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Quick update before heading off on our last day of sight-seeing, museum hopping, etc.  Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

For those that are just tuning in (everyone - all two) I've had two lovely girls visiting for the past week, floweringjudas andslasheuse, the prior from Virginia with a voice to curl up with (and hair to DIE for.  Mary Sue hair is right.) and the latter from Oxford, and if I could fold her up and stick her in my pocket, I would.  I've caught myself picking up the Oxfordian manner of speaking lately.  Example: "I don't particularly think..."

I never say that.  I've said it four times since she's been here.  And "I rather think that..."  I'm clearly losing my mind.  HA!  It's not helping that a trip to the bookstore resulted in only me with new books while they looked on, amused at my excitement.  One book in particular (ha) was Stephen Fry's The Liar.  It may be the greatest novel ever written about gay boys, British school systems, and humor ever.  (I didn't slip the u in, so maybe there's hope for me yet.)

In summary: the children are in love with the girls - Laura (FJ) for her artistic abilities and hugable traits, as well as her GORGEOUS smokey voice (acquired with no smoking!); Sophie (SU) for her Hermione traits, sweet demeanor, and comments of "oh, that's brilliant!" anytime they produce a scribble for her to look at.  So, there will be tears when they leave tomorrow.

I've forced chipotle on them at every meal, tequila/margaritas twice, but it has not been a booze fest, which shames me greatly.  We HAVE to drink the champagne I bought tonight, or I'll never forgive myself.  (There was a special Brazillian drink when Mr. S got home Saturday, but I didn't care for it.  I don't know if it's the liquor, or how Mr. S makes drinks.  I should experiment.)

Today we're off to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Scuplture museum, by way of train, OH.  Crap.  No.  We can't because then we can't swing in and see my sister!  Car it is, then.  Bah.  dooki?  We'll be there after lunchtime, okay?  This isn't important to anyone, I know.

I've gained about five pounds (seriously - what is UP with that??  I'm walking 6-8 miles every morning!!) so I look forward to a period of starvation soon to come so I can fit into any of my clothes.
 
If there's anything of interest, wanks, fic, vids, picspams, etc. that's happened over the past week, link me up!  (I'm leaving Thursday for a weekend with the BFF in Ann Arbor, so I'll REALLY be offline) hit me here!  Don't be shy!

(Chrislee, if you're reading this, I DID see your journal, and I'm sending all my love and hugs to you.)

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tinpanalley
Sep. 12th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)

Well, "I rather think that" you are having a simply marvelous time! And, I tend to adopt whatever accent I'm around as well. I came back from a semester in London sounding like Madonna. Luckily, that didn't last long. *g*

Anyway, lots of Yay! for the fun and may you have that booze fest yet!
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, "sounded like Madonna." That's funny. The booze-fest begins in mere HOURS!! *chills bottles like whoa*
petzipellepingo
Sep. 12th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'm leaving Thursday for a weekend with the BFF in Ann Arbor
Should I alert the Governor? Have a good time, btw.(the trees are starting to turn)
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Heee! I'll be good, I promise. And I'm SO looking forward to another great stay in Tree City. My girlfriend lives right by the Arboretum, so there will be many pretty walks, I'm sure.
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stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
HI! Yes, making Anne Plans sounds great - getting REALLY excited to drag her up here! Down here? Down. Right.

I fully expect an email detailing all of the craziness happening in your life ASAP.
ely_jan
Sep. 12th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Sounds wonderful! *twirls* Am currently running around getting ready for a visit from petal_n_thorn and you just helped me take a deep breath and calm down. It's about talking and generally just letting it happen and tequila. *bows* You are wise. Travel safe (everyone) and have a wonderful time!
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
KITTY!! Oooh, yes to the tequila and relaxing. We've had lots of chill time, lots of great conversations, and they've had lots of time to just be left alone and enjoy being with each other (only the second time they've been together, yay!)

Just make sure there's booze, snacks, and clean sheets and that'll be the best trip ever. :D *squish!!!*
chrisleeoctaves
Sep. 12th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
{{{{{Chrislee}}}}}

Much love, sugar.
entrenous88
Sep. 12th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
It's muscle! And...stuff that's going to be muscle! Zomg, do not worry about your weight, ye who are about to walk 60 MILES! xoxoxoxoxo
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
Um, YES! I will support that answer! Tomorrow I push an extra mile, and then next week is 10 miles every day until Thursday, in which I push to 11!!

I may die. I leave you all my schoolboy porn. And cupcakes.
entrenous88
Sep. 13th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
No dying! I forbid it. Even if I do get all the schoolboy porn.

*decrees*

Omg, ten miles a day! You put the power in power-walking, baby!
(Anonymous)
Sep. 12th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/15120539
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you, anonymous stranger!! Yay, Keith Oberman!
beadattitude
Sep. 12th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm, your house sounds like a VERY nize place to viseet. Especially when one's kitchen is slated to be torn up like a bad novel.

I shall particularly think about this. :D
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
OOoooOOOooooh. Yes. We are a place of comfort (I hope - I don't think they're making locked posts... *g*) and food!

OH EM GEE, the kitchen remodel will be SO WORTH IT when it's done!!
viciouswishes
Sep. 12th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
Fic recs.

Maybe you gained muscle mass?
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
AWESOME. Just what I want!

And I'm thinking it has to be. My clothes are fitting the same, so... o_O I'd like to see the number come DOWN some, though. *shrug*
julia_here
Sep. 12th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
I've been wasting time following the Craigslist sex-ad wank, bad me; you'd think my opinion of human nature would be low enough without all that new input.

Julia, also trying to dig through the backlog of Miss Perfect reject laundry, which could be a career
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
LINKAGE AHOY! Awesome. I will be gleefully checking that, yes!

(Reject laundry? Oh, you are a good mother!)
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stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Today was a GREAT day! I'd love to take you to these museums, if you're game. And I think my girls will love you simply for your sweet demeanor! Promise, and cross my heart.

Got your email, when things are hectic for me, let's get things organized so I can commit info to memory, okay? :) Say, tomorrow eve? I'll shoot you an email. *hugs*
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a2zmom
Sep. 12th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a vedy, vedy delightful time.

Scuplture! Modern or classical?
stoney321
Sep. 12th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
Modern! Dallas (I am proud to say) is home to the most comprehensive modern sculpture collection in the world. It's a fantastic museum, in a partially outdoor setting. It's the Nasher?

It was an excellent day - pure blue skies, a bit of a breeze, and great friends. Couldn't ask for more!
a2zmom
Sep. 13th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
Oh, lovely!

I love modern scuplture. Well, not that wacko who cuts cows in half and claims it art, but most modern scuplure.
lynnenne
Sep. 13th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
We miss youuuuuuuu!!!! *LOVE*
stoney321
Sep. 13th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
I miss you TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Hearts times a SQUILLION, my Lynne!
ravenwings_7
Sep. 13th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Oh, pfft to the five pounds! Don't worry about them, it's probably just part of the Mysterious Exercise-Related Weight Yo-Yo. It's happened to me a couple of times when I've ramped up my exercise habits. You gain a bunch of weight without changing size, then after a bit you lose all of the new pounds and possibly more, then your weight slowly creeps back up again as you put on lean muscle mass. It's seriously weird.
hellziggy
Sep. 13th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Stoney! Were your ears burning on Sunday at about 6:00 California time? Because I met the adorable beanbeans and we were doing the figuring out who are mutual friends were thing and there was much exclaiming of how fabulous you are. There was a whole crew of LJ folks that I didn't have on my flist yet, but we all recognized each other's names from comments in other folks journals. And they all recognized my Moose, of course!
My James weekend was sooooo wonderful. And I've still got a day and a half here in L.A.
stoney321
Sep. 13th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
That's right! There was a con - a big one! And isn't Beansbeans the sweetest thing EVER??? I'll be sure to catch up when I'm free and clear.
hellziggy
Sep. 13th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, a weekend with James... *sigh*
'Twas wonderful!
But, I didn't meet beanbeans until Sunday when she was right in front of me in the autograph line. :(
And it was after the official end of the event that I met all the other LJers. There were names I recognized but hadn't known would be there/been looking for because we were friends of the same people but not each other. *pout*
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