I just wanted to say Hi.

Been having a bit of a hard time expressing myself through writing lately. In the words of lovely dichroicynosure, I would say almost aphasic, without the head trauma. Then again, getting boffed in the face even by gloved hands might have something to do with it.

Nah, can’t be.

But I am here, and very much alive, and looking forward to getting some words down in just the perfect order very soon. I can feel them pressing on my soft palate and tickling the inside of my intercostal muscles. They’re just not ready yet, but you’ll be the first to know when they are. Funny how when we set our own standards we feel obliged to answer for remaining the tenders of that particular garden – and expect prize roses every time, even if the only seeds you have handy are for tenacious stinkweed.

So until they sprout, instead of rambling on about nothing in particular, I’ll just say, “Hello”. It’s always good to see you, and I sincerely hope that all is well with you and yours, from wherever it is you’re logging in.

28 Responses to “HIya.”

  1. pisica Says:
    July 19th, 2004 at 9:35 pm


  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:36 am

    You're so personable today! 🙂

  3. pisica Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 7:40 pm

    You mean I'm usually not??? 🙁

  4. seolta Says:
    July 19th, 2004 at 10:38 pm

    Ola, mi chico!!! You know, if written words are proving mercurial and elusive, perhaps you should try dictating for a bit – see if it will tumble out orally instead…..

  5. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:37 am

    Are you telling me to dictate my deepest desires to you and have you fulfill them post haste?

  6. alison_ella Says:
    July 19th, 2004 at 10:55 pm

    Hello you. I still stand by it, you should have stayed out at the weekend. But anyhoo. Hope your friends enjoyed their stay and that the made the flight in a reasonable condition. XX

  7. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:37 am

    Yup, they're landed well. Thanks for the entertainment the other night! 🙂

  8. evils Says:
    July 19th, 2004 at 10:56 pm

    Hi! Am in a similar boat and waving at you from upstream!
    <small>and expect prize roses every time</small>
    So true! Every time I have tried to write something of late, I have been inwardly attacking myself for only having dandelions and daisies on offer. My confused words seem to get lost in the ether. I criticise myself for not having anything more profound to say than, "Look at my holiday snaps" although I can feel that there's more in there. I just can't seem to unlock it. But until I resolve certain factors in my life, roses may indeed be unattainable. I accept this, for now. I will therefore lurk quietly and continue to send my best wishes to you all. 🙂
    Your post has triggered something positive in me. I now realise that my writing, like my situation, will improve over time, if given a little room to breathe and some gentle tlc. I need to give myself a break. Yes, it is blindingly obvious but yet somehow it was hidden from my understanding until I read your post. So, thank you! Does this make sense? Or am I dribbling down my front again? 😉
    Anyway until we meet again, sir, I look forward to reading all that you write and may you forever be the funkiest of funkyplaid's!

  9. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:57 am

    I'm so glad that you got something from it, though that's the last thing I thought would happen. Three cheers for serendipity, and for the human condition being commonly shared by more people than we at first thought.
    You do need time, and a break, and things will come – be they words, hidden emotions, or red, shaggy coos. You're not dribbling down your front again, but your hair is dropping right in the soup, damnit. You really should do something about that, love. 🙂
    In other news, I miss you guys immensely, and would like to see you soon, as time is running out for D in Edinburgh…

  10. podle Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 12:44 am

    Hello back at you from another island of total inarticularity (see? I not only can't express myself right now – I can't even come up with proper words).
    Not sure if its the pending nuptuals or what – but I can't write my way out of a wet paper bag – either here or in the regular book journal.
    Hope you are recovered from your cold and in fine fettle.

  11. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:42 am

    Feeling better thanks, and it's so good to hear from you. You have good reason to be a wet noodle these days, with the Hitching Post right around the corner. And thank you so much for the overseas invitation. I only wish I could be there.
    And I like the term 'inarticularity'. It fits, and rather well.

  12. kratkrat Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 12:47 am


  13. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:42 am


  14. defenestr8r Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 1:36 am

    hello, mate.
    just wanted you to know i am thinking about you. i hope the words find you soon. i know they will….

  15. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:43 am

    Those past few that just found me were really nice. Thanks for offering them, and I just love that picture of you SO MUCH. Can't wait to see you in person again.

  16. thistlelurid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 1:53 am

    so very well put…for someone claiming to be communication challenged! :*D

  17. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:44 am

    I was wondering what it was going to take to get a comment out of you.
    Now I see I don't have to do anything at all…and do it well. 🙂
    Good to see you, and thanks.

  18. thistlelurid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 12:42 pm

    hahah one could say the SAME for YOU ya know!
    (Ill be sneaking round Edinburgh for new years…
    we should meet up and "spar" ::makes girl fists::)

  19. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 24th, 2004 at 9:09 pm

    I tell ya, I would LOVE to meet up with you…and let you kick my arse. Sadly, I'll be back State-side by Hogmanay, not to return here for a few years yet…but we'll have to make another go of it sometime, regardless of locale.

  20. arwynestaria Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 2:28 am

    I'm just commenting to say Hi, as well… I've been having weird dreams about Scotland lately, so I decided to friend some residents to get a better feel for what it's actually like. 🙂 So welcome to my friends list. You can add me back if you'd like to.

  21. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:46 am

    Hiya, Arwen. Of course I'll add you, and anything I can offer regarding ol' Edina is at your beck and call.

  22. arwynestaria Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 10:52 pm

    Hey, thanks. 🙂

  23. bates_motel Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 3:18 am

    You act as if being hit with boxing gloves is a bad thing. You crazy.

  24. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:47 am

    The only thing crazy here is that you look *amazingly* like Fernando Vargas.
    Is your back as bad? 🙂

  25. bates_motel Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 1:41 pm

    Now I look amazingly like Rocko. Aah the miracle of technology. 🙂

  26. spiffington Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 4:27 am

    *hands you a rose*
    Just in case the others take a while to grow…

  27. FunkyPlaid Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 9:48 am

    *munch munch*
    Thank you, dear.

  28. friendsofgumby Says:
    July 20th, 2004 at 6:55 pm

    You should write a book, that is if you aren't already started.

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