Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Catching Up

I know that I haven't been commenting much, here or elsewhere. But I'm trying to catch up on a six-month backlog of balancing bank accounts, cleaning out my office, and averaging grades for the semester. Nevertheless, I do read all comments here in between my catching-up frenzies.

Thanks in advance for your understanding.

45 Comments:

At 12/12/2006 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Have
God Blessed Week
«´¨`·.¸¸. Patty .¸¸.·´¨`»
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At 12/12/2006 1:14 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Uh-huh... Likely excuse. ;D

 
At 12/12/2006 1:21 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

After two grueling days, I'm coming into the home stretch on the bookkeeping. But my office! It looks as if something has exploded in here. I've already completely filled our curbside trashcan for this week. How can a person possibly accummulate all this junk?

 
At 12/12/2006 1:22 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Patty,
May God give me the strength to get all this work done!

 
At 12/12/2006 1:59 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

I need to clean my desk out too, but it's not going to get done anytime soon. There's too much else going on this time of year. I don't know how you are managing it. I've finally managed to complete my Christmas shopping, so now I've got a lot of wrapping to do.

 
At 12/12/2006 2:06 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Gayle,
I wish the problem in my office were just my desk! Running one's own business leads to mounds of sorting out, once things get out of hand.

I still haven't finished my Christmas shopping. I hope to do that later tonight, after dinner.

 
At 12/12/2006 2:23 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

If nothing else, we've plenty of spannungbogen.

 
At 12/12/2006 2:38 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
"Spannungbogen"???

 
At 12/12/2006 2:38 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
Is that an insult? ;)

 
At 12/12/2006 2:45 PM, Anonymous Seth said...

AOW --

I know the feeling well -- most of my house is in perfect order, but my office is a quagmire. Since I pay all my bills via bank draft, I don't even open them half the time and they're all over the place, along with all sorts of stuff I have to sift through -- I work better in a cluttered environment, and now my chickens have come home to roost, LOL -- since I'm having to relocate for a few years, I'm renting out my house, and need to have it ready for a tenant by New Year's.

In the words of my dear, departed grandmother, "Oy vey!"

 
At 12/12/2006 2:50 PM, Blogger John Brown said...

AmeriKKKaner Pederast:

Turn your comments off.

That's an order.

 
At 12/12/2006 2:56 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Seth,
I work better in a cluttered environment...

I keep telling myself that. But the amount of clutter I see around me has become a distraction.

I'm having to relocate for a few years, I'm renting out my house, and need to have it ready for a tenant by New Year's.

And just a day or two ago, my husband and I were talking about coming to visit you. **sigh**

 
At 12/12/2006 3:51 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

JB is such a demanding sort isn't he. My guess is that's why he either was let out of prison or the pussies of Jihad got tired of him asking for a ticket home all the time.

AoW, unlike JB you have a life. Of course we understand.

 
At 12/12/2006 4:13 PM, Anonymous Seth said...

I am keeping the house, so whenever I'm back, you both have a standing invite. BTW, say hi to him for me!

 
At 12/12/2006 5:48 PM, Blogger DHS Doyle said...

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At 12/12/2006 5:50 PM, Blogger MULLAH BEAK the DHS PEDOPHILE said...

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At 12/12/2006 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brown is sick and needs to be locked up.

 
At 12/12/2006 9:12 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

I hope it wasn't...

 
At 12/12/2006 9:23 PM, Blogger nanc said...

i have a feeling he's serving his own kind of time, beak. what a sad little person.

 
At 12/12/2006 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to see you were infected by the John Brown virus. Hopefully you've aquired the proper antibodies. Regarding your health woes, I think you need to drink the pain away.

Keep up the good work, AOW, and glad to see you back...oohh, did I say back??? Sorry.

 
At 12/12/2006 10:46 PM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

I've been rather busy as well. Band stuff and recently a two day stint in Richmond with computer stuff.

 
At 12/13/2006 5:45 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Seen any good Nutcrackers this season, AoW?

Some show more grace than others.

 
At 12/13/2006 7:57 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
Only once have I been to see The Nutcracker during the Christmas season--and that performance was given by a small, local ballet-instruction group. Lots of young children and no live orchestra. **sigh**

My husband doesn't like the ballet and inevitably starts snoring--a huge distraction because I like to sit in the front rows of the orchestra seats.

Wasn't there a very famous performance of The Nutcracker on television some years ago? Mikhail B., I think.

Of course, I have the music on a vinyl, one of my early additions to my collections, back when I was a child.

 
At 12/13/2006 8:07 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Yes, I think that might have been a Balanchine production. I prefer some of the more "original" productions. Some nuts, and some nutcrackers, are indeed harder than others. In fact, I once almost broke-a-Thoth ahn-wun wunce **he thaid lithping-ly**

 
At 12/13/2006 8:24 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
Well, that's certainly a different version. I guess there's a moral there somewhere.

 
At 12/13/2006 8:30 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
That little story has made me hungry. Ah, the power of suggestion! Time for some bacon and eggs.

 
At 12/13/2006 8:51 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

A prequel to the Balanchine version... and the source of nutcrackers emnity with the mice...

I do so enjoy less Kalkaesque tales of metamorphoses...

Of bodies chang'd to various forms, I sing:
Ye Gods, from whom these miracles did spring,
Inspire my numbers with coelestial heat;
'Till I my long laborious work compleat:
And add perpetual tenour to my rhimes,
Deduc'd from Nature's birth, to Caesar's times....


Well, I think its' time for the farmer's breakfast as well.

Pie? For breakfast? Na-a-a-a-h!

As Emerile says...Pork fat rules!

 
At 12/13/2006 9:01 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Kafka? Weird stuff, IMO. I prefer Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Your breakfast bake looks better that what I just gobbled down. I should have come to your house for breakfast. ;)

Pork fat DOES rule! Just ask any of my cats. I have to fight them for the bacon.

 
At 12/13/2006 9:01 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

btw - Is my tutu too short?

 
At 12/13/2006 9:03 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

a muse mustent disclose all of her most precious assetts ;-)

 
At 12/13/2006 9:04 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Looks fine to me. But is that graphic a hermaphrodite?

 
At 12/13/2006 9:32 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

It was a design for Tchaikovski's (sic) original opening performance.

Perhaps... ;-)

 
At 12/13/2006 10:04 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

David Bowie, "Changes"...

I still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste
was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Don't want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time

I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware
of what they're going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Don't tell them to grow up and out of it
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Where's your shame
You've left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can't trace time

Strange fascination, fascinating me
Changes are taking the pace
I'm going through

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the stranger)
Ch-ch-Changes
Pretty soon you're gonna get
a little older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
I said that time may change me
But I can't trace time


Ziggy Stardust, do you know where you're going?

 
At 12/13/2006 10:13 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
I can sing that entire song, now that you've posted the words.

 
At 12/13/2006 10:13 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Farmer,
I can sing that entire song, now that you've posted the words.

 
At 12/13/2006 12:28 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

On painting what is, and what is not...

The Walrus and the Butterfly (or something like that) from Lewis Carroll's, "Through the Looking Glass"

"...O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each..."

 
At 12/13/2006 12:31 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

I thought MR Brown Stain ALWAYS keeps his comments off. Why would he come here to tell himself to do that??

Lack of a mind can be very intriguing at times!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 
At 12/13/2006 12:32 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

erratum: Oysters

 
At 12/13/2006 12:51 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

I wonder if all pipers bake pies?

 
At 12/13/2006 1:05 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

And then only half-bake them.

Hmmmm.

I think its' the pototoes that make a farmer's breakfast more filling.

Remind me to call the eggman. I may have dropped one or two in the baking process.

 
At 12/13/2006 1:14 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Na-a-a-a-h!...

It's gotta be the bacon. After all, if it weren't for the bakin', the nutcracker and mouse-king would have nothing to fight over!

Ding

Breakfast anyone?

 
At 12/13/2006 2:36 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

I think Ziggy/Bowie makes a pretty good Perlipat... right down to costume and gender warp

 
At 12/13/2006 2:49 PM, Blogger Farmer John said...

He's definitely no masculine "Capitano" from the Commedia d'el Arte like our hero the nutcracker.

...and we all know what Perlipat did to her hero, so... I simply must conclude that...

 
At 12/13/2006 8:23 PM, Blogger benning said...

All that and you still have a nice blog! LOL

 
At 12/13/2006 10:26 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Benning,
I'm good at multi-tasking. ;)

 

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