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So, I got to meet the person I referred to in an earlier post as my benefactor. amyblair, a writer and true fan of the show, and the reason I get to go to the Con in Chicago this November, brought her three daughters to my house on Saturday for a visit. My small place seemed to grow with the addition of laughter and children.

I impressed her with my culinary abilities by dialing Pizza Hut. And the girls whirled through the downstairs playroom, giving it the proper breaking-in that I suspect Mo Chuisle has always wanted to.

The two youngest (including mine) were heard on the monitor giggling gleefully, and while one might think that a happy sound... I was suspicious. Turns out, they wanted to see if one of the smaller rubber duckies from Mo Chuisle's bath toys could swim... which, I'm sure it could have if the centrifugal force of the flushing toilet hadn't  propelled it into God-knows-where.

When I asked Mo Chuisle what she thought she was doing, she predictably replied, "Nuffin."

*Gaelic winces* If she knows how to cover up misdeeds at two... whatamigonnado when she's 12, 14, 16...

It was  a wonderful visit and I'm so looking forward to November -- not only because I get to see the boys, but because many names will become faces, and I'll get to hang out with amyblair once more.

Thanks for the break, B. You helped me push real life back behind the flood gates for a little bit. I needed that.

The toilet survived the duck's journey. All is well.


( 17 Tall Tales — Tell Me A Story )
Oct. 6th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
aaaawh. That's sweet incident. Hey, Mo seems to be ahead of her age in covering up! Bright little girl! And, yeah, you may be looking at a very bright (*winks*) teenager once she is older than 12... heehee.

And I am soooooo jealous that you get to meet the boys! JEALOUS *sulks hiding her smile behind her hand* No. I can't think of any other devoted fan and writer that needs to go there more than you do! Yay, first con it is for you? Please, just let this German girl know how it was and what you did while there... maybe some pics or videoclips???

Am very happy for you and send you all my best wishes
Oct. 6th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
Ack, the teenage years terrify me. Balancing being her friend and her parent... not an easy task, I'm thinking.

I'll definitely post recaps of the days and any pics or vids I can successfully capture. :)

Thanks for the best wishes, girl. I hope the tooth starts to feel better, soon!

Oct. 6th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Oh that is so cute. lol. And yeah, it's scary how young the self preservation instinct kicks in.

The November con is going to be awesome! Can't wait to hear all about it.
Oct. 6th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
I promise to post ramblings and pics each night. *is excited*

When she knows she's cornered, she admits to the misdeed with tears swimming in her eyes. But if she thinks she can get away with it... she has the most innocent face you've ever seen...
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Oct. 6th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
OH!! *claps* YAY!

I love this one - Pardon Me, Save Me, and The Corner are played incessently on my mix. There is just something so soulful about his voice. And you can hear the pain of his past and the wonder of his present mixing together in his lyrics.

I'm so glad you liked it!! I would have hated to offer you a rec that you regretted. There's a SPN vid out there to their "Believe In Me"... but I'm drawing a blank on who created the vid. It's fantastic, though.

Enjoy your new tunage!!

Oct. 6th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
When I asked Mo Chuisle what she thought she was doing, she predictably replied, "Nuffin."

That's so friggin' adorable! (So says the woman who's closer to having grandchildren than a two-year-old, lol.)
Oct. 6th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
I know... she's quite aware of the power of her cuteness. I find I often have to remind myself not to smile when I'm scolding her. The insides of my cheeks bear the scars of that reminder. *smirk*
Oct. 6th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL.. Sounds like a wonderful time and...

*Gaelic winces* If she knows how to cover up misdeeds at two... whatamigonnado when she's 12, 14, 16...

.. you really don't wanna know the answer to that question. Some things are just better left to crossing those bridges when you come to them.

Oct. 6th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)

The expression in your avatar? Is a mirror of mine while I tried to sternly scold her for putting things down the toilet. She just blinks up at me with these ginormous blue eyes and I'm like... mush.

Shame on mama.
Oct. 6th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Hey, Jerk -

I'm glad the toilet is flushing again. I thought as I was driving back to KC and fuming, glaring at young Jill in the rearview mirror, maybe I should have plunged and not flushed...

I told my hubby when I got home, "Gaelic will be sending us her plummer's bill." and then I asked Jill to tell her Dad what happened. She batted her big blue eyes and blamed it on both of her sisters first and then when she was cornered, she suddenly remembered, "Gay-ick did it." She admits to nothing. I often tell people Rosie may grow up to be President of the United States of America, but Jill will be a Dictator of a small Communist Nation.

Sorry about the duck, if he makes trouble for you down the road, let me know.

Thanks again for your hospitality. Your fingers dialed up a pretty damn tasty pizza. It was good to meet you prior to our WEEKEND ADVENTURE! I seriously cannot allow myself to REALLY think about it or I get giddy with immaturity. Well, some that know me well would probably never know the difference, but my heart just races.

Now that we have met and I liked you so much (and our children seemed to enjoy one another, too) I think we can lose the Benefactor title and just settle on Friend.

Haven't tried my wine yet. That's tonight...


R.I.P. Baby Duck
Oct. 6th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
Friend it 'tis. I like the sound of that.

Too bad it's only 2:00. I'm ready to try my wine now... *sighs about Mondays*
Oct. 6th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)

HOWL!! 12,13,15... heehe I'd worry more about 8 at the rate this poppet is learning!

I bet it was great fun to watch the duck swim, then whiz, the disappear down the loo with all the speed of an express train. Crackingly funny, and I'm glad that it didn't cause you a nasty blockage. I'm sure ducky is now swimming his way down the sewer heading for the ocean.

I'd pop a lock on the toilet seat now, just in case she enjoyed it too much and decides to experiement with other, bigger, toys!!

Blow a kiss to Jen from me when you go. I nearly got tix to the UK one back in May and so glad I had other committments as neither ended up going and it would have been a huge disappointment. The thought of seeing Jen in the flesh ::shiver:: enjoy him for me too!

Jane :)
Oct. 8th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
Good idea about the toilet seat lock... I might have to look into that. Hee.

I'll tell Jensen you said 'hi'... and I'll have some rambling entries and any pics I can figure out how to upload ready for you.

Oct. 6th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
Will you glare at me if I say how cute that is? lol Of course all the way over here I can say that hehe :P Glad you had a nice time ;) *HUGS*

Oct. 8th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
Naw, no glaring. :) She was pretty cute... I had to bite my cheek to not smile at her. Heh.
Oct. 7th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
Sounds like she's quite a handful, hope she doesn't miss the duck too much :)
Oct. 8th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
Well, when she took her bath last night she counted her ducks, then looked up at me and said, "Aw, no, mama, 'nother baby gone."

*shakes head*

Yup, you got that right, sugar.
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