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Sunday, May 17, 2009

It's high time we bring back the blog.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Will be in DC from Tuesday to Friday a.m.

Then to Nashville to pick up The Fabulous Darcys for their innaugural weekend in the dirty south!


Clem, Margeaux and I are having tapas Thursday night w/ another couple. Wanna join?


Monday, February 11, 2008

My Weekend
by Scarlett

I painted. Full Stop!

And I had the pleasure of meeting Snuff's brother and his friend. They were quite funny, but the bro sounded eerily like the other bro and it was a complete mind fuck. But I digress. It was a short visit, but it confirmed my desire to marry a sister-in-law or two into the Snuff family.

I have been BUSY preparing the house for market. What remains to be finished is this:
(I'm writing this out for my benefit!)

The MB requires a small plaster job in two corners, then paint corners. Two windows need trim paint.

The Spare Bedroom, where Mr. & Mrs. Darcy is to sleep in like 2 weeks just needs the trim painted. I'm gonna knock that out TODAY, or my name's not Scarlett.

In Rhett's office one window and one door require trim paint.

The upstairs foyer needs trim paint.

The upstairs bathroom requires LOTS of work. But to save $ and time we've decided to do the following: pull up the crappy black peel & stick floor tiles. Apply a caustic chemical that promises to remove adhesive. Then we're gonna paint the existing tile, which happens to be cool small tiles of various squares and rectangles, but the unfortunate shade of seafoam green. The tile paint color has not been chosen, but it's going to in HIGH GLOSS! Because floors should be high gloss and it will accentuate the tile shapes.

The downstairs the trim needs to be painted EVERYWHERE!

And the downstairs powder room needs to be painted with the semi gloss Reef blue paint and then I'm gonna add stripes of a dark navy to help disquise the fact that I painted over wallpaper. DON'T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT! We simply do not have the time to pull it down and perform plaster repair.

We're prolly gonna sink the $ into repairing the roof, but we're gonna hear the Realtor's advice first.

So, as you can imagine, I'm looking forward to returning to the land of rental property!


Thursday, January 31, 2008

I'd like to start a new segment today called:
Are you smarter than a Darcy?

Usually it would probably be on a Tuesday but factoring in hangovers from Monday night's trivia and general laziness- Thursday is also a good bet. What this will consist of is us posing the questions that we got wrong or that we got right and were surprised by and you can see if you would have been an asset to Team Spider Pig, or more recently Harry McPlopper. Or all of the question I can decipher my handwriting for...

I'll try and steal an extra picture round and list round next time so you can TRULY play along.

ANYHOO- here are the questions from last week. I'll post the answers ... tomorrow. Or maybe in the comments. Whatever seems logical.

Also this would be best played after drinking several beers on an empty stomach then eating a small amount of food and continuing drinking. BUT it's

1st Quarter:
1. [Music] What instrument was Miles Davis famous for playing?
2. [US Geography] What state is directly north of Nebraska?
3. [Foreign Language] What does the word "haute" in French or "Alto" in Spanish mean?
4. [Mythology] What lute playing Greek God lends it's name to a part of an instrument? (or something like that)

2nd Quarter:
1. [Poetry] How many lines in a sonnet?
2. [Anatomy] What part of the human skeleton has frontal lobes?
3. [TV] What show has Jill Hennessy, Chris Noth, and Paul Sorvino all been on? (best question ever)
4. [Saints] What patron Saint of Scotland has a feast on Nov 30?

3rd Quarter:
1. [Sports] Who is the only player to have won MVP in both the American and National Leagues one in '61 and one in '66?
2. [English] What is the literary term for "babbling brook" or "absolute authority"?
3. [Trees] What tree grown in Western Canada/Rockies is known as the Trembling Poplar?
4. [Anatomy] What part of the body is a nephrologist associated with?

3rd Quarter Bonus:
[Words with "OLD"]
I can't remember many buuuuuut:
1. A variety of flowers, usually yellow or orange?
2. To find fault with angrily, chide, or reprimand
3. A position usable as a base for further advance (two possible answers)
A temporary framework used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures
Any of various alloys fused and applied to the joint between metal objects to unite them without heating the objects to the melting point

4th Quarter:
1. [Medicine] What is the general term for the group of medicines that treat cardiac arrhythmia like "lopresson", "tennerman" (I have no idea how to spell these and haven't had luck looking them up so you might want to ignore the names)
2. [Art] What two word french phrase is used for describing art that is outside the status quo?
3. [Movies] Who played the President in the 1999 movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me?
4. [Football] Who is the only player ever to win three Super Bowl MVP awards?

1. I can't remember the answer to this and it gives away the answer to the previous question so... we'll skip it.
2. [Sports] Other than the Yankees or Red Sox which is the last team to win an American League title?

There's another question that was asked... maybe as a bonus... who knows? I can't find where it should have gone so A BONUS FOR YOU!
[Musicals] The long-running off-Broadway and Broadway musical "Godspell" is based on the Gospel of ... who?

I hope this took up some of your downtime at work today. If you want to know our score, if you can each question 1 pt we got.... 12 out of 23... wow we really sucked this week.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How is everyone. I'm busy for the next 26 days while I have a 30 day trial of Photoshop. I'm trying to cram as much in as I can b/f I have to borrow a pilfered copy.

Margeaux, how was the trip to Florida?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

R.I.P. Heath

Sad, so sad.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Yay Clem!