Friday, June 22, 2007

Lucia Friday Night Free For All

Fancy some conversation tonight?

What else would you do on the shortest day of the year?

I mean, really?

37 comment(s):

Shout Above The Noise said...

I see the latest post over at tbr.cc, shows Ian Wishart has got even more info on the cops...

bruddah said...

hello peoples :P

Andrei said...

What else would you do on the shortest day of the year?

Aren't you supposed to paint yourself blue, wear stag antlers and bay at the moon or something?

As for me I have just celebrated it by changing a flat tyre in a snow storm in the dark.

Oh joy

fugley said...

For me, I'm sitting warm as at my desk, building a new web site and laughing like a drain at the stupidity of the current Polish govt and its attitude to Germany.

'WE only want back what you took from us" :-)

bruddah said...

was thinking about driving down to timaru but don't feel like freezing my nuts off

Lucia Maria said...

Fugley, are you trying to provoke something on what is supposed to be a friendly thread?

Oswald Bastable said...

I'm hoping I get to stay inside tonight.

Almost had a van blown across to my side of the road tonight- winds are gusting to 130k.

Anonymous said...

http://patterico.com/2007/06/21/tax-tip-of-the-day-always-order-your-coffee-to-go-in-california/

Apparently you should always order your coffee "to go" in California. Even if you drink it on the premises.

Otherwise they charge you tax.

KG said...

good evening, people.
Not much wind just up the road here, Oswald.
Keeping warm by arguing about Aborigines over at A Western Heart here. And eating a banana sandwich for dinner.

Oswald Bastable said...

WE get the wind, you get the bogans.

I think we get the better deal!

Barnsley Bill said...

eating my first home grown pineapple up here in the bay of islands. Has been hellish cold here today. It got down as low as 10 in the shade.
on a more sombre note... where is murray, has anybody heard what is going on ?

Barnsley Bill said...

Oh yeah... good evening everybody.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Beautiful dining room Lucyna and I see that Zentiger has dressed for the occassion.
I bet those table clothes will get very dirty, especially if oswald has got the wind, KG is eating sandwiches, and ScrubOne has coffee to go.
Its cold and wet in Auckland too.
And we had some nasty showers in Waiewera.

DarrenG

Oswald Bastable said...

Now the rain has arrived and according to the doppler it will get much worse...

Anonymous said...

I only take coffee to go when in California.

Oswald Bastable said...

The picture reminds me of Grimsby's in Christchurch (it isn't)

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Evening Oslwald.
I went to the Sign of the Takahe restaurant in cashmere and interviewed the chef/owner there and he had lots of medievil stuff but I don't think this is it either. But Lucyna has chosen well.

Oswald Bastable said...

Never got to the Takahe.

Got pissed in the remains of the Sign of the Bellbird though!

ZenTiger said...

So, what do you think of my codpiece?

Anonymous said...

It would frost a Kanuck's ass in Otago tonight. Snowed in. Took pity on the dogs and let them inside. Showed their gratitude with flatulence. They look bewildered when you fire them out again.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

It looks bigger that the one Paul Holmes almost got his mouth around when interviewed by that naughty radio station.
And it looks like it is in your hands, naughty boy!

Anonymous said...

Zen you would need to line that one with batts or similar tonight....

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Talking of codpieces, I think it's time I dashed to the chippie for a bit of Terakahi.
I may be on line later but don't get too drunk without me.
You mailnanders should try some mulled wine tonight.

Lucia Maria said...

The picture is of a Scottish castle dungeon done up to be a dining room. Sets the mood quite nicely, I think.

Anonymous said...

Is it meant to compliment the Scots cuisine?

Lucia Maria said...

No, it's to hide the weather. You can look at a scene like that and it doesn't matter that your roof is about to blow off and that there are drafts you didn't notice until tonight. And the lights keep flickering menacingly. That's why I chose it.

Lucia Maria said...

George, it took a while. I get what you were saying now. Scots cuisine bad, therefore eat it in a dungeon? See, I have no idea. All I know about Scots cuisine is haggis, and enough to know to stay away from it.

Anonymous said...

My word Scots cuisine is fantastic. Look up stovies, clootie dumplings,bridies and combine it with a wee dram....enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Just a dig. I have an affinity with the cooking of Nick Nairn.

Probably genetic

Anonymous said...

Good idea about the dram. I might go send one down to whar many mair hae gun.

Anonymous said...

Good on you George. Ahhh the pleasure of a good single malt...priceless

ZenTiger said...

Note to self. Never let rust build up.

ZenTiger said...

Did someone mention glenfiddich?

Arcspark said...

ahh Zen, Glenfiddich is an inferior beast compared to the peaty delights of Laphroiag

ZenTiger said...

Looks like my duty free shopping list is growing then.

Anonymous said...

Invest in as many litres of Bowmore 17 yr old Single Malt as you can afford, or rake the cash up for.

Don't share it.

Under its spell a bleak Otago night becomes tropic and pleasant.

ZenTiger said...

I get three litres. That's a litre of each. And then an impartial testing session, over several nights. I'll blog the results if I don't ruin my liver.

Don't share? Impossible. But if I open the bottles on a night no one visits, well, that's not my fault.

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