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Yes please! Thanks, geg. Was wondering why my foot hurt so -
I've misplaced my Chemistry book, and I'm not sure how to look up modified corn starch x 18th century on the internet. Hmm. I suspect the effect is a distortion of the imaginary field, but I'm not positive. Could be negative.
There was a huge white tent out front a while ago, I'm going to see if they'll let us borrow it. The snow is finally melting a bit, but the wind is mean! Brrr! (Wishing for a pretty carnival tent, instead...)
The snow is not melting; I've just moved some of it into the Treehouse to make a snowman there. It's ten degrees below freezing, so this is one of the coldest picnics I've ever been to. I'm planning to go skiing tomorrow.
My guess is that they're marked with an "S" for snowball damaged.
I've disliked this picnic nearly a much as the poor dodo did. Why can't we have a lovely picnic with no fighting, where everbody plays nicely, xmorpheus doesn't eat all the cake, somebody remembers to bring the plastic mugs and whoever made this year's cucumber sandwiches with margarine instead of butter, is banned from attending?
opens big esky of cold James Boag and Cascade beer, gets vegemite sandwiches and prawns from side pocket, tips several packets of potato crisps and cheezels and twisties into relevant bowls, gets the avocado salad out of other pocket of esky, extracts barbecue from under esky carrying rack, sets up with steak and snags and onion.
gets out tomato sauce - not ketchup which is thin and vinegary in comparison.
ets cricket set out of esky for picnic use
gets blowflies and european wasps out to establish correct atmosphere.
sips beer an relaxes with memories of having barbecue in London on a snowing day. Much antifreeze was consumed that day.
Oh, I hadn't realised MistyCat is a he (Sorry! My excuse is being rather new to the Fforum.), so the budgie smugglers surprised me somewhat at first!
As it seems to have got warmer, I brought some white wine (and wine glasses), Camembert and biscuits. Is anyone interested?
The crickets, blowflies and wasps that bunyip brought all seem to want to settle on the steak also brought by bunyip. Perhaps we can make them them fly away by repeatedly opening and closing geg's parasol near them?
Mo problem, Marit, I know it's a rather girly-sounding nic. I didn't really choose it, more like inherited it.
My appearance - if you imagine a composite of all the actors who've played James Bond and subtract a composite of all the actors who've been The Doctor, then the result would be nothing at all like me, but different.
Oh, and the last time I actually wore budgie smugglers would have been at High School in 1963.
<Settles back with beer and listens to birds going @#$%& in the trees.>