Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Dog!



Here you are, Sally....Sure does look like Boss made the right call. He looks healing and happy in the warm and sun...

I'm off into the cold and dark, with a warm Pub at the end of it, and music to do. See you later tonight. Chatter me some nice things to read, please?

Love,
Lorraine

132 Comments:

At 3:58 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

Squee! Doggie!

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

thank you so much honey! He looks so much happier.

 
At 4:06 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

He does look better. Have a great time. Chatter on its way.

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

I just crept up on Tysie totally unintentionally and scared the beejebus out of her.
She panicked,scrambled on the kitchen tiles, fell sideways.
I've never seen her fall sideways before.
I laughed at her.
Mean mother.
Poor offended pussy cat.

 
At 4:10 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Is there a song about how hard it is to be a cat?

Seems to be there is. Or should be ...

 
At 4:10 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Cabal is glowing. Even more so in the original I think. They drove to the land of glow.

Have a great show Q. Hope to be there next time!

 
At 4:14 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

Back now. Gee... snuck in another post today, eh? I had to go read and catch up. Cabal looks really happy (I'd be happy too if I were in a warmer climate!)

Are there any spicy geeky brains around to pick? I've been trying to understand CMS and if that would be a Useful Thing or not for me in my site update (stuck firmly in 1998 code).

I've posed my long-ish question here, if you're interested .

I'm mostly needing a nudge toward a site where I can educate myself. I've googled but seem to find pros talking shop.

Break a leg, Lorraine (not literally, of course!)

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

Must go babysit now. A little girl and a little boy. I need to remember to run upstairs and grab my Chinese phrasebook, as the two-year-old doesn't understand as much English as Chinese.

I will almost surely be around later, Fiends ....

 
At 4:22 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

He looks so much happier. So does Boss, actually, or at least productive in the tiny bit of him we can see:
http://phodroid.com/bq7vy7

I finished the first draft of the as-yet-untitled unicorn story. Yay! I like it, but it still needs work. I'll share with Fiends after I've done the revisions.

Time for sushi!

 
At 5:03 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Sal; I've intentionally scared our one cat so badly when she was on the linoleium floor that she very much resembled a cartoon cat with all four feet flying but body remaining stationery; till she lost her footing & landed on her chin poor thing. I felt really bad; but was still lauging until I cried.

 
At 5:12 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Phiala;
referring to your last comment on previous post...
for title, wouldn't that work?

"A Draft of Unicorns"

 
At 5:13 PM , Blogger vampi said...

finally went to get some beads to bead me a new lanyard for my wok keys.

need to attach the laundry monster, but i went shopping by myself and had to brave the detergent aisle by myself, why just kills me.

i just can not deal with bleach or fabric softener. i can't even walk down the next aisle over with out feeling ill.

have a most wonderous gig tonight:) it was so neat to be able to see you gig.

 
At 5:34 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Vampi--oh I SO hear you. We use a laundry detergent called Planet; buy it in Whole Foods sort of places. Mom and I both have serious reactions to softeners, and, like you, can't walk down those aisles either. Somehow they are a little easier at the Coop or Whole Foods.

 
At 6:17 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Phi - love to read the story. I'm a little sad, because I had considered writing a story around this:
Often, she would crouch in the backyard, trying to believe a unicorn into existence. It was easier in the twilight; she was sure she had seen glimmers of a form under the magnolia tree. When she tried at midday, she usually fell asleep in the warm sun. Ants would tear across her bare skin, and flies would dance around her ears, causing her to jerk awake. She knew that if she just woke up a little more gently, she would not scare the unicorn away.

Now, I'd just be copying...

 
At 6:35 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Siri, the ONLY thing that's the same between your idea and mine is that there's a unicorn involved. No copying involved, except that we both have ideas about unicorns from other sources. Write your story!

 
At 6:48 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Siri - Boss said it just yesterday (I think it was yesterday), and I've told students the same thing all the time: it's not how "original" the idea is. It's what you do with the idea.

Cabal's gone nuclear! Oh noes!

Heh. He looks much happier. :) Do you know if he's been swimming, and whether it's helping? I remember someone said something about swim-therapy.

Rock their faces off tonight, Quiche!

 
At 6:53 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Hang on..."I've told students the same thing all the time"?! With that kind of grammar, it's a miracle they listen to me at all. Geez.

*feels credibility draining out left ear*

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

Imagine how sad the world would be if there had ever only been one story with unicorns....

 
At 6:58 PM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

Aw, he looks so happy in the sun!!

Home, catching up on 3 posts worth of comments now, you chatty bunch...

 
At 7:00 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I have come home to a brother dressing himself up in aluminum foil and drawing purple tattooes on his arms. Well. You're only a teenager once, I guess. If this is his idea of making the most of his youth, so be it. He could have worse "fun".

 
At 7:03 PM , Blogger Annie said...

Emily--now that sounds like a story waiting to happen!

 
At 7:06 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

It is so amazing -- the little quirks that come along in life and become ink-and-paper tales.

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

Lorraine is on a break and reading this thread (I sent her an email and she responded because she can't post but can email)

She said:

Tell the fiends I am on break and reading them. No swimming with stitches.

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

More from out Q:

Tell them this is every bit as exciting as the live feed.

 
At 7:17 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

That was meant to say OUR Q.

 
At 7:29 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Q says:

Tell them done with break. Lovely chatting with everyone. Really.

 
At 7:37 PM , Blogger Lindsey Joyce said...

He looks great there...and it is actually warm for dog and Boss now? Or is that the deceptive trick of a camera in bright (but cold) sunlight?

a warm pub sounds great right now. I have popped a bottle of champagne but my house isn't nearly warm enough. -6 outside right now or so.

 
At 7:40 PM , Blogger Siri said...

All right, all right. I'll write!

 
At 7:46 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Hi, Annie Mahoney! Do you like to play?

::sniff::
::sniff, sniff:: Mmmmmmm. More spicy brains!


MWAHAHAHAHA!

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

I am going to bed. Ben and Jack are morphing themselves into deformed pretzels on the Twister mat. Benjamin has taken off his aluminum foil. Good-night, Fiends.

 
At 8:07 PM , Blogger Na said...

Hey all! It is sunny and warm here. I actually haven't done a lot today, but take the kid to a couple of parks, work some on the computer, and I got to fall asleep on a bench swing outdoors.

And with any luck, there will be a gathering of So Cal fiends tomorrow morning!

Is the gig still going?

 
At 8:10 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Yes, Na, the gig is still going, and will be for a while. You, Stacy and Dread Val have fun in the morning!

 
At 8:16 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Down, Ariandalen! Back! Back, I say!

*lowers chair, whip*

Quoth Q:

No swimming with stitches.

Ah. Should have guessed that, really-- having had a cat with stitches once, and having been told not to bathe her. Bathe this cat?! I said. Ha! Haha! Ha! And promptly forgot about it, once I'd managed to stand and catch my breath. But never mind.

 
At 8:23 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Hang on. Tin foil?

 
At 8:25 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Aluminum foil, Jess. Aluminum foil.

 
At 8:25 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Oh fiends I am turning off the computer and devoting myself to the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

I mean I am still devoted to all of you... just going to focus on this movie and enjoy it.

'night!

 
At 8:30 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Ah, tomato, tomahto, Ariandalen. ;P

 
At 8:32 PM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

I am doing boring school stuff: lesson planning, grade and observation recording, math bingo sheets (these take me for freaking ever, for some reason!!). Am able to do this because I know that somewhere far north of here, ROCK is happening! Go Fablo and Paul!! :-)

 
At 9:14 PM , Blogger Fluffy said...

Aww, cute happy dog. I saw his picture earlier from Twitroid or summat, but I can't figure out how to get the Twitter posts on my phone... Too much high tech too fast for my poor old brain.

Just thought I'd mention that at the end of the last post's comments I gave out info for a group photo album on Photobucket. If you log onto the address and enter the special fiendish password you can see that first screenshot from last night (double-click and choose 'full size' to see it larger) and you can upload your own fiendish photos as well.

 
At 9:32 PM , Blogger Adri said...

Well! this is what happens when you get last minute tickets on craigslist. Apparently the tickets I bought are for tomorrow's show (they're at will call)-- which is not at all what the ad said.

Oh well! I'm just glad I met up with Chantrelle earlier instead of just relying on the concert meetup. Now I'm just relaxing here at the hotel since there will be plenty of social activity in the coming days, and I'm an introvert who needs quiet time to recharge. :) So, kind of nice after all.

And, of course, I get to see pictures of glowing dogs and chat with Fiends!

Siri, I think your unicorn bit is lovely.

 
At 9:42 PM , Blogger Lexocat said...

Really, he appears to be something more than mere dog. Especially when he's all aglow like that.

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

No, that would be aluminum, aluminium,Jess. ;)

::snort::

You ain't got a chair big enough to keep me back.

::snicker::

 
At 9:44 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Adri, I would be so irritated if I were in your shoes, but I'm glad things are working out in your favor after all. :) Though, I might have to steal your boots. Yours will actually fit me. Unless they're wide. ;)

 
At 10:41 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Well...since I have killed the comments I shall go to bed.

 
At 10:46 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

i'm so excited! 5 fiends meeting up tomorrow and a bengal coming in the afternoon! Wish I had Monday off to recover from all the excitement!

 
At 10:56 PM , Blogger Na said...

Hi Stacy! I was just checking email, saw your fb message pop up before your comment. :)

Congrats on the kitteh pick up settled!

as for thread-killing, I've a theory that no one ever kills a thread, they just outlast other Fiends in their time zone in the stay-awake department...

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

Stacy, that is SO beyond cool!

I love this Fiends meeting up thing that's going on, go for it!

Oh, I'm home. Ok gig, good moments. Strange moments.

Adri, rats, wish I'd been home, could have helped perhaps.

Adriandalen, you didn't kill them, they sometimes die on their own. Like during my break. Poor Aleta posted comment during my first set break, was ANYONE around, no.

 
At 10:59 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Anyone still up and wanting to know about my Rock? I have been telling Venus and Mim, but as much as they rock, they aren't sure I do it better.

 
At 11:03 PM , Blogger Annie said...

Still here....watching some weird pirate thing on tv....would love to hear how the gig went!

 
At 11:04 PM , Blogger Na said...

I'm hear for a bit longer, Lo.

Wheee! Val, Stacy, vampi, Lexocat and I are meeting up in the morning, so I should get some sleep soon.
Missed a freeway interchange t'other day, went way out of my planned way, and would rather not do that again tomorrow. Although it meant I got to pass the Underworld and Coraline billboards again.
Oh! I had a point there - figure I need sleep to successfully find my way 'round this crazy city.

 
At 11:09 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

That's my little friend alright...

I want to know about the gig, if you're still up.

 
At 11:16 PM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

So how was your Rock tonight, Lorraine?
:)

 
At 11:25 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I am up, will write...hang on as I collect my thoughts..

 
At 11:33 PM , Blogger Na said...

I will read about rock later in the morning.;) night-morning, all.

 
At 11:34 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

There was this table tonight, 4 of them 2 couples who came in and I can only describe the as Garrison Keillor does, as Lutheran. It's kind of a midwest joke, about how they are afraid to enjoy them selves and let go.

I would have thought they DID NOT like us.

They didn't laugh much or do more than applaud politely.

They didn't drink, only one for the four in about an hour, but then, when I said we were going on break, stated they were going to order another round for the next set.

Hello?

They told me that we were the best band ever, and how they had been to Ireland once, and this was the best night out ever.

Ok. I so rocked them. Weird world, this gigging....Who can say?

 
At 11:38 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Weird, but nice in a subdued way.

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

Don't mind me....just went out to see Quantum of Solace. Which should tell you how up to date the local movie theater is.
Considering it was actually closed down last month (and only reopened due to an angel taking over)....NOT complaining!

Lorraine--ROCK! just waitin'.....

 
At 11:43 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Lorraine Rocks the Lutherans! ....:)
But hardly surprising, considering tis you my dear. Well done!

 
At 11:48 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

so they were seriously appreciative of your music Q.

Would have spun my head a bit too, if I'd been thinking they weren't enjoying themselves and then to be told you were the best
Excellent

 
At 11:52 PM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

How odd. Cool, but odd.

It's like performing for goths..they stare at you and smoke their cigarettes and you think they cannot be moved..until after the show when they gush. Too cool for school y'know?

 
At 11:57 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It was really odd, as a performer..

Ack, but now I am home, and crawling with Bengals...

 
At 12:01 AM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Nothing wrong with that, well, except if Mim still likes to climb you like a tree?

 
At 12:07 AM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Ack I killed the thread. :P

 
At 12:09 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Crawling with WARM Bengals is the best position ever. As long as they don't chase each other over your body.

 
At 12:09 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

didn't kill it

 
At 12:14 AM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

*whew*

I was worried!

 
At 12:17 AM , Blogger Annie said...

Glad to hear gig went well, even if it had some strange moments....am off to bed now, hope you all have a good night/morning/whatever time it is where you are!

 
At 12:26 AM , Blogger Fluffy said...

Me, too. Spent most of the night looking at shoes online. All different shoes. Omigod, shoes!

Going to dream of shoes now.

 
At 12:31 AM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

I can imagine Fluffy. My best friend and I were shopping yesterday, and were looking at shoes. Couldn't believe the height of them. Gorgeous, but I'd break my neck.

 
At 2:42 AM , Blogger louisa said...

Morning Fiends, I wonder if Lutherans have ever before been compared to Goths for their musical appreciation? Glad last night went well, Q, my sulking from missing the previous night (you played the Serenity theme??!) has been marginally mollified by Dr W's vids and the promise of more soon.

Emily - don't know about how hard it is to be a cat but I do know that everybody wants to be a cat (the first movie I ever saw)

Siri - I second Phiala's Write Your Story!! Sounds good so far. Speaking of Unicorn's, love Peter Beagle's "The Last Unicorn", beautiful book, especially read out loud.

Off to get ingredients for cookies, today is Baking Day.

 
At 3:01 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Morning all. Glad the gig was good - although I can see why hte 'serious enjoyment' of the music would very very strange as a performer!
Siri - write your story - I want to know how it turns out. I want to know how Phiala's turns out, too - there can never be too many unicorns... I also think 'covered in bengals' sounds as if it should be story, or maybe a poem. (I'm covered in just one cat as I type, but even one can seem quite a lot in these circumstnaces.

I need to go and buy lots of sugar, to make marmalade.

Maybe I should get dressed first.

 
At 6:30 AM , Blogger Jake Ian Ransom said...

Mmmm. That sun feels good on old bones. Yuss, it does.

 
At 7:00 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Good morning, Fiends. Rhode Island is spewing snow like there's no tomorrow. I guess this is good, except that Sunday is my only completely free day in the week and I would kind of like to go out. The roads are horrid. Oh well.

Thanks for the link, Lousia; I knew there was some very famous tune about being a cat ...

Congratulations on a marvelous gig, Lorraine!

Hoping everyone is well and warm. Yes, California Fiends, I am giving you the evil eye. Don't worry. Just a way of saying, "I WANT TO BE YOU."

 
At 7:05 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Paul & Lorraine: Rocking Non-Expressive Lutherans since 1890!

 
At 7:07 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Good sunday morning all! we have 15 inches of new white, and....it's snowing! Surprise! on a brighter note, YEY for fiends meeting up, and for bengals arriving at new homes.

snort, giggle, Lorraine, I was raised as a lutheran, with red jello and hot dish potlucks in the church basement. no one was more lutheran than my birth extended family- at my grandparents 50th anniversary, it took about 4 hours into the celebration for conversation to start....course we were finnish lutherans, so quiet was a way of life :) I am real quiet and reserved most of the time too - can't escape the legacy. what a chuckle, glad they enjoyed your music, but then who wouldn't! hope your wrists and fingers are feeling better.

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

I am worried for the California fiends being afflicted by the Evil Eye, so Here are blue beads to protect against the evil eye, and also proof of the snow we have had this year, so you can see that I am able totally to relate to all your snow-related woes, non-california fiends...

 
At 8:11 AM , Blogger vampi said...

I'm getting ready to meet some fiends:) i'm so stoked.
that's a pretty bead Marjorie.

anyone notice that most of the word fiend is in caffeine...coincidence?

 
At 8:15 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Rocking the Lutherens is tireing, and I a making tea and going back to snuggleing Bengals in bed.

The Bengals were very Wild last night. They put on their wolf suits and made mischief. Had to banish them to the lower levels.

Snowing here, but I think Sue wins....

 
At 8:19 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Really beautiful beads, Marjorie. Okay, no more Evil Eye from me.

 
At 8:28 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Sweet dreams, Quiche.

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

Greetings to all...

Hope to be around more today. Yesterday filled up with needing to be other places, but I found myself thinking about fiends anyway!

What's the June date for gathering?

All this talk of meetups sounds fun.

 
At 9:09 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Morning, Fiends!

Quiche, you rocked the Lutherans' world? If anyone could do it, it would be you. :) Covered in Bengals and going back to bed sounds spectacular.

Today's Fiend meeting fell to me to plan where, and mostly when. This is a truly scary thing, let me tell you. There I was, painting my ass off in the studio, and my cel phone would sporadically remember it could get email -- and I'd see this flood of 'Uh, what do you want to do?' 'I don't know, what do YOU want to do?' emails. Which left us with me sending out emails at 1:30 a.m., once I got home.

We'll see how well this works. The plan is obligatory coffee, then a trip to the local Buddhist temple. And I don't know what anyone else besides me looks like. And I haven't had coffee. I plan to sit down, drink coffee, see who comes up to me, and hope for the best.

 
At 9:12 AM , Blogger vampi said...

lol. i'll have a green har ribbon holding back my used-to-be-black hair.

i'm pondering breakfast while playing dr mario and gathering stuff for travel. i need to go get batteries for my camera.

 
At 9:13 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

There's a large Norwegian forest cat purring loudly on my right ear. I think he wants dinner. Or a cuddle. Or both.

 
At 9:15 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Also, just sent you an email, Quiche.

 
At 9:25 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

I think "Covered in Bengals" would be a good band name.

Siri, I'm sure you know that Shakespeare had source material for all his work. Not an "original" story among them. :) Write away!

Fiendish meeting in the Twin Cities is the weekend of June 26th.

I am so some Fiends are meeting up! Can't wait to hear about it.

 
At 9:25 AM , Blogger Na said...

Argh, Blogger gremlins took my comment in sacrifice.

All will be well, Val - thanks for making the last minute calls on the meeting place.

I have black rectangular glasses on and will have a blonde dragonette in tow. And just now, need to get us ready to head out!

 
At 9:26 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

"so some" ?

so glad some...

coffee!

 
At 10:47 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

There seems to be a distinct lack of Fiends here... Perhap there is Fiend Standard Time? Or maybe I need more coffee.

 
At 10:53 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Hee hee! Dan, you make me laugh. :)

Rockin' the Lutherans! Only you could pull it off, Q!

I dunno...I'm kind of low-key at concerts and things myself. I like to sit quietly and tap my foot. Sometimes I smile. I do applaud in an appreciative fashion, but, yeah, I'm pretty mellow. Does that mean I'm a Lutheran? :D

I had to shovel the alley behind my house this morning, because the plows won't do it. Already there's more. I suppose my efforts mean I won't have to shovel eight inches tomorrow. Still I hate winter!! Bleah. Val, if I turn up at your door, don't be surprised.

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

Val, there's always Fiends around somewhere.

I'm at work. I had grand plans (okay, not-so-grand plans) of working on a brainless portion of a project that's due shortly while listening to audiobooks.

Not a horrible way to spend a Sunday afternoon, though not by far the best either. But... deadlines.

But I can't get into the lab! The deadbolt responds properly to my key, but the knob will not turn. To the best of my knowledge, there is no core lock on that door. Certainly there is no keyhole.

This is a problem.

 
At 11:06 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Val, I was here for a while, but there was nothing going on, so I left to make risotto instead.

In the new fiendocracy we will have Fiend Standard Time. I'm sure that if we get DanGuy and Dr Wicked together they can sort out all these pesky timezones!

Looking forward to hearing all about the fiends meeting up. . Louisa & I are meeting up next month, all being well.

 
At 12:00 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

Thanks for the date, Gayle. that's what I thought. Hmmm. Off to see when Old Songs Folk Festival is...

And when other things likely to demand my presence are.

Possibilities abound.

Man, four misspellings in four sentences. More coffee. Even though it's 3pm here.

 
At 12:42 PM , Blogger Siri said...

While I'd love to meeting fiends in SoCal, I'd far rather meet up with Marjorie and Louisa. I'd pick Ireland over California ANY DAY!

Marjorie, I'm sorry, but you call that SNOW? Phhhtww. That's less than a skiff. That's less than a trace. That's something that would keep all the SoCal fiends in their homes!!

The snowpile in my front yard is about hip deep now... but, at least the temp is at or above freezing. That helps.

 
At 12:52 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Siri - i know. (toungue was firmly in cheek) I visited my sister when she was in NC - they had snow like that and closed all the schools....

 
At 12:57 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Some of those places I know have to over-react, because they simply don't have the equipment to move the stuff. It's funny to those of us who have no choice but to go out in it to listen to those who aren't used to it wimper. The picture Himself posted of the snow across the highway in Northern Iowa - in January, that's normal winter driving conditions!

 
At 1:11 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Oh Marjorie! Such cute little snow! I love it. I am sure if you feed it and love it it will grow up strong and cold!

 
At 1:39 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

We've had much less snow than normal this year (*so* not complaining about that) but it's been Insanely Cold to make up for it.

I spent the day trying to read up on CMS. Still confused. See post 7-ish if you're geeky and wish to toss in a clue. I'm worn out from exasperation at waiting for pages to load - silly slow connection today!

 
At 1:46 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

AletaMay ::Snort::

 
At 1:48 PM , Blogger Jess said...

I'd just like to say that I'm about to make an unauthentic chicken biryani. Mmmm, biryani.

What's for your dinner? \o/

 
At 1:49 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Danth;
As always, with few words, you slay me...


Phiala: Fiend o'clock somewhere?

Aleta et al: baby snow.... Awwww...snicker.

Seriously, after being away from the computer for twelve hours (hey, real life!) I opened 'er up to discover NO FACEBOOK ACCESS! "site maintenance" or some other dingbat excuse.

For about half a sec, I was actually struck dumb *and* motionless... "*now* what do I do?" til the brain kicked in.
"Idiot, go to Lorraine's blog FIRST next time" said wee voice.
Why, *thank you!* says I to wee voice. What EVER would I do without you...


Nothing to see here, move along, just under caffeination in action..

OOOOooooo, Vampi, try this:
Caffeined!
Which is *what* we all want to be anyway, right? Admit it, you tea drinkers. It isn't the tannic acid that gets you out of bed in the morning....

 
At 1:56 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Jess - Risotto. made with stock from when I had a hare. It was yummy.

Lys - me too. I thought I had broken FB, and I was just keeping very quiet about it so nonoe would know it was me.

'Feind O'Clock Somewhere' - perfect! Quiche, can we have that as a requesgt at the next live'n'virtual gig??

 
At 2:20 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Any Fiends/lurkers in or near Seattle (I forget..)

The Shelly whom Lorraine and I were discussing a few posts back has posted this to her blog about an
extra ticket to Jonathan Coulton on Friday
Apply now!
And it probably wouldn't hurt to give references (both of us L's):) Tell her you're a Fiend!

 
At 2:25 PM , Blogger Dread Val said...

The Fiends came and found me at last. Photos were taken.

 
At 2:33 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Excellent. did they get away again, or are there now new spicy brains in the freezer?.... :-P

 
At 2:44 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Wait! I thought we operated on Doom Standard Time!

And I at least waited an hour last night before complaining of killing the comments. ;P

It figures that Ms. Fabulous would show up shortly thereafter.

 
At 2:47 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Spicy Brain Daquiris for All! now THAT's Fiend o'Clock Somewhere...

hehehehe.

Okay, time to go walk the cat.

Or (as he puts it) be walked by the cat.

 
At 3:23 PM , Blogger Lexocat said...

Yes, Fiends found Dread Val, and each other, with relatively little difficulty.

Most left with the same set of spicy brains they brought.

Pictures, stories, but first a 6-year-old birthday party to attend.

It's been a good day.

 
At 3:49 PM , Blogger Fluffy said...

I think it can be both Doom Standard Time and It's Fiend O'Clock Somewhere. That just means it's time to drink something and then take over the world. Again.

 
At 3:58 PM , Blogger Jess said...

We've got some kind of Supper Synchronicity going, Marjorie. I made risotto last night! Just with chicken stock, though.

Hare stock! Who knew? I have never consumed a hare.

I demand pictures of this Fiend Event. Well, not demand. Just feel anticipatory with respect to such.

 
At 4:08 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

Argh. Laptop won't let me post...

Bean Soup with ginger and smoked pork shanks for dinner. Cooked in the crockpot all day yesterday.

 
At 4:18 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Cheerios with soy milk for dinner. Ya, been that kind of day. :)

 
At 4:27 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Ah Louisa, thank you for that trip down memory lane.
My first fan T'shirt was an Aristocats one - with the cats provided by an artistic friend and hobbytext.

 
At 4:29 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Ohhh, I like your bead Marjorie.

 
At 4:39 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Lets see....last night we had pancakes Jess, a nice carbohydratie meal for Pete who is deep in the throes of an episode of The Black Dog at the moment. Tonight, T bone steaks, with salad as it will be hot today...35C. Hot all week, so you may hear me whimpering from time to time.
Photos! Gossip!

 
At 4:47 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

It's okay, Cheerios rock.

 
At 4:47 PM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Sorry -- was responding to Gayle's post and then when I came back there were four more comments.

 
At 4:54 PM , Blogger Jess said...

I love Cheerios. But soy milk? Ugh. Said Ms. Lactose-Tolerant.

Bean soup with ginger and shanks sounds yum. I want to make that. :)

 
At 4:59 PM , Blogger Beez said...

*runs in and hugs Fiends*

I have missed you all- and a live webcast? I missed it? Boo!

Finally home, at least driving northward we drove into. warmer weather for a change. When it's colder in Wheeling W. Va. than it is in Dubuque....

One more day off and then the U. is back in session- yikes! Back to it!.

 
At 5:33 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

Jess, I was Vegan for many years and got used to it. Took some time. ;)

Emily, your comment about your brother covered in foil and blue ink made me laugh. I hope you didn't have to clean it up. :) How are you doing?

I don't often eat a bowl of cereal for dinner but there was not going to be any cooking! I would have to clean fist. Not gonna happen.

Glad to see you back, Beez. Missed you!

 
At 5:37 PM , Blogger Jess said...

It's very important to keep your fists clean. Good on you, Gayle.

Aagh I have no dishwasher detergent left, and cannot do the dishes. Well, I could technically, by hand-- but that'd be work. Screw that.

I'm sure you're all fascinated. :D

 
At 5:45 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Five Fiends got together today....

If you would like pics, they re now up...

It's for the Fiends involved to tell the story...

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

And if someone really wants to know about my dinner...

 
At 12:02 AM , Blogger vampi said...

so lutherans...apparently some sense of humour lutherans get vadered

 
At 7:10 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Gayle, I have been better the last couple of days and am so thankful for the Fiends who helped me so much. I'm so glad you're all here!

No, I didn't have to clean it up. Benjamin is, erm, "special" but also very responsible and good at cleaning up after playing with shiny things like foil.

 
At 7:40 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

EmilyLady, my thought on reading of Benjamin's costume was "Wonder if he'd like to make a Tin Woodsman costume?" :-)

Warning...Oz obsession likely to continue until early March. When I will NEVER want to see/hear/think about it again.

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

And good morning to all. We have a dusting of white this morning. Just enough for me to see the tracks around the house. Looks as if we may have a smallish raccoon helping eat the birdseed.

And, of course, Wild turkey hens, and squirrels....

 
At 7:45 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Raccoons! Live turkeys! Such exotic animals to me.

 
At 7:54 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Today, in the US, is Martin Luther King Day...and a day of volunteerism for many. Hubby is painting at Valley Forge National Park and then learning to run the projector at our local restored Movie Theatre.

Here's to brave and articulate proponents of freedom and equality for all. King would have been so proud to see Obama elected, had he lived.

And here's to not resting on our laurels because we are still so far from a world where everyone is safe, respected and cherished. Not to mention fed.

 
At 7:56 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Raccoons and turkeys = pretty entertaining. They have managed to find niches in what is increasingly suburbia. Amazing!

Okay, now MUST do other thingss Love you, fiends!

 
At 8:42 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Well said Dabbler.

 
At 11:31 AM , Blogger Stacy said...

Oh Q! Feel better!!! You've no idea how much you are missed! I'm having withdrawals!

See??? that's what happens when you get a day off... Your body relaxes all at once & the 'glue' of everyday crap that needs to be done falls apart and you become infected... That's it; *says in best Seinfield impression*
"*No days off for you!*"

 

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