Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gig, AFP and Some New Hair

Lots of things to tell you, my Fiends, if I can remember them all, and get to them in between lobbing e-mails at various people.

First off, Paul and I are playing at the Half Time Rec in St Paul on Thursday night, which I had completely forgotten about, from 8:30 to 12:30. If you want a closer gig that Stillwater, and more importantly, do not want me to become sad and lonely, please come down and see us, bringing, perhaps, as many people as you can. Then I will be happy.

You DO want me to be happy don't you????????? (MMMwhwhwhahahah!!!!!)

Secondly, I had a note from Miss Amanda Palmer, or AFP as she is sometimes known, today, asking for help around the world. She and the Danger Ensemble are doing some touring in Europe and Australia, and New Zealand and are in need of both places to stay, and food, people to do flyers and spread the word and love. In return, you would get love and free tickets.



She and the Danger Ensemble, for those of you considering having or recommending them, as houseguests, make delightful houseguests. Having had the experience, I can tell you , it's lovely. The are very neat, can and do cook for you, are very greatful, and finally, if I told you we had a 12 member touring rock band stay over and that every one of them MADE THEIR BEDS before they left, you would not believe me, but they did. I believe they are somewhat less than that in number this time tho.

You will be richer in your hearts for having gotten to know them. Trust me.

They are looking for places to stay in Pairs, Switzerland, Toulouse France, Barcelona,
and in Australia, (Sally do you hear me???) Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and in New Zealand, Auckland (We so need to hook them up with Hera!

And I think it would be really cool if a Fiend could help out here, and spread the love and increase the family. Let me know if you want to help and I will hook you up.

And finally, you wanted some new hair photos, so me and photo booth will give it a try, but I am pretty tired...(mere moments later) ok, so the light is crap, but here you have me, the new hair, the Dog and AFP's new LP, what more can you want????



Love and Everything,
Lorraine

173 Comments:

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

first?

 
At 8:45 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

woot! wish i lived in a place that i could put AFP up!

Love the hair!!

trying to get the booplehead to bed. failing.

 
At 8:48 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Beautiful hair!!! AFP!!! Dog!!!! Worth the wait.

Sorry I can't help with the lodging. Band never come here. Sigh.

It's time for bed for me. Cold in this house, too but my bed is turned on. See y'all later....

Night, Fiendom

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

Oh drat. Chantrelle beat me.

I'm not sure that we could put up 12 people (hell, we hardly fit 2 and 3 animals) but we do have a piano for practise purposes. Pete and I were talking about telling AFP we had a piano (like we are the only people in Melbourne with one) And we'd love to have them for a meal. Pete said so - wonder if he remembers *grin*

 
At 8:50 PM , Blogger Annie said...

Love the hair--and looks like Cabal does too!

 
At 8:51 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Oh heck

I love the photo with new hair, dog and cd. Hair is brighter, yes?

 
At 8:53 PM , Blogger Fluffy said...

Cool hair; lovey-looking goggie.

I wonder what is the best way to get purple hair if it's short...

 
At 8:54 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Maddie and I are going to the Orchestra on Thursday night but Half-Time Rec is about 5 minutes from my house so I will totally try to come by for the last set! I will also spread the word! HTR used to be a spot I frequented. Back in the day.

Oh I love the idea of fiends around the world helping AFP!

Hair looks lovely, of course!

 
At 8:56 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Sally, they are less than 12, and very easy to please, think about what you can do.

The hair is brighter, black extensions as well. And Fluffy, short hair works for extensions too. Don't DYE it purple, just sort of add purple...

 
At 9:03 PM , Blogger El said...

Hullo. I hope you're all warm or cool, whichever would be best for your current weather.

Fiends, my boss is leaving. I am so sad, I'm going to miss her a lot. We get a new boss on monday and I hate the waiting. All that awkwardness of adjusting to a new style of leadership and bleaaaaah.

And somehow it's become 11 pm. Night, fiends!

(Hair looks extra shiny, Q.)

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

boy's in bed...now to epsom salt the begeezus out of my wrists, they've been killing me.

hope people stay warm and/or cool depending on your latitude and season!

 
At 9:11 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Fluffy, I would think that extensions could be cut to whatever length you want. :)

Ms. Fabulous, loving the hair and how it strobes next to Cabal. Cabal looks like he's saying, "Bed now?"

Sorry, can't help with AFP. I'm not sure she even made it to Texas during her USA tour. Not that I would be likely to go to a concert. Children and debt have that effect. ::shrug::

Tangwyn is telling me it's cold and I need to be in bed with electric blanket.

 
At 9:14 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It's Europe and Australia I am looking for right now, for Fiends that are either there or know people who might help.......

SALLY! Meal is good..........Let's talk.

 
At 9:21 PM , Blogger vampi said...

i LOVE the photo. something about cabal's pose..."i'm ready for my closeup" lol!

NEW HAIR!!! v. pretty. i am pondering trying some hair things, but i'm worried about the upkeep.

i would so let afp stay here if here had more than 1 bedroom, and maybe some furniture like a couch. i'm 10 years past college and still have no furniture, i'm a hot mess.

i'm sending Dsal some freezing thoughts, poor thing. heat and humidity is just miserable, especially if it is in an area not used to such extremes. at least everything in florida was airconditioned.

will there me gigcasting on thursday? somethong for far flung fiends to look forward too?


booplehead..must work this into convo somehow. great word.


aleta, what is the orchestra performing? former orch dork here and i love classical music.

 
At 9:27 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

This is what we are seeing. Godchild loves classical music too. She plays clarinet in school and piano by ear at home. She also analysis movie scores. Great kid!

 
At 9:37 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Yay for new hair and Cabal love! You look wonderful, Quiche! Nice smile. :)

If AFP ever comes to LA and needs a place, I have space. Two empty extra bedrooms that are my studio and office. And a large living room.

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

Nice pic. V. nice smile. Sweet dog (feeling better?) No room for AFP, etc, alas. I wish it were otherwise.

Still scrambling with Coraline and Newbery stuff?

Hoping you feel the love on Thursday.

 
At 10:00 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Love the hair Q! I just got mine done too. I look twenty years younger. (the gray is gone) No purple though. Maybe I'll clip some in in June!

Siri, you were killing me on the last post. You are so funny.

 
At 10:02 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Doh! Did you get Cabel to pee? Now that I have a dog, I worry. Okay, I would have worried anyway, I'm a mother.

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

Scrambling doesn't begin to describe it....

Out with Dog who will not Wee. -15. Don't blame him....

May be sleeping soon..

 
At 10:18 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Jumping Jaysus on a pogo stick, there seems to be an entire bottle of wine gone. How did that happen?

Oh yes, a conversation with an ex on Facebook. I've decided that Facebook is far more evil than Twitter, as on Twitter, exes don't look up on and decide to have a chat about the bad old days.

Right, I should probably eat something now.

 
At 10:21 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Protein and absorptive starches, Val!

 
At 10:21 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Chicken counts, yes?

There is a chicken in my oven that should be done roasting anytime soon.

 
At 10:23 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Val, just don't ever (as I did once, under the influence of a bottle of wine....or perhaps gin :) ) decide that rosemary aromatherapy oil is a suitable substitute for actual rosemary the plant. On chicken. In a broiler.

hehehehehe.....

In my defense, it was a PURE oil! :)

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

vampi - booplehead is the nickname that somehow came about when ben was in his first month or so of life...we don't exactly remember how as we were completely sleep deprived but it stuck!

Hope Cabal pees soon and it is not randomly in the house somewhere. poor pooch....poor lorraine!!

Ticia - hair pictures?

Sleeping now. nighty night fiends

 
At 10:25 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Nighty night, Chantrelle!

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

So Lys,you had rosemary, with a taste of chicken? Definaite Bridget Jones moment.
night Chantrelle

 
At 10:29 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

I have since learned that you can in fact poison someone that way. Like the (idiot) cook, and her then fiance.

That would have prevented the divorce, now, wouldn't it?

Yes, my dating history has MUCH in common w/ Bridget Jones. Including fist fights in foreign countries, talkative skirts, and bad undergarments.

No skydiving as yet, however.

 
At 10:32 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

It looks the same as last weekend Chantrelle. Minus the gray roots. I'm growing it out, so even the length is the same. Boring!

Lys- sounds like one of my adventures in the kitchen. Only I can't blame booze. More's the pity!

 
At 10:43 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Lys-Your stories have the best teasers! I am SO emailing you!

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

No Rome, so I can't help. I wish I could though. That'd be cool. And I do not know anyone in Paris with a place big enough to host the 5 or 6 of them (prices being high, apartments tend to be VERY tiny).

Great hair, Lorraine. I hope it stops hurting soon. And good that you managed to wrestle some time for you to do both hair and Lycans.

Oh and the only way I could be some sort of Italian pop star would be if someone wrote music for my poems in Italian. And preferably get someone who can actually sing to front them.

I was going to declare 26th January National Hug a Librarian Day but after reading Lys account, I am having second thoughts. On the other hand that guy is not librarian, just someone who runs a library. And it is most likely a vocational job for him.

 
At 11:04 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

hair is great; dog is great. I'm sure when AFP comes to LA she won't need volunteers! :)

 
At 11:07 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Yes, that's the problem with living in a major metropolitan area, isn't it? People come to this area, and there's a battalion of hotels for them. No, an effing battle group of hotels for them to stay in. So all your hospitality goes to waste. Feh.

Have I mentioned yet there might have been wine involved in this evening?

And my Dog is just now trying to open the oven. This can't end well.

 
At 11:10 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

ya; what Dread Val said! But! We'd be such waaay better company than some silly five star hotel; you have to admit!

 
At 11:14 PM , Blogger vampi said...

fiendishly god company...

 
At 11:15 PM , Blogger VCON said...

Yeah new hair!!! Yeah Newbery!!! Yeah for brilliant assisting and yeah for gigging!!! Especially if dr wicked does his magic again... Hint hint.

And especially real for cool librarians, emphasis on the " cool".

Night folks

Again this is from Rubius who is not, repeat not, going to retype this just for a name.

 
At 11:18 PM , Blogger Na said...

Great pic!

I'm sure I've more to say, have been saying in my head while reading throughout the day but am soooo tired, just wanted to say Hi All! brain shutting down in 3, 2, 1... zzzzz

 
At 11:41 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Ticia:
What can I say? I have devoted my life to never being bored. Perhaps I should have focused more on "always being employed."

hehehehe.....

 
At 11:42 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

National Hug a Real Librarian Day

How does that sound?

 
At 12:06 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

::snort:: Lys, I love that you have chosen to explore life to the fullest. So much more interesting than just a job. You could live by worse Mottos.

Nighty night fiends!

 
At 12:21 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Perfect, Lys.

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

Nice hair. And a Dr Wicked webxast would be fun, if it happens to be practical at short notice.

Sadly too far away, too small a house and no piano, so not able to help AFP this time....(Well, except by buyingtickets to help sell out her Dublin gig, obviously!)

Val, hope the chicken turned out nicely!

 
At 1:30 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Lorraine, just sent you an email...

 
At 3:17 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Love the photo!

No time- 6:15AM, already running late. All is covered in snow and ice.

Meetings.

 
At 3:21 AM , Blogger Kalipha Linden said...

Tentative delurk! I met Majorie in a line for your Boss in Manchester and, between feeding me cupcakes, fixed me with a Look, and queried, "Are you a fiend?". Have been reading for a couple months now.

It is, indeed, fabulous hair. Need to get around to dying mine teal at the ends again.

Assume from the list given that AFP's Europe requirements do not extend to Manchester UK. Probably for the best, for I am no overwhelmed with space, and people sleeping here must make their peace with a noisey hamster.

 
At 4:05 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

good morning all, and welcome kalipha! and i do believe there are some other new fiends i have missed as well - welcome to all! i have been reading the blog early (it's 7am, early for me) or late before bed and laughed at many of the comments but too tired to remember what they are to comment. tho i do agree with ticia, lys, interesting stories you have,yes! hair looks great lorraine, and dog looks happy - i missed something about him not peeing? hope he's ok. have a great day all!

 
At 4:28 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

It's just an effect of the cold. He would pee but in such extreme temperatures... But it seems that he HAS to go out to pee, refusing to do anything on newspaper apparently (this might have been a twitter from Boss).

Does he have a dog house or some sort of outside shelter that might be insulated and thus keep him warm while he pees, Lorraine?

 
At 4:34 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

The hair is awesome! Rock the hair.

 
At 5:22 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Fantastic hair! Fantastic dog! Everybody's lookin' mighty fine.

Hello, Kalipha! I remember that Marjorie mentioned you. :) Too late to relurk now, hee hee! Lovely to meet you.

Val: gah. Not fun, with the ex on Facebook, there. :( This is why I have everything on my account set to ultra-paranoid privacy. People don't find me. I find them.

Well, Fiendses: next time someone tells you that a cat can't tell you anything, you can tell them that's a load of old bollocks. MY cats found the rivulets of water running down the wall in my upstairs hallway this morning, and came to tell me about it. Turns out I've got ice in my attic-- right inside the soffit, which I can't reach to do anything about other than shove in a towel with a long stick. The ice is loikely melting from below, then trickling along the ceiling edge and down.

Aargh. I knew putting off getting the gutters fixed for another year would come back to bite me in the arse. What a fun winter this is turning out to be. Bleah. :P May the rest of you have a leak-free morning.

 
At 5:34 AM , Blogger Maureen said...

The hair looks, well, fabulous! I really like the purple.

I agree extensions are better than dye... the color stays put. I had super bright red dyed streaks at one time and gradually wound up with pink-ish hair.

Lys - I'm laughing at the rosemary chicken tale. I'll bet your house smelled really good!

Poor Cabal! My devil dogs aren't too polite to pee inside when it's too cold for them :P They tear up the newspaper and pee on the (tiled) wall. *sigh*

Would a patio heater make a warm enough area to encourage him to go?

I have a full house with my bird feeders - they're jostling for perch space and making a fuss. Yesterday the weather people said 3 inches of snow, then "oops more like 6" then sometime overnight someone oopsed again and said 12". They're not sure. It's still snowing. Indianapolis is closed. :-D

 
At 6:09 AM , Blogger louisa said...

dashes in, waves

Eddie's got a new site!! Doesn't seem to be working 100% yet. Didn't he have his own GPS on the last one? Possibly with bees?

dashes back to the books

 
At 6:13 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

That's a great suggestion, Maureen.
He might think the thing is a tree and pee against it, but it would keep both him and Lorraine warm.

 
At 6:28 AM , Blogger Hellie said...

Ooh great photo & your hair is beautiful Lorraine - fantastic vivid colour! I want to do something exciting to mine, it's long and brown and boring at the moment!

Hello Kalipha, isn't delurking fun?! I was at the Manchester event/signing thingy too, and encounted someone with cakes - I wonder if that was Marjorie! These cupcakes were teeny & iced with halloweeny pumpkins & things! She was lovely enough to offer me one but had to decline having stuffed myself with homemade parkin I made to celebrate my birthday (was the next day) - L's Boss signed my Graveyard Book 'Happy Birthday!' so gave him a piece of parkin to say thanks! He had a good choice of baked treats that evening!!

 
At 6:44 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Hi Hellie - yes, that was me - I took to heart the Helpful Signing Rules Boss wrote, about bringing stuff to eat in the line you must have been near the bit of the line I started with, as I didn't have the time (or the icing) to put gravestones on all the cupakes. I blogged it at the time, with pictures - maybe you were in my blurry-picture-of-a queue?

for the record, I don't think 'are you fiend?'was the first thing I said to Kalipha,(Ithink, is anyone sitting here' and 'Isn't Neil Gaiman great' (or words to thateffect) may have come first. And we both took Boss's advice about Talking to Other People But I could tell she was really a fiend, just took a while to get her properly de-lurked!

 
At 7:12 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Beautiful purple hair...but pain? One more thing I won't do for beauty! (Joins high heels, contacts, hair dye, girdles (or the modern equivalent of Spanx)and botox and all it's ilk.) White haired, plump, wrinkly...that's me.

Hubby's comment re: Today's Show's Boss segment.."It's not a show for people with attention spans."

need to find a better word then "hubby" UGH.

 
At 7:26 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Oh yes, cool neon hair. I think I want to dye my hair purple. ("Emily," my mother will shriek when she sees my new hair, "you stay away from that blog!")

 
At 7:54 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Morning, Fiends!

Today I got to see something rare in LA: traffic going the wrong way! There was a big accident on the 10, just east of the 405; someone had been driving the wrong way, and two people died. The highway patrol had the unenviable job of getting everyone off the freeway -- which they did by making them drive the wrong way on the onramp from the north 405 to the east 10. It was very bizarre to watch a line of cars, all coming toward oncoming traffic, with only one officer bravely directing them.

Now for coffee.

 
At 8:05 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

In the flurry of purple hair and "to pee or not to pee", I forgot to ask. How was the Lycan movie????

 
At 8:05 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

Morning fiends. Have to read today but wanted to say hello.

Val, yikes!

Q, really great hair! I hope to see it Thursday night.

Welcome Kalipha! And anyone else I missed while studying and working and being a mom. Busy, busy. :)

More coffee and then to Gender Theory.

 
At 8:11 AM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

I love your hair, Q!

Hmmm, maybe I should look into extensions in my quest to have purple hair. So far the dye isn't working, my hair ends up dark red. My mom is as thrilled with the concept as yours is, Emily. I'm 43 and she still has fits about the tattoo and piercing, too.

I keep working on Husbeast to fix the weather for Sally and the rest of us, but so far he's been unsuccessful. We have 5-6 inches ourself, but the snow mainly went south of us *waves to snowbound Maureen*

I hope Indy opens enough tomorrow so we can get the house closing done - that will be one huge load off my shoulders!

*waves to delurked fiends, and all fiends in general*

Back to work for me. One of the unfun things about telecommuting is that I don't get snow days unless the DSL fails, too!

 
At 8:16 AM , Blogger Jake Ian Ransom said...

The 'do is really great. I mean: ineffably suitable. Exquisite. Sizzlin'.

 
At 8:25 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Oh, and the chicken turned out okay. Though a plastic fork got into the oven, somehow. I swear the thing spontaneously appeared as I opened the oven door. This is very strange, as I didn't think there were any plastic forks in the house at all. I fished it out before it melted, using a long knife.

Jess, that sucks about the leak. I'm on great terms with all but two of my exes, so I didn't mind the chatting.

Dabbler, I agree about the word 'hubby.' Jess coined the 'manwife' word a while ago, and I quite like that.

 
At 8:33 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Val,
Manwife is not bad...except what he and I both need is a '50s wife, you know, the one who loves to clean.

I've seen husbeast as well, and kind of like that. Hmm...bearded wonder? rabid volunteer? personal sysadmin?

Would it be rude to ask how many exs you have, if you are on good terms with all but two. you've obviously had a way more exciting life than I!

 
At 8:41 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Dabbler, I don't know if asking is rude; but the number of my exes almost certainly is, as it requires three digits.

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

And only two contentious ones...Wow!

goes off muttering...and I can't always get along with one SO....

 
At 8:59 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Off to take the aforementioned man to drop off car, and work...

Back later. Must actually DO some things.

 
At 9:06 AM , Blogger Na said...

dabbler, I'm still looking for a term I like as well. :) I've never been comfortable with wife and husband. I rather feel our legal status and genders ought to be beside-the-point, if that makes sense. So until I think of something better, he's my guy here.

Lys, your life seems so varied and not-dull, I sometimes think I'm reading more than one person's comments, that are all yours!

Louisa, thanks for the new-Eddie site alert. I've been watching his shows on DVD. I <3 Eddie!

And I feel like I must be a very lazy Boss Fan, as it never has occurred to me to stand in an hours-long line to get something signed, let alone planned ahead and baked something for it! Although we did make the effort to see him give a reading once in Austin, when Anansi Boys had just come out (it was an effort with two young children and no way to have a babysitter). Wonder if we crossed paths then with ariandalen and Adri?!?

And now it's taken me half an hour to type this; wonder what's happened in Fiendom in the meanwhile... :D

 
At 9:17 AM , Blogger Maureen said...

Jess - you've got ice *in* your attic? Google "attic ventilation" and make sure yours is good. A problem with that will aggravate any others , like gutter issues and ice dams. Ice and water barrier and drip edging are good too, whenever you re-roof. I unfortunately had occasion to learn much too much about Why Good Ceilings Go Bad.

DG - yep, definitely snowed-in here. The plow guy came and did the court, but it's only because the neighborhood pays for it (the city wouldn't bother). I can't believe that both Lafayette AND Bloomington got less than we did. Unfair!

Val - I'd be worried about that plastic fork...it sounds like they're sneaking in when you're not looking and plotting a takeover.

 
At 9:20 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

I suspect the forks are in league with the chairs.

And I blame the Bengal-Bee Alliance. Dan's not been working, just interviewing, which means he has plenty of free time on his hands…

 
At 9:27 AM , Blogger vampi said...

out that and thought of you. i'm sorry you got caught up in the awful traffic.

plastic forks are evil, and keep melting in our dishwasher as boy keeps sticking them in the dishwasher. i don't know why. we do have plastic forks left over form the hurricane supplied, but we shouldn't be using them in the house. same with the beer pong cups, we had some, they are gone now, but we have real glasses, why use plastic, ugh.

and i'm living in delicious sin and having a marvelous time, life is a cabaret, and i call him boy. he's earned his name, but i do like calling him boy. he IS 4 years younger. just call me mrs robinson, or sally bowles, or vampi. :)


moring ya'll and welcome fresh brainz.

 
At 9:33 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Val-- holy crap! 8(

Thanks for the info, Maureen-- I know that I have got proper venting up there, at least. The ice is just in one portion of the soffit, and the result of an ongoing gutter problem I've let go for too long. I think we're going to be making some major repairs to the gutters this spring. I wish I could afford to do the whole roof! But gutters it will have to be. The rest must wait.

I've got the leak under control for the moment. No more water running down the wall. Got an ugly feeling I'll be up in the attic several more times today to change the towels I've got rammed in there to catch all the drips. Boo! I hate the attic! It's dark and dirty and cold, and there's rusty nails sticking out everywhere. No place for a Delicate Flower like m'self. (Pfft! Har har. ;P )

Have I mentioned that I didn't actually coin the term "manwife"? They use that on b3ta.com (not linking because it's peurile and childish and not for the faint of heart :D ). I just picked it up. No brilliant invention on my part! Just sheeplike mimicry. :D

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

Val - I think you're right. When something comes up, blame Dan. It's a variation of the falling tree in the woods: If Something Happens and DanGuy Isn't There Is He Still Responsible?

Jess - our attic used to be dark until we re-did the wiring in the house. Now it's light, cold and dusty... not really an improvement :P

Vampi - plastic forks ARE evil, and mostly useless. When I try to spear something with one, by the time I'm pressing hard enough to get the food, a tine snaps off. Disposable chopsticks seem to work much better. Maybe there need to be wooden forks?

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

Was lovely to meet you Marjorie!(very briefly!)I'm not in your photo, I could be somewhere behind that very tall man on the right.... though I think we were on our way to join the queue when we saw you!

Yay for new Eddie site Louisa! Did you spot the Tom Tom - I'm tempted to buy a tom tom just so I can have Eddie giving me directions - "turn left...is this a roman road? Can we eat it?"...even though I don't actually have a car, erm or a license. Ooh in a bizarre spooky coincidental way I just got an email about...Eddie Izzard tour dates!

 
At 10:03 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Let's see, what have i missed... Plastic forks are evil, especially when they commit suicide in your oven. Ice in your attic probably isn't a good thing.

vampi - You cradle robber you!!

I had a hilarious conversation in the car with Ben and neighbor-boy this morning on the way to school. They both think they know everything and I was telling them that they don't, I don't, nobody knows everything. Neighbor-boy says "God knows everything." Ben said "Gods aren't real, ask my mom." The awkward conversations are starting already and neighbor-boy hasn't even begun at the Catholic school that he's probably going to go to yet! his mom has a great sense of humor about i-- considering she's married to an atheist she has to!!

I just quickly changed the subject.

 
At 10:16 AM , Blogger Na said...

LOL Chantrelle. We have similar dilemmas with the older monster, who is nearly 8 now. Some years ago, we were driving with him and my Grandmother-in-law, a devoted Lutheran. There was talk of Someone being with Grandpa one night when he was seriously ill. Grandma said, "God was with him." From the back seat, our tot says, "God? I don't think I know that man." And Grandma said, "I know, honey, I know."

 
At 10:21 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Kalipha! Hi! What took you so long?

::sniff:: MMMMMMmmmmmmm.
Definitely spicy!
We're not limited to Blogger; several of us are on LJ, too. ;)

Dabbler, you could always use DH for your spouse. Generally, it stands for "dear husband," though mine thought that it stood for "damn husband." Sometimes it does. ;) Granted, in my case it is also his initials, so I can't go wrong using DH.

Na, I've never made it to a signing. When Boss was in Austin at Book People, I couldn't go due to it being DD1's birthday. The next year we were in Seattle when he was on the Anansi Boys tour, but we could get to it then either. ::sigh::

 
At 10:28 AM , Blogger Na said...

Yep, Book People. Miss that store. I thought you could have been the other couple there with kiddos, hanging out at the back of the room. ;)

 
At 10:32 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Well, foot.
::Heavy Sigh::
Might be nice if I could fully type what I'm thinking. Last sentence should read, "...but we couldn't get to it then either."

Obviously, I've been playing with my spicy brains. . . with my hands.

 
At 10:42 AM , Blogger ariandalen said...

We had just enough ice last night to cover everything and make it sparkle this morning. This also delayed the start of schools until 10 AM. It also took twenty minutes to clear the ice from windshields and windows. At least the roads were clear and, for the most part, dry.

 
At 10:47 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

My OTHER boss in NEW ZEALAND
has room for those a-f-p-ers.
17 acres!
i will contact her for details.
i like your NEW HAIRS.
awaiting to catch Boss at this end of the chute. Hopeful the trip goes well for him.

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

Morning Fiends. Well, sort of. I'm here now anyway.

Kalipha, welcome! I'm glad you de-lurked!

Sally, got your note about feeding AFP and Co, and am passing that on, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Merry Housekeeper brought me tea this morning when she came in!!!! There IS n greater joy in this life than someone bringing you tea in bed.

And it's not so bad sleeping in the China room either, as I don't have to get up and GO to work, as I am at work already.

The Dog has not yet peed, she says ominously....

 
At 10:53 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I am SO glad you are there to catch him!

And thank you for the New Zealand help. We will get this Danger Emsanbelle housed and fed!

 
At 12:14 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Um. Not peeing is not good. How long? Seems like something that might require a call to the vet? Which you most likely have already done.

Oh man I am having a day where the brain simply will not engage properly. Arggg.

 
At 12:20 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Merryhousekeepr just called (I'm back for a couple hours of Bengals while she is with the dog) and he peed!!!!!

The Bengals are getting boiled chicken this afternoon, which is making everyone but Venus happy. Can't seem to find anything she likes....Except Tuna and even then she won't eat much, and she can't eat that very often..

 
At 12:25 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Hurray for peeing!

It may take both coffee and a nap to get my brain back to functioning. Odd.

 
At 12:36 PM , Blogger vampi said...

it's always about the pee on this blog...perverts :D lol

glad "everything is coming out alright" there.

stumbilng through work, just not feeling all there today. i'm sure you can guess the reason.......

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

Did I mention the amount of pee on the futon in Magic's room today?

Cat must be DRINKING!!!!!!!!!

We had a good long play tho...

 
At 12:40 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

SuperHousekeeper!! Is there nothing she can't do??

 
At 12:44 PM , Blogger Kalipha Linden said...

Thanks for the greetings everyone :) Welcome to lurk-free-land.

Hellie, you may have met me as well by mistake. Stomping around in a grey coat and Death makeup (not a usual thing but a convenient "I'm going the the Gaiman thing, are you?" flag), doing ska dances to music only I could hear, and consiring with Marjorie to manipulate the signing line to stop us having to loop out into the freezing hallways and then bouncing at strangers to make them shut the door. ... It was cold.

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

She's pretty cool!

This signing sounds like one I would have liked....You guys have all the fun!

 
At 1:12 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

The signing was fun - althoug I'm not 100% sure, Ms Fabulous, that it's more fun that being the Fabulous Assitant, with allt he cool people you get to meet and talk with (Himself amoung them, obviously!!)

Na, I don't think you're a lazy Boss fan - just other committments. I have to say, Boss is trhe *only* authour I'm willing to Q for this degree for (well, maybe PTerry, too) but I'm learing from experience that fun things happen as a result of going to Boss signings which make up for queues.. new freinds, meeting intereting people - I went to EasterCon becasue Boss was GOH and had the time of my life :-)

Jess - hope your leaky roof is under control. I had a leak earlier this year, but fortunately no ice, just (not too excessive ) amount of water, but it sucks. And there's something unsettling about finding that the roof over your head isn't all there any more...

 
At 1:19 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Meant to say, I love the mental image (to go with Kali-Q) of Kitty, the Tattooed Tornade, waiting to catch Boss as he emerges from some giant Helter Skelter...

 
At 1:28 PM , Blogger Na said...

Marjorie, you may be right. :) The first years with young'uns took me out of the world, feels like. What's fun is, you poke your head out the door one day, and find that lots of your favorite authors and musicians and so on have been busy busy busy all the while, thank Fods, and it's like little piles of treasure waiting for you to find it all.

 
At 1:30 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I know people talk about the pain of waiting in line for several hours at signings, but the truth is, I think it's a lot of fun spending hours in line waiting to meet someone you really want to meet.

Lorraine, happy to hear about the peeing. This is a good thing.

Happier to here about the tea-in-bed. This also is a good thing.

 
At 1:46 PM , Blogger Fluffy said...

I would wait in line for quite a few writers - I guess I am a bookslut. I'm glad I met Charlaine Harris before Trueblood came out. There were only about 20 people in line for her at CopperCon. No 2-piece limit!! That'll never happen with Himself, I'm afraid. Or PTerry.

Dog peeing = good Magic peeing = good? but maybe not on the bed?

I didn't get my tea in bed but that's okay. I'm still in my jammies. hee hee

 
At 1:50 PM , Blogger Na said...

Hee hee. Fluffy, I just changed out of my jammies.

Sorry, I have meant to cheer for all the peeing! ;) Seriously, life is good when all the critters around one are happy.

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

I am not a huge fan of the peeing on the bed, but it goes with a really nervous Leopard, and I did get it covered. AT least it IS the bed, and not the carpet....

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

just as long as those two don't get mixed up. peeing in bed, not so good...

 
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At 2:04 PM , Blogger vampi said...

bookslut!!!!!


gorillapod has arrived, pictures on flickr shortly. awesomest thing ever. i just stuck my camera in my office tree, then realize i couldn't take a picture because the camera was in the tree. duh!

 
At 2:21 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

queueing for writers - I'd queue for quite a few, but 3 hours+, that needs to be someone really special.

Met Diana Wynne Jones at the Bath Children's Literature Festival. she did a reading (as did Mary Hoffman), and a signing, and a bit of the city blew up (although I don't think that was her fault)

I would have been willing to queue but there were only 20-30 people there to get stuff signed. (possibly partly as the reading/Q&A was at quite a small venue, so only 60-70 in the audience)Since most of my prior author-signing experience relates to Boss and to PTerry I was amused by someone else complaining about the length of the queue....)

 
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At 2:22 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

We've just had 12 hours without power on a boiling hot night.

Very very little sleep. Sore head. Grumpy. Discovered how addicted I am to keeping up with everyone on line. I was twitching all night because I couldn't check blog or Twitter.
First thought when power came on? Oh thank god, I can go on the itnerwebs. Oh, and put cooler on.

 
At 2:25 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Sally I hope your power stays on!!!

 
At 2:27 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Poor sally. Do hope you get some cooler weather soon.

 
At 2:30 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Graah! Blogger has eaten my comment. It's probably just as well, given it was mostly me whinging about having been up in the attic all day, wriggling along the beams on my belly like a snake, shoving towels about with a stick, and having hurty shoulders as a result. Today I am a Big Whinging Whinger. Meeh meeeh meeeeeeehh. :P

No more water in the upstairs hallway for now, though! So that's good. Everything's relatively under control. Phew.

Hooray for meeting at signings. Or rather, not meeting eactly, but passing like ships in the night, then realising it later. That's good, too. :)

I've never stood in line to have anything signed, anywhere, and I don't know why. Whereas the manwife has stood in line to meet Sir Terence of Pratchett on a good three or four occasions. Lucky duck.

 
At 2:31 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Oh Sally. No power. That is the worst!

Coffee and nap done and now I seem to be firing on all cylinders.

Yay.

 
At 2:34 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

I love readings/signings and have been lucky enough to see Boss, Gene Wolfe (Boss interviewing Gene Wolfe actually), Susanna Clarke twice, Elizabeth Kostova (wrote the Historian), Carlos Ruiz Zafon (wrote Shadow of the Wind which EVERYONE should read)amongst others.

 
At 2:40 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

Have not stood in line for signings, either. Though I loved hearing Boss read Graveyard book in Philly, and had a nice chat with someone I suspect was KittyCat at the Neverwear table...had not yet become a recognizable fiend.

And spent a wonderful hour of conversation with Sir Pterry in a bar at Worldcon,in Glasgow (2005) thanks to DH's quick thinking. Delightful man. Erm, both of them.

Somehow, a quick exchange with someone who has been signing books for hours doesn't seem to satisfy. And I'm shy about people I really admire, unless I can truly talk to them, person to person.

 
At 2:42 PM , Blogger vampi said...

afaik i've never met a well respected author. my highschool sweetheart user to write slash fic about d&d, does that count? lol

i'd probably be really stupid around himself t or pratchett because i super enjoy their books and love the worlds they have created. probably less fangirl at other authors that i enjoy, i just don't have that gut feeling wiht other uathors i get with himself and prachett. does that make sense? i love reading, and love other books and authors, but few make me want to visit the world and stay there. that being said, i'm actually quite shy around new people and probably would just sit in the corner and listen. i talk some in social situations, but i do listen more.

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

Advice needed Fiends.

Bread in freezer was defrosted. Is it safe to freeze again or do I need to turf it?

I was lucky when Boss was in Melbourne...I was sitting in front row, so there were only a few people in front of me. Very civilized.
I did contemplate going to the back of the line and getting him to sign again, and see if he noticed.

Uck. Still hot in here last night when we were sitting outside it was 35 outside and hotter inside.

I am over summer.

 
At 3:54 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

Sally - I'm both bummed for you and jealous of your heat wave. No power would suck though. If you have a waterbed it'll cool you off if you fill it with cold water. That said, I was never so glad to see a waterbed heater as I was last year. Mine had died and I spent quite a few nights on an unheated mattress in cool weather. NOT fun.

Bread is probably OK (since it's not meat) but may have odd texture issues when you defrost it.

Jess - attic crawling? Eh. Don't envy you that. I'll cross fingers that your uninvited water is gone.

It turns out we got 13 inches of snow. Neither dog is 13 inches tall, so it'll be awhile before they go back out. They're not happy about this at all even though I throw toys for them inside. Apparently I'm not as much fun as chasing a squirrel. :-D

 
At 3:57 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I have seen and/or had books signed by Kelly Easton, Padma Venkatraman, Chris Van Allsburg, Peter H. Reynolds, Boss, and a bunch of children's books authors at the Rhode Island Festival of Children's Books and Authors (a massively fun event).

 
At 3:59 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

And there was Marguerite Abouet ... forgot to mention her.

 
At 4:01 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

You just don't have that fluffy tail that appeals to them Maureen!
Thanks for the bread advice. I'm not sure how much food from the fridge we will lose to spoilage ☠

 
At 4:19 PM , Blogger Na said...

Sounds like Maureen's pups would be happy chasing squirrels at Fluffy's house.

I have one author-signed book from when I got to see Ursula Le Guin give a reading and talk, and she signed after, at the smallish university where I did grad school. Although I also once got a book signed for my guy by a famous paleontologist I worked with, but that probably won't mean as much to fiends.

Emily, you are off to a fun start in life, I'd say. Hope your mom approves of purple hair, too.

Happy day - temps hovered at freezing, an improvement here, and after 4:30 the sun was still above the horizon. Wheeeeee!

Er. Might could use one of ariandalen's jackets.

 
At 4:21 PM , Blogger Na said...

Sally, sorry to hear about the blackout and possible loss of food. :( I just read news about a tennis match there, and all the players being miserable in the heat and a few having to duck out of matches due to illness. Yikes.

 
At 4:28 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Sally, I'm sorry, I've sort of missed the discussion of the power outage until now -- I hope things turn out well for you, and that you have cooled down some by now.

Na, I'm thinking I would love to surprise my mother by walking into the kitchen with purple hair one morning ... it might be fun to see her face ... but alas, such an experiment would spring from a very, very cruel Emily. (I believe, on the other hand, that if I initially PROPOSED the idea of purple hair, she would raise her brows, shake her head, and tell me fine, it's your hair. Make it purple. Good luck. I guess. Have fun.)

 
At 4:33 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

yeah Na, down on the courts its like 60C and more...

 
At 4:34 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

The old mother's trick of reverse psychology Emily.

Not much cooler :(

 
At 4:42 PM , Blogger Hera said...

I'm in the south island unfortunately :)
if they come here they can stay :)

Hoping to be in the north island for the show though.. seeing Tim Minchin play live there a couple of days before..

 
At 4:49 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

to all the cool fiendish cats that have laptops; i need one; can i ask for advice/ pros/cons models, etc. from this wealth of fiendish knowledge? I don't want to clutter up Fab's bloggie so maybe we can all chat on FB? I'll be home shortly so I will ck out what's the haps then! Thanks!!!

 
At 4:51 PM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

Hi fiends! *waves weakly* still feeling iccckkk, but working of course. Just found out today that our county educational dept. is slashing by 20% for next year and worried I may be on the chop block. Oh well. Can't do much about it now, so keep working, right?

I once met a respectable author, Vampi. Two, actually. By the greatest good fortune, I ate dinner (twice!) with the amazing and lovely Susanna Clark and the equally amazing if not quite as lovely :-) Colin Greenland. Ms. Clark is my ideal modern embodiment of the Great Jane Austen -- dry wit, kind and generous but very decorous manners, wonderful conversationist and quite lovely. And Mr. Greeland is perhaps one of the kindest, funniest people I've ever, ever met. I treasure those memories...

 
At 4:54 PM , Blogger Hera said...

oh and LOVE the hair!

 
At 4:55 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Bulfinch's Algaia, do feel better soon!

I can hardly believe I forgot to mention -- and of course at this point it sounds like I'm gloating, but I feel like I'm compiling a list now -- my first journey to NYC, when I saw J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and John Irving all in one setting, reading from their books ...

And if I remember any more, I shall keep my mouth shut. I just couldn't believe I had forgotten them.

 
At 5:01 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

And I've just remembered that I had a lovely breakfast with the Australian author Helen Garner years ago, with a mutual acquintance.

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

Hi Hera! I so need to hook you and AFP up, you do need tomeet, and you should play a show with her!

(I would go to New Zealand to see a show of Hera and AFP)

Stacy, easy, no discussion needed. Get a Macbook.

I want to do a new post about Werewolves, but I smell like a barn, which I like, but am starving and filthy, not so much. Soon tho, when I am clean and fed.

 
At 5:55 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

BA, Jess, Sally--

May your days have better brightness and your nights be velvet soft...for sure it is you've had enough of the hard and the dark.

My heart goes to you all, for your various reasons. And reminds me not to complain of my own issues o'er much, because I sure wouldn't trade right now. Hugs!!!

As for the author list: through no real virtue of my own, having previously managed a science fiction/fantasy/comic and games store in SB...and then worked in and done photography for one in Berkeley...THEN working at book distributor and publisher..
yah, I've gotten a few books signed and don't really remember ever waiting in line. Oh no, wait--I spent an hour or more at the Other Change of Hobbit (I THINK) some years ago for Andrew Vaachs. SO worth it. And yes, did feel as if the book and signature were "earned" after that.

 
At 5:56 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Re laptop--as usual, listen to the Fabulous One.
If I possibly could have gotten a MacBook, it would have been a no brainer.

 
At 6:27 PM , Blogger Fluffy said...

Sally - no power!!! AND the heat. I will send some of our Texas cold your way.

Jess - whining is okay if you have to wiggle through the attic to catch leaks. Pooey way to spend yr time.

Maureen can bring her pups anytime and I’ll even turn them loose in the attic! What fun!

Get better soon, Grace! Goin to FB right now. Laptops.

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

Necesito dormir (I need to sleep).

Sally, I hope things are better for you at this point ... hoping you are drinking lots of water to get you through the heat.

Good-night, Fiends ...

 
At 7:03 PM , Blogger vampi said...

oh i commented on facebook about the laptop. i find my macbook somewhat confusing and irritating for somethings, but the best thing ever for others. i'm a very computer literate person, so i find my mac frustrating because i know how to do things in windows and mac is VASTLY different. the average user will love macs because of the ease of use for most functions. some of the programs are pretty neato as well. drawback for macs is that a lot of programs are expensive, there is not the freeware/shareware volume of programs you find for windows. on the flipside, mac comes with some really freaking cool programs.

most games are ported to mac, so that's not really an issue unless you are a ridiculous gamer nut.

the real thing to think about, as you will probably love either a mac or a pc, is screen size, weight, and hard drive size. i don't carry my macbook around much, my mistress lives in my bedroom, but does some light traveling. go for the thinnest, lightest laptop with the best screen and biggest harddrive you can afford. the weight difference my macbook and my thinkpad is tremendous, and the thinkpad is only a little bigger.

 
At 7:36 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

y'all have been great with advice for my laptop conundrum. I just can't get over the price differences between the brands. It's like buying a car! I think I'll just have to go test drive one at the apple store & see if all that bling is really worth all that cha-ching! :)

 
At 9:16 PM , Blogger vampi said...

i am so unmotivated recently. blargh.
i really need to go clothes shopping. does anyone have some spare motivation to share with me?


oh and val, what was that traveling hair stylist thingy you mentioned?

 
At 9:28 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

I was in the middle of typing a comment an hour ago when the power went off - again. I have a feeling this might happen alot in the next 5 days while the temp is so hot.
In the meantime I have sat in the bath with Mulder and have decided that it is too hot to wear anything but knickers and a bra.

I was going to say that I think Cabal wants some purple extensions - just have a look at the expression on his face

 
At 9:30 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

*silly giggles* "knickers" I have always loved that term. or "bloomers".

 
At 9:54 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I have had some books signed by my favs but, Arwenn, I am so jealous of your Susanna Clarke meet and greet! I actually cried when I found out she and Himself would be on the same stage and I could not go! Clarke and Pullman are the two signatures I really need. OK now I sound a little "number one fan" but, you understand. Right? :)

 
At 10:32 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

My friend and her 12? yr old daughter went to the Susanna Clarke/Boss reading-talk dealy. I was envious of course but the daughter (who is just super cool uber genius) was so thrilled to go and she surprised her mom with the tickets....it was awesome. I couldn't be there but they had enough fun for both of us!

Sally, hope you don't melt!! I didnt' realize the huge temp difference between you and sydney! Crazy. Oh, hubby may be heading yoru way next month to go to Philip Island for a moto-race (to just watch of course). Alas, we won't be with him this trip. He'll work in sydney and hopefully pop down to watch boys go way to fast around a beautiful track.

Off to bed. Finished watching this week's Lost and last night's daily show, now to finish my Diana Wynne Jones book and sleep.

 
At 10:52 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Sydney is normally warmer and muggier than us!
Hehe, so husband is going to Phillip Island for the perennial boys weekend ;)

 
At 11:13 PM , Blogger Na said...

Boss and Ms. Clarke did a reading/talk together? How cool!

Sally - we got more snow today. Wish I had magic mega snow blower so's could shoot some down your way.

FabLo, if you were smelling of barn (if I read that right), does that you mean you got to go riding again today?

Emily, whether your ma is doing reverse psych or not, that would still be a good response, in my book. :)

To sleep for me! Night-morning, all. Ha ha - Dolls' "Good Day" playing here. This song cracks me up.

 
At 11:55 PM , Blogger vampi said...

link from variety about boss nd graveyard movie, extremely brief here

night ya'll

 
At 3:06 AM , Anonymous jacquib said...

Hi Quiche and everyone,

Yay - kids are back at school. Boo - they got sent home their first day because it was 44C (111F).

I went to the tennis on Tuesday and saw Djocovic and Roddick. Djocovic was the defending champion and it was a bit sad he had to pull out because of the heat.

Chantrelle. Your husband is going to the Superbikes or the Phillip Island Classic? My mum lives at Phillip Island and I lived there for 5 years. Lovely spot. Traffic can be hell and it is also a long weekend the weekend of the Phillip Island Classic.

 
At 6:50 AM , Blogger Maureen said...

Stacy - definitely MacBook. If you have lots of $$$ get a 17inch MacBook Pro (I'm from the Photoshop school of Bigger Screen Is Always Better). Apps aren't more expensive (at least the usual suspects like Adobe which are just expensive for everyone) and if you want to get really geeky, it's built on unix and can be accessed via the terminal. It comes with a ton of built-ins. Downside: they don't currently make a black one (looks matter a lot to me).

Fluffy - dogsters in attic = be careful what you wish for. Jack has a sweet tooth for any wiring he might see. That little devil has chomped through a steam cleaner cord and a phone cord. Robin loves fuzzy things so any insulation would be shredded with glee.

FabLo - more riding?

Well, back to waiting for glass guy to show up. The bathroom will soon be rid of the indoor pool (which one that forms during a shower due to lack of door).

 
At 6:51 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Jacquib, to think school was canceled for a snowstorm here ...

Sally, I hope things have cooled down for you now that it's evening there.

Also hoping all is well for all the Fiends on this ... well, it's morning here. Just hoping all the Fiends are well.

 
At 8:40 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

Good Morning Fiends!

I'm here early in my a.m. because there is an interview with Boss in my daily email from Shelf Awareness. It's a cute interview. I wanted to give you a link to it, but I don't know how. I can cut and paste it into an email... Otherwise I'm clueless.

 
At 8:46 AM , Blogger louisa said...

It's here Ticia et al, towards the end of the page

 
At 8:51 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

Thanks Louisa! Now all fiends can enjoy it!

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

And Ticia, this is how it would look if you typed it in:

< a href="http://news.shelf-awareness.com/nview.jsp?appid=411&j=618968#2682175">interview in Shelf Awareness< /a>

You would need to take out the spaces before the "a" and "/a" in the above. You can use this for any webpage, and copy and paste works wonders. :)

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

Sorry I have been MIA, fell asleep last night after the bath, thought I could be a little chatty this morning, but it's looking bleak...

Scheduling and e-mail is a nightmare.

This movie will launch tho.

 
At 9:34 AM , Blogger vampi said...

i'm buying my ticket for friday night at 1 of only 2 theaters in my area showing it in 3d. *bounce*

going to the 2/6 7:30 alahambra edwards show if anyone in the area wants to meet up

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

's okay, Ms. Fabulous. I figured that might be the case. Only one more week to go before national opening. :)

Me? I want a nap.

 
At 9:51 AM , Blogger louisa said...

A nap sounds like a really good idea. I so need a Manny to watch the shop while I nap/drink/read

 
At 10:36 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Q, I'm amazed that you even have time to comment, let alone blog! We miss you, but we don't blame you!

Hope that despite interviews, previews, premieres, sick dog, demanding cats and deep snow you are keeping your head above water, and at least getting regular tea. xox

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

Glad to hear that you fell asleep after a nice relaxing bath, Q. Also glad it was not in the big giant tub -- that could be dangerous.

Lots of links and info to check out later. Time is moving a bit too quickly today. Wee.

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

The cover of TGB with the Newbery Medal, looks good to me!

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

It does, doesn't it?

I want to kno whther Boss gets an actual medal, and if so, the circumastnaces in which it would be correct for him to wear it...

 
At 11:54 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Looks good indeed but it gets in the way of Dave McKean's art.
(poor Dave)

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

Not all medals are wearable. Some are big bulky things you keep on a shelf.

 
At 11:57 AM , Blogger Jess said...

I'm not sure the medals are for wearing, Marjorie. But do they get crowns? I think they should all have crowns.

How are you, Fiendom? I ache all over. Yesterday's adventures taught me that I don't use my abdominal muscles as much as one ought. Very difficult to explain. I think I'd need to use diagrams.

Hope the snowball-lobbing's getting more manageable, Q. You Go, Quiche! Release that film! \o/

 
At 12:02 PM , Blogger Dr Wicked said...

You are all cordially invited to...

Coraline Opening Night Buttonstravaganza!

I'm trying to get a bunch of people together in the Twin Cities area to go see Coraline together to pitch in towards a big opening weekend.

You're welcome to participate even if you're not in the Twin Cities, just see Coraline opening weekend. You won't regret it, it's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.

We'll be gathering at 6 PM on Feb 6 at the Southdale Theatre in Edina, MN. Check the Facebook event for further details and RSVP so I can make a button eye cookie for you!

 
At 12:07 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Cookies?? Cookies!!

I'll be there!

Oh, no, I won't, actually. But I plan to go opening weekend here.

 
At 12:26 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Wish we were local! (well, not in the winter i don't!)

We'll be going on opening night here though...hopefully to a 3d theater. Then maybe a 2nd time with the neighbors later in the weekend :)

Costume---yes, will wear buttons!

 
At 12:33 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Wow Chantrelle....if you had those button glasses at the theater and put them on after the movie it could seriously traumatize some folks. That is AWESOME!!!

 
At 12:40 PM , Blogger vampi said...

oh wow i got blogger monstered.


so i just realized, i've been calling jon's best friend "the other girl friend" for ages. i don't like "the other girl friend" he's a rude drama queen who drives me nuts. i should take his picture and button eye it.


oooh wish i was going to be there for the button cookies. i have my ticket purchased already for friday night at a theater showing in 3d. it's a few towns over. i was surprised i thought more screens in la would have 3d. i wonder if they are holding out to post ticket online for some reason.

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

Button cookies sound fun.

We're not seeing it until 15th but will smile benignly in your general direction.

Jess/Nat - I'm guessing its more a medallion for display, I just like the mental image of Boss, in his black T shirt and biker jacket having the waer a really formal medal . . .

 
At 1:16 PM , Blogger Ticia said...

Jess- You and your diagrams! ;-)

I think a stronger diaphragm might help you more than a diagram. :-D

 
At 1:29 PM , Blogger Jess said...

What about a diagram of a diaphragm?

I'm not sure I like where this is going.

 
At 1:44 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Good night kids!!

 
At 2:02 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

'Night Arwenn.

Q, is it tonight you've a gig? if so, have fun :-)

 
At 2:08 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Oops, should have explained that to the global audience (and probably a lot of other people as well). Whenever a guest on David Letterman starts to get a little "adult", like Jess, he says that.

 
At 2:09 PM , Blogger Uisge said...

Wish I could put AFP up but if she's in the Twin Cities I think she's got a good place to lay her head already.

Love the hair! Looks wonderful.

I wish I could make the gig tonight but I'm down with the creeping crud. Blech. Break a leg!!

 
At 2:26 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

New post is up!

HA! And you thought it could not happen! I did it! All me! Mine!

 
At 2:28 PM , Blogger Na said...

Melbourne weather is in the news cycle here!

I rarely see movies in theatres any more. Will do my best to see Coraline. :)

Jess, can you believe people do that kind of exercise on purpose, just to toughen up abs? Mean yoga teachers...

 

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