Friday, 17 September 2010

Something Pretty To Look At Whilst I'm Doing Something Else...

My last post was a little miserable, and as I'm not updating on a regular basis, I thought that the least I could do was to leave my blog looking pretty and cheerful.
So here is a pic of my Auntie Kiki; it was taken by her handyman, whose name was Ray.



Auntie Kiki was lucky with her choice of photographer. Sadly MJ and I cannot say the same, and we've had to make do with Mr Beastie's handiwork.
Anyhow... I must get back to the fevered scribbling....

74 comments:

xl said...

Miss Scarlet, I love classic music-inspired art!

Eryl said...

I was just thinking about you, having noticed I hadn't noticed you at the top of my sidebar lately, and now here you are: hurrah!

I do hope your scribbling isn't too fevered and you are able to get out and take a constitutional (as my father-in-law used to call a walk) each day, XXX

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr XL: That's all very Floydian.

Eryl: I have quite a routine going and it does include exercise!
It's hard this writing lark, isn't it? I keep changing my mind... but I mustn't rewrite until I've done the first draft. I reckon I'll finish the first draft sometime next March... but I've been a bit lazy today.

Sx

nick said...

Oh dear, the cosmetic surgery wasn't too skilful, you can still see the joins everywhere. They'll distract everyone from her virtuoso violin playing.

Scarlet Blue said...

Nick: It was during the pioneer days of plastic surgery. Poor Auntie Kiki, she had to have it done after she'd spent too long reclining on a radiator.
Sx

MJ said...

I have not yet forgiven Beast for giving me that horrible hairdo.

May I borrow Auntie Kiki's turban?

Scarlet Blue said...

MJ: It's worrying to think of the time and effort that Mr Beastie spent on that hairdo, isn't it? Of course you may borrow the turban.
Sx

fairyhedgehog said...

Very pretty! I'm glad you're keeping at the scribbling. I hope it goes well for you.

Scarlet Blue said...

Fairyhedgehog: It's flipping hardwork some days... and other days it just happens by itself. I've found that the trick is to turn up at the keyboard and not go blogging.... Oops...
Sx

Pat said...

Turbans are back. Very becoming on Auntie Kiki aka snake hips.
Good luck with the writing.

63mago said...

Kiki had a good diet ...

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Mags: She was breathing in for this shot...
Sx

Dave said...

Don't let me distract you. I'll just sit here in the corner, and breath very quietly.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: Remember: in, out, in, out... or somesuch movement...
Sx

absurdoldbird said...

She looks like she should have very tuneful innards!
:)

Val

nick said...

I just hope you won't feel the need to do a Jonathan Franzen and cut off all internet access in order to complete your literary debut.

mapstew said...

I like a girl with nice 'f' holes! :¬)

Carry on.

xxx

Kerrie said...

Aunite kiki clearly works out.
P.S someone should tell her they call that sort of back tatoo a tramp stamp. I too am a tramp.

Macy said...

Ah glad to see Aunt Kiki found a good use for her handyman!

TechnoBabe said...

I'm so proud of you for your dedication and also for taking care of yourself while writing. Good for you.

Wow, that was awkward said...

Is she a plumber?

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I didn't notice that your last post was of the miserable type. Perhaps this is a byproduct of my having spent so many years in NYC. Misery seems normal, so we don't notice it so much.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Does your Auntie Kiki have three sisters of varying size and they all go out of an evening to entertain the well-to-do?

Joanna Cake said...

"I've found that the trick is to turn up at the keyboard and not go blogging"
I am the same. I have to use my computer for my new business too and it is so easy to get distracted. I've also found that I have a tendency to sit down and only get up again five hours later. Im trying to incorporate a few minutes of yoga here and there but when you're on a roll... x

kyknoord said...

Kiki? She's a dead ringer for Aunt Viola.

Madame DeFarge said...

I do hope the problem is being less problematic these days and that all is well enough with you. Take care.

eroswings said...

What a fantastic foto of Auntie Kiki! Lucky, lucky handyman!

Well, at least Beast gave you and MJ a nice convertible to go cruising in.

Congrats on the writing and all the other good things that are keeping you busy!

Whirlochre said...

Oooh, I have that headwrap on my bed...

BEAST said...

Auntie Kiki is showing more builders cleavage than Miss MJ !

Happy Frog and I said...

It is always lovely to have a post appear from you, but your writing project comes first of course. I hope it is going well. :-)

French Fancy... said...

It is taking me so long getting thru my favourite blogs these days (my roving broadband thing is very unreliable and I'm working a lot of hours now) that I am very grateful you are not updating too frequently.

I'm also happy that you are not feeling so problem-laden. Keep writing.

Roses said...

Have a big sucky kiss for cracking on with your writing.

Blogging is the only writing I'm doing at the moment. So kudos to you.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Judging by the hip-to-shoulder ratio, am I right in thinking that this is the Aunt Kiki who used to be Uncle Sigismund before that package holiday to Morocco?

Scarlet Blue said...

I will be back to reply directly - have a bit of a busy day in store...
Sx

MJ said...

I would suggest skipping over Beast's comment when you return, Miss Scarlet.

Oh and is "busy day" code for something?

Mitzi said...

B&W photographs can be very forgiving especially to those with mottled skin tones.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dollybird: Someone strummed on her harp chords.

Nick: Cutting off internet access is helpful... I will be gone tomorrow...

Mr Maps: Goodness!! Auntie Kiki used to blow a mean trumpet.

Kerry: Tramp stamp: the brand of the Diva!

Macy: Every girl needs a multi-purpose handyman. Preferably a rich one to boot.

Techybabes: I will get back to my dedication tomorrow - I've had a lazy few days.

Mr Awkward: She certainly knows what to do with a firm pair of plumms, so I suppose the answer's Yes.

Mr Banish: Not so much miserable as worrying!

Mr Devide: How did you know? They are all well versed in every aspect of the performing arts. They even know The Spoons Movement in D minor.

Ms Cakes: I prefer mini-rolls and bite size chunks!

Mr Kinky: You she hear her getting it on with Mr Fiddle...

Madame D: I have diminished the problem and feel much better now! Thank you.

Mr Swings: Yes, I really can't complain about the convertible... it's what he's made me do with action man's horse that's concerned me...

Mr Whirly: Is this really the best place to disclose your bedroom antics???? Hmmmmm????

Mr Beastie: I've been told to ignore you.
*ignores Mr Beastie*

Happy Froggy: Guilt, guilt, guilt!!!
I will be back on it tomorrow.

Mrs Fancy: I will be back to my project tomorrow... for various reasons I have been a little side-tracked since Friday!

Roses: I know, I must get on. I reached over 15,000 words and decided that more cake was needed and then one thing led to another... there were trips to the sea-side for fish and chips... then visitors... more cake... but back to the routine tomorrow.

Kev: Almost! She used to be Uncle Ken from Plymouth, before the package removal in Blackpool.

MJ: I have ignored Mr Beastie.
Busy day is code for something nice!

Mitzi: Indeed, even sausage thighs look seductive in the cool hues of B&W.
Not that I'd know.

Sxx

xl said...

"will get back to my dedication tomorrow"

I misread that as "medication." Sorry.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr XL: Sounds about right!
Sx

EmmaK said...

darling not too much fevered scribbling! You'll end up with carpal tunnel syndrome

Mark Sanderson said...

She's very slender in the waist. Too slender.

KEVIN JACKSON said...

ten at a time ten at a time ten at a time ten ata tim ete n ata timete atatime& 80 thou w. w. no sweat to splatter down A Kiki's china spine twixt tramp stamps (and thanx for that whoeveritwasRespect (what a sheltered life I lead) -) Suck deadlines, miss targets, don't worry about the animals they can hoof for themselves, hang the help, ditch the fone doan blog or undress for sex 'n' no time flat there'll be your gleaming book. Can I come to the award do? I would post this anon but you've thought of that.

Scarlet Blue said...

Emmak: Not much scribbling, fevered or otherwise, going on here at the moment... just a bloody great hangover...

Mr Marks: Indeed.. I think Aunt Kiki had a 2cm waist.

Mr Kevin: I am a disgrace. The gleaming book has stalled... I was doing so well... and then life invites you to a perty.. or even a party... but a perty sounds pretty good fun as well...
I will ease myself back into my routine.

Sxx

KEVIN JACKSON said...

A gleaming stall is no disgrace, not a breakdown, nothing a bit of pert can't fix.

63mago said...

HELLO! HOW are you FEEEELING? :)

Scarlet Blue said...

SSSSHHHHHHHHHHH.
SX

63mago said...

You mentioned ripping your clothes off and running naked through the blogosphere over at big Dave's ... I'm taking a frontseat.

Scarlet Blue said...

I am also waiting for Big Dave to rip his shirt off and whip like a sheet of lightening through these pages...
Pass the pop-corn, Mr Mags.
Sx

Heff said...

She has gorgeous F'holes. I'll bet she needs and accoustic tune up, but I'd rather PLUG HER IN !!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Is the clothes-ripping and running about naked something to do with the invite to the perty?

CyberPete said...

How about a photo of your studly uncle Brad or someone else who's really hot while we wait? It was my 25th birthday not so long ago after all.

Dave said...

Brrrr. It's cold in here, isn't it?

*Puts clothes back on. Gives Scarlet a hand with hers*

Scarlet Blue said...

Heff: I bet you would.

Kev: There's always a perty in this box.

Pete: It was my 25th birthday not soooo long ago, as well.

Dave: Indeed, it is so chilly that everything is perty.
I will go and warm up some logs.

Sxx

Dave said...

That's better. Shall we have another run around, or did you want to have another nibble on my chocolate-covered nuts?

Scarlet Blue said...

I'm a little full with nuts. Can I have a coffee creme?
Sx

Dave said...

I'm sorry, I've sucked all the soft-centres dry.

Scarlet Blue said...

...okay, then have you got a stick of rock?
Sx

Dave said...

No, I'm just pleased to see you.

Scarlet Blue said...

I think everyone else has forgotten about me :0(
Even Mr Mags.
Sx

Dave said...

Perhaps you need to do a new post. Or put up a picture of you in your leather cat-suit.

Scarlet Blue said...

...time to get my chest out perhaps?
Sx

xl said...

If you visit me, Miss Scarlet, I will make a Frito Pie for you!

Scarlet Blue said...

...Is that like a chip butty?
Sx

Dave said...

Yes please!

You could make this a pay-to-view site in that case. Particularly if it's a C17 oak one.

Scarlet Blue said...

...that'd get Rog a little over excited, I fear.
Sx

63mago said...

Trallalalalaaaa ... Scarlet, darling! Yuhuu!

Dave said...

I'm glad we had this little chat yesterday evening - I had a dream about you last night. Best kiss I've ever had. I'll draw a veil over the rest.

nick said...

Oh no, we haven't forgotten about you. We're just busy with domestic chores. Polishing the silverware, ironing the doilies, laundering the anti-macassars. We squeeze in a little blogging if there's a spare moment before blowing out the candle and retiring to the bed-chamber.

Scarlet Blue said...

Hello Boys!!!
...I know a good ad about that...
I will have a post for next week... at the moment it's nothing more than a disjointed draft.
Sx

xl said...

Miss Scarlet, MJ is a witch! I fear she will turn me into a toad!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Are we having a poll about the leather catsuit?

63mago said...

Leather cat suite? Will there be a latex version too?

Dave said...

Scarlet, in case you won't show us it, I'm posting a copy of the photo of you in the catsuit next Saturday, in my sporting pics series. We all know what a good sport you are.

Scarlet Blue said...

...so now you want me sprawled on a leather cat suite...
So who's going to buy the suite for me?
I would be most chuffed... or chaffed..?
Sx

It's a confusing day today...