Saturday, 27 November 2010

Yes to Yen!

Bloggie friends!

Never leave home without a pen! Not only are they handy for scribbling down conversations verbatim like I am wont to do, they’re ever so handy for completing the Evening Standard quick crossword!

Especially whilst stuck on a non-moving packed train held immobile on the middle of the track due to “line congestion”.

Oh and while the train didn’t move, the engine was turned off and so was the heating - on the first proper frosty and icy day of the month.

The clue: Three letters for “longing”.

The answer: Yen.

As in “To have a yen for”. Ahem.

Charlie says: I yen to be next door.



Have a superb weekend everyone!

43 comments:

Kea said...

As someone who commutes daily via public transit, you have my deepest sympathies. That's one of those "transit from hell" episodes I sometimes post. Poor you!

Big smooches to Charlie; where is our update about his health?!?

Hansel said...

charlie! You look so cute in your little cube hideout there!!!! :)

KarenG said...

Oh no, did that happen to you? I hope you had your pen AND your crossword, and a nice warm coat as well.

Repositório said...

Have a nice weekend!!!!

The Words Crafter said...

Bless your heart! I can't believe they left you all without heat! That's just inconsiderate. *angry face*

Love Charlie's little house. Kitty Boss has a green one and she never used it until Roo came along. Rivalry!

Have a great weekend!

Joanna St. James said...

ah this reminds me of a time some random dude took over my friend and I's sudoku on the train - we did not know what to say and then he gave it back after "solving it for us"

Ann Best said...

You are so clever! My Jen is witty, too, but I think you have her beat. She says that's true!!

It is awful to be stuck on a non-moving train without heat! I am SO not looking forward to cold weather. It hasn't yet hit us here in Virginia USA; it is still in the high 40s and 50s, but there's that chill in the air.

I would be honored to have you read some of my writing. I thought I was about ready for Smashwords, then I remembered a novella that works perfectly with the other one I just finished editing. So I will work on this quickly because I'm anxious to share them with you.

As always, Jen says Hi to you and Charlie!

Katnip Lounge said...

I am yenning to snorgle Charlie!

Mr Puddy said...

Charlie, The thing I know about the pen is...Play with the pen's lid : )

Jenny said...

lol I love Charlie's face in this picture.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I'm sorry you faced Jack Frost in such an awful manner. Brrrr. I LOVE being warm.

As for Charlie, I wonder what's next door? ;)

Have a great weekend!

~Elizabeth :)

lupie said...

Always learning new things from you!

Thought Yen was just currency!

Hehehe, I yen to be with you, Charlie and Jenn! Heheheeh!

lupie said...

Yikes - I forgot to say "Have A SUPER WEEKEND!"

The Golden Eagle said...

Brrrr! That must have been a cold train!

Al said...

Hmmm, my train has stopped for "congestion" three times this past week. The average half an hour late home.
So sympathies.

Manzanita said...

Old Kittie,
I've never had to ride public transportation. You don't when you live in Hicksville. But it always felt exciting when I used to visit London. Probably gets real tired when it's day after day..... just like slipp'n and slid'n on ice is all winter in this West.
Wonderful day to you and your super intelligent Charlie.... xo xo

Brian said...

We always yen to see great pictures of Charlie!!!

Marg said...

Well that stinks, to be stuck on the train especially with no heat. Hope it wasn't for too long.
Charlie you are looking good in your cube. Charlie, are you still having health problems?? Sure hope you get better soon.

LTM said...

How awful! I would have a yen for the heater to be turned back on... and the train to start moving again!

so glad you had a pen at least~ :o) <3

Hannah and Lucy said...

Jen - you have my admiration I have to admit I feel so silly but I feel so claustrophobic on the underground I sometimes have to get off. Probably its fortunate that I don't live near London!
I would much prefer to squeeze in Charlie's cube with him.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy Caturday....we send love to both of you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bet Charlie didn't Yen to be on that train with you!
And I'm a crossword puzzle addict as well.

laughingwolf said...

i yen for warm weather... year round! ;) lol

Jacqueline said...

Hey, handsome Charlie and lovely Jenn, we hope you guys have a lovely weekend together...Adorable photo in your cute bed, precious boy; stay warm, sweet friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

klahanie said...

Howdy,
I usually carry a pen and paper. However, when it comes to British crosswords, well yikes! 'The rubber circles that make your car move' That's easy! 'tire' What, that's wrong! oh 'tyre'. 'The edge at the side of a road', That's easy! 'curb'
What, that's wrong! 'kerb'..Help! lol
And 'yen', I thought that was Japanese currency. To 'coin a phrase'.
Have a good weekend.
Gary :-)

Caren Gittleman said...

My mom loves crossword puzzles too!

Love, Cody

Nicole Zoltack said...

I never leave home without a small tablet and a pen in my purse. Every time I forget, I get an awesome idea and am screwed!

Tracy said...

Ahhh, love your kitty pictures. I am an avid cat lover who has no kities at the moment...but that is first and foremost on my Christmas list.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Oh crikeys! When I was younger, I took the public bus to work every day and buried my nose in a book so I didn't have to try to avoid eye contact with anyone, lol. I hate getting stuck somewhere without a pen, especially since I am not nearly as Dangerous Without a Pen! >:( hehe!

Reenie said...

Oh... I also had such bad public transport week... all of last week.

My sympathies, Jenn... and put that pen in your bag right now!

fairyhedgehog said...

That's not nice for you! I hope you got properly warmed up when you got home.

Talli Roland said...

BRRRR! What a day for the train to misfunction. Grr to London transport - seriously.

Charlie looks lovely and warm! Keep snuggled up this freezing weekend.

Theresa Milstein said...

I hope the heavens heard and the train was moving in no time, preferably with a little heat.

My father is a big crossword puzzle solver. I'm terrible. It sounds like you've got a knack for it.

I like Charlie's hideout.

Ellie said...

No. No. No. Always carry several pens, so if you lose or lend one, there is another!

Caption Competition

Medeia Sharif said...

I never leave home without a pen. :)

I miss doing crosswords. When I'm stuck in traffic, I read from my phone.

*waves to Charlie*

notesfromnadir said...

Oh no! I hope you were dressed very warmly.

I love that picture of Charlie in his little house! :)

Jayne said...

Did you have a seat? All important when a rotten delay occurs. There is a tube strike tomorrow as well, what a wonderful way to start Monday! Bah. ;)

Paul Yarbrough, Author said...

If I am out, and reach for a pen and realize I've forgotten it, I almost go into a panic. It was like twenty years ago (when I quit)and I realized I was out of cigarettes at whereever.

Jemi Fraser said...

I DON'T have a yen to be stuck on a train like that!! Yikes. At least you had the pen and the crossword! :)

Claudia said...

Hi Old Kitty,
You're right! I never leave home without a pen or pens. I have to. I need them for class. Oh, and do I know about using public transportation. Although it's good for the environment and my pocket, I hate dealing with some rude people on it. ;)

The Creek Cats said...

Hope you both have a very pawsome week!!!

Lynda Young said...

I cannot leave home without a pen and, i learned quickly, some paper ;)
There are only so many novel ideas I can write on the palm of my hand ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Charlie looks so cute in his little cube house! I hope he's feeling all better and stronger.

When I get stuck on the train I sleep--I can even mangae to catch a few winks standing up :)