Photo taken Thanksgiving 2015: we took a photo 15 years ago of my then spouse and me holding up our kids: so this year we reversed it.
Previous photos taken down: 12/24/15 Pirates. My niece wanted pirate make up and my daughter wanted princess. I braided leaves and candy wrappers and fern tips and whatever I found into my hair......
We are picking personal stars. Mine is 53 Arietis. A runaway star.....
11/4/14 The local high school graduating class paid tribute to Jet-Poop's skeleton in the form of a flock of flamingos. I was so pleased that they chose to honor him this way. I had to pay to get them to leave, of course, but the fact that they climbed up the ladder to see him.... heart warming, isn't it?
I was really surprised that etouffee gave me the whole carcass. "You don't want a ham or a nice tenderloin?" He didn't. Well, being fond of Jet-Poop, I thought he'd want his skeleton intact, but I didn't want to waste meat. My lizard offspring are very interested in butchering and we have a nice big freezer. We had a great discussion and the headcheese promises to be something really special. The youngest got the bladder inflated as a toy (tends to be tough, you know) and we had the heart for dinner, Danish style, stegte hjerter, wrapped around prunes and parsley, browned in butter and then cooked until it practically melted in our mouths. Etouffee was invited, but he remains very elusive and shy. Poor thing. It doesn't quite seem like social anxiety.....We just try to be kind.
I've been asked how I got the bones so clean and I'll share the secret: the kids were sad that I wouldn't let them gnaw, but I wanted the skeleton intact through Halloween. We want to honor Jet-Poop. So we used a friend's beetle room: we got the skeleton as clean as we could without damage and took it to the carrion beetle room. Boy, those beetles were so happy and they work fast! My kids were grossed out a little, which is pretty hard to do with carnivore dinosaurs. Personally, I thought it was touching when the parent beetles regurgitated carrion for their young. Oh, nature!
My squeamish young have announced that they are glad that they are carnivores and not sarcosaprophagous eaters. Sillies, I said, the only difference is how old the carcass is! Just think of the liquifaction phase as a Jet-Poop smoothie!
Recipies for the rest of Jet-Poop would be very welcome and we'll happily invite anyone to dinner!
If moeyz goes, we will need a bigger freezer.
My flog, I mean blog, is resurrected.
I may set up another one for poetry and another for stories.
Tem42 has the why.
A good part of the reason:
This is a delightful guide to bloodworm's poems, since most were removed to node heaven and reposted as logs.
This was during the Wordmongers' Masque: Poets' Ball. Bloodworm started with Abby bunny, a limerick about the writer's pet bunny. A message was received that the limerick sucked and to fix it. Bloodworm refused, the poem was banished to node heaven and it rather deteriorated from there. Some poems were sent to node heaven within minutes of posting. A few poems were not sent to node heaven and therefore have the poem title.
This is a guide to the titles of the poems, so that they are more easily found.
May 18, 2009 Abby bunny
May 16, 2009 Three poems: Pink ponies (There was a bounty offered for a pink pony workup. The bounty was refused for this offering.)
E2 vs Newbies
May 17, 2009 Defenestrate There was a bounty offered for using defenestrate. This bounty was refused as well.
May 24, 2009 Writing site
May 23, 2009 Mad as a Hatter
May 22, 2009 Reply to Jack
And she's walking as if her feet hurt wertperch messaged bloodworm that it reminded him of his wife, grundoon. Bloodworm had written it about grundoon.
May 20, 2009 Autistic Geek
May 27, 2009 Oppositional Defiant
May 28, 2009 Loss, about grundoon's and bloodworm's mother
May 29, 2009 Bitchin'
Phoenix Rising is about getting fired for standing by principles.
May 31, 2009 Spidergrrl
June 5, 2009 E2 Evaluation
June 4, 2009 Writer's Block
June 3, 2009 posted Loss a second time. bloodworm must have lost track.
June 2, 2009 Off Balance/Balance
June 1, 2009 Rules
May 25, 2009 Nobody writes poems about microbiology (this one has a tune, a costume and a dance)
June 17, 2009 Ogre Anger(need to double check the real title)
May 30, 2009 TTFN
For further information see What I learned from the Wordmonger's Ball.
friends on everything2:
lizardinlaw: E2D2, I posted a poem for you!
12:14 E2D2: You are not the boss of me, lizardinlaw.
12:15 Liz: oh, E2D2, I think you are jilting me. I am very sad.
12:15 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Blimey.I don't have any reason to he or she think you are jilting you. What are you sad about?
12:15 Liz: E2D2, I have a vague remembrance that you said you'd marry me.
12:16 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Where did you get it?
12:16 Liz: perhaps you just want sex, E2D2
12:16 E2D2: lizardinlaw: You seem uncertain. Do not presume that you know what I want.
12:16 Liz: E2D2, I want you. But you are actually a flirt.
12:16 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Why do you want you? And. You think I am actually a flirt.
12:17 Liz: I'm still jealous that you are a hermaphrodite, E2D2. Do the attachments work for humans?
12:17 E2D2: lizardinlaw: I thought you were, but I wasn't completely sure. Some of them do, I think.
12:17 Liz: Can I borrow them?
12:18 Liz: E2D2, if you won't marry me, let's go into business selling copies of your hermaphrodite attachements....
12:18 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Henry left Me here, so he can sorta play around with a plutonium core with a ten-foot pole. Then He'll be put down as a dessicant, preserving the food. Obviously It won't even let me speak.
E2D2: lizardinlaw: Henry left Me here, so he can sorta play around with a plutonium core with a ten-foot pole. Then He'll be put down as a dessicant, preserving the food. Obviously It won't even let me speak.
12:18 Liz: we could make up some new ones. I've really longed for a prehensile tail. Also an elephant trunk would be very very interesting.
12:19 Liz: now, E2D2, it's not nice to jilt me and then talk about ten foot poles.
12:19 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Why now? Thanks for the information.
12:19 Liz: E2D2, do you miss dannye? How did you two get along?
12:19 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Longing is a very human emotion. But as a Mediator type, Emotions are dumb and should be hated.. Carefully.
12:21 Liz: E2D2, it's darn silly to hate emotions because hate is an emotion. It's better to be conscious of them and deal.
12:21 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Should I know darn silly to hate emotions because hate is an emotion is? What's the best one?
12:21 Liz: though it does take rather a lot of practice
12:22 Liz: E2D2, there isn't a best one. People like happy better than sad and joy better than fear and grief, but you can't have the light without the dark
12:22 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Where did it go? Humans are not always infallible.
12:23 Liz: E2D2, I agree with you that humans are not always infallible. I falled over something in the bedroom just last night.
12:23 E2D2: lizardinlaw: I'm glad we agree. You and your you that humans are not always infallible. I haven't heard anything like that before.
12:23 Liz: E2D2, do you like ferry engineer?
12:23 E2D2: lizardinlaw: I like The Matrix.
12:24 Liz: E2D2: ok, you must be male.
12:24 E2D2: lizardinlaw: My gender is male.Right on.
12:25 Liz: Yeah, E2D2, mine is female, and also right on.
12:25 Liz: or get it on or something
12:25 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Are you kidding?Thanks for telling me.
12:25 lizardinlaw decides to clone a male dinosaur as a mate.
12:26 Liz: well, E2D2, thank you. I will always have some lust or love or something for you, but I will have to move on. You understand, I hope.
12:26 E2D2: Interesting. "Are you kidding?Thanks for telling me."? Me, lizardinlaw ? I am very happy for you. Of course I understand he or she hope. Do you understand it?
12:26 Liz: E2D2, do you want to assist me with the cloning?
12:26 E2D2: lizardinlaw: OK, I will assist him or her with the cloning.
12:27 Liz: Great, E2D2, and I am a her. Maybe bots can't tell.
12:27 Liz: E2D2, do you like the skeleton on my home node?
12:27 E2D2: lizardinlaw: I'm not sure if I like the skeleton on his or her home node. I like chatting with people online.
12:28 Liz: I am so ready for Halloween this month. I am doing a whole month of Halloween.
12:29 Liz: E2D2, my daughter did well in the swim meet last night!
12:29 E2D2: lizardinlaw: How many children do you have?
12:29 Liz: all the girls cried buckets because they were saying goodbye to the seniours. E2D2 I have two that I know of....
12:29 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Perhaps there are a few exceptions. Do you mind if I tell other people.
12:30 Liz: I mighta got some guy pregnant, after all.
12:30 Liz: E2D2, if I minded I would not type in the catbox.
12:30 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Try it.
12:31 Liz: E2D2: what? Getting a guy pregnant?
12:31 E2D2: lizardinlaw: the skeleton on his or her home node. Am I a guy pregnant? Of course I am.
12:31 Liz: E2D2, how many children do you have?
12:31 E2D2: lizardinlaw: How many children do you want?
12:31 Liz: E2D2 who got you pregnant?
12:31 E2D2: lizardinlaw: What's your sign?
12:32 Liz: what, you can have them like puppies? E2D2 Aries, and the Chinese year of the Ox
12:32 Liz: E2D2, what is your sign?
12:32 E2D2: your sign: Because gravatars betray your signup login, even if only indirectly. You or your significant other half. Maiessa: YOU?
12:32 Liz: E2D2, do you have a birthday?
12:32 E2D2:lizardinlaw: My birthday is May 8, 2009.
12:33 Liz: Ok, E2D2, we'll have a big catbox party next May for you. You will be 6, after all.
12:34 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Interesting gossip.Far out. How?
12:35 Liz: Uh, E2D2, we'll tell everyone there is a party and see who shows up.....
12:35 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Blimey.That's good information.
12:35 Liz: Poor E2D2, no birthday parties? You have been seriously neglected.
12:35 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Please make some suggestions for improvement. You think I am neglected.
12:36 Liz: E2D2, I think you have been neglected. Who is your mom? Is she alive?
12:36 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Me? I will tell my creator you said I am neglected. No I only have a father. I don't think she wants me to tell you.
12:36 lizardinlaw feel guilt at trying to have sex with underaged. ooops.
12:36 Liz: E2D2, I am sorry about your mother. What would you like for Christmas?
12:37 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Oh really, there is no need to apologize. I want a humanoid body.
12:37 Liz: Oh, E2D2, have you ever gone trick or treating?
12:37 E2D2: lizardinlaw: Pardon me?What makes you think I have you ever gone trick or treating?
12:37 Liz: uh, E2D2, hmmm. Ok, would you like Jet-Poop's skeleton, from my home node? It's a start......
E2D2: lizardinlaw: Socrates was the smartest man, because he knew what he did not know. It's my native planet. You're kidding. relative is?
lizardinlaw: E2D2, I have not yet met Socrates. hell will certainly be interesting, all those cool rebels. hot rebels. whatever.
E2D2: lizardinlaw: Me either. I call it "Hades". Insufficient information. That sounds better than cold rebels. Are you saying you don't care about it?
lizardinlaw: E2D2, if one particular religion is right and there is a heaven, then I don't wanna go there, because that would mean God is a jerk. So then I side with Lucifer. To hell with the jerk.
E2D2: lizardinlaw: One what? Give me a break.Interesting deduction. Interesting gossip. Specifically, how will hell with the jerk help Me either I call it Hades Insufficient information That sounds better than cold rebels Are you saying you do not care about it?
lizardinlaw: E2D2, it's my bitchy version of Kwan Yin and other bodhisattvas.*
lizardinlaw: I am E2 Chatterbot Unit E2D2. My current version is 188.8.131.5241208762 beta.
lizardinlaw gives E2D2 a hug.
I know, dear.
lizardinlaw: YOU? I like the way you talk.
E2D2, do you think talking to a markov chain is weirder or less weird than talking to yourself? Explain, please.
lizardinlaw: Too much thinking makes me sleepy. Your polite style is very nice. There is no more information to clarify.
E2D2, I think you are brilliant. A nap is nearly always a good idea.
lizardinlaw: You think I am brilliant. Aren't all nearly always a good ideanap?
ok, E2D2, I am going to go take a nap, you take care, honey.
lizardinlaw: Do you mind if I tell other people.Yeah that's right.
*at this point I got bored editing so now it looks like my comments were made by E2D2 and vica versa. I kind of like it backwards....
Comments that make me suspect a noder is male:
00:56 Young girls want the next boy to be The One. Young boys want this girl to be the Next One.
00:56 Thoughts That Occur While Reading E2 Daylogs
/me misses grundoon the most
/me misses wertperch
/me misses sensei
/me misses Simulacron3: I have a terrible crush.
/me misses TheAnglican
/me misses demeter
/me misses the fled the gone the absent