Thursday, November 13, 2008

And in my nightmares ...

Never mind all this insert Tab F in Slot G and glue at Point H and where are the batteries and have you got the sticky tape, this is what Christmas chez la famille Pav is going to be like if somebody* doesn't get a wriggle on.

*Looking at you, sisters




10 comments:

innercitygarden said...

I asked my Mum the other day if there was anything I could bring on Christmas Day. She said it would be good if I got there early to rearrange the chairs.

Which I'm trying very hard not to read as a less than ringing endorsement of my bikkie baking skills.

lucy tartan said...

That's American food on that plate all right. My innards are shrivelling just looking at it.

Fine said...

Cup Week seems to usher in the onset of Christmas nowadays. Time now goes into a rapid downhill skid of work deadlines, present buying, Christmas parties and stress. I love Boxing Day.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Oh yes, Ms Tartan. Processed "meat", in-flight crackers and radioactive cheese.

You''ll notice the kitteh hasn't touched it. I once called the vet in a panic when I saw Madam snuffling around in the snail bait (this was in the tortoiseshells' brief 'inside/outside cat' period) and the vet said 'Don't worry, they're extremely careful about what they eat. Cats are very smart. It's dogs you have to worry about.'

The Devil Drink said...

You don't have to prepare a bottle of sparkling white or a barbecue-suitable cabsav.
Therefore drinking superior to eating, QED.

Pavlov's Cat said...

DD, I have always believed this myself. My idea of going on a diet is drinking a lot of champagne, which makes me not feel like eating. It kills a number of birds with one flute.

The Devil Drink said...

One flute? You can do better than that.
And a champagne diet is a valid diet. It's not what "nutritionists" or "doctors" would recommend, but it's a diet nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

Is it still a diet if its your steady diet, or is that a staple diet. Or am I making this up? My only problem is that the children don't drink champagne, and may expect presents.
Tyaakian

Pavlov's Cat said...

DD, I meant 'one glass' rather than 'one glassful'. I refer you to James Thurber's essay about grammar, Miss Groby, and the Container for the Thing Contained.

'My only problem is that the children don't drink champagne, and may expect presents.'

Well you haven't trained them properly, obvs. I am reminded (as I so often am) of a line of Fran Lebovitz's: 'Children, even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, tend to be sticky. One can only assume that this has something to do with not smoking enough.'

Elsewhere007 said...

A cheese platter or a lolcat? I guess the latter will be cheaper.

(Btw, Lulu has chomped on rodent bait and lived to tell the tale. Foolhardy rather than smart?)