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Friday, August 24, 2012

Fry-day Fun

Hahahah! I'm free all day Friday too! Course, I only had about 4 hours' sleep and it's starting to get unhealthy. I'm going to make a real effort to sleep in this morning. So since it's 5 a.m. in the UK already, I'm posting for Friday now.

Today, August 24th, is my Niecely and Nephew's 21st Anniversary. 21 years! Happy Remarkableness!!And yesterday I got a gift in the mail from them- a Nook! And loaded with books! I'm ready for the Winter! Bring it on. And thank you Niecely. :)

Today is also Stephen Fry's birthday. You know how I love him. He's probably the only somewhat snooty toff in the world that I like at all. Because he's a snoot but not a snob, and he is unerringly on the side of good always. And brilliant. And tall. And handsome. So here's a little Fry for Friday

The kind barman
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8ko2nCk_hE

Nipples
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8wFlT0V4dk

He and Hugh Laurie are so young!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHQ2756cyD8

And beyond the Fry delights...

There's happy stuff
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/23/curiosity-martian-landing-ray-bradbury

and heart-punches
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/aug/22/spain-church-mural-ruin-restoration

Here's a mindblower
http://evolution.anthro.univie.ac.at/institutes/urbanethology/resources/articles/articles/publications/213-2004-2D4D-facial%20asymmetry.pdf

And here's a pretty amazing statement by Lauren Luke (warning: intense)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-XHPHRlWZk

If I ever do buy this house, it's gonna be moved a lot farther away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hd7NN14QTE

And if you know nothing of Greg Lake, here's a thread that's been around for 4+ years and still grows
http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=1cc6babc349fbd23bcff5b3f0d0ca240&topic=7707.0
(Okay, that's the obligatory Greg plug; I can't help it)

Happy Fry-Friday and Happy Anniversary Lisa and Derek!

16 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

That Lauren Luke video was so true and so sad. Callers who are in, or have been in, relationships where domestic violence is involved. are some of the most confronting calls I take at Lifeline.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

What a super gift you got...and already loaded. You are going to love this handy dandy little device.

CarrieBoo said...

Your own Nook! Excellent! My brain is fried from serious/sad stuff right now, so I will just say... love that Fry! How true. And here's to catching up on some sleep. 21 years is a major accomplishment! Congrats Lisa and Derek. :)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

A Nook!!!! Best present EVER! I just love my Kindle and I'm sure you'll find the Nook just as wonderful. Those niecely/nephews deserve a big hug for that gift!
Oh yeah, and HAPPY FRY-DAY!

Geo. said...

I am so oblivious! Just figured out what sort of "Nook" you got. Kept imagining an empty space with books in it. Must be having an out-of-century experience.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

HA! I love Geo's "out-of-century" comment. You're gonna LOVE your Nook. I have the just-the-basics version of Kindle, and it's awesome. (Pretty awesome niece and nephew you have there, too!)

Happy weekend!

Austan said...

EC- I've been watching her vids for years and that one was so out of the ballpark and unexpected. "Domestic violence" is a big problem around here, and I'm sure, everywhere.

Austan said...

Lawless- a total surprise too! I hope Hubby is up at at it again soon, dear. The running to the hospital can get wearing so take care of yourself please.

Austan said...

Boo- they're my peeps! :) 21 years is a long haul, half their lifetimes!

Austan said...

Cathy- they're terrific kids. I wouldnae trade em for love nor money. And HAPPY FRY-DAY to you! ;)

Austan said...

Geo.- an out of century experience! Hahahahah!!!

Austan said...

Susan- yeah, they're pretty awesome, I think I'll keep em. :D

Lisa said...

*blush* Thanks y'all!

When my mom passed 4 years ago, Laura was the only family member (besides Derek and our daughter, of course) who was there for me. My mom's siblings didn't stand behind me when my step family told me I wasn't wanted. My father's family hasn't been a part of my life since he passed in '83. Through thick and thin, Laura's always been there. She's a combination of mother, big sister, aunt and best friend. Getting her a NOOK was the least we could do, for everything she's done for us. Now, please don't be mad at me for sending her 200+ books and keeping her from blogging! :D

Austan said...

Niecely- well now I'm crying again. You make it easy to be there. I love you guys.

Tomorrow's a big day too! Comcast email is down again, so call if you need me!

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

I always thought Jeeves was a devious bastard.

Austan said...

TSB- and smug, too.