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September 11th, 2014


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05:26 pm - Day #2, 30 Days of Appreciation: Semitropicopolitan Edition
I realize that I'm beginning almost every entry these days with a version of self falling on face in exhaustion, and at some point I'll stop that. But not today.

[falls on face in exhaustion]

But it's time to appreciate, now that I've had my preprandial Greek yogurt which will give me enough energy to clean carrots for my proper supper:

1) Today's OED word is tropicopolitan, adj. Chiefly zoological; belonging to or inhabiting the tropics. (1st use, a zoology paper in 1858)
I, obviously, am a semitropicopolitan. [beams]
2) I'm thinking about tea at the Savoy, possibly with Champagne. (Er, for a December visit, not now. But I appreciate the thought now!)
3) I'm also thinking about having some Champagne this weekend, something really really dry and French.
4) Master Danger vs orange traffic cones on the park path this morning was good entertainment. Unlike my late lamented Blonde Dog, he didn't freeze up upon first seeing the cones; no, he shivered in place and then shied like a horse. I brought him back in line, and with a small curl of the lip, he passed the first cone and then the second. By the fourth cone he was lifting his leg in a lordly manner to mark the cones as his.
5) Mr B Cumberbatch was working a 60s mod/Michael Caine look at his TIFF movie premiere, complete with Michael Caine glasses. I love that slim 60s look, I do. (Query: doesn't Tom Hiddleston have a suit like that? Perhaps it IS Hiddleston's, as they are much of a height....)
6) This still from the upcoming Doctor Who episode "Listen" fills me with delight. Look at that cuddly aging-rock-star Doctor! Look at him! [sighs happily]
7) Kate Bush is indeed going to release a DVD of her current concert show.
8) And, sometime this weekend, I get to put aside a couple of hours and read the September issues of Harpers Bazaar UK and American Vogue.

May you have small and large pleasures to take you to tomorrow!

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From:anne_d
Date:September 11th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
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"Semitropicopolitan"? Oh, I do like that! Given the current parrot population (Emily counted at least fifty this morning), I think our neighborhood might even qualify. Heeee.

If you were a city dweller, would you be a metropicopolitan, then?

It must be fascinating to watch Master Danger explore his world.

[sends hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2014 12:11 am (UTC)
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The parrot population is definitely a sign of semitropicopolitan living! :)

Master Danger approaches the world in a slightly belligerent, slightly nervous way. He is a goofball. :)

Cheers and hugs to you!
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From:gwynnega
Date:September 11th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
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I am In favor of champagne, both at the Savoy and elsewhere.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
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[pours you Champagne]

[sends hugs]
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From:janus_74
Date:September 12th, 2014 01:10 am (UTC)
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Tea at the Savoy sounds wonderful!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
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It seriously does. :)

Details make it even better!

Cheers and a good Friday, T.
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From:mamculuna
Date:September 12th, 2014 01:50 am (UTC)
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So now I know what I want to be when I grow up in the future! A tropicopolitan!

That version of BC reminds me a little of his character in Tinker, Tailor..though possibly memory is failing me.

And excellent Master Danger, the fearless and bold!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2014 12:22 pm (UTC)
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Hee! I can easily see you as a tropicopolitan. :)

BC had similar glasses in Tinker, Tailor, but there he sported 70s suits (with wide lapels, etc) rather than slimmed-down 60s mod.

Master Danger is indeed fearless, except for thunder and vacuums. And who can blame him there? :)

Cheers and a great Friday!
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From:kathyh
Date:September 12th, 2014 09:49 am (UTC)
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My mum has been to several lunches at the Savoy and would recommend it (she's not keen on tea) as would my niece's boyfriend, who went to a work lunch there and doesn't remember much about the rest of the day! There was champagne involved at some point...he thinks :)

Cones 0: Master Danger 1
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
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I have heard good things about the Savoy from other people too.... and of course it has a Noel Coward association too, which attracts me. ;)

Master Danger thanks you for your support, and I send hugs and good thoughts your way!
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From:paratti
Date:September 12th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
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Tea Yay. Breakfast No. Their eggs are terrible.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:September 13th, 2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
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I will keep your wise words about the eggs in mind!

[hugs]

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