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A little bit of everything...

I don't even know how to type the noise that I make when it's this hot - sort of a "hehueueuerrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhchhhchchc". A co-worker just turned the lights off - it's very soothing.

Or would be if it wasn't FIFTY MILLION FREAKING DEGREES IN HERE. CELCIUS, EVEN.

Mentally, I'm all over the place today - did you know that Dennis Kuchinich has proposed an impeachment resolution for Bush? No major American news outlet is reporting it - I got this link off Reuters. The bloggers are going crazy. Personally, I think buggering the whole country is slightly more reprehensible than getting a blow-job, but I know not all of my readers agree with me, so we'll leave it at that. However, the lack of news reporting is outrageous, considering how much negative press Hillary Clinton's cleavage received, or Barack Obama's choice to wear a flag pin or not. Priorities and objectivity are two things rather lacking in current news reporting.

I'm making good headway on my jacket - I'll post pictures when it's done. The braid flattens slightly as it is sewn down, and looks really pretty. I still have to decide whether I want to add another line around the neck, but I need to do the sleeves first to see whether I've braided enough. I made about 27 yards of braid.

We have a vulture baby! There were two eggs, but one seems to have been eaten by something - there is no second eggshell, and vultures don't eat their shells, so I'm guessing a snake came by before they hatched. But we have one adorable, stinky, hissing chick, and a mother vulture who is brave enough to stay in the barn (though out of sight) when I open the door a little bit to take pictures. Hopefully I'll be able to get more pictures this weekend.

sarahbellem was talking about Goth, and a book that Voltaire (of the band, not the French satirist) wrote about Goth stuff. I'm in agreement with her that it seems to be partially cribbed from (not plagarized, exactly, but certainly heavily informed by) trystbat 's Gothic Martha Stewart page. It also seems to draw a certain amount of its humour from the immortal Sexbat, who wrote the fun Take a Bite (more Take a Bite here) in the '90s. Other amusing alt.gothic files can be found here.

(Of course, I'm not Goth. I'm from London - we all wear black. And I'm a messy eater. It's more convenient that way. The fact that I actually own two pairs of theatrical fangs and a wardrobe of adorable vintage/clubbing clothes is pure coincidence.)

I'm not being too good with my correspondence, I realize, and I do apologize for that. I'm busy.

Melting.

*hehueueuerrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhchhhchchc*

Comments

attack_laurel
Jun. 10th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
Well, once the house is done, if you ever want a vacation in the exact center of Virginia, in a county with no tourist attractions, come on down. We can play with fireworks, shoot targets off the front porch, set fire to things, and no-one can stop us. It's awesome. :)
kass_rants
Jun. 10th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
You know you risk us never leaving, right? =)
attack_laurel
Jun. 10th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
We have space...

(and if you need to, erm, "dispose" of someone, we have 60 wooded acres.)
kass_rants
Jun. 10th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
So you've seen my day planner...
attack_laurel
Jun. 10th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Heh. 8)
kass_rants
Jun. 10th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
As an aside, one of these days, we'd love to talk to you and Bob about how you went about finding your piece of heaven, deciding to get rid of the old house, building the new, and all that entailed. It's been Bob and my dream for years and we would benefit greatly from knowing your experiences.

But, you know, sometime. Not today. Too. Damn. Hot.
attack_laurel
Jun. 10th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Sure. I'll let you know when my brain isn't frying. :)
fabricdragon
Jun. 10th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
invest in a solid mulching shredder or wood chipper... whole bodies and skeletons take an awful long time to decompose. and are quite identifiable, have an awkward habit of coming to the surface if buried shallowly, and seem to attract people 's dogs.....

acid works ok, but its much easier to explain that you need a wood chipper when you have, you know... woods.

oh, was that my outside voice? sorry....
ciorstan
Jun. 10th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Shhh. A strong lye bath in the bathtub, then a glass of Coke for the leftover bits... because I won't waste perfectly good Pepsi on that sort of thing.

It would play havoc with one's septic field, though.

And my bad for typing this with my outside fingers, eh?
attack_laurel
Jun. 10th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
We don't need to abuse the septic field - we have a cemetery (from about 1800) on the property. What's one extra grave? :)
ciorstan
Jun. 10th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Obvious by air survey and cadaver dog. :) You really want to hide the evidence or life becomes a little more, shall we say, inconvenient...

Maybe I should borrow a particular icon from aeddie "A good friend will come bail you out of jail. A true friend will be sitting next to you, saying "Damn... We fucked up."

We seem to have your cool weather here. It's 68 this morning, and it's not supposed to get above 77. Weird.

Edited at 2008-06-10 03:55 pm (UTC)
attack_laurel
Jun. 11th, 2008 09:46 am (UTC)
You're assuming way too much of the rural county we live in. We *really* get pretty much left alone - the local historical society didn't even know the cemetery was there, and it's barely mentioned on the plat.

Cadaver dog? Only if they conscript some of the local hunt club beagles, and it's questionable as to whether those dogs can do anything except get lost and turn up in our yard. :)

It's supposed to cool down today after the thunderstorms last night, but I'm not wearing a sweater to work, if you get my drift.
fabricdragon
Jun. 12th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
ididot dogs that turn up in your yard will always be able to be counted on to find the body you dont want found.

also cadaver dogs can get brought in by the ME. seriously? lye bath or acid, or mulcher. THEN use the graveyard.
fabricdragon
Jun. 10th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
you know when my water is out you shouldnt post things like that on your LJ.... i have camping gear, a car, and no day job.. i could soooooo be there....

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