alfreda89: (Winter)
Blimpcoat

I suspect that most people have a blimpcoat.

Oh, not exactly a *blimpcoat*--they have an article of clothing that they can't bear to part with because there are times it is indispensable. More than once you toss it in the box for charity, or even into the rag bag.

Later, you retrieve it. Because.
Read more... )
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Tailgate me and roll for damage.
alfreda89: (FSM)
So preliminary work was accomplished during the morning. All was quiet on the tiki front. I was alone except for Merlyn, my Burmese nanny cat. A light lunch, back to work....

Cat klaxon sounds! ZOMG!

NO, TIKIS OMG!

Checked the spells and other protections, made sure the brave but geriatic cat was barricaded into the bedroom, bolted into the back hallway-- The tikis made it into the sunken livingroom! The little ones crawled off the walls or something, I don't know, I thought that...

Oh-oh.

We secured the borders.

With the tikis inside.
Tiki Battle! )
Once I am sure what Hurricane Man's wishes are in this matter, I will see the tikis carefully wrapped and boxed until this particular grouping of powers has scattered to other venues. In the meantime, Merlyn still insists on coming out, yelling at the tikis in passing, inspecting the empty tiki hut, and warning me about the water demons.
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
They attempt acquisition, but we at Book View Cafe will resist with our last breath!

And dragons!
alfreda89: (Books and lovers)
--in a modern black & white animated short.

From Disney--surprise!
alfreda89: (Books and lovers)
You know that this would make catalogs a lot more fun.

Pottery Barn Catalogue Descriptions Written by an Aspiring Crime Novelist.
BY Kate Hahn
- - - -

The door to the Farmhouse Armoire stands slightly ajar, revealing room for a 60-inch television and something more sinister... The solid pine doors can withstand the pounding fists of a captive lunatic, but not ammonia-based cleansers.
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
If you have ever wondered where it started, there's a mini-LoneStarCon3 Yard Dog Press Road Show mp3 with Selina telling us the story.

I refuse to admit which laugh is mine. Dear heavens....
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
I only wish Wendy could use them to outrun the patriarchs next week.
alfreda89: (Cat Magic)
So essential! Turns out that cats use apps differently from humans, going so far as to like those blinking lights that drive the rest of us nuts.

Enjoy!
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (book view cafe)
Start here and keep going!
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
Google has finally corralled some of their clever animated title gifs in one place. Here's Terminal, and there's a a toolbar of several great ones, including a tiny Pac-Man game!

In other news, Merlyn loves my new tiny reading glasses and keeps trying to pinch them as a hockey puck.

And the new people behind me like to have their woofer cranked up full at 2 AM. Of course I called someone about it. They can play the &*#! thing on the parking lot side like everyone else.
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Mascot)
Not a bad summary, in cartoon pictures.
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Mascot)
It's time for another installment of the Yard Dog Traveling Road Show! And this time, it includes my reading of a silly thing I did called "That Exploding Toilet Theory" where I prove that frat boys are just another species of Bubba. Julia Mandala also reads from her novel House of Doors. As I recall, this is frat boy POV, so there are a couple of words that might be considered NSFW (or at least not safe for toddlers who repeat things.)

You can download the MP3 from writer Tracy S. Morris's blog (link above) and Tracy is a frazzled new mother, so cut her some slack on any typos and the Christmas edition coming out two months late, okay?

I haven't heard this yet, because the able maintenance staff is actually mowing, or blowing, or something out there. I mean, these guys are good -- I mentioned that my fan had only one speed. They checked Monday and said they'd order one, and they installed the blasted thing yesterday! i wish they'd told me it was in, because I would have put the cat in the bathroom instead of startling the poor little guy with a a stranger making Lots of Noise. Otherwise, so far maintenance rocks here. Anyway, quality of recording unknown.

Oh, there will be a partial reading from Allie in a later YDP road show -- I read from the chapbook. No idea how it turned out, but you have that to look forward to!

And yes...still moving. Explanations (maybe) at a later time.

Edit: -- that noise at the beginning is the intro of the craziness of a convention road show. The readings, and Tracy's News of YDP, are quite clear. My story is the first event up. Not bad for my first reading on tape, but I rushed the last line. Sorry about that!
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Burmese Basket)
...but he does make me laugh!
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Chai anime)
A child with a sense of justice...?
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Burmese Basket)
Today's Two Lumps. The only question is, why didn't it turn up when I moved? Where did they hide the blasted thing?!

And in other news -- IT'S RAINING!
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
All right, this was just funny -- but it does make a point.

Capitalization has a purpose.

********
In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I've noticed that more and more people who send text messages and emails have long forgotten the art of capitalization. For those of you who fall into this category, please take note of the following statement.

"Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and
helping your uncle jack off a horse."


Is everybody clear on that?

********
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
It's the deal of the day at Austin's Morgan's Deals! Let's hear it for regional coupon groups!

I am planning to be brave and try cooking wild boar for an Allie recipe. I'll need brave samplers! Will keep y'all posted.

http://www.morgansdeals.com/austin/85-3-day-2-night-wild-hog-hunt-package-0 (This link will expire)
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Boobies!)
Haven't done one of these silly things in forever. This one is Kristine Smith's fault!

And I say that Question 8 should have offered "All of the Above" as a choice!

Quiz: What Kind of Liberal Are You?

My Liberal Identity

You are an Eco-Avenger, also known as an environmentalist or tree hugger. You believe in saving the planet from the clutches of air-fouling, oil-drilling, earth-raping conservative fossil fools.

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