Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It is a truth universally acknowledged...

...that a single girl in possession of a large book collection must be in want of a life. But instead she opted to pay the book lovers’ society of her choice squillions of dollars and expanded her collection. After all, she lived in a small country town where exciting things were afoot every other weekend. The excitement of life seemed to seek her out, and she relished the stolen few minutes here and there when she would snatch a few more words, paragraphs, pages of a treasured tome. Why, just this morning she had left Scarlett Hamilton (nee O’Hara) toiling over the saintly Melanie’s labour pains……

But, I digress. Life in Katherine has been a whirlwind of visitors since last we spoke. The two solid weeks’ stay of work’s fabulous and newest recruit (delayed on her way to Ngukurr due to the inequitable levels of rivers to roads) was peppered with visits from people up from Kalkarindji, down from Darwin, people going down to Kalkarindji from Darwin, sleep overs from Jilkminggan, and Southern guests up for a taste of NT relaxation. In addition to this, a rogue Mexican has taken up residence for a couple of weeks; however, he makes excellent coffee, so he can stay till the weekend.

We were going to have an Irish guest for the St Paddy’s day weekend, but she got a better offer, so we’ll be indulging in a little ‘sog time’ – possibly in front of the BBC’s definitive Pride and Prejudice. Our systems are in need of purging after sitting through a whole 2hrs of Kira Knighly’s breastlessness and Judy Dench’s disappointing deBurgh. (Though Darcy did get a little more ruggedly handsome with a second viewing… *smoulder*)

It has rained a lot. The waters of the Katherine flowed around 4m last Saturday. By Sunday, less than 24hrs later, the watermark was lapping half way up 11. But be not alarmed compadres! No one starts worrying around these here parts till the water hits at least 16.

In the mean time, I’ve been recovering from a cold, exacerbating my insomnia with Gone with the Wind, and rescuing baby green tree frogs from my bedroom (I have no idea how they get in there, but they’re sooo cute!)

Anyway, bed and book are calling me, so I’ll bid you adieu with my latest Kira Knightly impression:


bulanjdjan said...

Excellent stuff Hooch! Now I get your Facebook status update... :)

Hooch said...

Amazing how similar my Kira Knightly impression is to my Angelina Jolie! :P

Daniel said...

"Amazing how similar my Kira Knightly impression is to my Angelina Jolie!"

I was thinking more Scarlett Johansson (a'la GIrl With A Pearl Earring in which pretty much all one could see of her was her lips due to the restrictive nature of attire in that era).

"Kira Knighly’s breastlessness"

Heroines of that time should possess "breathlessness".

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ilkfin said...

Hi Pi, can you also help Iona to access Dear Pa. I was able to introduce her to your blog when we celebrated Robin's birthday at Dad's apartment yesterday, Sunday.

The game and the book are in the mail and the family tree with connections. This was refered to in a recent text. I hope it all make sense eventually.


Anonymous said...

Hey Eug,

Rain, rain and more rain.

Green tree frogs, green tree forgs and more green tree frogs.

All sounds wonderful!

Erica should be up there soon! I know she is excited. Haven't managed to meet up with Dee since she's come back - must be very busy.

Had a BBQ here on Saturday night with some of the old gang, luke's gang and the new gang. Good night.

In bed sick for 2 days (much to the guilt my idiot, controlling boss put on me this morning when I rang to say I wasn't come in for the 2nd day) - Yes, me pissed off! AAHHH.

Keep smiling, learning, loving and living!

Love Kel xxx

IONA said...

hey hooch im at nana and pa's. your blog is really cool and im wondering how i can join? if you want you can email me to tell me how:

have fun in katherine. i didn't think australia could get hotter than melb is at the moment!


Hooch said...

Daniel: yes, they should be breathless due to the pushedupedness of their breastfulness!

Iona, I just put your comment on without your email address, so that people you don't know won't hassle you with unwanted emails. You don't need to be a member to read my blog, just type in into your web browser.

If you want to be a member of 'Dear Pa' then I can invite you. I will send you an email about it.

Thanks all for reading :)

Anastasiya Vladimirovna Lychyova said...

Missed your posts Hooch

Hooch said...


That's no good that you were sick. Hope you're better. Aww, I'm a little green about the BBQ with the old gang. Hope you had a great time, wish I was there.

Luv ya!

Gnae-O-Mi said...

A belated note to compliment you on your 'trout pout' as the gossip mags call it :)