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Who is that lurking in the 10K mansion library?

Asked by filmfann (50743points) January 28th, 2013

Goodness me! It’s Bookish!
Can we all stop interpreting each others dreams, and congratulate this wonderful jelly!

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rooeytoo's avatar

Congrats to the bookish one then!!!

josie's avatar

Congratulations. Nothing like a good read.

Bellatrix's avatar

Oh my goodness! @Bookish! You are the Automotrice Grande Vitesse train of Jellies! You deserve every point. You slotted right into our community to become one of my most loved jellies.

laineybug's avatar


filmfann's avatar

I have to add Congo Rats to an amazing contributor! WTFG!

WestRiverrat's avatar

Congratulations. The library is on the right towards the back of the mansion, I believe there is a bottle of Dom waiting for you, enjoy.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.

Let’s parr-rtay!

DrBill's avatar


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glacial's avatar

Aww, yay bookish1!

ETpro's avatar

You’re gonna just Lurve the great library in the Mansion. Welcome to a most worthy resident.

Un toast. Record du monde cul-sec, mon cher. Enough of those, and we can do something about that dry bottom. :-)

Michael_Huntington's avatar

you’re one of my favorite jellies on this site

Mariah's avatar

You did that fast! Unsurprising, as you’ve been an awesome contributor from the start. Congrats!

wundayatta's avatar

Dude, it’s great having you around. Always sensible counsel. And mostly calm, cool and collected.


mangeons's avatar

Congrats! Your contributions are some of my favorites around here, and I’m not at all surprised to see that you’ve made it to 10k so easily! Keep on keepin’ on! :-)

cookieman's avatar

Nice job @Bookish!!

Feeling peckish? Have a cookie with me.

Ela's avatar

Omg… That was faster than a quickie in the romance isle!!
Moocho gratso bookboy! ; )

Judi's avatar

Congratulations!! It seems like you just arrived yesterday but you have been a valuable asset to the collective.

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muppetish's avatar

Congratulations :) Hope you stick around to hit another milestone.

Berserker's avatar

’‘pulls a Peggy Hill’’ HOO YEAH! Man I’m madly in love with you, I’m glad you’re up there in the mansion. :D You bring so much to Fluther, and I really look up to and admire you. I’m not the only one who thinks this, and therefore it makes you a valuable squishy on Fluther. Congratulations bro, and here’s to many more happy times for you on Fluther. Cheers. :) ’‘fistbump’’ :D

ZEPHYRA's avatar

YES, you CAN tell a BOOK by its cover…...Well done dear Bookish, here’s to the next 10k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buttonstc's avatar

Hearty congratulations to a fellow reader. I spent my entire childhood with my nose in one book or another. Sounds as if you might have also?

Enjoy the mansion.

9doomedtodie's avatar

You have booked the 10K mansion.

wildpotato's avatar

Hey squishy, congratulations! Glad you found us and hang out here a little bit ;)

Sunny2's avatar

Turn around, turn a round again and you’re in the mansion! Congratulations. You’re very much a welcome addition to the group. Watch out. They may try to talk you into being the librarian. Say no.

Shippy's avatar

Aah! This party was going on while I was asleep!!!!

Congrats to you ♪♫♪♪ woo! ♥♥

Unbroken's avatar

I’m brain dead right now but this is a nice cap on the evening. Grats bookish here’s to the book that never ends.

ucme's avatar

Congrats, nice one :¬)

augustlan's avatar

I’ve lurved you from the moment I first spotted you here, bookish1! Congratulations, squishy!

LuckyGuy's avatar

@bookish1 You add much to the flavor of this tidal soup.
Congrats on the 10k!

flutherother's avatar

10Kongratulations @bookish1

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janbb's avatar

Oh my darling! I was so hoping no-one else had made your party yet!

You are such a wonderful addition to our collection! You never stay on the shelf, are always circulating, well-read and a best seller!

Mazel Tov, O Great Bookish 1! We lurves you! (No go back to studying!)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Congratulations and welcome to the mansion. A very good addition to the collective.

syz's avatar

All right! Congratulations!

bookish1's avatar

@filmfann : Thanks for throwing the party, man! I’ve always wondered… how big are the rats in Congo??
@rooeytoo : Thank you!
@josie: Thank you. Would that I had a choice in my reading material… I just have to read all the books.
@Bellatrix: Thank you. Lurve you too! It’s really because I don’t know how to relax, that I spend so much time on here, haha.
@laineybug : Thank you!
@WestRiverrat : Wow, Dom? Thank you. I brought some Veuve Clicquot too ;)
@Tropical_Willie : A party in the other place? Sounds pretty good to me.
@DrBill : Thank you. Are you bringing your cat to the party??
@tinyfaery : Thank you!
@glacial: Thanks!
@ETpro : Thank you! World record for a dry… ass? You’re going to have to explain that one. But then again, I’m not sure I want you to…
@Michael_Huntington: Thank you very much. That’s kind of you to say.
@Mariah: Thank you. I just contribute a lot on here because no one’s grading me on my writing, haha.
@wundayatta: Thank you. I do my best. But sometimes I go off half-cocked, I do avow.
@mangeons: Thank you! So… what are we eating? :D
@cookieman: Thanks. And you betcha… Got any white chocolate macadamia?? I brought extra Novolog.
@Ela: Thank you. I like it better in the rare books collection, myself ;)
@Judi: Thank you kindly!
@Hawaii_Jake: Merci beaucoup!
@zensky: Thank you, sir.
@muppetish: Thank you. The way things are going, I might hit another one before I dissertate, haha…
@Symbeline: Thank you Squishy! brofist And I’m pretty sure I’d go straight for you.
@ZEPHYRA: Thank you very much.
@Buttonstc: Thank you! And yep, I have been pretty bookish since childhood!
@9doomedtodie: Thank you. Always room for more ;)
@wildpotato: Thanks, squishy!
@Sunny2: Thank you! And thanks for the warning. Hmm, but why shouldn’t I be the librarian? I spend enough time moving around stacks of books as it is. Might as well be paid for it.
@Shippy: Thank you, buddy!
@rosehips: It’s ok. I’m usually brain dead when I’m on here. Thank you!
@ucme: Thank you sir!
@augustlan: Thank you, Queen Squishy. The lurve is mutual!
@LuckyGuy: Thank you! The secret is thyme and lots of slow cooking!!
@flutherother: Thank you.
@FutureMemory: Thanks!
@bkcunningham: Thank you!
@janbb: Thank you very much. And I’ll go back to the books as soon as I’m done here, I promise! So…. whatcha reading there?
@Adirondackwannabe: Thank you very much.
@syz: Thank you!

ETpro's avatar

@bookish1 It’s a French toast in certain dedicated drinking circles. Means world record for a dry bottom, as in draining the bottom of the glass. A chug-a-lug toast.

bookish1's avatar

@ETpro : Well, that’s a relief. :-p Thanks for teaching me something new. I have never heard of this idiom and guessed it completely wrong, haha. I suppose “bottoms up” might sound pretty salacious to a Francophone…

thorninmud's avatar

DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, leave this community!

jca's avatar

I love books! Cheers to @bookish1! Congrats and welcome to the mansion! This mansion now needs a book group!

bookish1's avatar

@thorninmud : Wow, thank you. I might have to take breaks to cut down on my tolerance, but I don’t foresee leaving for good.

@jca: Thank you. Wanna see my syllabus? ;)

tups's avatar

Hey, congratulations. It was really fast that you made it to 10K. I’m impressed!

bookish1's avatar

@tups: Thank you! I just have no life.

picante's avatar

Bookish1, I slept through the party. Damn, we have to do it all over again now. I will consume volumes and volumes of champagne in your honor. I love your intelligent, often witty, always heartfelt posts. Please book this site forever; and congratulations to you!

blueiiznh's avatar

Congrats. welcome to the parteeeeeee

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Congratulations, @bookish1, my preciousssssss! We’re so happy you’re here. We wants you here. We neeeeds you here!

And damn that was quick work, wasn’t it my love? Yes, yes it was, precious!

Sorry, a little too much caffeine today I think.

bookish1's avatar

@picante: Thank you kindly! The bubbly’s still flowing.

@blueiiznh: Thank you.

@WillWorkForChocolate : Haha, thank you! And hook me up with some of that caffeine.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

One caffeinated IV comin’ right up! Would you like a hot apple pie with that?

Berserker's avatar

Ah so it was brofsit. You first said that on here, I just forgot what it was called exactly. Also, pillowbump!

bookish1's avatar

@Symbeline : Much as I like you, I will not sit on your brof. Bumping pillows, however…
@WillWorkForChocolate: Thanks, but I’d better hold off on the apple pie. High blood sugar makes it hard to study! How about some….carrot sticks >_<

Berserker's avatar

LOL whoops. And I NOT editing that; I could, too. But it’s too funny. Lol.

Seek's avatar


I can’t believe I’m so late to the party. To make is up to you…

and here
and this
and also, this

mangeons's avatar

@bookish1 Whatever your favorite dishes are, of course! Perhaps we should wait for @Kardamom to get here with some suggestions. :-)

bookish1's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr : eeeheeheeee, thank you for the presents!
But seriously, why do we always forget the name of Johann Gambolputty… De von ausverst splenden schlitter krass krenbon fried dinger dangle dongle dungle burstein von knacker thrasher apple banger horowitz ticolensic grander knotty spelltinkle grandlisch grumblemeyer spelterwasser kurstlich himble eisen bahnwagen guttenabend bitte ein nurnburger bratwurst gerspurten mitz weimach luber hundsfut guberaber schonendanker kalbsfleisch mittler aucher von Hauptkoft… of Ulm???

oh man he looks so beautiful in that sketch too

@mangeons: Good idea! I’ve got tempeh at the ready.

Seek's avatar

@bookish1 please, make my day and tell me you did that from memory.

bookish1's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr : Sorry to disappoint. :( I committed the whole thing to memory in high school and I can still recite it, but typing it tripped me up for some reason and I had to double check!

Seek's avatar

Still impressive! That just means your brain is faster than your fingers.

gasman's avatar

Congr-arr-tulationss, Privateer @bookish1 !!

chyna's avatar

How did I almost miss this?
Congratulations @bookish1! You’re a great addition to the collective. Welcome to the mansion.

bookish1's avatar

Thank you kindly @chyna!

AmWiser's avatar

Sorry I’m so late. 10K Congratulations! Another great addition to the Mansion.

bookish1's avatar

The champagne fountain is still flowing, @AmWiser. Thank you.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

I haven’t been around lurking all that much/nor do I participate that much, anymore, but, when I do, I must say that I really enjoy reading your posts.

Keep up the good work! :)

bookish1's avatar

@Mama_Cakes : Thank you very much! We’ve still got macarons and chocolate truffles if you’d like some…

geeky_mama's avatar

Sorry to be late to the party.. so grateful you’re here @bookish1. I adore your contributions around here. Happy 10K to you!!

Earthgirl's avatar

Hey bookish1 It seems just yesterday that you were joining us and I for one was happy to have you from the start. You racked up those points at lightening speed! Goddamn, though, you bumped me off my 10 k party you $#*&^!!!! Just kidding of course! Your turn to shine! Well deserved indeed.

bookish1's avatar

@geeky_mama : The party’s just started. Thank you very much!

@Earthgirl: Thank you kindly! I just have too much spare time on my hands… And how ever did you change your font to… what is that, Courier New??

janbb's avatar

(Just reread the question quickly as “Who is that fucking in the 10k mansion library”!)

bookish1's avatar

si seulement…

janbb's avatar

je le sait.

Earthgirl's avatar

@bookish1 that is weird right? I have no idea how that happened! I’m as confused as you, not clever at all!!! LOL

Seek's avatar

—Surrounding your text with ”@” will do it.


Coloma's avatar

WTH! Where have I been to be so late to the party!!! Pfft!

Cheers to my favorite newbie @bookish1 !!!
How ‘bout a happy brownie and a little poetry reading, on second thought let’s just have a happy brownie party and make up poems as we go.
Congrats on the 10k, you’re hooked now, just admit it, surrender Dorothy. :-)

bookish1's avatar

Seek_Kolinahr: @Pretty cool, but then it seems to cancel out previous formatting eh?

@Coloma : It’s ok, you’re just fashionably late like the left brained blond you are, right? ;) Did you bring your hot tub along?? Would Marwyn like a shrimp cocktail?
And I was hooked long ago, the 10K is just a sign from Dr. J that I should get back to my studies this semester, haha.

Coloma's avatar

@bookish1 You mean right brained blonde, right? lol
Yes, Marwyn is on standby as pool goose, he will be in charge of the salad and security. :-)

bookish1's avatar

@Coloma: DOH! I knew it was either left… or right… I’ll blame that on my absent minded professor personality type!

Coloma's avatar

@bookish1 LOL yep, me too!

mazingerz88's avatar

Ha ha…I’m late! This is what happens when at 45, you imitate a kid by playing with Legos. In my case, a Millenium Falcon. But hey, CONGRATS!!!!

SuperMouse's avatar

Congratulations Bookish, you are a fabulous member of The Collective! I always find your answers thoughtful, insightful, and helpful!

bookish1's avatar

@mazingerz88: Thank you! And I hope you brought the Legos along… Best toy ever.

@SuperMouse: Thank you very much! Help yourself to the buffet… I made tacos!

Coloma's avatar

Tacos! Tacos! You evil little taco ho…now I want tacos! Pffft!

tedibear's avatar

My goodness! How did I miss this party? Please tell me there’s something good left to eat and drink. I want to curl up over here with a book until @bookish1 has a moment to chat. Welcome to the mansion and enjoy your stay!

mazingerz88's avatar

Btw, is @bookish1 a lurker? Lol.

gailcalled's avatar

Dear @bookish; It has been a real pleasure. One of these days you and I will actually steal an outhouse in the French vernacular. I’‘ll pay the -get-out-of-jail fine. I love your pedadogical skills, your artful dodginess, your openness about your gender bender adventures, and your irreverent take on many parts of life.

bookish1's avatar

@Coloma: I may be a slut, but I ain’t no ho. I don’t charge for my tacos! Here, have one.

@tedibear: Thanks for coming by! Please see Marwyn for directions to the buffet.

@mazingerz88: Is that an invitation? I can creep with the best of them…

@gailcalled: Merci beaucoup! It would be ravishing to prendre une chiotte with you one of these days. Have a pain au raisin.

Coloma's avatar

What is the french word for Taco?

bookish1's avatar

@Coloma : un taco…

gailcalled's avatar

Is the secondary meaning of pain au raisin another secret dirty expression that I have forgotten?

Coloma's avatar

Un Taco? That’s is not very exciting.I was thinking it might be more along the lines of epice fleur de bouef.” haha
My biggest exposure to the french language was when I kept Mille Fleur chickens. lol

bookish1's avatar

@gailcalled: No, I am not always dirty… But anything can be made to sound dirty in French.

@Coloma: Did they say cocorico???

Coloma's avatar

^^^—LOL Hey, don’t laugh, I had a rooster that actually auditioned to be a film logo for a french movie production company once upon a time. My neighbor was an animal wrangler and he went to a San Francisco ad advertising agency for his audition & photo shoot. :-)—

Kardamom's avatar

Goodness me, where are my manners? I’ve been out of commission this whole week, but I’m back.

First of all, please let me welcome you to the mansion. Come on in and have an appetizer and a drink

Before your party gets started, head up to your Room to freshen up, then come back down for the festivities. If you notice, over in the corner is a Sound proof radio booth. This is just for you, so when you feel like discussing topics on the radio, you don’t have to wait to call in to someone else’s show, because now you have your own show! What shall we call it? Moments with Bookish? Bookish Chit Chat? Or maybe Bookish on Call? You can decide, or maybe the collective can come up with a good show title. Now, whenever you feel a topic coming on, any time day or night, you can go on the air.

I’m not sure if you noticed, but we situated your room facing the French Quarter of the property, so this is the View from your room. I hope you like it.

After we’ve all attended the big feast in your honor, head up to the roof of the mansion. I just saw These Guys heading up the back stairs.

Tomorrow we have a lecture planned with Stephen Chbosky author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

If you get hungry during the night, we have lots of vending machines (that are free of charge to Fluther members) that have all sorts of yummy snacks stocked in them like this and these and these

These are some of the Menu Items for tonight’s big feast. I’m drooling just thinking about it. Me and @Adirondackwannabe practically wiped out the Indian grocery store getting all of the supplies. You know it’s not that easy finding Hing and Jeera and Paneer But we wanted to make sure we could make Idlis and Vada Sambar and Coconut Chutney for you. And this will NOT be your last meal at the mansion, trust me : P

I also hired a seamstress to make dresses for me and Mariah and Auggie and Coloma and Gailcalled and Supermouse and Earthgirl and all of the other Ladies of Fluther I can’t wait to slip into one of these beautiful saris.

The doorbell just rang again. Go ahead and open the door and see if it’s the Two Special Guests that I invited to your party.

Anyway, congratulations! Now carry on.

bookish1's avatar

Glad to hear you’re feeling better, @Kardamom. It wouldn’t be a party without you! And what a party you have planned! Wow. Thank you! I didn’t know the mansion was like Christmas in Heaven.

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