Friday, January 4, 2008

UFO



A strange object has been predicted to appear in our sky today. They say it will be bright, shiny, glowing. It will suddenly be visible, but only for a little while. There's fear and trembling as we wait. Will we have the courage to draw back our curtains, and peek out. . .

OMG! what is that THING up there??

37 comments:

Nancy P said...

It's not quite midnight. I've spent the whole night watching debates and reading live blogging of them.

Off to bed, so glad I'm not a candidate for anything.

AndiF said...

Apparently that UFO is very, very slow moving as it is not going to show up here until Wednesday.

And I'm glad I don't belong to a political party so I don't have to worry about choosing a candidate (not that ever matters by the time the Indiana primary rolls around in May).

Beth said...

Morning, ladies! Well, andi anyway - I know Nancy is still snoozing. Hopefully that big bright ball moves in for a long visit. He's kinda nice to have around!

I forgot to check the comments box yesterday, and thought everyone was mesmerized by the political stuff. :-)

Same with Idaho, andi. We're way near the end, I think.

Happy Sunday! Back to my rewrite - and maybe a crafts fair on the water. And football!

Nancy P said...

Hi, Andi. Once that strange object gets here (not yet), we're holding onto it as long as possible. Sorry to be greedy.

Beth, the craft fair sounds like fun. Do you "do" any cool craft stuff?

Beth said...

Wish I could send you some of ours, andi, and Nancy could keep all of hers!

I go in phases. Have quilted, crocheted, knitted, done needlework. Bake. Make candy. Used to do wreaths. Um. I dabble in lots of crafty stuff. But now my free time is taken up with writing, so I haven't been able to do much. I'll get back to it - I have a ton of unfinished projects in storage in Idaho, patiently waiting. Want to learn to make wine. And soap. So much to do, so little time to do it!

Anyone else crafty out there?

I'll take pix and post them later.

Nancy P said...

I'm kind of crafty, too. This year I started making jewelry. Love that. I currently have the stuff to make candles, but just never seem to get around to trying it. But I've never been any good at any kind of needlework.

FARfetched said...

Mornin' folks!

I kind of wrote off yesterday blogging-wise, due to Real Life impinging. I would have posted the beginning of the fireplace insert project, but Daughter Dearest took the camera & left the house. :-P

Ah well. Maybe later today.

katiebird said...

Good Morning Nancy & Andi & Beth & FAR. (did anyone make coffee?)

Nancy P said...

Hi, Far and Kb. Of COURSE there's coffee!

Ooo, bright object beaming shiny stuff onto buildings now!

katiebird said...

I can smell the coffee now (squinting eyes against the light)

Was the live-blogging fun?

Nancy P said...

I didn't partake in the live-blogging, just read along with it. It was fun when I agreed with it. :)

Family Man said...

Morning Everyone!

That bright object we keep down here. We usually let people we like see it from time to time. So don't worry it will be coming your way soon.

Rick Bylina said...

I think it was Ray Bradbury who wrote a short story about a colony on Venus and for on hour on one day a year the sun would come out. The kids in a classroom didn't care for one little kid and locked her in a closet for a gag. Then, the sun came out and everyone forgot about her for the hour of play under the sun until they returned to the classroom. The girl and her parents had to return to earth.

Or something like that.

Are you sure you're seeing the sun? It could be a slow lightening bolt.

Conda said...

Hi all,

Beth, Nancy, and all fellow other art stuff people (creative people just love to create, don't they?), my newest fascination is with crocheting jewelry. First, of course, I have to learn to crochet...

Beth said...

I taught myself to crochet doilies, Conda - you just have to follow the instructions. That sounds interesting! My girlfriend also "knits" silver wire into chains and bracelets - I just love hearing about folks' other passions! Good luck with it -

Nancy P said...

You guys are even funnier than usual today.

Family Man, that's so sweet and generous of you. GIVE IT HERE!!!

Rick, "slow lightning bolt," lol.

Conda, first you have to learn to crochet? lol! Yeah, my new hobby is making furniture. Of course, first I have to learn woodworking.

I just had the best lunch/breakfast, including grits with cheese and jalapenos. Yum.

Beth said...

NOW who's being funny, Nancy? Furniture - LOL!!

Breakfast at 2:15...I want your schedule. And your cook - it sounds luscious. So - southern!

maryb said...

Hi all. We have sun too! Of course I just got out of meeting that started at 9:00 for a board I'm on - which was in a windowless conference room. And now I need to take the Christmas tree apart and put it away in the basement. But I can see the sun outside my window! Thanks for sending it my way Nancy.

I'm sending it your way Andi.

I watched the debates too Nancy and stayed up late having blog arguments about them. I think it was the huge pot of tea I drank at 4:00 in the afternoon yesterday. Our tea party was fun. I want to do it again.

Nancy P said...

Beth, there's this new cafe in town that I just love. It's called, "You say Tomato," as in the old song, which is a perfect name, because it's in a downtown, really mixed community. Mixed racially, economically, the whole bag. They have GREAT food and a wonderful atmosphere. Maybe we should go there when you come to town.

And I ate so late. . .love that. . .'cause I've been going to the services at the downtown Tibetan Buddhist Temple. Not because I'm becomming a Buddhist--I don't want to be "a" anything--but because Buddhism is so damned helpful and practical in its psychology, etc. I learn so much from them about how to be a better human! I'm thinking of visiting the Quakers next, to squeeze whatever I can out of that tradition, too. :)

Nancy P said...

Hi, Maryb, I've been hoping you'd drop by so I could tell you that I read a comment by you over at BT yesterday that I thought was a perfect summary of. . .something. Now I've forgotten what, lol! But listen, it was REALLY good.

Your teaparty sounds like fun. Would your book club ever like a live author to visit when she's in town? Passive Aggressive Hint!

Beth said...

That sounds great, Nancy! I'll stay long enough to eat and drink as many places as you guys want to take me! :-)

That sounds like a lovely way to spend the morning - and Quakers, too. There have to be other, better answers out there...it sounds like a great idea, looking for them. If you decide the FSM isn't the end-all be-all, that is.

Nancy P said...

lol, Beth. Sometimes I can feel the flutter of FSM wings in all these other places, and I smile. Oh, and did I mention that first I drop my mom off at her Presbyterian church? She's the one who suggested I visit the Quakers, btw. She gets a kick out of my curiosity and reads along with me as I explore various paths, picking up wisdom as she finds it along the way. What a gal, at 92!

Beth said...

Your mom sounds great, Nancy! You're lucky to have a mother like her. Don't you go to the movies on Sundays, too?

maryb said...

Nancy, oh my gosh yes! (Actually I'm in 2 book groups and both would love it.) One of my groups is getting together this coming week and we'll pick books for the next few months and I was going to suggest Virgin for some month. I think they'd like it. I'll let you know. I'll e-mail you after.

Thanks for the comment compliment. I just started commenting there again so I tried not to get into any fights. I saved those for other blogs :)

Hi Beth!

Beth said...

Hi maryb! I wish I had a book group to invite Nancy to! :-)

Nancy P said...

We do, Beth, or any day and time when it's cheap. :) My mom is a child of the Depression. Paying full fare--or, god forbid, buying popcorn--is impossible for her.

Maryb, cool! I also do long distance phone chats with book clubs, but it would be soooo much better to be there in person. These phone chats are kind of hard for me, cause I hate the phone.

Well, Beth, you'll just have to form one! :)

Beth said...

A friend in Boston told me he spent $10.50 on a movie recently, and I was horrified. Guess I haven't been to a "real" movie for a while!

Just wait til I get to Colorado, and REALLY get involved in the writing world! I can't wait. I've never been in a book club, and have always wanted to be.

By then your next book will be out, right, Nancy? :-)))

Nancy P said...

Your lips to my muse's ears, Beth! Although, I think you may have to shout. She's gone a bit deaf. :)

Beth said...

She'll come around when it's time. Sometimes musing is a good thing for muses...

boran2 said...

Hi all. We just returned from our trek to Long Island for my niece's engagement party. It was very nice. And the weather was a nice 50 degrees!

That object in the sky is likely a craft of alien visitors come to take Bush back to his home world.

Beth said...

Oh boran, I hope it's a really big ship - there are a LOT of folks that need to join Bush on it.

Glad you had a good trip!

Nancy P said...

b2 and beth, lol. I couldn't agree more. And, see, Beth? You're not *entirely* apolitcal. :)

Beth said...

LOL! True. I recognize idiots when I see them in that arena. Unfortunately, they seem to outweigh the intelligent, honorable ones.

Now if only the REST of the country could learn the difference between an idiot and - well, everyone else.

maryb said...

I made the mistake of watching the Fox News republican debate tonight. What a waste of time.

But I did get my tree all put away today. Why do weekends go so fast and weeks go so slow?

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Nancy P said...

I couldn't bring myself to watch more than a couple of minutes of it, MaryB. On the other hand, I can't pull myself away from the poll numbers that are coming in so fast.

maryb said...

I know what you mean. I am not a numbers person and have been known to make fun of Poll Geeks (as I sometimes called the MyDD guys). But I am mesmerized by the polls this week. And I keep looking for the ultimate analysis that will give me all the answers. LOL!

Nancy P said...

Yes, Maryb, lol! Me, too.

This election is full of so many ironies--like the compressed primary season that was supposed to help the establishment candidates, but is helping the insurgents, instead.