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This Onion is Alarmed

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One of my favourite signs in this country is the signs you see on doors proclaiming, ‘This door is alarmed‘. While a perfectly valid language in both British and American English, the default connotation in the latter is that something has been startled or upset, rather than yanno, having an alarm. I commented that this onion looked alarm, and Z… Read more »

Away With the Ferries

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Ferries, faeries, har har har. Z just commented that Smalls says the former like the latter, which… maybe that’s why this went into my head. I don’t really know. It could also be that I am an eXtreme smart-ass. It’s been a pretty decent day all told. We got up at a reasonable hour this morning, which was good ’cause… Read more »

The First Leg

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Hello from a hotel! We have completed the first leg of travel, and are safely ensconced in our room. Z and Smalls went to the car to fetch up a few bits, then we’re gonna have coffee. Coooooffeeee…. *laughs* I’m not the biggest coffee person, but right now, it sounds like bliss. On the whole, the first leg of travel… Read more »

Outside Again *grumps*

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Well okay, not a full-on grump. Z proposed that we take the girls down to The Range to see if we could find anything to help keep them occupied on vacation (and the trips to and from). They’ve got water bottles for the car, a set of coloured pencils to share between them, and a couple of little colouring books…. Read more »

All the Burning

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It is officially Too Hot™ and Too Bright™ to take a picture outside without me looking like a total doof. Still, trying to share the goodness of my red hair, and that requires outside photos. What can I say, I’m happy with how it looks… but that ‘looks best’ is outside. In the sun. D’oh. *laughs* At least it’ll get… Read more »

Storming the Castle

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Well okay, not REALLY storming a castle… more like heading to the Post Office at a quick dash, ha ha. I had to keep asking them to slow down and not get too far ahead of me. I’d let them here because it’s a pretty safe stretch of road, and we were on the right side of the road for… Read more »

Under Glass

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The girls went to work with Z today, which mainly went well from all I’ve heard. I was bemused when I received a zip file of .pdfs… which contained a picture of each of them having photocopied their own faces. Nerds. They did it separate, so I crammed them together as such to share their nerdery in an easier format…. Read more »

Nearly a Desk

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Z has continued his efforts in chipping out the study, and we have reached a stage that we have both been looking forward to — actually being able to reach the surface of the desk. I found out earlier that Smalls has explicitly staked a claim to it, which is fair. The television is hooked up to the PS2, and… Read more »

A Time For…

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Today has been a most excellent day. I got some degree of work-work done in the half-day that I/we did. Half day, because it’s our anniversary, and we went out to have a nice lunch. I continue to be glad to be married to Z, and cannot think of anyone who could possibly have been a better match for me…. Read more »

Expelli-d’oh

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No, it’s not my magic wand, though I guess if I DID have one, it would be a knitting needle. No, this is a tacit reminder of why I almost never use straight needles anymore — one can get lost. One HAS gotten lost, and while I have another pair in this size, I’m super annoyed to have one of… Read more »