Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cabel and Kylie!



Quick little post before I go back to the couch with Cabel the Dog. Here's a picture Kitty sent us of Miss Selena Kyle! She's getting HUGE, I knew she would, she had the look. And she looks happy. Really Happy. That was a perfect match! I am so glad I found her for Miss Kitty. (Anyone else need a Cat-beastie? I can help you...)

Cabel is still recovering, poor guy. I think he hurts, and seem content to be with me and sleep, tho he wake instantly if I leave the room. Limits things somewhat. I did go out and get a nice futon today, and see me some Bengals, for a couple hours while Hans sat with him. I also ordered him a Soft E Collar, which is more of a squishy thing, MUCH less stressful that the Cone-head, for nighttime wear.

Still coughs some, but not as much, and it is getting better, I'll ask about it tomorrow tho, also about swimming, which some people have recommended.

Other than that, my last remaining fish, whom I called affectionately, Fish, died. He was swimming kind of sideways the other day, never a good sign. RIP Fish. I will get some more, but it poses a bit of an ethical dilemma, I have been thinking about getting some feeder fish for the Bengals to, ah, go fishing for. But at what point does one draw the line? "Ah, you! Swim, be lovely! And you! Lunch! Come here!"

See what I mean? I think they can fish for ping pong balls.

Work on the website is going nicely, more on that soon. Danguy ad Dr Wicked talked to each other, copying me, tho I've no idea why, didn't understand a word of it, but still, I think things are moving nicely.

We have been trying to find a Name for our Party in June, the Fiend Gathering in Minneapolis, at Hotel unknown as of yet. Ideas are welcome but ANYTHING-palooza is NOT in the running!

Love and Night,
Lorraine

147 Comments:

At 6:04 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Kitties!

More scritches for the poor puppy.

And featherstick and tuna for the bengals, but maybe not fishies...

 
At 6:05 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I want to come to Fablopalooza! But June is so not good for me... I'm actively trying to make it happen, though!

I did my part for the site. Now I'm waiting for Dr. Wicked to throw the switch.

 
At 6:05 PM , Blogger vampi said...

aww poor cabal

that's kylie? wow she's blossomed.

might i ask what the hatred of all thing poalooza is?

bengals, bees, and horses...oh my!

 
At 6:06 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

*shakes his fist at Phiala*
I was almost first for once!!!

I have half a mind to go in and delete your post. <fiendish laugh>

 
At 6:08 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Fight!! Fight!! Fight!!

(I've always wanted to yell that.)

 
At 6:09 PM , Blogger Dancing Liza said...

Hi there, Fire!

Just logging on to say a quick "Hi!" before the next week of work starts. Sorry to read about Cabal's injury--glad to hear he's healing. The U vets are great!

Hope all else is well and to talk soon!
Much love,
~Liza

 
At 6:09 PM , Blogger Annie said...

*obediently moves over and keeps reading comments*

Once again, lots to catch up on.

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

Kitty is so big and furry, and is that a cigarette hanging out of her mouth or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
Poor Cabal. Be interested to hear how the soft collar goes -if it does stop him getting to his leg.
Watching the Bengals fish for ping pong balls would be hilarious. Definite video material

 
At 6:18 PM , Blogger Siri said...

It sure looks like it, Sally - those California Kitties - all sorts of evilness!

 
At 6:23 PM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

Kylie has gotten huge! Sign of a contented cat :-)

Q, are you at least getting some privacy, or is Cabel requiring being present for everything you're doing if he can?

Ping pong balls are fun to fish for because they float, might be more fun for the bengals.

I'm discovering how little brain power I have after a few days of no real food. I hope work isn't too demanding tomorrow.

 
At 6:35 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

Dan Guy... Still Not First. Sounds like a t-shirt!

Did someone mention Jimmy Choo shoes on the other chat? Niiice. *shoe envy*

DG - your Husbeast is in Indy? Are you nearby? *waves out window at any local-ish Fiends*

*skritches* to Cabal... good boy!

 
At 6:36 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Happy Birthday Robyn :)

 
At 6:46 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Fiendom Come 2009

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

Maureen - we live in West Lafayette, just sold our house in Fishers. Husbeast is a grad student at Purdue. He's working on his PhD in meteorology, I keep asking him when he'll start controlling the weather ;-)

 
At 6:48 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I missed the "new post" alert. Just popping in to say hi and that I am reading. :)

 
At 6:48 PM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

ariandalen - Oh, I *like* that, although my gutter mind had some fun with it ;-)

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

heh heh heh heh heh

 
At 6:53 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Mine too Toni. hey, your Husbeast should definitely be an honory Fiend when he can control weather. We all need that

 
At 6:54 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Adridalen, very nice! Do what you will to the next de-lurker, you have done well, Fiend....

 
At 6:55 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Thank you, Monstress...I mean Queen Empress!

 
At 7:00 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Throw the switch! Wooo! Look out interwebs!

*braces self*

Fiendom Come. Yes.

Hurrah for Kylie-Cat! Skritches to Cabal the Long-Suffering.

 
At 7:05 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Ohhhh sweet Kylie!

Good-bye good and faithful fish fiend! Go well into those unknown depths.

Hope the soft collar thing works for Cabal!

 
At 7:12 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Dan Guy, "I did my part for the site. Now I'm waiting for Dr. Wicked to throw the switch."

I have this image in my head of the large switch being thrown ala "Young Frankenstein" with lots of lightning and electric buzzing. Then Dr. Wicked looking at Ms. Fabulous with gleaming eyes, and Ms. Fabulous shouting, "It's ALIVE!!!! MWAHAHAHAHA!"

 
At 7:15 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Who gets to be Igor? "Yethh, Maahthter..." :D

 
At 7:16 PM , Blogger Beez said...

Floffy kett! Kylie rules her world, clearly.

Fiiine, no Palooza. *sulks*

*puts on her thinking cap*

 
At 7:19 PM , Blogger Na said...

Oops! Was reading t'other comments still. You have Jimmy Choo shooz?

Squishy collar does sound more pleasant than Conehead.

I'm with Dan re: June being difficult, but still hoping and planning. Turns out my guy's time conflict may run to the 27th, won't know for sure for a while, and oooohhhhh I want to crrrush him like a leetel wurm...

Fiendom Come - goes well with the whole World Dominatri--- I mean Domination, thing.

 
At 7:21 PM , Blogger Na said...

Oh, I've neglected Fish. RIP, scaly one. Love the idea of ping pong balls for kits!

And Kylie looks moste contente.

 
At 7:47 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

forgot about there being a new post, i posted on the old one!

 
At 7:53 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Kylie is so beautiful! Scritches to Cabal! I hope the futon is more comfortable tonight.

Thank you all for entertaining me today! I was laughing during my errands! I don't know where the day has flown.... Didn't someone cancel it earlier?

Ping pong balls and Bengals are definately something I want to see on video.

Fiendom Come is brilliant, but FabLoPalooza still has me laughing.

Gayle, I'm sorry you've caught the ick! To alll sick fiends out there: ((hugs)). Lie low and get better!

 
At 8:41 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I like Fiendom Come too!

Forgot to mention that ben got his friend, who had his 5th bday today, The Day I Swapped My Dad for 2 Goldfish and Coraline :D
Spreading the obsessi...i mean love.

 
At 8:52 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

feel better gayle! I like fiendom come too. how bout spicybrain con? (then we can put under the title, yeah, we're hot...:) or
spice fiends
brainy fiends
spiced brainy fiends
....spiceybrainapolooza...??? hahahaha

 
At 9:03 PM , Blogger Na said...

GOL (who coined that here? sorry, can't remember whom to credit, but I love it), Chantrelle, we like to spread the "love" of certain books as well.

Went to the comic store this weekend. Found "Rose" which is Jeff Smith and Charles Vess working together. Wheee! And this looks very promisingly Fiendish, for any here who enjoy comics, "Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things." The monster polished it off this evening and then I started it. But, back to working for a bit.

 
At 10:13 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Could all Fiends in icy places please send me some cool? We're about to have 2 sweltering days and nights in a house with no air conditioner. *shudder*

 
At 10:20 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Na, Grace (bulfinch's aglaia) coined GOL.

In the new Fiendocracy everyone will GOL.
CX

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

Sally, do you at least have some electric fans?

You could try putting a pan of ice in front of the fan, then sit in front of it. Even a pan of cold water will help if you can't use that much ice. We'll understand if we don't hear from you for a couple of days as computers generate a fair amount of heat, and that will be something you'll want to avoid.

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

we have fans and an evaporative cooler, but by this time tomorrow night the house will be an oven - being brick and with no insulation it becomes a heat sink.

Think I'll fill the bath up and stay there for 48 hours.

 
At 10:48 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Oh, well. :{

Here's to the weather forecast NOT being as hot as predicted.

 
At 10:49 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Oh Sally, I'd be living in the tub too. Don't be tempted to take us in with you. Electronics and water DO NOT mix!
;-)
Books! Lots and lots of books! That's what you need. I'm sending cooling thoughts your way.
:-)

 
At 10:58 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

I think I might send Pete out to buy a big tub of ice cream for me to live on as well.

 
At 11:04 PM , Blogger Na said...

Oooh, good thikning Sally! Any excuse to be having ice cream!

I should be sleeping but I'm not.

Isnt' that a line from a song?

 
At 11:05 PM , Blogger Na said...

Sally, i would very, very happily send you all the snow from our yard if we could. Except the kids made a sled hill with it yesterday.

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

Maybe I could send you our heat instead. Toni - get your husband on the the weather exchange will you?

 
At 11:10 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Jeans are dry, so it's time for my beddy-bye.

Night.

 
At 11:14 PM , Blogger Na said...

Heat? What is this word, "heat"? Oh yes, a far-past memory is becoming clearer...

 
At 11:40 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Kali-Minou! She is so pretty. You can tell she is a happy cat and I am not surprised that she wraps Batman around her paws.

Happy Birthday Chantrelle!
(I think. We need a chart with various nick- and real names. Seriously)

 
At 1:02 AM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

FabLo's Green?

Just suggestin'

Since she's a Fiddler n all.....

or is that just TOO derivative?

Val--check your email from me (finally!)

Q--wow! You guys went pretty crazy on the tape, didn't you?

gentle healing hugs to Cabal; sympathetic noises to those who must be stationary IOT keep him from moving....

 
At 1:03 AM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

OH! mia apologia...
Army Acronym time...

IOT equals In Order To..

:)

 
At 1:14 AM , Blogger Lexocat said...

"Ah, you! Swim, be lovely! And you! Lunch! Come here!" is making me laugh more than it probably ought to. Hee hee.

And I had very much the same image as Ariandalen about throwing the switch, complete with sound effects.

Sally is observant and Kylie is gorgeous (even with a yet-to-be-fully-identified object in her mouth).

Phiala, I didn't get to the last post in time to comment on your astounding weaving. Wow. And I'm also thinking Viking Barbie has tremendous potential as a new toy line...think of the accessories!

Nathalie, I think we need more than just a chart for names/nick names. More on the order of a program (the paper kind, like at plays or ballgames) to keep track of all vital info. I need to go back through the blog and search for GOL now. Missed that the first time around.

Wishing everyone a Good Monday.

 
At 1:20 AM , Blogger Lexocat said...

Oh and Happy Birthday to Chantrelle!

More get well wishes and scritches to Cabal.

Get well wishes maybe without the scritches (unless she really wants them) to Gayle.

Appropriate weather wishes to those both too hot and too cold.

And I know I'm forgetting stuff but I'm beat and heading to bed.

 
At 1:24 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

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At 1:31 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Having just become awfully confused - yes it would be great to have a list of names/usernames/info. How to make it secure though?

 
At 1:40 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

It could be posted on the fiends forum on FB since only fiends can access this.

 
At 1:44 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Good idea - and if any Fiends haven't joined the darkside of Facebook - they should. (Anyway, twitter is the darkside, not Facebook;))

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

(Crawls blearily out from under the duvet to forage for tea)

Happy Firbday Robyn!

Thanks for all well wishing. I decided to stay home from work today on the basis that I may get better faster that way, and anyway I'm probably infectious, and also my brain had turned to goo (and not even spicy goo) so I probably shouldn't be giving people legal advice today anyway. I checked my anti-virus software was up to date before i logged on so hopefully no infection will escape to catch the fiends...

I, too, think Dr Wicked should be throwing the switch at midnight, in a thunderstorm, with much evil laughter. You alredy have a spooky Haus. Watch out for large crowds with flaming torches and pitchforks,..

Real names an such - we were talking about some kind of 'cheat sheet' before to match up who everyone is on facebook / twitter/ lastfm and here. I had time on my hands on Saturday so I made one. I won't post it as most people are on facebook under real names, but e-mail me at marjorie_taylor at hotmail dot com and I will send you a copy - of course oly has those fiends who are firnds with me on those places on it. . .

I like Fienddom Come but I feel we should have some mention of spicy brains, if only to freak out the hotel.

And there should be T shirts.

 
At 2:46 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

I sent you an email Marjorie

 
At 2:47 AM , Anonymous Lakritz und Schokolade said...

Lorraine, I'm a Pranic Healer and could give Cabal a distant healing treatment if it is ok with you and Neil. Would love to!

DragonSally: I envy you! Here in Germany it's horribly cold, too cold even for snow, which is rare. Cold, cold, cold, ice, ice, ice. Want some? Could you send some warmth? Please?!
Nicole

 
At 3:29 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Dan: Bwaaaaahaahaaahaaa!

Sally: Um, weren't you just complaining about being too cold?

Lexo: thanks! It was great to get snowed it (or be able to claim to be snowed in) and actually do some weaving.

Hope the puppy is starting to get better! *scritches* and that sleeping with him instead of home is not too wearing.

 
At 4:10 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Sally i will try to send you all the cold i have - we are heading into an arctic blast with temps going below zero (it's starting to feel like minnesota - we generally don't get quite this cold) with blizzard warnings for tomorrow. brrrrrr. Happy bday Robyn! isnt gol giggling out loud, coined by grace aka aglaia? time for me to get ready for work, have a good monday all!

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

DataG - *waves harder so wave travels up 65* Husbeast will be a very popular guy if he can do that! In Weather 2.0 can it be tweaked for individual houses? Say, I want sun and my neighbor wants snow... wouldn't that be useful? :-D

Marjorie - I sent email as well. We do need a program to tell who the players are.

I'm betting that the new site might have a message board for chatting? A list could be there, viewable only by members.

GOL? Er... I must've missed that one. Can someone decode please?

There's plenty of cold air here (with even colder coming later this week) so all that wish some, please... take mine. It's *all* yours!

 
At 6:08 AM , Blogger Beez said...

We can have a Brain Menu (onna a t-shirt?)

Brains:

-Spicy
-Regular
-Extra Crispy

choice of two sides

 
At 7:00 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

Beez-That's brilliant!

 
At 7:05 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

Chantrelle, I said it on facebook, but it bears repeating:

*****HAPPY BIRTHDAY*****

 
At 7:07 AM , Anonymous Marla said...

Is Selina Kylie a Maine Coon? I have one, and the floofyness, ear tufts and size look familiar. They are big snugglers, so Miz SK will come to expect her laps and cuddles (and we would not want the kitties to expect less, would we)?

 
At 7:32 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I wonder if, by some chance, I could make it so that I could attend the Fiend Gathering. That is something I would love to make happen! I will try.

I'm glad the coughing has eased. I think swimming is a great option for injuries of almost any kind, although I'm not sure what it would do for dogs as opposed to humans ...

 
At 7:39 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hi Maria,

We don't know about Kylie, but people have told us before they think she is at least part Maine Coon. And we do know she has the Maine Coon tufts, and feet, and she is REALLY a snuggler!

She was found in a field with no Mom and no siblings, and taken to the shelter and they thought she was about 8 weeks, and I adopted her 4 weeks later and took her home.

Where she met Miss Kitty, fell in love and moved to LA, lol.

 
At 7:42 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Emily, that would be great! I am sure some Fiend would look out for you, we all would.

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

Quiche - maybe this type of fish would be better for the kitties?

Emily, hope you manage to make it in June.

lost my voice. lucky i can still type.

 
At 8:45 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Look, there's even a litte squid! Those look like the right sort of fishes.

Would love to meet you if you can make it Emily. :)

Random travel fact: airfare from PIT to MSP is crazy stupid. Airfare from PIT to anywhere seems to be that way. What's wrong with PIT? Don't answer that-- I'll cry.

 
At 8:48 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

That the Fiends need a correspondence table to keep everyone straight is mildly perturbing and cool, all at once. A bestiary is more like it. ;)

Happy birthday, Chantrelle! May your risotto never scorch.

Emily, I suspect you'll be inundated with offers from responsible adult Fiends to look after you. Which leaves me right out. ;)

 
At 9:01 AM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Happy Birthday Chanterelle:)
May you have a birthday full of foodie goodness.

Kylie got so big! She's beautiful. No wonder she has the Batman wrapped around her pretty paws.

*scritches* for the invalid puppy.

Beez, great menu! LOL

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

Jess, are you sure? Midwest Airlines has a one stop for under $300 and less than 4 hours travel time....

(yes, I often know these things..)

Happy Birthday Chantrelle!!!!!

 
At 9:16 AM , Blogger Na said...

FabLo, does your magical knowledge of flights extend to Canada at all? I cried when I started checking June airfares from here. But the darned things change all the time, don't they?

 
At 9:24 AM , Blogger Jess said...

I can also get there direct from Cleveland for under $300. Yay Cleveland!

Renata, Kayak.com is a good place to look. It searches and compares everything.

 
At 9:26 AM , Blogger Na said...

Thanks, Jess, that one's new to me. *goes Web surfing*

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

You can also check out travelocity.com and sign up for their fare alert, you tell them what you want, and when the fare drops below whatever price you have listed, they e-mail you.

I wouldn't BOOK the flights with these sites, you can get locked into some pretty harsh penalties for change or canceling, ie lose it all.

Book on the web at the airlines site, use the travel sites to point you to who has the best deals. Don't book on the phone anymore, the fees are huge if you don't have elite status.

There's also priceline, where you tell them how much you will pay, and where you want to go, and if they accept your bid, you pay THEN and find out later what flights, times, and how many stops...Brutal it is. And totally not changeable or refundable.

 
At 9:39 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Where is the train station in Minneapolis - do the hotels have shuttles or are there usually taxis? It's $89 and about 6.5 hrs from Milwaukee by train so I'm thinking that might end up being less hassle than flying. Any suggestions?

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

It will be easy to get from the train station to whichever hotel, Arwen, taxi if no one can pick you up...

 
At 9:48 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Cool, thanks!

 
At 9:59 AM , Blogger Beez said...

Arwen!

MegaBus!

 
At 10:20 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

hello all,
Kylie is quite the bad ass, i caught her smoking cigars at the corner bar last week, and had to cut off her allowance, but it looks like she managed to sneak that one last cigarette in.

she seems very MAine-coony.
happy bee-day Chanty.

xooxxooox just please Don't call the gathering Loloth Faire.

 
At 10:22 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

and Dan and DR W, i hope we can also hire your consults on the new Furry Tiger site, AFTER the Lorraine site becomes fabulously wired for sound....we so appreciate you.

 
At 10:27 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

KITTY!!! Don't put those thoughts into their Fiendish heads!

Dr Wicked and Dan Guy are the BEST. I can't WAIT for my site to be done!!!!!

Oh Kitty, remind me to write to you...I need some of th pics you took of me, mostly I lost mine in the Great Laptop death...

 
At 10:29 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Thanks for all the Firbday wishes everybody!

I'm going to go sit in the bathtub at 10:30 on a weekday and not feel bad about not getting things done during that time. I'm not going to have a 4 year old crawling on me in the tub. I'm going to have some music playing, a vanity fair and some yummy smelling bubbles.

And i'm sure as hell not doing anything associated with Disney or bowling.

 
At 10:30 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I kind of like Disney and bowling, but it's your day, Missie!!!!!

 
At 10:32 AM , Blogger Beez said...

Happy Birthday Chantrelle- and belated to who I missed.

Kitty! Thanks for the idea-Loloth Fair heheheheheh

 
At 10:34 AM , Blogger Na said...

Sounds great, Chantrelle - Live it up! enjoy Your Day.

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

I like the characters in full non-human costumes, i can't deal with the can't-stop-smiling-and-bouncing-fully-grown-adult-in-rosey-cheeked-makeup-and-squeaky-voice. I like the dark side of disney -- the evil queens and of course nightmare before xmas! (and their acquisitions like Pixar).

Never actually liked bowling though. Ben bowled a 62. (they put up bumpers for the kids so they do'nt get gutter balls).

Waiting for the tub to fill.....Listening to Creep Doll :D

 
At 10:35 AM , Blogger Na said...

Beez you are a wicked thing.
And I mean that as a compliment.

 
At 10:48 AM , Blogger Jess said...

I can't wait for Loloth Fair!! Oh, Kitty, I wish I'd thought of it. You're a genius. :D

 
At 11:35 AM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Many thousands of Birthday Bubbles (bath, champagne, whatever--it's YOUR day!) to Ms Chantrelle...YAY!

 
At 11:37 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

I hope all in the Fiendom are having a lovely day. It's snowing here and I am studying. And sick.

It's fun to read about names for our get together. And t-shirt ideas. And the new site being so close.

I hope all is going well with Cabel. And doesn't Kylie look content. :)

 
At 12:17 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hey Lys, just heard from your friend Shelly, currently in Seattle, on Facebook. That's a blast from the past! Are you friends with her there? Why doesn't she come here? I recall she was beyond cool...

I seem to recall she was in Alaska and her home got attacked by a Kodiec bear and that she went to the Olympics in Skeet shooting and had a husband who made skeletons? Am I recalling this right?

 
At 12:19 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Loloth Fair. Ah, Kitty, she's a tricky one...She will SO be coming! (Just warning you Sister!)

 
At 12:20 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Shelly from SF? They made skeletons by hanging road kill from a tree in their back yard, mostly....so when the bones were picked clean, her husband did art installations with them (if I'm remembering right.)

She worked for Locus. I must have lost touch before the Alaska sojourn! But that would explain why I couldn't track her down :)

 
At 12:36 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

That's the one. Find her again. We need more Fiends like that!!! Too cool.

Home for an hour with Bengals. Snowing outside. Feathers flying in here.

 
At 12:38 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Frosty white feathers
Heavenly kitties playing
Stars on your window.

 
At 12:39 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

How's Dog?

 
At 12:44 PM , Blogger Beez said...

it's a baby blizzard. Who's got Cabal duty right now?

*laughing*

I was just on Twitter and noticed that Boss's followers (who were at 6-hundred something when I started) have now gone over 4,000. Zowie!

 
At 12:58 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Merry Housekeeper and Hans have Cabal right now, have to go back soon.

He has 4,000 followers???? Fods!

I seem to have 2, but I am not going to get into it. Gots no time.

Cabels Doctor says the cough may be from the tube, and we should wait and see as he has no other signs of New-moan-ee-a

 
At 1:00 PM , Blogger Beez said...

So- I'm following you nowhere? :P

 
At 1:07 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Don't hate me or revoke my fiend status: I just had lunch on the patio of a café in the sunny 72 degree gorgeousness. I drove there and back along the ocean -- the bluest blue I've ever seen.

I love living here.

I knew boss's twitter thing would get out of hand! To put it in perspective, John Hodgman has 27,000 followers!! of course, boss has only been twittering for, what, two weeks?

 
At 1:08 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Hmm. blogger ate my comment. What am I missing Re: Loloth Fair? translation please!

I've been looking at flights too. my brain is now dribbling out of my ears with confusion. Why is is cheaper to go via Chicago than direct? And why does united airlines keep quoting me prices in Yen? Maybe I should try this again when I am more alert.

FabLo & Lysandwr - your fiend sound lots of fun, you should lure her here immediately.

 
At 1:08 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

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At 1:10 PM , Blogger vampi said...

Loloth Faire has me giggling quite loudly.

happy mushroom for a day to Chantrelle. may you have a wonderous birthday devoid of creepy live disney action.

 
At 1:30 PM , Blogger Jess said...

I quit Tiwtter for my own good. Nathalie says I'm a Twitter traitor. :D

Song:

All around in my home town
They're trying to track me down.
They say they want more connectivity
By de mobile and de Blackberry,
They want me on de Blackberry.
But I say:

I quit the Twitter, but I swear it was in self-defense.

I quit the Twitter, but I did not mean to cause no big offense.


Marjorie: see Lilith Fair

I thought they still did it every year! That's a surprise.

 
At 1:41 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Isn't there something in Bambi about being Twitter-pated????

Not to bring up Disney on Chantrelles big day..

 
At 1:43 PM , Blogger Jess said...

What is Twitter-pated? Like, you've got little birds flying round and round your head?

 
At 1:45 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

That's Tweety-pated :)

 
At 1:47 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Happy birthday, Chantrelle! (I haven't gotten around to thanking you for the lovely Christmas card -- so thank you very much!)

 
At 1:47 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Happens in the springtime, I believe. You fall in love then.

 
At 1:48 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Fiends! I got some great news -- I've got booth space at San Diego Comic-Con this year! I can sell my art now; but more importantly -- I'll have a place to SIT DOWN.

 
At 1:52 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Wonderful news Val!!!! It seems to be fairly huge, never been myself, they do tell tales of it late at night around the fire, tho.

I think Boss has been. Yup. Think he has.

 
At 1:55 PM , Blogger Na said...

Congrats Val! Should be much fun.

 
At 1:56 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

'Fairly huge' is a serious understatement. They hit over 100,000 people in that convention center at the same time. Boss will understand the full scope of my joy at having a Place to Sit. Don't get me wrong, selling art is good and all, and advancing my career is a bonus, but the true epic goodness of this news is that I will have a designated chair and place to hide from people who want to grab my breasts.

 
At 1:56 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Wowzers!!! BIG congrats, Val, that is totally awesome (like, fer sher!)
heh.
sorry.
flashbacks.
But seriously, that is great and quite an accomplishment; booth space when you've not had it before is hard to get.

 
At 1:57 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Val, that is so wonderful!

 
At 1:59 PM , Blogger Na said...

Jess, your song adaptation is most excellent.

I have at least one friend who hardly even uses email, let alone surfs the web or reads blogs, doesn't have a cell phone. Shall have to share that with her. But how? ;)

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

I am happy for you, but you should not hide from people who try and grab your breasts, you should kill them.

 
At 2:01 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

How indeed, Na, that's very strange..

 
At 2:02 PM , Blogger Na said...

Val! Ugh. People do that?@!#

Here I was thinking, awesome crowd to see your work, place to sit, and doesn't that make it easier to get a spot in subsequent years...

 
At 2:08 PM , Blogger Na said...

I second FabLo. Someone does that, I think we're back to burying the hatchet, fiend-style.

As for my offline friend, I just got her street address (six months after moving away - doh) so I can write her. I do have some lovely, neglected stationary.

 
At 2:12 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Yay Val!! Awesome sauce. :)

 
At 2:12 PM , Blogger Uisge said...

De lurking to compliment the kitty and wish healing thoughts to the pup.

And to see if you are familiar with makingfiends.com? I see connections.

 
At 2:17 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Nicole, consider yourself swaddled in some of our excess heat!

and welcome!

 
At 2:20 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Phiala, I know that has been the problem with our weather this summer - its been all over the place,for instance, the next few days will be over 100 F, but last week we were experiencing about 65 F. Poor body is very confused

 
At 2:21 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Lys -- Totally, dude! My teacher waded through the nine-year waiting list for a proper booth, so that's where I'll be. I wish I were cool enough on my own, but alas. ;)

And yes, Na and Quiche -- people do try to grab my breasts. This goes badly for them.

 
At 2:32 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Congrats Val, and all strength to your fist dealing with breat grabbers. Creeps.

 
At 2:40 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

I think at Fiend-whatever-we-are, if people are interested, I will teach a very brief class, called "Morons and You," in which I cover wrist locks, scathing insults, and other fine self-defense techniques. Price: pint of beer.

 
At 2:58 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Uisge, welcome!!!!! Making Fiends.com? Must see this..

Val, sounds good, tho I have been playing in Pubs for a long time, and don't get touched much, I'm pretty pre-emptive, hee-hee...

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

trying to get an interview for foodporn set up w/ jonathan coulton this weekend...not sure it will happen but at least they wrote back!

Val - awesome about the booth! I may be there this year, not sure yet. my cousin has a booth there and said i could crash it but i need to be able to afford a hotel nearby!

 
At 3:15 PM , Blogger Na said...

Hey Uisge! Eska vou vou.

Self-defense moves sound, well, entertaining. Wristlocks, you say? Oooh. Someone once suggested this off-putting technique to me: if one is being mildly accosted and has a drink at hand, take a big swig, then grin widely at the accoster, letting the drink run all out the corners of one's mouth.

 
At 3:24 PM , Blogger Beez said...

sigh

Admittedly it's been a while, but as a long -long- time cocktail waitress and bartender, I probably still hit first, ask questions...after I hit them a few more times.

Twitterpated is indeed from Bambi and usually happens in the Spring, although being our different little Fiend selves, we went for the Dead of Winter.

Making Fiends? I LOVE that cartoon! Almost as much as I love Lenore, and I don't love much more than I adore Lenore (she rhymespeaks).

Hurrah for a place to sit at ComicCon Val! There are plans afoot to be there this year with a small herd or horde, depending on who signs up.

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

Congrats, Val!! And there are people alive who have non-consensually grabbed your breasts? You have restraint :-)

 
At 3:35 PM , Blogger Na said...

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No sighs, Beez. I reckon that gets filed under "protecting oneself", admissible exception to pacifism.

Ha! Listening to Dresden Dolls while attempting to work. A bit too distracting. But getting my guy more hooked on Things AFP.

 
At 3:52 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

watched Ep 1. of making fiends...love it so far :)

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

Hey Facebook Fiends
I've just made the Fablo's Fiends on facebook a closed group - which means that we can put stuff there that only members can see. I need someone in a different time zone to be an administrator too, to attend to stuff while I'm asleep (or visa versa) Anyone?

 
At 5:11 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Happy birthday to me, i just got my box of Endless stuff...cd, poster and shirt that i'm changing into for dinner :D

 
At 5:15 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Happy B'day indeed!!!!!! Cool giftie...

 
At 5:50 PM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

Chantrelle - sounds like you've been having an excellent birthday!

Dragonsally - since I practically live on my computer, I'd be glad to help with the adminning of the FB group.

And I've asked Husbeast if he can get right on the weather control thing, we're supposed to be getting freezing rain, then several inches of snow tonight. Hrumph, he just laughed at me. ;-)

 
At 6:03 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Thanks Toni.
Toni and Siri have joined me as officers (sounds soooo official) so you now who to hassle if there is a problem *runs away*

 
At 6:05 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Have i mentioned i love birthdays?

I'm wearing my new endless shirt, my mistress mousey skirt and my new boots recommended by Val to go to dinner :) I'm all Fiended out.

 
At 6:06 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

Snort! Had forgotten all about making fiends...which daughter introduced me to a couple of years ago...Watch out for Big Bunny!

 
At 6:06 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

oh, and my AFP sweatshirt :)

 
At 6:08 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

Happy Birthday, Chantrelle!

Fiend group on FB? Hm... ah! Found it. Sent request.

Beez - when I was 18 and doing a bar remote (DJ work), one idiot co-worker thought that groping me would be OK because I'd be too young to want to make a fuss. One full pitcher of beer applied to his crotch cured him of that notion. He tried to complain to our boss but the guy told him that all he could do was write *him* up for harassment because I'd told him to stop twice.

Val - congrats on the tablespace!! And agree with a place to sit at SDCC. It's nuts.

I've got a Twitter account but don't really twit (tweet? whatever!). I just wanted to snag my username before someone else did. My phone will celebrate its 6th birthday soon. It's old enough to start first grade!

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

I had 30 perfect minutes today, which is something you don't get everyday, do you?

New post is up!

 
At 12:40 AM , Anonymous Lakritz und Schokolade said...

Thanks, Dragonsally. Funny thing: it's *really* getting warmer here! Sun and almost 0 degrees Celsius (yesterday: - 8!).
Nicole

 

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