Saturday, December 31, 2005

Bubye 2005

So far, and it's 8.54 am, 2005 has been a real purrfect year!
Loup has joined the family
Lola's getting more and more adorable
Martin and I are definatly ... happy! oh yeahhhh! :)

Joe's meowwwwwing right now, asking for food, purrring already **~~*^*

oh, and I've just (yesterday) signed a 6th contract with my publishing house!

A blessed year, so far.
What do I expect from 2006?

New adventures, like another book published, improvements in my paintings, a trip at the other side of the planet, Lola's being clean during nights and Loup actually making his nights :)

I wish you a perfect 31st of December, and a really happy New Year with... Love and zillions of spicies around, yup!

Psycho-killer questionnary

Thanx to Nim, I finish the year with another lil game! Yeeeepeeeeee!
Ok the questions are a bit strange, but (hand on heart) it's a question of honour (& pleasure :P) for me to answer and play any lil online game when I'm asked too !

1) Which questionnary would I love to answer ?
Hmmm, the one you're about to send me!

2) If I was a crushed animal on the road, which one would I be ?
I'd be a

Lola's just watched the cartoon, and I saw the lil devil recovering from 2 big trucks that ran over him :P

3) My favourite dictator:
I have TWO favourite ones

4) My favourite sexual object:
It is the one which opens the hundreds of lil doors to more pleasure (huhuh)

5) My favourite physical deformation
The one I'm *suffering* right now! Martin's nodding (rolling eyes :P)

6) If I could burn a car in Clichy-sous-Bois, it would be the car of
Any fookin dickhead who parks his car on pedestrian crossings!

7)if I had to execute a Care Bear, which one would I chose?
the one in chocolate, naturally

I've no time to select new ones to answer the questionnary, but pulllease, help yourself!

Friday, December 30, 2005

Spoiled feet and nose

Now tell me, what did you get for Xmas? Been spoiled? over spoiled? Or do you wonder when is Xmas really? ;-)

If lucky, you've been as spoiled as meself... with real cowboy boots, yeahhhhh!!!! I wanted some since -oh Gawd- AGES! Having my lil feet in them feel wonderful, really comfortable and having the inner power to kick every ass around! I Luuuuve them!

And then, Santa Candy spoiled herself (sowwwy, dunno why I'm talking of meself this way, next time I'll use a plain "I", "I" promise! oops! hehe) with a new perfume. I usually wear with much pleasure Flower by Kenzo... this time I found Flower by Kenzo "Oriental"! ...which has about nothing to do with the first one, but which is as delicious (said to be made with Bulgarian rose, violet, vanilla, musk, Sichuan pepper, and Chinese incense) and which I find purrfect for winter! (fainting with pleasure)

It's so easy to please me in a material way, I almost feel ashame of it! (but not really, huh ;-)

Thursday, December 29, 2005

back & tapping foot

(...only because my foot's freezing! grmmppphhh!)

How is it going on your side of the (cold/hot) planet, ewws all?!!
We came back to Paris a bit earlier than expected, Joe's being more sick, Loup and Martin too (both caught a bloody cold!)
But we spent a great week in Hamburg, in shops, in pubs and at (cosy) home. We spent actually too much time in shops, Xmas stuff, huh. So no time for another tatoo or anything that pleasantly frivolous! (what? Xmas shopping is frivolous?! tsss)

Ermmm (cough cough) I've to admit though that Santa Claus spoiled me in a most generous (frivolous again? naaaaa) way... I can tell I have very HAPPY feet right now -even if they're still freezing-...oh and a very happy nose too! more about that later ;-)

Lola's doing really well, even though she's turned to be CRAZY about anything related to princess stuff ... Now each time I see a toy or a magazine or whathefookingever with "Cinderella" or "White Snow" on it, I run away screaming... These things are dangerous I tell you (I must take a pic of Martin dressed as "le beau prince" for instance!)

Now Loup ... Haaaa 2 months-old now (happy sigh) and still developping a "wolf" kind of personnality! He does not bite, no, not yet, but he's fooking improving at the full moon howl!
Since a few days, he's also started coughing, sneezing... but despite all these new adventures, he still enjoys VERY MUCH waking up 2, 3 times every night! Youplaboum!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Bonjour Hamburg

A couple of hours and we're off for 10 days! Yeeepeeeeee!!!!
We'll be back just after Xmas... so I wish you already a happy, groovy, BUBBLING (most important! hic!) one **~~*^* *
Don't behave (or, okok, just when your lovely grand-ma' is around :-)

Mwaaaaa! Mwaaaaaa**~~*^* *

Friday, December 16, 2005

Ol' Santa is taking notes

Following Alix'idea, I wanted to add a lil survey to my blog :-) (crossing bits here, hoping it will work!)

So here you go, a survey talking to the material boy/girl in you (don't expect Santa to bring Peace on Earth or anything like that, nenene ;-)

What do people really want for Xmas?
the best high tech package (new puter, cam, ipod, etc)
a trip around the world
a 5 rooms flat in a big city
a nice cottage in Ireland
a Chef cooking for you at home
free tickets for any concert during all your life
1000 books of your choice
800 pairs of shoes + the 800 clothes that go with the shoes!

And you never know, Santa Claus might be REALLY taking notes!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

10 secrets about food

I've just caught Obni's thread which consists in revealing 10 *secrets* about your tastes/habits/feelings for food! (what a perfect topic!)

(oh, have you noticed how much I luuuve knowing about your "secrets" lately? But I'm fair, I always tell you mines before asking about yours!)

1. I'm not a feminist in the extreme way, but I trooly believe men are wonderful in kitchen!
2. I'd sell my soul for a good rum, make it a real ti'punch and ... (faint)
3. I like having my veal liver still raw inside
4. I love raw mussels, I'm crazy for anykind of seafood anyway, but ... I'll turn green if you give me fish.
5. I have a great 6th sense and much intuition (lol, yeah), but for some reasons, both do not work for me when I cook
6. When we travel by car, we desperatly look for Mc Donald's on our way, cheap and so great for ermm kids to have a break :P
7. I love the American way when people join for a party, everyone bringing a different dish
8. I love these restaurants in London where you can bring your bottles of wine, even if it feels a bit weird
9. I could never be a vegetarian
(pssssit Candy, "never" say "never" :P)
10. I love chinese food in France, not in UK, I love Indian food in UK, not in France...oh and I love Italian food about anywhere, but more specially in.. Germany! (running to pack the luggage)

I send now the bottle to hmmm... Miz Penny, Jack, Martin, Etolane! that we get an Aussie, English, German and Canadian (on peut dire que t'es canadienne la belle, oui? ;-) view on it!
and of course... whoever wanna catch the bottle is welcome (like ermmm.. Mel' for instance! hehe ;-)

my last "what-the-f*ck*-is-it" creation
(proud smile)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

exposing oneself in 6 bits

Since Mel' definatly knows I enjoy tests and quizz, no way I can escape any new ones ;-)

The random facts' questionnary

How does it work? (comment ça marche)

Write 6 random facts about yourself, and then list the names of 5 people whom you in turn infect. (écrivez 6 faits aléatoires sur vous-même, puis listez 5 personnes à qui vous souhaitez refiler ce truc)

I've to add that of course the facts you'll talk about are like lil secrets, nobody here really know about them ;-)

okies, my 6 random bits:

1. when I was 25, I realized my shoes' size was 38 and not 37

2. I will die in a car accident, at least I've always felt I will

3. I luve sitting for a morning coffee on Saturdays, in front of the city hall, to watch wedding gangs

4. I hate sarcasm, though I use it sometimes (against my own will!)

5. I buy something on the internet almost once a week

6. Unlike what some might think, I am not patient and gets into bad mood pretty often (most often against my -old fart type- neighbours)

I won't ask blog writers to answer these questionnary, but for once, non blog-owners:
(wake up, ewws readers, my friends, yess, you, you and you! hehe ;-)

-Marie L.

I can't wait for your answers, naturally :P
(don't thank me, no, it's my pleasure ;-)

edit: after a scond thought, and since Mel' reminds it to me :P, I add Lalaith to the list :P (merry Xmas, Lalaith ;-)

If only cats had 9 lives..

.. we would not be that upset with Joe :(
His tumour getting more and more visible, we finally went to the veterinary.
He confirmed what we thought: this time, nothing can be done against it . The bloddy tumour has reached Joe's back, muscles and legs.
12 months maximum are given to Joe.
Nothing to do except waiting for the first signs of pain.
The tumour will get bigger and bigger, will turn pretty huge, but might not be painful before the last moments.
So far, if you do not look at it with attention, you don't notice it. But it's already 10cm long and dunno, 2cm thick. Hard as a rock.

Joe's not feeling any pain, I'm sure of that. No, actually, he's even doing like on top of the world!!!

He's gonna be part of the trip to Hamburg. We don't want to let him for a day. Besides, he loves it there. It has to be a great Xmas for him too. For him specially.

proud lil tiger of Siberia
**~~*^* *

Monday, December 12, 2005

Vikings vs devoted monks

Haaaa Alinet is always very good at finding treasures! :-))

Have a look at this and then only you can tell your prayer ;-)

Have a warm Monday, ewwwws all (I make an exception for Penny, I wish you a colder one :P)
Mwaaaaa*~~*^* *^^* *

Sunday, December 11, 2005

4 certitudes and a Christmas mise-en-bouche

1) When you are really RILLY tired, the glass is definatly half-empty
2) Being of same blood does not make everything
3) I'm a city girl, and I'm not ready to live in the country side right now. Not in an isolated hamlet. Impossible. A chock, I thought I could. We don't change our plans with Bretagne though... The hobbit house is far from being finished, and I'll probably change my mind again:)

After these certitudes, I'll *need* to write down a proper Xmas wishlist :)

4) Truffes are simply delicious
Not feeling on top of the world, I just *needed* something special. The epicurean in us made its job and for the first time in our life, we bought a real truffe! A unique experience!
It was really affordable, the truffe + a lil fois gras for about 40€ (lol well, ok, that's expensive! But pleasure for the body and the soul has no price sometimes).

The fois gras and truffe slept together for a night, let's call it a yummy quickie!
It was unexpected, revealing, delicious

Today the glass is rather half-full :)

Answer a quizz, you will know what you believe in ;-)

(so easy to know about oursleves with all these tests and quizz!!!

You fit in with: Spiritualism

Your ideals are mostly spiritual, but in an individualistic way. While spirituality is very important in your life, organized religion itself may not be for you. It is best for you to seek these things on your own terms.

Take this quiz

Hmm, organized religion is definatly not important for me, they put walls around one's own beliefs. But I do not say religions are not to be considered, I just don't spit on religions at all.
And the rest is pretty exact :) (and I think 80% of people would see themselves this way too ;-)

It's been a hard day's night,

..and I've been working like a dog

I should not be lalaalaaa-ing this way, I'm too tired for that too!
I still think it's great to be able to work from home but sometimes it is not easy. really!

Like yesterday for me...
I woke up, at 6.00 am (as Loup decided ;-), thinking I had many illustrations to "prepare" before the end of the weekend, and that with the help of Martin, it would be fine.

Martin really helped, but with the kids and a lot to do outside, I could not start before 6.00 pm... Bloody clock, too fast for me!
Anyway, I started at 6.00, stopped 2 times to feed our hungry lil wolf, and finally decided I should jump into bed at 1.30 am
2.15 am, Loup woke up screaming for milk.
(arggg, have we really slept?)
Martin gave him a bottle and I used that time to work again.
3.30 am back to bed.
6.30 am, Loup's night is over apparently :)
I feed him and while he's falling asleep on my left arm, I start to work again.
11.30 am, my doodles are organized! No more work for the weekend!!!!!

Now I'm dead, but too dead to sleep, you know?!
Loup's looking at me, installed on my left arm again, happy lucky lazy lil angel :)**~~^* * *^^~~*^*

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Harry Lennon

When Lola saw this pic this morning...

... she asked why Harry Potter was angry here! LOL
And I reckon John Lennon had not the most welcoming kind of face, almost looking as if he always had a lil fart to let go...

Anyway, 25 years he passed away and that reminds me I do like the Beatles!
That was not the case when I was a teen, but times have changed :)

When I'm in the *right* mood (like *Spring* mood), I LUVE St Pepper's, Yellow submarine and other Abbey road albums!
Their songs usually make me want to run nekkid in some beauDiful forest like a lil rabbit! LOL
See, I don't need any kind of speed, music makes that job for me :P

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

How many again? 38, 40, 58 candles?

Happy birthday to sir Esox, our blogless (nobody's purrfect ;-) dear friend!!!!
(We see each other after Xmas, k?)

Pssshit: si je me suis plantée de date, pas grave, ça sera comme d'hab'! lol

ein curry wurst fur mish!

yummmm yummmmm!!!

Yeahhh I'll have one -at least-... by next week! (drooling)
We've decided we'll spend a whiter and colder Christmas... in Hamburg!

(doing the happysunnybananas's dance around the totem)

Loup does not make his nights at all... but fook, we all need holidays! So that's decided, we'll go there. Tired or not. (well, "tired" for sure! lol)

The trip will be long and probably noisy (;-)), but once there I'll love it and will repeat again how much I'd luve to live there (isn't it always the same when you spend great holidays somewhere? You'd want them to last forever!!! -and don't tell me that is childish! tssss:P)

(running to my xmas wishlist to add this last one!)

Petit miracle

Have you ever seen a wolf smiling?

Well, I've just seen that miracle!
Loup has been smiling for the very first time... not a smile like that, in the air, but a smile answering my clown-ish efforts!

So far I knew his face crying, being upset, angry, calm and asleep (yeah that happens), hungry but... smiling, never!

(happiest sigh)

A wonderful miracle that I could not catch with a cam' so far. No way, too quick, too precious for me to go away even for one second and grab my cam ;-) **~~*^* *^^* *

Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tock

I'm am blogging and THAT is not reasonnable at all... I'am running after every minute and I feel I will never be synchronized with the clock again. I'am late at everything, taking Lola at school, waking up, paying bills... working...even laughing at jokes!


I've just started the preparation for illustrations for the new Herman's book (this time, it deals with "change")... doodles so far, it takes so much time to "illustrate"!!!

You've to create behind words, you've to interprate in the best way. The preparation work is simply huge this time. I must give my 20 illustrations by february, I have no idea if they'll be finished by then.

I need time!!!
(but honestly... I'd give anything to spend my free time in zillions other ways)

Friday, December 02, 2005

the 74 bands' game

Wanna have fun for 5 minutes (5 minutes if you're VERY VEY good at it!)
Penny has found a real nice lil game.

You see that image below? click on it and try to find the names of 74 bands that are hidden in it (so far I've found 18 only!!!!)

click here

PS: it works this way... you can see on the left guns and Guns'n Roses!

Shhhhhh...don't tell anyone!!!

Your darkest secret is:

You wore parachute pants

Take this quiz

Do they mean "parachute pants" in my grand-mother's way you think?
Ouch, gotta start my new quest to find the sex appeal's graal again!

Not a starving Loup ;-)

Lilypie Baby PicLilypie Baby Ticker

We're just back from the Doc and a month ago his weight (birth weight) was 3kg800, now he's 5kg300!
Not bad in a month!
(wondering if it has anything to do with the tons of chocolate I'm having ;-)

Loup has 2 Docs, a married couple that work together. Sometimes I see the man, somtimes the woman.
This time I saw the man and he said the weight was all fine. Last time I saw his wife who worried a lot he was too big and ate too much. Tsssss, sometimes I find females strange, who would worry that a few weeks-old baby eats too much ???!!!

Anyway, I insist on the weight because it's a source of stress for parents of a new born baby!
As the Doc checked Loup, Loup farted like never! Jeeez! Poor baby, that seemed to be painful :(
That makes me think about the other day when we went for shopping. Martin was carrying Loup, hidden in his coat and when he went to pay... Loup farted almost in an adult way (on every aspect)! ...The guy in front of Martin looked at Martin in the most strange and disgusted way! LOL! You've to be careful with a farting Loup!

So Loup sleeps, eats and farts. All the basics to start one's life! :P

Oh he's now 56 cm tall, a month ago he was 51 cm.
I find that fascinating, he grows up almost as quickly as a flower :-)


Among zillions of stuff I LOVE in Germany during Xmas time, there's the (atcha!) "Weihnachtspyramide" (God bless you!) and the delicious Xmas biscuits that I've just had, and which tastes and smells like (a sugary) Heaven!

We've installed our own pyramide and I luve the way the candles make it turn.
I find this *helicopter(Da Vinci type)-xmastree-creche-pyramide* creation very inspiring. It's the candles, I tell you :)

So that you learn something today (s): Christmas pyramids are the precursors of the modern Christmas tree. In the past, the pyramid was known as the “poor man’s Christmas tree” because many families could not afford actual trees of their own. More details here

All that makes me think that in a couple of weeks we should leave Paris for Hamburg, to celebrate Xmas (and friends, and pubs, and clubs, and tattoos, etc etc).
But it will depend how we *feel* it. On one hand we're very excited by the idea of going to Hamburg for party time, it would be the best break...
On the other hand, Loup does not make his nights, and if we go there to spend half of our time sleeping, it would not be fun.

And we want FUN! hehe

We'll see... :)