Saturday, November 24, 2007

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Nancy P said...

Well, I rooted for KU for the sake of my son, but now I can relax and just root for my alma mater to be national champs. Missouri is #1 now? For a week, at least? Can that be possible?

Kb, KU showed a lot of character in the second half. They had a GREAT season and I hope they win their bowl game.

FARfetched said...

I was on the smellphone, sitting on the Burnt Mtn. overlook (GA136, I'll send a Google Earth coordinate if anyone is interested, very pretty lights at night)… anyway, a buddy of mine was telling me that KU was getting whacked. We'll see what that does for Missouri.

Meanwhile, I have crawled into a bottle of Trader Vic's spiced rum, and may or may not crawl out in the morning. In fact, I may simply pull up the handle of this lounge chair and sleep here tonight. See the last post for a two-paragraph review of WebMage. Suffice it to say I was enjoying the **** out of it while sober, and it's twice as fun drunk.

Kimberly Frost said...

Good morning, everyone!

I can't believe that it's Sunday! I hope everyone's having a great weekend.

I loved yesterday's post about the kindness of strangers. It's perfect for the season.

Far - thanks for the image of you curled up with spiced rum and sleeping in the lounge chair. Hope it didn't get too cold. :)

Family Man said...

Morning Nancy.

Not much going on here. I didn't watch a bit of football last night, but found out Alabama got beat by Auburn. Very big game down here.

Congrats to you on Missouri and sorry KB about KU. said...

Best Dog in the World

In case anyone missed it during the holidays, Beth's blog had a gorgeous picture of a border ruffian (hi, Katie!) named Buster.

Your photos, Katiebird, and both startling and delicious. Wow. I, too, love the Arch.

That thing must be getting old now. Has anyone been up it? I went up the dang thing 35 years ago or so and was never more clasutrophobic in my life.

Nancy, I knew KU had lost the game when that wuss jhawk quaterback came out wearing gloves. There is no cold in football. I called a friend right away and made $50.

I was also quite surprised to see that Broderick Crawford got a job coaching football. I'd thought he'd died or something.

Anonymous said...

KU had a great 4th quarter - too bad they didn't figure out Mizzou's weaknesses til then. If they hadn't missed those 2 field goals they would have been tied at the end.

Oh well, still a good game. Congrats, Nancy! The guy next door must be a Mizzou fan - he was yelling at all of the wrong times. :-)

More football today, goodie goodie.

Far, hope you don't have a headache today!

Broderick Crawford - ha.

Nancy P said...

Broderick Crawford, lol! For those of you who don't know what ghost is talking about, it's the KU coach.

Morning, far, beth, kimberly, ghost, and family man.

I haven't talked to my son yet. I hope the Chiefs win today and cheer him up.

olivia said...

Morning everyone!

Nancy P said...

Hi, Olivia! Wonderful photo you have up today. Did you see katiebird's exhibit?

olivia said...

Hi Nancy.

Just got back from the bakery from breakfast.

Yes, I did see katieb's exhibit! It's gorgeous -- the room/setup where it's hanging is really appealing. Love seeing her photos in frames hanging.

What a bunch of talented peeps, eh ... :)

Kelly McCullough said...

Hey Far, glad you enjoyed it. I'll happily take you up on the drink mentioned in the last post, but I may have to dispute the smacking with you.

Morning everybody. Thought I'd say hi before packing up to head home from the lodge. No tea this morning, but some most excellent hot chocolate.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to spend a few days, Kelly. Have a safe trip home, and thanks for sharing it with us!

Morning, everyone!

FARfetched said...

Hey folks. Slight headache, which could have just as easily been from the sleeping in the lounge chair… I drank about a quart of water along with the rum & that undoubtedly helped. Kim, a lap blanket and Kelly's book were sufficient to keep me warm.

Ghost, here's a story about Buster. (Beth, you heard this one.) But really, Beth's is one of the best pix we have of him.

Kelly, I'm going to have to read it again. Despite how much fun it was, the conditions weren't the best (started reading it in the car, then continued at home while sozzled big-time). About 2am, I was fighting to stay awake & saved the last two chapters for this morning.

boran2 said...

Hi all. What's this KU? ;-)

katiebird said...


It was a day totally off-line. I can't remember the last time I did that. I got up at a very reasonable 9am this morning, but our Internet connection was down. It turns out the provider was down and didn't know how long it would be.

So I turned off the computer and went back to The Outlander. And spent the day reading and dozing. Until about 3 minutes ago -- I'm still catching up.

The Game Like Ghost, I knew KU was going to lose as they entered the field. There was something about their posture that told me they weren't In The Zone. And they showed some guy in a booth who was going to be telling them what to do on the field. I didn't like the sound of that. I'm not a betting girl, though, so I didn't make any money off it.

I was glad (mostly for the sake of the fans) that they pulled themselves together somewhat in the 4th quarter.

Nancy, I hope it doesn't make me a bad Jayhawk, but I secretly don't care much about football. I'm not used to having ANY expectations of their success on a football field. And it was disorienting not to see any dribbling.

Olivia! That IS a great photo at your site. Magical and different. And thank you VERY much for your (and you too Nancy) VERY kind words about my photos.

{{FAR}} I'm so glad you're enjoying Kelly's book. I had the BEST time when I was reading them (they're both great.) I almost can't wait to finish The Outlander series so I can reread them.

ALSO, I'm glad you made it home safe and sound.

Hi Kelly and FamilyMan & Beth, I'm off to check the rest of the neighborhood, but I'll be back!

Kidspeak said...

Hi, Nancy. This has been an awful T'giving, save for a few things. I needed to escape (dealing with brother #1's death this month has taken more of a toll than I expected).

I escaped by reading The Virgin of Small Plains. Loved it! It reminded me of our two years living on the farm and in the small farming community in Iowa, and my childhood in a small Missouri town in the gumbo of the Mississippi River basin. Many trips to the storm cellar; many people who watched over children who needed that when they didn't get it at home. Good Story!

Nancy P said...

Hi, Kelly and Far. Pretty cool to have the writer and the reader here.

b2, lol! My sentiments exactly.

disorienting not to see any dribbling.

lol, kb.

I wish I knew what to post tomorrow. I think I'll post, "Read everybody else." :)

katiebird said...

{{{Kidspeak}}} I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

You've been quiet today, Nancy. Were you movie-ing? Writing with Sally on the non-porch? Or just lurking, watching us chat?

Kansas just beat Arizona in basketball - so maybe your son will be somewhat appeased.

katiebird said...

(laughing) "Go read everyone else"

Fat chance.

Nancy P said...

Kidspeak, sometimes I think that's why fiction writers exist--to provide escapes for people when they really need them. I am so happy that Virgin was able to give you some pleasure during a hard time.

Nancy P said...

Hi, Beth. I guess I have been quiet, haven't I? I was gone all morning and part of the afternoon, and the reason is in the new post for tomorrow. Then I went to a friend's house tonight. Where did the day go?

Yes, thank goodness for KU basketball. :)

Nancy P said...

Kb, you're funny! said...

Herding dogs are such a different breed, Far. I am currently living with a golden retiever / border collie mix and it has taken me forever to get used to the border collie parts.

FARfetched said...

{{Kidspeak}} And I thought *I* was having some difficulties! Like you, a good book helped me escape for a while.

Ghost, very true about herd dogs. From some of the things I've done, if I believed in reincarnation I'm certain I would have been a Sheltie last time.

Off to see what's cooking in today's post....

katiebird said...

(snort) is HE in for a shock!