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A camera, once, I placed away
in some place safe and near,
some smart location, obvious,
to me that day, right here.

An act of paranoia, yes,
I knew for what it was.
But since that 'tempted break-in,
I felt I had just cause.

Within a week, I needed it.
I casually looked 'round,
to find that place so obvious.
No camera could be found!

I spent an hour searching high,
an hour searching low.
Where had I hid my camera?
I swear I do not know!

Before Wakehurst, before Cotswolds,
each time I searched it out.
But can I find my camera?
I now begin to doubt.

Three weeks have passed since I it hid,
three weeks of much-missed snaps.
Sketching is fine, but can't replace
the outcome of this lapse.

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ajodasso
Sep. 4th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Maybe your camera eloped with my iPod.
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
And they both ran away to France... taking my French textbooks with them!
ajodasso
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Damned liberal media.

*ducks the inevitable pelting with rotten fruit, rocks, etc.*

I'm not usually given to puns. Really.
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
erm... i would pelt you with rotten fruit, but unfortunately my brain has died from an overdose of anglo-saxon, rendering me unable to comprehend bad puns.

I could take your word for it, and pelt you anyway?
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
also, LJ email notifications inform me that your "name" is ceci n'est pas un blog

I am much amused.

is "blog" really french for blog?
ajodasso
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
Yeah - they pretty much say "blog," just like we do :) It's become a rather universal term, like most netspeak.
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
hmmm... i had some kind of test/writing task/project/thing ages back for french class which involved talking about online journals, and if i recall correctly, the phrase used was long and complicated and i got very sick of repeating it.
Probably one of those situations like "le weekend" vs the official "le fin de la semaine"
ajodasso
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think it's one of those situations. Besides, you need the one-syllable word for the artistic allusion to work!
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
oh, of course ;) the French Lanuage Police are most inconsiderate of these things...
ajodasso
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Vive l'Académie Française? :-P

(Mind if I friend you?)
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Oui, vive-les. *rolls eyes*

sure, go ahead :)
owlfish
Sep. 5th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)
You two are so charming!
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 08:58 am (UTC)
why, thank you.

i think.
owlfish
Sep. 5th, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
Charming is good.
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
there was always the possibility that my translation-befuffled brain was going to miss sarcasm as easily as it missed Iris' bad pun...

however, i shall assume that was an unessescary worry ;)
owlfish
Sep. 5th, 2007 09:41 am (UTC)
I was going to say "cute" but then for a moment I thought it would sound condescending, which was not what I meant at all.
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
incidentally- Out of Cheese Error. Bonus points to you for pratchettery.
owlfish
Sep. 5th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! iconsbycurtana makes the best icons. Speaking of Hex, have you see the Hogfather movie? We did only recently.
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
oh! i didn't know it was out yet...
owlfish
Sep. 5th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
It was made for t.v., aired last Christmas, and has been available on DVD in the UK for a few months now. It's not perfect, but there's a lot of very good, and Susan is perfect!
highlyeccentric
Sep. 5th, 2007 10:06 am (UTC)
hmm. i wonder if it's available in Australia?
morganlf
Sep. 4th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
cute! And I'm sorry you still haven't found your camera.
owlfish
Sep. 5th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
Soon I shall have a major dilemma. Do I buy film and new batteries for my non-digital camera? Do I buy a new, extra-compact and lightweight camera, since I've been idly grumbling for years about how heavy my old digital one is, even though it otherwise does everything I need it to? Do I tear the flat apart so it's a complete disaster in order to find the very missing camera?
calindy
Sep. 5th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Heehee...sorry, I know I should be sending sympathetic waves in your general direction, but you made me laugh.
owlfish
Sep. 5th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
You just don't take me seriously. ;)
geesepalace
Sep. 6th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
I don't want to take all the credit for your misplacing your camera that way, but it's definitely a symptom of an inherited trait.
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