Monday, January 27, 2014

Lady Grantham-Webster



I'm rather thinking of myself today as Lady Grantham, or perhaps Countess Violet. I am the head of my household, after all. It is my place to keep the servants busy, Lord Webster satisfied and myself adorned in an appropriate fashion.

To this end I have just had a bubble bath whilst eating Chips Ahoy cookies dunked in milk. Did you realize that bubbles are quite white, while milk is more of a creamy colour? I didn't know that until just now. I must say, however, Chips Ahoy have far too many chocolate chips these days. They used to be the perfect consistency for milk-dipping but now one must chew because of all the chips. This is rather inconvenient as it involves muscular activity. You just can't get good cookies anymore.

I am not a great fan of housecleaning but I find it helps to think of my home as my estate. I imagine myself as maid Sarah O'Brien when I am cleaning the kitty litter because she is quite a puckered-face bitch and deserves to dig around in the cat turds. In fact everything was just lovely in the house until a few moments ago when one of our cats puked in the downstairs bathroom. Perhaps I will channel a little Thomas Barrow when I go to clean that mess up because if anyone needs a kick in the arse, it's him.

I've been quite hooked on Downton Abbey, as of late. Please don't fill me in on the latest details because I am Netflix-ing it and am only allowed to watch until the end of season two.

I have had the most difficult time not saying Downtown Abbey and imagined, at first gasp, that this addictive British drama was about a flock of nuns sharing a flat with Petula Clark.

38 comments:

  1. I haven't watched any of that series. Still....I can imagine you swanning about in your fuzzy slippers.

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    1. Oh you simply MUST, Delores (said in my best English accent). It's as addictive as all get out.

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  2. If it were, I might watch it!
    Are Chips Ahoy still crunchy? Been years since I had one.

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    1. Sort of... but too many chocolate chips!

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    2. How, in Heavens name, can you POSSIBLY have too many chocolate chips.

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    3. But it requires CHEWING... and I am far too lazy to chew, m'dear.

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  3. Obrien is a "Lady's Maid" … she'd never empty the cat litter … unless she was emptying it into your soup.

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    1. btw … watch out for the soap when you are getting out of the tub.

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    2. I try to avoid soap at all cost, which is smelly, of course, but safe.

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  4. I haven't watch yet. Right now I'm a bit stuck on Sleepy Hollow. So no, I shall not ruin your Netflixing experience. And enjoy channeling whoever the heck you want :-)

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    1. No matter what the show is, though, I LOVE how you can watch an entire season or more, without commercials. It's the best way to watch TV, methinks.

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  5. Oh I have not watched that yet when My Hero is only on season 4 of Dr Who on Netflix and I am quite enjoying it we only have how many more seasons I have no idea. Maybe in the spring I can watch it. I like the choc chips mixed a bag with pretzels today and a glass of milk was being in love all over again:) Have fun.Sorry about the puke:) Hug B

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    1. Everyone keeps talking about Dr. Who. I do believe I am going to have to have a peek at that next! Thanks for the hug, Buttons!

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  6. My brain always said downtown; I was the longest time realizing why all those fools said downton. Who did they think they were emulating, anyway?

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    1. Obviously not us, otherwise they'd say it downtown, as our brains require. (!)

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  7. I follow some UK bloggers who have watched Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Walking Dead weeks before we get it. I have to not read their comments. I love Dame Maggie. She is amazing.

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    1. Don't you just adore Maggie Smith? She's wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Some of my best giggles on the show come from her.

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  8. I haven't succumbed to the Downton Abbey craze yet. I agree with you about the cookies. They are very small, very thin and just don't taste right.

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    1. What's the world coming to, eh? Bloody cookie-wreckers.

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  9. As far as housekeepers go we would like to have Mrs Doyle from Father Ted. She always has a tea pot ready.
    the Ol'Buzzard

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  10. Love that show! The characters are awesome. Also, I just want to thank you for your book Green Eggs, it has really helped me through the crisis I'm going through right now.

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    1. Oh Clarissa - I'm so happy that Weezie has helped you somewhat (it's why I wrote it) but I'm so, so, so sorry to hear of your troubles. Hugs and best wishes to you, girl. Try to keep your sanity through all this. Seek new love and new adventures and you'll be golden. oxx

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  11. Having had not ever seen it, I can confidently say that the last episode ended in a mass drunken orgy in which the Upstairs went downstairs on the Downstairs.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA! I laughed out loud when I read this, William!

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  12. I am a Brit TV nut have seen all of Downton and am waiting for season 5 now . I guess being of Brit decent is why I love the British shows so much lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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    1. Oooo lucky you, waiting for season five! I am going to have to figure out how I can get my mitts on 3 and 4!

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  13. Fortunately, when you set about cleaning the house, you have electrical servants to help you. Fancy that, Lady Webster.!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Yes, Mrs. Hoover and Mr. General Electric are wonderful house servants. Miss Remington does my hair and Mrs. Whirlpool dresses me. They know their place, although sometimes Mrs. Whirlpool has an unbalanced load and she's so loud that you'd think the walls were caving in.

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  14. Isn't Netflicks great? We love picking out a couple of series to watch at a time. Only watched Downton Abbey once, and only half-heartedly. I should probably try again. Don't know why it didn't capture my attention. I usually like British TV. Watched all of Doc Martin and loved that series. Has anyone else?

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    1. I LOVE IT TOO FOR THE SAME REASONS!!!! We never had Netflix until we moved to Cold Lake because we didn't have wifi at our old place in the country. I always envied everyone who had it, and wished we had it ourselves, but even so, I love it more than I thought we would. Haven't seen Doc Martin but I'll give it a go on your recommendation!

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  15. Oh Cathy, you so nailed those characters. Like you, I came to the series late. I got to the point where I had to borrow the DVDs and get caught up because season 4 was just beckoning every night on the damned tube.

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  16. I've heard so many people say they love Downton Abbey. I've really got to watch it some day!

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  17. I sometimes think of my home as my estate too and I'm cleaning every single corner ready for a dozen of my friends to visit for afternoon tea. That way I get every little thing done.

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  18. Can't get hubby interested in Downton Abbey. But we've been watching and loving Breaking Bad!

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  19. I need to Netflix it and start watching them too. Love that sort of thing :)

    When I clean, I channel Little House on the Prairie and remind myself that Ma would have given her eyeteeth for my washer.

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  20. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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