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April 3rd, 2015


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01:08 pm - Self-Distraction; request
This week, man. This week. [sigh]

But now it's Friday, and I'm working mostly at home before I don my Favorite Shoes Ever and go out with friends, and I am seeking joy from things I like, like --

*reading the Maiden Lane historical romances of Elizabeth Hoyt, with Georgian London and aristocrats basically playing Batman and cross-class love stories, etc etc
*listening to the new Boz Scaggs album of (mostly) covers, "Fool to Care," v. bluesy and rootsy with Boz's glorious voice at the heart of the tunes; also containing a duet with Bonnie Raitt and a duet with Lucinda Williams
*watching the few Youtube clips of stylist and editor Carlyne Cerf de Dudzelle waxing rhapsodic about things she likes, under the umbrella title J'Adore -- like this episode on Leopard. She is a character.
(Cerf de Dudzelle was the fashion editor behind the iconic 1988 Vogue cover with the Lacroix embellished sweater paired with jeans.)
*watching my favorite Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes over and over on Hulu. (I am obsessed with "The Wednesday Incident." I love Captain Raymond Holt and his husband Kevin Cozner so so much. :))

And I was thinking that I might play with another story-by-short-installments for this journal. If you have a word or an image you'd like me to try to include, comment below. :)
(My first paragraph-a-day story was The Branch, lo those many years ago.)

Cheers and joy to all!

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From:tx_cronopio
Date:April 3rd, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
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Ah, thanks for the Maiden Lane reference! I will check them out.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, m'dear!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 4th, 2015 12:34 pm (UTC)
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And a lovely weekend to you! Cheers and cupcakes. :)
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From:paratti
Date:April 3rd, 2015 09:50 pm (UTC)
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Spring:)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 4th, 2015 12:35 pm (UTC)
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Great!

Thanks, pal. :) [hugs]
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From:janus_74
Date:April 3rd, 2015 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Orchids :)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 4th, 2015 12:35 pm (UTC)
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Oh, hmmm.

Thanks, T!

Cheers for your weekend.
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From:mamculuna
Date:April 3rd, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I would delight in an installments story!

And glad your bad week is done. Enjoy your pleasures!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 4th, 2015 12:35 pm (UTC)
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May it be a delicious weekend where you are! :)
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From:gwynnega
Date:April 3rd, 2015 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Tea. :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 4th, 2015 12:38 pm (UTC)
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Okay! :)

Hugs and a good Saturday to you!
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From:ljrags
Date:April 3rd, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
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Have a wonderful weekend!

For a word prompt, hmmm, how about.... "Tokyo"?
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From:laurawise
Date:April 4th, 2015 12:47 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm -- I think I might be able to work it in somehow!

Happy weekend! :)
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From:anne_d
Date:April 4th, 2015 02:20 am (UTC)
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[hugs]. I finished my current series reread this morning, so I'm hitting the Josephine Tey. It's been far too long.

A word? How about Emily's current obsession - "nest".
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From:laurawise
Date:April 4th, 2015 12:48 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for returning to books you love. :)

And thanks for the word, too!

[hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:April 9th, 2015 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Apparently a week has passed since I last looked at livejournal. I will be reading the installments in the correct order immediately.

Also, Brooklyn Nine-Nine!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 12th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
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I somehow missed this comment! Hugs hugs!

And oh, how I love Raymond Holt and his husband. And Terry. And Diaz and Santiago. And even Gina and Jake hanging out together. :)

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From:stevie_carroll
Date:April 12th, 2015 01:27 pm (UTC)
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I'll have to investigatte those Elizabeth Hoyt books.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 12th, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
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I will add a caveat for the first of the Maiden Lane books: it was not my favorite, and it traded on bondage/domination misinformation in a way I didn't like very much.
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:April 12th, 2015 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I'll bear that in mind.

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