Cowart's Common Room

Today is Monday, May 17, 2010.

Since all the night Owls have flown from their perch, it's time for Bear to take over and get you going for another day.

YES ExclamationExclamationExclamation

And today, Bear is feeling disgustingly cheery. Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes I don't know why. I have to be back up at 6:00 ayem (local time in "the colony") to be at an ethics meeting, prepared to say something intelligent (or to at least look intelligent). But, sadly, in a world where appearance is often more important than reality, Bear has this one under control. NO, I'm not sinister; I just know "the rules." Now, whether "the rules" are ethical, or in what sense they might be ethical . . . well, that's a different story. It's too early in the morning for me to be fogging your heads with a dissertation on the relative merits of utilitarianism vs deontology. Right? (Thought so. Wink)

All this hot weather is tough on a Bear with a big fur coat. Today's high in our part of the Canadian hinterland is 29C, or about 84F. And, yes, it was snowing a couple of weeks ago; you did remember correctly. The only thing I can suggest is that you won't understand it until you've lived in it. Not that living in it will make it more sensible; you'll just become very good, when people talk about the weather, at saying, "Whatever!"

Seems that the Icelanders' volcano is "doing it" to air travel for the British and Irish. And the Thai army is going to be "doing it" to peaceful protesters who want accountable government. Bad news all around!

Tea is Scottish Breakfast, and there is real home-made shortbread in the biscuit tins. (I won't name the baker, today.) If you want to leave some biscuits/cookies for the early risers, send me a PM when you put them in the fridge, and I'll put them in the tins when I open up the skool early in the morning. I'll even give you credit!

Hope you have a grand day!

Posted at 17th May 2010 - 04:34AM   Posted by Rob-bear   GOOD MORNING! Comments: 9

Just to be clear you put the biscuits in the fridge when you bring them. You don't put the early risers in the fridge. I'll deal with the early risers.

Sheesh ExclamationExclamationExclamation Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Rob-bear on 17th May 2010 at 04:39AM

Sumarell's Avatar Very glad you are feeling cheery Bear. And thank you - I love home-made shortbread. Hope the meeting went well.

Posted by: Sumarell on 17th May 2010 at 06:14AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Well, if I wasn't feeling cheery before I read your post, Bear - I certainly was post post. Very Happy I like your sense of humour and you do well to get it going so early in the morning. I am usually a bit of a grouch after rising, for an hour or so. Some might say even longer.
I have put some more shortbread in the fridge. The lemon-balm ones I made last night following Jaynebeth's recipe. Delicious! But I had one of yours, thank you.

Today Jim and I have to 'gird our loins' as we are joining the local walking group this afternoon. It is led by our neighbour, Cyprien, and is 6 or 7 kilometres. It is not only the walking that will be taxing but we shall have to speak French to folk that we do not know. Hey ho!

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 17th May 2010 at 08:35AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Why are there three early risers in the fridge Shocked

Good luck with the walk Rosie . . .

Office work for me today

Thank you Bear for your cheery wake up post! Very worried about the early risers though . . . one thinks she might have got frost bite - mind you we could put PM in there, the fridge that is if she mentions the R word again . . .hmmmmm ArrowArrowArrow

Posted by: Westerwitch on 17th May 2010 at 10:22AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar I'm too late for early tea and cookies, but just wanted to say good luck for the walk Rosie. (Take plenty of biscuits!)

Please don't put me in the fridge, WW, but I did RUN 7.5 miles yesterday, so I'll just pop into the cupboard with a torch and Rosie's copy of Sacred Country which Fennie has very kindly sent to me. Actually if there are any spare biscuits I'll take those too.... (I like the cupboard... no children in it... peace and quiet... bliss...).

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 17th May 2010 at 11:33AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Rolling Eyes oh all right then go in the cupboard . . . sigh . . . but it is not exactly a punishment is it . . . would you like me to get a light fitted for you . . . I'll ask Lecki Trician to do it shall I Rolling Eyes ArrowArrowArrow

Posted by: Westerwitch on 17th May 2010 at 11:43AM

Dancing Dog's Avatar How lovely to be feeling disgustingly cheery, don't question it, just go with itVery Happy

Scottish breakfast tea with home-made shortbread, yummy.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 17th May 2010 at 12:19PM

I'm just on my way out to my ethics meeting, but have stopped to provide a quick clarification for Her Ladyship, the Headmistress. It's only ethical to keep things correct.

Several individuals, who will remain nameless, came into the Common Room after a night of revelry. That had been "imbibing" a little too much. Bear had mercy on them, and put them in the fridge so they could
1. cool off a bit, and
2. get a "fresh" start on the day.

The plan seems to have worked.

Glad that PM was out running today. The thing which I believe vexes Her Ladyship, the Headmistress, is people who give her the "run around." Definitely not ethical. But you only have to go to the cupboard voluntarily, PM not a punishment but a "retreat." Yes; that's it. Of course Exclamation Wink I doubt you'll not be in there long enough to need a light. We won't, in the meantime, make light of your condition. Laughing


Posted by: Rob-bear on 17th May 2010 at 02:01PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Oh - he is a caution - that Bear!

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 17th May 2010 at 06:56PM

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