Whooooooo's a big stupid procrastinator . . .?



I should be thoroughly ashamed. I still have 1,000 words of this paper to write, and I have to completely redo the existing 1600 words so that they don't sound like a pile of rubbish. But all I want is to take a nap and hope that it will all just . . . float away, like so many petals on the wind. And now that it's 10:00 I think, "Well, huh. 10:00. No point getting started now!" This basically means that I'm going to flunk out of school. Again. Some more. It's the Dimond Center for me, boys.

What do y'all think of this dress Banana pointed me to? We have this 1940s ball thingy coming up in a couple of weeks and I guess I'm meant to wear something to it. Like, something other than the six outfits that are pretty much all I wear and which are now starting to fall apart. This is because I was too busy cramming my queen-sized down comforter from Bed Bath & Beyond into my suitcase last fall to think about packing silly things like clothes. Although, seriously? Have not regretted it once. And if any of you have ever had the good fortune to be underneath my duvet (especially with me in it, heh heh) you will understand. Anyway, I think I could be a fan of this dress. It might make me look like Olga the Milkmaid, though, with the shoulders that are made for hauling around those yokes on which people hang milk buckets. I suppose I could braid my hair in pigtails as well. So feel free to give your opinions on the dress, only nobody else bid for it, okay? Because that would be rude.

Random England Dessert facts for the day:

  • Here you pour cream or custard on pretty much all desserts. I can get behind that.
  • Dessert is called "pudding," which I think is cute.
  • Too many desserts/puddings have raisins and sultanas in them. It's unfortunate. Once I drown the thing in custard or cream, though, I don't mind so much.
  • Some people, like WR, will pour milk on his dessert in the absence of cream or custard. And then microwave it. This sometimes makes my throat close up.
  • They are smart to measure themselves in stones here. Because then you have to gain about 12 pounds before your declared weight actually changes.
  • Tonight's pudding was a cake that landlady J made. It had ground hazelnuts and cherries and chocolate chunks. Then we put cream on top.
  • England is a good land.


banana said... [reply]

I don't think you should get the dress at all! It'll be horrible on you! No, no, no!

(Hopefully she won't realise my evil plan to make sure I am the prettiest at the Ball! Mwhahahahaha!)

Seriously you'll look stunning! Oh why, oh why did I point it out to you! (sob!) Now I'll never catch my Prince Charming! He'll be too busy looking at you!

The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

I think the dress is cute. But you are kindof pale. So. Just saying

Nemesis said... [reply]

Hey, your MOM is kind of pale. What are you saying?

daltongirl said... [reply]

I'm saying that dress would look lovely on you, and you would look lovely in it. Lola thinks so, too.

So, we can't bid on it, even if our intention is to pay for it and have it shipped to you as a gift? Bummer. Now I'll have to think of something else to do for you. Like send you an email.

Stupidramblings said... [reply]

Dress, good.

Heated milky cake, bad...

Laura said... [reply]

The dress is beautiful - I love it! I hope one of you two get it .. hopefully in a dress death match, because that would be AWESOME.

Squirrel Boy said... [reply]

Brinestone made bread pudding with lemon sauce for Easter dinner with my family. I'll second the "England is a good land" sentiment.

goldilocks said... [reply]

i like the dress. it's very pretty and chic. I thought I was the only one with the ebay idea...ha ha ha. Unfortunately it's not going so well for me but may you get the dress of your dreams for a very low price!

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

Hooray for England and its fabulous desserts!

Also, good luck on getting your dress. I think it will be lovely.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Daltongirl, I wish you'd said something before I bid on it! But I did get your email, so thank you.

Stupid, you are so right. Now imagine a chocolate Costco muffin heated up and desintigrating into the milk . . . ulp

Sadly, Laura, I don't think Banana and I are in competition for the dress because we're not the same size. But if we WERE I would just bow out right now.

Mmmm, bread pudding. Thanks SQB, now I'm all hungry! Also your baby is the cutest ever.

You know, Goldilocks, you should probably be getting this dress instead of me. The color will probably look better on you!

Hi Miss A, and congrats again on your new job, you brilliant woman!

TannerJ5 said... [reply]

So you like london the british again???Also, the heated milk thing sounds putrid.Don't mother's do that for their children.Go ahead and get the dress..Just know that I won't be bidding on it...:)

kristen said... [reply]

Stunning dress: 4.99

Matching shoes: 10.00

Hottest chic at the ball: priceless

Alright Cinderella--I think you should get the dress. You deserve it, after working so hard on your paper.

Microwaving desserts with milk in them? What's wrong with these people?!

Squirrel Boy said... [reply]

Thanks, Nemesis. :) I should probably post some new pictures of him now that he's awake more often.

The Walrus said... [reply]

Nemesis- this is the guy that DRINKS GRAVY...don't be too surprised if no-one else microwaves milk-cake...

Lady Steed said... [reply]

The dress is very cute and I think you would look lovely in it...though buying a peice of clothing without trying it on first is always a scary thing. And your concern about the shoulder thing is valid, I'm not sure if the little cape would accentuate or de-accentuate the milk maid shoulders. But frankly I think you should stop worrying about your shoulders, you wear them well.

I also think your sister's comment about your being too pale was uncalled for. I think your creamy complexion will be well complemented by this dress.

Also, can I come and get under your down duvet with you? Theric and I really need a blanket/comforter that actually fits our bed. I think I might like a down one but really need to try it out before I run out and buy one. So scoot on over and make some room for me under there Nem.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Cute dress, good choice. I would go with black, silver, or pink accents. And you've gotta have some long pearls/beads.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Tanner, thanks for not bidding on my dress!

Hi Kristen, and thanks for the validation! I've bid on it, now we'll just have to be sure nobody outbids me . . .

Walrus, I think the microwaved milk w/cake is a family thing. So, you know, what can you do?

Lady Steed, you know you can come cuddle under my duvet ANY time. It's been far too long. :-)

Ooooh, all good ideas, anon. Thanks for the tip about the pearls--you're right, that would be just the thing!

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