Archive for October, 2005


Pippi in other languages

October 31, 2005

Names for Pippi Longstocking in other languages: In Bulgarian “Пипи Дългото Чорапче” In Croatian “Pipi Duga Čarapa” In Czech “Pipi Dlouhá Punčocha” In Danish “Pippi Langstrømpe” In Dutch “Pippi Langkous” In Estonian “Pipi Pikksukk” In Finnish “Peppi Pitkätossu” In French “Fifi Brindacier” In German “Pippi Langstrumpf” In Hebrew “בילבי בת-גרב” (“Bilbi Bat-Gerev”) In Icelandic “Lína Langsokkur” In Indonesian “Pippi Si Kaus Kaki Panjang” In Italian “Pippi Calzelunghe” In Latvian “Pepija Garzeķe” In Norwegian “Pippi Langstrømpe” In Persian “پی‌پی جوراب‌بلنده (Pipi Joorab-Bolandeh)” In Polish “Fizia Pónczoszanka” In Portuguese “Bibi Meialonga” (Brazil), “Pipi das Meias Altas” (Portugal) In Russian “Пиппи Длинный Чулок” (or “Пеппи Длинныйчулок”) In Serbian “Pipi Duga Čarapa” In Slovak “Pipi Dlhá Pančucha” In Slovenian “Pika Nogavička” In Spanish “Pipi Calzaslargas”


Today’s the day!

October 31, 2005

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Blessed Samhain to all!

Happy 7th anniversary to us!


More Pippi

October 30, 2005

Good thing my almost 5-year old came up with a great costume idea. It was economical, too…we shared the wig. Several people who have known me for a long time did not recognize me. Fun!



October 27, 2005

4 women(age range 30-45)

1 Victorian house in the ‘hood

Popcorn popped in the fireplace

Red wine

Ouija board




No boys

No kids



See you tomorrow…


Halloween fun

October 25, 2005

Do you know this character? Lily went to a costume party this morning, and was disappointed that her peers had never heard of Pippi. The adults loved it, though. That’s Mr. Nielson sitting on her shoulder, and you’ll need your imagination to see Alfonso. He’s right behind her. We couldn’t get him to come all the way down the stairs. You know how stubborn imaginary horses can be. I’m borrowing the wig for a party this weekend, and I don’t promise you’ll see those photos.



October 24, 2005

Our dog, now known as the Mistress Willow, has taken a liking to Lily’s stuffed tricertops named Cera. Cera roars if you squeeze her just right, and Willow can ofter be found squishing and squeezing her conquest hoping to hear her make a sound. Recently, Willow has started humping the helpless dino. In front of company, even. Must be puppy hormones, she just turned 14 in doggie years. I guess it’s time for that talk.


More paper

October 21, 2005

My computer is not functioning as it should. Neither is my camera. I dropped it (camera, not computer). I’ve been tempted to throw the computer, but haven’t yet.

Been busy compiling adoption documents, getting signatures notarized, blah, blah, blah. One year ago I thought we’d be home with a child sometime around Thanksgiving. We barely made clearance on this side of the border in that time.

If all goes well (cross all appendages for me) I’ll be done with the paperwork next week. Hopefully I’ll get my computer up and running again and I’ll be inspired with an actual fun post instead of boring adoption updates.