-thinly-carpeted-concrete bed. Which I will spend seven glorious hours in.

 
At 8:49 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

yay for cute kitty movies and a wonderful home for them!

 
At 8:50 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Hmm, forgot to check the email box.

just booked Nobu reservations for Vegas--woo!

 
At 9:03 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I just bet you are off for some sleep, Val! Sweet dreams!

Nobu in Vegas, MIGHT be some fun! WIsh I was going to be there!

Kitty is still having computer virus, but I am taking good care of her. We had taco bell tonight, which I had never had. Interesting. Not like Nobu.

 
At 9:30 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Oh my what lovely photos and vids. What truly lovely jungle loves! I am so pleased that they finally found a home AND that they became more comfortable in yours!

Good luck with the long day tomorrow! Is Cabal any better today? And Kitty, are you feeling okay (btw Kitty loved the photos of you on Kyle Cassidy's LJ)

You are right, Toco Bell is not really much like Nobu. I have been to Toco Bell but never to Nobu -- still I know this is true. There is a little hole in the wall sushi place in south mpls that I like and that is also not like toco bell.

 
At 9:31 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Did i mention here that i finally got the Nobu review up on FoodPorn.com? (a little self-promotion) :) It's on the homepage.

Sorry about the Taco Bell...haven't had that since college! Oh, not true, i craved it when i was pregnant with ben!

 
At 9:35 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Well, I have no excuses, not being pregnant or in college, still one must try all things once...I am going to check out your foodporn and thank you!

Cabal does SEEM better today, not as much , you know what , in the night, and he was very playful today and eating well, so I am hoping....

 
At 9:55 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

Miss Dragonsally, the words Shut Up look so harsh here in Quicheblogland,
of course, i was saying that with a laugh--
today, i lost my youtube cherry. thanks jungles, for the Shakespearan acting chops.

tiny Kali kitten just actually selected and deleted my last three sentences...crafty and cute, all in one. does she hate the Jungles? no. but she does fish a paw under their door while growling...

as for FabLo's taco bell cherry, well, today was her day for that. i mean a 99 cent taco, come on! (shhhh--- don't tell Malena) (doh! she's a psychic!)

tomorrow the last reading of the US Graveyard Book tour, stay posted.

 
At 10:05 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Awwww...
Such pretty kitties! And they'll soon be in their forever home! :)

Thank you, Ms. Kitty, for the photos and videos. Hope you feel better soon.

 
At 3:47 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Bunch of cuties.
Things dangling on a string are really made for cats (and preferably NOT my earrings).

 
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At 4:34 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Great review, Chantrelle! :) Though I have to say I still can't see the appeal of raw fish. I can't even stomach smoked salmon. Bleah.

Yes...you can't beat Taco Bell for being at the furthest end of the Food Spectrum from anywhere.

Two bean burritos with sour cream. That's what I always got. What I really miss, though, is The Burrito Buggy down at OU. Seems scary, but actually fabulous. Oh my Fod, I want a burrito now.

 
At 5:15 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I'm so glad that the JLs have found a loving home.

I am feeling better. I believe I have managed to manufactured the antidote.

 
At 5:34 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Get that time teleporter ready and I'll send you some chicken soup yesterday.

Hey, I remember that Peanuts arc, Dan. The one where Charlie Brown has a baseball head and has to wear a bag.

/LiveJournal thread

 
At 5:49 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

*rushes to LJ and scans for webgoblin entries*
I've never seen this one. CREEPY!
(Although I'd have to go with the never remove paper bag conclusion. Keep them guessing)

Chicken soup. How great sounding (and I have just had lunch, mind, but I have read Chantrelle's entries on tuna)
Does Cabal still eat his soup and rice?
Or has Alpha Leader temporary return done away with the need for such tricks?

Long day indeed for you Lorraine, no wonder you don't have time for French. Tomorrow?

 
At 6:06 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Why too early. I mean, way to early. And I have some tea. Not drunk it yet. Need tea.

Then form sentence.

Yea Dan, feeling better, I knew you could manufacture the antidote. Have it on hand in case Miss KItty has given me this thing, tho I think I am ok, she was pretty into hers when she got here.

Wow. Look. Long sentences. Complete thought.

More tea. Them every word a poem.

 
At 6:13 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Spicy tuna rolls
do not sit well with Chantrelle;
shun that fishy dish.

Sushi haiku smells
a bit fishy, don't you think?
Pass the tamari.

 
At 6:15 AM , Blogger vampi said...

yes i is a new icon. i was playing with my new macbook.

nothing cures the craving for taco bell like having worked at a 24 hour one during college. i worked the 11pm-7am shift and it was dreadful. the things people eat at 4am in the morning is just disgusting.

 
At 6:15 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

More tea, she whimpers
More tea is sor'ly needed.
Harsh autumn mornings.

 
At 6:26 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I'm so glad to hear that I didn't dream that Peanuts arc.

I think that the Bengal-Bee Alliance poisoned me for deserting them. They're ruthless! Little did they know I was actually desserting them -- fish ice cream with honey for all!

 
At 6:35 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Red tuna sherbet
Dressed in blue ribbon honey
Kitties' summer treat.

 
At 6:36 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Actually, I have already made a tuna granita, laced with vodka and cayenne pepper, so why not ice cream for the kitties...

 
At 7:00 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I give you brain dead, you give me poetry!!!!!!!

It's a grat avataar, Vampi!

Dessert the Bengals! Fish Icecream as well!

Spacelaw, did I read that right?

 
At 7:03 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Yes. It wasn't served as a dessert, mind you, but a starter.

 
At 7:19 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I want to come to your place for dinner. Ice cream to start!!!!!

Tho mind you, no fish or fungus!

 
At 7:23 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I knew that, dear.
You are most welcome anytime. I would love to cook for you (even without mushrooms or fish).

 
At 7:36 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

5 course dinner, all ice cream, sounds good to me right now! I am going to finish Hamlet today. Hurray for Hamlet. Can't wait for tonight. Wow I am having really intense deja vu right now. Is the time machine fired up? Am I in a loop or something. If so I guess that gives me more time to read.

AH! I feel like I am going to jump out of my skin waiting for tonight! Can't wait to see you Q. And looking forward to meeting you Kitty.

Aglaia, I'm feelin' the June vibes! I hope you are having a great day.

Glad to hear you found an antidote, Dan. Stay well.

 
At 7:37 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Taco Bell?! Infidel defiler! ;) Did you just want to experience the abomination to see if it was as bad as rumored? They don't even use real cheese there! Let alone their bizarre chemistry experiments masquerading as Mexican food. My acid test for Mexican restaurants: if I can't see or hear a grandmother in the kitchen, or they don't have proper menudo on the menu in the mornings, Get Out Now.

*shudders*

On to happier things… Hurrah for Cabal eating, Dan recovering, Kitty hopefully feeling better, and caffeine. And thank all that is holy for sleeping in my own Bed last night.

Desserting the Bengals -- nice one. ;) Don't forget fish sauce! Mmm, sushi. Mackerel!

Now for the pile of work here at Saltmine U.

 
At 7:50 AM , Blogger vampi said...

granita is the fancy shaved ice type of thing isn't it? i just can't picture it, but it sounds intriguing.

i like trying new things, as long as it's not too complicated. gourmets tend to put too many flavors/sauces together and scar me away.

 
At 8:00 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

That was (still is, sometimes) French cuisine at its worst. When the basic product is good, then you do not need to load it with other flavours.
Most people can't actually feel all the subtle (or even the not so subtle) mixes.
In the case of the tuna granita, the raw fish was minced very thinly and frozen partially - with a few drops of vodka and a slight dusting of red pepper - giving a similar structure to the shaved ice traditional granita. It wasn't too cold to hide the taste of the fish and cool enough to be pleasant in the guests' mouth.

 
At 8:28 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Tuna-vodka granitas? ;/ If the chef were ayone other than you, Nahalie, I wouldn't trust it. I wouldn't believe it.

I made a stew of letover roast chicken, tomatillos, tomatoes, onions, and corn last night-- not quite as gourmet but quite yummy ofr all that. A little garlic, chilli powder, and garam masala in it. Having the rest for lunch today. Om Nom Nom.

Have fun tonight, Gayle. It's a mini Fiend Event, huzzah!

I switched from watching the video readings to reading the book a few days ago and can't say-- continuing the read-first v. listen-first conversation we stopped having ages ago-- which I prefer. They're very different experiences: I like the readings for getting to hear it the way Neil hears it-- that's really interesting to me, the way writers hear their own work. But I also like the way I hear what's on the page in my head (though, having listened to the first couple of chapters beforehand, the beginning of the book ended up sounding like Neil's reading anyway). But neither version has really interfered with the other for me.

Ramble ramble.

I just found out that only one person's signed up for my workshop so far-- andit's supposed to begin in two weeks. This bums me out. I hope people are just procrastinating. :(

 
At 8:44 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Bye All! See you tonight! I'll be reading you , so do me proud, and send best wishes to us!

 
At 8:46 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Have fun! I wish I could be there to hang out with Quiche and Kitty and the other Fiends. :(

 
At 8:50 AM , Blogger Jess said...

*sends wishes and mind-fishes*

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

Everybody at the reading tonight, Have Fun!

Just saw a wonderful idea on The Martha Stewart Show. No snide remarks, please. 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.

Trust me. It looked really cool!

 
At 9:42 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Gorgeous pictures and videos, and so glad to hear the Jungle Loves have a good home to go to.

I hope you have fun tonight, and also that Kitty is feeling better.

Readings - GB isn't out yet over here and I haven't been able to wait and not listen to the readings - I have audio versions of Boss reading Coraline and some of the short stories, too, and because he is so good at it I tend to hear his voice when I'm reading.

 
At 10:26 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I am avoiding the videos of the reading like the pest and will wait until I have read the book. Will the videos wait that long, I do not know but I shall still go in that order.

Have a blast with the reading Lorraine.

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

Hope this evening is a smashing event - have fun all! Kitty, hope you are feeling better, Jess, hope your workshop fills!

 
At 12:57 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Hi all!

Couldn't stand it; had to get the dang book & read it myself. It was wonderful and so many parts made me laugh out loud. As soon as I was done; Daughter wanted it; while she was busy reading that I was reading the latest installment of the Inheritance series. I nearly didn't want to continue after the fiasco that was the movie. The first books were wonderful; insightful & funny (espcially the dragon herself). I'm done with it now (thank Fod I read fast, it is over 700 pages). Now I can go back & listen to chapters 6-8. At least, I think that's where I caved.

So glad the two jungle loves have a new home & person they can boss around. They are gorgeous animals & one nearly made me cry with how her face reminded me of my beloved Gin who was lost so long ago. Not the same breed; just the same eyes. Fascinating animals.

loves & hugs; i've got to get back to work now (playing blog hookie)

 
At 1:00 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

and oh... cadillac margartias. way to go! you have those & chips & salsa, who needs anything else? except that embibing too much can cause one to look rather like an overfull little burrito!

 
At 1:04 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I wish I could be at the Minneapolis reading as well. it's like an addiction, two readings just weren't enough!

Remember that whole defense of the Twilight book? I take it all back. The first half of the book was rather interesting to me, and then it went downhill fast. It turned into a mushy, fluffy, trite love story... Sorry about that! ;)

I just checked a collection of Diana Wynne Jones short stories out from the library, that will be much more fun!

 
At 1:38 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Diana Wynne Jones rocks. I've only read Howl's Moving Castle so far; I need to read a lot more. Her stuff, and Ursula K. Le Guin. (I reread "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" not too long ago. Why haven't I read more of her stuff?! Said I to myself.)

Shrunken-head cider! Save that one for the big June Fiend-Together. :D

 
At 1:49 PM , Blogger arwenn said...

I loved "Howl's Moving Castle"! Be sure to read the sequel "Castle in the Air"

Those are the only two I've read, but I just picked up "Archer's Goon" because it was mentioned in the blog by the Boss and that usually means good things :)

 
At 2:19 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

i just realized it's Jungle love 1 (ginger) who my ginger looked like! how funny!

 
At 2:34 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

I too am a no fish or fungi fiend. There are so few of us we need to stick together!

If you liked Howl's Moving Castle, check out the Chrestomanci books... You won't be sorry. Diana Wynn Jones is one of my favorite authors.

Too busy, must go back to work. :(

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

I'm another one who shudders at the thought of fish and fungus.

First time I've not been tempted by a Spacedlaw recipe.

I absolutely love the cider cup idea though, that is cool.

 
At 3:56 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

dragonsally- You too? YAY!

I really liked the shrunken-head cider too.

I am not a very good cook, but I think I can handle that!

 
At 4:04 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

I must come in on the side of fish and fungus - some of my favorite foods involve one or the other! The tuna granita sounds delicious. Unlike, say, Taco Bell.

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

You can tell where I fall on the fish-fungus foray by looking at foodporn, it's pretty obvious ;)

Nothing beats a good, grilled porcini...except sashimi!!

 
At 4:14 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

I like almost all food, except the food that tries to kill me. Shellfish and bananas are the main culprits, but wheat is not always on speaking terms with me, either.

 
At 5:01 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Fiends are in the HOUSE! :)

We are at the reading. Hurray for us.

 
At 5:03 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

The bane of my existence is soy. Closely followed by mint. I'm not allergic to the fish or fungus. Of course, I could lie. Huh, there's an idea. Lying.... I'm not really very good at lying though......

 
At 5:09 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I often lie and say I'm allergic to bell peppers. People think "she couldn't mean the red ones, everyone likes roasted red bell peppers"... I mean them all, everything stinkin' one of them!
Those and cheese. I can't stand it... as far as I'm concerned it's just rotten milk.

So if you guys eat my bell peppers and cheese, I'll eat your fish and fungus :)

 
At 5:10 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

wish I was at the fiend gathering...Give Boss-Man big hugs for me!!

 
At 5:11 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Hooray for Fiends Being There! Good times.

I made a butternut squash pasta sauce tonight which contained neither fishes nor fungi. It was pretty good, if a bit too sweet. Needed some chorizo or something.

You're fatally allergic to bananas, Val? Oh my. I wish I'd never brought up the Bananapocalypse now. That would not be a good day for you. :(

 
At 5:31 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Chantrelle - You've got yourself a deal!

::Sigh:: I wish I was at the reading also.

 
At 8:29 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Siri and I were right by Gayle as she wrote that. Wee!

I had to get the godchild home and then go buy cat food so I am already home with my feet up! I am sure there is some wonderful hip party going on with the other feinds. Hee. But I am pretty happy to be on my way to bed. Long day I have had!

The reading was wonderful. My godchild had read all but the last chapter and then got to hear the last chapter for the first time tonight. She really enjoyed it. She also really liked the Q and A. She especially liked the question "What it is like to be so awesome?" She laughed about that one even on the way home. She also loved the chance to pet Cabal. (as did I!)

Lorraine and Kitty were very busy with the selling of Neverwear goods and other assisting type stuff. They both seem to have a great ability to be the calm in the center of the storm.

 
At 9:26 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Glad to hear the reading was wonderful!

I really don't appreciate people who got to go to two readings complain about not being at a third. You know, SOME of us live east of the Rockies and south of the Mason-Dixon line and never even had the sliver of a chance (without being wealthy and/or owning a plane) of being at a reading. HMPH!
;P

Heh. I just had a wickedly fiendish thought for a cold punch with the shrunken apple heads: sparkling apple cider with pomegranate/cherry juice. Or maybe just cherry juice to make it a bit more seasonal for June. All these shrunken heads floating in deep red liquid. You could also add/use blood orange juice or blood orange Italian soda.
Or even afternoon chai with a floating head in it...
CX

 
At 9:32 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Really, i'm just greedy. I feel *more* sorry for people who missed the readings completely but i'm still going to whine...sorry ;)

Off to watch last night's daily show!

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

;P~~~~~~
You...you...Whiner, you!
;)

Besides, I love mushrooms. I also like fish when it's done well. I grew up on cheaper fish; catfish, buffalo, and canned tuna and jack mackerel. I didn't get to taste fresh salmon until I was grown. Shrimp, now shrimp is nothing new. I've even been on a working shrimp boat in Corpus Christi bay. That was a long time ago. :)

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

There is a wonderfully hip after show party going on, and I am right in the center of it!!!!!!

All the IT folks are here, and we are going to go full on till after midnight!

Sorry you all can't be here, but me, Venus, Mim, Kali and the Fosters will be thinking of you. sorry it's so exlusive...

(and just as sure it will be over by 12:05)

Boss and Cabal are at another exlusive party with, well, Boss and Cabal.

And Kitty at yet ANOTHER, at her room in the hotel...

Lovely evening. Long day. Missed my Fiends, but lovely to see Aleta and Godchild, Gayle and Siri,( who it should be noted ALL helped Kitty and I...)

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

And Adriandalen, if you can't whine here where can you???? Whine away I say!

Met a lot of readers who admited to being lurkers here, you are out now people, come and be Fiends with us! I saw no one who doesn't bellong here, and remember, what the heck, We have nothing earthshattering to say most of the time....

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

Something devilish is at work...the blog disappeared totally out of my live bookmarks. What is Firefox trying to do to me?

I'm really loving the cider head suggestions. Gonna have to take note of them I think.

Next time Boss comes down-under, do you think he could bring Cabal?

 
At 9:58 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

See. I knew I was missing out!

How is it that when I commented here an hour ago I thought I was on my way to bed but yet hear I am.

Yay that Siri helped! Also meant to say it was great to meet you Siri and I'll send you the photo of took of you and of your lovely braclet/ring thingy.

Could someone also explain to me how it is that I had my camera with me at a reading, took photos of Siri's hand and Gayle's stockings and shoes but none of The Reader or The Dog or the Queen Fiend??

Now I really must go to bed!

 
At 10:00 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

AletaMay, I bet it was the same devilish thing that made my LiveBookmarks play up. Someone is toying with your Fiends Lorraine.

 
At 10:05 PM , Blogger Nadine said...

I wish I could have been there too, but I'm glad the fiends were out in force.
@Chantrelle I sympathise with you. There's nothing worse than someone trying to convince you this variation on hated food is different no really just try it.
@spacedlaw read too fast earlier and misconnected the "worst of French gourmet cooking" with Taco Bell. Hee.

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

Someone toying with my Fiends!!!!!!!

Someone will pay, she mutters....

No pictures of me? Sigh. The ONE night I manage to feel like I was dressed lovely and right and no one takes pics. Sigh.

I threw myself on Kitty yesterday saing I didn't know how to dress, I had no clothes and no clue as to what to buy, and HOW did one do it.

She , wise women, took me to a couple local shops (one of them being Wal mart) and got me a few things for very little $$, and darned if I didn't feel put together.

Great feeling. So much mostly I work alone, and get pretty used to sweats and tee's (comfortable and great look) but it is good to know I can clean up nicely when I need to.

 
At 10:08 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Ah, Aleta, don't you know that this blog is crack for Fiends? ;)
That's why those of us in the same time zone are still awake and typing.

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

Hey Nadine, you snuck in there. Yup, nothing worse than people saying oh just try this you wil love it..

Or better, once in a while it works tho...

As far as Cabal coming down under , hello, I have been promised a trip there one day! And after researching and jumping thru the pets in the UK hoops, not sure I want him to be a world wide traveler...

 
At 10:10 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

You did look lovely Lorraine and I really wanted to take a photo of you with Cabal cuz you guys kinda matched.

Crack indeed.

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

Hee-hee, crack for Fiends...Personally I think it is my own brand of crack that is keeping me awake so long when I ought to be going to bed...Drank Coffee tonight, I was so tired, bad idead I know...I am a caffine kind of one beer drunk lightweight....

Two cups between 5 and 8...May not sleep tonight.

 
At 10:15 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Cabal and I matched????

He is an all in white super model underweight dog at the moment!!!!!

I am a curvy in many colours (hey, black, white and oatmeal ) red headed assistant..

OK, I can see it..Would have loved pics tho...

 
At 10:42 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Lorraine coming down under = even BETTER.

 
At 10:45 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Sure do want to! Always have...

 
At 10:59 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Hurrah for Fiends at readings! So wish I could've been there for that reading, too. Though I am NOT complaining, she says hurriedly.

How many lurking Fiends-in-waiting do we have here in the comments? *thumps the walls* And why did none of you Fiends-in-waiting come say hello to me on Monday night? Hrmpf.

How did no pictures get taken of Quiche?! Clearly this must've been the doings of the Voodoo Wasp/Bengal Alliance.

On the subject of food -- tonight I had sushi, with no fewer than three kinds of mackerel, and thought of you, Chantrelle. And yes, Jess, I'm allergic to bananas and shellfish, in that 'How far away is the Epipen?' and 'How close is the ER?' kind of way. Makes omakase sushi perilous.

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

Val, glad you are up to chat with this sadly cafine dosed women, I was begining to wonder if anyone was there.....

Yes, we need more lurkers!!!!!! To de-lurk I mean...

My dinner was not so exciting, leftover pizza from Kitty and I, with the Bengals fighting for it, tho they do not LIKE it...

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

Dude, how much coffee did you have? ;) I am definitely still up and awake -- it's only 11 here. Be happy to chat until you wind down. ;)

Nothing wrong with leftover pizza at all. Except, apparently, if you are a Bengal, and then it is just a pawn in the quest for world domination. Or Spookyhaus domination.

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

Two cups. Six and eight hours ago. I am so a lightweight.

May be winding down.

They don't even LIKE it, weirdo Bengals....

Were is Nathilie? She is often about this time of night, telling me to go to sleep!

 
At 11:18 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Wow, a whole two cups, huh? ;) Actually, that's probably good -- caffeine addiction is an ugly thing.

Dunno where Nathalie is... I could tell you to go to sleep, though the coffee might have other ideas for you.

 
At 11:27 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I know I know, what a lightweight!

Well I will take our advice in the absense of Nathilie...

(She will shake her head shortly I am sure of it...)

 
At 11:28 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Off to bed with you then! ;)

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

Hmm.

If Quiche has gone to bed… does that mean I'm riding herd on the Fiends?

 
At 11:38 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yes, it does..And you are now in charge Nathilie, Quiche is going to bed, saying, with all sincerity, that she will never abuse caffine again!

(tho it was fun at the time....)

'Night all...

 
At 11:41 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

OK, just noticed the message from Nathilie was on my e-mail not the blog....

Sigh,

Teach me to use my phone for comminication...

 
At 11:42 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

whoever is in charge, no whips please!

Talk of coffee is making me aware that I have far too much of it. So much, I'm too embarrassed to admit the quantity

 
At 11:45 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Go to bed, sillyhead. ;)

 
At 1:41 AM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Bugga!

Why do the parties have to happen at school pick-up time? Added to that we had to go to the mall to find something to wear because tomorrow is “Come as your favourite pop star” day, at school.

So tomorrow, I’ll be waking up to try and create passable versions of Miley Cyrus and Sharpay.

If anyone’s still awake, do you have any tips on curling very long hair?

 
At 1:45 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

how about the old wrap in rags thing we used to do?

 
At 1:48 AM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Ha Ha.

Yes I have fond memories of that! My mum did that to me once when I was a kid and ended up tying it all up in knots!!

We do have a hot curling thingy, but the curls don't last long.

 
At 2:00 AM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Sorry DragonSally, I forgot to mention thank you, and if I knew how to tie the rags, I would. Because, then no.1 daughter would just get up in the morning and, voila, there be curls!!

 
At 3:58 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I am a little stranded as far as comments are concerned because the new firewall at work does not allow me to access to log in and/or comment (although I can see the blogs, wich is cruel!) unless I am in a meeting room and logged on to the public wireless system instead of the work related one.
These people expect me to work? Shocking. Especially considering how much of that I do already. A girl needs a little internet break now and then, doesn't she? whine, whine whine (yes, at least I have a job to whine about, this is f#@king dandy) whine some more.
There.
It's said and bemoaned.

In other new, I am afraid I can't contribute anything regarding the curling of long hair, mine having always refused to cooperate (and was shorn for that reason).
Wear a wig?

No cheese and peppers! The shock. That is DIRE. But you are right: cheese IS little more than moldy milk. In particular French cheese.
But it can be extremely addictive.
(me, the rarebit fiend...)

Forget about sun
Moon is made of wondrous cheese
Good enough for me.

 
At 4:53 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Wow, I apparently missed all kinds of fun last night, both at the reading and among the electronic Fiends. Teach me to actually go to sleep!

Along with fungus and finnys, I do also love spoiled milk as cheese, yogurt, cultured butter, buttermilk pancakes. Mmmm... I would be making myself hungry if I hadn't just had multigrain toast with pumpkin butter.

 
At 5:28 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Wondrous cheesy moons!
Fiends and Cabals at Readings!
Coffee lightweights! Curls!
Them every word a poem!


I drink something like half a pot of coffee a day (it's not obvious, is it?), and it's probably not good for me. In my defense, I don't take it at Starbucks La Brea Tar Pits™ strength.

Ahh, no pictures. that's a shame. I would have enjoyed some pictures. Finished the book last night-- what a book! Lovely lovely lovely. Now I'll have to go back and hear it read.

They're blocking you from logging in, Nathalie? Fie, for shame! There's haiku to be written! There's idle chat to be had! This is most disagreeable. :(

Yeah, come out, lurkers! \o/

 
At 5:58 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Yes indeed -- we need more delurking fiends here! I love the shrunken apple heads in cider idea, how so very cool and fun, I have written that one down, the variations are cool too. Fish is ok, fungus is NOT, cheese is ok, eggs and milk are not, shudder. I am allergic to bananas too, but not as severely as Nat is. Glad the readings went well and were fun! sounds like it was a great evening!

 
At 7:27 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

I have no food allergies but (as I've said) am vegetarian. I love fungus, cheese, peppers, etc. Toast with pumpkin butter sounds great! I was Vegan for so long that I lost a taste for eggs (though not for chese). My mother used to say "I only eat eggs if they are in cake." Yet another way I have turned into her. *shudder*

 
At 8:42 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Nathilie! That's horrible! How dare they!

Hmmph.

Morning. Yes, it is my usuel first comment of the day. Hi. I'm awake. Where's my damm tea?

Actually got woke up by the phone over an hour ago, but it takes time for the lure of tea to overcome the lure of bed...

 
At 8:47 AM , Blogger arwenn said...

Then there's that whole lovely "tea IN bed" thing....I don't see any reason why the Bengals can't do this for you :)

 
At 8:53 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

You are right! Why don't they bring me tea in bed? You know, if I had to pick ONE thing I would want in a lover, should I ever be mad enough again to consider such a thing, THAT would be what I would want. Just bring me tea in bed every morning..

 
At 8:55 AM , Blogger Jess said...

G'morning, Q!

Now that would be an interesting experiment: Can Bengals be trained to make tea? How many tins of tuna would that take?

I want some pumpkin butter toast!

 
At 8:56 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I believe RoboPanda can be configured to fetch you tea in bed.

 
At 8:56 AM , Blogger arwenn said...

I'm with you....although they can be such a pain to put up with for the other 23 hours in a day!!

Making my own tea in the morning seems a small price to pay at the moment...

 
At 8:56 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Or whenever you are lounging there, reading a book...

 
At 8:58 AM , Blogger arwenn said...

I'm not sure I'd want RoboPanda to be able to FIND me......

I can picture it now... hiding from a robot!

 
At 9:01 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Really? Robo panda can do that? I may fear it somewhat less now...

Yes where ever I am! Bring me tea, that's all I need...

Actully, assistants do do that too, come to think on it. Perhaps that is what I really need...

Speaking of which, off to work I go.

 
At 9:47 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Dude, all you want is tea brought to you? That's easily done. :)

 
At 11:05 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Just in case anybody was in doubt about some of the things I said last night, I wasn't serious. If I were seriously irritated about any whining, I wouldn't have said anything. 'kay? :)

So, Ms. Fabulous, now that you've had some, what exactly is in "damn tea?" Curious fiends want to know.
CX

Now. On to more pressing matters...

Lu-u-ur-r-rker-r-rsss! Come out, come out wherever you are! Embrace your inner fiend! We need new bl, I er, mean fiends!
CX

I didn't like cold cheese when I was young. I would eat pizza and cheese toast. Then I met my DH in college, and I started eating cold cheese. Granted, I also found out there were other flavors of cheese than cheddar and mozzarella. I wouldn't even eat a family dish known as Ma's Cheese Dish until I was grown. Now I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas, at least.

Now, berries, there's something I can't stand. Not allergic, just don't like them. Strawberry flavor is okay, but I avoid it when possible. Raspberry I can not stand. Want me to have a fit in public? Put raspberry syrup on the plate then my piece of chocolate cake on top of it. The only thing I've found that I like with raspberry in it is raspberry-chipotle salsa.

 
At 11:14 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

In defense of coffee!

Caffeine addiction is not ugly. It is beautiful! I would argue that it is one of the best addictions out there.

And.

People who must have their tea in the morning before thinking or writing or being with other people are just as addicted to caffeine as us much maligned coffee heads.

Coffee fills my veins.
My taste buds sing with pure joy.
Bliss found in each sip.


Is it bad that one of the things I wonder about with the current financial crisis is how the flow of coffee beans will be affected? What if there is coffee rationing in the future. I imagine a steampunk sort of future where I run an underground coffee speakeasy.

Also. I can quit any time. Really. Maybe. Not.

 
At 11:19 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

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At 11:20 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I think I'll miss all the stories, but I'm glad you found a place for them where they can be safe and loved. I hope they get to have just as much fun with New Mother Kathy!

~Emily

 
At 11:34 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Oh, but caffeine withdrawal is so much fun! You know, everyone deserves to have a three day headache just to quit caffeine. I've done it several times. My main source of caffeine was, and still is really, sodas. What a wonderful creation; the caffeine blocks the absorption of calcium in the body and the phosphoric acid leaches what's already there out of the body. Not that I've completely given up sodas, mind you. I just try not to have any around the house. And I make decaf iced tea.

 
At 11:39 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

An underground coffee speakeasy!
What a wonderful though.
You could also picture someone pushing java beans in dark street corners, open their coat just a little and offering a little excitment.
"Psst! Mister? Nice Java? Hot and strong."

 
At 11:40 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Coffee haiku!!

O sweet bitter stuff,
cat-black; O Juan Valdez, melt
my After Eight mints.

Am I the only one out there who likes to dunk After-Eights in coffee? Hubby says it's weird. I think it's lovely.

 
At 11:40 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Ariandalen, one of the odd things about me is that I absolutely hate soda. I gagged on seltzer once at the age of five and was always scared of soda after that; when I finally, accidentally took a sip of what I thought was lemonade at a friend's tenth birthday party, I realized that I just hated carbonation of any kind. I find the sensation of fizziness unpleasant .... oh well. Soda isn't really such a bad thing to hate.

~Emily

 
At 11:55 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

I don't really like soda much. I go through times when I crave it -- usually when I am getting a cold or flu where my throat craves the carbonation. My cold beverages of choice are ice tea and lemonade and often I like them mixed.

I have been through caffeine withdrawal. I gave it up for lent once. I did not grow up in a tradition that had you give up anything for Lent and I always sort of thought it sounded like an interesting practice so I decided to give up caffine. I did suffer for a couple of days but I knew it would be temporary and did not mind too much.

I have cut way down on coffee. There was a time when I would drink a full pot of coffee before going to work at around noon. Then while I was at work I would go to the coffee shop across the street once or twice a day to get a latte.

Now I am pretty much a two to three cup a day person.

True for me -- but might not be for anyone else:

Lesser vice, coffee.
Sloth, inertia, on line games
These, my true downfall.

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

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At 12:01 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Sloth
Sweet sloth
A true pleasure.

 
At 12:01 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Aleta, I think you may be my long-lost twin! :D

*sloths*

 
At 12:08 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Oof. Morning all. Just resurfacing briefly whilst fighting the virus.
I love the idea of the shrunken heads in cider..especially the variation with pomegranate:)
Now, more chicken soup and back to bed. Bleah.

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

Take care kali-licous.

Jess! I always wanted a long lost twin!

 
At 1:16 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Music is finished: going to bed.
Let the party go on
While I Zzzzzzzzzz.

 
At 1:33 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Mmmm - coffee. I'm seriously worried now about the possibility of a credit-crunch-fuelled coffee shortage. Do you think I should start stockpiling coffee beans?

I think I missed the whole Diana Wynne Jones conversation: 'House of Many Ways' is another Howl book. And I love 'Deep Secret' - not least becasue it was the main reason I plucked up the courage to go to my first convention,which was a VERY good idea.

Q, you mentioned checking out pet passports and such for the UK - Is Cabal coming to the UK for the tour?

 
At 2:04 PM , Blogger Jennabel said...

Mind you, I am not AGAINST coffee, I just don't really LIKE it, taste wise and it's about three times as strong as tea, and I have a low tolerance for caffine. So when I drink it, it's like drugs.

Cabal is not coming to the UK now, but it is good to know he CAN, if he wants to.

I missed a lot with the Shrunken head cider and Dianna Wynne Jones (Big fan, of both) How did we do the cider again? Can someone e-mail me?

Yup. All I want is someone who will bring me tea. Oh, and who speaks French. And perhaps works in Law Enforcement.

Not that I am particular or anything.

 
At 2:06 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Ok, weird enough for me. That last post was me, apparently our houseguest was logged into Blogger, so I posted as her.

Did that a lot when Nathilie was here, I recall...

 
At 2:28 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Aleta - I love your idea of a speakeasy, I could really picture it in my head (even though I am a a tea drinker).. Of course I'm very drawn to the 20's.

Who knows what decadent practices will resurface in the coming years of hardship?? Adversity seems to breed secret societies....

And Marjorie - I haven't read either of those Diana Wynn Jones books.. I've added them to my wishlist! Thanks for the heads-up!

 
At 3:06 PM , Blogger arwenn said...

Lorraine - I think you're looking for a Canadian Mountie!!!

Added bonus of horsemanship :)

 
At 3:08 PM , Blogger louisa said...

oh oh oh SKULLS!!!

With not one but two Skullphabets

CX

It is said by the Wise Ones that during times of economic hardship folks still buy booze and books. I would add coffee to that list. I fully intend to support any blackmarket bean activity should the necessity arise and will first in line at the underground coffee speakeasy. I find it ironic that for the first two days of a coffee detox, I have to take copious quantities of strong drugs to keep my head from melting into rivulets of pain.

 
At 3:10 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

On to my second cup of tea for the morning, so brain is working now...

I am waiting to see video of the expression on the faces of Boss and Cabal as RoboPanda brings Boss his cup of tea.

Caffeine speakeasy - oh how perfect that would be. with mint biscuits for dunking.

 
At 3:25 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Canadian Mountie? Yes, does add in the horse factor, which is always good....I'm up for it, know any?

SKULLS!!!! How cool is that? Just ordered the book, I'll let you know if it is cool....

 
At 3:29 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

That site is awesome! I downloaded the skull font, must find something to use it for!

 
At 3:30 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Lorraine, I ordered a copy of "Spam-ku" from the library catalogue system and got the copy today ... it is very wonderful so far. Thanks for mentioning it! I doubt I would have found it otherwise ....

~Emily

 
At 3:32 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Fun skull site. Great idea to make a skull a day -- to do anything like that every day.

So ever sense I wrote the idea of the steampunk coffee speakeasy my mind has been giving me all sort of images and ideas. I'll be writing this. It may bump the other things I should be writing off of the front burner for awhile.

Yay!

 
At 3:34 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Yeah Aleta, well if you are going to write this great coffee tale you should know the difference between "since" and "sense" -- sheesh.

 
At 3:35 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

I am a caffeine-based life form, and have the molecular diagram to prove it :)

Seriously, though..... went w/out caffeine in any form (well, as much as possible--it is hidden in more places than one might think) for a year once. Horrible. Worse than the year w/out chocolate (no, REALLY!)

There is a chain of coffee "trailers" (since in a lot of places we don't have any buildings) called Green Beans; they bring java, tea and civilized coffee house surroundings (including some great World Beat music!) to Coalition bases in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Horn of Africa... you name it.
Any place they can set up a generator and get in clean water, they hook up one of these trailers (they come in various sizes.)

I think the powers that be realize they can order people not to drink alcohol, but they can't keep 144,000 plus humans away from the all-powerful bean! :)

 
At 4:38 PM , Blogger K said...

Mmmmm, coffeee...

All the Diana Wynne Jones love is making me feel right at home. Her books are among the few I've read which have genuinely changed my life (when I revisited one, ten years after the first reading, it was alarming to realise how much).

I am so glad the fosterbengals have found a home. And the fluffy pictures are lovely. I've been ill so not keeping up, but it's good to be back!

Hope Boss recovers well from his tour as I'm looking forward to seeing him read in Edinburgh.

 
At 4:50 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Nice to see you back, K! And glad you are feeling better..

Lys, that is so cool about the Green Beans. I had no idea all of you were so passionate about coffee! (wait till Val gets home from work, the talk will change to brews I am sure of it...)

Emily, I am pretty sure you might never have found that wonderous tome had I not blogged it, hee-hee, the world is a better place for it tho!

I have many things to say, I am sure of it but since (Sense? Could go either way, now I am paranoid..) I am off to the airport, they will have to wait till I get home tonight.

 
At 5:10 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

BTW....SKULLS IMMENSELY COOL.

Sorry to shout. Just LOVED that link. :)

Safe both ways to airport, Q

 
At 5:24 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I got a killer skull table cloth at Target the other day -- $12!! I couldn't get the fabric for that little at the fabric store! (i've tried!) Just got it on the table today :)

 
At 5:57 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Target has everything. It's a dangerous place to be. I need to get over there and find a few Halloweeny decorations for my porch to attract trick-or-treaters this year-- last year the neighbours across the road stole everyone's thunder for about a block around with their off-off-off-Broadway production of Ooh Look at Us We've Made a Spookyporch. (Complete with flashing lights, mad calliope music, Neighbour Lady with a pink wig and Dragon Puppet, and Neighbour Man dressed as the Grim Reaper to menacingly hand out the treat bags.) All in good fun I'm sure, but only for them. }:(

I want to go to a steampunk coffee speakeasy! It must be a book, and then a movie, and then a national chain. Make it happen, Aleta!

Skull blog! Oh wow.

 
At 6:02 PM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Oh yes, Quiche, you know me too well… I can't resist talking about coffee. ;)

My coffee preference is formed by my mother, who lived in Morocco until she was 13 or so. She grew up with Turkish coffee being the only sort of coffee around, and so that's what she likes; and so that's what I grew up with. Anything else just tastes like brown water with some grit in it. I agree wholeheartedly with the proverb that coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and as sweet as love.

Nothing else is coffee, as far as I am concerned. Not those insane chemistry experiments concocted in Starbucks, not the wretched frappucino blended roaring monstrosities, and certainly not instant coffee, that abomination.

Re: the skull blog -- I think we have new things to aspire to.

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

This is what my dining room table currently looks like. I love Halloween. I just have to figure out how to get big black button eyes to look right on "other father" and I. I think we'll do okay with "other Ben". And those are my Other Mother long, creepy fingers :P

 
At 6:46 PM , Blogger Siri said...

3rd best thing about last night: Mr. Gaiman made a group of people scrunch together so another group of people could move over and see him, instead of staring at some sort of church thing all night.

2nd best thing - Neil Freakin' Gaiman.

1st best thing - meeting actual fiends face to face. Cat and Gaypet and Aletamay and Cabal and the Fabulouslorraine Herself.

OK, so meeting Himself was kinda cool, too.

Random thoughts while sitting there:
These fiends are cool. I think Mr. Neil was hungry - he said while he was talking "I knew the taste of the story." and later "Sometimes it's just not cooked." Or maybe it's because I was hungry.

Got a Neverwear Graveyard shirt, and mousepad. Guarded the T-shirt table and Quiche's car keys for a little bit. Wept a bit at the end of chapter 8.

Drove 526.3 miles, door to door. Weary unto coma tonight, so will say good night - all the diet coke (caffeine of choice) won't keep me awake. The stretch between Albert Lea and Ames is deadly dull.

Wish there had been more time for a fiends party, but Wednesday night is a school night, after all. Even for old ladies...wait'll June - I bet we'll stay up past 12:05.

Thanks to Cat and Lorraine and Aleta and Gayle for making me feel welcome.

Oh, and thanks to the Boss for writing.

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

Siri -- DUDE. That's some serious driving. Sounds like it was well worth it, though.

I know that the website design is percolating because I'm finding myself Not Designing, a state quite similar to Not Writing and Not Painting, two other things I excel at Not Doing. In this state, I have just spent the last 25 minutes wandering around my place trying to get dressed and find my keys and go forage for food. Then spent 13 minutes looking online for potential food's nutritional content. Why did I not eat all day? I was busy designing.

Sigh. I badly need a minder.

 
At 7:30 PM , Blogger Jess said...

That sounds familiar, Val. I've been having too many days like that lately. One minute I'm getting ready to write a line down, and the next I'm looking up a reference; next thing I know I'm Googling kale recipes and then heading down the street to buy a bottle of wine for the evening, without actually having done anything to earn said bottle... Argh.

That is one heck of a drive, Siri. Glad it was a good time, though-- sounds like a very fun night!

Chantrelle, I love that tablecloth! Going to be Other People, eh? Cooooool. I expect a full photographic report. :)

 
At 8:21 PM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Wow, Siri. That is serious driving, especially by yourself. Did you have trouble staying awake?It does sound like it was worth it, though.

Thank you and everyone else for relating your experiences of the readings, it adds different perspectives to the whole event for those of us who have to live vicariously through you :)

That’s not to say anything was lost from having the opportunity to view it online, which was like having a front row seat. That was great as well.

 
At 8:57 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Just back from my drive, (Which can't compete with Siri's, you win this week!) and am feeling kind of done for the day. Meaning, I am really tired!!!!

Long busy day it was, kind of a couple of long days, come to think on it.

I had big plans for a New Post, filled with wit, and lore and adventures, but I think that it will be wittier, lore-ier, and more adventuresome if done in the morning POST tea...

Me and some kitties want some couch and fire time!!!

Glad to hear there are some web design ideas going on Val! This will be your Masterpiece, I know it!!! (Hee-hee) I will buy you BEER. And Scotch!!!!! And blackcoffee!!!!!!

I think I need to go to Target and get some Things. I checked out Evil Walmart, hello? When did Halloween get cute???? I really need a full sized skulleton, for my Romance Room. Not sure why, it just needs one.

Cor, this may as well be a post. Talk to me, this non-coffee girl will be here by the fire...

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

Oh, well, for BEER and scotch and black coffee, you get not just a website, but… but…

Hrm.

Okay, you get something else really cool that I can't decide on yet. Maybe after coffee.

Ooh, I could make a fire too! It's like 69 here, kinda cold.

 
At 9:09 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

I will try to send you an email shortly with the shrunken head comments. Unless you tell me someone else has already sent them.

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

No one has sent me the secret of making shrunken heads!!!!! I need to try this. Yeeesss.....

Thanks Val, I am really looking forward to this website! 69?? Ah, to be where it is warm....

 
At 9:19 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

:snort:

I need to go to sleep now. I read this last comment all wrong. That is all I'll say about that!

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

Oh, well, yes, I guess it could be read wrong at that....Hmmph. Might need to sleep myself....

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

Yes, and 69 is COLD for here. It's under 70, which means blankets, and fire, and hoodies and fur-lined boots. :)

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

All the shops here are full of Halloween stuff, and we don't even celebrate it and yes, its all too cutesy for words.

I want dark scary stuff. spooky. not Disneyland scary.

 
At 9:26 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Email sent. :)
You should have it momentarily.

 
At 9:30 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yes, we need to bring back Spooky!!!!!! And I need new Things for my house.

It's pretty cozy here. Long day tomorrow. Gig tomorrow night, and houseguests, who fortuenately also have a gig and won't be there until late.

Of course, I am grumbling as I won't get to thier show, The Magnetic Fields, but if you are in MInneapolis and CAN, go see them! Or if they are comign to your town, GO!

You will be happy.

Darn, that was most of my blog for tomorrow. Must think of something else now....

Or not, I mean 168 comments? There has to be LOTSS of people who never make it that far...

 
At 9:31 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

H-HA! There's a blog! I shall shrink heads and write about it!!!!!

Glad that's settled.

 
At 9:35 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Cool! A shrunken head blog!
Did Ms. Kitty help you buy a new camera? One with a view screen so that you can see what you're pointing at?

 
At 9:39 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Damn, you stole my idea, well, in a fashion.

I was going to suggest that we all submit photos of our own variations of skulls in cider for the night garden project.

 
At 9:43 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

We still can, Dragonsally! Just means that I'll need to buy apples to do it. Life is sooooo hard.
;)

So. Still no delurking of new bloo, I mean fiends.
Maybe after Ms. Fabulous blogs shrunken heads?
::licking lips::
CX

 
At 9:47 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I think pictures of shruken head cider is a GREAT idea!!!!!!! I will add that to my SHrunken Head Blog, along with directions for anyone who missed it, (Like Me) tomorrow!!!!!!

Should we post the day after Halloween? Kind of a Post Halloween Party? I will do a post with everyones pics!!!

I like this.

Kitty didn't get me a camera. I needed clothes too badly and got them instead. Right move, I look great. The 14 year old who lives with us even said I looked good and WAY fashionable.

THAT is the test..

 
At 9:47 PM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Mmmmm, beer and scotch. Is that to be the new currency? Can we throw in chocolate as well?

And FabulousLorraine, does that mean you're our official head shrinker? Should we call you "Doctor"? :)

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

Yes, where are those lurkers? I had hoped for at least a couple. We need new blood....

Ok, that might not have been an inducement, given that we are currently on the subject of shrinking heads.

I think this Foster post will go to 200 by morning. A good omen for the kitties, yes?

The lurkers could help...De-lurk for a cause!

 
At 9:51 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

I can just hear any one of us at a convention.

"Yeah, I'm a Fabulous Fiend and Lorraine is our Head Shrinker."
CX

 
At 9:51 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

You have definitely done something right to get such accolades from a 14 year old!

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

Of course! Chocolate is good. But cake must be only white, with white frosting. This I dedree.

I will be the Head SHrinker, but not Doctor, that's Dr Score.

Speaking of Doctors, I saw Doctor Wicked last night. We need some computer troubles, so he will come post again...

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

ariandalen, there is our new official t'shirt logo.

 
At 9:54 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Adraindalen, hee-hee...Yeeess...Head SHrinker

I am always somewhat amazed when she says things like Wow! You look great!!!! My barometer, hee-hee...

 
At 9:55 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

How many tee-shirts do we HAVE now???? And who is going to do them?

 
At 10:03 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Good question. Beats me.
::deep pitch moan:: oh. Again, a little to the left. AH!mmmmm

Oops. I really have to get that illusion spell down, don't I?
CX

Has anybody had a chance to introduce themselves to Boss as a Fabulous Fiend? I really would love to see the look on his face. I mean, he has thingies, but Ms. Fabulous has fiends!

 
At 10:14 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Darn! Stopped the conversation cold yet again. ;)

 
At 10:15 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

To true! He knows you are Fiends. Someone should. Sure didn't like putting him on a plane tonight, very tired man he was. We had a good day tho, and for that I am happy.

 
At 10:16 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

No you didn't! I at least am here! Where is everyone else? SUrely Nathile at least, and our Melbourne cell are around? And who knows where the lurkers lurk...

I need a massage.

 
At 10:18 PM , Anonymous jacquib said...

I was just wondering how to phrase it.

I guess the direct approach is best "What's a thingy".

When Lorraine's boss was here in Melbourne 6 months ago I was going to ask "Do writers have groupies?" and "If they do what would you call them"?

But he didn't ask me.

 
At 10:22 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Ugh. The man really needs some down time at home. I bet his bones feel tired.

Something about needing to strike while the iron is hot, though some of us are a bit wary with iron. ;)

 
At 10:23 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I don't think he has Groupies exactly, not in that sense, but he has very devoted Fans, and they call themselves Thingies, I believe. Not just fans, but more than that.

Not quite like Fiends here. Fiends are more like friends. Tho, I am walking on thin ice here, and if there are any thingies out there who want to clarify, I'd love to hear from you....

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

Shame he didn't ask you Jacquib, cos we all would have nodded yes quite sagely. I certainly felt like a groupie ♥
hehe, Melbourne cell is here.

Sending massaging vibes to Lorraine.

Poor Boss, he needs a big big rest.

 
At 10:25 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Adriandale, he said something very like today on the way to the airport, but all of us a kind of driven aren't we? The need to do what we need to do and to do it well, no matter what we do...

 
At 10:26 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Jacquib, I think MistressMousey or DanGuy could explain it best, though Ms. Fabulous may have the whole story. I couldn't do the story justice. Unfortunately, MistressMousey and DanGuy are probably both asleep even though they live on opposite coasts.

 
At 10:29 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Being a solid fan does not make one a Groupie, says the women who spends time in Rock World.

Writers don't mind people who really love what they write, and certainly don't mind those people telling them how much they love it.

And feel welcome to do it.

 
At 10:30 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

I'm sure Nathalie would be chiming in about now, if her workplace would let her. Mean old sysadmin blocking commenting on this blog. ::pout::

 
At 10:31 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yes, sleeping they are, and they could explain it. Hmmph. How very inconsiderate. And here I have been e-mailing with Mistress Mousie for the last couple days,ought to have asked her..

Who is awake?

 
At 10:33 PM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Thanks for that. I thought I felt my foot slide across a line there after I'd already hit the "publish" button. As you may have noticed, my big mouth and now my fat fingers can get me into a lot of trouble, on occasion.

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

Nathilie can't be at work YET, it's only about 6:30, she gets up at like, hmm...FIVE. Probebly working her way thru the comments with cups of strong tea...

 
At 10:35 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Looks just like us, Melbourne, and maybe Val. Can't tell for sure since it's been an hour since Val posted a comment.

Truth to tell, I'm probably to bed once we reach 200.

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

Jacquib, I wouldn't worry about it. I haven't noticed you crossing any lines. Me, on the other hand...

 

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