What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?
|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
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ironsos stop that right now . . .you know you never agree with me . . .you’re creeping me out. i dont like it (Snigger)
asti I know thats why i made a decision to stop putting in so many hours – and I failed after only a week. The funny thing is i’m frantically trying to pull together a piece of work that would normally take at least a week – and I have two days to do it. When I had a call with the client this afternoon they asked if I’d also managed to also pull together an engagement strategy for the project I’m working on – when I told them that . . .erm no I’ve been working 12 hour a day trying to pull the project strategy together they then reminded me how important the engagement strategy is to them. Sometimes I dont think the clients actually realise how much work goes into delivering projects . . .clients . . .you’ve got to love em :-)
just been trying to persuade my brother to go and see Contagion with me and i found out that its not being released here until 21 October . . .lemon i forgot that you get films earlier in the US . . .life is so unfair
I was really looking forward to a bit of deadly virus action to cheer me up a bit
Wolfie: Watch “Shaun of the Dead”
It’s not that I disagree with you a lot,It’s just that my thinking runs in the opposite direction a lot.
Evening all! It’s great to see you back home safely after all your legendary adventures in the back of beyond, Wolfie. When you have a spare moment, haha, I would be interested to hear about your experiences in China. Did your neice survive all the excitement?
Deanie I’ve left a guide at newcastle, as requested.
Ironsos I love Shaun of the dead – Simon Pegg is great. Have you seen Hot Fuzz too?
Graymayne I couldnt get onto the internet while I was in China. There’s no google or facebook and while I was there it seemed there was no access to Yahoo either. I actually only found 2 public access internet terminals in the whole of Beijing so it was difficult to get online and post an email. I have got a half composed final conclusion to my trip – I just need to finish it off and email it to everyone . . .it contains an interesting visit to the Forbidden City where my Niece and I became minor celebrities for about 15 minutes – the only reason for our celebrity was that we where westerners. A very nice (but very large) family asked if they could take our photo and we agreed, what we didnt realise was that as well as the group photo, every member of the family would want individual photos with us. Then once we had finished we turned around to find another group of people patiently waiting for photos as well . . eventually we had to make our excuses and run otherwise we would have been there for the whole day just being photographed – like super models.
yeah I really liked it too – so far I’ve liked all the films he’s been in . . although I never could get into Spaced the TV show he acted in. Not sure whether you’ve seen it? I have a friend who really loves it and we have very similar tastes so I’ve tried to watch it a number of times but I just cant get into it at all.
oooooh I’ve just realised – we’re agreeing on something again . . .its too much for my tiny brain to handle I need to go to bed
“…- like super models.” giggle Wolfie I’d like to know how the food was especially in Mongolia.
josie the food in Mongolia was TERRIBLE . . . I had so many bad food experiences I cant even begin to tell you – I think the three main ones where the fermented horses milk, the salted yak milk tea and the fried goats fat. The country was amazing . . . the food not so much. Although they do make very nice yaks milk yoghurt – I could have spent 4 weeks just eating that. The diet staple is mutton or goat and they have it at EVERY meal . . .not great for a vegetarian of 22 years
I did post a couple of emails about my trip at the castle – it included some of my interesting food experiences, not sure whether you had access to read them?
If I have your oermission, I could copy and forward them to Josephine. I am sure her children would enjoy them, too. ;)
Josie, How’s Fred? Running the house just the way he wants it? ;)
Eeep!, I just had coffee and it’s gurgling uncomfortably, Wolfie. LOL. I would have starved there (or lost some excess fat)…I’ve tried so hard but I have always found it hard to eat lamb(white fluffy things) or goat(soulful eyes and silly beard). The milk products sound nasty. At least the place compensated quite nicely.
Thanks, Deanie. Fred is actually getting better…still spoiled rotten but behaviour has improved a lot. Yesterday was his 2nd day in obedience school (too old for puppy kindergarten since the cut off age is 6 mons, he’s 7 ). We were so proud of him especially after being called to demonstrate a couple of commands which he readily complied…he’s the youngest in the class so he’s also frisky and happy but went down to business as soon as the trainer called him. Show-off, LOL!
Whoa! There was a bunch of cars parked helter skelter all over, & folks milling about the front lawn of a neighbor of mine…. I figgered they must be having a lawn sale… NOPE! (insert loud annoying buzzer sound here)… I just got back from wheeling over there in my lil’ electric scooter. FORECLOSURE AUCTION!!! GAWD! I am shocked, I had no idea they were hurting that bad… I am soooo depressed…. Nice, nice folks, young kids, what a horrible, sad, awful day… D+:
deanie * yes of course no problem with forwarding the emails to *josie as long as she promises not to make fun of the camel incident . . .it still hurts.
josie I was very lucky that the Mongolians have a very nice selection of packet biscuits and chewy sweets otherwise I would have starved. I also managed to find a very nice vegetarian restaurant in Ulan Batar the capital – the food was very good. . .so while i was back in civilisation i was able to eat ok. . .it was just difficult while travelling.
won its such a shame about your neighbours. The same thing is happening over in the UK as well – and it seems that its the younger familys that are suffering the most, especially where parents have lower incomes.
Planning weight-loss trip to Mongolia ASAP…
Wolfie you are so brave to tackle the cuisines of the world! Food is one of the biggest reasons I really have no desire to go anywhere other than Europe in my travels, LOL. Even that was a challenge. I’m not big on sauerkraut, boiled everything, or room-temperature beverages. The pastries and hot cocoa saved my life. I loved the photo story, too bad there’s no video of your celebrity status. Another friend of mine visited China about ten years ago and had a similar experience. If the food wasn’t so questionable (for me), that would be a big draw as a vacation spot. What an ego boost! ;) I’m looking forward to the final trip journal installment!
Won that is TERRIBLE about your neighbors! :( I hope they’ll be okay.
Deanie I hope the hound is doing better, I missed that earlier. Poor baby. :( Having our babies under the weather is so tough because they look at you with those big, sweet eyes and they don’t understand why we can’t just make them feel better. I can hardly stand it. I’m sending healing spells to him and soothing ones to you both.
Nothing new here at all. It’s been a quiet week, just kids in school and me working at home. Oh, and teaching LP to drive. I may need to visit my colorist again very soon… LOL She’s actually doing pretty well now that she’s had a few more times behind the wheel. I sort of threw her to the wolves the first time I took her out, thinking her dad had done a bit more with her than he actually had. She was understandably nervous! She has her first official driver’s ed drive this afternoon, so calming spells and Protegos would be appreciated!
See you all later, hope you’re enjoying your day. :)
The new girl and I worked together on Monday, and now are alternating days for the rest of the week, so I have my desk to myself today and Fri. Hooray!
Lemon, I think I want to see Contagion, though I’m not sure why since movies like that tend to freak me out so much, LOL.
Wolfie, I still haven’t seen the last 4 or 5 episodes of this season of True Blood. I’m not sure whether it’s a reflection of a descrease in my interest in the show or if it’s just a timing thing. I’ve never really loved the show, but since it airs in the summer, there usually hasn’t been much of anything else on to compete with my attention. But since I got hooked on watching Buffy and Angel over the last couple of months, when I have tv time, that’s what I’ve been watching and found I wasn’t missing True Blood at all. The episodes are on my DVR though, so I’m sure I’ll get to them eventually. I was at least enjoying seeing Fiona Shaw in it.
Deanie, I’m glad to hear that your dog’s ailments should be treatable with rest and medication. I hope he’s back to his frisky self in no time! :)
Asti, I’ve just started reading Delirium. I’m only maybe 30 pages in, but I’m already intrigued. I finally finished the one I had been reading before, Matched, which I wound up being disappointed by. The premise was really interesting (and in a way reminded me a little bit of what I know of the Delirium world so far) – it’s a dystopian novel set in a future where everything is controlled by the government, based on statistics. When they’re 17, teens are shown the person to whom they are “Matched,” usually someone they’ve never met. So the main character is very excited when she learns she’s been Matched with her best friend. But when a flash of someone else’s face shows on the screen, she starts to question the whole process. Unfortunately, I could tell early on which relationship you were supposed to be rooting for, and unfortunately, it was not the one I preferred, which kind of made it hard to continue, though I did push myself through. I always seem to like the wrong ships, LOL!
My house is infested with Things With Eight Legs. Autumn is a beautiful season, but I really HATE bits of it.
Jen, I recognise your description of Matched. I read about it, but didn’t buy it; it didn’t grab my attention in the way Delirium did. I do hope you enjoy it, and I’m looking forward to hearing your reaction. And I’m SO glad you have your desk, and time, back to yourself! It’s very unsettling having to work in a different way.
Lemon, I hope all goes well for your daughter……….and for you and your DS in giving her practise time! My BIL is a qualified driving insructor, and he taught my sister to drive. It was quite a test of their relationship!!
Won, that is so so sad for your neighbours.
Ironsos, I loved Shaun of the Dead. It’s sublimely hysterical, British humour at it’s best.
Wolfie, what news on your secondment? When will you find out?
lemon if you want to feel like a celebrity, and I know you do :-) then China is definitely the place for you. My niece and I were the main attraction wherever we went. Even on the underground we had people staring and watching us. There are KFC and McDonalds on every corner so you can get normal food . . .you dont have to do what my friend did and eat dog kebab gaaaaaaaaah
Mongolia was a different story – there were no fast food places anywhere. One of the fun things I liked about mongolia though was the really little kids who would run over and say hello – they didnt want anything from you, they just where really proud that they could speak a few words of English and wanted to show it off. It was so nice – we had people running over to us all the time and tugging at our sleeves and saying hello before running off again. One afternoon I felt really bad because I was trying to cross a really busy road (the roads in Ulan Bator are hellish, no-one can drive properly and they dont stop at red lights -so you literally take your life in your hands every time you try to cross). So I was busy concentrating hard trying to dodge traffic when I heard a little girl say hello – her mum was looking directly at me and was smiling and i smiled back at the mum, but ignored the little girl. It was only when I made it safely onto the pavement that it registered that the girl had said hello. I turned to speak to her but she was already gone . . .I felt so bad because she was so little and really really cute and I did hear her speak to me, but it just took a few minutes to register in my preoccupied brain. Now she probably thinks all English people are rude.
jen I always liked True Blood – I only really started watching it because it had Alexander Skarsgard in it and I think he’s a really good actor. I’ve been a fan since I saw him in Generation Kill. I was going to add that I’m not normally a really a big fan of vampire fiction – but then realised that I actually quite liked Buffy when I watched it years ago (although I thought it was more drama than fantasy) and I do like Twilight . . . so maybe I am a vampire fiction fan after all. . . I do prefer the True Blood books to the films, they are trashy but fun to read. I’ll hang on for season 5 and see if that gets any better.
BTW How is your little neice doing? I saw the photos on facebook and she is so cute. my nephew has just turned 2!! I cant believe it,time has just flown by. My sister is potty training him at the moment and he had a little accident when we where out shopping at the weekend – I thought he was going to flood the street. He’s coming to stay with me in 3 weeks time so I’m hoping he’s all sorted out by then. . . I dont want any little accidents
jen I also recognise the description you gave for Matched – I have a strong feeling that I read it, but I’m not sure .. .so it doesnt bode too well for the book.
asti I’m still waiting to hear about the secondment – they are still discussing the details. I have my fingers crossed as I’d like to spend a couple of months in America
Just watched four solid hours of good TV detective fiction and I have square eyes.
Asti Lol about the eight legged intruders, we’ve had two encounters so far. September is definitely the month for the annual march in.
Off to bed before I nod off.
ASTI, I did finished DELIRIUM a couple of weeks ago. I enjoyed it but it didn’t grab me as intensely as THE HUNGER GAMES which caused me to be nearly breathless with anticipation. I actually felt it was a very long set up for the “run and scream” that ensued toward the end of the book. I will definitely read the sequel as I feel the story has finally "arrived’.
My daughter was reading DIVERGENT while I was reading DELIRIUM so I read that as well. The plot was a bit more active from the beginning. The premise was that each child was put into a virtual mind test and “sorted” at age 16 into one of five factions of society, cutting themselves off from their family and friends if they chose to follow the recommendations of their sorting and become part of a faction away from home. Unfortunately, civil war and rebellion is brewing between the clans. Obviously, the main character is a girl who switches factions and becomes aware of the manipulations of the government.
Hello My Leaky Friends! I have missed everyone. I have been extremely busy at work. Comp time is in full gear. :( I get home so tired all I want to do islay down and sleep.
Thank you to our wonderful LH for scolding me in FaceBook for neglecting all of you here. :(
Morning all! The sun is shining and there is no wind.
MM It is a pleasure to see you here. This little corner is barely staggering along and it makes me sad, Pottermore is no substitute for the conversation of my friends.
My DS went to see his friend who had the stroke yesterday. He was pleasantly surprised to see him looking much better than he had expected despite having caused the doctors to prepare his son and daughter for the worst, twice. He is now on normal food and having some physiotherapy. The stroke has affected the whole of the right side of his body and his speech makes no sense so it will be a long road back.
Time for breakfast.
Graymayne: This is the time for good weather here in Utah. Temps. range between
5 -82F (12.7/27.7C). There is little rain this time of year also.
Well time for me to say goodnight. 1:35 am here.
oooh LH I read Divergent a few months ago and really enjoyed it . . .I’m eargerly anticipating the next book
MM nice to see you pop in . . .be aware that next time you won’t just recieve a pleasant reminder from LH on face book instead you’ll have a visit from elmo to deal with (and he can be very insistant) . . . so my advice is that you get your butt back over here :-P
back to work – I have a client who seems intent on moving the goal posts on my project so I dont have a clue what I’m doing . . . happy days