petite anglaise

March 28, 2005

philosophy of time travel

Filed under: misc — petiteanglaiseparis @ 9:04 am

I’m suffering from blogger’s guilt.

If I don’t post tomorrow, my site will look forlorn, naked and neglected. The fonts will wilt, a layer of dust will settle on my header image and the disappointment of my regular visitors as they click on, then off again in disgust, will be almost tangible.

Sadly, as I’ll be leaving the parental home tomorrow morning and not arriving in Paris until late afternoon, writing will be nigh on impossible. Which means that, were I a conscientious soul, I would rustle up a little post for you now (Sunday evening) and then press the magic button which makes things publish in the future, with a startlingly convincing timestamp, say 9.04 am.

But it’s 00.05 and I’m just too weary and low (PMT if you must know) to deliver the goods. My apologies. Normal service will resume on Tuesday. You’re all on holiday today anyways, so you should have something better to do than read blogs all day, right?

news in brief

Highlights of Easter weekend: the look on Tadpole’s face when she first caught sight of herself in the mirror wearing pink, fluffy Easter bunny ears (courtesy of great grandma), and the perfect way she pronounced selected Yorkshire phrases (e.g. “ee by gum”) after a short but effective coaching session with grandad.


  1. good title! best easter “reference” i’ve seen this weekend.
    and thanks for a great blog. i’m a swede in los angeles, but it seems being an expat has similarities everywhere…

    Comment by Magnus — March 28, 2005 @ 9:58 am

  2. Dear Petite,

    Here in Canada it is Easter Monday, which can best be described as a quasi-holiday. All federal and provincial workers will have the day off. No mail delivery. Many businesses will also be closed. The shopping malls will be operating and they will be jammed with buyers looking for discounted Easter chocolate. Cadbury Easter eggs, and such. So, while we eagerly await you next post, we understand perfectly if you take the day off as well. Happy Easter Monday!

    Comment by Forest Green — March 28, 2005 @ 11:45 am

  3. That’s YOUR next post. I guess my brain is on quasi-holiday …

    Comment by Forest Green — March 28, 2005 @ 11:47 am

  4. An apt title in view of the return of Dr Who… Hope you and Tadpole have a reasonably stress-free journey.

    Comment by Jim in Rennes — March 28, 2005 @ 12:40 pm

  5. Just so your not feeling tooo guilty, some of us in Yorkshire are working (supposedly) so dont have time to read blog (honest) Oh and Yayyy to grandad for his efforts to keep the dialect alive..even if exagerated.

    Comment by Colin — March 28, 2005 @ 2:19 pm

  6. is your title referencing why are you wearing that funny man suit??? that’s such a stretch and i had to think about it for a sec but i get it, and it’s funny. is that where you were going?

    Comment by elizabeth — March 29, 2005 @ 3:14 am

  7. perhaps I’m the only one, but I am not understanding “ee by gum” at all.

    Comment by kim — March 29, 2005 @ 7:59 am

  8. It’s a Yorkshire phrase, equivalent to ‘Oh là là !’ I suppose…

    And the title references the bunny ears, the fact that I had to travel backwards in time on Thursday, forwards on Sunday and then forwards again on Monday. And that I wrote this post on Sunday but published it on Monday. If you’ve seen the film I’m referring to then you’ll understand. If not, I doubt you will.

    Oh, and I watched Dr Who whilst in the UK, so yes Jim, that’s kind of appropriate too…

    Comment by petite — March 29, 2005 @ 8:32 am

  9. ‘What does philosphy have to do with time travel?’ :)

    Love your blog, petite!

    Comment by janna — March 29, 2005 @ 8:51 pm

  10. Donnie Darko.

    Comment by petite — March 29, 2005 @ 9:14 pm

  11. you have a publish in the future button?
    Now i AM jealous!
    I was logging on at every airport I could find and paying Tmobile great sums to connect for a few minutes.

    Talking of time travel, did you manage to catch the new episode of Dr Who on Saturday??

    Comment by sam — March 29, 2005 @ 11:01 pm

  12. (blush)

    I know it was Donnie Darko; I was quoting his sister in the scene in which he’s passing that book around the dinner table.

    Comment by janna — March 30, 2005 @ 3:19 am

  13. I did catch Dr Who, yes. I rather liked it, although I missed the beginning. I like how they kept the old noises, like the tardis noise, even though other things have been modernised.

    I suppose I’ll get it on BBC prime sometime in 2007…

    Comment by petite — March 30, 2005 @ 9:20 am

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