Monday, July 31, 2006

Ahem

Yes, well, er, that went well, I feel.

Um, nothing to see here.

*whistles nonchalantly*

42 comments:

james henry said...

Nice work.

james henry said...

By the way, you left forty one pence behind. Was this a tip?

Anonymous said...

so, how was it then?

james henry said...

The weather was most clement, thank you for asking.

Let us now save P any further blushes by saying that Mr B Cat and said P have recently been spending some quality time together, and let that be, for now, an end to the matter.

Annie said...

No idea what's going on here, but glad you are back, and had a nice time and all, (I'm guessing.) Most frustrated that in my feed reader can be seen something that cuts off at a very intriguing point, which you clearly thought better about posting...

entropy said...

I was going to ask about punk rock music recommendations, but clearly I missed that window of opportunity.

patroclus said...

Window of opportunity now fully restored, anxiety levels critical.

Sometime lurker said...

Ahhhh.

Very exciting development...

Good on yer both.

Tabby Rabbit said...

Eeeeek!! Awwww..

(repeat several times)

What was the 41p tip for then?

occasional poster of comments said...

Wow. Congratulations and the best of British* luck to the pair of you.


*Well, maybe not British. Some other really lucky country instead. Whichever that maybe.

POE said...

Ireland then, as they've won the Eurovision the most. And there's all that 'luck of the Irish' malarkey.

Was the 41p payment for services rendered rather than a tip?

Tim Footman said...

Even in Bangkok, 41p will only buy you a polite handshake (which is not a euphemism, I hasten to add).

And is he really blue, with no eyes or external genitalia? (Like a cross between Bowie on the cover of that rubbish album after Let's Dance and Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth.)

Billy said...

Tim you can't believe everything in the profile picture. I'm fairly sure Patroclus isn't made of stone.

And I'm really a gerbil.

patroclus said...

I can quite categorically confirm that James doesn't resemble his profile picture in any way.

I, on the other hand, am a stone robot with no arms. Or possibly a robot that thinks it's a stone bust of Patroclus, I don't know. This blogging lark is so complicated.

Next thing we know, Tim'll be telling us he isn't a pipe. In French, probably.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

"polite handshake." sounds like a great name for a cocktail. shall we invent it?

talulah trashbag said...

Weeeeee! What larks.

That's so unutterably lovely.


PS - I'm not a weirdie stalker - I had an alter ego once.




OK I am a weirdie stalker.

Heather said...

Congratulations Patroclus and James.

Hx.

ScroobiousScrivener said...

Ooh, two of my favourite clever people make with The Romance. I find this very pleasing, as long as it doesn't mean you'll both be far too busy having fun to blog. That would be bad.

patroclus said...

Blimey Greta, it's you! (I should have known by your use of the word 'unutterably', really). Long time no see - hope all's well with you!

Also, thanks Heather, but stop that now, I've gone all embarrassed.

ScroobiousScrivener said...

PS. You will note that my reaction to this is, as so often, entirely selfish. You will further note that it took me quite some minutes to become aware of this (at least to the point where I thought I should maybe make it clear that I *am* aware of this). My soul is clearly in need of a bit of a scrub-up. They say blogging is all about the narcissim, but that probably isn't supposed to apply also to comments on other blogs...

*sigh*

frangelita said...

Gosh, how exciting, an interblog romance. Expecting blogging crossovers, rather like in Buffy and Angel.

Terri Nixon said...

Oh my, what lovely news!! :) Very happy for both of you. Patroclus - make sure you get your 41p back ...

Urban Chick said...

greta is back?

ooh, racing over to hers pronto

(see how easily distracted i am?)

patroclus said...

It's like a particularly fine episode of Home & Away.

Fraudulent Little Tart said...

Ooooowwww, how exciting! I'm concerned about the 41p though . . . if this is a tip, it could make one of you seem *really* cheap. ;)

patroclus said...

Sums of money I will come to regret, no. 876 in an extensive series...

Anonymous said...

Let that be an end to the matter! are you joking we want details!!!!

First Nations said...

oh dang, a blogromance! congrats congrats!

(i really am a hot native american glued on the side of a corndog.)

rockmother said...

Yipee hurrah hurray! Ok - you can stop blushing now. x

Tim Footman said...

Oooh... paradox alert... if profile pics aren't what they seem... then maybe I am a pipe (rather than a picture of a pipe)




but in German...

(BTW "It's like a particularly fine episode of Home & Away" is the best posted comment ever, and will be replayed endlessly, like Owen's goal against Argentina in '98 until we're all sick of it and you're mentally paralysed by its weight as a specimen of cultural iconography and you can't do anything else, ever.)

Marsha Klein said...

Have clearly commented in the wrong place. Please see below for comments on inter-blog romance and Helsinki.

That is all.

Spinsterella said...

P, aren't you just a little bit worried about the effect that this news might have on James's legions of (slightly terrifying) GW obsessives?

patroclus said...

Not to the extent that I'm about to skip the country for my own safety, Spin.

Although...

(See next post for details.)

Of course I myself was never a GW obsessive, and anyone who says I was is a big liar. Or they're Pashmina, or cello, or belladona, or smoo2, or POE, or...actually I'm not going to get away with it, am I?

Pashmina said...

Not for a second, no.

smoo2 said...

Further to comment below,
PPS. you are still definitely not allowed to find out about *THE ENDING*, romance or no romance.

patroclus said...

Rest assured I know nothing at all about the ending, smoo2. And I intend to keep it that way, or it'll be like the Life on Mars incident all over again.

taigathefox said...

The news reached Helsinki last night, so here are the bit delayed congratulations.

patroclus said...

Woohoo Taiga, you're back! There's been a big, empty hole in the blogosphere in your absence.

Aimee said...

What was the Life On Mars incident?
& when is it coming back?

Again, to add to the others, congrats and all that business. Patroclus & the Blue Cat - a delightful combination.

patroclus said...

Aimee: that was the time that I 'obtained' a preview copy of the last two eps of Life on Mars from a certain source (mentioning no names), before they were broadcast. Obviously I watched them both straightaway, and then went round for a week being totally insufferable and taunting people with 'I know something you don't know' in an irritating sing-song voice.

Plus, as it turned out, knowing the ending before everyone else was rubbish and spoiled all the fun (not that I didn't very much appreciate getting the preview DVD, she adds, hastily).

Aimee said...

Forgive me, I've forgotten, was Life On Mars on BBC?
If it was, then I think I can (belatedly) join in with being annoying and smug (although unrelated to yours), as I can probably make a good guess at your certain source.

Ooh I'm feeling very on the ball this evening, which is a refreshing change.

DavetheF said...

I haven't met Mr Cat, but I have encountered Patro. He's a lucky bloke.
How enviable, a blog romance.