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October 8th, 2014


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07:26 pm - Day #23, 30 Days of Appreciation: ...it'll come to me
Hiya.

I have been absent because of a brutal three days at work, during which I have, well, worked, done the meeting-hell thing, internally cursed work-emails, and finished two stacks of horror-work and happily dumped them off my desk. I have not had time to book important handyperson maintenance on my house, chase down the completely absent lawn-service guys who haven't mowed in almost 3 weeks, read my usual style blogs, or breathe.

Also, a brief round of autumn sweetness is already gone.

I did manage, however, to finally read Baroness Orczy's novel of The Scarlet Pimpernel. I was surprised -- and sort of pleased -- that Marguerite is our primary POV character, and as always I am a pervy Sir Percy fancier in all ways. The book is, er, not necessarily good? But it is id-tastically good, which is about all I could handle.

In other news, Arthur Darvill has been cast as Long John Silver in an upcoming National Theatre production of a new Treasure Island adaptation. This version has been written by Bryony Lavery (who began her career writing avowedly feminist plays), will be directed by Polly Findlay, and features a gender-swapped Jim, now a young girl. And who has tickets for a December show? Me. Me me me.

There, I appreciate that. :)

May there be stories and productions that make you happy!

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From:gwynnega
Date:October 8th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
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Id-tastic goodness is...well, a good thing. :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2014 12:03 pm (UTC)
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In this case it certainly was exactly what I needed! :)

[hugs]
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From:anne_d
Date:October 8th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you have a happy thing to look forward to. Hugs!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
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Now if I can just make it to December... :)

Hugs and good stuff for you!
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From:mamculuna
Date:October 8th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Hope a cool breeze blows away all those horrors! But leaves the good stuff.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
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Cool breezes aren't forecast for several weeks -- both literally and figuratively. ;) But we persevere!

Peace and light for you today.
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From:stateless82
Date:October 9th, 2014 03:11 am (UTC)
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((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
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All the hugs back!
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From:freixenet
Date:October 9th, 2014 11:47 am (UTC)
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You had not read Orczy's novel before? Well. I have to say it is one of my very favorites to reread at certain moments, and I started reading it when I was so young that the idea of what makes it "good" or not was not even in my head! I will take your word for it.

Hugs to you for surviving your week, hopes for a soothing fall break, and hello, the return of summer! (ACK.)
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2014 12:05 pm (UTC)
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No, I'd never read it! Shocking, I know.

Cheers and hugs to you, despite the return of summer. At least it's convertible weather for you... :)
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From:beadattitude
Date:October 9th, 2014 02:22 pm (UTC)
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OMG, that sounds like a really interesting show!

As for the rest; ack, I'm so sorry!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC)
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I have very high hopes for this Treasure Island -- and it's so cool that this is the National's 'family' production this Christmas season!

Hugs hugs to you and yours, including the kittens. :)
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From:paratti
Date:October 9th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Soon:) ((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Yes! Perhaps not soon enough...

[hugs]

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