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31 October 2009 @ 09:37 pm
I went to the bike shop and they blew up my tyres for free and gave me a new little screw-y thing to put on the wheel 'cause the other one broke. (As we can see, my mechanical language is impeccable.)

I am a gleeful gazelle. I am staying in with sweets and junk food. We've watched Star Wars and watched X-Factor while Tinboy and Matths played chess (we are sufficiently nerdy). We're going to watch Hocus Pocus.

I'm going out on Tuesday with Tinboy to the Rock Society Halloween Social. So I'll be going out too. :) Best of both words!

This is a good Halloween. I approve.

Also, Shonda Rhimes @-replied me on twitter. It made me smile.


I looked up at Tinboy and admitted to him, "You know, I almost looked up at you and said, "John, could you go tell John that it's almost time for Hocus Pocus?" He said, "Oh, I'll do it for you! I'll have Matt go tell Matt that it's nearly film time." Matt was also in the living room. We all were. Then it was "Sarah can go tell Harry to go get Matt and John." I fell off the couch laughter and squealed, "Drats, the couch ended, why did the couch end?!" I hurried out of the room saying, "I'm going to go tell Kiwi never to make such a stupid mistake again!" Those were some very fun moments.

Yay! The film is being prepared! Yay for chocolate and crisps and sweets!

Also, I made my first jacket sweet potato today (in the microwave because we had a gas leak a man was fixing) and it was delicious. One of my new favourite meals and so very very simple! Fills me up too. Yum yum.
Current Mood: chipperChipper.
lash_laruelash_larue on October 31st, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Sweet potatos are beloved of the Gods.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 31st, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
I agree with this assessment!
101mutts: hermione101mutts on November 1st, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Jacket sweet potato?

Sweet potato cut open with butter?
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on November 7th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yessss. AKA the most delicious thing I could ever eat. <3
101mutts: Border Collie101mutts on November 7th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
Big smile! I love those. Particularly when they've been in the taoster oven for like an hour. Num Num Num.
Wishalight_cascades on November 1st, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Oooh, I saw that tweet from her... and to think it was in response to you!

Heck yes for Hocus Pocus!
gerristgerrist on November 1st, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
With air in your tires
and a new screw mabobie,
Are you ready to fly?
Are you willing to try?

Will you join the high fliers
who soar to high heights?

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

[I wonder if you know the next line ...] XO Happy Samhain/Halloween and Daylight Savings night. XO
gerristgerrist on November 1st, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
BTW, you would not, by chance, have stolen my book?

You might consider it yours, but it is, in fact, mine. Joan gave it to me because ... well, it was a good book to read to kids, but more because ...

Of the Places We Go.

To remember we aren't alone (especially when PMS strikes : )
Kiwi Crocus: Rachel Carson || Knowing and feeling...cranky__crocus on November 7th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
I have stolen your book because it was in my library for so long and I thought it would give me the power that Contented Little Pussy Cat gave me last year. (Last year was more about staying peaceful with New Things, this year more about knowing that I can be off to great places when I get through the familiar and am off on my own.)

Perhaps that would be a beautiful little winter gift for me? A gift of my favourite children's books, so I can keep them and pass them on too? I still love Contented Little Pussy Cat and Oh! The Places You'll Go! and Where the Wild Things Are and the one with the tea-kettle that I never remember the name of. I'm sure you remember more I used to love.

Plus, I'll totally forget suggesting this (you know me!) so you'd still get to see a look of complete shock on my face. :P Nice less expensive gift!

Then we'd be able to keep your more delicate ones safer, and we could mess around with mine until they were just as beat up. :)
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on November 7th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, didn't I used to love Beatrix Potter's books, too? Mainly Peter Rabbit? I seem to remember that. Thinking about children's books makes me happy. Maybe I'll write some some day!
101mutts: cherry tree101mutts on November 7th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Beatrix Potter, Beatrix Potter, Beatrix Potter! Eyes light up. She's like one of my idles and from England. Writer and conservationalistish. You should visit her house and the lands she preserved in the Lake District. I want to go there, at least!

Write children's books now!
Kiwi Crocus: Helka || Rainbow Look.cranky__crocus on November 8th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
Mmm. She was very fascinated by microbes, if I remember correctly. :) Microbes. Much fun!

I do hope to get to the Lake District some day. There was a trip there for some of the people in Zoology but it wasn't offered to the kids in ecology.

But I'm so busy with my other writing! And children's books are probably the hardest in some manners. Have to include so many great morals! :P
101mutts: Brewster with ball101mutts on November 9th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
I didn't know the microbe anecdote.

And oops, I didn't pay attention that it was you who were thinking about writing children's books someday. I thought it was your mother!

You could illustrate children's books. That might be loads of fun!
Kiwi Crocus: Rachel Carson || Knowing and feeling...cranky__crocus on November 15th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
My grandmother said the same thing. :P I would love to write and illustrate a children's book some day.