Friday, 30 June 2006

mould and baby clothes

I feel like I'm running out of time.

Tomorrow we go to visit Ma and Pa for a few days - incorporating a mini-blogmeet with Kitchen Witch and SheWeevil, plus some mould and some things that might, or might not, be tadpoles. Yay! (BTW, KW, I can't work out how to link to your individual posts, any tips?)

I am very, very nervous though, as this will be the first time I have ever met anyone off The Internet in Real Life. My father-in-law, a cautious and thoughtful man, stopped short of asking how sure I was that neither of them were flesh-eating axe-murderers, but only by a whisker. So just to check, you're not, either of you, are you?

I think we are going to come back on Monday, which will give us enough time to pack the rest of the house, complete various quotes for various people before we dismantle the office, dismantle the office, pack everything else, and have another adoption meeting.

I am spending today lying down under the table with some nice, soothing wet newspaper over my face, because I am not going to have time to do so next week.

I know I mentioned that the lodgers were leaving tomorrow, but can I just say once again, the lodgers are leaving tomorrow! Strange how one never, ever has the urge to hoover naked until one absolutely can't.

Also, I have a batch of baby clothes bought in my moment of madness. They have no logos, are suitable for either a boy or a girl and are either 0-3 or 3-6 months. If you are, have, or know a baby who would like them, email me for my address and you can send me a SAE - they don't weigh very much. For some inexplicable reason I don't wish to examine too closely, I don't want to put them back on eBay and it's time for them to go.

Back Monday or Tuesday next week.

21 comments:

  1. Don't forget to wear a paper hat with the word 'Blogger' written on it just to aid identification.

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  2. Don't forget to wear a paper hat with the word 'Blogger' written on it just to aid identification.

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  3. The Aged Parent was just the same! This isn't the first time for me, though - I met e about eighteen months ago, because we were in the same faculty building at university and it seemed strange to think we might be walking right past each other... And a few weeks ago I met Anxious because she, well, because! :) Oh, and I have two good friends who I knew first and foremost online: I stayed with one of them for a month in Vancouver a few years ago, and the other one came to my wedding!

    I'm nervous too, though - I'm not an axe-murderer, honest. Although those frog-like things are still about, albeit at the bottom of the (very long and thin) garden...

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  4. The Aged Parent was just the same! This isn't the first time for me, though - I met e about eighteen months ago, because we were in the same faculty building at university and it seemed strange to think we might be walking right past each other... And a few weeks ago I met Anxious because she, well, because! :) Oh, and I have two good friends who I knew first and foremost online: I stayed with one of them for a month in Vancouver a few years ago, and the other one came to my wedding!

    I'm nervous too, though - I'm not an axe-murderer, honest. Although those frog-like things are still about, albeit at the bottom of the (very long and thin) garden...

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  5. Have a lovely weekend and try not to stress about next week - I'm sure all will be fine.

    Say hi to SW and KW for me - ooh, the life of a blogger seeps into the fabric of "real life".

    Enjoy yourself under the table (eh?) I always find that underneath furniture is very cool and almost church-like but then I'm a little peculiar.

    I'll keep the good vibes flowing for you and B and look forward to hearing next week how things went. That's assuming you have time and assuming you haven't been murdered and devoured in some primitive Devonian ritual.

    PS KW/SW - no offence. A beautiful part of the country, filled for the most part with beautiful people.

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  6. Have a lovely weekend and try not to stress about next week - I'm sure all will be fine.

    Say hi to SW and KW for me - ooh, the life of a blogger seeps into the fabric of "real life".

    Enjoy yourself under the table (eh?) I always find that underneath furniture is very cool and almost church-like but then I'm a little peculiar.

    I'll keep the good vibes flowing for you and B and look forward to hearing next week how things went. That's assuming you have time and assuming you haven't been murdered and devoured in some primitive Devonian ritual.

    PS KW/SW - no offence. A beautiful part of the country, filled for the most part with beautiful people.

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  7. I have a "Golden" Rule of only meeting Internet people in public places. But there comes a point where that rule gets just a little pointless. I suppose I feel more comfortable about internet people when I have some idea who they are beyond the internet persona. Eg there are quite a few I've exchanged CDs and DVDs with that requires a home address, or exchanged emails at work addresses - work being reputable companies/organisations.

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  8. I have a "Golden" Rule of only meeting Internet people in public places. But there comes a point where that rule gets just a little pointless. I suppose I feel more comfortable about internet people when I have some idea who they are beyond the internet persona. Eg there are quite a few I've exchanged CDs and DVDs with that requires a home address, or exchanged emails at work addresses - work being reputable companies/organisations.

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  9. Have fun! Can't wait to hear how it all goes.

    I've met a couple of online people in the 3D world. One meeting was a bit of a disaster because we had little in common apart from using the same graphics package. The other went well though, and we plan to do it again.

    I do like the table and newspaper idea. Must try that . . .

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  10. Have fun! Can't wait to hear how it all goes.

    I've met a couple of online people in the 3D world. One meeting was a bit of a disaster because we had little in common apart from using the same graphics package. The other went well though, and we plan to do it again.

    I do like the table and newspaper idea. Must try that . . .

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  11. mwuhhuhhaaaa! We do have an axe but it is still at our old house (no not embedded in the evilone's skull). It just gotleft behind and it's a bit pointless in a post war flat.

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  12. mwuhhuhhaaaa! We do have an axe but it is still at our old house (no not embedded in the evilone's skull). It just gotleft behind and it's a bit pointless in a post war flat.

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  13. And I haven't even mentioned it to my mum. I'll just say "I went to see some friends in Exeter" if it comes up.
    John thought it was cool though.

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  14. And I haven't even mentioned it to my mum. I'll just say "I went to see some friends in Exeter" if it comes up.
    John thought it was cool though.

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  15. *dons tin helmet to deflect axe blows, topped with paper hat saying 'BLOGGER', and remembers to put patent tadpole-repelling thing in handluggage*

    Wet newspaper over the face is easier, all things considered ...

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  16. *dons tin helmet to deflect axe blows, topped with paper hat saying 'BLOGGER', and remembers to put patent tadpole-repelling thing in handluggage*

    Wet newspaper over the face is easier, all things considered ...

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  17. Oooh I could tell you a story about a woman I met in a MOO, in the olden days before Web 1.0, and then went to the US to meet in person. Tch tch. (shakes head)

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  18. ditdotdat: if we ever actually meet in person, I am going to ask you about that :).

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  19. I've met online people. The trick is - always meet in a public place and never get in their car with them. So far, I've weeded out the axe murderers ;)

    Isn't it funny how we would never worry about talking to someone we meet in a pub/club, and meeting up again and again, but when we meet online, folk raise their eyebrows at us.

    Have you got a local mother & baby home? I am sure they would love the baby stuff, and also the neonatal unit in the local hospital

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  20. I've met online people. The trick is - always meet in a public place and never get in their car with them. So far, I've weeded out the axe murderers ;)

    Isn't it funny how we would never worry about talking to someone we meet in a pub/club, and meeting up again and again, but when we meet online, folk raise their eyebrows at us.

    Have you got a local mother & baby home? I am sure they would love the baby stuff, and also the neonatal unit in the local hospital

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  21. Just popping out to the barn to sharpen the axe and check that the chainsaw will start!! have a great weekend..

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