Daily Archives: January 7, 2013



                                                               Alabama 42-Notre Dame 14!

Yes, my favorite team won the equivalent of college football’s Super Bowl for the second year in a row and the third time in the last four years. Needless to say, it’s a happy Monday night chez fedoralady.


                                                         ROLLLLLLLLL TIDE ROLLLLLLLLLLLL!

Blue Monday arrives again


But it’s the sort of blue I truly hope you will like.  Original photos courtesy of RANet & RA Central.BeFunky_Cyanotype_5








So are the Days of our Felines’ Lives . . .



Like sands through the litter box–er, hour glass–so are the days of our kitty cats’ lives.*
It’s not all sleeping, eating and answering the call of Mother Nature for our girls.
Now there appears to be a sort of love triangle that has sprung up between Thumper Cat, Little Thorin and the newest arrival, Plush Thorin. I dearly hope it shall not come to blows—but it is feeling a tad soap opera-ish chez fedoralady.

*There is a long-running American daytime soap opera called “Days of Our Lives” that we used to watch during summer vacation and other school breaks. Each episode began with a voice-over solemnly intoning, “Like sands through the hourglass, so–are the days of our lives . . .”


The Beautiful One Makes My Head Birl: The TAE Word (and vid!!) of the Day


Birl: (verb) (1) to spin or cause to rotate; (2) Chiefly in Northern US lumbering–to cause a floating log to rotate rapidly by treading upon it; (3) British–to rotate or move rapidly. Informal–to spend money freely. Informal–to gamble.

(noun) British informal–to attempt; to gamble.

I saw this Word of the Day in my inbox this week and when I saw the word “spin” and looked at images of Mr. Armitage, I could only think of how the man makes my poor head spin. Or should I say, my head positively birls. Or at least it feel likes it is!

When I consider the amount of dosh I have splashed out on various Thorin/Hobbit-related items, I also feel as if I’ve done some birling there, too. Mon Dieu!

So this weekend I made another fanvid, set to the instrumental “Right Round” to celebrate the delightful dizziness Mr. Armitage brings on in our heads (and hearts). Enjoy the whirl of the birl!