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July 18th, 2014


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05:54 pm - Nothing to Report
I would have posted a couple of days ago, except that I have been flattened under work. Imagine, if you will, an anvil. No, imagine a boulder. No.

Let's not imagine that at all.

It is a steamy cusp of evening here in the subtropics. I'm off to the local Friday night farmers' market downtown, but first I wanted to wave.

[waves]

Other than work, I have been trying to avoid the worldwide bad news (another anvil, another boulder, let us not). I have been working-out-ish. I have been parceling out episodes of Series 3 of Silk, one an evening -- wherein I know that Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones will not end up together, nor do I think they should, but oh I want them to -- and caught up with The Musketeers Episode 4. I have read The Suffragette Scandal, Courtney Milan's new book -- the link going to Smart Bitches Trashy Books' rave review, which I would mostly endorse. I've been drinking iced tea. I've been dreaming of autumn.

May your mid-July be sweet, may it be uncrushed. ;)

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From:gwynnega
Date:July 18th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I heard about The Suffragette Scandal at Readercon! :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:July 19th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
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Did people have ARCs? It just came out Tuesday!

Anyway, it's well done, and really really pushing all sorts of boundaries. :)

Hugs!
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From:gwynnega
Date:July 19th, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
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At a romance panel, people were generally enthusing about Courtney Milan and squeeing that the book was about to come out!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 19th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for a break in your heat, for lolling, and for spinning!

And hurrah for you! [hugs]
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From:tx_cronopio
Date:July 18th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Oh, amiga. Good luck with the anvils. They are everywhere these days, aren't they?

I hope you have a lovely weekend! I have no idea what will happen here.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 19th, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
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I think we should have a moratorium on anvils for a while!

Hugs and a good Lone Star weekend, Cronopio. :)
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From:anne_d
Date:July 19th, 2014 12:58 am (UTC)
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Mid-July here is looking like HOT, unfortunately. It's supposed to go from 79° in LA to 99° by the end of next week, and hotter here. I'm dreaming of a nice wet winter.

I wish you a restful and restorative weekend. [hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:July 19th, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
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Alas for HOT! And I am so very much hoping that your state gets a nice wet winter.

[all the hugs]
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From:paratti
Date:July 19th, 2014 08:51 am (UTC)
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((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:July 19th, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and good stuff, mate!
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From:kathyh
Date:July 19th, 2014 09:06 am (UTC)
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As someone suffering from steamy weather here in the UK I've been dreaming of autumn too!

Sorry about the anvils and boulders. Many hugs.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 19th, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
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We must just make it through summer... and you may take comfort that your autumn will come well before mine. ;)

Hugs and good reading and adventures!
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From:stateless82
Date:July 19th, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC)
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[waving back]

I just finished The Suffragette Scandal- I woke up early just to read it. So good.

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From:laurawise
Date:July 19th, 2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
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The book was a delight! And so are you. :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:July 19th, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Apparently LJ ate my comment, but I'm hoping for better times and temps for us all as soon as TPTB can get their act together.

Which probably means next week at Comic-con will still be hot and anvil-ish. Sigh.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 20th, 2014 10:33 am (UTC)
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I'll hope for Pacific breezes at Comic-con for you, ALH! Also, a safe trip. :)

Hugs!
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From:roguedemon
Date:July 19th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
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The heat has been horrible here as well (in the nineties, we had some of the most humid days we've had in a long time last weekend), so I've been feeling a bit crushed. It has finally lifted, so I anticipate
next week will be more fun. I have been trying to enjoy summer with lots of fresh fruit, iced lattes, some bike rides. I also bought an incredibly cool hat last week. It's a dark brown straw Panama hat with a ribbon around the brim with subtle stripes of cream, brown and orange. It turns up in the back in that jaunty way. So I intend to draw inspiration from the hat for the rest of the summer. May we both find ways to remain uncrushed! ((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:July 20th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC)
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I saw that you all were having horrible weather -- and I'm glad it's better now.

The new hat sounds fabulous! Cheers for you!

[hugs]
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From:janus_74
Date:July 21st, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
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Hope your weekend was restful and mostly uneventful.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 21st, 2014 02:19 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, T! Happy Monday!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:August 5th, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
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I need to grab that book.
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From:laurawise
Date:August 5th, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
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I think you'd really like the book! Or at least find stuff of interest within.

Cheers, Stevie.

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