Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Est-ce que vous vous habillez chez vous ou au cafè?

That was my sentence tonight in French class. Conjugating reflexive verbs we were, and there were many questions where one got to answer with the logical verb of choice. I drew a complete blank, as no doubt our French speaking Fiends are right now, as it is not a question one would ever, I hope, have to be asking another person.

The verb was "S'habiller" (to get dressed) But what was REALLY funny, and do not be drinking tea when you do this, was when I plugged it into Babelfish tonight and translated it just to see what might come up...Try it.

I do like saying "Vous vous" tho, I'll say that for the darn reflexive verbs...(and Est-ce que, is pronounced "Es-ka" so you get "Eska vou vou" which is a fine sounding start to any sentence)

I did pretty good on this "Eat Less, Move More" fitness plan today. No Pizza (Bison chili) and I did one 20 minute fast walk with the dog. Ok, not huge, but a start. I had to do an errand in Minneapolis this morning tho, and actually left the house, after writing my inspirational blog about getting fit, thinking, "oh great, it's early, I can grab a Breakfast Sandwich...."

OOPS!!!!!! Or not. Found an alternative.

I think most of this will be re-training my brain, to think in terms of "Healthy". Can be done. Must be done. I really, really want to be fit this spring and get my first Tattoo from Hannah.

And I don't want to spend the winter as a Dark Pudding.

Love and Vous Vous,
Lorraine

105 Comments:

At 6:56 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

I'm signing up for retraining 101. What does Dr. Q have for the first lesson?

 
At 6:58 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

*yawn*

Not that you or your Fiends are boring, of course. I'm just tired. But if I don't comment (and here I'm being boring), then how will I get emailed comments (not boring)?

 
At 7:16 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Mistress, snicker.....Never said you lacked smarts...

Dr Q says Eat Less Move More. I think that doing SOMETHING every day is what is important. Ok, so I walked 20 minutes, not exactly a workout.

But that's 2 hours and 20 minutes a week of workout. (spell check is gone again and I can't spell EXCERSIZE) which would be more than if one didn't do 20 minutes a day.

I'm not thinking of it in terms of losing weight, or "dieting" hate that word, but in terms of getting fit and feeling better.

It's cold, it's dark and going to be that way for months. The more I move, the better I feel, and havign a goal, something you want , is good.

I want to look the way I feel when I am riding. I want energy, I want a beautiful Tattoo from Hannah.

I don't want to spend the winter feeling like a Dark Pudding who just wants to sleep and eat and not move. It's like walking thu muck, and the only thing I have found that helps is Move More.

There, first lesson.

 
At 7:58 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

That is an excellent prescription Dr. I shall endeavor to follow it closely.

Freaky Venus; won't Mim be jealous?

 
At 8:03 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Fods! Now Ms. O'Houligan thinks I should get tatted in/her image.

I have just informed her that the only thing more beautiful than her face is Ellen's and I have no intention of having either of them enblazoned on my skin. I'd settle for a lovely Celtic knot; but that seems so cliche now.

 
At 8:14 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

giggle, snort, ok, babelfish was very funny! and the cliche statement that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step is also true. You go! fighting off the dark is all good, all movement is all good.

and i am also laughing at the news that the big 3 automakers' CEO's flew in private jets to ask congress to bail them out. sigh, it looks like Michigan will sink much farther down than it already has. It will be a sad holiday season for many this year, I fear.

 
At 8:49 PM , Blogger vampi said...

phiala, that's my trick, make a comment, then read the rest on my blackberry, amusing content all day :)

i now have sneezes itches and twisted ankle from cleaning up, but bright side is i've started to find all of my bracelets again.

 
At 8:49 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Well I ran to my car from my class tonight because my cheeks started to burn the second I stepped outside. Doesn't really count. Once it gets really cold I get big red welts on my face if I stay outside for more than a few minutes. It is time to find some stairs! One helpful thing that I should start doing again is free-weights. I just have a few in my house and it's not cardio but still make me feel strong.

The translation was great!

 
At 8:53 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

The best thing about cleaning is finding things, for sure!

 
At 8:58 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

I have nothing fun to add, I just want to say hi!

Hi!

 
At 8:59 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

The Babel fish was funny wasn't it. Spacelaw will laugh, to be sure.

I'd read about that too Sue, very scary, but funny to. The automakers say it is not their fault because of the way they did business, but the current ecconomy...

I used to live in MIchigan, the snooty part, my Dad was medicial director of GM...

 
At 9:02 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hee-hee, Ticia, I think you are jumping on board with Mistress, and Vampi!

But HI anyway....

I like reading on the Blackberry when I wake up at night, all the late night Fiend chatting.

I'm tired tonight, you know how those 20 minute walks will wear a girl out...

 
At 9:15 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

well, a girl couldn't ask for better company.

I just wish I was bringing a little more energy to the party. A steady diet of 6 hours of sleep a night is really cutting into my endless stores of vitality.
II wouldn't change a thing though, I am expanding my mind and my imagination in my waking hours. Yay for listening to your inner voice when you are 42...

Of course, 42 IS the answer to life, the universe, and, WELL everything!

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

I gots no energy here either tonight...

 
At 9:37 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Alright. Sleep well sweet fiends!

 
At 9:41 PM , Blogger vampi said...

oooh i found my copy of the jungle book :) time to re-read it.

 
At 9:46 PM , Blogger Lexocat said...

Eska vou vou? Is that now the new top secret (only not so secret) Fiendly greeting? It IS sort of delightful to say, I must admit...

For me to retrain my brain, especially in the area of food choices, I have to have a plan. I need a list of ready oops-alternatives because when I'm tired AND hungry (and, most especially, *rushed*) I have absolutely no ability to think creatively. I'm all about the habit under those circumstances. And the habit, to date, has not served me all that well. It must go.

And, having said that, I can now sit back and read the Fiendly parade of comments while I'm compiling my list of oops-alternatives.

Have a good night, all

 
At 10:09 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Eska vou vou Fiends!

Yes, Plan is good.

Sleep is food, not sure why I am still awake, I think it might have something to do with couch and warm....

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

And here I am playing catch-up. ::sigh::

Jess - I'll be thinking of you and your family. Sudden is so hard.

Welcome, El!

heh heh
heh heh
New FIENDS!!!
MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

I actually come to the blog to read everything. I have enough email from lists that it's easier this way. Besides, I don't need to exit email to post if I read here. :)

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

Again, what a strange question.
As if people were in the habit of getting dressed at public places like Cafés (or with their coffee which is Babel's translation - great fun invention that Babel Fish. Not terribly good at translating but always there for a good laugh).
You could have said something like "Non, je m'habille dans la rue. Avec ce froid, il faut tonifier le coeur."
Mind your French lessons are doing wonders for my NaNo story too...

 
At 10:49 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Oh dear, there goes Adriandalen after her new plaything, I mean, the new Fiends again...

Morning, Nathilie! Yes, dress in the street!! Strange question indeed! I need to work out the second bit but I am off for bed. Glad to hear my French is helping your story, we need to hear this story we do....Go write!

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

Alas the only thing I shall be allowed to write for the next four hours are boring contracts and nasty faxes. Oh well, it can't be all play, I suppose...

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

Hi Fiends.
I've just arrived home after meeting my Mum (stepmum, but I call her my mum, as far as I'm concerned I am lucky to have two mums) in the city. we had a wonderful time, but what should have been a 45 minute trip home for me turned into a 2 hour one after there was a car smash that blocked the tram lines. Luckily no-one was hurt except for the cars.
Very brain drained now...love the babel fish translation.

 
At 12:47 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Where are you all?????
*sob* no fiends to play with.

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

I am still around but work is hectic so there is little time for breaks.

 
At 2:49 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Loved the Babel fish translation. I find it really useful for getting all the accents and things - I don't know how to do them on my keyboard but if I put the individual words into babel fish Ican then cut'n'paste to whre I want them to be....

My car is poorly - smething to odo with th ABs (I didn't know I had BS, until it stated flashing a light at me) I fear this could be expensive...

After the fiendish Pep talk I feel I too really must do something about getting a little fitter. If only I weren't so lazy, and didbn't like food and wine so much.
Always hated sports but swimming is fun, so I'm going to make a not-new-year resolution to go swimming at least once a week.

 
At 2:58 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

(Having just gone back to read yesterdays comments more carefully)
Jess, I'm sorry for your loss - I will try to find somethign distracting, and in the mean time, jsut send cyber hugs

 
At 4:46 AM , Blogger Jess said...

My problem is, I like cheese. A lot. Can't stop eating the cheese.

Who was it that complained of being "back up to a size ten"? Come over here so I can slap you. ;P

Now I get on my soapbox. Clothing size is not a valid method for determining whether or not you need to lose weight or Get Fit, kids. It's an indicator that you've gained a pound or five, perhaps, but it doesn't necessarily mean that you need to worry about weight management. There's a lot more to having a weight problem than just how pretty you think you aren't.

 
At 4:57 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Cheese,
Sweet, Ô sweet cheese;
A pleasure for the mouth,
Added padding on the hips:
Your best friend
For those cold winter months.

 
At 5:06 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Jess, i'm with you on wine and cheese, and i like to eat dinner very very late, which isn't the healthiest pattern. i tend to make poor food choices, not enough fruit, barely enough veggies. i'm lucky i'm too remote for anyone to deliver to!

Hello new fiends, really, arian plays nicely, not to worry....

Lorr, I didn't know you were a fellow Michigander! and from the "other side" as we jealous west siders say :). I've been out that way just a few times, and its quite nice (i'm from chicago,so don't go east much)

 
At 5:06 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Got me some Chevre on toast with honey right now. No foolin'. Don't do it often, but man, I love it when I do. :)

 
At 5:20 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Also, here is your morning monkey. Awww.

 
At 5:45 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Morning monkey? Alas, for some reason YouTube doesn't work properly here (not blocked, just not behaving properly, and I have no audio anyway), so I try to remember to look at these all later, and then never do. :(

I grew up in northeastern Michigan (Hubbard Lake, just south of Alpena). I still have family there, and Ann Arbor, Ypsi and Traverse City. Obviously visiting all of my relations involves a lot of driving! I'm heading that way for Thanksgiving, but plan to stay in the Ann Arbor area and not trek all over the state in the snow.

 
At 5:53 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I never got the hang of pronouncing "la morte" and "l'amour" distinctly. It made for some interesting presentations.

 
At 6:19 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

I fail 101, having just had coffee and chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.

(I only fail for today, as this is a highly unusual occurrence.)

But I have a bunny for you. Disapproving, no less.

 
At 6:31 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Holy CRAP but that's one enormous rabbit!

I raise you a Random Recipe Generator which has me giggling like a loon.

 
At 7:11 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

If I learn how to stir-fry orange juice, I'll be all set!

 
At 7:11 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

And my next try ends with:

7. Throw it all away.

 
At 7:22 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

5. slice the white wine vinegar!

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

Good heavens! That bunny has some massive disapproval going on!

4. whisk the courgettes

 
At 7:42 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Hmm:

Chicken With Cornflour Mash
Serves 1
You will need:

* 1 sweetcorn
* 80g chicken
* 50g cornflour

Instructions:

1. toast the chicken
2. saute the chicken
3. barbeque the sweetcorn
4. microwave the cornflour
5. go down the pub

I seem to be getting a lot of recipes which suggest I go down the pub. So I asked the Oracle if I should go down the pub. It said:

And yes, I am recovering, thank you.

Which I take to mean that the Oracle's already been down the pub, and couldn't give a monkey's whether I go or not. What a grump. Thanks for nothing.

 
At 7:47 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I killed a cold on Monday with a wee dram of whiskey so why shouldn't the oracle as well?

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

Not enough toea to comment properly and I am going to be late, but I wil try...

SOunds like Dan could be having some interesting problmems, or not, hard call.

No one is giving up cheese, least of all me.

In this blog we speak the truth: Size doesn't matter. IT isn't about loseing wieght or what arbitrary "Size " you wear. It's all about how you feel, and who you are, and are you going after the things that YOU want.

Beauty has NOTHING to do with the way you look. It's the way you feel and what you strive for.

There enough on no tea. Must catch up on Rabbitts and corn mash. I think. What's going on, you who have had so much caffine?????

 
At 7:50 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I think think the oracle wise. I m trying to wake up with "Toea" apparently...

 
At 7:55 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

And this is a message on behalf of the astronomers' community: Size does matter. (Said statement is only applicable to telescopes, of course).

 
At 8:26 AM , Blogger Jess said...

What's going on in the Land of the Caffienated? Hmm.

1. I may have some new snow boots arriving in the post today. Which is good, as it's been a-snowing.

2. I'm trying to talk my library lit group people into allowing a few of my workshoppers to read at a reading we're doing December 13th. It's just a tiny reading. Surely it doesn't hurt us to let them put themselves out there if they want to go for it, does it?

3. I may have to cancel a Birthday Date with Hubby tomorrow because of having to attend funeral. It's a double whammy of suck.

4. I'm fooling around on your blog instead of writing.

What about the rest of you fine peeps?

 
At 8:26 AM , Blogger Stacy said...

I should expect that bunny havin some disapproval goin on. I would too I if I thought I'd be sold to asia by the pound!

Speaking of pounds; it was I who made the size remark; but what I've learned is that we are all trying to lose the same '20lbs' or so; so I didn't mean to offiend (typo~but I'm running with it) anyone by stating size. That just happens to be mine; I'm not fit anymore the way I was so I can say that.

That recipe is hilarious. I couldn't get the babel thing to work though. oh well. Good morning to all out there!

 
At 9:36 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Good lord, that's the Were Rabbit! Geebus.

We used to play a game with Babel Fish where we'd translate from one language to another, to another, then back to English to see what it came up with. Always good for a laugh. Google translate seems to be much more accurate -- and I'm not just saying that because hubby works at Google and I need everyone to use Google everything, and click ads, so I can pay my mortgage ;-)

I think I may need to link to that random recipe generator from FoodPorn, my recipe was couscous pie:
1. barbeque the cous cous
2. put the mangoes in the saucepan
3. put everything in the blender

Ben's done with watching spiderman so i'll come back later.

 
At 9:38 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Aw Jess, your B'day or His?

Stacy, love that "Offiend" works for me.

Babel Fish translated the sentence (Which is " DO you get dressed at home or at the Cafe?) into "Do you dress on your premise or with the Coffee"

I have the FUNNIEST picture ever taken to post tonight after my ride, of Venus and Mim. It;'s not a tea snorter, it a Projectile Tea Moment....

 
At 9:41 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Chantrelle, link, it is REALLY funny...

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

I have just watched "Chowder" on our TiVo. My brain has leaked out my ears, and here I sit without my dribble glasses to catch it.

Of course I play nice! Don't all dragons play nice? Especially dragon Fiends?

I find it curious that Blogger has decided, as of yesterday, that some usernames should suddenly be capitalized. Granted, it's probably the same people who capitalized their usernames when they signed up with Blogger, I just find it curious that Blogger is just now catching up.

 
At 9:43 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I think I might have lost the odd 2000 worth of words...
[insert swear word of your choice here]
I do that at LEAST once a year on NaNo.

 
At 9:45 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Aw, man! That SUCKS, Nathalie!
:(

 
At 9:49 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Jess, make your workshop people go read. It's good for them. Flog if necessary.

Quiche, I think someone has switched out all the caffeinated tea and coffee with decaf today, because it is just not working. Been up for five hours now and am still groggy. So not caffeinated yet.

I want to see this 'Winter' thing, I think. It sounds novel.

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

Re: Random Recipe Generator

I wonder what Fat Charlie would think of this recipe:

Lime Soup
Serves 1
You will need:

* 100ml hot pepper sauce
* 10ml cream
* 1 lime

Instructions:

1. fry the lime
2. add the lime
3. add the lime to the saucepan
4. put the lime in the fridge for 2 minutes
5. heat the lime in the saucepan
6. eat the lime
7. toast the cream
8. put the cream in the fridge to set
9. put the cream in the fridge for 2 minutes
10. stir-fry the hot pepper sauce
11. go down the pub

Yum.

 
At 9:55 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

I like that.

"Go down the pub."
Not "Go down to the pub," but "Go down the pub."

Oh, the possibilities.

 
At 9:56 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Speaking of pubs… my new place is, I've discovered, nowhere NEAR a pub.

This is criminal.

So I've been driving 30 miles south, to my old local. Not quite the same.

 
At 10:00 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Go down the pub?

Snicker...

Bet we hear from Paul soon....

 
At 10:04 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Surely there's a pub closer than that.

Granted, I live 20 miles out; however, there are bars that are within 10 miles. Not the same as a pub, but I don't get much of a chance to go to either.

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

I'm so glad I'm not the only one in the gutter. ;)

 
At 10:09 AM , Blogger scored4life said...

Lest I disappoint...

I am looking forward to playing this weekend as it has been, and still is, a very trying week.

So go down the pub with someone special!

Seriously though, I have not been reading lately and just popped in and yours was the last comment, though it may not be by the time this posts. Active little fiends you all are!

Back to doing things that none of you would really enjoy hearing about. *impish grin*

Dr. Paul

 
At 10:11 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

There are bars. Wine bars. Dive bars. Good bars. But no proper PUBS closer. A proper pub, where you get to know the waitresses so well they go home with you, and the retired bartender remembers you after five years and begins pouring Guinness as soon as you walk in the door.

Paul, if you're impishly grinning, *I* would enjoy hearing about them.

 
At 11:07 AM , Blogger Adri said...

Yay for bengal tattoos! I have one on my shoulder and will be turning it into an entire cat-themed shoulder cap, I think.

I'm hoping to get more fit now that I'm coming out of my all work all the time phase (phase, it's been two and a half years). What I've found is that I have to do activities I enjoy (dancing, riding, swimming) as opposed to exercise (booooo) and dieting (DIE with a T on the end!).

Dinner party this weekend, though!

 
At 11:15 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Go down the pub am proper The Queen's English. Ask Boss. He'll tell you.

If he doesn't, then my hubby will. It's his birthday by the way, Q, and not mine. Mine's in June. It's not so terrible-- if we miss tomorrow we'll go see Bond on Saturday. Actually we'll probably go see Bond in any case.

The real tragedy of tomorrow is that I may well miss out on Going for a Curry. :(

Val - the workshoppers are very keen to read. Go them! It's more that one particular member of Our Esteemed Group of Esteemed People needed some extra shoving. I shoved, and I won. HAH! I love a good triumph, me.

 
At 11:32 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Jess, toast your Gran's journey with a nice curry and a good drink. It is bound to be more appropriate than mourning.
We had a great dinner from my Grann's farewell party. I've never seen my father so merry - and he loved her well - as she had some fine wines in her cellar still.

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

Go down the pub is definately good English english. (Or go down t'pub, if you happen to be Up North)

Is anyone else feeling thirsty, now?

 
At 11:36 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Go Jess!
Some of us don't speak the Queen's English, at least not unless a role calls for it. ;)

I speak Texan. ;)

We crossed the border to Ciudad Acuna one year. Upon returning, the border guard asked us to declare our nationality. My father proudly declared, "TEXAN!"
Everybody had a laugh, though my mother did hit him and remind him that his nationality was U.S.A. That was about 31 years ago.

 
At 11:38 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Really, I find most people need extra shoving. Send your grandma off with curry. Is there any woe that Bangalore Phal won't fix?

The Go down the pub discussion reminds me of just how much my diction's been affected by having been married to a New Zealander. Cheers, Gidday, Awyih, ta, no worries, she'll be right, and other phrases have crept in to keep Dude, totally, and awesome company. Combine it with my classical liberal arts education, and you get some spectacular vocabulary whiplash.

 
At 11:46 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

That's okay, Val. I often use words with their original meaning in mind, not the modern one.

Then there's my husband who, with a friend, questioned a professor in a college course that was required for everyone if something (I don't remember the specific subject) wasn't academic. The professor came back with, "Do you mean 'academic' in the sense of Plato's Academy, or 'academic' in the sense that it doesn't really matter." Their response? "Yes."

The course, really a series of three, was called Heritage of Western Culture. My husband and his friend became known as the Heritage Heretics.

 
At 11:47 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

My mother gave us strict instructions to throw a wake when she died or she'd come back to haunt us. We had a wake.

 
At 12:08 PM , Blogger Jess said...

And Marjorie! She knows! Heed her knowledge of English. I have to confess: every time I see your name on the blog, Marjorie, Stephen Fry starts shouting in my head. :D Not that that's a bad thing!

Ha! You Texans. ;)

Curry will depend on when I get back, and if I can then get dahntahn in time, I fear. There's no talking my family into curry. Hubster and I are the only ones who'll eat it.

 
At 12:47 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Tee Hee - well, I think being associated with Stephen Fry in people's minds is something of which I should be proud!

 
At 1:16 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Definitely! Now you need to make us think of Hugh Laurie for the full set :)


Okay, does anyone else think that "Dark Pudding" would be an awesome name for an album by Feather Fortress and Max Randy...or is it just me?

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

yum, curry, hope you get to go Jess, and again my sympathies on your loss. We heeded my mom's last wishes too-she wanted our father's grave moved next to hers (he died when I was nine, and I didn't even know where he was). she never mentioned him once all those years, until the end, very strange we thought!

Phiala! I have been to Alpena, a friend of mine has a cabin and lots of family up there - its lovely, and you are right, quite a drive. I have been to Ann Arbor once, and would love to spend a few days there - it seems like such a cool place. Have fun!!

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

See? Dr Paul can be summoned....

Adri, would love to see this tattoo!

(she says blinking in and out again...)

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

I'm in the library trying to cram my laughter back down my throat due to that translation.

~Emily

 
At 1:21 PM , Blogger Adri said...

http://flickr.com/photos/adriennehaik/2625344166/in/set-72157603224232859/

Here is my tattoo, you can click back through the set to see the whole tattooing process.

Does anyone want to write a project proposal for me? it's due in two hours (which is why I'm hanging about this blog, definitely >_>)

Also, I just ate, but all this talk of curry makes me want to eat again :D

 
At 1:22 PM , Blogger Adri said...

Oops, I probably should have made that a clickable link-- sorry fiends!

Adri's Bengal-y Tattoo (based on my bengals and Asian Leopard Cats)

 
At 1:26 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

I can't get in to see your pics, Adri..

Also, just to let you all know I have fianlly got around to posting my writeup of the Terry Pratchett radio recding I went to (Blogger ate 2/3 of it the first twice I tried, but I think I've done it now . .

 
At 1:30 PM , Blogger Adri said...

Wow, I am full of fail today! (not good news for my proposal, I guess :) )

The pictures were locked to flickr users on my contact list, but should be open to the public now.

 
At 1:53 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

I assumed it was me being full of fail ;-) I've been and looked now, and it's a beautiful pic - must have been rather ouchy while it was done, though?

Hope your propsal goes well..

 
At 2:05 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Lovely Adri! I don't know where mine is going to be, Kitty is going to help me figure it out, I jut know it will be Venus, first Bengal and start of a Beautiful thing...

Off to French then Horsie soon...

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

Boss's Oracle likes the Fiends. Its said so "You people are good"

Wow Adri,that is beautiful tattoo.

Jess, I hope the funeral goes well.

Off to Nano - lost a day yesterday and the characters have been yammering at me.

 
At 3:23 PM , Blogger na said...

Delurking to query whether one goes down the pub after putting away one's virtues?

 
At 3:29 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

na; I think that's a pre-requisite. If it isn't it's certainly preferable!

 
At 3:37 PM , Blogger na said...

"Putting away virtues" just made my day when I read it. It's stuck in my head since, and I expect at some moment I'm just going to randomly say it out loud and giggle to myself and then get carted away somewhere.

 
At 3:44 PM , Blogger na said...

That is, because I might not stop giggling.

 
At 3:58 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hi Na, and welcome! I had to pop on and have a giggle too, very funny. Don't you dare re-lurk!

 
At 4:02 PM , Blogger Adri said...

Welcome na! I'm putting away my virtues now. :D For a curry! I think you Fiends are good influences.

We got the proposal off in time and hopefully will be doing something Very Cool for a Hip Car Brand in the near future.

I can't wait to hear horsie updates!

 
At 4:49 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

If I ever work up the nerve, I have a plan for a tattoo, which would be my cat's pawprint, inside Mulder's pawprint (the small dog)inside Shiraz the dalmatian pawprint.

I plan on getting their paw prints with the help of an ink pad, but whenever I merely think of it, Tysie seems to glare at me. How do cats know what you are thinking all the time?

 
At 5:59 PM , Anonymous El said...

Okay so it has been a really long day but I have a question I need a second (or third or fourth or nth) opinion on. Naturally, I bring it here.

Does anyone else compulsively organize their email into bunches of separate folders? A coworker caught me at it today and gave me the weirdest look. But I can't be alone in this, can I?

 
At 6:04 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Awesome tattoo, Adri! I like that. :)

CURRY! I want a curry.

I put away my virtues when I came to the internet.

Put away your virtues
and type comments in the box
No one can see you clearly
if you wear anonymous socks
Oh yeah.

 
At 6:05 PM , Blogger Jess said...

El - I do that. Who said we're weird? Let's get them.

 
At 6:10 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I folder-ize a lot of things, not all. They'll think weird when they need you to find something and it is in its right place!!

My neighbor is now officially in labor with her 2nd boy...her first is here playing with ben until grandma comes to get him. Exciting!

I have now put away my virtues and poured myself a glass of wine :D

 
At 6:17 PM , Anonymous El said...

Well thank goodness I'm not alone in this. I find kind of soothing to organize them, too, which speaks to my control freak nature, hah.

Jess- let's indeed. You bring a torch and I'll bring a club and we'll be an angry mob of two.

Chantrelle- yay for babies! A dear friend of mine had her third on Monday. They're so sweet when they're tiny.

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

El, I have different folders and message filters set up too. How do people cope with emails without sorting them? I'll join your angry mob.
Chantelle -exciting. New babes are just the bestest thing.

 
At 8:31 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

If I didn't have folders I would be out of a job, I have , er, a lot of e-mail and get, uh, a LOT of e-mail. Next year there are already 8 trips in the works, a couple books and too much movie stuff to menton, each of them has many people writing to me about all of them....And that's just for starters....

Do the math. Folders.

We made a FIends folder, so now you goright into there, all of your very own, so I can keep an eye on you when I have to be gone.

Get 'em indeed! GO Fiends!

 
At 8:32 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Oh, right, pics comeing.....

Soon, very soon, downloading. Good riding. No bones broken.

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

Back from a night out with the godchild! We went to hear a wind quintet. Very nice.

This is a great thread but overwhelming when left to read until late at night. Not going to do that again -- will follow Phiala's example and comment early in order to follow through the day.

I think a lot depends on how one defines virtues. I find that going down the pub is a great way to let my true virtues shine. Sometimes.

Oh my... the recipe generator and babel fish games... tears... I am laughing to tears.

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

Go down the pub! Let down the vitures!!!!!!

I have a lot of actually good photos tonight, deciding....

 
At 8:50 PM , Blogger na said...

Thanks for the welcomes earlier. I didn't re-lurk. Shan't, thanks. just having a scattered evening.

Recipe generator is lurvely.

3. whisk the spring onions

 
At 8:53 PM , Blogger na said...

Oh no -

10. flambe the mangoes!

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

Good on you ,Na! No re-lurking!

If you are quick, you can be first on the new post that is just up....

 
At 10:06 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

"I've never been this shade of blue before....."

 
At 10:29 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

A Fiends Folder? Awesome.

I find myself drinking a LOT tonight, Quiche; have you had a bad day?

 

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