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08 June 2006 @ 08:17 am
alphabet meme: Q  
I'm way behind on that alphabet meme. But what do you expect?

Anyway, davidg666 gave me Q.

Queer - I'm not. But you could argue the case for transvestism :-)

Queen - If I was queen of Ireland, I'd... <thinks> make sure the unveiled public transport plan happened. Provide local plastic recycling banks. Seize houses and give them to my friends. Enforce the dog leash laws. Fight a war over my husband's white bull.

QI - We didn't bother to tune in our TV when we moved. We gave one half arsed attempt and gave up. We don't miss it and it's given us much more time to, well, use the internet (sweet, sweet broadband). QI is the only show I've seen since that makes me wish we did have a tv signal. Other things, like Dr Who & West Wing, I hope to watch on video/dvd later, but QI is not available for sale & it doesn't strike me as the sort of thing people would tape for posterity. Am I wrong? Anyone got it taped and willing to loan it? If it's still on, anyone want to tape it for me?

Quantum - It's probably quantum.

Quality - I'm re-reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, though I seem to be taking a hiatus. It's all about quality. Some of what he says is pretty esoteric, some of it makes complete sense. If you want to check it out, sign up for the ring I'll be setting up when I've finished. There's a couple of pages that all programmers should read (gumption traps), but there's something for everyone.
OTOH, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing badly.

Quo pereo, quo pereo, quo pereo - The bit of Carmina Burana that I posted on Friday has been stuck in my head since. But it's given me a calligraphy idea. Hopefully I'll actually do it.

Quake - stops Lovely Man from talking to me.

And this is where I cheat and look up Q words.

Quay - I hate the way this is spelt. Or pronounced. Or something.

Queasy - I hate feeling queasy. I it happens less than it used to. Yay!

Queue - sometimes I'll form queue of one at the bus stop. Sometimes I don't. I don't know what it depends on.

Quiche - "Became fashionable 1970s; became contemptible 1980s." (www.etymonline.com)

Want a letter?
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a very caring potato: penguinmollydot on June 8th, 2006 09:06 am (UTC)
the femme dandy highwaymanglitzfrau on June 8th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)
Awww, what a gorgeous entry!
a very caring potatomollydot on June 8th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC)
Thank you!
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on June 8th, 2006 11:22 am (UTC)
Zen and the art of Motorcycle maintenance is on my must read again list, one of these days I'll get around to it (and get a copy!)
a very caring potato: bookcrossingmollydot on June 8th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
Want to join the ring?
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on June 8th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
yeah, why not, if you want to put me near the end I don't mind, gives me a chance to get around to other stuff first.
davidg666 on June 8th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
Nice. Q does allow for plenty of esotericity, no? I won't ask for a letter, since, R, I've already been there. However: ring me up for Zen! Oh, and real programmers don't eat quiche. Apparently. Can never stop thinking that every time I even see quiche.
a very caring potato: orangemollydot on June 8th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
Yep. R? R you a pirate?
K, I'll add you to the list. When I make the list. Er... I still haven't given you the Genome book, have I?
Yeah, I always think of that too. When I see the word, rather than when I see the object.
davidg666 on June 8th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
No pirate, me. This keyboard is very old too: http://www.arrrrrr.com/ ... from international 'talk like a pirate' day a couple of years ago.

Ehm, no genome book yet here. I'll continue to sit in my dark and bookless corner.

...and eat quiche. Quiche. Quiche! QUICHE!
 dudi killimengrikillimengri on June 8th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
Dog Leash Laws? :( My big dog is rarely on a lead (horse lead rope) as he walks so well with me, as do the pups. He's a working farm/hunting dog and has seen foxes off for me. He doesn't go into town, chase stock or fight and as I write this his ears are down and he's trying to crawl under the sofa to pretend he doesn't exist! Little dog is rarely off her lead rope or her chain as I daren't trust her. Is it law here that all dogs should be on leads? The site and village dogs, including the priest's, are always loose.
a very caring potato: fearmollydot on June 8th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
I've been told they shouldn't be out in public without a leash and certain ones have to be muzzled. It was news to me, as I wouldn't have thought so by the number of dogs running around free.
I'm scared of dogs, so that's why I'd want to see dogs on leashes. There's a nice park very close to us, but I can't go there, cos it's just too traumatic. There's too many dogs and a good few that don't stay close to their owners.
But actually, for the sake of the dogs, I would also like to see designated places where they are allowed run around off a leash. I would avoid those places.
 dudi killimengrikillimengri on June 9th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Despite the fact that I have 2 dogs and 6 pups, I'm also frightened of other dogs and if I'm out with the loose dog (he's big ~ a solid, muscular, greyhound height dog) I know he's gentle and perfectly safe, but others don't, so he's called back to me and I hold him. I like him to have his freedom, but hope I'm responsible with it. If he goes to school, he's on his lead rope and held close to my side.
a very caring potatomollydot on June 10th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
so he's called back to me and I hold him.
Hurray for people like you! I do feel more comfortable when someone notices I'm bothered and either keeps the dog close or put it on a lead. We went walking in Glendalogh a couple of weeks back and a couple of people did that. But it doesn't seem to happen in the park.