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07 February 2013 @ 01:48 am
Do, do, do the headless chicken *  
My lovely friend ecosopher has just posted about the fact that her life is a whirl in which she finds little time for LJ right now. She has multiple children, does an enormous number of things in her community, is creatively productive, cooks healthy food and can see surfaces in her kitchen.

I have the same problem, but no children, am behind on EVERYTHING, and had a mugful of ice-cream for dinner because I could not face doing the dishes. I am giving myself a T for Troll at Being an Adult.

However, one success for the day, I met dragonfly_lily! She and her delightful husband were in town and we were able to catch up for brunch. EXACTLY as she sounds on LJ, funny, generous, clever and just <i>nice</i>, which is one of my favourite qualities. Though we both did that mad girl thing of describing ourselves for recognition purposes in terms of our hair, while she has the most incredible eyes, but I suppose it is a bit odd to say 'Look for the woman with eyes as clear as the sky', and if we were being all literal and specific, I would say 'Look for the short woman who darts around instead of walking like a rational person', which is more distinctive than my hair, but silly.

Thoroughly recommend catching up with her if she is ever headed your way (and given how much they travel, you could be in luck), as aside from the lovely fandom side of things, there is something very happy-making about meeting people who just love each other the way she and her husband do. And I also had the joy of seeing their innocent American faces go all wide-eyed when they realised the sheer variety of flavours Tim Tams are available in!

All day I have been thinking that I have missed someone's birthday, and I think it's actually mahaliem, who is one of the very finest writers in fandom (and generally) and for whom I wish the most wonderful of days with love and treats from everyone, especially those cats! May the present fairies require a massage after their visit to you!

Oh cock in a sock! I've remembered! It's deensey and calanthe_fics ' birthdays on the same day as mahaliem! I knew it was an all-awesome day! DAMNIT, D lives in Sydney. At least I still have time to email Cal on the right day! I love you both, darlings! And I don't even deserve that T! I just need to get to next Tuesday and things will be less frantic, at which point I will play catch-up!

* To the tune of the Funky Gibbon by The Goodies
eglantine_breglantine_br on February 6th, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
I too have done the ice cream thing. Cock in a sock made my day.
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα: wolves_inbetween_ on February 6th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
Dear busy B, let me congratulate you belatedly (hence destroying my safe camouflage of surely having been in there somewhere in the many well-wishes you got for your birthday)! I think it's a success that a) you have ice-cream (and a mug) when not able to cook etc. and b) only a mugful, how frugal.

I just realised I forgot where I got the white KitKat from that might be nicer than Neuhaus chocolate and maybe similar to some TimTams in the salty to sweet ratio, but then it's been decades and I never had white TimTams.

I forgot what the tune goes with and now the cock in the sock does the Funky Gibbon.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 9th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks darling -i-, and I am sure you did! And I like to eat ice-cream from a mug, partially because it stops wild over-indulgence, mostly because you can drink the melty bits at the end!

YOu know, I think you can still get white kit-kats here. I could send some and some white tim tams and you could compare!

Oh, I had so much more to say to you, but I have run out of go and it is late enough that I should accept this and fall into bed. Send me an address and I will send you bad food!

XXX, also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAmx_XdQky8
fragrantwoodsfragrantwoods on February 6th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
I just love your posts :-) I don't say that anywhere near enough, but they're happy and real (they're real even when they're not happy) and they're funny and full of things like multi-flavored Tim Tams and expressions like "Oh, cock in a sock!"

I want a mugful of ice cream for supper now. Eh, adulthood...it's over-rated.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 9th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
Isn't it cold where you are? Mugful of custard! The ice-cream that warms!

Thank you, dear! I am very fond of yours, too, though I sometimes feel a bit ridiculous by comparison, but at least it is amusingly ridiculous and with helpfully handy expressions ;-)
pioniepionie on February 6th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
a mugful of ice-cream for dinner

A dinner for champions!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 9th, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC)
I did dust it with organic chocolate powder, which surely has to count for something in the antioxidant department!
ecosopherecosopher on February 7th, 2013 02:01 am (UTC)
does an enormous number of things in her community, is creatively productive, cooks healthy food and can see surfaces in her kitchen.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! And to completely shatter any illusions you might have, we had pancakes for tea. Or the children and M did. I had porridge. Because that's just so nutritionally balanced, what with all the vegetables.

Ice cream also sounds good. I would have had that too (M kept suggesting it after the children were finally in bed) but I was too full from the porridge :D

FWIW I think you have an exceedingly interesting life. It's always lovely to hear about it, and I'm glad that I come across as some very busy and accomplished person. Obviously I am better at writing fiction than I thought... ;P
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 9th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
YOU HAVE FOOLED ME COMPLETELY! And I feel much better knowing that you had porridge, though it is a healthy food of champions, and one which I rely on ;-)

I enjoy hearing about your life, too. I was going to blog today, but am too tired, and my only amusing moment was accidentally panicking people at Gunners' Tea Rooms when I fed a baby magpie and its parents turned up hoping for more food: I did not know that Fear of Magpies was a thing Australians did. If it had been a shark, sure, but it was birds begging three feet away and no risk of them coming any closer. Staff flapping, girls squawking, babies being shielded by their mothers …

Here's a tip, strange woman at the tea rooms: if you shield your baby from the sight of a bird, he or she is never going to grow up feeling confident that he or she is an apex predator, which means the best you can hope for is a career as a bank clerk. And, while honourable work for an honest day's pay, that should be no child's dream!
mahaliemmahaliem on February 7th, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
You are such a sweetheart. Thank you ever so much for the kind words and the birthday wishes. They are sincerely appreciated.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 9th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
I do hope you had a lovely one, or at least a quietly enjoyable one in which you knew how valued you are.
Sin: gg - lorelai/dean hisinden on February 7th, 2013 09:18 am (UTC)
Speaking of brunch, or food in general, I should trundle the HUGE 5 kms or so to your neck of the woods and we should do that.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 9th, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC)
Or, and I know this is radical, I could manage the very easy cycle to your place. I am so crap! Sundays are usually good for me, any look good for you over the next few weeks?
Sin: text - quick! look normal!sinden on February 9th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Tend to do brunch on Sundays at Sideways in Duwich Hill (just off Old Canterbury Road) if you wanted to join. The food is great and they dont mind too much if you linger even if it's busy. We could always do that, if you were interested.
la, zeitgeist!: [default] z decemberzeitgeistic on February 23rd, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
I don't know how moms do it. I don't have children as an excuse either and yet I'm always behind on everything, it seems!