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14 June 2009 @ 11:49 pm
We really need to look in a mirror now and then ...  
It was cold and wet in Sydney today (inasmuch as you can call 14C cold, but the wind chill is vicious and there is no central heating to be found), so Mr Brammers and I rugged up and then went out for lunch.

As we walked into the pub (Sunday salmon special!), we attracted some strange looks. I thought little of it at the time, but then Mr Brammers came back from ordering at the bar. I realised that he (all but 6 feet tall and solidly muscled (rugger bugger looking, as opposed to my usual polo prat)) was wearing black jeans, a long-sleeved black top, a black possum-fur beanie, black workboots and black gloves. I began to giggle.

He looked down and declared 'I look like a house breaker!' 

I giggled harder.

He shook his head. 'You can't talk. You look like a character from a children's novel.'

I looked down. Oversized-jacket, silk pinafore with flower appliqué, black tights, chunky shoes, looped plaits and a cloche hat with a flower on it.

'Oh god,' I said, realising why people had stared. 'We're Milly Molly Mandy and her hired goon ...'

Mr Brammers proceeded to mutter 'Milly Molly Mandy, mafiosi ...' until the food arrived. It's days like this that keep him from being smothered in his sleep when he fails to do the dishes.
 
 
 
girl; obsessed: bandom - blue!brendoncomplications_g on June 14th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
You two sound really adorable together! :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 14th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
We provide comedy to the masses and food to stray cats, it's a happy life ;-)
(no subject) - complications_g on June 14th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - complications_g on June 14th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on June 14th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
You do resemble a book character, but I think it's probably one about a Bohemian colony of artists and writers in the first half of the 20th century.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 14th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
Well, I do own the right hat and coat ;-) (But I would miss penicillin so!)
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on June 14th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
LoL! I can just see that of both of you, too. Though your area being rather more forgiving of non-standard outfits than most, you must have really been a unique combination. :is amused:
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 14th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Some days we just pull on the clothes that are close to hand. And if we're mid-conversation, we fail to really think these things through. But I now have a great urge to write MMM Crime Boss fic ...

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Jamfranalan on June 14th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
That made me grin like an idiot! I bet you both looked awesome :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 14th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
If by awesome you mean slightly insane but in an amusing fashion, then yes! :-)
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Lisbet Karlsdottirlisbet on June 14th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
LOL...omg, you two are so cute!:)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 14th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
You are very kind. Millions would say deranged ;-)
Catscatsintheattic on June 14th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
Cute story! Thank you for making me smile so much! :-)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 14th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
You are welcome. I like to share the ridiculous ;-)
Bubba: Nemoabsynthedrinker on June 14th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
My big gay heart be still. I think you married the man of MY dreams. Does he have a brother?

Peace,
Bubba
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 15th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
There are a few of them around over here -- it's a good country for strong, often somewhat silent, but intensely comedic and fundamentally decent men.

Of course, there are oodles of boofheads, too ...
ladyjanevaladyjaneva on June 14th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
WHo is Milly Molly Mandy?

You don't happen to have a picture of your outfit around? I'd love to see it :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 15th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
Alas, no, we are Gen X and don't take many photos (for the most part, I had one girlfriend in the 80s who took a Polaroid every day to make sure she did not copy her outfit, but she was a lunatic ;-)

This is MMM: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MzW8sUZhC9o/SLDstUS9I2I/AAAAAAAAAtM/HhWZAT0LRhc/s320/milly+molly+mandy.jpg one of my fave children's book characters if only because she was so astonishingly odd!
Leochileochi on June 14th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 15th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Oh good lord, Leochi! I love it! Bit more colourful than the original, but you have J to the very life!
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trichinopoly ash: bale: patrick batemanaldehyde on June 14th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
oh brammers that's a delightful image :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 15th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
He's a delightful man ;-)
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 15th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
I met him at a party, a few hours later he fell in my lap and declared that I was his destiny. It will be 14 years next month!
suttonwriter: albussuttonwriter on June 14th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Y'all sound like an interesting pair. Any chance of seeing a picture?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 15th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
Alas, we are not of the picture taking generation ;-)
wemyss: CofETorywemyss on June 14th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Milly Molly Mandy plus mafioso equals?
Milly Molly Mandy of Foy and Hartlepool, of course.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 15th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Milly Molly Mandy plus mafioso equals?
You will be pleased to know that I knew you were going to make that joke, just as I am pleased that you did, in fact, make it.
m. something-or-otherspacefragments on June 14th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
pics or it didn't happen ;]
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 15th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
Oh you Gen Y person! We fortysomethings live our lives scribing the occasional poignant reminiscence into our leather-bound notebooks with our elegant vintage fountain pens!
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romaine24romaine24 on June 14th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for my Sunday morning smile. I wish you did have a pic but leochi's art will suffice. :)
Kilian Ruadhms_kilian on June 15th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
That drawing is awesome, and exactly as I had pictured BB & her mafioso.
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