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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Under New Management
















86 comments:

Chantel said...

LOL! You'd better get pictures!

Helen said...

Thoroughly delightful post ~~ can't wait to see what happens to 'the shed.'

Shrinky said...

Chantel, I may be out walking the dog..

Shrinky said...

It's still a work in progress, Helen (I hope)!

X. Dell said...

Abby's 100% correct on this one. The main purpose of a little sister is to keep her big brother in line by annoying the hell out of him.

Shrinky said...

I fear there may be blood shed, X-Dell, but enough is enough - he's had sole exclusivity for ten years, it's time someone else has their turn. 'Sides, he's gone most of the year.

chewy said...

You have a totally new look to your blog! It's brilliantly fun. Especially love the photo/illustration of the girls in front of the shed. It'll get easier to draw smoother lines with practice. I hope to see more posts in this style.

Shrinky said...

Hiya Chewy! "Paint" is limited, but it gets the job done (grin), I had a blast. You know how uninspired I've felt with my blog as of late, 'twas overdue a new approach.

Leslie: said...

Too funny for words! It'll be a perfect little cottage for me and students to come for lessons! lol It's 3 months come Monday we'll be leaving on a jet plane...la la la

Ms. A said...

I'd say Matt is going to be in for a huge surprise... er... shock! Go, Abby, it's your turn!

Happy Mother's Day, Shrinky!

Vince said...

It's probably best to tell him, it will give him time to get over it. Of course he may be at finals so don't.
And you've blocked off the glen then ?.

Anthony Duce said...

Enjoyed… He should know, when it comes to most any shelter, the girls get their way in the end.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful name..."Blood Shed!" lol!

Choco said...

LOL!!!
ps: I like your new look! :)

Crack You Whip said...

Hope they have fun with it!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

fits will be thrown..ha

X. Dell said...

Blood Shed. That's a good name for it.

Pearl said...

A little tetchy is just what he needs!

Pearl

Dave said...

Mmmm, I wonder how he will react? Do tell? Great cartoon drawing too Carol - Dave

mythopolis said...

Happy Mother's Day! This was so amusing to read. A flock of girls practicing nest-building. Too cute! It sorta reminded me of my 'dating' years when girls would skeptically look around my apartment making plans of what simply must go! (Most everything) I had a huge rock collection. I had rocks all over the place. It was a test of love when one gal told me they needed to be banished to the yard. In that case, she lost. No way would any woman come between me and my rocks! : )

Mamma has spoken said...

Yep, same thing happen here except it was the larger bedroom. The son who was moved out of his room exploded too. Five years later, it's still a sore spot between them...

Shrinky said...

Ooooh Leslie, it's not long now, is it? I'm so excited, but Lord knows what state this shed of ours will be in by then!

Shrinky said...

Aw Cheers, Ms. A - but truth be told, we celebrated Mothering Sunday a couple of months ago, here in the UK! I do hope you are having a great one.

Shrinky said...

You are so funny, Vince, I had a good chuckle reading this! Ack, he's going to kick off, no question, why prolong the sulking by telling him in advance, eh?

Shrinky said...

I think, Anthony, this will be his first painful lesson on that (wink)..

Shrinky said...

Hi Denise, hmnn, I'm just hoping it won't earn that name!

Shrinky said...

Hi Choco, you noticed, then (teehee)? I felt it was time for a shake up.

Shrinky said...

I'm sure they will, Crack your whip.

Shrinky said...

So long as it's only fits that are thrown, eh Jackie?

Shrinky said...

X-Dell, it scares me it may well be remember that way, once Matt arrives back..!

Shrinky said...

Yeah Pearl, it's time for the showdown - shudder.

Shrinky said...

Aww, thanks Dave, I had such a lot of fun doing this post.

Shrinky said...

Ha Dan, it's funny how opposing the girls ideal vision of their perfect clubhouse is from Matt's - he'll consider the place wrecked when he sees it. I think you understand (smile).

Shrinky said...

Oh Mamma, I have a sinking feeling the same will ring true with the shed. Kids (I say "kids", ha, he'll be 21 this year) can be so territorial!

foam said...

I've never felt your blog was uninspired. I think it's pretty doggone wonderful. But this just might be wonderfuller. .. :).
Eh, who cares about grammar. I think it's Girl time now.... And obviously the girls think so too.
Speaking of uninspired, mine has been just that. Haven't even done much visiting although I do generally keep up through google reader. For example, I know your island has those Manx cats. I have 2. Had two, I should say. I had to finally put my cancer kitty to sleep.

Al Penwasser said...

They're doing that!? To his shed!?
Sheesh!!!!
Chicks, I tell ya.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Ha ha ha! No one holds power forever!

bill lisleman said...

Even though it's his sister he should appreciate (he won't) the lesson of having things rearranged by a woman. The sooner he gets use to that the better.

Shelly said...

Oh, this was fun- can't wait to hear an update on this!

Jodi said...

Hey Shrinky, thanks for popping by. Nice to meet someone else who uses the word 'tetchy'. Very interesting blog you have here. I'll be back to read more. :)

Bijoux said...

But all sheds deserve a female touch!!!

Shrinky said...

Hiya Foam, awww, well for what it counts, your blog has oodles of girl power, too - always has (smile).

Shrinky said...

Yup Al, typical, eh? (Snicker..)

Shrinky said...

That, Secret Agent, is a valuable lesson in life to learn. (wink)

Shrinky said...

Hiya Bill, as the eldest of four, you'd think he would've learned that by now, wouldn't you? Tee-hee..

Shrinky said...

Hey there Jodi, great to see you in here, thanks for stopping by! Actually, I have a whole wide variety of words to describe how Matt can get, but um, I thought it best to opt for keeping it clean.. (sigh)

Shrinky said...

Bijoux, you're a girlie after my own heart!

Furtheron said...

What is it with girls and cushions? I found some in Primark the other day and showed the girls, they had Big Red London buses on them! COOL!!! I just got one of those "you are not helping" looks so headed to ModelZone for 10 mins instead

Empty Nest Insider said...

Smart girls, and wonderful drawings! I like how you combined it with the cute photo insert! Thanks for following me, and I look forward to more of your adventures! Julie

FEDO said...

Think before doing it..

Shrinky said...

What can I say, Furtheron? If you have to ask, you'll never know (wink).

Shrinky said...

Hi there Julie, I'm so delighted you popped over! This style is a new venture for me, I really enjoyed playing around with it, and am really glad it made you smile!

Shrinky said...

Hi there FEDO, how nice of you to stop by (smile). In fairness, I always told Matt from day one, it would eventually be passed on to the girls once he left home for university (he's been there two years now)!

MarkD60 said...

How cruel. Hope you have the video camera going to see the meltdown.

Shrinky said...

Hello Mark, welcome back! Er, methinks a camcording might only add fuel to the fire - even I'm not THAT foolish (nervous twitch)!

Rock Chef said...

Excellent - This seems to be a very onesided situation...

Shrinky said...

Thanks, RC, I think so too, it's time the girls had their turn, it's been well overdue.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm not familiar with the "principals"...so, forgive me, but I don't know what is going on...Sorry about that. Thanks for coming by, my dear.

Shrinky said...

Sorry this confuses you, Lady of the hills, I'd thought it self-explanatory (shrug), but no worries.

Bone said...

A man needs his sanctuary!

*Sigh* I guess he'll learn to take refuge in the bathroom like the rest of us poor guys.

otin said...

Sometimes dealing with all the frilly stuff is worth it, just so we can be next to the ladies!

Shrinky said...

Sanctuary/manktuary Bone, save your pity, the lad has his very own all-10-guys-hanging-together student flat, to do all that kinda' s**t in now..

Shrinky said...

otin, I always knew you were a big ol' softie at heart (hugs)!

Vince said...

10-guys-hanging-together is either a monastery or a barracks. Certainly a challenge to the nasal sensors of any sober chick within ten miles. Thank god the drink knocks off the nose before anything else or we blokes wouldn't get any til we were 30.

Shrinky said...

Haaaaaaaaaa, you've nailed it, Vince, too, too true. Next term year (for his final one) he's scaled it down to renting with five, but it'll still be a midden heap.. sigh.

I pity the neighbours.

Skunkfeathers said...

LMAO...aye, 'tis surprised he'll be bein'...

Suldog said...

Heh. I love your words no end, but your drawings are hilarious. Good job!

wishihadakarmaanghia said...

oooh it's so smart in here! All hand drawn pics and smart format. I like it! I'd like pics of the finished shed (without the bodies!!) xxx

~Babs said...

How hugely fun your blog is with this facelift! LOVE LOVE the drawings/photos.
Writer and artist all rolled into one Shrinkster!

Hissie fit.
That's what Mat'll be having.
Oh, hah,,,,I do love the word tetchy. Never heard that one before,though it sounds like it could apply to Ins.Steele.
:-)
Book 3 down,,,,

Grayquill said...

Fun Post - gave me a nice smile. Thanks!

Vince said...

I must interject. A Hissy Fit is a purely female occurrence characterized by incoherent fury with words delivered at a pitch reserved for the aural abilities of certain dog breeds. It's always caused by their partner.
Men consider it about a DEFCON-3. It is usually followed by a flounce with the accompanying words 'I'm going home to Mom'. It's rare indeed with the older partner since by then they both have mastered the arts of knife twisting & married people torture.

Bone said...

So what happened to the birthday post above this? I know I didn't imagine that. There was a video!

Wasn't there?

Signed,

I think I might be losing it

Shrinky said...

Oh Gawd, I am so embarrassed bone, this wasn't meant to publish yet, I only put it up to have a peek to see if the video worked, AND I'D THOUGHT I'd disabled it from general view.. obviously it wasn't (blush). It's not meant to post until the 26th, on her birthday!

But thank you for the gorgeous and lovely comments (it'll still go up when I post) - and no, rest assured you'll never be a Numtie in my book (x)..

Shrinky said...

Gee Sully, you sure do know how to light a smile on my face, thank you for that my friend (doing my own happy dance now, on the table..)

Shrinky said...

To say the least, Skunk (Bwahahaha)!

Shrinky said...

Seriously Kristina, I'm planning on laying low for a few days after he arrives..!

Shrinky said...

Sheesh Babs, you've gone and turned me ears all burny-pink now (embarrassed giggle).. I always love it when you stop by(x)!

Shrinky said...

Hey GQ, you're back - Woohoo!

Shrinky said...

Eeeeee Vince, that's slanderous, that is - and very, very funny (hehheh). To be fair, I've always found a good long sulk tops the hissy fit, hands down. And I'm proud to say I've NEVER packed my bags to take off to the mother - what kind of suffering would that inflict? It's far best to stay up close and personal when you need to inject a healthy dose of misery (wink),

~Babs said...

(stamping foot)

But I have seen,
first hand,,,unadorned MALE hissie fits!
It ain't purty.

Hilary said...

What a fun post.. you never fail to amuse. :)

Shrinky said...

Here, here Babs, I can attest to that! (Laughing)

Shrinky said...

I had a lot of fun with this one, Hilary, a slightly different format!

Vince said...

Bull, girls, pure bull. When you see something like a arched-back wet cat spitting like one of those Mexican dishes where they bring the frying pan to the table combined with a vocal outrage pitched a couple of octaves above a steam whistle then you've got a hissy-fit. Men just don't have the vocal range. I'm not saying we dont flounce but it's more grrrrrr rather that eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Shrinky said...

Ah, now I can see where you're getting at, Vince, with your more than able way of articulation - it's a fine picture you lay out there (smile). Perhaps I might concede you have a point, having personally experienced that grrrrrr myself, upon ocassion - it's usually a good signal to quit poking the bear!

Barbara said...

He's gone, she's there. That's the law of the land, isn't it? lol