Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Good Morning!!

Good Morning, Fiends...

I want to thank you all for your support yesterday in my run for the Presidency. Your offers of support warmed my little heart and brought tear to my little eyes. Still we did good. Didn't get everything we wanted, but I believe in time, things will get better. And we came up with a lot of ides as to how we might bring that about. And we got to dream a little, about what a perfect world might be like.

Just up, are we still counting on Prop 8? There will come a day when the idea that a majority could vote to take away a right , that they themselves enjoy, from a minority, because that minority believe differently (on an issue that hurts no one and effects only the people involved) from them will seem ridiculous. It will come about.

Right. proper post tonight, just wanted to hop on quickly and say good morning. (And start a new set of comments, continue where we left off by all means, but we need a fresh spot, hee-hee) For this morning, I will let Nathilie supply both the Photo and the Words.....Because the make me happy.



Stains on my fingers:
A story seeping in;
My keyboard leaking
Images into this world.

I wonder all the time:
Does it dream at night?
Where does it get its ideas?
Which characters does it like best?

Love and hope,
Lorraine

90 Comments:

At 7:43 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Good morning and congratulations on running such a fine campaign. We YUG voters are very proud of you.

~Emily

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

I could not do it with all of you YUG! You are the future...

Fods, I can't seem to stop. I have election fever....Off to work. Crazy day, wish me luck.

 
At 7:50 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

It does all seem a little dreamlike, doesn't it?

Sorry I missed the fun last night but I'm a sucker for election results gatherings. I don't see why everyone can't just keep their positions though....can't you see "meetings" laying around on couches, watching dvds...

 
At 8:02 AM , Blogger Jess said...

And we came up with a lot of ides as to how we might bring that about.

Beware the Ides of Fabulous!! \o/

Hee hee! I'm sorry. It was impossible to resist. :)

 
At 8:15 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

the fabulous ides
will be turning the tides, a
fiendish brave new world

 
At 8:20 AM , Blogger Jess said...

O brave new world, that has such Fiends in it!

 
At 8:25 AM , Blogger Stacy said...

arwenn that was lovely!

 
At 8:25 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

YUG?
I thought I was a fiend...

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

Lovely indeed!

Nathilie, you are a Fiends. YUG is Youth Under Garland...Getting the youth of the world behind the Ideas of Fabulous...

 
At 8:35 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

define "youth" ;)

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

Non voting age.

 
At 8:41 AM , Blogger Mistress of Skulls said...

I refuse to write a concession speech!

We can still rule the world, it just might take a little bit longer...

 
At 8:42 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Cool...that demographic is not given nearly enough attention.

I just turned 35 so I'm getting used to being in a new group...

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

I am to old to be a youth.
I shall have to settle for making you happy. Hey! That's something.
:)
I'm happy too.

 
At 8:54 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

I knew we would reach 200 comments on the last post, but I didn't expect 252!

I posted my thoughts on the speeches on my LJ.

And just for Jess, though not as wonderful as Nathalie's poem, and older than I am:
The world may not know it,
But I am a poet,
And my feet show it.
They're Longfellows.

And since I wear a women's size 11 shoe, I really can say that. ;)

 
At 8:56 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Yeah, I'm not looking forward to moving into the next demographic! I've got a year yet, but soon I'll no longer be young, according to checkboxes. At which point I presume that all my hair will fall out, and my bosoms hit the floor.

It would have been nice to have been gorgeous just once! Ah well. Jowly middle age ahoy.

 
At 8:57 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Ariandalen - Hee hee! I love it.

I am a size seven. I don;t know where that puts me in terms of feet, but there you are: seven.

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

The doggerel is older than I am, not necessarily Jess or Nathalie.

 
At 8:59 AM , Blogger Jess said...

That's shoe size seven, I mean. Fod, to be that in a dress size. I used to be able to wear size eight dresses. Now I don't wear dresses.

 
At 9:00 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

That's okay, Jess. AARP has been trying to get me to join since my mother died 11 years ago, plus I got a lot of ads for scooters for a while. How old am I you ask? I'll be 47 next month.

 
At 9:02 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Oh dear! We keep getting AARP offers, too. It's weird. I don;t know how they found us, or why they think we want hearing aids.

 
At 9:04 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Scooters? Might I interst you in some scooters?

 
At 9:07 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Arwenn - Me too (the recent birthday...)

 
At 9:08 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Not roadway scooters, Nathalie, I was talking about motorized wheelchairs. :)

 
At 9:10 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I'd figured that. And I bet they did not even come in a nice shade of pink or with turbo charge either...
Boring.

 
At 9:10 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Oh, and good morning, to those of you who are having a morning around now.

 
At 9:11 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Since I was not chose as her Fabulousness' running mate, I am thinking of turning my back on the Fiend Party and founding my own political party. You will rue the day you shunned the only one who could bring the Bee-Bengal Alliance!

 
At 9:12 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

Excellent Nathilie! Thanks for that.

I like your poem too Arwenn. Very nice.

It is a bitter sweet day to be sure. I am just trying to focus for the moment on the good done. It is hard not to just feel pissed off about Prop 8. Going to go to my happy place now so I don't start breaking stuff.

 
At 9:16 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

Dan, you can be on my ticket any day.
DANTH/KITTY in 2012!!!!

seriously, my heart is beaming with happiness
for the change we are stepping on to.
The Madonna crew is largely British and we all danced and cheered when the results were announced,
they are looking forward to the return of our country, the world is watching us with hope.

My heart goes out to Gayle, losing a furry friend leaving a hole that never fills. I am sorry.

Quiche, you are an amazing politician.
you got my vote too, baby.
ok, back to it.
I have to prepare rooms for Justin Timberlake & Britney too, surprise guests. You heard it here first on the YUG blog.

 
At 9:18 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Two more planks for the platform!!

We send AARP off to go looking for hidden terrorists etc.

No more lame mobility scooters - all will be turbocharged, most will be available in pink or purple.

 
At 9:19 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

Thanks Kitty!

I hope you have fun today. :)

 
At 9:21 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

Haha Arwenn. Bury terrorists in junk mail! They won't have time to do anything.

Dan, you get Moon! With your name on it. Don't be hatin'.

 
At 9:22 AM , Blogger Mistress of Skulls said...

Dan, it was a surprise nomination!

If you didn't read all, you were to be appointed Mad Science Advisor, and the Bengals were in charge of Homeland (and Foreign) Security.

I'm pretty sure we could have united both the Bengal-Bee Alliance and the Cabal Cabal, given the chance.

 
At 9:23 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Dan! I created you Head Mad Scientist and gave you the moon! A Very Important Cabenit post!!!!!!!!!!!

Heck, give a guy the moon and he wants more...

 
At 9:23 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

The moon is insufficient to my needs! And scheduled for demolition!

 
At 9:31 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

hahahaha... Damn Dan, everytime.. you get me in stitches.

Well... what do you WANT then Dan? I bet we would give you the world too... and I need your help for environmental reform!!

Lovely Arwenn

 
At 9:32 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

But...what better place to build our World TiVo, Dan! It will give us such perspective on problems that arise!

And where better than the moon to work on bringing back stretchy time?

 
At 9:32 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

oh... and you are NOT allowed to demolish the moon. I love it too much.

 
At 9:35 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Environmental reform? Yes! There is much work to be done.

The Mad Scientist Party has a solid Pave the Earth platform.

Our environmental slogan is, "The sooner we finish ruining this planet, the sooner God gives us a new one!"

 
At 9:36 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

The moon is totally going. All the proper permits have already been filed.

It's a hazard to drivers with poor night vision.

 
At 9:38 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

but... but... I LOVE the moon. I really do!!! and it is integral to my environmental reform!! (okay I am just making that up.. but I bet you the ocean dwellers who live by the tides will be VERY unhappy too).

and as we have all been talking about coffee for the last few days... I have been tempted to have coffee again (and am now typing much quicker that I usually do... wow).. I pretty much quit coffee because it always gives me stomach aches... but every so often I still indulge in my boss's coffee machine.. it is a Miele and it is FANTASTIC. You pour in whole beans and regular water... adn then you press a button and (ideally it already has heated the water) it grinds the beans for hte size of cup you choose... pours the hot water and you get instant espresso. It has spoiled me for coffee. The only bad part is when you forget to take the grounds out for a while and you get to see all the scary mold colours that can grow in coffee grounds.

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

Well, that will definitely make the tides turn.

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

And for anyone who doesn't know it yet, Tinker Bell is a nerd pixie.

She'll help me build a world TiVo!

 
At 9:42 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

you are right.. she is the nerd pixie!! Go Tink!

 
At 9:42 AM , Blogger Mistress of Skulls said...

No moon? Poor fishies! After they all die, what will the Bengals eat?

Wait... don't answer that. I don't think I want to know.

Rubius, if you haven't tried: some varieties of coffee beans are lower-acid than others, and thus more stomach-friendly. Some good ones: Antigua Guatemala, Sumatra Mandheling, Celebes Kalosi (the last is Spider Robinson's favorite, at least based on the number of characters in his books that prefer that variety).

 
At 9:42 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

OK, Dan now you have gone too far. All of the Cancers of the world will immediately turn into blithering idiots if you get rid of the moon! I have a paper to write. Can we put the demo on hold? Surely not ALL of the paper work is in order.

Phiala can you write a tutorial for the demo crew? I think we could gum up the works.

 
At 9:44 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I said I was going to pave the entire Earth in asphalt and all anyone can do is mourn the moon? ^_^

I am a uniter, not a divider, though, so in a spirit of unity perhaps a mutually agreeable solution can be found: sand the moon into a perfectly smooth sphere and move all NASCAR races to it!

 
At 9:46 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

Rubius, that is the kind of coffee machine I have too. I love it! The forgetting to empty grounds is a very nasty thing. Done that. Ewwww!

 
At 9:47 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

'Swounds, Dan you are killin' me!

 
At 9:49 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Well we are night garden dwellers here...

but it's true Dan, I was aghast.. but I love the moon... I am hopeful your earth-paving routine is just the first step in a vast environmental reform... pave the past and then we can chop it all up grow the plants and start again?

actually.. I can't really think of a good reason to pave the earth. We might have to debate this.

It is a Great machine isn't it? It spoiled me for weekend coffee... I can't get anyone anywhere else to make as good a cup of coffee.

 
At 9:53 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Thanks Phiala. I may have to try that. Spider is such a nice guy. He is a local here and he shows up to our convention when he and Jeanne can. I was corresponding with him about the con a while ago.

 
At 9:59 AM , Blogger Mistress of Skulls said...

Well, he writes the books of a nice guy. :)

 
At 10:11 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Pave the earth with what? Nothing as boring as just blacktop? That's not very creatively fiendish!

If dan rids us of the moon but everyone gets those moon wall light things, will that balance everythign out? If not, won't all us girls have screwy cycles? Will we be in continual PMS? Dan, did you really think through what this could do? Forget the waves, what about the hormones!?!?

 
At 10:19 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Phiala, that said I haven't actually READ anything by Mr. Robinson although I want to... could you (and any other fiends) give me a recommendation where to start with Spider's books?

 
At 10:22 AM , Blogger scored4life said...

Let the moon go green! After demolition, the moon will be replaced with an environmentally friendly projection of the moon, powered by solar energy captured from the previous day. Each night the projection will have a sponsor that will be incorporated on it's face with a portion of the proceeding going to reducing carbon footprints. We could simply tack on an insignificant service charge to everyones utility bill.

Dan, this could work!

 
At 10:23 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Geez. You'd think a Secret Moon Base with full Mad-Science facilities would be every boy's dream, but nooooo. Evidently Dan only dreams of asphalt. Dan, you should come out to PA and take over PennDOT. They need a guy like you.

Though I have to say the NASCAR sphere would be freakin' awesome. Just think: minimal gravity equals potentially infinite momentum! A single race could last well into the next millenium! If we cut all the break cables first. Hah, I'd like to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. steer his way out of that.

Tinkerbell is also a dentist/ceramic artiste. You know it's true, because the Fiend Laureate said so in poem form.

Screw pink scooters. I want one of these.

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

It would be perfect for the moon.

 
At 10:36 AM , Blogger Mistress of Skulls said...

Rubius: Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, definitely.

Probably easiest to find as collected in The Callahan Chronicles.

Kind of reminds me of here. :)

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

Dan, you need not be jealous of not being La Quiche's running mate - bear in mind that as chief scientist you get more power and less accountability. Plus, if Quichhe is empress of everything, that leaves an opening for you and Kitty cat to be President and VP - everyone is happy.

If that doesn't suit, I'm willing to agree that you can sand down the moon for racing, but could you restrict it to the dark side, so we still get to look at the pretty face?

Also, if you destroy the moon we will, indeed, all have permanent PMT. Trust me when I say that is not a world you want to live in.

You can't pave the earth. I just got my lawn laid. Paving would spoil it. And it would be boring. If you want to cover it in something it has to be with beautiful Night Garden inspired mosiacs and street art.

Could we not have the projection of the moon AS WELL?? Think big, people.

BTW, Q, just sent you an e-mail ;-)

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

It's true... we could keep the moon and use a projection for hte second moon...and the subliminal messaging that will make the world peaceful and happy. Then we would have twin moons for my twin moon poppets. Now we just need to figure out hte subliminal message that will MAKE the world peaceful.... and how to incorporate that into the new new projected moon.

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

Actually YUG is Youth United for Garland -- not Under Garland.

~Emily

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

And I was planning on Youth United for Quiche but didn't like the idea of YUQ.

~Emily

 
At 11:01 AM , Blogger Amy said...

With the future moon demolition, could you plan it so the debris stays in the atmosphere and blocks the suns evil rays? It would be lovely to go outside during the daytime and not burn up.

The green moon could be projected onto the smoggy moon dust sky. Though the solar energy collector would have to be further out into space to be in contact with the light. I'm sure you could figure something out.

 
At 11:04 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Good thinking, Emily.

 
At 11:15 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Trouble with that plan, Amy, is that while a moon-dust nuclear winter might certainly spare our skins the risk of UV exposure, it'd also render more northerly climates uninhabitable, not to mention stop the crops from growing. Eventually we'd freeze or starve to death, like the dinosaurs.

I don't want to die like a dinosaur.

 
At 11:15 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

You know Emily, you could call it Quiche's United Youth... then it would be QUY... Youth a QUY part of any election.

 
At 11:18 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I like that, Rubius. I actually figured YUG was a bad idea but Lorraine said she rather liked it herself ...

I could be part of two organizations founded in Lorraine's favor: YUG, and maybe something along the lines of Fiends for Quiche (which has an awesome ring).

~Emily

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

I'm really not behind this idea of blasting hte moon into dust... I like my moondust metaphorical... not literal. and anyway... I think I need the sunlight for my environmental reform... but a slight chilling of hte globe could be good. I would get snow (I love snow) and the polar bears would get their ice flows back. Could we work on a temporary chilling method Dan? without blowing up the moon? I'm really not ready to part with the moon.

 
At 11:22 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

'Fiends for Quiche' - I like it. Cool and inclusive. Also, we could have a party and serve quiche for fiends, too.

 
At 11:25 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

I hate to say it but... what if you are rather timid at eating quiche?

 
At 11:49 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

btw.. I wanted to say, Nat I love the poem and the picture is VERY creepy. Nice picks Lorraine. How is Mr. Purrfect Bengal doing?

 
At 12:13 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

"Fiends for Quiche" sounds like some perverted food porn site. Oh wait... maybe we like that

 
At 12:54 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Eating quiche will be optional. I'm sure at any fiendish party shrunken heads, exotic oatmeal and much else will be available. And perfect coffee, too.
(Eating Quiche will be permitted only if the Empress of everything say so.)

Time to go watch fireworks.

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

Yes, stacy, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a food porn site thank you very much! ;-)

I think i forgot to say Yay for Mr. not-Bela emerging from his secret lair...that's awesome.

I need to eat my burrrrito before i have to pick ben up from school...then i need to pack for Vegas Baby! Hope Boss got off on his plane safely (or will head out safely soon).

 
At 1:24 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Marjorie, I first thought, "What fireworks?" Then I remembered you're celebrating Guy Fawkes Day. :)

My husband took several really cool photos at a local arboretum on Monday. I may just post the ones I like best on Tribal Moonbeams and let Ms. Fabulous decide which should be for the Night Garden. :) He took many photos, and I can't pull it down to just one or two.

 
At 1:27 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

I made a post with some of my thoughts on the various election results on my LJ. It is a public post so check it out if you are so inclined. I use some language that some might find offensive. Just so you know.

AARP has not tried to find me but I am pretty sure that I am among the oldest fiends.

A few years ago MPR did one of their April Fools news stories about an agreement having been reached for the projection of advertisement onto to moon from earth. The first such ad was going to be a simple and recognizable logo but it was going to be keep secret until it was unveiled. I completely missed the "ha ha April Fools" part and thought this was a real story. I told my whole grad school seminar class about this. I was horrified! Upset! They all just looked at me like I was crazy. It was a day later that I figured out what had happened. Honestly it still makes me laugh at myself when I think of it. This conversation really makes me think of it. LOL.

 
At 1:46 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Really excellent post, Aleta-- well said!

I've just seen this clip of some of the rest-of-the-world's reaction to the result last night-- has anyone else see it yet? I think only now has the scale of what's happened really hit me. It made me want to cry, and I don't tend to cry at stuff much.

 
At 3:28 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Fods, you make me laugh!

Dan, are you channeling Douglas Aadams from beyond the grave?

And, er, a little less "Eating Quiche" comments please, I have been too many years in boy bands.....

Right. A bit more work then home to some Bengals....

 
At 3:28 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Good gracious yes - Happy Guy Fawke's Day...How big a deal is it for y'all? A radio man said it was Fireworks Day in Great Britan. I wish there were a way to yell at radio people so they could hear...

Siri

 
At 3:57 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Could today have been busier?

Oof.

Hope you're all well and not too heartbroken about not winning the election. Luckily, my drinking duties are ones that can be done regardless of whether or not I'm official.

 
At 4:02 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Today could NOT have been busier, speaking of your drinking duties....

I am moving on from the election, sorry I lost, but glad to have had the experience,

 
At 4:06 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Just let me know how much drinking I have to do for you... ;)

 
At 4:13 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Today? Ack. Start now. I will tell you if you should stop.

Not a BAD day, just one of those where a lot needed to get done and it would have been easy to make a mistake.

Didn't.

 
At 4:16 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Aw Quiche, you beat me to it. dman time zones being out of sync.

I was going to say if the moon is set for demolition we'd best all make sure we have a towel with us at all times, just in case, you know.

I want a baby pink mobility scooter, now -with tank tracks.

 
At 4:19 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Check. I'll start when I get home, as I still have to drive back from Saltmine U.

 
At 4:41 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

He-hee, I checked the comments from time to time today and kept waiting for someone to pipe up, he threw you enough clues....

Oops! Nerd panties showing!

What was the Spider Robinson Callahans Half time saloon ref earlier? Love those books!

I am working on my Guy Fawkes History lesson for you now...

Yes, Dread, I can wait till you get home. Not too much tho, I have to work tomorrow.

 
At 4:49 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Hello all!
I am writing this while in a state of shock. I am normally a happy-go-lucky girl, but today has left my entire office in a daze of disbelief. Measure 8 has passed here in California... Have I slipped into an alternate universe? If I was going to travel to another world, I would have chosen Lorraine's. .... Humph!

 
At 4:58 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

I'm pretty confident the California Supreme Court will strike down Prop 8. Since it's the same court who approved gay marriage in the first place and all.

Here in West LA, the mood is a bit... stabby. I'll stop now before I begin frothing at the mouth and offending people.

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

Do you think it could be so Dread Val? I too, like Ticia, and most of the world I would think, am in shock.

HOW can you vote to put something unconstutional into your constitution???

Don't all people have the same rights? How can you deny a basic right to someone, based on sexual orientation?

What's next? Only certain types of people can have kids? Work? Sit in the front of the bus?

Ok, rant over, but it has been making me sad all day.

Oh, New post up . Guy Fawkes and all.

 
At 8:05 AM , Blogger louisa said...

If drinking is needed this evening I feel it only fair to offer to help, the least I can do. Especially if it involves Clive Owen... mmmm..... Clive Owen.... [disappears into happy daze]

 

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