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The car's the star



As I say, if I'm looking this sexy at 50 I'll be laughing. :)

Patricia now has her own livejournal -- she's pto452, though she hasn't had a chance to update it or upload any user pics yet...
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simonb From: simonb Date: March 11th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday (to pto452 :)

Nice photo as well.

I'm guessing that its not created yet, but at the time of posting this comment the LJ system appears to have disavowed all knowledge of a user called pto452 :(
j4 From: j4 Date: March 12th, 2003 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Meh. I mistyped when setting up the account. :-( I've now had to change the username so it is pto452. This Costs Money (though not really very much money).

j4 is stupid. Film at 11.
simonb From: simonb Date: March 12th, 2003 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I've now had to change the username so it is pto452

You could've always just deleted the mistyped name and created a new journal with the correct name; I've got quite a few invite codes going spare and you could've used one of them,

j4 is stupid

IMO j4 is definately not stupid. I've done such mistypes before myself .. things like doing an "init 5" rather than "init 6" on machine where typing "init 5" means a PSU going into a sulk and me having to drag out a Sun keyboard to bring it back to life (better than when bringing it back to life involved a call to Sun support I guess)
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: March 11th, 2003 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Hello Patricia! *waves*

I think that's the first time I've seen you use her name. My suggestion certainly isn't very English, but I was thinking of suggesting "Farren", after "Farenheit 451". Plus one. (Oh, I'm thinking of "Farrah", anyway.)

Many, many happy miles to the two of you and I hope that you don't take her reg-plate literally enough to decide to turn her over.
j4 From: j4 Date: March 12th, 2003 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that's the first time I've seen you use her name.

I only decided on the name quite recently -- thanks to saraphale for suggesting it! -- it fits her quite well, is appropriate for the period, and means she's named after the Saint's feisty female sidekick. :)

I hope that you don't take her reg-plate literally enough to decide to turn her over.

No, indeed!

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I can't see "P.T.O." without thinking of Susan Kay's Phantom (a rewrite of The Phantom of the Opera which backfills all the Phantom's life prior to the events of Leroux's novel, and tells the story in a much more emotional way, and IT'S REALLY GOOD, GO READ IT ... anyway) in which the Phantom mentions that he signs his notes to the management of the Paris Opera as "O. G." (Opera Ghost), and muses that while he rather likes the soubriquet "Phantom of the Opera" it would mean signing his notes "P. T. O.", and "One does not want to descend to the ridiculous."

The fact that he'd have been writing the damn things in French seems to have been conveniently ignored by Kay. I can't remember how Leroux does this in the original, but in the translations I've read the notes are signed "O. G.".

"F. de l'O." at least wouldn't be ridiculous, or perhaps "F. O." (Fantôme Opératique?). But I can't remember what he actually uses.

Really, really must re-read the original novel.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: March 11th, 2003 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
The car's the star

...with which to catch the conscience of the Tsar ?
j4 From: j4 Date: March 12th, 2003 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Brilliant. Just don't filk the whole play, please. ;)

Which reminds me: I.O.U. a copy of An Old Play in a New Garb: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. In three acts. by George Edward Rice (1822-1861). Would you like it as a stack of photocopies, as a raw SGML file, or shall I try to turn it into something I can put on the web?
brrm From: brrm Date: March 11th, 2003 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday Patricia!

Art and Hippo (must do something about that name, it's all the previous owner's fault)
j4 From: j4 Date: March 12th, 2003 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Poor Hippo... I guess it could be short for Hippolyta, though, which would at least be a bit more dignified. And then you could call her Lyta for short instead. :)

Talking of previous owners -- have you seen Drive Archive? It's like Friends Reunited, but for cars.
From: kaet Date: March 11th, 2003 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)
j4 From: j4 Date: March 12th, 2003 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, that's lovely! Shame you couldn't be there, but then it was all a bit last-minute. Mea culpa. (How did you make the telegram, btw?)
From: kaet Date: March 12th, 2003 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. :).

Did she have a good time?

I found an old telegram of an IMPORTANT HISTORICAL MOMENT on the web. Then I deleted all of the text and typed my own and added some noise with gimp. Very useful, gimps, :).
j4 From: j4 Date: March 12th, 2003 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Did she have a good time?

Well, I kind of feel a bit guilty, because she was stuck outside in the dark while we were all inside. (Don't get me started on this... I'd bring her inside if I could!) We did go and see her a few times, though, and raised (far too many) glasses to her.

Very useful, gimps.

Indeed. ;)
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