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The Tale of Someone
At 7:00 PM, eastern standard time, moments after arriving home from mailing versaphile's books (should be there Friday), Someone said, "I'm just gonna run downstairs to the bathroom and then we can take out the trash."

"Uh-huh," said I, and went upstairs to get online.

At 9:05 PM, eastern standard time, Someone, after much clomping up of basement stairs, shouted, "I'm sooooooo sorry..."

"Uh-huh," said I, and continued to be upstairs, online. Staring out the office window at the Big Scary Darkness That One Cannot Take Trash Out In.

At 9:47 PM, eastern standard time, I went downstairs for euphemistic reasons. Someone was neither at her desk, nor on the couch.

"Nooooooooooo.....!" I cried, for that left only one viable alternative, and the Peepee Dance, I did not want to do.

But from around the corner at the dining room table, where no one ever sits, Someone's voice rang out, "What?"

I rounded the corner to observe Someone sitting at the table, already 200+ pages into A Very Thick Black Book.

The Very Thick Black Book, which Someone had neglected to mention had arrived in the mail from amazon.co.uk. The Very Thick Black Book that Someone had been reading in the bathroom for the last two hours.

Someone may have met with a small accident, but if you don't hear from her in the near future, rest assured that she is safe being stored in a safe place.

karenbear

2003-06-26 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)

I've never been so glad to be nobody in my entire life. ;P

mpoetess

2003-06-26 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Don't worry. Someone is more or less unscathed. Though I suspect Someone took the Very Thick Black Book to work with her...

sarabi

2003-06-26 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Someone is in trouble, someone is in trouble! And it not me!

So, Someone, how was it?

drax

2003-06-26 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

400 pages in? Worth the wait since it was shipped - not worth the wait since GoF.

She will not convince me this wasn't written during Writer's Block. I can feel the jump starting... ah well...

It *is* good... but 3 years worth of good? - We'll see...

chickwithmonkey

2003-06-26 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Random and unrelated to anything except that it's easier to click the comment button than to open up Yahoo mail (which has decided to love me in the way that puppies love toys - by chewing them to itty bitty painful bloody pieces). Anyway.

Seen this? From the Harlaxton website, http://www.ueharlax.ac.uk/.

mpoetess

2003-06-26 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Word -- I have to stop myself from just leaving LJ comments everywhere and never opening up my email again.

And no, I hadn't seen it. Whee! (There's no one from my class there. Bah. Lazy-asses.)

*pokes sarabi and maeyan -- go look!*

SOMEONE does indeed have The Very Thick Black Book

drax

2003-06-26 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

and she is only to page 4xx in it. She ACTUALLY stopped reading it at 2.30pm last night. And she is actually kinda upset with The Very Thick Black Book so far. I just don't see some of it... But on the other hand, it does bring back some of that depressing helplessness someone felt as a teen...

Re: SOMEONE does indeed have The Very Thick Black Book

mpoetess

2003-06-26 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

I assume that was 2:30 AM this morning?