Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In Which We See More Photos By Mr Kyle Cassidy!! This Makes Us Happy...

And yet more photos by the magic Mr Kyle Cassidy! I have a lot of the Boss and Miss AFP walking thru the woods with the dog, but Boss points out that with his dark glasses and the leash, he looks like a blind person. But these are lovely. And he doesn't look at all blind.

That kitty he is holding is Zoe, who is in fact blind, and the two old ladies on the bottom are Pod and Hermoinie. They are 17 now, and kind of creak when they move about. Hermoinie is deaf now, but they still love scritches and cuddles.











Love and Photos,
Lorraine

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At 09:40 Blogger Phiala said...

Hey! Got back from early-morning meeting at just the right time to see more lovely photos. And happy old cats (my boy is nearly 15, so I appreciate seeing older ones).

At 09:40 Blogger Beez said...

Okay! Enough with the overwhelming cuteness!

Nah, really want more. Beautiful pics, beautiful day AND cats!

At 09:45 Blogger Cecily said...

AFP is doing exactly what I want to do to his hair. But I am weird and like crazy hair.

At 09:45 Blogger Dan Guy said...

We're going to have to rename this blog "Cute Overload" if this keeps up. ^_^

At 09:50 Blogger vampi said...

wow. that is cute overload.

i'm off to work with barely any sleep. also today is har cut day. hopefully i am still conscious tonight to post pics

At 09:52 Anonymous GrumpyPig said...

Haha! The catpix surface, thank you FabLo! We have been missing the poor auld things. Doing what old kitties like best - cuddling & dozing (when not being hand-fed kitty treats).

At 09:52 Blogger gaypet said...

Aw!

At 09:56 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hi GrumpyPig, and welcome! Glad you like the kitties.

It IS kind of cute overload. Simply disgusting!

But all concerned are very happy. Me included in that.

At 09:58 Blogger Hellie said...

From the pics it seems you're having sunshine - Manchester's summer came at the weekend and was gone by Monday! I got soaked to the skin (literally, I had to change all my clothes!) in a freak ten minute rain and hail torrent on my way home from work yesterday. I can just about feel my toes again, but the photos make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside anyway - Aw you can't ever have enough cuteness. Ha and it looks as if Cabal is trying to untie the saddle in the first pic!

At 10:02 Blogger Jess said...

Aww indeed! :) Very lovely all of them.

Is it fair to want to beep a blind cat's nose? Because Zoe wouldn't see it coming. But she's asking for it.

At 10:09 Blogger Hellie said...

Jess that's a leetle bit evil but she really does have a very beepable nose lol!

At 10:14 Blogger Ticia said...

Lovely photos.

At 10:19 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Zoe! My bed fellow!

At 10:23 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Wow, the beautiful pictures won't stop!

What pretty pretty kitties. Our cat is 17 now too. He's an old curmudgeon who, if he could talk, would be saying things like my great-grandma was saying when she was 104. Things like, "why am I still alive? I'm so old!"

At 10:32 Blogger hope said...

Good morning fiends!

Lorraine, thanks so much for the photos, that Mr. Kyle Cassidy is very talented.

And the old kitty girls are beautiful. I second the gentle nose beep, what a pretty girl!

Chantrelle, your great-grandma sounds excellent.

This morning I sign the escrow thingies for my house! I think this means I'm almost done. I asked my real estate guy yesterday if I should dress up, and he said, "No, just be sober and clothed. If the escrow officer asks you if you're Hope Biggs, and you say, 'I hope so, I'm wearing her underwear,' I'll have to pull you out of there and put some coffee down your throat.'

So now I will be thinking about _Real Genius_ during the whole thing.

At 10:45 Blogger Starshadow said...

Ohhhh...*melts*...those are such lovely, lovely pictures!

So nice to see more of the cats, such loves as they are!

Cabal steals every picture he's in, pretty much. If it's not him, then it's probably Mr. Neil's hair...

Thank you for sharing!

At 10:51 Blogger Rubius said...

Just loads of gorgeous shots. Very nice.

At 11:15 Blogger Na said...

My daughter came in while I was reading the post. She had to see all the horse and cat and dog pics a few times. Noted that everyone looks happy, and when she saw Boss peering into a bee box she asked, "Is he the Good Guy?"
(I think 'cause in her world that's all stories are about; 'good guys' and 'bad guys'.)
(And, I answered 'yes'.)

At 11:16 OpenID kylecassidy said...

would you pleasepleaseplease pet zoe for me? and hermione. but especially zoe.

At 11:21 Blogger spacedlaw said...

And for me. (also tells her she has fans)

At 11:31 Blogger Marjorie said...

More gorgeous photos. That first one made me smile - and the one with Zoe is really nice of Boss, as well as of the very cute cat herself.

I was disappointed to hear that Boss himself didn't venture on to a horse...

At 11:32 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I will pet her for you Kyle, can I also tell her you will be sending for her soon? You really should, you know, it DOES seem to be true love on both your parts....And she would be far happier with people who have more time and cuddles for her than we do...

I will also tell her she has fans...

At 11:33 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

The offer was there, Marjorie, but he didn't want to ride. He does say tho that perhaps he should start.

At 11:49 Blogger Marjorie said...

Good Morning Q! I just like the idea of Boss-on-horse. There's something inherently unlikely about it, somehow (I am not 100% convinved that was really him, on the horse in China. He wasn't wearing black)

At 11:58 OpenID kylecassidy said...

You know, if Zoe just showed up here, we couldn't send her back. We'd just be forced to just keep that bunny....

Not suggesting that you should just SEND HER or anything..... Nope, I wouldn't suggest that you PUT HER ON A PLANE THIS AFTERNOON.

At 12:01 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

The Boss flies to NY tomorrow. Just saying.

At 12:15 OpenID kylecassidy said...

and there's that, er, cat carrier i left there.... wtf? someone's crawled into it?! oh well. move over momcat.

At 12:25 Blogger Rubius said...

Hahaha... Kyle you are wonderful. I am sure you would be a perfect Zoe-owner. She does need lots of cuddles.

At 12:26 Blogger Jess said...

Something tells me that Kyle may be getting a cat. :D

At 12:37 Blogger Ani said...

Enlist Boss in black
to carry the lovely cat
to Kyle in New York.

My vote!

And yay for happy older cats! I am srsly thinking that when my current old pets pass I I will see if there are a couple of older cats who happen to need a home that likes older cats.

At 12:48 Blogger Cecily said...

It's lovely when cats find their humans. Cause really that's the way it works, they do own us.

At 12:50 Anonymous kali_licious said...

Gayle, I second your Awwww:)

At 13:15 Blogger mistressmousey said...

Yay! Kitties! So adorable! (Oh, and the pictures of everyone else are cool too ;P)

I love all the pictures being posted lately.

At 13:35 Blogger Kitty Cat said...

Zoe is a world travellin' lady, I flew her to CA and then she drove back (with human help) SHe slashed open the side of the soft carrier case, and howled like a banshee...poor little blind batgirl.

Pod & Hermione are truly the spiderwomen.
Batman is a spring chicken next to them and he is a cranky ol' bastard.

SpaceyNat, i did also say Yes, Oui, Si, Ja to Kyle's art project, maybe we will be lab partners---

Q, all these photos are so inspiring, by September, hope you will be ready for new ones!

At 13:43 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Alas, we are not, Kitty! Not that we can't make things on the side if you feel the urge...
:)
Just saying.

At 14:01 Blogger EmilyLady said...

The public computer is showing only half the post again but I don't need the entire post to tell you how awesome these pictures are ... especially the first one.

At 14:09 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Joy captured in beauty. These have been great photos. Thanks to everyone for allowing them to be shared.

At 15:06 Blogger Chantrelle said...

I don't feel like i can get my head above water this week! How in the hell do you single moms do this?!?! I wanted to say yes to Kyle's art project idea, I just know I would be able to pull anything off :(

Anyway, one thing I did get done is I put a recipe contest up on FoodPorn. It's turning 10 next week... awwwww. Feel free to spread the word!

Is it time for Fiendom Come yet?!?!? Fiends, take me away!

At 15:16 Blogger EmilyLady said...

Reach for my hand, Robyn!

At 15:25 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Thanks Emily!!

I'ts funny, I don't feel overly stressed but then I realize there's this stack of phone calls I didn't make or e-mails I didn't send. So I guess if I was actually keeping track of all that stuff I'd be more stressed out :P

geez, what would it be like if I actually had a job outside of mom!

At 15:36 Blogger Na said...

You'd be in my shoes, Chantrelle. :) And apparently I hold all my stress in the muscles at the base of my skull. Grrrr.

At 15:38 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Major props to you Na!

All right, off to pick up the munchkin and friend from school. The upside, it's Farmer's Market day!!!!

At 15:48 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Now that I've been up awhile, the headache is back. Mostly stress, I imagine, but probably doen't help that I need new glasses. Another thing for the to-do list.

Best to all of you, as you work through all that's on your plates, be it good, bad, or just too much.

At 16:10 Blogger AletaMay said...

Where did the warm sunshine found in these photos go!!??!! Is is so cold today!

At 16:12 Blogger Marjorie said...

Fiendom Come soon, Robyn...one more month...

At 16:20 Blogger AletaMay said...

Oh and I did say "YES" to Kyle's collaboration project. Will contact my partner this evening. This is an example of why Mr. Kyle Cassidy is one of my heros!

Also I agree that Zoe's nose wants tweaking!

At 17:51 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Wonderful happy photos.

I love the two old gals sitting so quietly together.

At 18:11 Blogger Phiala said...

Rainy day comfort food for dinner: miso soup, toast, salad from CSA sprouts.

The Organization Rampage continued all day: my desk is clean, my to-do list is up to date (and Fods! I have an excessively large number of projects to accomplish this summer), and I made quite a lot of headway on one of the more recalcitrant projects.

Yay me!

Next, hopefully the momentum will extend to a bit of writing.

At 18:46 Blogger losile said...

I think that first picture killed me with cuteness. I'm on the floor in a cuteness-induced coma.

At 19:07 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hi Losile and welcome! THAT made me laugh...

HOME!!!! Not done working tho. The world does not sleep, so I will sit here, e-mailing as they pop up, watching Mim try and bury my TV remote under the futon.

No, no idea WHY.

Boss pointed out to me that the reason he didn't ride was that he had the dog, and didn't want to take my horse, as it was my ride. And Kyle was taking pics.

Cabal isn't quite safe enough to let lose around horses, on a farm where there are cats...He did fine tho, until Amanda and I got off the horses. THEN he got worried.

At 19:51 Blogger Beez said...

Doo dee doo

The brick on my laptop died alas

Very strange to be pressing keys that click.

*click...click....clickity-click*

At 20:00 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Headache not being made better by catching up on paperwork at home. But it's been piling up since the move and cold-from-hell, so dealing with it should dial down the stress meter a point or two. Then to find necessary papers to make eye doctor appt. Then, ???

At 20:01 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Where IS everyone tonight? All gone into hiding now that I am home, I see how you are...

Beez, you have a brick on your laptop? Could be a problem...

At 20:02 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

OSS, sounds like you need a little down time, any chance of it? Breathe my friend...

At 20:02 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Beez - I hope that doesn't mean your laptop is bricked.

At 20:04 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Alas, no. Things are only going to get worse between now and Fiend Fest. But I will have all of it cleared by then, so I can relax aplenty there.

At 20:05 Blogger Beez said...

Wha?

Dammit, someone said I needed a brick!

hmph, silly computer peeps and their brickishness.

.....

Ohhhh, not that kind of brick.

nevermind

At 20:06 Blogger Jess said...

Was gonna say: maybe the brick is the problem.

Hello there. We're just looking at pictures of my azaleas. Yes, I'm still stuck on my azaleas. I'll get the pics posted somewhere one of these days to bore you all with. :D

*goes back to Windoze Picture and Fax Viewer*

At 20:15 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Bricks confuse me...But then, they are confusing things.

Jess, I don't THINK flowers are boring, could be wrong, but if you can get them to grow, kudos to you...

My mad Gardeners Gayle and Beez are apparently coming back on Friday. Cool.

At 20:28 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Just back from taking Tysie to the vets (for those not on Twitter, she has bowel probs again). She is not a happy camper, after being poked and prodded thoroughly in the abdomen then having blood taken.
Depending on blood results, next step will be endoscopy to check out her innards from the inside. Poor old girl.

OSS, seems to me you need a break from paperwork to get rid of that sore head!

At 21:07 Blogger Jess said...

That's what I can't work out, Q! I don't do anything to these azaleas. They just came with the house. It's a Kyushu "Komo Kulshan" azalea (this is it last year). Apparently you just plant 'em, then stand back every May and watch them go boom. Nothing like a plant that makes you look like you actually know what you're doing!

I want to see what Beez has been up to with that rototiller! :)

At 21:20 Blogger Cecily said...

Q- Totally Off Topic, but I had a weird synchronicity this last weekend that made me think of you. I have never heard of the beautiful Bengals before I started following you. Sunday I go to my Mom-in-laws, and she has rescued a cat, that is a Bengal. OMG such an awesome kitty. Still kinda skiddish, but he totally fell in love with me and was all over my lap within an hour of being around him. And now I need a bigger house so I can haves some too. :-)

At 21:25 OpenID ohbutmeow said...

Neil and kittehs! So cute, it hurts. :)

At 22:03 Blogger AletaMay said...

I was in Lincoln NE this weekend. For some reason there are many many houses made of brick there. Is there a connection between this and the computer of Beez? I believe there is.

At 22:34 Blogger El said...

Mr. Cassidy is indeed a spectacular photographer. The kitties look so cozy. And possibly like they'd kill me if I tried to settle in next to them. :/

I'd very much like to come and see what Beez and Gayle have been up to!

Aleta- I was wondering where you'd gotten off to. Twitter told me you were traveling, but I must have missed the where.

Sal- Give Tysie a cuddle from me.

I wish I'd had a chance to say yes to Kyle Cassidy's project, but I had an eventful weekend-- for those of you who haven't heard, I've made my first poetry sale after a lot of hard work! Over the moon is a good way to describe it.

At 22:37 Blogger AletaMay said...

El! Congrats on the poetry! So Very Exciting?

At 22:38 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Congratulations El!!

Got the boy in bed. He was asleep before i even walked out. He and I have been hula hooping together w/ the hoops my sis makes. It's the cutest thing! I love it!!

I have my wednesday-night-ahi-tartare to eat still.

What else did people say? Ah, i forget. Hope you're about done with work Q!!

At 22:40 Blogger AletaMay said...

For fiends who wanted to do Kyle's thing but feel like you missed the boat check out this LJ community. Stragglers are being matched up there.

At 22:47 Blogger Na said...

El, that's brilliant! Congratulations!

Chantrelle, don't know about props. The house is a wreck, work is being neglected. But both children fairly well cared for and clean and all that. So I reckon it's a wash.

I am all-purpose-parenting this week because my guy is back in the States visiting his mom, who is rapidly fading from cancer. It's not an easy relationship, but she is his mother, and still a crummy time for the family. I tell you, I am appreciating time with my monsters very dearly right now.

Very cheering to hear of happy critters and peeps 'round here. Cheers, mates.

At 22:48 Blogger Cecily said...

Congrats El!

I did get into Kyle's artist match up. And have already started working with my partner. We have been exchanging emails all afternoon. I am so excited about this!

At 22:48 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Congratulations El - that is wonderful news

At 23:00 Blogger Lyndyn said...

Hello, Fiendlings...Is it really almost midnight? How did that happen...

I said YES to the colab thing, too...but...not sure if I got it in on time or not...

The pix are very cool...it really did look like a wonderful day...

At 23:07 Blogger ariandalen said...

More lovely, happy pictures! Thank you, KyleFC, AFP, Boss, and Ms. Fabulous for sharing them with us. :)

Speaking of kitties, Ms. Fabulous, are you still having to inject fluids into Pod?

Yay, El! Congratulations!

Evidently I needed to check my LJ first, rather than here today. ;)

Welcome, GrumpyPig, losile, and ohbutmeow! We love new Fiends speaking up. Look around for your jacket with buckles up the back, and any materials you might want to use to personalize said jacket. We all have one. ;)

::sniff::
::SSSNNNNIIIIFFFFFFFFF::
Oh, Yeah! SPICY!MWAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!

At 00:40 Blogger Karen B. said...

That Kyle takes excellent photos.

Such kitties! Yes, creaky is definitely the way to describe older cats. It's not just the way they walk, it's their noises (especially when going deaf and can't hear themselves).

At 00:50 Blogger ariandalen said...

Hi, KarenB.! So glad you've decided to join us. :) Pick out a jacket and personalization materials and have at it.

::sniff::
::sniff sniff::

Sssssspicy!


I'm off. . .to bed. See me in your dreams!



MWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!

At 05:58 Blogger losile said...

Heehee, so glad to have caused laughter!

Side note to someone whom I know will appreciate, I finally found my kitty today! Or rather, she finally found her human. A little girl nobody wanted jumped in my arms at the shelter and said TAKE ME HOME! Apparently this was unheard of behavior for her. Hooray for new kitty adventures :D

At 07:26 Blogger dabbler said...

Morning/evening all. Tried to post from laptop yesterday, but Blogger would have none of it. Got home to find my desktop had acquired an extremely nasty virus. I DID NOT click on Spyware 2009 (which is the scam and apparently makes it worse,) but Avast has failed to remove it, so now it's up to DH...who has good skills, but no time. SO I am typing this on Grinch, and also click, click, clanking. Note: all our computers are named for Dr. Seuss characters, starting with Sneetch, many years ago.

Hugs to Na and Na's guy. And Chantrelle, and OSS and anyone I've forgotten who needs one. Heck...hugs all around!

At 07:28 Blogger dabbler said...

Chilly gray day here
Enormous bee in bathroom
Surely woke me up.

Box of tickles

At 07:34 Blogger dabbler said...

And, love the pictures...can just feel the slightly moth-eaten, too thin, fur-over-bones petting of elderly cats in that last one.

My old lady, at fifteen, has been decimating this year's population of bunnies. We have to see if she's alone these days when she meows at the door, cause she like to bring them home and show us. "Look Mom, I got it!" She's up to three, plus several smaller beasties.

At 08:40 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Woke up and had no tea at my house!!!!!!

WAY too early...

Airport and then new hair....

At 08:42 Blogger Ani said...

Hang in there with the single-parenting thing Na and Chantrelle! I manage by keeping breathing (it's a challenge!), keeping humour, and giving me and Kid both a fair amount of leeway. And seriously relying on my support network!

At 08:45 Blogger spacedlaw said...

What! No tea? Maybe there is some at Boss' and you can have some there prior to the airport run?

At 10:02 Blogger Sherri - PDX Yogini said...

What marvelous photos, thanks for sharing them! Just last night I was missing my old kitty -- he passed away last spring at 17.5 or so years.

At 10:15 Blogger Lexocat said...

Arrrgfh! Had a comment all typed up yesterday and forgot to hit the right button. (Too many comments now to read them all before posting but I'll get around to it eventually.)

At any rate, hours and hours later, I am chiming in to say we've got a 17 yr old cat, too. All things considered, he's doing better than I would have ever imagined (especially since he's 3-legged).

The photos are a delight! Thanks.

At 10:50 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Kyle has a different Zoe picture up over at his blog.

At 10:50 Blogger Jess said...

El, where will the poem appear? (And good on yer, lady. :) )

At 11:40 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Wow, there are a lot of 17 yr old cats around here!!

I feel better today than yesterday. Ben climbed in bed w/ me this morning and we slept until 8:30. The only thing on my sched. today is buy Tori tix at the presale and take ben to swim class. The rest of the day can be catching up on stuff (even though i'll also have to entertain ben, at the moment he's on pbskids.org)

I'm glad i got to sleep since i've been staying up too late reading the first Earthsea book (LeGuin). I'm almost done but i couldn't keep my eyes open to finish it!

At 12:44 Blogger DataGoddess said...

I've missed you guys!! *hugs* all around!

Lovely pics - I love the one of AFP with her head back glowing in the sun.

I got to spend a week with a kitty who suddenly became an only-kitty a few months ago when her sister died. She's undergone a personality change - she was more passive, but has become a real alpha cat. And apparently I give good ear scritches :-)

At 13:01 Blogger ariandalen said...

Tangwyn is 12, so he's the youngster of the bunch. The feral boys are now a year old (Dragon and Pirate). Dragon has now brought a little calico around, though I don't think Lavender (Great Pyrenees, age 2) let's her in the pen to eat. We can't leave food on the deck or front porch as we have at least one raccoon and one opossum who will come eat it. They won't go in the dog pen.

Hi, Sherri - PDX Yogini! Welcome to Fiendom! :) Buckled jackets and personalization materials are readily available, just pick which you want.

::sniff::
SPICY!


MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

At 13:05 Blogger Marjorie said...

just posted a blog about meeting Pat Rothfuss, if anyone is interested!

At 13:42 Blogger Na said...

Hey DG!

Congrats, losile, on being claimed by a kitteh!

Dabbler, thanks for thoughts and virtual hugs and all. The MIL is doing a bit better, and weird family drama stuff has resumed.

It's truly, not just virtually warm here today, which always makes things a little better.

Saw the other pic of Zoe. Her nose looks even more beepable there, and Mr Kyle's description of her is adorable.

At 14:23 Blogger Fluffy said...

I agree with the "How do single moms do it?" question.

I remember in the years B.C. when I was traveling and would go out of town, my cats would be sitting in the front window looking sadly at me and I'd think, "There's no WAY I could handle being a working mom if mt cats make me feel this guilty for leaving them!"

Of course, they started the guilt trip the night before when the suitcase came out and they'd pack themselves in it.

I hope everyone's complications sort themselves out to a less-stressful level. After Monday things here should slow down considerably. Let's hope everyone else's do, too.

At 14:24 Blogger Fluffy said...

And those were MY cats, not some sort of mountain species.

At 17:30 Blogger Siri said...

Nothing to say now,
But I will tickey the box.
Mayhap thoughts will come.

At 17:59 Blogger Rubius said...

Summer sunshine thoughts.
Treacherous scum, won't leave me be.
I should be outside!!!!

At 18:06 Blogger Rubius said...

brain is losing it.
payroll days suck raw lemons
I need to change ME.

At 19:54 Blogger Chantrelle said...

One of our local bakeries had the coolest beehive cake today. I had my phone out ready to take the picture and then they called my number and i got distracted by my chocolate chip cookie and spaced the pic!

I wish i could bring the cake to fiendom come!!

At 19:56 Blogger Siri said...

What say we take over Charlie's kitchen, and make one ourselves?

It could happen....

At 19:57 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Someone else needs to lead that one, I may have mentioned I don't bake. That's what wonderful bakeries are for! :)

At 20:03 Blogger Siri said...

Just have to say.


100

At 20:06 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Home now!!!!!!!

Not sure if I like this hair or not. Really shorter and weird.....Kind of Joan Jett,, which is good..

At 20:07 Blogger Siri said...

Ohhh - Joan Jett......that is different from what I've seen on you - looking forward to the new avitar....

At 20:15 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Had to look up Joan Jett (sorry). Wow, that would take some getting used to, but I can imagine how it would look great on you.

At 20:17 Blogger Chantrelle said...

I had a straight-girl crush on joan jett so i want a picture!! ;-)

At 20:31 Blogger Beez said...

Joan Jett is VERY good. Can't wait to see it.

At 21:23 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Well, I've finally made decent progress with the at-home paperwork. Still a little filing to do, but mostly caught up. Turns out my dining room table is made out of wood. Who knew? Maybe I can try eating from it someday soon. I'm sure it would like that better than being a horizontal file.

At 22:38 Blogger AsISeeIt said...

I also would like to see new hair...

At 22:39 Blogger AletaMay said...

Me too! Me too!

Good night!

At 22:43 Blogger ariandalen said...

OSS, you mean it can't be both?

;)


What possessed you, Ms. Fabulous, to cut off that much hair?
BTW, I sent you a package yesterday. Hope you like it. :)

At 23:24 Blogger Beez said...

Wait, does this mean you need another new picture for the home page?

At 00:25 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Sleep time...ok, that's a lie, it's Earthsea time and sleep will come when my book falls in my face and wakes me up and I realize i've turned the last 3 pages in my sleep and have no idea what i just read.

'night fiends.

Cant' wait to see the calico-cat-meets-joan-jett hairdo!!!!

At 02:50 Blogger Marjorie said...

Oh , new hair sounds very exciting! Can't wait to see it.

At 03:30 Blogger Marjorie said...

I has Tori Amso tickets!! (Not as good as Chantrelle's, but we'rein the stalls...)

At 07:54 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Mornin'

So, Lorraine, are you getting used to the new 'do?

One week (and a day) to Printers Row Lit Fest! Need to decide what to take in case there is time for signing. And in case I don’t chicken out and sneak out the back.

Four weeks to Fiend Fest! Just as nervous about meeting the fiends, truth to tell, but still looking forward to it. And can’t possibly sneak out the back, unless I try to spend the long weekend hiding in the Mpls airport. Hmmmm…

At 08:04 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Do not drink anything before reading thisYou have been warned.

At 08:19 Blogger Erin Underwood said...

Wow. He's really a fantastic photographer. The composition, colors, focus, etc. are so nice.

*sigh*

Whenever I see an artist who makes what they do look so simple, it just makes me happy.

Thaks for sharing. Btw, I love that house of yours. So pretty!

At 08:22 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Great one, OSS!

At 08:40 Blogger Beez said...

BWAHA!

Thanks for the warning OSS. I managed to avoid the tea spit-take.

At 09:32 Blogger Beez said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALETAMAY!!

At 09:51 Blogger Jess said...

Yay! Happy birthday, Aleta! \o/

At 10:00 Blogger Ticia said...

Happy Birthday Aleta!!!

And OSS, that was brilliant!

At 10:01 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Aleta!

At 10:02 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Okay. Appt with optometrist made for next week. Pretty sure it will be bifocals this time. Has to be better than these headaches though.

At 10:49 Blogger Rubius said...

Happy Firbay Aleta!!

At 10:58 Blogger Cecily said...

Happy Birthaversary Aleta!

At 11:31 Blogger Kitty Cat said...

BRING ON THE HAIR PHOTOS!!

At 11:48 Blogger AletaMay said...

What Kitty said!

Thanks for the Firbday greetings! So far a good day!

At 11:52 Blogger Chantrelle said...

(in my best pouty marilyn monroe voice)

Happy Firbday to youuuuu
Happy Firbday to youuuuu
Happy Firbday Ms. Aleta
Happy Firbday to youuuuuu

OSS, that would have been quite the tea-spray, thanks for the warning. I put it on twitter, tooo funny!!!

Gotta love when Curious George crosses paths with monty python.

Hair pics!!!!!!!!

At 11:56 Blogger Na said...

Happy happy Firbday to you, Aleta!

OSS - I was facing bifocals too, but opted to have my second pair of specs done for the new, close-up-work-only Rx. Sharing this, 'cause I like options, and it wasn't one they suggested.

At 12:18 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Thanks, Na. I've thought about that, and might ask what the optometrist would suggest. My work goes back and forth between distance and close-up a lot, so I'm not sure myself. 'Course if if got two specs, I could get an eyeglass chain. I'm lacking that aspect of the librarian stereotype. That and thick enough hair to stay put in a bun ;-)

At 12:22 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Speaking of hair....

At 12:35 Blogger Chantrelle said...

I got cute little silver reading glasses on a chain when i was in college! Between the lit. major reading stack and the computer to write the papers, my eyes were hating me but at least i looked cutely bookish :)

At 12:40 Blogger AletaMay said...

I first got progressive lenses almost 10 years ago. They have been great. I do think it is time for a new prescription though as it has been a couple of years and I am starting to have some trouble with small print again.

Hair photos? Are you hiding Q?

Off to seize the day and all that.

At 12:40 Blogger Beez said...

Speaking of:

Hair! Where?

hmmmmmm???

At 12:42 Blogger Ani said...

Happy birthday Aleta!

Not just a hairstyle, a whole new you! Calico Jett sounds like your new pseudonym, Q!

At 12:43 Blogger Erin Underwood said...

Yeah!!!! Happy Birthday, Aleta!

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 12:43 Blogger Marjorie said...

Happy Firbday Aleta ;-) Hope the day goes well for you.

Also, Congratulations El (don't think I said that before)

Glasses - how about varifocals? - my mum went from bifocals to varifocals and said once she got used to them they were better.

At 12:54 Blogger One Sock Short said...

I'll probably end of with something like that. My biggest problem is that my distance Rx is so strong that it's too much for computer and close-up.

I knew I was forgetting something earlier...congrats to El for publishing!

Feel like I'm forgetting something else now.

At 12:56 Blogger Rubius said...

oops, I forgot that one too.. Congrats El!!! Big accomplishment. We are very proud of you.

At 13:10 Blogger Na said...

Oh yes, Aleta, do go out and seize the carp! And let there be cake!

I have to admit, one reason I went with single-Rx glasses for close-up/reading was the significantly lower lenses cost.

Chantrelle's Little-Bookish-Miss Look sounds adorable.

At 14:11 Anonymous kali_licious said...

Happy Firbday Aleta:)

And where is this hair I keep hearing about?

At 14:21 Blogger spacedlaw said...

The hair seems to have disappeared with its fair owner.
Last seen roaming the wild looking for mischief (i.e. most likely swamped in work).

At 14:23 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Oh crumbs and I meant to say this but keep on forgetting (my brain refused to get out of bed this morning. smart creature): Congrats, El.

At 15:09 Blogger ariandalen said...

Happy Firbday, Aleta!

Our spiky calico Queen Empress is MIA. It's still May. . .did her horse take her to the Otherworld?

At 15:12 Blogger vampi said...

ahhh fiends, it has been eventful in my world. got my hair did, spent 6 hours in the hospital because my bf couldn't swallow, you know, crazy week.

everythign is ok here, just exhausted. hospitals are scary places if you don't know what the noises and beeps mean. boy's fine after they did an endoscopy to remove the "foreign body". i guess he was possessed. at least it wasn't the next aliens movie, no sigourgy weaver kicking butt.

i'd 2^n where n is the exponential number of fiends requesting to see hair, second the request for hair pictures. joan jett is pretty cool, and you did just get the leather outfit... i see a music video in your future about coins and music playing devices.

*just smile and nod...my brain is shot, so i don't even know if i made sense.

At 15:42 Blogger ariandalen said...

{{{Vampi}}}
No fun. :(
Glad your boy is okay.
::sigh::

At 17:24 Blogger Fluffy said...

Even Joan Jett never expected the Spanish Inquisition! But she could take 'em, I think. And then she's put another quarter in the jukebox, baby!

Happy Milestone, Aleta! You were born on the same day as my little sister. Hope you have a great weekend!

I started mine right. Sugar cookies and milk for dinner. Mmmm. It's okay - I had veggies for lunch and snax.

You people are funny. I bet I'd have wet myself if I had taken Spouse up on that martini offer. It's never too late...

At 17:51 Blogger Jane said...

Waiting for dinner guests...planning on a martini for sure. New person coming, sister of one of the other guests. Actually the dinner is so we can meet her. Yea for new people!

Q, looking forward to new hair viewing.

Aleta, Happy Birthday!

Mine is next week, best time of the year to have a birthday, IMO.

At 18:22 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Happy Birthday Aleta. Hope your day has been full of wonders.

At 18:36 Blogger El said...

You lot are great. Thank you for the congratulations! I'm very excited and I'll have more information shortly. Right now I know the issue will be out June 15th and my work -may- appear online, hah. The publication is Main Channel Voices, an almost-local magazine.

Hope every little thing is great, and Vampi, I hope that the scary bits are over and things get better.

Now, off to celebrate a certain Someone's birthday...

At 21:03 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Lorraine, you're not hiding under the bedcovers, like Anne after turning her hair green with the tinker's dye are you?

Maybe you're just pausing to watch Boss sweep the audies, like the rest of us, before posting pictures. Hmmm?

I might not be able to sleep tonight with the suspense, ya know. And I have to work tomorrow, or I won't have enough leave time to come for Fiend Fest. Or hide in the Mpls airport. One of those.

At 21:39 Blogger hope said...

Hi Fiends!

Congrats El! and Vampi, hope your boy is fine now! I get keys to my new house Tuesday. Told my landlord I'm moving today, and did a few changes o' address. It seems more realer now.

My new rescue kitty, Eubie, is doing great! He's gaining weight and his horrible wound is almost closed up. Hopefully next week he'll be well enough to neuter, because those big fambly jewels scare me a bit. :)

I am looking forward to seeing the new lorraine hair, also.

Also, Curious George, heee!

At 21:59 Blogger Siri said...

OSS - you won't spend the fest weekend in the airport. Promise.

I think Q went out and got herself a life to go with her new hair.

Wonder where I can get one of those.

Night, Fiendom

At 22:06 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Ah, but how will you find me if I chicken out and decide to hide? After all, you've only ever seen my feet.

Hmmm, a life. There's a thought. We'll have to ask her where to look for one when she gets back.

At 22:46 Blogger ivenotime said...

happy birthday aleta! hope it was splendid!

Hair? where? love joan jett's do, and with color - can only be great! can't wait to see Lorraine!

At 23:09 Blogger Beez said...

Hmmmm Siri. I think her life got et again.

Hopefully the hair survived at least. Something to remember her by.

At 00:07 Blogger AletaMay said...

Thanks for all the great good wishes here and on faceboook. I have had a lovely birthday capped by a really wonderful gathering of friends (and a couple of fiends!) this evening. I love that I am home in my pjs by midnight. This getting older is turning out to be alright!

Q I hope you are well and have some time for relaxing this weekend!

At 00:41 Blogger vampi said...

i'm so late, but happy aleta day! it sounds like you had a loverly time. *hugs*

oh and things are fine here, boy is sore, but returns to work today. he's not pleased with the discomfort while eating, but it is understandable. in 3 weeks he goes for a second endoscopy to make sure there isn't any underlying cause.

At 00:44 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Hope Q returns to us tomorrow!!

Good night dear ones.

At 08:33 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Hi fiends!

Here I am, at work, making up the last of the sick days. All alone in the department. Maybe I'll be haunted by the ghosts of catalogers past. They wouldn't be too scary. Probably just lean over my shoulder while I'm working to tell me I'm doing it wrong.

On the plus side, no need to put my shoes back on unless I need to actually step outside the department.

Also, I have a concert to look forward to tonight. A colleague here plays in a cello ensemble. Her description: "12 cellos playing everything from classical to tango to folk to metal". This should be good.

Wishing you all a great day.

At 10:13 Blogger Phiala said...

The Fabulous Lorraine has gone missing, taking her Fabulous New Hair with her!

You'd think having Boss off winning awards would create a heavy workload or something...

Congrats to Boss and the Boss-Team!

It is a lovely morning here, after a week of rain. I lost most of the morning to a Horrible Headache (now medicated into submission) and His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik. I HIGHLY recommend it. I was completely and totally hooked by page 8. Growing up on Horatio Hornblower didn't hurt, but I don't think it's necessary.

I need to tackle some sort of project now. Creative, or Organizational, or Overdue? The Organizational Rampage at work was highly effective.

It would probably be most useful to start by figuring out an arrangement that does not involve balancing the new printer precariously on the only chair in my office, or having the computer on a desk too high to comfortably type at. That alone would improve productivity drastically.

At 10:18 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Creative with office furniture management?

In the meantime, Zombees.
Neil said something about the Russian bees coming in Have they materialised, I wonder, or got stuck along the way, drinking vodka and singing sad music in their boxes?

At 10:22 Blogger dabbler said...

Oops. Happy late firbday to AletaMay, congrats to El (very cool, that!) and hugs to vampi and her boy, that's a crummy way to spend a day.

Started mine doing T'ai Chi ion a local park, something I've wanted to do for a long time and feel great about starting. We'll see how I am at sustaining...

At 10:23 Blogger dabbler said...

And where is our lovely Q? If she's hiding under her bed she should know better. We'll love her with whatever hair, or none at all,

At 10:23 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Please send some of that Organizational Rampage energy my way. I'm going though my problem piles at work. I don't remember why some of these things are here, they've been piled so long. Well, I have all day to figure them out, anyway.

Should we be worried about this lack of Lorraine?

At 10:32 Blogger Phiala said...

Tai Chi has always looked like fun.

The biggest problem in the office is that I won't part with either the giant loom or the roll-top desk, and neither makes a good computer surface. That, and the room is just plain too small for office/studio/business combined, even with business stock jammed into spare storage areas all over the house.

At 11:05 Blogger Jane said...

Phiala - Tai chi *is* fun.

I requested His Majesty's Dragon from the library. Thanks for the tip.

And yes, we do all need a TARDIS - LOL!

At 11:09 Blogger Jess said...

I'm sure Q's fine, Sock; it's only been a day. :) Just busy, probably. (Though I hope she's getting a little quality Quiche/bengal time, too!)

Well, Fiends, I have a sedum, and a hosta, and some tomato plants-- and today I mean to plant them all!

*flexes intention-muscles*

Yes, This year I shall have tomatoes! Before September. If I'm lucky. Anyway, I'm off to plant. Hope all of you are having a good weekend!

At 12:39 Blogger Beez said...

I am listening to the sound of my crazed cat, madly dashing across rooms, skidding on wood floors and randomly going mrowr? at nothing that -I- can see.

I guess his invisible friends are visiting again.

At 13:44 OpenID kylecassidy said...

a hundred and freaking seventy comments?!

At 14:01 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Still working on problem piles here. For one of them, the note that explains the problem includes a "Happy Halloween" greeting. Oops.

Making progress, but still avoiding Voltaire. Coffee first, I think.

At 15:39 Blogger Jess said...

170 is nothing, Kyle. You should see the ones where we hit 300. :D

At 16:16 Blogger Marjorie said...

I seem to have spent all afternoon rescuing bees who have found their way into the living room, but cannot find their way out again. How has everyone else's Saturday been?

At 16:33 Blogger Beez said...

Laaazy afternoon Marjorie. Very very nice. Perfect day weather-wise, planted some more veggies and now the son & heir and I are going to the bookstore.

At 16:34 Blogger Siri said...

Quiet, Marjorie. Very Quiet. OSS and Phiala seem to have ambition, and Jess had intentions.

I had neither, and have fulfilled that promise.

I did make a lovely asparagus fried rice for lunch. Yum.

At 16:38 Blogger AletaMay said...

Beez is right. Perfect day weather-wise here today. I meant to come inside and get some things done but ended up sitting on the porch reading for an hour, totally blissed out.

:happy sigh:

At 16:51 Blogger Marjorie said...

yeah, the weather's been glorious here, too - I was reading in the garden earlier, and the bees were coming in becasue it was warm enough to have the doors and windows open!

At 17:23 Blogger Na said...

Bleargh. Kid party attended. One of those big indoor play places. Noisy, crowded, and after pizza and cake came the nearly obligatory "goody bag" of made-in-China plastic stuff and edible sugary stuff which I would not go so far as to call "food".

I've informed the monsters they get nothing but carrots and grubs for a week, plus, at their insistence following this announcement, milk.

It's beautifully warm and sunny here. High 70s all week, cool evenings. mmmmmmm. Windows and doors open, but with screens. Perfect.

At 17:26 Blogger Na said...

Oo de lally, oo de lally, golly what a day!(Monsters just put in Rrrrrrobin Hood.)

At 17:38 Blogger Dragonsally said...

We had a lovely sunny but cold Saturday, and I've woken up to a wet and dreary Sunday.

Perfect reading weather I say. I bought the Name of The Wind(thanks Marjorie) on Friday, and intend to lose myself in its pages today.
Yesterday I watched Serenity for the first time. Man, I loves it.

At 17:39 Blogger EmilyLady said...

Good evening from ticky box!!

At 20:53 Blogger Siri said...

Goodness, but we are a silent bunch - too much life to be lived?

At 21:00 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Just for a little while. The cello ensemble was fabulous. Felt like doing something after the concert, but couldn't think of anything, so I'm home now.

At 21:06 Blogger Beez said...

I'm studying cob/straw bale construction again. I am thinking of making a small studio-greenhouse combination at the new place (if there's room).

At 21:13 Blogger Na said...

Oooo, that's sounds so neat, Beez!

Another amusing bit of online genre smashup silliness, here. Don't know as it's drinks-down for everyone; I laughed 'til I cried.

At 21:31 Blogger ariandalen said...

My Saturday was spent with the whole family watching "Up" in 3D. Wonderful movie! Everyone should go see it. :)
Then we took them to a park with a paved path to ride their bikes. We only went around the circuit once (1/2 mile) as DH inadvertently left their helmets at home. Made DDs happy, though we need to get DD1 a new bike and let DD2 ride her sister's current bike as they've grown considerably since the bikes were bought. Granted, it's already summer here, where the high today was 92 F according to the car thermometer.

Tomorrow we a scheduled to get up and go hiking at a Corps of Engineer park at a local lake. I do believe a picnic is also planned. :)

At 21:32 Blogger Ticia said...

Na-I loved that!

Hi fiends! I'm recovering from Balticon. I slept far too long last night, but I feel less like Depression's Bitch today, so it's all good.

I'm in line right now to see Up in 3D, fun!

At 21:36 Blogger Fluffy said...

Walked, gardened, grocery shopped and baked four cakes today; took care of BFF's kitty Tigger and am sitting here with wrist in brace. Darn carpal tunnel. A good day, hot outside - mid-90s. Tomorrow I make a BIG mess icing all those guys and making fondant flowers. I love smelling like a bakery!

At 22:04 Blogger vampi said...

lol na, i like the "and charro" hahaha

i did nada today. slept late, played some puzzle pirates, the took a nap. now i'm waiting for boy to get ready so he can take me out to dinner now tat he can eat normal food.

At 22:26 Blogger ariandalen said...

Cool, Fluffy! You know, if you can make flowers out of fondant, you can make them out of polymer clay. You could probably make them out of regular clay, too. Just sayin'. ;)

At 23:49 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Had an amazing time at the Salt and Chocolate tasting today (wrote it up here). What a decadent afternoon!

Tomorrow is Maker Faire. Monday hubby comes home!!!

Hope our queen lady is hanging in there. Not used to the quiet coming from Spooky house.

At 00:24 Blogger Dragonsally said...

I think we might need a new t'shirt..."Where's the Quiche gone?"

At 06:40 Blogger Marjorie said...

Good Morning all. Maybee the russian bees have arrived?
(Speaking of which, Nathalie, have you put your Zombee twitter story anywhere other than twitter, so that the non-tweeting fiends can see it?

At 09:27 Blogger dabbler said...

Yesterday was busy! After the early T'ai Chi class, went to the world premiere of a movie written, produced and directed by two friends of friends... entirely in ASL with captioning for the rest of us. Amazingly good. Several of the actors, including the lead, Anthony Natale, are deaf. Nicole Kidman has a small role, and the whole thing is just excellent...great production values, directing, cinematography.... And a feel good story about loss and love. DH and I were blown away.

They are looking for enough groundswell of interest to get a distribution deal. Check out http://hnhinc.com/us/

At 09:38 Blogger Na said...

'Morning peeps!

Natalie's link above is to the zombee story on her LJ page.

Another warm day in the generally-frozen North. Hurray! And my guy safely arrived home just before midnight, hurray!

Chantrelle, hurray your guy will be home soon!

And it's June! Less 'n four weeks to Fiendom Come!

Happy to have things to cheer about. If I could just get this ms edited, invoice for it, and borrow some of Phiala's reorganization energy and thus pwn the housework, I'd have to break out in song.

At 10:38 Blogger Siri said...

All the Fiends
Have lost their Quiche,
And don't know where to find her.
Leave her alone,
And she'll come home.
Wagging her tail behind her.

At 10:57 Blogger Marjorie said...

Na, thanks, I missed that (very careless of me!)

Siri - *someone's* tail, any way....

At 12:13 Blogger vampi said...

speaking of bees, have ya'll seen this?bee porno. oh isabella rosselini, so silly.

i don't think anyone will bee offended, but it is about bee sex

At 12:58 Blogger dabbler said...

Vampi, that's...brilliantly weird. have you watched the one on worms? I never knew all those details about how worms reproduce....not sure if I need to know it now, but I love the way she does these.

At 12:58 Blogger dabbler said...

And now I have to say 200!

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