Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Sigh -- no longer in England, but I can still be grateful for many of its gifts, including (but not limited to):

*The UK cell phone for next to nothing (thanks Brad & Liz!)
*Mulligatawny cup-o-soup(!)
*Jaffa Cakes
*Cadbury Whole Nut
*Cadbury Instant Hot Chocolate
*Books on and by British comedians

Ah well, one can't be on vacation all the time unless one is rich and idle and I am neither (at present). It's the second day of classes, which means I survived the first including my first grad class. It will be interesting to see how it develops. I keep saying I will do less and somehow I always seem to be doing more (including now Boskone). The schedule is up for PCA, so that's something to plan as well. And pay for -- as well as the Tove Jansson conference, which is a bit trickier as paying for things overseas always are. Why can't banks be like Paypal?

There's always more money to spend -- including for a new car. This time we're not going to nickel and dime it, but buy something a little more recent that (we hope) lasts a bit longer.

Oh and the weird thing -- one of our neighbors has taken to singing bizarre spiritual songs at top of his voice about ten pm every night. It might be the guy next door (with the Jesus bumper stickers) but when we looked out the window after being startled by the sound, we couldn't see anything.

Back to work (and mulligatawny soup) after one more time-waster:

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Empress Kathryn the Possible of Goosnargh Leering
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title


Crispinus said...

I, apparently, am "His Grace Lord Crispinus the Inchoate of Bismorton Shropcake."


Cranky Yankee said...

I am...

Reverend Lady Cheryl the Unlikely of Leighton in the Bucket

I like it! Not as cool as "Black Ethel the Pirate", but still nice.

Anonymous said...

Milord Sir Lord Joey the Educated of Middle Witchampton

C. Margery Kempe said...

Now, that I like! I'm envious of your title, Milord Sir Lord!

Unknown said...

Kneel before "The Very Reverend Gene the Harmonious of Walk-upon-Water"!

The Queen said...

That's so weird - I always refer to Gene by that title.

I am:

Very Lady Stephanie the Encompassing of Giggleswick on the Naze

I typed in my pseudonym and I was given this:

Her Exalted Highness Duchess Queen the Elephantine of Much Bottom

-Kla-kow & a boo-ya! Q to tha E

C. Margery Kempe said...

I think we all need t-shirts with these names, and letterhead!