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Five things [May. 20th, 2010|12:52 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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1. The lj community at 4th_st_fantasy reminds me that the membership rate goes up for 4th St. as of June 1. Which is not that far away now. It will be lovely, and I'm looking forward to it greatly, and some of you should definitely come.

2. My mother and I wrestled cadithial's mega-ultra-super-ladder into place in our stairwell yesterday. Laurel and Hardy, people. Laurel and Hardy. They did not plan those things to be maneuvered by two women of 5'6", one of them with vertigo, but we are mighty and fierce, and also able to hold up long ladders while maneuvering so that one of us always had a steady point to hang onto and laughing hysterically at ourselves. And now the stairwell is painted and timprov's Hidden Falls picture is hung in it, and I am pleased.

3. Next time there is a charity auction, do you think "the Carter Hall story of your title or mythological-figure choice, or choose from some ideas I haven't written yet if you don't have a particular idea" would be a thing? Or not so much a thing?

4. It is not the best thing in the world to be eager to see one's neurologist, but on the other hand it is not the worst either. Better, I feel, than being required to do so and yet dreading it personally because the neurologist in question is such a dolt. This is the Very Best Neurologist, Adult Practice Category. (I only know the VBN, Pediatric Category socially, not professionally, and I have hopes of it staying that way.)

5. Why is it that the buttons come off things more when I am trying to finish a book, supervise house projects, do what I can to keep markgritter's plants alive while he is gone, get ready for multiple birthdays and company, and generally mop the moose and feed the bear? Buttons! Silly buttons! Stay put, buttons!

[User Picture]From: oddmonster
2010-05-20 06:00 pm (UTC)
The Carter Hall story would be a very big thing for me, indeed. Especially if it involved hockey. :D These are things that go together, Carter Hall, hockey and charity auctions, I say.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-05-20 08:48 pm (UTC)
Carter Hall stories always involve hockey! They sometimes involve other things. But always hockey.
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[User Picture]From: oddmonster
2010-05-21 12:56 am (UTC)
See, and if you combine Carter Hall with hockey with a little bit of direction (like Carter Hall in a set of playoffs that involved the levels of Xibalba, for instance) and a charity auction? Steam would come off my wee credit card.
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From: thoughtdancer
2010-05-20 06:43 pm (UTC)
I read that one bit as "feed the beer"...

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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-05-20 08:49 pm (UTC)
Heh. No. There is a children's book called I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words, and in the middle of it there is a sequence that goes, "and mop the moose and feed the bear and paint Uncle Abner's underwear--but have a care, don't paint the mayor!" This delighted me as a child, and "mop the moose and feed the bear" has been family code for "big long list of tasks" ever since. In some circles this could be rendered as "touch the puppethead."
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From: athenais
2010-05-20 07:16 pm (UTC)
Number 3: oh heck, yeah.
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[User Picture]From: eposia
2010-05-20 08:58 pm (UTC)
#3 - I just did something similar for my own auction, and the initial brainstorming session with the winner had some very positive results so far. I am looking forward to the next one. Not saying the same would work for you, but I'm enjoying my own results of such an experiment and would be interested to hear about others.
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[User Picture]From: careswen
2010-05-21 12:43 am (UTC)
2. Thank you. My goodness. Needed that today. <3

3. I'd bid on it.
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[User Picture]From: carbonel
2010-05-21 03:35 am (UTC)
I'd bid on #3.
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