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23 November 2012
It's been another fascinating week on 'the popular meeting place for parents' that we know and love as MN; what with the abandoned horses, the wedding dresses and the parties... Oh yes, the parties. <deletes self, while bouncing merrily on pirate castle> That's November for you.
Or should that be Muffember? EveryoneOutOfTheBuilding is "just trying to think of something we can do while the men are doing Movember. Although I could probably compete with them if I missed a few weeks of plucking. Any ideas?"
"There's already a Fanuary for a ladygarden-mowing-amnesty," confirmed SuePurblybiltbyElves. While Sagelynodding thinks she is "already well on my way with Muffember <lazy and DP likes it>". She also knows someone who's "planning on doing Fe*bush*ary".
Tweasels reckoned it would be "interesting to see MNHQ join in and put photos up so we can judge who has the best muff". A question that SuePurblybiltbyElves is all over already.
"I asked 'em, Tweasels," she grinned. "They skirted the issue."
"My fridge is meowing!" exclaimed LivingInAPinkBauble. "What is going on with my fridge freezer? I'm currently on the sofa with Bauble cat who is definitely not the cause. Fridge bit hums to itself normally, but every so often is now making chirrup-y, meowing sounds, quiet enough not to be heard across the room, just where I am sitting. Why is my fridge meowing? Is it too full of milk?"
Schlock admitted her fridge "makes chicken noises", while BarbecueBillygoats brought the assumed collective IQ of MN up by asking, "Schrödinger's cat?" <Googles>
InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream, clearly a woman accustomed to feline behaviour, avoided the scientific explanation and went straight for the soap operatic. "Has your cat hid a lover behind it and you interrupted them and now they have to hide until you leave?"
"Today at baby group I learned," declared 5speckledfrogs, "that Humpty Dumpty has a second verse! Are there any more revelations that I need to prepare myself for? (Personally I doubt that after all the king's horses and all the king's men failed, Humpty counting to 10 would really be sufficient for a full recovery.)"
Brace yourself, tablefor4 has another extraordinary piece of lyrical development for you. "Sometimes there is... 'Baa Baa Pink Sheep / Have you any spots? / Yes, sir. Yes, sir / Lots and lots / Some on my fingers, some on my toes / And some on the end of my little pink nose.' Also that after the Grand Old Duke of York has done his first bit of marching about, he sometimes 'marches them to the left / marches them to the right / marches them nearly upside down, which is such a silly sight'."
"Did you sit there like this whilst all the other parents continued singing?" asked NeedToSleepZZZ. "I did this with the third, yes third, verse of Ring-a-Ring o' Roses."
5speckledfrogs had but one request in response to these revelations: "Don't tell me the rude versions. I'll end up singing them accidentally on purpose and get myself banned!"
(So, did you miss the pirate party threads? More fool you... follow us on FB and Twitter in future so you can catch these things before they go 'pffffffft' from the Talk boards. And last call for donations to MNHQ's very own Movember effort.)
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