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the walk home/auntie jeremy yet again

Walking home this evening just after sundown humming Belle and Sebastien because I couldn't get my minidisc loaded fast enough I nearly walked into two boys wearing t-shirts, one pink, one blue (just like the sky) and in my shock at their bare arms didn't notice until they were well past me that they were holding hands. They had matching artful scruff haircuts (one brunette, one blonde) and navy blue bags of books from Blackwells.

Going past Corpus Christi, the moon peered out from around a ridiculous tower, huge and pale and ghostly-white. The cobbles were seamed with shiny foil confetti.

Walking over Magdalen Bridge, the last pink had drained from the sky, leaving it bloodless white, a tree of white blossom, two white cranes guarding the horizon, and over it all the flat white disk of the moon.

At the bottom of Cowley Road, the sky had darkened to luminous blue. Someone had trailed long garlands of plastic pink flowers out of an upstairs window and I remembered an old green record shop that had been there years ago.

As I turned into Randolph Street, the sky was deep deep blue and the moon was shiny white over the half-built mosque. In the still evening, the birds were singing so loud they mixed with the music, and though Damian was right behind me I never heard a thing.

mysterious mondayMy nephew has a name now! In this week's strip, I receive a txt alerting me to the arrival of little Tobi Miro Pitt (though he wasn't named for another good week). I saw this frog but I'm not sure ... he has so many aunties, won't he have enough toys already?

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( 8 worms — Feed the birds )
crazycrone
18th Mar, 2003 05:07 (UTC)
Nice...
What's the cool colour-pulsing box, a newfangled dreamcatcher?
cleanskies
18th Mar, 2003 05:46 (UTC)
Re: Nice...
It's a tumbler -- http://www.mathmos.co.uk/modern/index.html -- a (not very) rechargable (any more) light brick which changes colour when you turn it over, by mysterious means (I had to forceably stop one of my scientist friends from pulling it apart to see how it worked).

Mine won't do yellow -- except sometimes, briefly, between green and pink.
crazycrone
18th Mar, 2003 08:36 (UTC)
Re: Nice...
O my God, I want one with a white-hot frenzy now!
applez
18th Mar, 2003 12:23 (UTC)
Yay Auntie J!
One of the nice fringe benefits of a lot of sibilings ... I'll have to marry into a large family to get me something like that. ;-)

I just get cousins and more cousins, but no nieces and nephews. oh well.

:-)

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cleanskies
19th Mar, 2003 04:08 (UTC)
Re: Yay Auntie J!
There's another one on the way due in September. I imagine over the next few years I will gather plenty more!

I also have to figure out what to call the son of my Father's new girlfriend (due in July) as brother seems innapropriate for someone 32 years younger than me. Maybe "brother once removed" ?
applez
19th Mar, 2003 14:58 (UTC)
Re: Yay Auntie J!
Stepbrother?

Surely that's the most valid phrase to use???

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badasstronaut
21st Mar, 2003 04:19 (UTC)
Re: Yay Auntie J!
Unless they share the same father and then it's a half brother. Half brother half biscuit?
cleanskies
25th Mar, 2003 02:13 (UTC)
Re: Yay Auntie J!
If children attached to the people who marry your parents later in life long after you've left home are step-siblings, then I currently have at least three, many more if you count Damian's mother's husband's children from his previous marriage. (yeesh)

However, these aren't people I've grown up with or even met very often -- nor do I expect to -- to describe them as (even step/half-) brothers and sisters seems weird and inaccurate.

I have four sisters already, I'm not exactly gasping for additional relatives!
( 8 worms — Feed the birds )