mercoledì, giugno 07, 2006

Well, I'll stand my ground

The botany project revision continues apace. I’m not into plants – Figaro’s the one who fantasizes about keeping a garden, I just fantasize about eating it – and it’s a fucking hard slog but I’m finding out pretty French words I didn’t know before: la myrte, le lierre, le laurier-rose, les platanes orientales, le porcelet, les muguets Madonne, and little expressions – un bon zigue, chat dans la gorge, qui parle aux tripes (that one’s for you, Lady!) Such a fucking beautiful language. Not Italian but it still makes me want a cigarette.

Nothing else to tell you this morning – I took a break from ‘helping’ and playing with the proposal to watch the Devil’s Playground, a documentary about the Amish rumspringa when the kids are allowed to go all crazy for a couple of years before deciding whether or not they want to be Amish. I wasn’t crazy about it. Too many long evocative silences that didn’t evoke shit, kinda boring test kids chosen – I would have liked to hear about something more substantive, like what happens if a chick gets pregnant during her rumspringa. I can imagine, and it’s horrible, which makes me think the documentary makers punked out a little.

19 commenti:

Lady ha detto...

qui parle aux tripes? i've never heard that one before!!! what does it mean?

Melbine ha detto...

Did you see that horrible reality series a few years ago about Amish kids on their rumspringa? Where I'm from, there's none of that. The Mennonites are lifers. What wonderful furniture makers...

Anyhoo, you've probably noticed that I'm sending this with a new identity.

Yes, I've taken the plunge..

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Lady, according to my very old and very big French/English dicitionary, "parler aux tripes" means to be funky.

Like you. Not like in the smelly way. There was some other funny word for that.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Wow Melbine - are you starting a blog too? That would be nice.

I make a point to not watch reality television, I don't appreciate the psychology of the participants, but I can imagine it was rubbishy. What's the Mennonite shtick, do you know?

calisaurus ha detto...

I'd like to care about gardening and plants, because it is supposed to run in my family, but I couldn't care less! Maybe when I have my own house. That being said, I can definitly appreciated the gardens of others and the hard work that goes into maintaining them.

And in other news, Mr. S and I are going to J*Fish's tonight.

calisaurus ha detto...

appreciate present tense and definitely - gah!

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Don't worry about it Calisaurus - you're not in school anymore. Amazing how spelling doesn't matter in the real world.

I'm same with the gardens. I don't even aspire to growing reefer someday - rather sit in a lawnchair, eat grapes and look at a garden someone else is taking care of.

As for tonight - I haven't been invited :( Maybe I made fun of hockey, or hockey fans, or something, once too often.

Jiri ha detto...

La Spiffe, if you ever feel like gardeining, start with basil. It's the easiest thing to grow, it keeps growing even when you eat it on regular basis, and I'm sure you'd find use for it. And maybe one of these days they'll discover a strain of basil high in the Andes that will make you high as the Andes.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Wow. It's hard to imagine a thing more beautiful than basil that could get you high as well as just being yummy yummy basil.

Jiri ha detto...

Ummm... is the L in Spliffe new or am I on crack? I always thought it's Mistress La Spiffe.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Nope, it's always been been Spliffe, as in "putain, c'est trop de stress, il me faut un spliff", but feminized and turned into a fake French name.

I'm thinking of changing my name now that I don't smoke much anymore, but we'll wait to see how my 'give me reefer butter or give me death' or rather my 'give me reefer butter or give me sobriety or make sure I'm drunk before offering' kick lasts.

calisaurus ha detto...

Boooo! A formality I'm sure. It won't be the same without you...

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

I'm sure it will still be magic, though I'm hearing some bad energy over the team.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

By the way, are you going to participate in the NXNE magic?

calisaurus ha detto...

Yes I think so - we are seeing the Golden Dogs on Saturday night - J*Fish wants to hop to many different bars - but Jully Black and Kinnie Starr are both playing at the Horseshoe on Saturday night - with the Golden Dogs, so that seems like a pretty good venue to me. :o)

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

I don't know who those people are, but I agree. If any night is good for bar-hopping, it's tonight - Saturday everything will be ridiculous packed. And I like the Horseshoe.

calisaurus ha detto...

I like it too - are you getting a wristband?

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Yeah, J*Fish got me one yesterday when he didn't invite me to watch the Oilers lose. And you guys?

calisaurus ha detto...

Not yet - as far as I know!

I fell asleep before the end of the game ;o) I guess my complex B vitamin didn't work yesterday!