Social Life Begins and Ends With Etiquette
|Subject: 9FXth Conversation at Lil's|
Posted Mar 18, 2010 by Asteroid Lil -- Community Editor, Community Artist
|Welcome to the Atelier! We approach the tenth anniversary of a segmented but continuous conversation measured out in hexadecimal lengths, with both charter members (those 5-digit gods and goddesses ) and newer but no less worthy arrivals. Our forum page is A304354; if this is your first visit, please peruse the page and get to know our customs and informal by-laws. There's nowhere quite like this.|
Everyone survived the BBCiD signon changeover, except for those who, er, didn't exactly. Bluebottle is sulking as am alter ego, Count Spracula, and there's no news of Sporky.
But eatsmice returned! (1080). It had been several years since Sandy Duties required his withdrawal from the salon, and we are all overjoyed to have him back. Hey eats, remember when you accidentally set fire to the Magic Forest with some over-enthusiastic ordinance?
Also prodigal and happily greeted on her return was lostmonalisa at #2112, gone too long to merit blue mohair. Ancient Brit made an honored appearance bearing a message of public concern (Sporky's ID problems) before that, and we also caught a glimpse of Ottox and j'au-ĉmne. Mr. Dreadful left a calling card and slipped out again before that. So that leaves Strangely Strange as the last regular salonista to the forum. And yet, Strangely is one of our most irregular regulars...
Welcome to r4registry! I wasn't sure he was going to stick to us, but he did pop up again out of the whitewater of our backlog, so I hope we see more of him.
First LED Roll of Honor
Wolfgang & Houndstooth
r4registry new at 245
Coolest Links --
http://www.kostdoktorn.se/wp-content/2009/09/Sign.jpg (thanks, Titania)
Even more so, in a box
http://www.leavemealonebox.com/ (thanks, eatsmice)
And now the Dalai Lama is on Twitter:
Teh Blak Kitteh is adopted by mags
You Had To Be There Dep't.: Runescribe advised David B, "You'll just have to explain that you can't come in because your oratorio is infested with flats." (context: see c.post 578)
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Bluebottle related a message, "I'd like to let you know I won't be in My Body today. I know I was absent from My Body last week and have not attended My Body for a while, as I was out of My Body the week before, but the reason I missed My Body last week is I was ill..." (820)
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Titania said, offhand, "It's a bit like the Swedish Donald Duck at Christmas thing, isn't it?" (1820) Context is everything...
It was late January when the conversation commenced, and salonistas in all corners of this round planet were still being snowed upon. Almost as ubiquitous as snowflakes were packing boxes and assorted builders refurbishing kitchens and other rooms.
The season was filled with stray illnesses for the toddlers and babies -- we have a crêche, you know -- of our mother salonistas. I believe everyone will agree, however, that Kelli took top honors (Bravery in the Face of Carp) for ministering to two simultaneous cases of squits.
David B, did you find a brass ring? Tod, has your article on fishing been published? Strangely, are you still cherishing that smiling doggie? Hypatia, how fare the unexpected puppies? Metal Chicken, have you chitted your blue spuds? Marv, how's the drunk dial thing coming along?
Topics and Other Items of Note
A new bluebottle baby is on its way.
peopleofwalmart, old lady haircuts
European side of the sea becoming more and more preoccupied with football.
winter vomiting disease
cheese and pickle sandwiches
...pickles and chutney
...and vinegar and the Mother
evaluating and publishing research (see Z at 645 and following, for excellent summary)
the feasibility of a mortarboard smiley
Temple Grandin and a resurgence of the vegetarian debate
What color looks good on you
climate change (and see post 1247 for a quick blood pressure bounce)
foxes and chickens
You say biscuits, I say biscuits
mobiles at the dinner table
we like ossuaries
google's expanded search engine raises privacy issues
A salad of nodding breaks out
How smart is your right foot? (a sort of quiz, 1555)
Mrs. Zen Lowers the Tone
kids nowadays... games, safety
And now the samovar has been refreshed, the IIEM is polished, the ashtrays are clean, the antimacassars straightened, the tables are dusted, the upholstery hoovered and the hearthfire freshened. The salon is once again ready for our habitation: please make yourselves at home.