31 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'alfie':


An Ode To My Sister, On The Occasion Of Her Birthday, Which Was Yesterday

[to the tune of "Pour, oh pour the pirate sherry" from The Pirates of Penzance] Now your birthday's finally fêted, Hope your birthday was a blast Sorry wishes are belated Sorry that your birthday's passed. I remembered two days prior Months before, remembered too On your birthday I was tired So I didn't blog for you. Chorus: Let this be your filled-with-mirth-day! Since I have forgot your birthday. Hope that you are not enragèd By this transgression of mine Four and twenty, now you're agèd Have a happy valentine's. Sister, here's your birthday songy Sorry I'm a scurvy knave. Hope...

srah - Tuesday, 29 July 2008 - 4:52 PM
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On the fourth of July this year, my family went for an after-lunch walk (at 4pm or whenever it was that we finished eating lunch. Srahfam cares not for your "traditional" eating "times".) We walked over to one of the 8,000 Borders stores in Ann Arbor, did a little shopping, then headed home. On the way back, we started swapping stories of dorky or pointless things that my family has done, which I titled, in a powerful radio drama announcer's voice, "EXPLOITS... OF THE [srahfam] FAMILY!" Alfie was annoyed that I kept loudly announcing, "EXPLOITS... OF THE [srahfam] FAMILY!" as...

srah - Thursday, 10 July 2008 - 5:17 PM
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In the opinion of this court, this child is depraved on account he ain't had a normal home

A couple of weeks ago I commented on an annoying-slash-hilaaaarious conversational habit of mine. I picked up on another one that my sister and I do while we were grocery shopping today: 1: Where is the [X]? (Or brings up [X] in some other context) 2: You're an [X]! 1: I'll [X] you! Such as: Alfie: Where are the cheese and crackers? me: You're cheese and crackers! Alfie: I'll cheese and crackers you! Then when we went to drive home, Alfie unlocked the car and let me in. I reached over and grabbed the keys off her lap and joked,...

srah - Wednesday, 21 November 2007 - 3:58 PM
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Beautiful girl, you're a lovely picture

We had our yearly photo session this weekend to take a picture for the family Christmas card, just as we've done for the last 28 years. Wow, that's a lot of years when you write it down! As usual, Alfie and I insisted on taking some joke pictures and messed up many others by having no idea what we were doing. Hansel and Zoolander we are not. As usual, we fervently wished that our parents would choose the joke/outtake photos over the serious pictures. And as usual, the parents prefer the serious ones. So we'll be sending out this one:...

srah - Monday, 12 November 2007 - 12:17 PM
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Hey mister, she's my sister!

If my sister loved me like she ought to, this is how our conversations would go: Me: Do you like sibling? Alfie: I don't know, I've never sibbled. Ha ha ha ha ha! Instead they go like this: Me: Do you like sibling? Alfie: ... no....

srah - Friday, 9 November 2007 - 10:06 PM
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Ceci n'est pas un NaBloPoMo post

All you musicals-lovers looking for another outlet for your talents might want to head over to my sister's blog, where she is hosting her Musicals Quiz VII. My mother is already stomping me into the dust, it would seem, so go over there and give her the competition that I am evidently unable to!...

srah - Saturday, 3 November 2007 - 11:15 AM
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Ok, fine, you're Boba Fett and you're Grand Moff Tarkin.

While watching Can't Hardly Wait: X-Phile #1: There's going to be drinking there. What are you going to do? They're going to kick you out if you don't drink. William: Well, I will be drinking. X-Phile #2: (shocked) But William! You could get drunk! X-Phile #1: You could get addicted. William: I downloaded this little baby off the Net. I will know exactly how many spirits I may imbibe without affecting my judgment or my behavior. me: That's totally us. That would have been us in high school. Alfie: Except we didn't go to any parties in high school. We...

srah - Monday, 9 July 2007 - 5:07 PM
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Doctor Piglet, Doctor Winston, practice your art

Good news! I do not have a concussion... I think. This afternoon I went a-returnin' things that I bought before my trip, which I later decided I didn't need. When I got to the mall in Cincinnati, I opened my truck to get out the shoebox, reached in, and the FIERCE STRONG WINDS blew the trunk lid down on my head. Tears came to my eyes and I sort of stumbled through the parking lot in a haze, wondering if I had a concussion. I returned my shoes, wandered in and out of stores, checked my pupils in the restroom...

srah - Saturday, 28 October 2006 - 6:53 PM
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Je me noie dans le talent

Joyeux anniversaire, Tu n'es pas mon frère, Je ne vais pas te voir aujourd'hui mais j'espère que tu n'es pas en colère, Joyeux anniversaire! (Ben... c'est pas pire que les autres...) (translation in the extended entry)...

srah - Friday, 28 July 2006 - 2:38 PM
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Gradumatations!

Congratumatations to Alfie, who gradutates from Albion this aftermanoon. Albion, I hope, done gived you the same edumacation it gived me, which makes me spell in odd ways....

srah - Saturday, 13 May 2006 - 8:11 AM
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Dream

I dreamt last night that my sister and I were in the top 12 on American Idol. They had flown the top 12 to the Globe Theatre in London for a Very Special Top 12 Episode or something. We were all sitting around in the audience seats (which doesn't make any sense because the Globe doesn't have theatre seating) and waiting for things to get started. Sway and Gedeon were there too, but I don't remember seeing Taylor anywhere. We had to organize ourselves into pairs or groups of three (I don't think this was for singing purposes, as the...

srah - Wednesday, 26 April 2006 - 6:25 AM
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Adding 'talented lyricist' to my resume...

Happy birthday to my sister, You'd be my brother if you were a mister, Please come treat my blister, Happy birthday to my sister! (She wouldn't let me reuse the last one...)...

srah - Thursday, 28 July 2005 - 9:54 AM
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Dream

I was watching TV with my grandma and the rest of my family (I don't remember why, but it was significant that my grandma was there) and flipping uncontrollably through channels. Something about Jamaicans came up - a TV show or a reference or something. Then I was at Meijer with my sister and my high school nemesis and her mom. We were buying peas, but I was carrying everything in my arms for some reason and as we neared the checkout, I started dropping everything. I dropped two cans of peas and they broke, so I had to go...

srah - Tuesday, 14 October 2003 - 8:36 AM
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Coming... home?

It's Homecoming Weekend in Albion. Construction seemed light on I-94 and I got off at Jackson (and somehow ended up back on after Jackson, but that's due to my fantastic navigational skills) so I made the one-hour drive in under two hours. It was okay, because sitting still on the freeway gave me a chance to change CDs so that I could sing at the top of my lungs along with both Fiddler on the Roof and The Neil. I'm staying with the sister and using her shower products because it's easier than trucking my own around. Who came up...

srah - Saturday, 11 October 2003 - 11:02 AM
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You may include 'talented lyricist' in my long list of accomplishments

Happy birthday to Alfie, Eat lots of alfalfy, Watch the Duchess of Malfi, Happy birthday to Alfie!...

srah - Monday, 28 July 2003 - 1:10 AM
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Hit her gently

Whose idea was it to have that stupid mouse character in Cinderella's catchphrase be "Strike 'er easy"? What does that mean? Who says that, apart from cartoon mice? And why won't it get out of my head? Cartoons say weird things anyway. For a good year after seeing Lady and the Tramp, my sister would exclaim, "You mongrel!" whenever she got upset at someone. Which, if you know my sister, was often. Of course, this is not to suggest that my sister is a cartoon. Although......

srah - Wednesday, 11 June 2003 - 5:09 PM
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Becky wants you

This is my sister. Her name is Becky and she is 18 years old. Becky wants me to bring back French boys for her when I return home. If you are a French boy and would like to volunteer, go visit her weblog or her website. Then she can stop nagging me about it. Heh heh....

srah - Tuesday, 15 April 2003 - 9:19 AM
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My sister is pretty cool sometimes

Becky found this t-shirt online, which I think would look pretty good on me....

srah - Tuesday, 28 January 2003 - 9:21 AM
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Dream

What a dreamful week I've been having! I'm sure you don't care, but I like to record them and perhaps in reading them, you will realize exactly how bizarre things are in my head. First I was on a tour bus in England and Neil Dudgeon, John Hannah and Joanna Roth were there as well. Neil was right behind me, but the other two were way at the back of the bus. The tour guide announced that we weren't going to be able to watch the video she'd planned to show in the bus because she'd left it at the...

srah - Wednesday, 22 January 2003 - 3:56 AM
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Go away

... and read my sister's blog. Because she told me to tell you so....

srah - Friday, 8 November 2002 - 6:51 AM
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Pickshers continued

The Allier river The Spas Le Parc des Sources Seeing Becky in Grenoble...

srah - Monday, 4 November 2002 - 11:35 AM
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Goodbye to the Albionites

Becky and Alex came to Ann Arbor today to say goodbye to me before I left and to distract me from the packing I was supposed to be doing. It's weird not having Becky come to the airport to see me off, for the first time in my long traveling experience....

srah - Tuesday, 17 September 2002 - 6:30 PM
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Let me entertain... me

I am still at Albion. I stuck around a bit longer to help the sister redesign her weblog and set up a commenting system. So go over there and leave some comments. Maybe that will encourage her to blog about her Exciting New Life At College....

srah - Sunday, 8 September 2002 - 9:17 PM
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At last, she knows what it is to be a Sarah

My sister is one of three Rebecca/Rebekahs on her hall. The other two are Beckys. She doesn't think much of going by Alfie. It will be interesting to see what she comes up with....

srah - Saturday, 24 August 2002 - 12:20 PM
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Movin' on up to the second floor

We've been moving Becky into Albion today, hence no updates. Hopefully now that she's in a room with 24/7 Internet access, she will update her blog from time to time. Congrats, Becky, and welcome to the #7 Most Wired College in the Country. Bleurgh....

srah - Friday, 23 August 2002 - 7:16 PM
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And the peasants rejoiced

After years of being a burden on her family, Alfie has finally passed her road test and can get her driver's license....

srah - Tuesday, 20 August 2002 - 11:25 AM
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Congratulations

Congratulations to Alfie, who graduated from high school last night and is off to a new start at Albion next year....

srah - Friday, 7 June 2002 - 10:52 AM
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Evening plans

We are getting all duded up tonight and going out to dinner. Becky is taking Alex to her prom and the whole family's going out to dinner together at Palio before the dance. Kind of an unusual arrangement. They've invited me to get dressed up as well. I can pretend I'm back in high school again. Not that anyone won't believe it... This will be quite a week! Prom on Monday, graduation on Thursday, graduation party on Sunday and srah and Alex leaving next Monday!...

srah - Monday, 3 June 2002 - 3:15 PM
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That's my sister!

When it came time to fill out the roommate form at SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration) last week at Albion, Becky wrote that she'd like to have an international student as a roommate. Sometimes she's a pretty cool person....

srah - Tuesday, 28 May 2002 - 4:13 PM
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Queen Alfie I

I've decided my sister is sort of like Queen Elizabeth I. Not that it's a bad thing... Queen Elizabeth had a lot of suitors all would have liked to marry her and take over the kingdom. Elizabeth never married, but didn't discourage the suitors from coming and trying. I have the impression that she didn't want to give up her power, but she liked the attention. Becky has a lot of suitors as well, but they don't want to marry her. They are colleges who want her to attend. She keeps putting off the final decision (we tease that we'll...

srah - Saturday, 30 March 2002 - 12:36 PM
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Mystery solved

Mystery solved - the cracked-out villain is Becky herself. BlueMountain has their design-your-own card thing and Becky's on drugs. We went to Olive Garden for dinner and spent almost the whole time playing "Connect Yourself to Celebrities" and various other variations on "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". I will share some later. "You know what sounds horrible? When someone farts into a microphone." - Alex Rivera...

srah - Saturday, 3 November 2001 - 8:47 PM
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