February 18, 2006

Proof (80 proof, actually) and the B4B Finalists

The Lungus is lingering. A lingering Lungus. I have to do the audiotape version of Between, Georgia next week, so I am being so gentle with myself. I wouldn't say I am SICK, but I am not 100%. So. I am coddling myself because I CANNOT relapse next week. The whole coddling process is beginning to smell like SPOILING, it is vile, you would tut and tut to see how I am LAZING about watching Netflixed TV by the complete season and slurping up soup.

BUT HEY. It isn't all tea cakes and princess-y basking. I am also grunt-pumping this HORRIBLE tea that is supposed to seriously soothe the throat membranes and make you a good audio book reader. The packaging (and a professional audio book reader) says this tea is made from medicinal organic herbs that "promote throat health." Judging by the taste, these herbs include cave mold and essence of rat butt.

IN OTHER NEWS -- the guy who threw the INFAMOUS straretto Party took the Straretto to work, set the bottle ON the Xerox machine, and hit COPY. He them mailed me the page. IT WAS NOT DE KUYPER'S so this may be why I could not find it. At any rate, I am NOT hallucinating alcoholic beverages, so don't you ALL feel ASHAMED for secretly thinking that I was? You KNOW you were. You KNOW you were thinking, "She's finally snapped..." As punishment, you have to come over and drink some of this tea.


In final news before I go back to lolling about saying, "Scott....I've felt better...and I begin TAPING on TUESDAY....do you perhaps think you can bring me a piping hot mug of Basil Tomato Bisque? And put in the third DVD from DARK ANGEL SEASON 2?" I want to tell you that Betsy from My WHim Is Law has chosen the 5 finlists for B4B, and those URLS have been forwarded to M.J. Rose so she can pick the winner of a signed copy of her international bestseller, The Delilah Complex.

The finilists in no particular order:

Cynical Optimism: Welcome to the club

through these glasses: Sugarbee's World

Red Shoe Rambling: The Blonde Tanya Club

Beach Treasure: Clubs

You're my favorite: We Are LUPEC

Posted by joshilyn at February 18, 2006 4:46 PM

Oh Peach, I'd come over and drink the tea with you, but the commute is just a teensy bit too far for me to make this weekend, even though it is a long one. But just think - your throat will stay so healthy in a decided effort to avoid having to put up with any more of that tea!

Posted by: Fran at February 18, 2006 9:23 PM

Cool that you have proof of Staretto. Although I still don't understand why it didn't show up on any searches, since it obviously exists. Google, you let us down!

And thank you, Betsy, for choosing my B4B post as one of this month's finalists. :::beam:::

(Psssttt...Joss, the title of mine is listed wrong though. It should be "The Blonde Tanya Club".)

Posted by: DebR at February 18, 2006 11:04 PM

OK... you weren't hallucinating. I bow down before you, reeking with contrition. Although -- ummm, could I request that Google drink the essence of rat butt tea instead of me? After all, Google LIED to me and told me this booze was a figment of your fermented imagination. And I believed it... b/c I know what fermented imagination can do. (and by the way - Google is still lying. Count yourself special. You drank the only bottle of Straretto in existence!

Posted by: dragonfly at February 18, 2006 11:49 PM

I'm delighted to be a finalist!

And Joss, you can totally be Elephant's Daydream. I love Amarula - I had it for the first time when I was in Africa three years ago and mmmmmmmmm. It's awesome in milkshakes too.

Posted by: Allison at February 19, 2006 11:01 AM

Okay, I'll cough up the dollar I bet you, as long as you promise not to spend it tipping at the Clermont. Hardy har!

I could use some Straretto in my coffee right now...

Posted by: Karen Abbott at February 19, 2006 12:11 PM

I never had a moment of doubt.

Posted by: Cornelia Read at February 19, 2006 12:13 PM

Congrats to the finalists! Woo-hoo!

Posted by: Edgy Mama at February 19, 2006 8:28 PM

Ohhh. *That* Straretto. Yeah, I knew about that one. I thought you were talking about a different Straretto. I feel so silly. La la la.

Congrats to the finalists!

Posted by: Contrary at February 20, 2006 4:33 PM

Let me tell you this - I would have *rather* picked eight from a list of eighty-zillion than to have to pick five from eight! Oh, the agony it provoked - especially when I had to pick from eight gems, no less...

(...and of course, I now have Schoolhouse Rock's 'Figure Eight' running through my head as a not-too-unpleasant earworm. Except for that whole 'thin ice' bit...)

Posted by: Betsy at February 20, 2006 6:55 PM