Saturday, July 15, 2006

One More Sleep

Gee, think I'm getting excited?

I don't go to the airport until tomorrow night. In fact, it will be Monday in the UK before I even get on the plane.

I'm still double-checking to see if I've forgotten anything, and had my first crisis. My ipod died. I mean died. Not too happy about that. It means I have to take the video camera to record interviews, not that I plan on using the video part! Audio only!

Then again, live footage of MacBride dancing on tables, twirling his kilt?

Maybe this isn't so bad after all.

Thought of the Day

I understand that Scissors can beat Paper and I get how Rock can beat Scissors but there's no way Paper can beat Rock. Paper is supposed to magically wrap around Rock leaving it immobile? Why the hell can't paper do this to scissors? Screw scissors, why can't paper do this to people? Why aren't sheets of college ruled notebook paper constantly suffocating students as they attempt to take notes in class? I'll tell you why, because paper can't beat anybody, a rock would tear that shit up in 2 seconds. When I play rock/paper/scissors, I always choose Rock... Then when somebody claims to have beaten me with their paper I can punch them in the face with my already clenched fist and say, oh shit, I'm sorry, I thought paper would protect you, you asshole.

Jason has a fantastic do and don't list up that writers should check out.

Damn! Meant to thank Trace for this one! Kind of cool, I'd never heard of this.






Who is your inner Shapeshifter?




Though they rarely caused mankind any serious harm, these Japanese fox spirits known as kitsune were well known for playing tricks on people and could be a real nuisance. They possessed the ability to transform into any creature, though they would often retain their fox tail. One could easily determine the age and level of maturity of a kitsune by counting it's tails; An immature, rambunctious kitsune would have very few tails, while a wise and powerful one would have as many as nine.As a kitsune, you are clever, sensual, beautiful, mysterious and effeminate (even if you are a guy). You are also somewhat sneaky and like to pull pranks on people, but otherwise you are very pleasurable to be around.
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Can you believe someone told me they were tired of seeing Kitty pictures? Well, too damn bad! Just scroll faster!


24 comments:

Stephen Blackmoore said...

The iPod broke. Riiiight. You're just hoping for a kilt twirl, aren't you? ;-)

"well known for playing tricks on people and could be a real nuisance." Why does this not surprise me?

Have a great time at Harrogate. Get lots of interviews for us to read in Spinetingler and lots of blackmail video to post on YouTube.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Well, if you insist on the video footage!

Andrea at Lochthyme said...

Yes we want video footage! :0 And who could get tired of kitty pictures? Not me!!! Not my daughters!! :) Have fun at Harrogate Sandra.

Bill Cameron said...

I would cry if my iPod broke, but I have a question. How do you record on your iPod? Do you have some kind of add on attachment? I have an iPod mini, and I think it would be cool to record notes on it while I'm driving. I'm always losing track of which micro recorder tape is which, if not losing the tapes altogether!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Andrea, I know! Who could be tired of kitty photos? I won't say, but you can email them at tiredofkitty@grumpyperson.com

Bill, I'm not sure about the mini (if it has the ability) but you buy a mic and all you do is attach it - at the top where the headphones go in, there's another slot beside it. The mic fits into both slots. It records as voice memos. Super simple.

I think the battery was toasted, sadly! But truthfully, the ipod is fantastic for recording.

Bill Cameron said...

I think I will have to make a stop at MacForce later today, and see what they can hook me up with. I have the jack in the top for the headphone with the little slot jack next to it. Sounds like I might be in good shape!

anne frasier said...

have a great time, sandra!

DesLily said...

have a wonderful convention!!! Is there such a thing as "rent an ipod"???

kitties are always fun!!.. even when they grow up!

James Goodman said...

I took the quiz. I'm a werewolf.

Werewolves of folklore differ greatly from modern renditions seen in movies and shows. People believed there were many ways to become werewolves, such as drinking rainwater collected in a wolf's pawprint, eating meat gnawed on by a wolf, or being born with a full set of teeth or covered in a caul. And unlike movie werewolves, werewolves of old were oftentimes harmless and highly honorable!

As a werewolf, you are loyal, strong and honorable, and you will protect all you hold dear with your very life. Although you are not a violent individual at heart, you will fight for what you believe in. You are a good friend and truly are a wonderful person to be around.

angie said...

Have a super great and groovy time at Harrowgate, Sandra!Love the new photo, btw. Kept meaning to mention it & then got distracted by something shiny on the floor - repeatedly.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Hey Anne, love the book cover!

DesLily, I don't think there is 'rent an ipod'. Sadly...

James, "You are a good friend and truly are a wonderful person to be around." I'd say that's true!

Angie, thanks!

And I will try to have a good time. You kids behave while I'm gone!

Daniel Hatadi said...

I would also cry if my iPod broke, but only if it was black. Or if I convince myself that white is the new black, but I don't think that's possible.

Back to the real subject at hand, have a blast! Let that excitement build until you puke! Yaaaaayyyyy!!!!

Oh yes, and incriminating video footage is a great idea. It can be done very discreetly with a small and capable mobile phone.

Julia Buckley said...

Sandra,
Don't forget to pack those power bars. And, as the legend goes, don't drink the Scrumpy.

Julia

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Well it's better that it broke before you left, than when you got there sans video recorder!

I love the kitty pix, keep them coming.

Rock, paper, scissors made me spew my drink all over the monitor...Circuit City thanks you!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Daniel, only if it was black? Okay, right. Mine's white. But white isn't the new black. Because it always shows the dirt and you look fatter.

Thanks for the mobile phone cue - never even thought about that!

Julia, protein bars packed! And yeah, what's with the Scrumpy?

Bonnie, you're dead right. I'd be pretty steamed if I got over there and it died! Still, annoying! But if that's the worst thing for my whole trip, that's not that bad!

Bill Cameron said...

Not just "what's with the Scrumpy?" but "What's this Scrumpy yer talking about anyway?"

I don't know about Sandra, but I feel pretty confident I could resist any urge to drink something called Scrumpy. Unless I was already drunk, of course.

Trace said...

Aaaaw you can never have too many kitty pics! I love them!

Trace said...

And I don't know if I mentioned it but I love the new pic!

S. W. Vaughn said...

Kitties!!

I find the whole rock paper scissors thing fascinating. :-) Did you know the game originated in Japan? There it's called Roshembo. There are all sorts of variations, and certain "combinations" you can choose to throw during a game (there is usually more than one round because everyone typically starts out with rock). The combinations have names, too.

Paper is supposed to beat rock because it covers it, not because it's stronger. I like your answer to that one, Sandra!

That's probably way more than you wanted to know. Have a great trip!

Amra Pajalic said...

Pissed myself laughing at the rock, paper, scissors thought. Bring on the kitty pics. I love them. I look at them once then go home and show them to my hubby. Good luck on your trip. Looking forward to all the goss (and pics).

Anonymous said...

I just got a kitty yesterday! Domestic short-haired tabby, although yours look like they might be long-haired. In any case, that little brown spot on the forehead is priceless! I would call her India.

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I'm a seal? A fat, barking seal? And Scottish, too?

The Scottish selkie was a being who appeared to be a seal, but had the ability to shed their skin and roam the land in human form. If a human were to happen upon the discarded seal skin, he or she could hide it and force the selkie to marry him or her. However, if the selkie were to ever find the skin, he or she would immediately reassume seal form and return to the sea from whence they came, leaving their spouse and offspring on land to forever mourn their loss.

As a selkie, you are a very withdrawn, secretive and somewhat sad person, and those around you find you alluring and mystifying. People who come into your life find it difficult to find the inner you. You are also curious, but you enjoy the comforts of home most of all.

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I'm a seal? A fat, barking seal? And Scottish, too?

The Scottish selkie was a being who appeared to be a seal, but had the ability to shed their skin and roam the land in human form. If a human were to happen upon the discarded seal skin, he or she could hide it and force the selkie to marry him or her. However, if the selkie were to ever find the skin, he or she would immediately reassume seal form and return to the sea from whence they came, leaving their spouse and offspring on land to forever mourn their loss.

As a selkie, you are a very withdrawn, secretive and somewhat sad person, and those around you find you alluring and mystifying. People who come into your life find it difficult to find the inner you. You are also curious, but you enjoy the comforts of home most of all.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Anonymous, we call her Punk Russel!