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09 August 2009 @ 11:46 pm
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* Knee is SO SORE! Walked too far on it, which has not damaged the actual ligament further, but which has made all the other muscles and joints I used to compensate for the damaged ligament say OUCH!

* Discussion with friend about Amber's twins: 'That's great, she'll be able to pick one up in each arm and have really symmetrical muscles.' I now worry about that friend's children being used as free weights ...

* I have a treacle_tartlet  in the house! We have many books! She has The Demon's Lexicon and an Arabel and Mortimer book by Joan Aiken, I bought the two D.M. Cornish books at her urging, and a Joan Aiken Jane Austen fanfiction novel: Mansfield Park Revisited. Am filled with joy that childhood hero was fanficcer, too. Harbour quiet hopes that someone on my flist is secretly Diana Wynne Jones. 

* We have new glass-fronted cabinets full of Edwardian porcelain (Royal Doulton Countess setting, don't ask, it's a long story, the point is that tea here is pleasant and civilised) but have not hoovered the living room floor nor the sofa, save where the cabinets were built and then erected. It's astonishing how much two little kitties can shed. Though I have to accept the longer hairs are actually mine.

* Treacle and I are watching We Are Wizards. We are a little bit frightened of most of the people, but find ourselves strangely charmed by the girls and the songs of Harry and the Potters. It is quite probable that this is because we walked up to the gelateria not long ago and are still in sugar high as a result of our purchases.

* Normal service will resume shortly. I might finish the cleaning first ...

Cheryl Dysondysonrules on August 9th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
*happy flail* OMG, two of my favourite people together in one place! This makes me want to spin with happy. *twirls*

Many awesome squishes to both of you! LOL!

I feel you on the leg pain. I thought my legs were in fairly good shape until epic four hour bike ride yesterday. Apparently my legs are NOT. Who knew I even HAD those muscles? *takes Ibuprofen*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 9th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
We send love! And the thought that the scriptwriters on Midsomer Murders are either taking the piss or snorting something. (Yes, we live on the EDGE!)

I LOVE cycling, but have been banned from cycling in Sydney after several near-death incidents. I need to convince J we should take the bikes to Canberra ... Hot bath will help, you know!
Cheryl Dysondysonrules on August 9th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Love sent back! WOOT!

You dangerous women, you!

Yes, cycling can be quite deadly. There are quite a few backstreets here to take, but the main roads are terrifying. Hot bath! Great idea!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 10th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
Cheryl Dysondysonrules on August 10th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
I think I got sidetracked writing porn. Never did get that bath. LOL!
Lisbet Karlsdottirlisbet on August 9th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to look for that Joan Aiken Jane Austen book now, too! I love both of those authors so much...it has to be good! Other Jane Austen published fanfic novels have left me slightly disappointed.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 10th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
I've only read the first chapter, but the voice seemed very sound and there were lots of nice little jokes. I have to finish Rebecca and a few other books, but will post on how I find it when I finish it!
adores_dracoadores_draco on August 9th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about your knee. I hope it gets better really soon. Being in pain is not only painful but really annoying too.

Edwardian porcelain? Impressive and ladylike. :)

Say "hi" to treacle_tartlet for me. You do realize that you have a wonderful opportunity to create some lovely slash together? Australian Twitterporn or something like that. Why waste time on books when there's (H/D) porn waiting to be written! Feel free to get inspired by the pictures I posted on my journal on the 4th of August. *nods*

I think it's really good to use the twins as free weights. Too many new mothers suffer from back pains because they always hold the baby on their left arm. Not only will your friend stay healthy but she'll have great biceps that even Madonna will envy.

I've heard of power walking but gelateria walking sounds so much better. I totally approve.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 10th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Treacle sends love, though she has gone home to her fella and small girl, which I cannot begrudge even if I miss her.

Alas, we did not write new stories, but I am now editing her finished Careers Fair, and it will be one to look out for! I had to look at those pictures through one squinted eye, I am of such a refined disposition (as you can doubtless tell from my tea set! ;-)

You're right, you know, one on each hip will keep her nicely balanced. And as for the gelateria walking, we have three local ones, you can go to the far away one if you want fudge sauce ;-)

Thanks for the knee wishes, it's annoying but will be fixed within six weeks, maybe even three!
adores_dracoadores_draco on August 10th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Three weeks sounds much better. Walking like a hunchback is fun only if you're Quasimodo.

I kind of posted my fist fic yesterday. Take your laptop, leave the elegant tea salon and go the room that has been dedicated to porn (your pick). Then have a look at some hot pictures and a silly story. The link is "Happy Birthday, Alisanne!". I'm advertising shamelessly because I'm so excited. I wanted to write some serious porn but that was the result. There's something wrong with my (serious) porn writing skills. *nods* ;)
marcelmoonstone on August 9th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh! Mansfield Park Revisited sounds fascinating! Have you read Laurie R. King's 'Mary Russell' novels featuring Sherlock Holmes as her partner? Very well-written and researched.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 10th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
I've not, but thank you for the tip! I glanced at the first chapter last night and it was very nice indeed. I need to finish my other books quickly so that I can read it all and write up a review!
shadowclubshadowclub on August 9th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Diane Wayne Jones is wonderful!

I haven't heard of We are Wizards (I should look this up), but I liked A Very Potter Musical (if you haven't seen that, YOU MUST)!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 10th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
She IS. I forced treacle to buy Howl's Moving Castle and will weep if she does not respond with everlasting gratitude.

And I haven't yet! I have so much on at the moment that I have been doing several things at once, and I think AVPM will require attention. SOon! We are Wizards is funny, but funny peculiar as well as funny ha ha. The women were lovely, and we did end up loving the musicians even though they were ferocious geeks. Draco and the Malfoys slew us with their lyric 'My Dad is rich and your dad is dead!'
emansil_08 on August 9th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
I never heard of Arabel and Mortimer, but of course had to look it up on Amazon. How cute they look. I dearly love her Wolves of Willoughby Chase series, and am working my way back through them again. Wolves of Willoughy Chase scared the fuck out of me as a kid.

What is We are Wizards? Is clueless and lost.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 10th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
ME TOO! And I have been buying them all again of late and scaring myself all over again. Arabel and Mortimer were my feel-good books when I was little. I had a small stash and our local library had even more.

We are Wizards is a doco about Potter fandom. Half delightful, half terrifying! But worth hunting down ...
emansil_08 on August 10th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
I'll try to see if I can scout out We are Wizards, it sounds like it could be fun, or at least interesting.

Have you read the Book of Pellinor series by Alison Croggan yet? Are they worth reading? She's an Australian author, so thought you might be familiar with her.
It's a Deensedeensey on August 10th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
"Met up with other apprentice for coffee. It was lovely, for all that she's a non-phone carrying tart"
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 10th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Who? Where? There was this Canadian ...
Pureblood Princessraitala on August 10th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
Poor you and your poor knees!

At least you have TT there to take your mind of it. Have fun!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 10th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Poor legs! My manky knee is actually less sore than my other leg today as I have been doing so very much favouring! Clearly I need a pony.
down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on August 10th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately the twins are slightly different sizes, so lifting might not result in perfect symmetry.But don't worry- they give me a real workout anyway!

Achieved tandem breastfeeding today for first time, may post pic.
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on August 10th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry I made your knee sore by needing escorting through the wilds of Newtown :(
The small girl loves her Snow White puppet :) I've finished The Demon's Lexicon (couldn't sleep on the plane due to SCREAMING!baby two rows behind me), and will start Howl's Moving Castle as soon as I've caught up with my flist and comments and had a shower and spent some time hugging the small girl.
All those books made my backpack really heavy to lug around the city! In consequence, legs and feet and shoulders are now extravagantly achy.
As for We Are Wizards...O.O