When do you plan on buying "Beedle the Bard"?
|At a midnight party. They're having those, right? Right?||
|On December 4 in a bookstore.||
|When I go to my mailbox and find it there!||
|What's Beedle the Bard?||
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You are soooo right Sirius. If I was EVER dumb enough to disturb my dad while he was driving…. I shudder to think…
When i was 17 and both sisters were married, we drove from DC to Oakland CA in 2 oor 2.5 days.
I shared the back seat with my German Shepherd. He was a seat-hog. he would lay down and slowly stretch out so I only had a small part of the seat.
That made for interesting “bickering” (“Mother, make Rebel get on his half of the seat, he keeps pushing me off the seat.”) I only weighed about 95 pounds, so he was strong enough to push me off. ;)
I’m back. I do remember a particular incident when I was almost 9 years old. It was Easter Sunday and we were traveling to my mother’s hometown to see the family. I was lying down in the backseat. We were in northeast rural Mississippi and had been stuck on a two lane road behind a slow moving farm vehicle for 30 to 45 minutes. When the farmer finally turned off the road the slow moving train he had trapped behind him built up speed in a frantic way.
I decided I was cold and my mother had me climb over the bench seat (in a moving car) to the front seat to sit between her and my father with a blanket wrapped around me.
About the time I was settled in place we approached the only town of any size in that area and came to a Stop sign in front of the hospital. The first 6 cars stopped, with us being the fourth car in line at the stop sign. The third car behind us wasn’t paying attention and didn’t stop. He tried to pull into the oncoming lane to avoid rear ending the cars lined up in front of him and ended up crashing head long into the oncoming traffic and was slammed back into us. He smashed in the door where my head had been 5 minutes earlier.
I never laid down in the back seat again.
By the way the blanket turned out to be a God Send. Glass smashed and flew everywhere. My father ended up in our laps.
I had a very long day at work today, so I am just vegging out tonight. Right now I’ve been catching up on YouTube videos, specifically the Room 3428 vlogs, which are put together by a group of Leaky staffers. I found out about them through PotterCast and some videos Melissa had posted, and several weeks ago I decided to try to make my way through them all before LeakyCon, since they’ll all be there, and many of them are the ones putting the conference together.
Anyway, the reason I’m bringing it up now is that watching the videos has been making me think of how fun it would be for us to start some kind of vlog project. I have never done anything like that, and don’t actually have the equipment to do it right now, but I’d definitely like to pick up some stuff in the near future, and start learning. If anyone else is interested, it might be fun to consider. :)
I’ll be lurking for the next few hours.
Note to self: don’t procrastinate for a month and a half on something you know is going to take forever. Not only do you wind up going to bed at 2:00 am and getting only 4 hours of sleep, you also miss the whole first page of a new poll because you were too busy napping!!! :)
what’s a vlog?
devine providence Lady Hawke? I wouldn’t have slept on the back seat anymore either. I"m glad you got cold.
A vlog is a video blog. On the two vlog channels I watch – PotterCast and Room 3428 – there are a group of people, and each person has a certain day of the week on which they post a video (on YouTube). So, for example, on PotterCast, today is Melissa Monday, Sue is Tuesday, Weds is a wildcard day with various extras, Thurs is John’s day and Friday is Frak’s (they don’t do the weekends). Room 3428 has 7 people, so they each have a different day of the week.
Basically, anything goes on the vlogs – the group can come up with whatever rules/guidelines they want. On PC, they usually have a question of the week that each person answers, and then they talk about whatever they want. Room 3428 vloggers sometimes issue challenges to each other – for example, to vlog while balancing something on their heads or to do the entire vlog with a different accent. They’re a lot of fun to watch and a good way to get to know people better.
Ah, Ham Fried Rice, Kung Pow Chicken, Chicken Chow Mein and an egg roll, I love Chinese food
anyone read “Midnight Sun”?
I did read the Midnight Sun excerpt, Sirius, and I loved it! I wouldn’t have read it if it had remained an unauthorized leak out on the web, but once Stephenie posted the chapters on her site, I was comfortable reading them. I do hope she completes and publishes the book. Based on the draft that she posted, I’d say Midnight Sun has the potential to become my favorite. I love seeing things from Edward’s perspective…and by seeing things through his eyes, we’re also seeing through the eyes of many of the other characters as he reads their minds. It’s great!
Did you try the steak dish that Won had described the other night? I want to look for it next time I get Chinese; it sounded yummy.
I had a wonderfully dangerous childhood. I do not remember not owning a pocket knife. It may have been a not-very-sharp penknife, but it was a real knife and I know I had one from 5 years old, possibly younger. ;) DS is 7 years my senior. He and his playmates used to have jousting contests on bicycles using broomsticks. No protective pads, no helmets, no adult supervision, in the woods, not on a flat or even smooth surface. They all survived that, but I don’t know how. – Posted by Deanie on May 11, 2009, 03:12 PM.
Deanie – I found this so funny. I could see your DS as a boy jousting with his friends and broomsticks! OMG!! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!
As you were all talking about your childhood memoriea and car trips…I remember mine.
Remember the old station wagons with the little seat way in the back that faced the rear?? I sat there. You rode around backwards and there were NO SEAT BELTS!! LOLOL! I spent the entire trip waving at the cars behind our wagon. LOL!!
I think I have you beat on where I rode…..you know the old cars that had that space in the back seat between the back seat and rear window. I rode there because there was no space in the back seat. LOLOL!! It was really cool. I could fall asleep there.
NO police car ever stopped my parents. Why was that not illegal??
Who ever heard of motels or hotels on long car rides? We used to drive from Chicago to Texas all the time. My Dad never stopped at a motel. It was unheard of. Why spend money on comfort. LOLOL!!
We used to sleep in rest areas. My Dad would get the back seat to sleep, my grandma the front seat and the rest of us would fight over the back of the station wagon. I remember one time sleeping on the floor of the station wagon using the middle hump as my pillow. LOLOLOL! There were 5 kids, my Mom and Dad and my grandma inside that station wagon. My Mom would spend most of the night sitting on the hood watching over us. Such fond memories. LOL!!
MM, we always had station wagons growing up (I learned to drive in one – oh my goodness, I thought I was in heaven the first time I drove a regular sedan!) and my sisters and I used to fight over who would get to sit in those rear-facing seats. We called that the ‘way back’ – in the same way most people would call “shotgun,” we’d call “way back”! LOL As I got older, sitting backwards like that gave me a headache and made me dizzy, so it was down to my 3 sisters to fight over the 2 seats. :)
Jen – I just found it on Stephanie’s web site, I agree with the resoning, too bad she was betrayed by a friend, I do hope she can get back to it and finish and publish it, I’m reading it now. Did not try the Satay – they don’t have it at the resturant I went to…
You know one of the reasons your Dads didn’t stop at motels was because they use to be few and far between. They didn’t have them in every town. It wasn’t until they started with the Interstate Road Systems that motels started being at exits. Even today if you are not traveling the interstate, motels are hard to find. You have to be near a large city to have any off the major interstate. At least that is the way I have found it in the tri state area where I live. The state highways would have places to pull off the roads where you could picnic or rest. They usually had picnic tables. They weren’t offically a rest area as they are today from the interstates. Now you never see them anymore.
Actually since the 1930s there have been “motor Inns” or “motor courts”, but they were very variable and they were all mom and pop type places.
There were also “trucker’s inns” where you could rent the room by the hour. For all I know, the truckers could rent a companion too.
Dad would sometimes stop for basically a nap and so we could bathe when Mother insisted. We stayed at both types of places, but we never stayed the whole night 4 hours were about the longest we stayed in one of these.
In SS/PS when Vernon is dragging them around to avoid the letters, I always think of that type place.
We stayed in one where they handed Mother sheets and we had to make the beds before we could sleep. Heaven alone knows what had been in those beds before us. ;)
Speaking of bed, it’s time I started heading for mine. ;)
Deanie and Won
We should watch “It Happened One Night”. There is a very famous scene in one of the original old 1930s motor courts.
Off to take my daughter to school and my father for blood work and then home to wait for the air conditioner guy.
Ah, yes! The “wall of Jericho”. They actually have 2 scenes of that. One in the middle and the last scene of the movie. Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, right? ;)
Off to try and get through to the doctors office by telephone. ;)
I don’t think any of the posters on the new poll are reading any comments anyway except the first page. They are just posting and running except for JRae. It’s too hard to figure out which window is which when I come back to lurk. I think I’ll start posting only at the new one.
Hope the appointment went well, Deanie!
I am heading home. I think I’ll have a Red Bull with supper to try to get the energy to get something done. I’ll probably be back to lurk later tonight.
The appointment went about as expected. There were no surprises. ;)
Very slow. ;)
I’m off to veg out and go to bed early. ;)