Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Grimm, all right.

I found a listing on eBay this morning, for a - and I quote - "first edition, first printing" of Grimm's Fairy Tales. From 1980. Which, I'm pretty sure, was well after the first edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales was printed.

I want to go to sleep for a hundred years in the hope that when I wake up, people will have gotten smarter.

Speaking of fairy tales, does anyone want my (mint, only viewed once) Blu Ray of Pan's Labyrinth? Comment, and email with your address, and I'll send it off posthaste.

Feb 28: I have not received a single taker on Pan's Labyrinth (how bizarre!) so I have donated it.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Yesterday Elizabeth commented on the fact that I had visible grass in my Rheingold photo...and since the sun is out again today, I thought you might like to see what else is going on in my yard.


and back:

It's February...still winter, technically, but on Vancouver Island it's early spring. Boy I like it here.

Monday, February 07, 2011

What ARE your staff hours?

After a morning spent cleaning bedrooms, changing the guinea pig's cage and doing laundry, the kids went to play down the hall. Walking into the kitchen, I saw a mess and called down to them, "you forgot to put your plates in the dishwasher!" I got no response. I repeated myself, louder. Finally, amused but exasperated, I shouted "DISHWASHER! DISHWASHER! DISHWASHER! DISHWASHER! DISHWASHER!" over and over. I stopped suddenly and heard a noise - a piece of paper hitting the floor while sneaking footsteps ran back down the hall. I saw a note on the kitchen floor and picked it up:

Dang. I'd speak to the manager, but.....well. That would be me.

In other news, the sun has come out today, but there is a hideous north wind chilling the very marrow in my bones, so I only had time to snap one quick shot of Rheingold:

Nine repeats. I ordered extra yarn for this, so I am going to knit until the yarn runs out...therefore I am not sure how long I've got left. But, encouraging progress nonetheless.