7 June 2012

Feeling as good as lovers can

Lestrade wrote these and now everyone's being boring and he said I could post them and then we can play more games in comments.

John's parents are a bit boring and strict and they don't like the dogs or noise or mud and Louisa said I shouldn't call Lestrade Lestrade because his name is Greg but we all call him Lestrade and we're not going to stop even if she thinks it's not very friendly. But she said thank you for the hedgehogs and that they were charming and John looks like his Dad except his Dad has greyer hair.

Sherlock.


Day Two: Nine things about yourself.

1. I can sing along to a million songs, but I'm terrible at remembering song titles.

2. I've never had a guitar lesson, but I can pick up most things by ear.

3. I used to write some love songs. But I always put in girls' names, in case anyone ever found them.

4. I found my first grey hair before I was twenty. Happily most didn't turn up until I was nearly forty.

5. When I was a teenager I really really wanted curly hair. So I used Mum's rollers.

6. I hated milk when I was little. And then, when I was about 6, it's like a switch went inside me. Now I can drink pints of it.

7. I used to be able to fit my fist in my mouth. I haven't tried for a long time now. I refuse to say if I can fit a fist anywhere else...

8. Apparently I really wanted Mum to call Nicky 'Marmaduke'. I've no idea why.

9. I have had...relations with another... on the back of a motorcycle. A stationary one. It was logistically quite difficult...


Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn-offs.
Day Eight: Three turn-ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.




And we're in a restaurant and I folded my napkin into a chicken shape.

38 comments:

REReader said...

I wish we could see your chicken-shaped napkin, Sherlock, but if it seems like something John's parents would rather you didn't do--take pictures at the table--don't. (You could whisper to John to ask if you're not sure, when there's a break in the conversation.)

Do you want to start a new version of RSF's game with your own rules here? Or would your rather play something entirely different for a while?

Sherlock said...

I can't type a lot because I'm not meant to be on the phone too much because Louisa keeps asking me about school and things and I told her about newts and tadpoles because they have legs now some of them.

REReader said...

Then we'll save games mostly for your trip back to London. :)

It's good that you have interesting things to talk about at the table--it's always nice to be able to contribute to the conversation, and I should think anyone would like to hear about the newts and tadpoles. (I didn't know the tadpoles were growing legs already--that's quite exciting!)

Anon Without A Name said...

Sherlock - I wish I knew how to fold my napkin into a chicken shape. Would certainly help make some situations less boring.

Lestrade - 7 & 9, I'm impressed :-)

John H. D. Watson said...

That does logistically difficult.

5...heh.

Desert Wanderer said...

Sherlock, sometime when you're not at the table, could you post instructions on how to fold a napkin in a chicken shape, please?

Sherlock said...

John Lestrade says I can tell you to hush

can I have cream and ice cream with my pudding?

pandabob said...

I probably shouldn't say this Sherlock but if Lestrade had a problem with it he would say so and no one elses opinion on the name you call your DI matters one jot!

I second the chicken folding instruction plea if you get chance :-)

Very interesting nine things Greg, I've always wondered about how anyone does the no.9 thing I thought it was all talk but I was brought up to always trust a policeman so I guess however logistically difficult it is it must be possible ;-)

Anonybob

rabidsamfan said...

There used to be a big cartoon dog named Marmaduke. Maybe Lestrade was thinking of that when they wanted to name Nicky.

I expect that John's parents were used to mud and noise when he was small, but they haven't had to deal with either for a long time. And grownups always do ask children about school, but it's because we're pretty sure that's a topic where children have something to say. (I always wanted to be asked if I knew a story to tell them, and sometimes I told them stories anyway, even if they didn't ask for one.)

This comment has taken me four tries because I keep having to stop and answer questions. And now I don't know whether or not newts always have legs or they're like frogs and tadpoles.

Greg Lestrade said...

Lestrade likes being called Lestrade. I told John's Mum that. Some people call them newtpoles or newtlets but they are like tadpoles but longer.

Sherlock said...

That was me!

REReader said...

I thought it might be, Sherlock. It's a bit inconvenient to be posting from someone else's account, I'm sure, so I'm grateful you take the extra time and trouble to talk with us. :)

Also, I didn't know that about newts--the ones we had in my classroom in school already had legs when we got them.

pandabob said...

very quietly and with a slight fear of getting told off I'd like to say, good on you Sherlock :-)

rabidsamfan said...

That's cool, Sherlock! I didn't know about newtlets. (Or maybe I knew once and forgot.) Then again, I've never seen a newt in real life and I've seen frogs lots of times.

And now I am going to look up Salamanders and see if there's such a thing as salamanderpoles.

Greg Lestrade said...

No one will tell you off, Anonybob.

And very soon we're going to our B&B and getting tired young boys to sleep. And tired old boys.

pandabob said...

I hope you all sleep well and recover from the long trip ready for whatever fun you have lined up tomorrow :-)

REReader said...

I'm sure I find riding for hours quite tiring, never mind driving. (And that's without being awake all the night before!)

Have a good night!

(And very sensible, staying at a B&B.)

Greg Lestrade said...

I find riding for hours tiring too, RR.... ;)

REReader said...

*facepalm*

(How do I manage to walk into these things how?)

rabidsamfan said...

Sleep wel, and thank you for playing my game with me today.

(And I found out that mud puppies turn into salamanders, and now after reading about newts I'm wondering if I can convince my boss to let me have a tank with some here at the library. Probably not, but it would be fun.)

rabidsamfan said...

Well.

With two Ls.

Although in John's case one L is sufficient.

Greg Lestrade said...

Sherlock says when he's back at school he'll post you some newt pictures.

REReader said...

Yay! Thank you, Sherlock, that would be lovely. :)

pandabob said...

Every now and then RR I get the feeling you do it on purpose ;-) you're not as innocent as you would like us to believe ;-)

REReader said...

Heh. Well, this time I had no such notion in mind.

Of course, I don't mind the other view, either, because I'd rather be thought clever than innocent... ;)

rabidsamfan said...

I'd like that, Sherlock. Newts sound fascinating. Are they ever as noisy as frogs?

imachar said...

I love the idea of a napkin folded into a chicken, and I suspect my child would be very interested too, so I second (or third) the request for folding instructions - please, Sherlock.

And Greg - #2 very impressed - I can manage that with a harmonica (there is no way I'm calling it a mouth organ with you lot around) but not the bassoon. And #9 - beyond impressed! I can visualize it, but the logistics do indeed seem complicated.

Glad the trip seems to be going well, enjoy the B&B!

Anon Without A Name said...

Sleep well, boys young and old. Do you have much planned for tomorrow?

Greg Lestrade said...

B&B is.. cosy, boys are asleep.

John is still apologising for his patents (no need) and then apologising for apologising (ditto).

Tomorrow is a bit weather dependent.

Desert Wanderer said...

Oh, really? And what has our dear Doctor patented? A love potion? A Lestallion wrangler? Something for...the bedroom?

pandabob said...

everyone apologises for their parents it's what chidren do!

all Scotland's B+b's are cosy aren't they? we only had one bed in the last one, two wriggling children does not adult sleep make!!

I hope you get some decent sleep and that the weather is however you need it to be tomorrow :-)

John - I hope the day has gone as you wanted and that you feel comfortable with having made the decision to do this :-)

Anonybob

John H. D. Watson said...

DW - my patents are all for devices designed to prevent small children from getting their sticky fingers all over first editions.

Desert Wanderer said...

Ha, Doc. Fantastic. I'm sure there's a huge market for such inventions.

rabidsamfan said...

*snicker* Does that involve encasing the first editions in glass or de-stickying the small children with a garden hose?

John H. D. Watson said...

I could encase the small children in glass...

rabidsamfan said...

True! But now I am imagining a small child climbing the glass with sticky fingers like an over-excited gecko...

imachar said...

Tomorrow is a bit weather dependent.

Isn't it pretty much a given that Scotland=all plans are subject to change due to weather?

Encasing small children in glass sounds like a great idea, especially if it's sound-proof...

rabidsamfan said...

I visited Scotland once, long ago, with my sister, who had a timeshare, but the memory that stands out most was finally getting a chance to do our laundry properly after two weeks of riding trains and walking around the UK. And I doubt the boys would be as amused as I was by "haggis quest".

Hm. Do they have mini-golf courses in Scotland or is that blasphemy?

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