Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Story of BRONCitis....

See? I'm in my new couch that turns into a bed, and tho you can't see them, I do have my newly fixed fireplace going, and some lovely tea. My friends came over for just exactly long enough and cheered me up and I have a variety of Drugs to make me well.

I've had saunas, showers , steam and baths. And lots of Bengal love. My new coffee table even turns into a kind of desk, where the top comes up so one can sit up straight. More pics tho will have to wait, anything that I need to sit up to shoot can remain un-shot.

Still working in that e-mail pops up and get answered and the phone rings and I say hello (Which is usually followed by OH MY GOD ARE YOU SICK????)

I've had hot water with lemon and honey, ginger tea, red tea, plain water. I may be floating.

Feeling the love from you out there, bronchitis is really, really no fun. I'm no longer dying (that was yesterday) but still feel horrible.

This is the report from the couch that turns into a bed. (Which is WAY cool for the record.)

Now, for your part, entertain ME! Your turn, jokes, poems, cool likes, stories, anything you want...

I'll be in my bed. Couch. Whatever.

Love and Coughing,


At 21:06 Blogger vampi said...

ooh hapy couchbed is comfy, sorry that this is how you are testing it out. please don't float away :)

At 21:06 Blogger Kimberly said...

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At 21:07 Blogger Kimberly said...

Ziggy becomes a force to be reckoned with

Sort of.

This time with working link.

At 21:14 Blogger One Sock Short said...

About the Teeth of Sharks

The thing about a shark is--teeth,
One row above, one row beneath.

Now take a close look. Do you find
It has another row behind?

Still closer--here, I'll hold your hat:
Has it a third row behind that?

Now look in and...Look out! Oh my,
I'll never know now! Well, goodbye.

At 21:15 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Oops! Hit enter too soon.

Poem by John Ciardi.

At 21:19 Blogger One Sock Short said...

I have no idea how it came to be that I never ate here while I lived in Binghamton. But I did get a pictture before I left.

Back to writing minutes, which are not entertaining. See you all on the other side.

At 21:22 Blogger bengalgirl said...

Sorry you are a sickie and hoping you will feel better soon. Heard from my daughter that she, her sig other, 11 yo grandson, and now 16 yo grandson are all sick with temps, throats, coughs, and headaches. Must be going around.

Got a new foster cat, a 1 1/2 yo female that is only 5 pounds, very tiny girl.

At 21:38 Blogger Zoe Sotet Art Studio said...

http://dailysquee.com/ and http://icanhascheezburger.com/
Always me me feel better when I'm sick.

Hope you feel better soon.

At 21:41 Blogger Ticia said...

This poem is called,

Hack, Cough, Wheeze

Poor Lorraine was sickly
so she took herself to bed
Unlike the fainting maids of old
she really was half dead

She put the phone to vibrate
pulled the pillows o'er her head
Made the cats fend for themselves
(They really should be fed)

The coughing fits, the weakness
She bears with a grain of salt
as the Lorraine driven world around her
grinds to a Lorraineless halt

So if you're feeling lazy
like there's nothing fun to do
Remember that Lorraine can't breathe
and her face is turning blue

At 21:45 Blogger One Sock Short said...

*clap clap clap*

Wonderful, Ticia!

At 21:46 Blogger ariandalen said...

I said it on the previous post, but it bears repeating:
Take care of yourself and take all your medicine, Ms. Fabulous. You don't want bronchitis to turn into pneumonia.

Soon, I too will be in bed. Hopefully, tonight Seren will not get wrapped up in her covers and has good dreams. Five hours of sleep with interruptions is not enough. ::sigh::

At 22:05 Blogger Ticia said...

Linda, Thank you.

Ariandalen, I hope you and your daughter get good, uninterrupted sleep tonight.

Quiche, Get well soon.

At 22:13 Blogger AletaMay said...

Hugs for the sickly Lorraine! So glad someone brought you soup. Breathing is important and I hope you will be doing it easily soon!

At 22:14 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

I hope you feel better soon. And, make sure to eat and drink stuff. My mom had bronchitis and really did almost die from it, because she didn't want to eat or drink anything. My sister went to visit her and drove her straight to the hospital, where she was hooked up to all sorts of machines for days.

I just found out that, due to my paycheck being deposited into a different account than I thought it was going to, I cannot access some of my money possibly in time to pay my rent.


If I could just get my financial aid when it's supposed to come (March 3) everything would be fine. But, I think there is probably some sort of "processing" that will need to be done, which means I do not know when I will actually get my financial aid.


Poop poop poop.

Sometimes I wonder why I work so hard, only to find out fate has conspired against me.

At 22:17 Anonymous Lysandwr said...

(nods to Ticia)

Roses are Red, Quiche's face is blue
I'd be so worried
If we hadn't just heard from you!

Okay, well then. "Watch me pull a rarebit out of my hat!"

that trick never works...besides, it's RABBIT, not RAREBIT ya Welsh wackjob!

Weel, what can I say.
"Dammit, Jim, I'm a cook not a magician!"

....that's it. That's all I got today, after Bio, Bio lab, Math and Chem lab review. But Angus says he can do hypersonic back flips. I can't get a picture for you, though, because none of my cameras are fast enough.


At 22:18 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Wendy, do you have an understanding landlord you can explain the mix-up to?

Lorraine, this is a great collection of folklore you can read on the web.

At 22:20 Blogger Jane said...

Not much entertainment here but lots of well wishes. I used to have bronchitis every year until a couple of years ago and it was never fun. Came on slowly and lingered forever. But you have drugs and yours appears to be on the way out! Yea!

At 22:20 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

No more blue faces! Tho I love the poetry. If my face gets red or blue I have whooping cough and not broncitus.

HAve AntiB's for the too, but taking both was making me throw up, so I cut out steroids and whooping meds. Just doing cough sleep, and Bronc Anti-B's. Am likeing the things you are sending and linking. Great poems too.

At 22:22 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

My Doctor even called today to find out how I was doing. He doesn't make me come in, as then it costs big $$ to find out what we already know.

Cool, eh?

At 22:40 Blogger Ticia said...

Very cool. I'm glad your face is the color it should be.

I merely stepped out of the way and let Gorey write the poem for you. His sense of humor is a bit macabre. He INSISTED on the blue face reference. Said it made the poem or something...

Keep getting better. The world is a better place with you upright and mobile.

At 22:55 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Talk about good timing for the couch-bed!!

Glad you've moved beyond dying. Not breathing really does suck. Having bronchitis twice this year made me really have sympathy for hubby who has asthma.

Haven't come up with an entertaining poem or story but I'll make sure to post immediately if I do!

Ben is asleep or I'm sure he'd come up with something silly but it would involve farts or butts because he's a 5 yr old boy and thinks all that is HI-larious.

At 23:05 Anonymous Scott Gordon said...

A Cajun who died went to hell. The devil assigned him the usual punishment...put him in the mass pit where the heat was melting others. The devil came back sometime later surprised to find the Cajun just sitting around, not even misting, much less sweating. "How come you're not so much as sweating here where everyone else is screaming for relief from the heat?"
The Cajun laughed and said, "Man, I was raised in the bayous of Sout Looziana. Dis ain't nothin' but May in Morgan City to me!"
The devil decided to really put the Cajun through it. He put him in a sealed off cave in the pit with open blazes and four extra furnaces blasting. When he came back, days later, the Cajun was sitting pretty, had barely begun to bead up
with sweat. The devil was outraged. "How is this possible!? You should be melted to a shrieking puddle in these conditions!." The Cajun laughed even harder than before. "Hey, man! I done tole you. I was raised in Sout Looziana. You tink dis is heat?! Dis ain't nothin' but August in Cow Island!"

So the devil thought, 'Alright, a little reverse ought to do the trick.' He put the Cajun into a corner of hell where no heat ever reached. It was freezing and to add to the Cajun's misery, he added massive icebergs and blasting frozen air. When he returned, the Cajun was shivering, ice hung from every part of him but he was grinning like it was Christmas.
Exasperated, the devil asked "HOW!? How is it possible?! You're impervious to heat and here you sit in conditions you
can't be used to...freezing cold and yet you're happier than if you were in heaven. WHY?!"
The Cajun kept grinning and asked, "Don't dis mean de Saints won da Super Bowl?"

At 23:18 Blogger Na said...

fieeeeends! Lorraaaaaine!

Ticia, ROFL and *applause*

Lorraine, glad to read you are feeling better, though I just realized via twitter how unwell you'd been. here's more good wishes for your continuing to get better.

i once had bronchitis that did, as ariandalen warns, turn to pneumonia. Not. Good. found myself on a gurney in a hospital hallway in fact, which turned to an odd moment when a neighbor, who i hadn't known worked in that hospital, happened to come down that hallway past me, as i lay breathing medicine via a nebulizer: "hi." "hi." ...

turned in a writing gig today that was paaainful to crank out (teacher materials, loads of correlations to do); after cleansing my mental palate reading a manuscript on robotics, AI, and Legos; cleansing that is, after the painful social sciences thing. Sock, many thanks, "words" is right! now, the robotics stuff has "words" as well, but i find them much more enjoyable to read.

my guy is flipping between the idol show and "The Shield." disquieting. someone seems to be butchering a Stevie Nicks song. :P

i did start a Margaret Drabble book today, The Needle's Eye, which i'm finding completely absorbing.

and a new poppet came to live with us! happy happy joy joy \o/

now to check in with the Paws of Doom.

At 23:19 Blogger spacedlaw said...

More later from me: I've been awake since 03:00 but my brain is still in bed (lucky devil).

At 23:25 Blogger Laura B said...

Too late for my brain to come up with entertainment, but I hope you start feeling better soon. Get some rest.


At 23:27 Blogger Dragonsally said...

With apologies to those who have seen this in an email, but Quiche did ask...

Jesus and Satan were having an on-going argument about who was better on the computer. They had been going at it for days, and frankly

God was tired of hearing all the bickering.

Finally fed up, God said, 'THAT'S IT! I have had enough. I am going to set up a test that will run for two hours, and from those results, I will judge who does the better job.'

So Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away.

They moused.

They faxed.

They e-mailed.

They e-mailed with attachments.

They downloaded.

They did spreadsheets!

They wrote reports.

They created labels and cards.

They created charts and graphs.

They did some genealogy reports .

They did every job known to man.

Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency and Satan was faster than hell.

Then, ten minutes before their time was up, lightning suddenly flashed across the sky, thunder rolled, rain poured, and, of course, the power went off.

Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in the underworld.

Jesus just sighed.

Finally the electricity came back on, and each of them restarted their computers. Satan started searching frantically, screaming:

'It's gone! It's all GONE! 'I lost everything when the power went out!'

Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the past two hours of work.

Satan observed this and became irate.

'Wait!' he screamed. 'That's not fair! He cheated! How come he has all his work and I don't have any?

God just shrugged and said,


At 23:34 Blogger Na said...

science and poetry: Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking

At 00:28 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

OSS: I live in a giant apartment complex, but they have a "If you don't pay your rent, you'll owe us a $50 late fee" policy. If worst comes to worst, I guess I'll have to talk to one of the office ladies and ask them about what I should do. I might have to see if I can get a loan from my bank. I found out I don't even qualify for payday loans, since I just started working at my new job. :P

At 01:18 Blogger Marjorie said...

Poor bronchial Quiche :( So glad you're not dying, tho.
Keep breathing. It's pretty important. And when you start to feel better, take it slowly - all that lack of oxygen makes everything exhausting.
I'm afraid it's too early in the morning to be entertaining but I'll try later!

At 04:07 Blogger Ms T said...

*Waves wearily at fiends* (it's kind of late for me to be at work)

Q, please take care of yourself. Bronchitis is no fun, and it is much better to take the time to deal to it now, than to have a it mutate into something even nastier. Here endeth the lesson.

P.S. Loving the jokes guys!

At 07:12 Blogger Siri said...

It's -2 here. How's that for entertainment?

At 07:30 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm at work and need to be working (so unfair!!) and I'm all out of entertainment unless it would help you to know that my plasmaspectrometer isn't working properly and it has a lopsided plasma flame?

Take care, don't die, cuddle Bengals and drink red wine for the vitamin C content!!


At 09:20 Anonymous Moneekautumn said...

Yay Scott Gordon, as I am a NOLA native and die-hard Saints fan!

Okay, true story about being a vet:

When I was doing house calls as a high school intern quite a few years ago, there was a very high class woman that had a pot-belly pig. Or so she THOUGHT! It turned into a few hundred pound hog, but she loved it anyway. She had a HUGE doggie door installed for it, painted it's trotters with red fingernail polish, and fed it peppermints from a crystal dish in the dining room! She even had us put diamond studs in it's ears!! Some people really love their pets!

At 09:30 Blogger One Sock Short said...

You don't have to be a knitter to get a kick out of Stitchy McYarnpants.

At 09:39 Blogger Phiala said...

Rest, recovery, new couch, bengals, afghan. If you have to be sick, at least you get to do it in comfort.

You don't really want to hear about what I've been doing, trust me. I mean, I'd be happy to tell you, but... It might help you sleep, I suppose.

At 10:46 Blogger Jess said...

Heehees to Ticia and Scott. GROAN to Sally. :D

Hope this morning feels much better, Q. Very glad you no longer feel like you're dying. Or like throwing up from the meds. Awful. :(

For your entertainment, I will tell you about something I dreamt last night, because it was mental.

It began with a call-in radio show hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Who are they, you ask? This are. For some reason a regular feature of the programme was to issue Vic's wife silly challenges to do on air-- in this case, stand on her head over an outdoor sink filled with water, and sing Happy Birthday to her dog. The irony here is that it all made just about as much sense as Vic and Bob's shows do in real life.

For unknown reasons, I was with Vic's wife, watching her do this. I couldn't decide whether or not it was funny, even though the laugh track in the background seemed to think otherwise. But at some point, we realised that Vic and Bob's shenanigans had triggered the onset of spring: multicoloured crocuses bloomed in the grass. I took pictures of the flowers till the sun went down.

There in the gloom, we discovered a town of tiny people. It was the sort of poor small town you might expect see Out West: a couple of shacks hugging the town's only street, a gas station with a single pump, a street light with a pool of yellow light beneath it. All about knee height. I took some pictures, because it was novel. The town's few residents didn't like it, but they posed anyway, and I remarked upon how photogenic they were being.

It turned out that if you spoke to the residents in a terrible faux-Southern accent, and happened to be a distant relative-- incredibly, I was-- they'd welcome you into their homes. The house I entered was palatial, decorated in the modern fashion (lots of hardwood and recessed lighting), and had a pool table in every room. At this point, I knew that Mr. Jess (who appeared at that point) would stay, and probably never leave. He's always wanted a pool table. He sat down to dinner with some other people. I think they had KFC chicken buckets.

There was a girl there whom I knew would hit on Mr. Jess the moment I left. But I was expected somewhere else. A man from Enterprise Car Rental even gave me a dollar for cab fare.

And that was it. I hope you have enjoyed this tour of my subconscious. I don't know what the hell it's thinking. You may draw your own conclusions if you wish.

At 10:47 Blogger Jess said...

and in all that I forgot to


At 10:53 Blogger Chantrelle said...

I know I've been having nutso dreams lately but I haven't been remembering them when i wake up.

Ben woke me at 4am after a scary dream. He told me this morning he kept falling into holes...3 of them. He'd fall and keep walking and fall and keep walking and the 3rd whole had ghosts in it. Poor kid inherited my vivid dreaming gene.

We just started reading Harry Potter book 4 last night. I'm just finishing Book 6 and debating reading that one to him just yet. It's pretty traumatic.

How's our Quiche today? Getting oxygen? Sore abs from coughing? I see on twitter gmail is getting organized!

At 11:21 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Still not thinking of anything funny but if you are desperate for reading material you can check out some adventures of the Gourmet Club and drool over the pictures...

At 11:23 Blogger Uisge said...

Ticia - LOVE your poem.
Sally - Sooo bad. And I sent it to my folks.

Poor Quiche. You are doing everything right. Keep up the rest and let your body heal.

He wakes in the morning,
minutes before his wife.

Who wakes every morning,
to the smell of hot tea.

(written by a friend of mine. It signifies true love to me.)

At 12:31 Blogger DataGoddess said...

I wish I had lovely interesting things to share, but alas, I am brainless from not getting enough sleep the last few nights.


Feel better, Q!

At 16:00 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Watching some truly odd daytime TV. STrangest was a program called WIfe Swap. Two women traded places for a week, apparently. One family was pretty normal, the just needed to spend a little more time together.

The other one was playing renn fest full time, clothes, roll playing harp playing, home schooled their kids in how to make leather shoes, the kids didnt' have friends or know how to make phone calls, the husband was the king and didn't do anything, and the just ate rutebagas and meat and parsnips (for some reason)

I am pretty sure it wasn't REAL, as it was too over the top, but it was stange on alll these drugs..

At 16:02 Blogger Chantrelle said...

There was a santa cruz woman on wife swap. That's the only episode i've ever seen. Truly a messed up, warped concept.

I'm am incredibly unmotivated today. Haven't done anything productive.

Must at least get to farmer's market at 2:30 so we have food!

At 16:12 Blogger vampi said...

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At 16:28 Blogger vampi said...

apparently i suck at typing.

to put that show into perspective, the balloon boy's famaily was on that show, or one exactly like it. the whole balloon boy fiasco was to get another reality show because they are soooo "wacky"

those shows make me :( i'm torn between "stupidity should not be encouraged" and "let darwinism sort it all out"

At 16:33 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

It was scary...Like Toddlers and Tiaras, I don't think the knew how badly they were being made fun of. It wasn't even well done tho, sort of half assesd and crapp. Declined a second episode...

At 18:16 Blogger Dragonsally said...

A few years ago I got some pink glump for my hair, to see what I thought about dying it pink. Didn't do anything on dark hair. Yesterday I saw the tube, and figured I might be blonde enough at the moment to give it another try. I want to do something slightly zany for the AFP show tomorrow. For those not on twitter what do you think?
second shot  

Its brighter in person.

At 18:18 Blogger vampi said...

awww sally is out little strawberry starburst:) i love it. i wish my hair was light enough for the really fun shades.

At 18:26 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Strawberry sunburst! Vampi you have given me a new name. Love it.

At 19:00 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I like it Sally, and I hope you have a fine time at the show! We need to hear all about it!

At 19:09 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Thanks Lorraine.
I'm glad you're feeling a little better.

There will be a full report, with photos and much hilarity. We are looking forward to A Big Night Out.

At 19:38 Blogger Siri said...

Sally - it makes your blue eyes Pop! Pretty!

At 20:14 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a joke! What happens when a boat full of blue paint crashes into a boat full of red paint?


Everyone gets marooned!

At 20:14 Blogger Jenn said...

Hah. Best sick drink is Lipton cup o noodles. Oh, so very full of salt and probably terrible for a healthy you, but a sick you? All it takes is a cup, some water and the microwave to sippy, slurpy, sick bliss.

I know, I'm a nutter.

At 20:50 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Thank you Anon and Jenn, both ideas sound perfect...

At 21:22 Blogger LihuaEmilyP said...

(It's me, Emily, Quiche ... are you used to the Chinese name yet?)

Oh, bronchitis. I'm sorry. That's lousy. Feel better.

At 21:33 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I do feel better but I can tell I am on a lot of drugs. I know this because I am watching TABOO tonight.

This would not happen in my right mind. I now, for instance, know what "Skyclad" means.

(Hey, to each his own, whatever works for you, but it's that I am WATCHING it that is pretty weird)

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

Sally - Now that's party hair! So pretty. Enjoy it and a night of AFP.

Lorraine - Glad you're feeling better. Never heard of Taboo. But I just celebrated the end of an unpleasant task by watching an episode of Project Runway online, followed by a couple of Colbert Reports. Fun.

I remember from Boss's post on his appearance on Colbert that SC talks about his character before the show so people don't take him too seriously. I imagine he does that with everyone, but the Canadian PM from Mon. did *not* look amused. But the two episodes were a lot of fun after a busy half-week for me.

At 22:14 Anonymous Lysandwr said...

DS!!!! LOVE the hair! Though for some reason I can't get the musical refrain to the Strawberry Shortcake doll commercials out of my head now :)

but what is even cooler (and how could I have not noticed it before--is it new?) is the BLUE FEATHER BOA WEARIN' SKELLIE!!

wOOt!! That Sally, she's got TASTE. Seriously. I have feather n' bone (well, cardboard bone) envy now.

Have also found the illness...and cup o soup is my friend tonight. Watching Olympic speed skating. Well, w/sound off...kind of zoning out the the people going round and round on those sharp objects.

Especially mesmerized by how they shove each other (it is a relay) to change skaters....

At 22:24 Blogger Kitty Cat said...

DragonSal, LOVE that Jesus/Satan joke,
how I have missed that one remains unknown.

Q, so sorry to hear you are sick again, darling,
this has not been a terrific year so far---
your box arrived, with something for the Romance room,
something small and shiny.

i miss you. tomorrow will be spent in JURY DUTY!!

At 22:33 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Thanks Kitty! Jury duty could be fun. If you get picked, I hope its an interesting trial.

At 22:38 Blogger Cecily said...

Ticia- LOVE the poem! Even read it to my hubby.

Glad you are getting better Q.

I have always wanted to make a bumper sticker that reads

"Jesus saves, start an IRA"

At 22:51 Blogger ariandalen said...

Good to hear that you are feeling a bit better. :)

You watched "Wife Swap." I am so sorry. It is, or at least was, an ABC show. I've seen a few partial episodes. Didn't show anybody in a particularly good light.

Isn't "Taboo" on the National Geographic Channel? Kind of spotty in its coverage of each topic, but usually interesting.

Why not watch the Winter Olympics? Coverage is on NBC, USA, MSNBC, and CNBC. Believe it or not, I love curling. Low on the "drama" scale, but I find it fascinating. I will admit, though, that a DVR can be your friend while watching a game of curling.

At 23:31 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

I have come to realize that I might be getting sick. Either that, or not eating food or drinking water from being so busy the past couple of days has caught up with me.

I haven't even finished the Starbucks macchiato I bought last night. :(

Although, you are much sicker. Get well!!!! That's an order!

At 23:43 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Well, love the Olympics. Just not speed skating, or hockey. TRIED to like curling, but it didn't seem to catch with me, thought it would....

At 23:44 Blogger Ticia said...

Thank you, Cecily. I aim to amuse. :)

Q- I hope you continue to feel better and that you recover sooner rather than later. Big *smoochies* and ((hugs)) for when you feel better.

And, LYS! I didn't say "hi!" yesterday! HI!!!

At 23:44 Blogger vampi said...

oh my fods, there is a show about people cutting hair and being way too dramatic about it...

At 09:47 Blogger vampi said...

wow, i didn't mean to scare the fiends away...

i think my wrist got messed up in my accident. i noticed last night i couldn't unscrew my gas cap, and this morning i couldn't push myself up put of bed with out pain. *sigh* doctor appt is tomorrow. nothing is ever simple with me. at least my car is drivable while i wait for their insurance to accept responsibility.

At 10:04 Blogger Jess said...

Oh, dear god, it's Vampi! RUN! \o/

Ouch, V. Hopefully it's nothing serious! Stupid guy. You're right, he shouldn't have been driving.

Hello, everyone. Are you feeling somewhat better, Q?

Haven't been watching the Olympics this time. Dunno why. I usually love skating. Just can't be bothered with the TV right now, other than to watch the new Doctor Who DVD. (Eee, David Tennant!)

I liked watching men's speed skating for a while. But not for the race...

At 10:16 Blogger vampi said...

i love the speed skating, but i haven't seen any of it. it's so fascinating to watch people go as fast as a car on ice. i heard on npr last night that the netherlands coach made a huge snafu and cost their guy the gold. it's a BIG deal in the netherlands. i would not wan to be that guy. maybe he'll defect to canada.

At 11:07 Blogger dabbler said...

Ah...Shear Madness! Sometimes mindless fun, sometimes WAAAY too weird for me. My show of choice for horrible yet fascinating TV is Clean House...both for the appallingly messy homes (makes mine look great by comparison) and for the really bland, no personality make-overs, which always look to me as if they are motels. Nobody could DO things in those houses.

These are my laundry folding shows!

Lorraine, lots of healing thoughts heading your way...don't push to recover fast. let your body have the downtime it needs to heal. DD loves Mrs Grasses chicken soup (awful stuff that comes in a box, you boil water and cook it five minutes.) Personally I like the lemon/honey hot water.

At 11:10 Blogger dabbler said...

And, Vampi, I'm behind and didn't know you had an accident. Boo! If you ever use homeopathic treatments, arnica cream is fabulous for pain due to bruising/impacts...

Feel better!

At 12:17 Blogger Jess said...

Hey, everyone: MadeleineBouquet sent me some Night Garden images the other day; I put them up in that temporary Picasa folder if you'd like to see them.


That's actually one of six-- just click through the album backwards.

At 13:41 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

Vampi: I hope it turns out to be nothing serious.

So far, all I know of the Olympics this year is that the Israelis ice danced to Hava Nagila and a song from Schindler's List, and the Russians ice danced to an Aboriginal song, which was a very, very, very bad idea.

If I ice danced to a folk song, I would pick a song by Ani Di'Franco and make up a dance to it.

At 15:49 Blogger AletaMay said...

I like speed skating. It seems so much like flying. But really for flying -- I caught a bit of the women's aerials last night and that is wild and amazing. With the fog it seemed very magical.

At 17:25 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Vampi -what accident? Sheesh, how did I miss that?
I hope something can be done for the ows. Wrists can be soooo painful

Glad to hear you keep getting a little better Quiche. Hope your recovery speeds up.

At 17:28 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Oh, and happy birthday in my time zone to Siri...

At 17:47 Blogger vampi said...

i was rearended on tueday. just found out that the other people are not contesting my version of hte story and so i will be getting a check from their insurance company. i need to find out how all of this works. this is my first accident with someone else involved.

At 19:35 Blogger Dragonsally said...

well damn. I know how one of those hurts your body

At 20:17 Blogger Fiend-in-law said...

Unsurprisingly, I'm rather a fan of Daft Internet Links for cheering purposes. How about Lady Gaga on your dollar bills?

If not, there's always SCARY STEALTH CAT!

Vampi - I got rear-ended back in October. The guy who did it pretty much had to accept liability seeing as how it happened right in front of a cop. It will depend on what their insurer is like, but for this, there's no way you should end up out of pocket. If you need to get it fixed straight away, you can claim on your own insurance and then they claim from the guy who hit you - the downside is that, if you have a deductable, you'll have to pay that and you won't get it back until your insurers get their money from the other guy. If you don't mind waiting, wait until the other insurer is ready to pay. I was pretty lucky - the guy was with Progressive and they took my car, took it to the bodyshop I wanted and gave me a courtesy car while mine was in the shop.

At 20:19 Blogger Fiend-in-law said...

Oh, and in reply to "Eee! David Tennant" up above from Mrs Fiend-in-law.

Her favourite Doctor is actually Colin Baker. Definitely.

At 21:38 Blogger ariandalen said...

Yay! for an improving Ms. Fabulous!

Vampi, I'm sorry you were involved in an accident. Be sure to let the insurance company know about your doctor's appointment and any other expenses from the doctor that are due to the accident.

Sorry to hear about your mom's new diagnosis, Sally. {{{Sally}}}

At 21:48 Blogger Siri said...

Thanks, Sally Love - hugs to you and yours.....

At 22:02 Blogger Karen B. said...

Such a wacky collection of stories & whatnot.

Let's see, there's a possible caption for the lovely Bengal painting: Five Quiche-y Bengals / sittin' in a tree / P-U-R-R-I-N-G.... (Yes, there are reasons I try to stick to prose.)

Breathing good! Medicine good too. Glad you're feeling better, Lorraine -- keep up the trend.

At 23:52 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

<3 Sally.

At 23:54 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

I haven't been able to keep up with the fiends lately because I've been so busy. :(

I just started writing for AOL, and they just purchased one of my articles for Gadling last night. I don't know when it will be up, though.

At 00:29 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Hey its Friday as well on my side of the world! Happy Firbday, Siri!

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navy sea cat simon crazy story.

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At 07:31 Blogger Siri said...

Thanks, NatLaw!!

At 08:56 Blogger Na said...

Happy belated Firbday to Beez!

Happy Firbday to Siri!

*music* *cake* *confetti*

At 09:08 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

Happy Happy Firbays!

At 09:08 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Yes, please.

At 09:22 Blogger Na said...

*hands Nat cake*
(I actually do have cake! It was also my monstress' birthday this week. She wanted "a rainbow cake." White cake, with white frosting so the rainbow is visible, the rainbow I made with sugar crystals. Hope it's to your liking!)

At 09:26 Blogger vampi said...

did you use funfetti cake? that's usually fun:)

At 10:21 Blogger Na said...

oh that would have been clever! that's the white cake mix with colour spots in it?

At 10:45 Blogger Siri said...

NO CONFETTI!!!!! Someone will just have to clean it up....

More cake, please!!

And, how about a birthday pie?

At 12:04 Blogger Na said...

oh, good point, Siri. no confetti. how about bubbles? they're sorta self-cleaning ...

At 12:48 Blogger dabbler said...

Raspberry pie! Happy Firbday Siri, have a slice of the essence of summer!

At 12:57 Anonymous kali_licious said...

Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better Quiche. Not really anything entertaining to report though..mostly busy with school.
Speaking of which, Jess, I'd love to contribute to the Night Garden with some drawing but my school deadlines are really harsh. However I do have spring break coming, so I'll see what kind of garden-y things I can draw and scan then.

Sally, I totally howled at the Jesus joke. I have a weakness for puns.

Oh! and Happy Firbday to Siri and Beez!

At 13:06 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Gloomy about-to-be-rainy day here. Yesterday was nice and sunny and I went on another successful mushroom hike. So I can't really complain.

Now I'm supposed to be doing dishes, etc. but am instead printing out color-by-number pages for ben (he's completely obsessed w/ them right now!) and talking to you all.

Did anyone see Mancuso's comment last night about her friend dying in a skiing accident at Squaw Valley? She said it just made her realize it's all about (and this is where I thought she'd say friends or family or the competition isn't everything) and she said Skiing. It's all about the skiing. That's what you conclude when your friend dies skiing??

At 13:08 Blogger Jess said...

Kali, email me! I have a proposition for you. :)

At 13:18 Blogger Arwenn said...

Kali, I have a preposition for you.


At 13:26 Blogger Cecily said...

"Kali, email me! I have a proposition for you. :)"

Woohoo! I want pictures. ;-)

At 13:28 Blogger vampi said...


yes funfetti cakes are the mix and icing with the sprinkles mixed in so it's very colorful. it's actually one of my favorite cakes to make because it's so pretty.

i don't know anything about the mancuso person, but i saw/heard some interviews about the canadian ice skating girl who's mother had a heart attack in vancouver and she still performed and won a medal. it was a sad story, and he mom was always her biggest fan, etc. but then she said "i didn't want to look back i 10 years and regret not skating" i'm pretty sure she meant well, but it came out all wrong.

At 14:06 Anonymous kali_licious said...

Arwenn - ROFL! Well done!

At 14:10 Blogger Jess said...

Hang on. I just need to get the latex gloves. And the jam.

At 14:31 Blogger Laura B said...

Oh my.

At 14:34 Anonymous kali_licious said...

Meep! O-O

I think I need to run away now.

At 15:08 Blogger Jess said...

No, wait! I haven't set up the webcam yet!

At 19:40 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Back from the dead!

New post is UP!

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