Washed Out 2

18 Jun

Gah! Today is Chris’s birthday – so happy birthday to him.

We were going to have a takeaway and Cal was going to make him a cake. But, because it actually wasn’t raining, we decided we’d go and sit in a pub garden. So we did. And we had a very nice time.

Then we came home.

Sight number one, in the exact same place as the bloodstain, is a pile of long grass leaves, laid out like a runic symbol. No sign of animal entrails, but the cats are clearly behind this.

Sound number one – dripping noise.

Sound number two – loud shouting from Chris

Sight number two – highly shiny bathroom floor. Close inspection reveals shine is caused by floodwater.

Sight number three – large amounts of water coming through living room ceiling caused by sight number two and source of sound number one.

Culprit – cats? Nope. Sylv? Nope. It’s the birthday boy himself, who cleaned the bathroom earlier today (on his birthday, indeed), and accidentally left the tap slightly on. So now it’s raining indoors.

Keep the Roman facts coming – the vomitarium and mouse brain toothpaste are most likely to end up in the project so far. Although I didn’t know about the greek/latin thing. If it’s true.

Jo xx


8 Responses to “Washed Out 2”

  1. Ally (Mother's Brother) June 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    Greek/Latin thing was a fact from the Oracle that is Stephen Fry on QI, so must be true and I googled it to check. Just type in What language did the Romans speak?

    The Roman Emperor Caligula dug up Alexander the Great’s grave so he could wear his armour. He also made his horse Incitatus a consul, and his oats were mixed with flakes of gold and he had 18 servants.

  2. Jonquil June 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Roman Laundries also acted as public loos in order to collect quantities of urine, which they used in the washing process. Lyndsey Davis’ very first Falco novel starts with a joke about the side effect of eating beetroot (pink togas).

    This all sounds a bit Horrible Histories.

    As you may still be digesting your supper, I suggest you Google “garum” later – a “fish condiment”.

    Commiserations on the household matters. And happy birthday to Chris.

  3. margaret crisp June 19, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    Hi, birthday boy or not, bet Chris is in the dog house!

  4. Deborah Morgenstern June 19, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    I’m afraid the vomitarium thing is a myth. Pretty sure I heard that on QI anyway. Might want to double check before including it in project.

    • Lin June 19, 2012 at 7:50 am #

      Yep, I heard that too.
      Hope the flood waters have receded without too much damage…………xx

  5. Coz Al June 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Romans apparently used cobwebs to stop the bleeding on wounds.

  6. Deborah Morgenstern June 20, 2012 at 5:54 am #

    Romans never actually used the Hitler-type salute that we see in the films – or at least there is no real evidence that they did. It is a Hollywood invention.

    All my facts seem to be anti-facts. Too much Stephen Fry in my life?

  7. Deborah Morgenstern June 20, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    The Romans had 3 different words for kissing:
    The osculum (literally “little mouth” or “pucker”) on the cheek was used as a greeting.
    The basium was a lovers’ kiss on the lips.
    The saviolum was the full-on kiss with tongues which we now call the French kiss. The only time the saviolum was acceptable in public was at the end of a marriage ceremony.

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