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5th-Sep-2009 09:29 am
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Shocked, I tell you, by the results of yesterday's poll.

Before you vote today, read the poem that inspired the foundation of the Red Hat Society. I've chosen my name in the spirit of the Society.

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Hint My FList seems to be full of folk taking this way too seriously. Read the poem again. Then vote in the Tie-break (even though there wasn't a tie to break - Now you're getting it!)

Poll #1453480 Tie Break
This poll is closed.

What name have I choosen for use as a Red Hatter?

Countess Champagne de Chocolat
Dame Scarlett O'Boater
Lady Lavender Knitalot

Result - tomorrow.

Quote for the Day
Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself. Rita Mae Brown:

5th-Sep-2009 09:14 am (UTC)
I like Lady Lavender, so even if you don't want to be identified by the knitting, could you use that? Lady Lavender de Champagne?

The DVD arrived for which many thanks. It crashed Windows three times. :-(

I'm going to try on the laptop in case it's just outdated drivers. It's so frustrating to have all that Cowboy!James so close yet so far!

5th-Sep-2009 09:22 am (UTC)
Hands over ears about the Lavender kniting lady. La la la la la.

Trust JM to crash your PC. Windows Media Player should work. Try right-clicking the icon and use 'open with' and Real Player or DivX to play it instead.
5th-Sep-2009 09:26 am (UTC)
It crashes as soon as I put the DVD in the machine, before I get anywhere near an icon. So frustrating!

And Lavender is good. Though Lady Violent of Crème would work for me too...
5th-Sep-2009 10:15 am (UTC)
That sounds as though you have autorun turned on (one thing that is always turned off the moment I get my hands on a PC).

Try holding down the shift key while you're putting the DVD in the drive, until it's finished doing whatever.
5th-Sep-2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
OK, I did that. Same result: Blue Screen of Death with error message: BAD_POOL_HEADER followed by a list of locations.

I can get the laptop to play the sound but no visuals. I downloaded IrfanView to try another play - doesn't recognise it and it says a component is missing: 'vids:xvid' decompressor.

Thanks for your suggestion, though.
5th-Sep-2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
IrfanView is a picture viewer editor, or was the last time I checked.
5th-Sep-2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Lady Violent sounds good to me...
5th-Sep-2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
Don't you go casting nastershuns where they're not wanted.

MWNN has just left for France (boat painting) but asked me to thank you for the identification of the locations in the photos. Some of Ma's ashes will be scattered in Douglas, possibly in the sunken gardens. The plan is to take some ashes to all her favourite holiday spots. Douglas will be the first stop outside Ireland. I think Italy is the furthest lodation.
5th-Sep-2009 11:41 am (UTC)
On the laptop I get sound but no vision. Sound of James but no pretty scruffy cowboy! RealPlayer claims it can#t play it at all.
5th-Sep-2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
What day is your day off? MWNN is off to France tonight for some boat-painting. I could come up and we could play it on my laptop.

Alternatively, you may need to update your Real Player or Windows media player on your laptop.

5th-Sep-2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
No. 1, but only if Champagne is pronounced with an OTT French accent. *nods*
5th-Sep-2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
:begin bad Peter Sellers' French accent > But of course, mon petit choux. : / end bad Peter Sellers' French accent >

Edited at 2009-09-05 13:19 (UTC)
5th-Sep-2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
5th-Sep-2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
Hee! I've seen the poem before, and I do know the philosophy behind the Red Hats. But I still like Lady Lavender Knitalot - just because it's lovely and suits you. :)
5th-Sep-2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
I still like Lady Lavender Knitalot - just because it's lovely and suits you. :)
It probably does suit the quieter, relaxed, more serious me, but I'm not going to use it. I'm branching out and having fun with the more flamboyant me.
6th-Sep-2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
*wrinkles forehead and tries to picture flamboyant you* Which is actually pretty silly, considering that I've only met you that once in person and really can't be considered an expert on the "real" you. *g*
6th-Sep-2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
What you met was the 'public face' me. That's one facet of the 'real me' but not the total sum.
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