Lunch, Part II, Plus Some Chick Stuff

Friday, February 29, 2008

I had lunch with Hot Blogger Anne yesterday, and here is our required photographic evidence. As usual, Anne was thoughtful, funny and gracious. She's a Good Egg, and I'm glad serendipity (or Scalzi - whatever) brought us together. We're starting to make plans for Denvention 3.

::Rubs hands together gleefully::

Here commences the Chick Stuff.

You'll also note I finally took the plunge and cut my hair. I'm still wrestling it into submission, so I haven't decided if I like or not. I have decided I'm bored with the blond look, though, so I'll be changing the color this weekend to flame red. I love red hair. Of course I'll be keeping the Heinlein red at least through WorldCon, since RAH is the Ghost of Honor.

And for you men? Here you go:

20 comments:

Anne C. said...

Oooh, trebuchet. Sweet.

Loved lunching with you, as usual! ;)

Cindi in CO said...

Well.

I must say that looking at this photo was very much like looking in a mirror for me.

People have always said we look alike, but I haven't always seen it.

I can definately see it here.

We're cute!

vince said...

ThinkGeek has a model trebuchet yfor sale. They do, however, recommend "Don't use anything living as a target or projectile."

Shees, that takes all the fun out of it.

Janiece Murphy said...

Cindi, we look like cute trebuchets?

hehe.

Vince, I got the pic from trebuchet.com. They rock. Or they throw rocks. Or something.

John the Scientist said...

Vince - they didn't rule out "recently residing in the alimentary canal of a living thing", so flaming fresh cow shit is still in.

Anyone else do the bag of fresh cow shit on fire / ring doorbell and run thing when they were a kid?

(Only recommended at houses with concrete porches where the owner doesn't keep a Mossberg full of rocksalt next to the door).

Jim Wright said...

Man stuff:
John, I knew I liked you, but the fact that you even know what a Mossberg is just clinches it. And for the record I keep a Mossberg MIL-500A Stainless in the shop, loaded with 00 and slugs just in case a moose or bear wanders in (a very real probability, I had two in the yard yesterday while talking to Nathan on the phone). If you're teaching shotgun, there's nothing better - because the safety is on top, where I can see it from a distance.

Trebuchet: last year for 'medieval days' at my son's elementary school I built a working model. Ammunition was marshmallows - or in our case, a bag of stale, hard marshmallows :) That thing will throw a marshmallow about 50 ft. I also built an Onager ('Kicking Ass') catapult. That will throw a marshmallow about 35 ft.

Yeah, we ruled the playground - until it started to rain and ruined the ammo.

Chick stuff:
Janiece, I like your hair. Red will be the perfect finishing touch.

And it's the week for lunch with fellow UCFers - Tania and I are having lunch today in Anchorage. Beer and pizza, watch the news - there may be, uh, news.

Janiece Murphy said...

I'll post the flaming red pics next week some time, provided I like it...

Michelle K said...

Janiece,

I LOVE your hair!

Cute! Cuter! Cutest!

And I LOVE the picture of the trebuchet!

I keep thinking I'll order one from but then think of something better to do with the money.

But it really would be a FANTASTIC thing to have on my porch during football season, as all the drunks go by.

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, I may get you one for your birthday, because the mental picture of you flinging projectiles from your porch at the drunken football revelers is making me laugh my ass off.

John the Scientist said...

Dude, I have basically the same shotgun - Mossberg 500 Mariner galvanized steel.

Michelle K said...

YIPPEE!

Heck, you can ALL come sit on my porch and watch the drunks during football season! It's great fun! We'll even provide beverages of your choice!

PLUS? We have wireless, so you can blog about it as you do it!

(laugh)

(My mother-in-law's husband really enjoys sitting on my deck and watching the drunks. It's almost amazing how early they start some days.)

Nathan said...

I must be having trouble following simple conversations today.

I just had the mental image of someone flinging flaming red hair at Jim, Tania and a Moose. And the moose was drinking beer.

I may need to go back to sleep for a while.

Janiece Murphy said...

Nathan, perhaps we should fling flaming red hair at an intoxicated Domino's Pizza Delivery Guy.

MWT said...

Ooo... trebuchet.

Cindi in CO said...

Guy stuff:

My husband has a Winchester Mossberg 30-30. He says they're quite rare, and that not everybody knows that Winchester and Mossberg teamed up to manufacture this gun. He paid $150.00 for it at an estate sale.

Whatever.

vince said...

Anyone else do the bag of fresh cow shit on fire / ring doorbell and run thing when they were a kid?


Yes. Good thing that the statue of limitations has run out.

Michelle - sitting on your deck flinging flaming fresh cow shit at drunks sounds like much fun. It's a plan.

Jim - what a great dad. You rock!

Michelle K said...

Well, it wasn't necessarily going to be flaming cow poo...

Although I do have a friend who gives me shit every spring.

I come home, and there's a bag of aged horse manure for my garden!

Jeri said...

Again, great picture! I like the short cut, very flattering and lots of attitude. (I'm at the age now where I wonder whether my cut makes me look matronly... then I realize I do that anyway regardless.)

And nice trebuchet. The youngest built one as his semester project in tech ed but it kept collapsing upon use. Small engineering issue. ;)

Tania said...

Awesome pictures, hot chicks and siege engines. Yeah!!

I have Lego trebuchets of various styles I use to fling cat toys across the place. We all have fun with that.

I'm not sure what type of shotgun I have, and I'm too lazy to go look. I can tell you the shells - 00, slug, flare, repeat. That sequence should handle anything I'd need to use the "house gun" on.

Carol Elaine said...

I've got nothing to say about trebuchets or Mossbergs ot leaving flaming poo on anyone's doorstep, so I'm just gonna go all girly and say:

Janiece, I LOVE the new cut. You were already hawt, but this just makes you hawtter. And the red color? You'll be too hawt for any room.