Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Home Thru Ice and Snow..Might Be Winter...

Bon Soir, my Fiends..Or Bon Jour for those of you just waking. Or Hey There for those of you who aren't sure.

French got kind of funny tonight. Learned the "re" verbs. No, I am not going to give examples, it would only hurt us both. But it did get kind of funny. Le Prof, who is a Saver of Cats and so, cool in my book, helped myself and another Student, us being the two who, er, uh, sure aren't getting it QUITE as quickly, mostly due to missing classes due to other commitments, tho I think we are more entertaining.

(none of them know us, or this blog, except Le Proff, so I feel comfortable sharing, they are all fine people)

But the sentence would be something like "Do you generally win or lose at tennis when you play?."

Obviously, this is not a one word answer will do sort of question, and one is meant to answer " I win at tennis most of the time" or some such thing. I would get frustrated and say "I crush them like bugs and then drink the blood of my enemies"

Another one I liked was "Does your cat jump off the table when you come home?" and my answer "NO, they leap from the re-fridgerator onto my head, yowling like banshees!"

Fortunately, Le Proff knows I am also a Saver of Cats, so I think I am cool in her book.

Moving on, I need Someone to help with Something if anyone cares to and has the time. Any PG Wodehouse readers out there? I have a manuscript by a new author, which may be good, but I am not well enough read in Wodehouse to know, it written somewhat in the style of Wodehouse type humor, but again, I don't know enough to tell how good it is.

Anyone want to read and critique? It is no one you know, nor is it MY book, so you can critique (to me) as you will.

Hera sent me a picture of the nails she did on me when she was last here. Did on me just drawing by the way. I love all the scratches on my hands, do you think I had a new Bengal???



Love and Tired,
Lorraine

118 Comments:

At 6:14 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Love the nails. I'd be happy to read/critique if no one else wants too. How long is the work? Was that the extent of the Leopard report? I'm sad... I so want to see his beautiful face & big giant tail! Oh well; I know we need patience.

 
At 6:16 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

DUDE! I so wasn't even trying! Two days in a row! Now; typical of my Irish heritage; I'm sure the other shoe will be dropping soon...

 
At 6:18 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Dang Stacy - #1 twice, and you read the post, too.

I'd be happy to critique, too. Wodehouse is one of my favorite comedy writers. "There are times, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'do trousers really matter?'." "The mood will pass, sir."

Leopard report
Leopard report
Leopard report

Also
snow depth
snow depth
snow depth (from one midwesterner to another.)

SLG

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

AH! i can finally read all the comments and comment myself! cuz there's only one, and that's great for me, it's been beyond busy here. Yey stacy for being first! we are getting hail too Lorraine, the winds of November are blowing. Glad to hear you're still at the French lessons - I would love to be bilingual, just be bilingual without having to work at it cuz i am awful at languages. (spacedlaw, so jealous..) hope all goes well for All Good Fiends, sad i am missing out on so much, but can't be helped. have a nice evening all!

 
At 6:20 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

You go girl! It is a novel. Do you read a lot of Wodehouse? I am looking for a someone, or someone's who do...

SO, Le Leopard!

Tonight when I tossed him his steak, he hissed when I held it out, BUT them reached his neck and head out towrds it! Before retreating back into his cave!

He has never done that before, always ignoring it..While I am in the room!

He WILL be our friend, or Fiend, I know it.

 
At 6:21 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Sue, I do kow how it goes! Truly!!!!!

Siri, no depth, only sleet and snow and rain and ice, SO FAR...

 
At 6:23 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Whoop for the Nameless One!!! Time is all it needs - just time. You are the Emperess of All indeed

SLG

 
At 6:25 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Oh yes; we must all bow to the Empress indeed! And her band of feisty fiendish felines (including the nameless one). I'm so happy for you! Good on you for patience; It must be hard when all you want to do is smother him with kisses & loves & pets!

 
At 6:27 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It IS hard! I so want to be his friend, but can't make a move, he has to come to me, and trust me.

 
At 6:30 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Someone is running wonderful ads right now about adopting pets from shelters, and the lady and the man try and try to get the dog and cat (respectively) to play, and then they just sit back and wait and the dog and cat finally make moves towards the woman and man(respectively). Makes me want to adopt, but no, the time is not right yet. Someday. Not today. Having a little trouble caring for me right now.

And, I have to go to work tomorrow. I know, boo hoo from all of you who already worked 2 days since Sunday, but shucks, I was hoping to win the Powerball drawing Saturday. I could so live on $25 million.....

 
At 6:38 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

I am trying to watch Doctor Who. Netflix has streaming video of old episodes, and I'm trying to watch the second part of a Tom Baker (my hero!) episode. I watched the first part a couple days ago, but now it doesn't want to play. Bah!

I read Wodehouse, but don't have time to review anything right now.

And hooray for further Leopard progress.

 
At 6:43 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Q, for a variety of reasons, I'm off for the night (to bed, that is, not my rocker) so if you want me to critique the novel, I have the inclination and the time. You can email me with details, or to tell me I’m not in the running, and either way, I cool.

Night fiends – you’ve been a blessing this weekend, as usual.

Siri

 
At 6:45 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Adopting a pet is a very Right Time sort of thing. Unless it just happens. Sometimes it does and it is the BEST thing ever.

Giving someone a home who has no one else can be a very healing thing, just thinking out loud here....

Mistress of Skulls, I feel your pain. Now hear mine, streaming via Netflix will not work on Macs. Poo.

 
At 6:46 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Q; I felt sure we'd covered Wodehouse in my Brit. Lit. class; no dice. I'd be more than happy to brush up on him & help but most likely there are many others here who are way ahead of my curve.

 
At 6:47 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

With Wodehouse, I am ashamed to admit, love th eBBC seies, Jeezes and Wooster, but haven't done the books yet.

Siri, that would be great. Might be able to make more copies too...

 
At 6:47 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I just love your answer to the "tennis" question!

I think it is a good sign the Leopard hissed at you. Even unpleasant sound is better than no sound.

Oh and, I love pigs! Why do you hate them? :)

 
At 6:48 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Q, I mostly use linux, and very little of the DRM media stuff works there. No audible.com, no Netflix, no many things.

This one laptop has windows because I have a few proprietary software thingies that only run on windows, but that means I can also watch netflix. In bed. :)

If it were working properly, that is.

Might have to switch to the other laptop. On that one, I've been watching Graveyard Book as bedtime stories. Still only on chapter 3, but making progress. (Listening first, then will read it. You get such different experiences out of it, and I almost always read first then listen, so I'm doing it the other way round.)

 
At 6:50 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Great nails!

I have to say, while I was reading your comments about snow and ice I was eating a mango ice-cream. I think I could live on them,

 
At 7:18 PM , Blogger Beez said...

The nails! Très fantastique!

It is now Crunchy Slush out there. I shall also be chiseling the car out of the ice in the morning.

That's a damn fine Leopard report. It's sounds like progress.
"Ooh ! Being Who Brings Steak is here! Nom!..no, wait...oh yeah...hissssgrowwwllll

 
At 7:20 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

beez; love the lolcat reference! Made me so laugh. Funny to think 'he who must not be named' would actually have a sense of humour.

 
At 7:29 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Your answers are much more interesting than the textbook answers. I call that using the language. Go, Q!

Are you still looking for a reader(s), by the by? I just shot you an email but it looks like you might have it covered. I'd be interested, if you want another pair of eyeballs.

That is Good Leopard News! Yay for Leopard sticking his neck out for steak!

And very nice nails.

So we went to hear Brandon Sanderson read tonight, as hubby is a fan. He seemed like a nice guy.

Now we're home and I am tired! Shower time. Then read a bit if I can still keep my eyes open.

Hope you're all having a lovely evening!

 
At 7:36 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It wasn't the HISS that was good, it was the reaching out and smelling the stak while I was there, I think it surprised him!

I loved those nails! Spiders and bats and moons! She ws SO good, our Hera!

They would have been better answers had I SAID them in French, hee-hee, maybee Nathilie can help...

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

Excellent nails and lovely French speaking.

Leopard news is good.

Seems like lots of the Fiends are in early-to-bed mode tonight. I know I am!

 
At 8:19 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Found this:

The Other Kingdoms - by Mary Oliver

Consider the other kingdoms. The
trees, for example, with their mellow-sounding
titles; oak, aspen, willow.
Or the snow, for which the peoples of the north
have dozens of words to describe its
different arrivals. Or the creatures, with their
thick fur, their shy and wordless gaze. Their
infallible sense of what their lives
are meant to be. Thus the world
grows rich, grows wild, and you too,
grow rich, grow sweetly wild, as you too
were born to be.

 
At 8:21 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Stacy, that IS lovely! Thank you!

I told Marilyn about Le Leopard and she said that was great, and to keep it up. You WILL see pics of he and I on this blog.

 
At 8:30 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Wonderful, Stacy-- I love Mary Oliver. Everyone should read more Mary Oliver! And Poetry generally.

Last week one of our librarians asked me if she could leave some book-sale books out for my workshoppers to peruse-- and she brought in five big boxes of books, all either short story or poetry collections. She said they just couldn't shift the things-- no one wants to buy them. So they're trying to give them away. It's really kind of sad. Why doesn't anyone read poetry and short stories?

I think the hiss is just to let you know he won't take any crap. Sticking out his nose is the important bit! He's getting curious in spite of himself. :)

 
At 8:39 PM , Blogger Nadine said...

I'd be happy to do so Lorraine-I love Wodehouse and have read all of it. /relurking

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

Hi Nadine, nice to hear from you again! Let me see if I can make a few copies, or perhaps get one opinion first, it may not be good enough. I am not a critic, and don't know the craft well enough....

Marilyn, the expert, says EG Bengals do hiss a lot and talk a lot, and this was good he reached out.

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

Nadine and Siri...Forgot I was in the 21st century, I have a doc of the book, DUH! If you send me your e-mail (or anyone else) I will send it...

I haven't read it, and should not, but we need some feedback here..

 
At 8:54 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Have any of you played this game? I liked it a lot when I played it and thought some of you may. I will probably play it again this winter. I always like to have a game to play in the winter. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have no consoles so a PC game would fit the bill.

 
At 8:56 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Sorry that I can't help with the Wodehouse thing. Have not read. Do you recommend?

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

Never heard a bad word about Wodehouse, and the BBC series was great, Jeeves and Wooster....

 
At 9:03 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Cool. Yet another thing to add to my list. Love it.

OK, gotta get up at 6. Off to bed.

Val, I am sorry that you are working so much! I hope all is going as well as can be. Good luck.

I should (better) finish my paper on Hamlet, metaphor and synaesthesia tomorrow. Yeah!!!

'Night Fiends!

 
At 9:05 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Oh and I did NOT get laundry done so let's hope I find something and don't have to go to work naked. In the snow. :)

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

Yay! Monsieur Leopard is learning to feel safe!

Sorry I can't help, Ms. Fabulous, but it looks like you've got plenty of help without me. :)

Did you know that there will be a third "Underworld" movie? It will be out next year, and is titled "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans." My husband found the trailer the other night and we watched it. It's a prequel to the first two movies.

 
At 9:10 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Metaphor? Hamlet? Surely you jest, hee-hee...

Yes, I had heard about Underworld 3, I think it is being directed by the gentleman who did a lot of the effects for the first two, and it is a prequel.

I've read the story, and it is a good one, sadly no Selene and I don't think any Amelia, before Selens's time ad Amelia was a sleeping elder for it, but I sure will be watching it.

I love those movies because there IS such story too them, took a lot of digging and re-watching for me to get it, but they art really art, as movie making can be art and craft, bring ing story and action together, and there is more tothem than HI SEXY VAMPIRES if you see what I mean....

 
At 9:21 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Like, James Marsters? OH HAI, I AM A NAUGHTY VAMPIRE. ;D

I miss watching Buffy! Time ot see what the library has on DVD.

Bedtime for me! G'night, fiends.

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

Oh, yeah! We have both Underworld movies, and I love them. I'm not anywhere near as big a fan as you are, but I'm certain we'll see this one.

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

Those nails are amazing. When you say Hera drew them on you, do you mean drew with nail polish or some other medium?

If I had even a modest degree of talent with either nail polish or drawing (or both nail polish and drawing) I'd have nails that looked like that most of the year!

 
At 9:53 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Gaypet--yes, you must read P.G. Wodehouse! There are some parameters if one wishes such delineations: Fiends From Vonnegut to Wodehouse!! hard to find a broader range...of course, now that I've said that,one of you fine folks out there will come up with one :)

L--I'll email you to get on the list; Mom used to read me Drone's Club stories (when she wasn't reading Ron Goulart) to my brother and I at bedtime. Probably be considered child abuse today, as young as we were :)

I had made it to the Bertie/Jeeves stories before watching them on tv, but I must say the television productions ruined me for life. Can't read the books without hearing the voices of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (um, not his House voice!) But that's because they were perfect Wodehousians, IMHO.

Plus (although only a few are unpacked) I OWN a fairly extensive collection. I have an edition of the Blanding's Castle stories so old that it contains all the notes for alternative endings. I don't THINK it is in print anymore.

Anyhoo....if the author is any good at his/her homage, then I'd like to be one of your readers for the pleasure of it as well. And if not....well....you know I'd be honest!

 
At 9:59 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Surely Lys, tho I do not know how good it is or not, just want to do the favor of some un-biased readers for a friend .

Lexo, it was a double stick one side like a nail polish, the other a nail polish pen. Not sure where she got it....

Not sure what it was about Underworld, just that it is was intriguing from a storytellig point of view...

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

I haven't read a Wodehouse in AGES (a shame really, as they are delightful) and am not reading much this month, otherwise I'd have been happy to help. If that thing can wait until December, I am your girl.

I am jealous of the French teacher over there.

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

So, here I was thinking it was the dog whining that woke me up but no, Jess...you said James Marters *sigh* *lust*
Its been a sleepy house here - we all had an afternoon sleep because of the heat, which got to 35 C, about 96 F. Its 30 in the house - might be time to pull out the evaporative cooler, except that means moving so much stuff.
I've not read Wodehouse either. Lys, what do you recommend for a start?

 
At 12:08 AM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

dragonsally;

I think Ask Jeeves would be a good start, or if your local library has any of them, the other omnibus editions (Drone's Club stories or Wooster and Jeeves would be best to start with.)

He also has some amusing tales set in an earlier Los Angeles that will SLAY you....:) Theoretically based on his real life experiences as a screenwriter in Hollywood, they often seem to more more a transposition of his stock characters into that setting.

Then again, I think most of his characters are based on his experiences and even many family members. At some point,tho, one must call them caricatures instead!

Such a fun way to avoid NaNoWriMo ing...

 
At 12:24 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Thanks Lys, I've requested Much Obliged Jeeves, they didn't have ask Jeeves at the library. Lots of others though, so I'll chat with the librarian when I'm next there.

Too hot to Nano here yet, still over 30 in and out of the house and this laptop feels like it could fry an egg, in places. this heat isn't doing much for my Nano-count.

 
At 12:28 AM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

dragonsally--there have been so many different editions of his stories..the way it can work is....he had a group of say, Bertie and Jeeves stories which rather hung together...and they would be published that way.

Then years later a different (usually larger) book might have those stories plus another group with the same characters....and maybe some scattered stories unrelated except in tone and manner.

So you can be reading something and think "hey, I read this one in that other book." Just enjoy!

 
At 12:28 AM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

And when you say 30 degrees there....you're talking Celsius, aren't you..

Just thinkin'

:)

 
At 12:36 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Yup, celcius. I've just opened all the windows and curtains, because a bit of a breeze has picked up - but its still over 31 Celcius, which is um, hot...getting close of 90F.
Hot days are okay, but is should cool down once its night, IMHO. The problem of living in a city with all the heat holding pavement.

 
At 12:55 AM , Anonymous jacquib said...

OK. It got a bit warmish here today, I love it though.

I haven't actually read Wodehouse, is that what is needed? To know if it's Wodehouse-ish?

But then I'd probably be a crap critic, if it makes me laugh with not too many boring bits, I'll probably say it's the one of the best things I've read.

 
At 3:22 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Bonjour, Impératrice de Toute. J'adore vos ongles. (Est-ce que je peux vous tutoyer?) BTW, is there a direct translation for "Fiends"? My dictonary only has 'monstre', which doesn't have quite the same ring to it, to my mind. .

And such good news that He Who Is Not Named came out, even if it was to hiss at you!

I'm also a Wodehouse fan and would be happy to read and critique - I'll e-mail you so you have the return address if needed.

No snow here (but then we don't ever have much) but I did have to scrape ice of the car this morning before heading off to a breakfast meeting :-( I'm not a fan of breakfast meetings. too early, and (in this case) too far from home,so had to get up earlier that is my wont.

Gayle, I'm intrigued - lots of metaphr in Hamlet but synaesthesia? Isn't that tasting colours & things? I don't recall that. Was I not paying proper attention last time I saw it?

 
At 3:41 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Wodehouse.

I have an e-book reader, so those are even more convenient. I love Project Gutenberg.

G'morning all!

 
At 3:42 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

In English, "fiend" is either a monster, an evil person or an addict, which is the meaning we seem to be using here. We are addicted to Lorraine. So "accros" might be used in French - but it is a slang expression - or "drogués".
Les drogués de Lorraine.
Meh.
Better be fiends.

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

Meh. Yes, much better be Fiends. Even in French. We shall just have to hope that the Academie Fracais doesn't read the blog and find outwe are putting english words in to french conversation. I've heard they don't like that..

 
At 4:02 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

No, indeed they are terribly stuffy in that way.

 
At 4:06 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Personally I'm a monster-type fiend. RAAAGH. Though there's also the sort of fiend with a twirly moustache and a cloak, who threatens to send his tenants to the workhouse, or Debtor's Prison-- when he's not lashing helpless maidens to the railroad tracks, or generally leering or lurking in the shadows. That's the sense in which I think of the word.

Is it morning already? Agh. Coffee.

 
At 4:16 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Whereas I am more into "nightmare of the rarebit fiend" mode - hallucinations and all.

Time for tea.
Time to flee
Flee as a flea
I need (reali)tea.
Not.

 
At 4:26 AM , Blogger Beez said...

*blink*

Off to work, I have tea there too.

Dragonsally, I am going to be looking at your flower pictures all winter. I can remember the warm that way.

Have a good day all you fiends.

(I want to be a monster like from Where The Wild thing Are)

Let the Wild Rumpus begin!

 
At 4:48 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

I haven't thought of Where the Wild Things Are for years. I wonder if my paretns still have our copy? Or maybe I could buy it for my cousins for Christmas, and accidently read it before I wrap it up. Is it cheating if I read it before I wrap it up...

 
At 4:50 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Jess, yes.. "Unhand me, you fiend" . .

Suddenly I have an urge to go read some Bulldog Drummond, or similar...

 
At 6:58 AM , Blogger Amy said...

I almost always read books first before I give them to someone as a present. I have to check to make sure all the words are there, and that it didn't get messed up at the printers. I'd hate to give someone a book that is missing a chapter, or page or something like that.

Either that or I just wanted to read it first.

 
At 7:08 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Amy I think that's just the responsible thing to do.....pages might be out of order or something that wouldn't be caught by just flipping through. Plus I think it kind of breaks it in so it fits better for the recipient :)

And yeah, nine times out of ten it's just something I wanted to read too...

 
At 7:18 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Amy, how thoughtful. I hadn't though of it like that. In fact, now I come to think of it, it's practically my DUTY to read it first, in case they have left out some of the words. Thank you!

 
At 7:27 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Morning Fiends!

Ack. HAd the dream of going to Kat Vond D's tat shop in LA to get my Bengal tat from Hannah only we added Kitty and Malena as goth fairies in different out fits until it was a whole SLEEVE, and it was really lovely but then it cost $10,000 and I did not have it, so she stopped half way thru.

Tea. Then conmments

 
At 7:48 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Morning Q. (Or late afternoon, if you chose to operate on my time insttead of your own...)

Enjoy the tea!

 
At 7:51 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Just gotten into work and read this. Dude, bring on the Wodehouse. Have read a ton. Will provide shots of bookshelves with Wodehouse on them, or take quiz, whichever you want. Well, the bookshelves will have to wait because it's at home and I'm at work.

Must have coffee now. Must drink coffee faster.

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

Sent it to you Val, (and Marjorie,) many thanks!

No quiz needed Val, like I would know if you were right?

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

Just got up. Ben's still sleeping, he must be growing,he's been sleeping in lately.

Havent had tea...must soon.

I read: "nightmare of the rabbit fiend" mode and thought it was something like The Curse of the WereRabbit and you were Wallace. :P

I could recite Where the Wild Things Are for you if you'd like...things like that can happen with a 4-yr-old...How about The Very Hungry Caterpillar? I can do that one too ;-)

OK, breakfast and tea time.

 
At 8:17 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Nothing to do with disapproving rabbit. Although I am a fiend of disapproving rabbits too.

 
At 8:18 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

The Very Hungry Caterpiller? Have you heard Mitch Benn's rock opera version Well worth a listen if you haven't

 
At 8:18 AM , Blogger Jess said...

I'd just like to interject at this point, for the benefit of no one in particular, the following news:

The mattress guys are going to replace my mattress for nothing, as there's a wire poking out. This makes me happy, because it means I'll get to have the new one cut a bit longer, and it'll actually fit my sheets this time. So that's my $500 mis-measuremet reversed! Woot!

I'm sure you all wanted to know. Everybody do the new-mattress dance!

*rumpuses wildly*

 
At 8:20 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Yay! Doing the new matterss dance. My secretary is giving me a funny look, but who cares - Fiendish solidarity is more important that my colleagues thinking I'm sane

 
At 8:20 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Trampoline on new mattress in rhythm to Mitch Benn!

 
At 8:22 AM , Blogger Jess said...

I think that might invalidate my warranty, unfortunately. I'll have to decline on this occasion.

 
At 8:24 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Yeah, baby, I'll do the New Mattress Dance, alright!

 
At 8:29 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Wooo!

 
At 8:32 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Jess - that's awesome...I'm mattress dancing with my headphones on, what no one realizes is that I'm listening to the computer read my spreadsheet -not music :)

Ummm.....that wire didn't have any help or encouragement in poking out, did it?

 
At 8:56 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Certainly not! I am an honest mattress consumer. The pokey wire is a Defect. And my sense of Consumer Justice is satisfied! Mwahahahaha!

Actually, I don't know that the situation really calls for evil laughter. Maybe that's overdoing things.

 
At 8:58 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

On the other hand, if you are the type of fiend you think you are...

 
At 9:00 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Any kind of justice calls for evil laughter!

And, I only made the sabotage suggestion because it's the kind of thing I would think of...no reflection at all on the perception of your virtue as a consumer.

 
At 9:17 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Well then: Mwahahahaha!

And no offence taken. Mind you, I'm actually very pleased the pokey wire poked when it did. :D

 
At 9:20 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

I can't be the only Fiend who thought of "A Clockwork Orange" when Nathalie suggested Drogues as a French version of Fiends?????

Now I can't get that HORRIBLE scene out of my head - someone feed me another ear-worm quick!

 
At 9:25 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Here you go, Ticia.

*runs*

 
At 9:34 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

Darn Jess, your ear worm will have to wait until I get home. Luckily, Marjories Mitch Benn "The Hungry Caterpillar" was a nice palate cleanser.

 
At 9:49 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I love that caterpillar rock opera! I'll have to play that for ben when he gets home from school. we just went and saw a stage production of the very hungry Caterpillar done by a troupe from Nova Scotia. It was all black light puppets and really well done.

I love Jesus and Wu stir... sorry I had to leave what my voice software thought I said...What I actually said was I love Jeeves and Wooster. I'm not supposed to type, but can. How do people who can't type it all deal with these misunderstood words!!

I've never read the Wodehouse books that love the Hugh Laurie show. It's really hard for me to watch House though, he's Wooster!

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

Can we get tee shirts that say "I love Jesus and Wu stir"

 
At 12:48 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

That's what CafePress is for :)

 
At 12:52 PM , Blogger Jess said...

I want one that says, "Unhand me, you fiend." I'd wear it through airport security. :D

 
At 1:12 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Jess - could it have a picture of Snidely Whiplash?

 
At 1:38 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

But wait... I can make t-shirts, and I'm rather more affordable than CafePress. :)

Completely unrelatedly, I now have a new phone, and it can actually play music for ringtones. Any suggestions? (Nick has already been assigned Social Distortion - that was easy.)

 
At 1:42 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

I had "Come Talk to Me" by Peter Gabriel. I got it because I like the song and then enjoyed having my phone sing "won't you please talk to me".

 
At 3:44 PM , Blogger Beez said...

Oh man, I want Jesus and Wu stir shirts.

Hurrah for...erm...poking wires and mattress dancing?

Heh

I started training at my -new- new job (if this one goes well $$-wise, I can let #'s 2,3 and 4 slide back into on-call oblivion).
We are encouraged to dress colorfully! with personality!

I have found a a job that will encourage my vintage clothing feeding frenzy -and- my unnatural love of Hawaiian shirts!

heeeee

 
At 4:09 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

do you have to wear flair? Hope the job goes well!!

We saw a guy at the Vegas book keynote that had a leather jacket that was festooned in mostly Rocky Horror buttons and patches. Hubby said "wow, that's a lot of flair!" I doubt that Rocky horror goth guy thought of it as flair ;-)

Phiala - I forgot about your shirt making abilities. Jesus and Wu stir shirts for all! :P

 
At 4:53 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

I have the Doctor Who theme as a ringtone. It's so awesome.

Gah, work day nearly done. At least, this phase of it. Now for the drive home, something resembling a healthy dinner... and perhaps a Bath.

 
At 5:31 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Thanks for the owls, Jess. Grrrr.

Quiche - I sent you an email. Let me know if you need more.

Most luck with the job, Beez

siri

 
At 5:42 PM , Blogger Jess said...

But Siri, everyone is fond of owls!

Val, I have ringtone envy, and I don't even have a cell. Dahdahdah dum, Dahdahdah dum... That would make the cost worth it right there.

 
At 6:12 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

afternoon Fiends, late check in...saw my hair dresser this morning and oh it feels good to lose some of the weight of my thick hair. Weather report: bloody hot again with a hot wind that has my nose running and a constant sneeze happening. Will gratefully accept some snow right now.
Jess, that was a very bad earworm.
Phiala, did you notice the first thing on Gutenberg's list? my adventures. *grin*

 
At 6:50 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hi Fiends! I am home from y day, and ready to Te (yes, tea can be a verb) and read me some comments and do up a new post...

Because there sure were some adventures happening this evening!

All good aall good...Missed you guys tho....

 
At 6:53 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I am finally catching back up on life. It's amazing how a little 24 hour trip to Austin TX can disrupt things.

And they didn't even offer me the job, apparently because I was honest. Ah well. I suppose I didn't want to switch jobs after all.

 
At 6:56 PM , Anonymous jacquib said...

You left out the most important bit Dan. Did you manage to get a free ride?

 
At 7:07 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I did not find a free ride. I wasn't really looking for one, though, just looking to make new friends in the scant spare minutes that my schedule afforded.

I walked to the interview rather than take a cab, and the skies opened up and poured so I got soaked. LOL

 
At 7:11 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Dudes! This is so cool scroll a bit and watch the vid. It's so amazingly wonderful! http://tracibunkers.blogspot.com/

 
At 7:14 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Matress dancing to Mitch Benn????? A girl goes to work fo rthe day....

Ringtones: DO NOT ise dread zepplins Immanrent Song. But the Pouges Turkish song of the dammed is good, that's Kitty's ringtone on my phone....

Reading on....

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

Danguy, glad you are back, but sorry for the way things worked out. I love you for walkig and getting soaked tho!

Jess, uh, you have no cell phone??? That's weird. I like you, but that's weird. (hee-hee)

Right. I promised you an Adventure.

I will tell you a bit, and that is that I am now involved in a SERIOUS Winter Romance....

 
At 7:22 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

i'm still waiting to hear why you don't like pigs... did i miss that?

 
At 7:24 PM , Blogger Beez said...

I hear Leopard Love a comin'

 
At 7:25 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Romance? Q I am sitting here twitching now waiting to read your new entry.
My ringtone is the Beatles Hello Goodbye.

 
At 7:33 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

my ringtone is "I Don't Care' by Fallout Boy.

ooohhhh leopard report!

 
At 7:34 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

The problem with having a really good song as a ringtone is the temptation to let the phone keep ringing so you can sing along.

 
At 7:35 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

*tapping fingers* waiting for new post! Adventure and romance?!

 
At 7:39 PM , Blogger Beez said...

Come on Quiche!

(I have to go to bed but I want Romance and Adventure too)

 
At 7:42 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

oh there's just no rushing these things fiends.... i'm with you all though... hurry!!! i just want to read it! i promise not to post!

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

Typing, almost done. Leopard Report: He sniffed his steak I tossed him again. And no, no more leopards have come to me. This is a bit igger than that.

I don't know why I hate pigs, I just DO ever since Emma took me to the state fair and there was a REALLY BIG BOY pig in the barn.....SHudder.

Back to typing.

 
At 7:44 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

ok then... no pigs; especially BIG BOY PIGS... heehee. I won't tell babe..


mmaaaaaaaaaaaaa

 
At 7:53 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I swear ben just picked up his dr. seuss book and said "one fish, two fish, turrets fish, blue fish"

 
At 7:54 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It's up.....

 
At 8:13 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Oh, Doctor Who ringtone... what an amazing idea. :) May steal it, if my silly phone will let me. (I have a cell phone for people who never ever talk on the cell phone, and there are limits to its powers.) I like the Pogues idea too.

Blue Oyster Cult: down to two original members, but they've been playing together longer than I've been alive (but I'm older than their first album), and they ROCK. The crowd was highly disappointing, sitting on their butts like lumps, but that left me more room to dance around in the aisle.

Okay, on to next post.

 
At 9:28 PM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Heh. I'm ringtone-less, being another person sans cell phone. Eventually I'll succumb, but I'll do it kicking and screaming all the way.;)

Lorraine I understand about the pigs..my aunt and uncle raised hogs, and when I was about 7 one of my cousins decided he'd show me how they fed the hogs. To do so, you had to walk down a long plank suspended a couple of feet above the pen and throw feed back and forth..what he conveniently didn't tell me was that the hogs, being hungry, would GRAB at my pants legs. Neal thought this was pretty funny when I yelped and ran.

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

My ring tone goes: Dring... Dring... Dring... The way it is supposed to be. I like it that in a world of fancy ringtones, it is an oddity.

 

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