I'm overcome with remorse. For the first time since I stayed doing the challenges I was unable to vote.
A big congratulations to mosaix - I would have voted for either you or PM, so not too much difference.
Now I'm off to walk through the city naked to cries of "SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!" and avoid rotten fruit and worse.
It sounds like either your in-laws arrived for a visit prematurely, or congratulations are in order for more than @mosaix! I hope your arrival was not so early that there are significant health concerns.Apologies for missing the vote and failing to finish the whole set of reviews this month. Things have been a bit topsy turvy of late due to an unexpectedly early arrival. Fair to say I've had other things on my mind!
Naturally I had to look up these Emu Wars and found Emu War - Wikipediarequired knowledge of the Australian Emu wars
Surely this war is a prime candidate for a film highlighting military incompetence.The machine-gunners' dreams of point blank fire into serried masses of Emus were soon dissipated. The Emu command had evidently ordered guerrilla tactics, and its unwieldy army soon split up into innumerable small units that made use of the military equipment uneconomic. A crestfallen field force therefore withdrew from the combat area after about a month.
*laughs awkwardly* funny you should say that... I...might... have borrowed this situation for a comedy sub-narrative in my SF WiP...
Thank you! Three weeks early so nothing too terrible but suffice to say it didn't go exactly how we'd planned it. I was a little out of the loop for a while but things are looking better now.
We had to induce our second one a bit early; she was a couple weeks underweight, so they felt it safer to have her out than in. It wasn't a fun delivery, but she was healthy, hungry, and a gem of a baby. Now, she threatens the removal of my "best friend" status when I make her mad...Thank you! Three weeks early so nothing too terrible but suffice to say it didn't go exactly how we'd planned it. I was a little out of the loop for a while but things are looking better now.
Ha, sounds like my son -- they kept telling me I was measuring two weeks small, and I told them they could count from wherever they liked, but I was there when it happened. Sure enough, he was "two weeks late".Our second child, my wife's doctor tried to delay my the birth, because he thought it was too early. When I tried to point out their mathematical mistake, I was pooh-poohed, as though I was stupid. But I knew they'd started with the wrong month!
My wife insisted, and she had a C-section, giving birth to a supposedly 3-week early baby girl... at 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
Wow! Congrats!! There is nothing quite as amazing as the birth of your child, or now I can add, grandchild!Thank you! Three weeks early so nothing too terrible but suffice to say it didn't go exactly how we'd planned it. I was a little out of the loop for a while but things are looking better now.
I appreciate the mention, Starbeast.Congratulations Mosaix
@Jo Zebedee - Ruff ruff! Hubba hubba! (howls, then wiggles eyebrows)
@M. Robert Gibson - VOTE
@Pedro Del Mar
Special THANKS to all of the reviewers and those who mentioned me.
I thought Bond's preferred tipple was a Vodka martini (shaken, not stirred of course)I appreciate the mention, Starbeast.
@Parson I should have taken more time with my story. Bond usually has a gin martini but because he's had a hot day dodging a flamethrower, he's decided to have a cold beer instead -- along with a straight shot of expensive whisky, no ice, lol.
I dashed it off. Got it wrong, lol. Lost opportunity.