mistletoe: (elfhands)
Small competition in today's post friends. Virtual cookies to the winners.



1. Which play features the quote in my subject line? Who wrote it? Who said it? Clue: I have played the role.

2. I feel like Mother Shipton. Virtual cookie to anyone who knows who she was. There I was yesterday remarking on the snow still being on the edges of the fields and what that means. This was half an hour ago:






You can sort of make out the remains of the December pile on the path on the last one if you look at the car tyre and the kerb. Well that was a surprise, yet not, because I went to the shops this morning and it was -3. Anyway, I'm watching the racing from Fontwell where it is bathed in sunshine.

3. Now then, here's a sort of a meme that's not. I made it up anyway. Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] tempertemper77 's pic-a-day and [livejournal.com profile] melissasjack 's request for some pictures of my owl collection, I took some snaps. Here are a few owls. Excuse the dust on the last two!
PICTURES AND A MEME OF SORTS THROUGH HERE )



 
Happy Birthday to [info]lostakasha 

REMEMBER WE LOVE YOU!!

mistletoe: (elfhands)
Small competition in today's post friends. Virtual cookies to the winners.



1. Which play features the quote in my subject line? Who wrote it? Who said it? Clue: I have played the role.

2. I feel like Mother Shipton. Virtual cookie to anyone who knows who she was. There I was yesterday remarking on the snow still being on the edges of the fields and what that means. This was half an hour ago:






You can sort of make out the remains of the December pile on the path on the last one if you look at the car tyre and the kerb. Well that was a surprise, yet not, because I went to the shops this morning and it was -3. Anyway, I'm watching the racing from Fontwell where it is bathed in sunshine.

3. Now then, here's a sort of a meme that's not. I made it up anyway. Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] tempertemper77 's pic-a-day and [livejournal.com profile] melissasjack 's request for some pictures of my owl collection, I took some snaps. Here are a few owls. Excuse the dust on the last two!
PICTURES AND A MEME OF SORTS THROUGH HERE )



 
Happy Birthday to [info]lostakasha 

REMEMBER WE LOVE YOU!!

mistletoe: (mike hussey)
Well Colly strikes again. A bustling start and then a bit of a grind to get 113 against the West Indies. It's been quite entertaining watching this game. Harmy had an amazing 12 minute over with no balls, Gayle hitting him onto the road for 6  and then being caught by Anderson.

Meanwhile, Eduardo made his return for Arsenal against Cardiff City in the Cup and naturally he scored twice. Good for him. I still haven't watched the horrific injury he sustained this time last year against Birmingham but it's lovely to see him back. He was in my fantasy team at the time and I'm almost tempted to put him back in.

The quiz is proving awkward in one or two places this month. I'm almost done but two are sticking: a South American plant genus named after an 18th century Swedish botanist is proving elusive as is a film star with a biography called 'Goddess' and an alleged father called Gifford who was a dairy farmer. Can't find that either. Hmmm.
mistletoe: (After me)
Today has been airish - cool windy damp. I imagine all our American friends are checking their turkeys and being grateful. I would be grateful this year if Mr Obama proves the fresh broom he promises to be. It's worth being grateful just to see the back of Mr Bush. How we have survived this long with him in charge says a lot about the support mechanisms of government.

Further to my pondering about lucky 8 mentioned a few weeks ago, I see Obama is the 44th president. In numerology you have to add numbers over 9 together. 4+4 = 8. Spooky. Elected in '08, coincidence? The auguries look good.

Quiz is here, I got one wrong though I researched Cleopatra's Needle very carefully and it was not the answer they wanted. Where was it found? My answer does not agree. Last of the pictures this month and they end with some very pleasing Dutch art of the 17th century I shall enjoy looking at that although I know three of the four. I might put them up for your delectation.

Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow.
mistletoe: (ice hockey Dave)
 Pouring with rain, windy; the only thing we haven't had is the promised thunder and lightning although my headache says otherwise.

Another injury for the lads; Carlos Edwards had his leg broken in a heavy challenge on Saturday so is out after just coming back for another 6 weeks. It never rains but it pours. Hee hee. The fantasy team is another crocked group at the moment, 5 injuries or suspensions. Not good timing at all.

Won the quiz last night on a tie-breaker of the year the first jigsaw was sold. My trivia knowledge is ridiculous!

New icon, hope it shows up thanks to [profile] setje  over at Boreanazists.net. 

Is Bones not on this week? Have they done a Prison Break and stopped for Christmas? Mummy in the Maze is on Sky this week anyway so I'll cope.

And Wheeee!

Oct. 7th, 2007 06:42 pm
mistletoe: (cocky)

Firstly. ... disappointingly the lads lost to Arsenal but after being down by 2 in the first 15 minutes they got it back to 2 apiece before that Van Persie lad scored in the 80th minute to rob us of 'a deserved point' as the BBC put it. Still, the Van Persie goal brings me to....

Secondly, Liam's Chocolate Fireguards scored 29 points this weekend which should keep me top of my league over the international break. If I'd played Michael Owen it would have been 32,  and John Terry then 35 but I am pleased with all of my team changes apart from that, where I left someone in who then not only kept a clean sheet as a defender but scored. 

I got a Hahaha reply from a stranger in someone else's journal for a typo which I apparently corrected in a most humorous fashion. See

[personal profile] thebratqueen's migraine post for the evidence here.

Quiz came back in spite of postal strike and I won again! £15 this time and a move up to League A.

Life is good.

 

Tuesday

Feb. 21st, 2007 05:37 pm
mistletoe: (annoyed)
Hey ho. I've been reading what various people have to say about shipping in the Buffyverse (see [profile] germaine_pet ) and all I can add is chacun a son gout.

As for other things, the chief reason for today's icon of choice is (you've guessed it) Tuesday evening's frolics. Also no new Bones this week. How do Americans follow series when they keep stopping them for other series or sports? (shrugs)

Anyhoo, when I left for the quiz, Sunderland were winning at Birmingham and apparently playing them off the park. Sadly the lad Brum bought from Brentford after they had knocked us out of the Cup thanks to his goals, came on and scored in the 90th minute. DJ Campbell. Bastard.

But,,, that's not all. At the quiz we had a Peter-ism of grandiloquent (grandiose?) proportions. Round 6 of 8 Siblings. Going on reasonably well apart from Rajeev Ghandi's sister's name when we get to q. 10: 'Which woman married two English monarchs who were brothers?' Now I count myself pretty knowledgeable on English History and Pat teaches the damn thing but neither of us could come up with brothers who had married the same woman beyond Arthur and Henry marrying Katherine of Aragon and one of them didn't become king. Not surprising when we hear the answer Peter had: Catherine Parr. Now she did marry 4 times but Peter thought one of her husbands was Henry VII. 'That's Henry VIII's father!' we called. Anyway - he got rather brusque after that and the evening was ruined. We won.

Victory

Feb. 14th, 2007 10:41 pm
mistletoe: (Default)
Happy Valentine's if you're into that sort of thing. Meanwhile back with a bang at the quiz with an on the rails victory thanks to straight down the entertainment round in one hearing. Bite that you twozzers on the other team. They only got 6 out of 10 on it. Course Pat starred with recognising the theme tune to The Railway Children and I chipped in with Ennio Morricone while Sue knew George Macrae. It was good. The Jackpot question is up to £100 and someone nearly won it but put Disneyworld instead of Disneyland. Tough.

Changed my layout. I hope the blackness doesn't oppress.



Victory

Feb. 14th, 2007 10:41 pm
mistletoe: (Default)
Happy Valentine's if you're into that sort of thing. Meanwhile back with a bang at the quiz with an on the rails victory thanks to straight down the entertainment round in one hearing. Bite that you twozzers on the other team. They only got 6 out of 10 on it. Course Pat starred with recognising the theme tune to The Railway Children and I chipped in with Ennio Morricone while Sue knew George Macrae. It was good. The Jackpot question is up to £100 and someone nearly won it but put Disneyworld instead of Disneyland. Tough.

Changed my layout. I hope the blackness doesn't oppress.



mistletoe: (Default)
Can you believe it? Everybody is fit and we're actually going to the quiz! I wonder if the Snowball has been won? While in quiz mode I have two to go on the Quizmail. One is a Ukrainian sheep that gives black wool and the other is a soy milk with Omega 3. Nothing if not varied. We finally cracked the horrible Brit pop pics which were obscure, old or old and obscure unless you're a certain age.

There are 9 people off ill at school which meant I had an art lesson today. It was painless. Trevor basked in his glory though not many had seen it.
mistletoe: (Default)
Can you believe it? Everybody is fit and we're actually going to the quiz! I wonder if the Snowball has been won? While in quiz mode I have two to go on the Quizmail. One is a Ukrainian sheep that gives black wool and the other is a soy milk with Omega 3. Nothing if not varied. We finally cracked the horrible Brit pop pics which were obscure, old or old and obscure unless you're a certain age.

There are 9 people off ill at school which meant I had an art lesson today. It was painless. Trevor basked in his glory though not many had seen it.

Lucky 7

Jan. 7th, 2007 09:37 pm
mistletoe: (annoyed)
Last day of holidays and I have frittered it away finishing the quiz. I say finished but there are the usual niggly ones plus 5 pictures of American heavyweight boxers I shall have to defer to older heads on. I have four I'm fairly sure of though. The niggles concern whether Easter Island or Tristan Da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island - google gives both and what a wireless mouse is called. The final one concerns a form of sweetening that gets its name from the Portuguese for badly made. No idea. 

The other thing? Happy birthday Lost Akasha. LJ won't let me put your name in any other way so there it is. I only found your work recently and I am so glad I did. Only 10 days between our birthdays! How geeky is that comment I feel like Zach. Hope 2007 is healthy and happy for you and your loved ones. Mwah.

eta It took me 4 goes to get this to be right,

Lucky 7

Jan. 7th, 2007 09:37 pm
mistletoe: (annoyed)
Last day of holidays and I have frittered it away finishing the quiz. I say finished but there are the usual niggly ones plus 5 pictures of American heavyweight boxers I shall have to defer to older heads on. I have four I'm fairly sure of though. The niggles concern whether Easter Island or Tristan Da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island - google gives both and what a wireless mouse is called. The final one concerns a form of sweetening that gets its name from the Portuguese for badly made. No idea. 

The other thing? Happy birthday Lost Akasha. LJ won't let me put your name in any other way so there it is. I only found your work recently and I am so glad I did. Only 10 days between our birthdays! How geeky is that comment I feel like Zach. Hope 2007 is healthy and happy for you and your loved ones. Mwah.

eta It took me 4 goes to get this to be right,
mistletoe: (Default)
What's going on? I have been busy busy busy to such an extent I have lost all track of days. Anyhoo, here's the latest or the recent or even the far distance of last week.

Work )

 

What happened at the dentist will have to wait until tomorrow. Also - my first Bones squee.

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