Thursday, January 15, 2009

Some Live Boss on the Internet...

If you are hanging out and wish to hear cool Coraline things, Boss will be doing some internet radio in about 50 minutes, at 1:00pm Eastern Coast Time here in the US.....

The show will run from 1 to 2.....And it will be him and Stephen Jones talking about the Coraline: The Visual Companion.

Here's the Link!

Reports are the drive is going well, and he has achieved 29 degrees. Cabel seems happy, tho he is getting good at not taking some of his pills.

Love and Radio,
Lorraine

237 Comments:

At 9:14 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Woot... thanks for the update.

First!!!... for the first time in a while.

Glad to hear about Cabal

 
At 9:15 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

As a coincidence I just finished listening to your boss read Coraline as an audiobook. It was lovely. It is quite pleasant to listen to him read.

 
At 9:15 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

I am in the library ... bad timing. Oh well. Thanks anyway for letting us know!

 
At 9:16 AM , Blogger Jess said...

29! Practically spring! Yeehaw.

Hey, I'm not on Authortracker. I don't sign up for everything. Got a little self-restraint. :D

 
At 9:18 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

We are going out for a nice dinner (an old gift that needs claiming) tonight, so sadly I shall miss it...

 
At 9:22 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Hooray! Finished overdue project just in time for lunch AND new post.

Must attempt to connect headphones to work computer so I can play too!

 
At 9:33 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hadn't realized Boss had been twittering this trip, but at least he seems to have the direction right for warmer....

 
At 9:34 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

Eska vous vous (pardon my attrocious American accent) new de-lurkers.

Hello Rubius! Are you settled in yet?

Checking the little box thing is REALLY helpful. Thank you for pointing me to it.

I can't listen to the interview at work, wah! Maybe I can listen to it later? (Danth or Dr. Wicked???)

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

Even if his control over the creamcheese seems a little shaky...

 
At 9:38 AM , Blogger Toni said...

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At 9:39 AM , Blogger Ticia said...

Box check!

 
At 9:40 AM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

Darn, I'm too busy to listen - I could have it playing, but I wouldn't be able to really *listen*, I've got too many things I need to get done for work.

It's sunny and -5 here. I really wish Husbeast would learn to control the weather already. Brrrr!! And, no, Purdue didn't close. It did a few years ago because of a blizzard and low temps, but not today.

*fills up tea cup* Can I pour anyone a cuppa?

(and it helps to be logged in with the right account. Sheesh)

 
At 9:52 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

hi Ticia, we aren't settled yet. Thanks for asking. The cats are still fighting.. they tend to do it in my room... all night long... every night... with Lamie claiming the high ground and using her hiss-power on the others. It has all been a bit of an ordeal to tell the truth. First one of my roomies was so sick during our move (the guy, go figure) that he couldn't help with the move at all and had to be left in bed and then rehydrated at the hospital. Now he is back to being okay but my other roomie has come down with a terrible case of 'hand foot and mouth' and she had to be taken to the hospital for an overnight and rehydration two nights ago.... that was just after their bed mysteriously broke in the middle of the night... so you can imagine that the house is NOT together. My stuff is finally in it's approximate place but all still boxed. The kitchen is vaguely presentable... and we finally got phone service. Fortunately I have actually gone through 'hand foot and mouth' before (it was hideous to have in high school, let me tell you) and I hope to be able to avoid the disease. That's about the only bright spot... that and the ipod that helps get me to work and back (it is like 1.5 to 2 hours each way, it used to be a 15 minute walk for me)... and while I still don't have a working computer (and the earliest I might get one is mid-next week) at least the ipod works on our wireless network when I am at home.

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

{Rubius} That's a heck of a commute! And a really big adjustment. Hope you are on public transportation just so you can get other stuff done to and from work besides driving.

I guess I'll go listen to interview now as it's started.

 
At 10:07 AM , Blogger louisa said...

Is anyone else getting a looping "checking time zone" thing on the blogtalkradio link?

 
At 10:08 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

if you follow the link you can download to i-tunes as a podcast (or thats what it says) so you should be able to listen later, if not live

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

It shut down my firefox but it opened in Safari just fine.

I clicked on the little 'play' button and am playing it off the built in player

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

That's how it starts, it drops down and you click on your zone, don't know why, but it needs that info..

Also, it won't work with Camino, works fine with Safari tho..

 
At 10:12 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

how fun! hope i will be done enough with tax stuff to be able to enjoy it. 29 degrees? heat wave...

 
At 10:13 AM , Blogger louisa said...

Abandoned Firefox, works with IE (ggrrrr) 'cept I can't get sounds now. sigh.

 
At 10:14 AM , Blogger louisa said...

I have sound! Hooray!

 
At 10:15 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

I couldn't get it to work in firefox either (under linux) but switching browsers fixed the problem. I missed the first couple minutes, though - too bad there wasn't a test feed for a couple minutes before the show.

 
At 10:18 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hurrah!

I think it is funny, at least on my sound, that Boss is the only one who is coming thru with good sounds, and Steve, and the two interviewers are boxy, or far away, or fuzzed..

And Boss is doing this from a mountain on his cell!

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

I got sound, but won't let me register to chat/comment. I missed the first couple of minutes too. if it downloads as ppodcast OK I shall have to go back and start again.

Rubius - sorry to hear your move didn't go smoothly - hope things improve very soon.

 
At 10:20 AM , Blogger louisa said...

You can pat yourself on the back, Miss Q, for arranging the weather to ensure he has good reception!

 
At 10:22 AM , Blogger Jess said...

That's happening on my sound, too-- Boss sounds fine and everyone else sounds like they're talking through a tin can and bit of string. :D

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

Which is funny, considering..

And just WHO spent an hour with him as he drove, alternating between Google Maps and T Mobile reception Map figuring out WHERE he was, and where would be the best place to talk??????

And I did do the weather.

A little peak into my little world for you...

 
At 10:28 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Who needs a satnavigator when you can have The Fabulous Lorraine?

 
At 10:34 AM , Blogger Jess said...

You the man!

Well, woman.

You know what I mean.

 
At 10:39 AM , Blogger Jess said...

I want to see Sir Francis Drake Versus the Aliens. They should make that. :D

 
At 10:43 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Jess - Me Too! (I also want to see Boss "Travelling in Time and Space and Fighting Crime an Stuff" - Q, have you noticed a Blue Box around his place recently?)

 
At 10:45 AM , Blogger vampi said...

meh i missed a bunch. stupid laptop and work in the way.

i am so beyond stoked for thisw movie. i just re-read coraline.

i need to invest in some audio books, i bet they arte brilliant.

 
At 10:47 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Marjorie - They've already cast Matt Smith as the new Morrisey-I-mean-Doctor. ;P

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

True, but Mr Smith is an Actor. I wouldn't be surprised to learn Boss has an actual time-and-space-machine.

 
At 10:54 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Like I would TELL you , if I did?????

Ok, never thought I would be blogging TWO blog radio web things in one day but at 6:00pm West Coast time, Marilyn Krieger , from Thecatcoach.com is doing a live chat.

She is the one who helped me save Magic, and one of the top experts on cat behavior and EG Benglas in particular.

I think I am going to call in. To hers, not Bosses.

Ah, the Boss Radio will be Podcast so everyone can hear it!

 
At 10:54 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Oh, that'd be Dan's time machine prototype, then.

Matt Smith was pretty good in The Ruby in the Smoke, actually.

 
At 11:02 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Wahh. LiveBoss disappeared 1/2 way through Coraline-as-typo answer. And the only excuse my laptop can come up eith is 'buffering' It better download the podcast, is all I can say (GrumbleGrumbleGrumble)

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

No fun! But it's only the last bit you missed. If anyone has problems finding the podcast let me know. I mean, I have no idea how to, so why I said that I have no idea, but someone might...

 
At 11:08 AM , Blogger Jess said...

They've actually got download links and an embedded playlist of all their recent shows on the podcast's main page.

Ha! I love all the hangup-clicks right at the end. Sounded like every awkward phone call I've ever had. :D

 
At 11:09 AM , Blogger louisa said...

Blueberry Girl

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

ah... that was lovely. Thanks again for the link, Lorraine. Sigh. Just lovely.

I liked Neil's 'bye' right at the end.

It was kind of weird, I was checking in here and you said 'he's calling from a mountain' and then I thought 'I wonder whether he is on one of the American Gods mountains' since I just started listening to American Gods this morning and then on the radio he said 'actually I am on the mountain where American Gods ends' ... really weird. I KNEW it.

 
At 11:33 AM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Aww I missed it. And for some reason I can't get the link to work.

Have to try back later.

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

I didn't have any problem with listening and I use Firefox. I did have to okay the site through NoScript first. And I though Boss was clearer than anybody, too. I've been to Lookout Mountain, though it was when I was twelve, so 35 years ago. Opryland had just opened.

It's really cool to read a book where the action takes place somewhere you've actually been. Movies are that way, too, though not to the same extent.

 
At 11:42 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

On the first trip from my old place to my new place I was staring at a particular lot with half-built walls and street lights... and then I recognized it as the set for the Watchmen movie. Boy oh boy was I excited when I realized what it was. I knew they filmed it in New West (where I now live) because my new roomy had seen some of it being filmed near his old place... I had seen the 'making of' bits on youtube and I recognized the orange/purple theme.. and the lack of supporting walls... and now I keep wanting to go back there and sneak in and take photos.... but I have no car and sadly it is not near a bus stop so no luck.

 
At 11:47 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Missed it. Felt I needed to be driving at that time. Not sure why as my meeting was canceled. Oh well. Glad to hear it will be available for listening later.

Lorraine you are amazing. Well done with the navigation and the weather and assisting. May I hire you for my next road trip?

 
At 12:16 PM , Blogger vampi said...

si the website is still playing the interview. just go to website and i chose to pop out into a player in new window.

oh squeee!!! tmbg have a song in the movie. i think i'm going to faint from delight when i finally get to see the movie.

oh and i just got my really awesome saucer poster. if anyone was on the fence about getting it... it's super freaking cool. i'm taking it to be framed tonight.

 
At 1:24 PM , Blogger Jane said...

Loved the interview! He is always so articulate and charming.

Now can't wait for a movie of The Graveyard Book!

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

Downloaded the podcast, will listen once ben is in quiet time. I'm sure i will love it, Boss is the best interviewee ever.

We went to target for laundry detergent and they were sold out but got ben a boat load of crap (damn dollar spot!) and a .... ELECTRIC KETTLE!! :) I got an Oster because it was stainless adn black and not plastic and white...had to match the kitchen (as ugly as the kitchen itself is, the appliances are all black and stainless!)

Can't wait to get blueberry girl. Although i cried all 3 times I heard boss read it and again when i got to flip through the pages.

It would be interesting to see how much more money I'd have if Boss wasn't so prolific...although I am much richer with him in my life (along with all the cool things he's introduced me to!)

 
At 2:01 PM , Blogger Annie said...

Missed about half I think, will have to go listen to podcast later.....haven't been fully awake all day. Was dumb and didn't look closely at bottle to make sure it was Dayquil and not Nyquil.....

 
At 2:18 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Oh, listening but I don't think its live
Rubius, that is a long commute. Hope its not too exhausting for you.

See what you mean about Boss being the clearest - as is appropriate :)

 
At 4:24 PM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

I could see the mountain but not the man himself (students actually require that I, a teacher, be in the same room with them -- who'd have thought?!), and, sad to say, couldn't listen at the time so yay for podcasting! And thanks for the efforting, Ms. Fablo. You more than live up to your name!! :-)

 
At 4:26 PM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

(And I told you we had great reception in the area -- some weird confluence of mountains gives us waayyyy good reception. Like I can talk on my cell phone in the tunnel type of reception. Glad to see it worked for Himself!)

 
At 5:04 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

I can't send info back and I'm not on Twitter, but I've been following the Cabal pill saga.

Q-have Pill Pockets ever been tried? They come from a cool little company called Greenies, variety of flavours and sizes, and are THE only way to get pills down the cats.

They make several dog versions as well, and my vet highly recommends the. PetSmart and PetCo both have the cat versions, haven't looked for doggy-style. (hey, now...)

Perhaps someone who Tweets can mention them....unless, of course, they were already tried and failed...

 
At 5:14 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

My poor dogs. It's too cold for them to go out and they are very bored. We played *lots* of ball today, but they're still bored. I'm not inviting a squirrel in the house for them to chase 'tho... I do have my limits.

Rubius - yikes! I hope the worst of that is behind you.

FabLo - not sure how greedy Cabal is, but sometimes the "I've got two!" trick works. I have a picky eater and it works for him. You take 2 of whatever he really likes (cheese, bread ball, Bil-Jac treat) and put the pill in one. Let him see that there are TWO treats, keep one in each hand. Feed him the one with the pill first. If he's fairly greedy, he'll gulp it down to get treat #2 faster.

Then again, if Cabal is a patient and civilized dog unlike my little hooligans, he won't be as grabby.

 
At 5:44 PM , Blogger Fluffy said...

Twittered the Pill Pockets suggestion to Himself, Lysandwr. I have used them with my cats and got better results than with anything but baby food meat (one cat looooved baby food.)

Fellow Texans, I had A Cunning Plan and sent the weather forecast via Twit about 3 hours ago hoping to tempt them southwards.

It could work.

 
At 6:07 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It's funny, I'm listening to Marilyn on the Blog Radio, and they are running Coraline ads beside her info bit...

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

I happened upon "Coraline: a Visual Companion" today at Barnes and Noble. I just love the way they made Coraline look.

 
At 6:18 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I liked the interview, as did my co-workers. My zone-mate, Mike, who isn't much for pleasure reading, says Neil is his new hero for hopping in the car with a job and driving towards warmth.

 
At 6:34 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

He hopped in with a dog Dan, not a job, hee-hee...

Just spoke to Boss and he and Cabal are doing just fine. Cabel sleeps, wakes and sleeps again which is good. Boss says it is getting warmer.

We may not get him back...

 
At 6:43 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Dog, right. Sorry. I have jobs on the brain, since I'm losing mine.

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

It is very much time to sleep now. I really sure be reading the book I have to review for VOYA magazine, or working on the book for my internship, but I would rather sleep. Studying can wait, patiently, for the morning.

 
At 6:50 PM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Good to hear Cabal isn't bouncing around ripping his stitches up.

I did finally listen to the interview..Ms Vampi helpfully put the link up on facebook.:) Boy did those announcers sound like they were broadcasting from inside a tin box! lol

 
At 6:50 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Sympathetic noises towards Dan....

um, isn't there anything that can be done? Are you employed directly by Harper Collins? (nosy, I am..)

 
At 6:51 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Sweet dreams, Emily, and best of luck!

Oh, Dan, that's right, I should not have teased you! Very sorry.

The guy I hired to shovel my stairs and sidewalk refuses to show up and do it. So I do ave an opening here, tho Dr Score is also un-employed tho and may get to it first.

(It scares me that two people whose combined skill could well take over the world are un-employed...)

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

I don't believe it is the web goblin who is losing his job, this would be his day to day job, she says speaking for Dan, as if he couldn't speak for himself...

The sound was pretty bad. You would think..

 
At 6:56 PM , Blogger Dr Wicked said...

We, the unemployed and underemployed Fiends, should form some sort of creative freelance coalition and mine the deep wells of liquid awesome that lurk within our minds.

 
At 6:58 PM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

Huge sympathies to Dan. Got that job loss thing going on in my family (which is partly why I'm all about picking up every teaching or tutoring job that comes my way) and it sucks. I'm really sorry...

 
At 7:04 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Well, I like to *think* I could help run the world; someone else needs to take it over first, however. I have my limitations :)

YES, Dr. Wicked! Unemployed Fiends! A SUPER untapped pool of power!

I'm in....

 
At 7:06 PM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Dr Wicked: Best Idea Ever!

 
At 7:06 PM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Oh yeah, the web goblin is still gainfully employed, though HC only seems to remember to mail a check every eight months or so. ^_^

It's not a huge deal. I'm highly marketable. My current job just paid better than what is out there now is this economy (which is why it's ending -- they can get someone new for less) and the next job will almost certainly require a pay cut, which is a bit stressful.

I have one offer on the table already for a job that's twice the commute for 10% less pay. Tomorrow I'm meeting with another company the same distance from home in hopes that they might be convinced to pay me a little better. We shall see!

I love interviewing, for some reason. I do it for kicks even when I'm not looking for a job.

 
At 7:07 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Fluffy--what is your Twitter handle?

 
At 7:11 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Oh Grace, you are most welcome, it would have been great had it worked, but we tried...

I am too tired tonight to do a new post, and I have nothing, my dears, nothing to say. Cats are playing, dog is driving with Boss, too cold for horses, the bees sleep and I don't have a gig until tomorrow.

There you have it.

 
At 7:12 PM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Best of luck Dan!

I can't find any place to get interviewed by, though thankfully I still have a job. (A job that is driving me nuts, but still a job.)

 
At 7:18 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Golden slumbers fill your eyes....

smiles awake you when you rise....

Sleep.....little darling, don't you cry....

and I will sing

a lullabayeee....

 
At 7:21 PM , Blogger Beez said...

Hello dear Fiends and Lady Empress. Currently in Wheeling W. Va., where it will be -5 tonight. I just can't get away from it.

Hey, tell Boss he may need to make Dog sit, put pill as far back in his mouth as he can, tip his head back and stroke his throat- it forces them to swallow. (my Labs got wise to the treat thing too).

Sometimes you just have to go mano a mano with the hounds.

 
At 7:38 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

-5 in W VA? What is UP with this???

 
At 7:40 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

85 degrees in the high hot sun this afternoon, dropping to 67 as soon as the sun was "below the yardarm"

Still....not so bad! :)

(sunburned my nose again....tending rosemary and lavender plants)

 
At 7:42 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Grendel has gone through several rounds of needing pills for whatever. Peanut butter - nope. Hot dog - nope. Lick the peanut butter off, leave the pill. Carefully unwrap the hot dog, bologna, whatever; leave the pill. Nick had some luck with pill wrapped in peanut butter wrapped in bologna, but not much.

I finally gave up on tricks, and just shoved the pill down his throat, THEN gave him a good treat. Grendel was more than fine with this plan, and came running every time I opened a vitamin bottle for months thereafter. Pills? For ME? And treats too right?? C'mon, give me a pill. Please?

I am tucked into bed with the laptop because it is not as cold under the blankets. Normally I'd snuggle with the dog until Nick came to bed (100 pound dog == very warm) but... he was into the catbox, I think. This has upset his digestion, and I do NOT want to be in the same room, let alone have him snuggled up anywhere near me.

*shudder*

 
At 7:49 PM , Blogger Beez said...

I don't know. psh- I had to stop driving because of the night time, the mountains and the freaking snow squalls.

 
At 7:50 PM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

It will drop to 7 degrees tonight (F). Schools are closed, because we are not equipped for this sort of cold. Plus, many of the students do not have winter gear. I can't tell you how many of my kids were wearing t-shirts in subfreezing temps today. Yes, the sun was shining and no wind and it was pretty warm inside, but still. Standing out at a bus stop at 6:30 a.m. in seven degree weather with just a hoodie, or less in many cases in certain parts of town, is a bad. So the schools are closed. We are pretty well south, and most of the poorer families don't buy winter clothes because usually the teens can get by with a few long sleeve shirts, maybe a sweat shirt or a sports-type jacket. I haven't boughten gloves in I don't even know how long, and I know my 13-year-old doesn't have any (we use hand-me-downs anyway) because why spend money on something you don't need??

So, I am home tomorrow. With a sort of enforced vacation because I didn't bring much work home today. Thursdays nights are my grad class night and I knew I wouldn't get tons done so I left it all at school, thinking I'd bring it home over the weekend. So now I have a long weekend without my work stuff. I don't know what to do with myself...

 
At 8:03 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Eww. Gonna be -3 overnight here, it says, and 8 tomorrow. So all y'all Deep Midwesterners come on out here with your swimsuits and picnic baskets! It's balmy. ;P

Pooling freelance powers of liquid awesome...yes. I'd be up for that. Anyone looking for a proofreader? Grant writer? General word grunt? My rates are cheap. Mainly because I have no business sense and tend to undercharge. (I shouldn't admit things like that out loud, should I?)

 
At 8:15 PM , Blogger Dr Wicked said...

Okay, I really like rapidly prototyping things and I've been looking for a good use of this domain.

Announcing the Fiend Talent Pool at Groupfruit.com

If you are unemployed or underemployed or just want to fling yourself at a giant ball of Talent Velcro to collaborate creatively with other people, go to the site and fill out the form. It is now (obviously) In extreme pre-ante-alpha stage but I wanted to get this ball of velcro rolling.

If you have a talent that you'd like to put to use and you're open to collaborating with people, come join!

I honestly just decided to do this, it's just me so far and I definitely won't sell your info. I'm not turning this into a job site, I want to make a site for collaboration, hence, Groupfruit.

Let me know what you think, drop me a line at doctorwicked@gmail.com.

 
At 8:26 PM , Blogger El said...

I leave for the day and when I come back, we're one step closer to taking over the world.

This is why I love all fiends.

 
At 8:40 PM , Anonymous kali_licious said...

Dr Wicked I like it!

I'll be back tomorrow to sign up 'cause I not think so good right now (headache).

Night all:)

 
At 8:43 PM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

Oh, I like the Groupfruit idea!

One question, though, Dr. Wicked. I'm filling out the form, and while I don't exactly hide my real name, I generally don't associate it anywhere with DataGoddess directly. Can the form be changed to have a "known by" name that is what's displayed wherever it's going to be displayed? I don't mind giving my real name, too, but I'd still like to be able to have a nickname, as it were. I like being practically non-Googleable ;-)

Figured I'd ask here, because I may not be the only person with that question.

 
At 8:46 PM , Blogger vampi said...

more pictures of coraline toys

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

In the new Fiendocracy all Fiends desiring gainful employment shall have the job that they most desire at the desired wages and benefits.


In the new Fiendocracy, we shall be the Illuminati.
CX

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

Dr Wicked moves FAST!!!!!

It's meant to be NINE tomorrow. 30 degrees warmer than today.

 
At 8:55 PM , Blogger Dr Wicked said...

Good point, datagoddess, and besides, I should have usernames for when this is a real site with logins etc.

If you go back to the form now it should have changed to include a username field.

 
At 8:55 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

From what the national weather map looked like, the East Coast fiends, particularly those above the Mason-Dixon line, are going to get the worst of it tomorrow. Minnesota is supposed to get snow tomorrow, too; pretty much the whole state.

Texas is moderate and dry.

 
At 9:23 PM , Blogger vampi said...

getting a page load error dr wicked. did i break it?

 
At 9:28 PM , Blogger Dr Wicked said...

Direct link to form is here. If groupfruit doesn't work, then just go to the form, otherwise e-mail me with the error.

 
At 9:33 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Very cool stuff!

I'm too sleepy t say more but you guys have all made me smile more than once today.

Thanks, Dr. Wicked, for new places to explore!

 
At 9:34 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Oh and also Dr. Wicked -- I am going to be using Write or Die for my academic work over the next few weeks. You are brilliant!

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

I am off

to bed.

Stay warm Queen Empress and all fiends in cold climes! Stay cool you fiends in hot climes!

Dreet sweams!

 
At 9:43 PM , Blogger vampi said...

dr, i was able to get there now. i must have clicked while you were tweaking.

 
At 10:04 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I am off to bed but wanted to say hi and goodnight. :)

Good luck Dan.

Dr Wicked, cool!

I will try to listen to the interview tomorrow.

Stay warm. Or at least don't anyone become a Fiendsicle.

Night.

 
At 10:21 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I'm off to bed too...nighty night.

 
At 2:41 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Morning all!

For those who haven't already seen it via Twitter, BirdChick on BoingBoing - Also on her own blog, the even more impressive Banana Hammer I really cannot get my head around the concept of this amount of cold!

DanGuy (any any other fiends in the same boat) sorry about the job - it's good that you have offers, byut the pay cut + extra commuting sucks.

Dr Wiccked - I think you may just have created the best website domain name EVAR... (Must be all that talent velcro you've got floating around...

Ariandalen - I read your comment as "Swarm, Queen Empress & all fiends" - another example of the hive-mind?

OK. working now. Honest. Not surfing the web and chatting at all. Oh no.

 
At 2:51 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

OOh and 100th (yes, I am easily excited) BTW, Q, I've sent you an e-mail..

 
At 5:20 AM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

We hit 100 and everyone runs off!!

Today is going to be interesting - I couldn't sleep last night, so I'll be mainlining caffeine all day.

 
At 5:23 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Good morning from a balmy 7F PA. We're still on the cold side of that Clipper!

I've seen the banana hammer done with liquid nitrogen as the cold source. Never thought about just outside!

Dr. Wicked, love the groupfruit idea. I will go and sign up later today.

Yesterday was depressingly busy in my office. I can tell the economy is tanking...more alcohol/domestic violence stories. and these are the folks who still HAVE health insurance.

Too many years of doing therapy and I still haven't worked myself out of a job.

But fiendish juicy collaboration possibilities sound intriguing...

 
At 5:24 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Dingbat now clicking ticky box.

 
At 5:55 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

DataG - It's me, isn't it? threadkiller.

seriously, hope you have a reasonably quiet/easy day at work, it sounds as though you need it.

 
At 5:56 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Although I suppose it's possible that the fact it's still the middle of the night for many fiends could be a factor...

 
At 6:23 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Middle of the night? Not so much, but going thru the morning routine, getting to work, etc.

Here: -2F, -15 windchill. Yes, I walked to work. And I was overdressed. Wool is good.

 
At 6:25 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Marjorie, It's not you, its me...any time I refer to what I do for a living people stop talking to me...sob!

Running away now....

 
At 6:26 AM , Blogger dabbler said...

Actually, off to buy acres of fabric, mostly green. :-)

 
At 6:26 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Dabbler, nah, not talking about work. Everyone might just be frozen solid.

Buying acres of fabric sounds fun!

Coffee. Need. Now.

 
At 6:35 AM , Blogger Hellie said...

Ooh lovely thanks - just downloaded it to my MP3 player, now I have something interesting to listen to on my train journey this afternoon. Forgot my knitting though grrr.

Off to London for weekend with boyfriend's family! Should be fun, though they are all REALLY talkative, even the cat!
Have fantastic weekends all!

 
At 6:38 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

There was a lovely day today and it's a nice change from the pissy weather we have been having for a week. A little colder so there was loads of mist this morning as I made my way through the orchards to work. But when I went up the hill, I came above the fog layer and discovered a perfectly turquoise sky with just a tiny cloud on it and it felt magic.

Speaking of which: How's Magic? And the kitties? Time for a kitty update.

 
At 6:42 AM , Blogger Jake Ian Ransom said...

Thanks so very kindly for the tip-off and link! I'm quivering with even more Coraline excitement than before (a blessed affliction) and plan a massive bloggy lead-up and aftermath here in Miramar.

If there is excitment to be drummed-up among the local gentry, it shall be done. Too: Magnificent news about Cabel, who can probably take a pill better than I can.

Jake Ian

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

Hello Jake, and Welcome, truly! What delightful turns of phrases you use, and a fine Fiendsih addition you are.

I am going to blog Coraline, quite a bit in the next few weeks. Because it is a fine movie and it is ALL I am doing these days, working up to the launch.

Well almost all.

Oh. Good Morning. Marjorie, no not Marjorie, Dabbler? Might be. Well, hover, you didn't kill any threads, It's just EARLY.

More reading comments. Tea.

 
At 7:08 AM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

Good morning M. Fablo and all fiends lurking and not so lurking. So weird to be home right now. Anyhoodle, going to try to be a productive citizen. Hope y'all have a lovely day and I'll try not to clog up the blog with a thousand comments, because I'm home and have teh internets at my fingertips! :-)

 
At 7:08 AM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

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At 7:13 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Dabbler, you and I together can kill nany thread gong (And I didn't even mention what I do for a living.)*

Phiala- If you're anything like me, morning routine & getting to work is done almost entirely on autopilot and without properly waking up, so might as well be the middle of the night for commenting purposes.

*It's unmentionable.

 
At 7:20 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I don't know, Marjorie and Dabbler, I do know what you do, and between the pair of you , you might be everything one needs in life, eh?

You could set up together and keep people sane and out of jail.

Grace, comment away. I like reading things in lines, or long stop lights, or just watch them pinging up on my computer as I type..

 
At 7:33 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Marjorie, now I'm wildly curious about what you do for a living.

Morning is somewhat routine, yes, but today extended to putting on several extra layers.

 
At 7:38 AM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

Dabbler, I like people like you because you teach people how to deal with their own shit. I'm big on owning your own stuff, you know?

(I didn't want to say "owning your own shit" because, personally, I prefer to get rid of shit)

Actually, I've been loving finding out what everyone does. The variety is neat, and adds some interesting perspectives.

I have officially been awake for 24 hours for no good reason other than I couldn't sleep. I predict I will be slap happy by the end of it. I'm also glad I'm not the one responsible for changes on our disk arrays, because I'd probably typo a command and crash something.

I'll just be over here playing with Excel, drinking various caffeine-laced drinks, watching the Battlestar Galactica marathon, and progressively getting sillier. Feel free to point and laugh if I get entertaining ;-)

 
At 7:43 AM , Blogger vampi said...

i push buttons all day :) after enough buttons pushed, someone can buy a ticket and go to a concert.

i also think i might be in the running for parenting these kids in my apartment building, as it seems they are always unsupervised and screaming like they are being kidnapped.

 
At 7:49 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

lawyer . (I don't know how to type in a whisper)
Mostly divorce, childnre in care, other family-related stuff. You tend not to see people at their best.(Also true of your client's, i would guess, Dabbler)

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

Mistress, I think she is a bounty hunter, who dresses in black leather, toting exoctic weapons and swings from buildings, swooping down on her prey like an avenging angel from above.

I think she told me that once.

Data, you might cut out the caffine? just a thought....Does tend to help with sleeping...

Marjorie and Louisa, the answer to your question is my Birthday is Feb 15th.....Hope that helps....

 
At 7:51 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

11. Hair of Tasmanian Tiger yields genes of extinct species

All the genes that the exotic Tasmanian Tiger inherited only from its mother
will be revealed by an international team of scientists in a research paper
published today (Jan. 13) in the online edition of Genome Research. The
research marks the first successful sequencing of genes from this carnivorous
marsupial, which looked like a large tiger-striped dog and became extinct in
1936. The research also opens the door to the widespread, nondestructive use
of museum specimens to learn why mammals become extinct and how extinctions
might be prevented. "Our goal is to learn how to prevent endangered species
from going extinct," said Webb Miller, a Penn State professor of biology and
of computer science and engineering and a member of the research team that
includes scientists from the United States, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, the United
Kingdom and Germany. "I want to learn as much as I can about why large mammals
become extinct because all my friends are large mammals," Miller said.
"However, I am expecting that publication of this paper also will reinvigorate
discussions about possibly bringing the extinct Tasmanian Tiger back to
life."

Read the full story on Live: http://live.psu.edu/story/36822/nw4

 
At 7:51 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Marjorie! stole my thunder! My version was cooler!

 
At 7:53 AM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

Can't cut out the caffeine, I have to work. One of the joys of being an hourly contractor.

 
At 7:53 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

How cool would that be? Tho I keep thinking Jurassic Park...

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

Did I mention my power went out in the night??????????

I only noticed this after I got up, as I was burrowed with Bengals and toasty, but the rest of the house!!!!!! ACKK! It's back ON, but still freezing!

I worry about outside...

 
At 8:02 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Fablo, way cooler, but I have to have a beliveable cover story...

BTW, did I mention - You Rock!

 
At 8:05 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Yr Welcome.

I have to go to work now. Don't mind work, but it is -20. Which hurts.

Here Mink...Come on mink...We're going out mink....

 
At 8:06 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Gah. Hope it wasn't out too long, Q I like your version of Marjorie's job, too. The Leather Avenger.

*whip-crack!*

What a fine idea, Dr. Wicked! I'm all over that. Need to be busy with other people. Boy howdy.

Tired today. Tired of feeling tired and sounding croaky. There is frost on my back door hinges. Why couldn't the weatherstripping have gone back in the summer, when it was warm enough to take the door off?! Argh.

 
At 8:13 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Morning, Fiends!

I have a distinct lack of minions today. I don't know where they went off to. How am I supposed to be properly snarky and curmudgeonly when I have no minions?! No minions. Office Husband is off being a rockstar at NAMM. No cabaƱa boys, either.

And worst of all, I have to get my own coffee.

 
At 8:17 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Time to engage in a little press-ganging! Is there anyone walking by your office? Reach out the door and seize 'em by the collar. Yoink!

 
At 8:35 AM , Blogger Maureen said...

I tossed my lot in with the velcro talent ball... it seemed a serendipitous thing to do. Traditional methods of things usually do not. I suspect there's a lesson in there somewhere, but it's Friday so I'm not pondering too deeply on it.

Data - no sleep? Urgh!

I seem to have misplaced my spontaneity somewhere... or else it's so tarnished I don't recognize it. Anybody seen it?

Dang. -9 Day 3 of Dogs Who Cannot Go Out.

 
At 8:45 AM , Blogger Maureen said...

Meh. That should be "Traditional methods of things usually do not work well."

Apparently brain does not work well today either.

FabLo - EGADS!! I'd freak if my power died when it was unmentionably below zero. Then I'd toss some logs in the fireplace and frantically dial the furnace guy. I'm just not a cold climate girl.

Marjorie - I have happy lawyer experiences. One squeezed money out of a couple of people who don't pay their freelancers and one eased up a stalker situation (like cockroaches, those are never truly gone).

Heauxly crap... the *inside* of my window is ice-covered!

 
At 8:51 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Jess, I like Q's version of my job better, too. If I put that in my passport do you think they'll still let me into the country in June?

Val - I feel for you in your having-to-get-own-coffee-hell. I have that problem too (but feel guilty if I snark about it, becasue the reason for it is that we had to cut some jobs, and my tea-maker-in-chief was one of them...) I'm with Jess on this one tho', get out there and kidnap a minion. It's just Office Politics, taken to a new level!

 
At 8:57 AM , Blogger Fluffy said...

Lysandwr, my Twitter handle is FluffyinTexas, since someone else unfairly stole my real name, Fluffy.

Going to finish reading posts now.

 
At 9:00 AM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

I have no minions. I have students, who seem to think I am a minion ("Hey, Ms. Monk, you got a dollar?" "Hey, Ms. Monk, you got a pencil? And I don't have any paper?" "Hey, Ms. Monk, why do we have to do this stuff anyway?" "I don't want to!" "I'm bored!" ad infinitum ad nauseum) but even with that, I love them. I kind of miss them today...

I have not yet showered. However, I am on the second load of laundry, have cleaned up the kitchen, done the dishes, vacuumed the 1st floor, and made lunch for me and the sweetest 13-year-old boy in the universe. (We are having scrambled eggs and toast and tangerines -- which sounds like breakfast but isn't because he had frosted flakes for breakfast and I had tea and we just like scrambled eggs.) Now to more laundry and a shower and then out in the 12 degrees (wtf?? I live in the south for a reason, people!!) to see if the school is open so I can get my stuff so I can work over the weekend!! Hope y'all are having a lovely day...

 
At 9:16 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

good day all! blue skies here in the brittle cold, windy too. i do believe an indoor flushable dog potty should be invented (i'm with you Maureen, my two are bigger with much more fur, but they don't like going out much now either). forgot to turn my thermostat up last night, as the woodstove dies down around 3 am - and woke up to a house that was 50. my fod it was cold! brrrrrr. i wanted to jump in the coffeepot - it was the only warm thing in the house!

 
At 9:16 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

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At 9:25 AM , Blogger Fluffy said...

See, that's what's wrong with the world - too much cold and too few minions. I think if we all had minions we'd be fine. For instance, the woodstove would never go out and we'd always have hot caffeine solutions.

 
At 9:29 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

This sounds kind of wild -- but I felt like I could bring it up here ...

Our neighbor has just fallen and hurt herself horribly; a rescue is on its way and we are all quite terrified. I just discovered that the man who has been hurting my family for so long, but is now living elsewhere, has been stopping in to see her lately, pretending to be the Nice Guy he's not. Hello! This is my life! He's supposed to be out of it! People think he is so wonderful because they like his pseudo-character. Watching him act like that makes me sick to my stomach ... I haven't felt this furious for a long time.

If this offended anyone, I will gladly delete it. PLEASE DO let me know if it's too much.

 
At 9:31 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Emily, I'm more confused than anything else -- someone's been hurting your family?

 
At 9:34 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Sorry. Total crazy woman.

Definitely should not have posted that. Yes, my father has -- sorry, definitely too much information. Not to mention I'll sound like I'm crafting a lie to get attention ... we're calming down a little.

 
At 9:39 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

I don't see why you shouldn't post about it here. No one's going to think less of you. Or think that you're trying to get attention.

 
At 9:40 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Not too much information, Emily. This is a really good place to go when you are scared, or mad or just ned someone to talk to, and we are here for eachother, whatever the problem is.

Someties we all just need to Tell someone, and know that people are listening and care.

Sending you lots of hugs and support, t you and your Mom and brothers!

Keep us posted and talk all you need to, yes?

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

It's just that the Fiend-dom is a very safe place. Thanks, Val.

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

Now that I know no one thinks I'm a mental case, I feel more relaxed about having mentioned it here. Thank you, Lorraine!

 
At 9:42 AM , Blogger El said...

Emily-

I will echo everyone else!

This is probably the least judgmental place you'll ever find. If you need to talk about something, let it out! We're all here for you, so no worries.

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

It's a good place it is.

And you are no more nuts than the rest of us, Missie

 
At 9:56 AM , Blogger vampi said...

i'm clearly macadamia...

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

One for all and all for one!!

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

I hope things improve, Emily. It's horrible how one person can so effectively screw things up for so many people.

 
At 10:13 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Can I be a cashew? I like cashews.

Big hugs to you Emily. We're all glad to listen if you want to talk.

Woop woop woop, I'm on the big ball of Wicked-velcro. Will I stick?

 
At 10:14 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Emily - i tend to feel like i overshare sometimes too but always am made to feel better by it around here. Lovely fiends support (and sometimes solve) all!

Hope your neighbor is ok!!

 
At 10:15 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

It just amazes me how he is so loving to other people. It's quite sickening to watch ... so I am often reminded by people of what a marvelous father I have.

 
At 10:16 AM , Blogger gaypet said...

I only have time to skim the comments but I just had to say that the Thylacine is one of my absolute favorite animals ever. I want one.

 
At 10:16 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I shall be pistachio, then.

I hope things will get a little less panicky, Emily. Am I right in assuming that you think the unpleasant guy might be responsible for your neighbour's fall?

 
At 10:16 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Oops, sorry Jess and Chantrelle -- did not see your comments there ... The Fiends definitely help me to feel better. I am so relieved that no one is backing away or gagging.

 
At 10:18 AM , Blogger EmilyLady said...

Nathalie, no -- he's not responsible. It's just that I learnt today of how he is still being so sweet to her, and I just want him to stay away from my life. I think she just slipped on the ice.

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

Emily, I am sorry that you are dealing with this and glad you let us know. Sometimes just letting others know can help a bit. Good for you.

 
At 10:25 AM , Blogger vampi said...

*snugs* to emily.

sorry i missed that whole thread and only saw the one about us being nuts. stilly blackberry. I like that we are mixed nuts. heck i think some might not be nuts, so maybe we are trailmix?

 
At 10:25 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Emily - No backing away or gagging here. Nonsense! You're intelligent and thoughtful and witty and we like you. I Have Spoken.

Hope neighbour is going to be okay.

The dad situation is hard. And I don't doubt scary. Remember that you're strong, and can see clearly. You will get through, and be okay.

Nathalie - I nearly went for pistachio. Great minds, etc.

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

Well thank goodness for that (I saw something potentially extremely sinister there for a moment) and let's hope she'll recover soon.

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

Jess, I would have gone for cashews had you not already pounced....

 
At 10:28 AM , Blogger Fluffy said...

I think I could be a mixed nut all by myself.

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

i'm going to say i'm almond since i make a kick-ass chocolate covered candied almond and my dad runs an almond huller!

 
At 10:36 AM , Blogger Dread Val said...

Emily, I can relate. While the details are not suitable for the Internet, I know very well what it's like to have a father who's adored by many, but displays a much different face in private. It's not easy. Hang in there, and try to keep in mind two things: 1-the truth will out; 2-setting and keeping your boundaries is the right thing, despite what others tell you.

 
At 10:42 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Nathalie - eerie. We're like two legumes in a pod.

 
At 10:44 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

Emily, just to add that we are all here for you if/when you need to talk. And that I hope you and your neigbour feel better and safer soon.

Turning to the 'which nut are you' question, I was going to say cashew, but I'm feeling more Hazelnutty now..

 
At 10:46 AM , Blogger Marjorie said...

becasue coffee isn't a nut, is it? Otehrwise, chocolate coated coffee bean. (thinks. clue is in the name. probably not a nut)

 
At 10:48 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Can I be in the Pod too?

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

Heh Heh - we can all be Pod People...

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

I like to think I'm an almond. Almonds are special nuts.

 
At 10:49 AM , Blogger bulfinch's aglaia said...

Pecan for me. I am in the south, remember...

Emily, we do not back away here. Between us fiends, we have seen and experienced so much both good and bad. You sound perfectly sane, I promise. Hoping your neighbor heals quickly.

 
At 10:57 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Everyone get in the pod! Woo! \o/

 
At 11:01 AM , Blogger Stacy said...

I am a


Coco~nut.


Loves me the coconut; especially when there's almonds nestled inside & we are all covered in chocolate.

 
At 11:03 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

American Chestnut!

 
At 11:15 AM , Blogger El said...

Macadamia! Mmmmmmmm, I'm delicious.

I have most of today off and a lot to do. Trouble is, I don't want to do any of it.

Must. Not. Nap.

 
At 11:24 AM , Blogger Fluffy said...

I was just looking at the popular Facebook flair and noticed that anti-winter has edged out Twilight. It's That Bad.

And I haven't gotten up yet. WTF?? Well, the cats are happy. I need to get up soon, if just to have my Lucky Charms fix before dinner.

 
At 11:31 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Fluffy - I am of the opinion that Lucky Charms makes an excellent dessert.

 
At 11:34 AM , Blogger AletaMay said...

Sending good thoughts for safety and calm to EmilyLady!

I think I might be a walnut.

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

I would like to choose Aesculus. They are pretty trees, with interesting flowers, nice shape, fancy 5-part hull around a glossy brown nut. And also, toxic.

I wanted to get the description out of the way, so you'd understand, BEFORE referring to them as horse chestnuts, conkers, or buckeyes, none of which names are at all related to my reasons for selection.

(I know, leave it to the botanist to come up with something obscure...)

 
At 11:59 AM , Blogger Arwenn said...

If it makes you feel any better I chose American Chestnut because of the blight (which I find fascinating for some weird reason) and the prickly hull.

 
At 12:02 PM , Blogger Phiala said...

Chestnut blight IS fascinating, and I could talk at length if I weren't busy. :)

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

Some other time then :) one of my few memories of my grandfather is that he pointed out where the shoots continued to sprout from the dead trunks. Then botany and forestry classes when I was in school.

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

Black walnut.

Or the ones you make conkers out of.

 
At 12:43 PM , Blogger Jess said...

There's always the lovely Brazil Nut.

*congas*

 
At 12:50 PM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

Oh, oh, I'm a sunflower seed!!

*wonders why everyone is looking at me funny*

Oh, yeah, right, NUT, um, oops.

I'll come in again.


Emily, hang on to what you know to be the truth of the situation and don't let anyone try to tell you that you're crazy, that you're exaggerating, or that you're looking for attention. *You* know what was done, if others can't believe it of "such a nice guy" then they're not worth your time.

Had an abusive girlfriend who covered really well. Took awhile for me to be able to hold my ground and walk away from anyone who insisted she couldn't be that bad. She tried to weasel her way back into my life by sending condolences about my MiL. Some people can't let go, will fight for power over you.

*hugs*

 
At 12:51 PM , Blogger DataGoddess said...

Dang, I write books when I comment. Sorry :-)

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

Emily, let me add my voice to others': I really can't imagine gagging and backing away from what you've said. You have proven yourself to be intelligent and resourceful. If you were just looking for attention for attention's sake, there were other times when you could have said something but didn't. So, speak away. Your mother had good reasons for leaving your father, and that's good enough for me.

 
At 1:12 PM , Blogger louisa said...

February 15th!!!

happy dance

CAN'T WAIT!!!!

'nother happy dance chachacha

Bagsy me NUTella, chocolatey hazlenutty yumminess

Emily, Val I'm right there with ya (((hugs))) I know the expression is The best revenge is to live well but I say it's not about revenge, it's just about YOU living well and not giving anyone the power to make you angry/upset/afraid. Yes, live well.

 
At 1:13 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

Back from Acres of fabric search...$186.00 at mostly a dollar a yard must be at least ONE acre, don't you think....

Way behind on comments, and leaving again to see a British pantomime show my hubby designed lights for...he asked four times if I wanted to see it so I discerned the proper answer was YES.

And yes, Marjorie, you and I see people in very similar states, though I hope to see them get less distresses...don't know if you get the chance

 
At 1:15 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Besides, if anyone says you're crazy tell them, "Everyone's crazy but me and thee, and sometimes I wonder about thee."

It's just something my mother taught me. ;)

 
At 1:17 PM , Blogger vampi said...

seeds work, we're more of a trailmix :)

 
At 1:21 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Sorry, dabbler, you're not quite there. I don't remember the exact number but 1 acre is 40,000+ square feet. I know this without checking because I prepared real estate appraisals for eleven years.

 
At 1:28 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Dabbler - you have 1.56 ares of cloth. Yup, actually found a converter :)

 
At 1:29 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

(((EmilyLady))))

One of many reasons I ended up as a psychotherapist was having a Mom who was seen by everyone, including my friends and the Episcopal priest of my then church as simply wonderful. None of them lived with her. None of them were targets of her rages....

Ancient history mostly, now.

I will echo what others have said..safe place, believe your own knowledge and talk about it when you need to.

 
At 1:31 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

Arwen, you rock! Wait till I tell the other costuming volunteers.... Or maybe they'll run away?

 
At 1:34 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

My roommate in college was a costumer designer, she weren't afraid of nothing!!

Oh wait, you said volunteers... that's a whole different story. I dunno, I enjoy scaring people.

 
At 1:37 PM , Blogger dabbler said...

They're pretty hardy...some of them have done this with me for several years.... it's the thought of making all those acres three dimensional that scares me!

 

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