Okay, so while I definitely should be in bed (I was violently ill all weekend and through Monday, and am still as weak as a three-day old kitten, enough so that Julia Freaking Roberts could probably have her way with me and I wouldn't be able to toss her some oats to fend her off), I wanted to speak to you all. Of course the library has the interwebs not working, which means I am typing this right now but not able to see it. Anyway, I hope this comes through.
First of all, I can't access Monkey Barn Proper, but did anyone get the nicknames? I'll put the answer, and you can tell me:
The hint is that all three people were hosts of MTV's Headbanger's ball. One of the groups often featured (in the '80s) was Ratt. Ratt's origial name was MickeyRatt, hence calling Rennratt Mickey.
Similar etymology for Biffy. See, you have Biff Spiffy, but I call him Biffy. From there you go to Biffy the Vampire Slayer, and from there to Slayer, which was of course a Thrash Metal band.
Pretty neat, huh?
Secondly, there have been many issues with old/new blogger and Monkey Barn. Actually, as far as I know, Rennratt has still officially not joined us here, and others are having problems (like Sea Hag, who assures me she has a killer V-Day Valentine's post, but she can't get it up here.)
So far I have refrained from joining new blogger for the principle reason that it happened while I was in exile, and also worries about the rest of you. However, I may be forced to act.
I have appointed Tiff my liason on this issue, responisble for finding out what needs to be done and smoothing over the problems. Please contact her if there are problems, and bear with is. If for some reason I have to switch over and all of you are bumped off, be assured that it will only take a few naked pictures to get you all back on.
The last thing I wanted to ask was actally slated for Monday (I had all these "love" questions set up for the week, before illness). This question is mostly for the ladies, but the guys can answer too with opposing genders:
Let's say you had a substantial relationship (8+ months), and then an amicable break up. Break ups are never easy, but this one is not seething with resentment. So, those issues not present, and the break up not for infidelitious reasons, would you want his next girlfriend to be demonstrably better looking than you, demonstrably worse looking than you, about the same but totally different type (blonde vs redhead, tall vs. short, etc.), or does it not make a difference?
Don't just spout off, but really think through your answer, and whenever the hell I get back here I'll give you my analysis.
Oh, and Koz promised to post something awesome tonight. If there is nothing on the morrow you have my permission to post his email and inundate him with hate.
Your Leader, bowed, but never broken