Sunday, November 09, 2008

So, Hi There

Having just spent approximately 800 years trying to fix this layout, I'm giving up in disgust and just saying Hi.


I missed you.

So much has happened, and I totally meant to hop on the NaBloPoMo bandwagon again this year, but I blew it, so we'll just have to see how it goes.

For my triumphant return, I would like to share with you the story of my beagle, the oil baroness.

Every New Years, Thomas and I have a party. It used to always be a Fondue party (or as Thomas calls it, Fun-due), but more recently we've been having Ugly Sweater Parties for New Years instead. Anyway, I think the last time we had a full blown fondue New Years was two years ago. And that's how long the huge jug of peanut oil that we bought and barely used has been sitting on my back porch.

Frankly, I'd grown fond of the jug. It was like my personal thermometer or something. Every morning when I let the dogs out, I'd check the oil. Frozen? Need a sweater. Not frozen? 3/4 sleeves ok. It was just a fixture, like the tree that randomly grew up through the porch. Annoying, but finally just part of the landscape.

Anyway, we went on a mad porch/yard cleaning spree before holding an oyster roast last Saturday, and Thomas tried to throw the jug away. And the plastic that had endured two winters on my porch... well... shattered. So, not all of it shattered, thank God, just the top of it, and we covered it up with plastic bags and vowed that as soon as we got a hard freeze and the oil froze again, we'd get rid of it somehow.

Flash forward to my Beagle, who is suddenly hiding under the house all the time. WTF? Why is she doing this? And she won't come out, even when I offer cheese. I keep having to get a flashlight and go after her. And why is her head so gross and oily?

Because she's been under the porch, rolling around in (and eating, I'm sure) 2 years old peanut oil.



Thomas Brock said...

Hi, Meg.

We missed you too.

How's Wilmington?

Amanda said...

yay, you're back! hi!

Andrea Q. said...

Welcome back! New layout looks great. :)

Megs said...

I'm back! Thomas! It's so good to hear from you again... see, I think I've missed this more than I knew. And Amanda! Have you moved blogs? I went looking for you today and I couldn't find your content?

Wilmington is well, and I am well, and happy to be blogging again.

velocibadgergirl said...

I like what you've done with the place, and WELCOME BACK!! :D

Megs said...

Andrea!! Velocibadgergirl!! *dances*

ashley said...

Megs! I was so very happy to see the Incredible Edible is back on board! Cheers to peanut oil for bring you back to the blogsophere!!

Amanda said...

I shut down my public content after deciding I was profoundly uncomfortable with having 8-ish years of deeply personal ramblings on the internet. Still writing on livejournal (mostly locked.) Will do something with ageoldsongs soon, probably some much less personal writing. But I am still lurking around everywhere and reading! =)

Megs said...

I'm really glad you're still around. And I know what you mean--what inner filter you use when blogging is kind of ever-changing, and it is very weird to think that this stuff doesn't ever go away. Unless you take it away, of course.

Can I friend you on LJ? I understand if you feel weird about that. I was just always very interested in your writing.

Amanda said...

You are more than welcome to! I would love to keep most of my current readers; it is a shame everyone doesn't have a livejournal account because I do hate excluding people I like. the need for filtering has more to do with trying to avoid being found by the "IRL" people. Which would be nawesome.