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Marilee J. Layman

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09:25 pm: Rain and Light
Just as I got ready to go out, it rained, poured, rained, and then sprinkled, which is when I actually left. I had to buy a bubble envelope at Giant, so I went there first and then packed some beads to send to a friend and stopped by the post office. I came home and unloaded and put away groceries and then went back up to the shop to leave the van so the light could be fixed. The manager took a quick look at the shop and said he'd take it in, they could probably do it then. When he came back out, he said the front right signal light had been corroded in place, so it's probably the original one. I would have been fine with them having the van tomorrow, since Lucila is coming and I'll be home, but it's nice to have it here, too.

Lucila stopped by to see if it was okay if she came at 4:30pm tomorrow instead of 11am and of course that was fine with me! Her son is out of school and he thinks my house is boring (reasonably) and her husband will be home by then to care for him. I would have happily taken an afternoon time to begin with!

Last night's Masterpiece Theatre Mystery was the second episode of Inspector Lewis and a character mentioned reading Arthur C. Clarke. This had to have been done before he died, so not a hommage, just a word to the wise. But a woman said "Yes, he was in prison, but he's out now. He's a rogue, a lad, but he's my bit of a lad!" Would one of my UKan readers please define that version of lad? I'm guessing not entirely lawful? I didn't figure out the murderer until about halfway through, which is very good. L&O:CI and In Plain Sight both gave away the criminal near the beginning.

I'm throwing a baby shower for the first time in decades. Fortunately, since it's in conjunction with bookgroup next month, it's not too complicated. I sent email to the folks in the group, gave them the registry URL (and told them that of course, they can give whatever they want) and told them we'd just have cake and presents, since we still want to talk about the book. The two are having a baby almost exactly nine months from getting married, but we won't joke about fertility. I hope. I'm actually thinking of cupcakes which don't require plates and forks. I ordered a couple of small things from the registry, but I also ordered yarn for a blankie. I expect to finish my BFAC project tonight.

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From:green_knight
Date:July 1st, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
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'bit of a lad', let's see...

Likes to drink, goes to the pub regularly, might have casual sex, definitely has a mouth on him. It's more descriptive than derogatory; 'rogue' is much stronger (and I haven't heard that used). A woman can be 'one of the lads', meaning she goes down the pub and plays pool with them rather than drinking with girlfriends. 'A lad' usually describes someone who isn't actiing responsibly, this can go well into middle-age, and usually has strong working-class undertones.

Nothing unlawful involved, though after-hour drinking or pranks might be.
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From:mjlayman
Date:July 1st, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Oh, thanks! That makes more sense.
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From:marykaykare
Date:July 1st, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)

Completely OT

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I got the card yesterday! Thank you so much.

MKK
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From:mjlayman
Date:July 1st, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Completely OT

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Happy Birthday! I hope it's a great day!
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