11 February 2007

Blogger, Bread, Bands and Midnight Rain

I had problems with leaving comments yesterday. Especially on those posts which have word verification. Blogger wasn't letting the nonsensical words come up, therefore I couldn't comment. Frustrating was a mild way of putting it.
I think Blogger sometimes takes against people...you know, like, "Right today, I'll sabotage Puss-in-Boots' blog and drive her batty. She has high blood pressure, I'll see how much higher it'll go, hyuk, hyuk, hyuk!" Nyah, nyah, nyah, Blogger. I couldn't be bothered playing your games so I read my book!

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I made some more bread today, this time Turkish with a crunchy crust. Oh, it smelt so divine when cooking, it's a wonder you couldn't hear my stomach rumbling from your place. Then it was cooked but I had to wait for it to cool down some so I could turn it out of the pan. By that time, my stomach was thinking my throat was cut. Then I had to wait for it to cool further so I could cut it...I was a candidate for IV drip feeding by then! Finally, it was cool enough to cut without breaking off in chunks. I had a delicious salad sandwich with cheese...absolute heaven, so much so, I had another and I could have probably had another, but I decided not to be too much of a pig.

Warm, fresh, crusty bread...one of the wonders of the world, I reckon.

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My daughter and her partner are getting married on September 29 this year. The wedding is going to be held in their garden and they have been working so hard on it. It looks beautiful now but by the time they get married, it will be absolutely perfect.

Anyway, they are interested in getting the band that played at our neighbour's 50th birthday. I wrote a post about it last October. These guys are great and our neighbour's wife sings with them as well. So I was raving on about these guys so much so, that my daughter and her partner asked me to get a contact number for them as they wanted to go along and hear these guys for themselves. Mind you all this was talked about before Christmas.

I finally got my act together and rang my neighbour on Friday night. No reply, so left a message on message bank. No phone call Saturday, went next door to give Jane a copy of our weekly Lotto ticket (which was a dud...again!), came home, didn't look at the phone but went straight to the fridge and poured a glass of wine, turned TV on and blobbed.

This morning I woke at 5.30, got up, wandered half asleep out into the kitchen and put some coffee in. Glanced at the phone and the display screen showed a message. Yep, it was my neighbour, so I rang her back this afternoon and after catching up on each other's news and chatting for about half an hour, we hung up...and I hadn't asked her for the contact details of the band. Ah, it's a great life if you don't weaken.

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Midnight rain, that's what it was. A deluge that woke me about 12.30 this morning. I thought, "great, more water in the tanks", rolled over and went back to sleep. This morning, the plants, trees and grass looked mighty pleased with themselves...all fresh and happy in the early morning sun.

But wait, (cocks head and listens), thunder! Oh happy, happy, happy! Joy, joy, joy! More rain coming. Wow, we could get used to this...two lots of rain in a row, unheard of for a long time. So my grateful thanks to those who partook in the naked moonlight raindance. Funny thing, I haven't seen any photos. Oh well, I expect they got lost in cyberspace.


Hootin'Anni said...

O my....now you got me so hungry! Move over!!! Got any more of that bread left?!! *swallowing hard*...wow.

Just here from the over 50 blogroll and wanted to say howdy-do to you.

Have a super Sunday

[oh and about that word verification stuff...when it doesn't show, just click publish your comment---even if the letters aren't showing and it should reboot the comment, and have you 'reverify'. Then it should have the letters]

Gattina said...

Don't worry about Bloogle-Glogger, you were not the only one with this troubles. I tried twice on your block and then it worked. It happened on others too. I watched a very nice docu about the desert in Australia (forgot the name) where all the pelicans are going for food and water. What a beautiful landscape ! As usual here it's raining cats and dogs and therefore my cats are all lying on different available beds. They don't like wet cats !

PEA said...

Yup, Blogger will test one's patience to the limit some days! When the word verification doesn't show up, I just keep refreshing until it does....or I mumble some bad word and give up! lol

Yummmm, you are so right, nothing like fresh, warm, homemade bread...I have a hard time waiting until it's cooled down enough to slice!! I love the "bum" part!!

Glad to hear you're getting some much needed rain! We are just not getting the snow we usually get but hey, I'm not complaining at all. The snowblower or shovels have not had to come out at all yet...unheard of in this neck of the woods!!

Hope your weekend is going well:-) Hugs xoxo

Kentucky Gal said...

I'm fixing to give you my hint trick whatever you want to call it...many is the time I've typed out a good comment then word verifaction is not present where it should be...just an evil little red x...I have since learned to right click on my comment and hit Copy...then refresh the screen until the verifaction comes up and then I past my comment in and viola!!
Hope this helps...
So happy for your flowers and grass!! and tanks!!

Granny said...


Congratulations to the happy couple.

What's an "over 50" blogroll? I think I'd qualify.

hootin'anni is right about wv. The other thing I do is when I can't read the illegible script I don't even try. I type in "xx" and make it give me a second chance.

I'd get rid of the whole thing if it weren't for spam.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Anni: Sorry, the bread went...just like that! I reckon someone came in and gobbled it up when my back was turned!

Yep, I tried rebooting several times and it didn't work, so I gave up in disgust.

Gattina: Oscar is a weird cat. He doesn't mind being out in thunderstorms...but I mind when he comes in drenched and expects a cuddle!

Pea: The air gets a bit blue around here sometimes, with Blogger...or just computers in general!

I like the bum part of the bread too, warm with lots of butter. Really good for my cholesterol...not! Lol!

Tammy: Oh, thanks for the hip on copying the comment. I'll try that next time...because there will be a next time, I just know it!

Ann: The bread is made in my breadmaker, none of this kneading caper!

Thank you for your good wishes. I'll pass them on.

The over 50s blog is run by Hootin' Anni, she'll be able to give you info on it.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That Turkish bread with the crunchy crust sounds so good! I wish... Oh, well, wishing generally doesn't work.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Nick: It's ok to have wishes, they may come true, but then again...they may not! However, I'll think of you when I eat my crusty bread, how's that?

Liz said...

Warm bread - ooooohhhhh. Don't! I am on a SERIOUS diet for the next month before I go to look for a wedding outfit.

Glad you had a good chat with your neighbour anyway!

DellaB said...

Hi Robyn,
We've had some really good rain in the last week too, thanks Hughie!

Yes, as Anni says, I've learned to copy the text in any comment before I try to post it, I've had too many disappear, and I did have problems the other day posting here too - no verification letters, so just keep clicking and refreshing and clicking even tried typing in rubbish, and trying the vocal link.. lucky we are patient eh?

I learned from my son, to cut warm bread, he uses an electric knife - so I have dug mine out of the bottom draw - it works...

Now - to post this...