7 Quick Takes: Glo-style  

Posted by The Glo-ness

1) Can't take my OCD clients....can't go onnnn....On Tuesday I was informed (via the oh-so-personal medium of... The Written Note) that there were streaks on the floor (I challenge her to prove this-I'm a pretty OCD cleaner myself) of my clients' home and that she now wants me to use not only a different cleaner, but also a different mop. Which, by the way, was a totally crappy mop. So I do what she says and noticed that her method has now added an additional 15-20 minutes to my cleaning routine...GRRRR!!! I can practically FEEL the days of Purgatory being lopped off as I work....

2) I'm into manga! Cue the nerd music....I've always liked Bizenghast and a friend has recommended to me another good manga called Bleach, so we'll see how it is. Considering I am a cleaner-I suppose this is a fitting manga for me, hahaha, although I read the first couple pages online and it seems to be about fighting...hm..my friend happened to be a guy, so this might explain something :)

3) I found a new Gothic Lolita outfit that I want to buy!!! Yay!! Happiness, happiness...here it is: (it's a jumper)

With this shirt worn underneath (I think the bow-part will hang down over the jumper quite nicely):
Now I'll just need to call some Swedish Banks and arrange The Funding...mwahahaha ;)

4) I'm going on a trip! My sister is graduating next Thursday, so I'll be hopping on a plane next Tuesday and be out in Cali the rest of the week. Yay! I haven't been in Cali in ages....I miss the "homeland", haha (not to mention my family-duh..that kinda goes without saying.) By the way-if anyone wants to be the epitome of coolness and give me a ride to or from the airport, please feel free to let me know ;)

5) I made a grub-tacular Potato Gratin for a potluck on Sunday! I used this recipe:
And just substituted a bag of coleslaw for the shredded cabbage and two handfuls of Bacon Bits for the bacon. The general consensus was that it was definitely yummy...which is good, considering I had never made it before. :D

6) Speaking of Sunday, Stephanie and Ryan's baby got baptized! Yay...

7) There's a Pirate exhibit at the Science Center!!! :D Must!! See!! Pirates!!

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nice takes, Glo! sorry to hear about your ocd clients -- ugh...

and yay for Bizenghast!

May 22, 2010 at 2:56 PM

who is Bizenghast? can you make a link that works??? i want to see the dress!!!!Have fun in Cali!!I want to see the pirate exhibit too!!!

May 24, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Try this one:

That's the problem with Qutieland-their website has really old/archaic technology running it, so their links are very temperamental...

Bizenghast is a manga-a story told in comic-book form. It's about a girl who sees ghosts and has to free a ghost every night from a mausoleum. Here's a link to where you can read it online:

I haven't read the whole series, but books 1-4 would probably be okay for you to read

May 24, 2010 at 11:38 PM


May 25, 2010 at 4:26 PM

I suppose you mean a Swiss bank ...

Sweden: yellow/gold Latin cross on blue, up to borders

Switzerland: white/silver Greek cross on red, within borders

Sweden: between Finland, Baltic Sea, Denmark (with Sea Straights), North Sea and Norway

Switzerland: between Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy and France

Swedes: tall
Swiss: short and stumpy

Sweden: icebears (no, actually those are further up, in Norway)
Switzerland: chamois (really)

Sweden: iron, wood, tetrapaks
Switzerland: watches, Swiss army knives and banks

Sweden: sea coast, woods, plains and mountains
Switzerland: mountains without seacoast, and a lot higher up, woods also, valleys instead of plains

Sweden: Lutheran and secularised in most areas
Switzerland: Catholic or Calvinist

Sweden: centralised parliamentary constitutional "monarchy" very few referendums
Switzerland: very decentralised confederation of local and regional republics, often referendums

BOTH: chocolate, milk chocolate, milk chocolate with nuts, yellow cheese, ski resorts, going to Spain or Greece for tourist seasons

May 29, 2010 at 7:35 AM

+ (how could I forget):

Sweden, native languages: Swedish (mainly), Finnish, Lapponian

Switzerland, native languages: Germann/Alemannisch, French, Italian, Romansch

May 29, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Thanks for the distinctions, Hans! We should have a trivia quiz sometime to see who remembers most of them!

May 29, 2010 at 10:54 AM

You are welcome.

By the way, on the Pilgrimage Chartres - Paris I met a girl who looked a bit like you Erausquins, particularly Agnes Regina.

May 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Indeed! Well, it certainly was not I, but hopefully I shall be able to do that pilgrimage sometime!

May 29, 2010 at 9:58 PM

I know it was not you, I thought it might have been one of your sisters, until we talked and she presented herself.

She is French, from Anjou.

May 31, 2010 at 4:15 AM

Knowing a country's language is sometimes useful.

Someone just wrote me saying:

"Dearest in Christ"

(Swiss do not greet that way)

"I am Gretchen Mishra"

(Mishra is not Swiss, Gretchen is diminutive)

"from Switzerland"

(clearly not)

"I am married to Tom Mishra"

(Tom is not a Swiss form of Thomas - in Sweden, yes, but in Switzerland, no: why Sweden, because we had emigration to "Viskonsin" and so on, why not Switzerland, because in French "une tomme" is a kind of cheese)

On the pilgrimage there were numerous pilgrims from Switzerland, and Bishop Tissier de Mallerais is from the area of Fribourg (which was once surrounded by newly reformed protestant cities, but remained Catholic, thanks to St Peter Canisius S. J.).

June 1, 2010 at 9:13 AM

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