July 12th, 2002

do I know you?, skeptical/wry, wry, um

Lazy Afternoon in a Forest Glenn: Bingo Bolger-Baggins

Well, that was certainly a bit of fun and excitement. I am going to have to write to my old instructors in Tolfalos to tell them about the new positions we came up with this afternoon. I do feel much more relaxed now.

Let's see . . . what do I want to collect to take back there for us? The marinated lamb chop is a must for Smaug. Oh, and a chicken mushroom pie. Some cheese, strawberries, and a bottle of Old Winyards. Ah, some nail polish--blood red, I'd imagine, would be his color. Oh, and some clear nail polish for those snags I put in his fishnets. Hmm . . . ah, here's the basket. Mustn't keep a Drag(on) Queen waiting--they do get cranky, I've been told. Well, I'm off.
do I know you?, skeptical/wry, wry, um

Handbook for the Happy Hobbit: Bingo Bolger-Baggins

Well, for the first time in many days I can say I'm truly feeling content, even cheery. I had a delightful afternoon yesterday , with Smaug, of all beings, and I came to an important realization about the effect all that's happened has had upon me. And then today I went to the salon where Tom and Sierra gave me a make-over and I'm quite delighted with the job they did--I feel quite pretty, if I do say so myself.

I suppose my whole misadventures of late started with my despairing over Hamilcar's departure. The drinking binge that followed and landed me in the Old Forest. Then Lindon, Erebor, and Dol Amroth. Then when I finally arrived home, I was so raw from all that happened I was still at odds with Elanor, a bit. And then Merry's troubles. And then that terrible fight with Samwise.

Hopefully, I'll see Elanor tonight, and we can set all to rights between us. And I really don't want to loose the friendship with Samwise over that fight. Perhaps I'll bring over the mushroom pie I'm making as a peace offering of sorts, so he knows I've let bygones be bygones. Hopefully he will too.

My one worry still is the well-being of Trotter and dear Ham. That message was quite worrisome. And there's no way to find them.

I'm excited about Merry and Erchi's upcoming nuptials, as well as that of Norolinde and Galdor--so some wonderful parties to look forward to--I must focus on that and not on the worries I can do nothing to alleviate. I do miss seeing Estella and Frodo Gamgee about. And of course Anaire.

Well, I think I'll have some of that hot cocoa Erianthe gave me and sit down with that book from Saberine for a bit, then go see how Fatty is faring. My world is rich in friends, and I am a lucky hobbit indeed.