Friday, June 27, 2008

The first Saturday of the rest of your life (Kb!)


Time to gambol. At play in the fields of the Sniff and the Giddy. Photo by andif.

22 comments:

Nancy P said...

That photo is really really pretty if you enlarge it (click on it). The grass looks as if it's growing out of my computer.

G'night all.

Paul Lamb said...

G'morning.

AndiF said...

Almost Mazel Tov, kb -- since you won't actually be retired until Monday morning when you wake up, look at the time, momentarily panic at being late, then smile quietly and begin your retirement by snuggling back into your pillow.

Happy Saturday all.

Maria Lima said...

KB!! Happy retirement!!!

Morning to all. I'm so glad it's the weekend. Looooong work week. Capped off with a lovely dinner last night with a friend.

Today, reviewing proofs of the mass market paperback of Matters. Not that it's not work...but it's totally a different kind. :)

Happy weekend, all!

Kelly McCullough said...

Good morning, all!

I won't be around the intertubes much today. Throwing a "hey they put another one of my books...it really wasn't a fluke" party. Hope you all have a grand Saturday.

katiebird said...

(bleary eyed)

Coffee? Is there coffee somewhere in that picture?

Nancy P said...

G'morning, Paul, Andi, Kelly, Maria, and Katiebird.

::stumbles around meadow in photo, looking for plug for coffee machine::

Anonymous said...

Good morning all.
Have a wonderful and relaxing Saturday.
-Starbuck :-)

Nancy P said...

Hey,Starbuck! :) I was so relieved to find out you aren't dead. You're my favorite female character on tv ever. You'd be my all-gender fav if it weren't for Spike.

Jen said...

I, however, have no such gender restrictions; Starbuck = #1 forevah. ;p

Nancy P said...

Starbuck, you have arrived at the right fandom. :D

Family Man said...

Good morning everyone.

Congrats again on the retirement KB. It is a very nice feeling that right after retirement you wake up and then realize you don't have to go anywhere. You can do what you want. Yaaahooooo!

OK this is just a shot in the dark here, but have any of ya'll ever heard of an author named Alice Vivian Brownlee. In some of the books I inherited from my Grandparents, I have one of her books that was published in 1890. I have to admit it's not that good of a book, at least to me, but I'm wondering if people wrote prose like this back then.

Hope everyone has a good w/e.

FARfetched said...

[happy dance for KB!!!]

FM, Brownlee sounds familiar, but I never read (to my knowledge) any of her work.

Speaking of work, I need to take some photos & read a couple manuals being written externally. Yay, I get to fix Taiwanese English. :-P Later!

P.S. Just finished Codespell. Loved it, even with the minor cliffhanger.

Nancy P said...

Fam man, I googled alice just now and found a book of hers is for sale on ebay for almost $50.

Oh, Far, you have all the fun.

Family Man said...

Thanks Nancy. I should have mentioned that I had googled too and saw the same thing.

I'm writing a post for my blog about the book. I've included a paragraph to show what kind of writing I'm talking about. I can't really believe that people would write or talk like that back then.

Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

It's too hot!
Does anyone know where I could live that is safe and the constant temperature is between 60-75 degrees? I can't handle the extremes.
:-(

Family Man said...

Hi Anonymous.

Off hand I don't know of anyplace in that temp range. I'm with you though on the temp extremes. Although I do think I can handle cold extremes better than hot. All I can say is thank the FSM for air conditioning.

katiebird said...

Anonymous,

San Francisco is pretty close the coldest Average Winter Low is 46° and the hottest Average Summer High is 70° (see the Weather averages for San Francisco, California chart about 1/3 of the way down the page)

katiebird said...

Still, averages can be misleading it's been 90° + for a the last week or so....

boran2 said...

Hello all. Congrats KB and Kelly!

katiebird said...

Kelly! I missed your comment when I was out running around (getting sinus medicine)

Congratulations. But, I could have told you that it wasn't a fluke!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info re: SF, KB.
I've never been there. Something to look forward to. (yeah, yeah, I know, don't end a sentence with a preposition - heh)
Hugs and good night to one and all.