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May 3rd, 2015


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04:52 pm - Sneezy Sunday
I worked in the backyard this morning for an hour, hacking away at vines etc etc -- the subtropics, they are far far too hospitable for nasty green things -- and so now I am sneezy and a wee bit sore. Possibly yoga this evening as a preventive measure, because otherwise tomorrow will be a day of creaks.

Today also was Master Danger's bath day, which he tolerated before turning into a snarling mini-wolf when I tried to check one of his hot spots. He is such a charming boy. [/sarc] That being said, when the two pit-bull mixes who live one street over got out yesterday morning and began to follow us on our walk, he was perfectly willing for me to pick him up and carry him for several blocks whilst I also said firmly over my shoulder to the pitbulls, "GO HOME." The young master is a dog of various moods, is what I'm saying.

Does this update seem inconsequential? It mostly is. I have been working feverishly for a few weeks, and I am tired, and thus I cannot be particularly artful in this journal entry. (I exhausted my artfulness on the Tea History Magic story, perhaps.) But what else can I tell you....

*I finally saw Belle, the period film with Gugu Mbatha-Raw playing Dido Belle Lindsay, an eighteenth-century biracial heiress whose portrait hung in Kenwood House for years. The film is beautiful, the story is important, and James Norton and Alex Jennings are in it, so it was worthwhile for me, but I was not so keen on the script. I like a little more wit and verve in my 18th-century dialogue stylings.

*The Styleograph took a street-style photo of model David Gandy walking along New Oxford Street. SWEET MOTHER OF PEARL.

*Lauren Hutton and Tina Turner at the Armani 40th Anniversary Show. Awesomeness in double-vision.

*Am well into my reread of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and so really was intrigued by this article by Susanna Clarke on her visit to the set of the upcoming BBC adaptation of same.

And now I'm off to do a few desultory downward dogs, let us hope without whimpering softly rather than committing to ujjayi breath. Or indeed sneezing.

Cheers! May the start of your week be full of good things!

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From:anne_d
Date:May 3rd, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
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[hugs], antihistamines for the sneezes, and wishes for a good week ahead.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 3rd, 2015 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and all good thoughts for your week ahead, too, A!
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From:mamculuna
Date:May 3rd, 2015 09:18 pm (UTC)
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I saw the trailers for Belle and really wanted to see it--kept missing it at various places. Sorry to hear it missed the appropriate snappy dialogue, but still want to see it.

And thanks for the links, esp. to the Clarke one. Definitely makes me want to see it even more!

And I suspect an ujjayi whimper is possible...and sometimes necessary.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 3rd, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
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Belle is very much worth seeing. :)

I wish I knew when the US is getting JS&MN.... BBC America has been unhelpfully vague.

Cheers and a good week to you!
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From:paratti
Date:May 3rd, 2015 10:01 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry Danger was naughty.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:May 3rd, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Master Danger was just being himself. A jerk. ;)

Cheers and hugs, and yay CFC!
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From:gwynnega
Date:May 3rd, 2015 11:40 pm (UTC)
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Awesome photo of Lauren Hutton and Tina Turner!

I hope the coming week will feature fewer sneezes.

(Oh, and in case you didn't know, the Nurses' Ball started on Friday's GH, so there's lots of Lucy at the moment!)


Edited at 2015-05-03 11:40 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2015 11:50 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for you, and for the Nurses' Ball! Hugs and a good Monday, Gwynne. :)
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From:roguedemon
Date:May 4th, 2015 01:09 am (UTC)
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((Hugs)) for you. Thanks for the Belle review. It's been on my list of movies to see.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2015 11:51 am (UTC)
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Belle is worthwhile, absolutely! :)

Cheers, hugs, and better days for you, my friend. Sending good thoughts for swift healing.
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From:kathyh
Date:May 4th, 2015 10:30 am (UTC)
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We finally managed to see Belle two weeks ago and I thought it was a gorgeous film, though I know what you mean about the lack of snappy dialogue.

Sorry about the sneezes and the soreness (which I hope has worn off by now).
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2015 11:51 am (UTC)
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Belle really is a lovely film, and I'm glad I saw it. :)

Hugs hugs! Hope your shoulder is better! Happy Monday, K.
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From:janus_74
Date:May 4th, 2015 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Hope today is better for sneezes and soreness.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 4th, 2015 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Sneezes continue, but the yoga worked a treat. :)

Cheers for your week ahead, T!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:May 4th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Love the links and am reminded I need to fish out ladies of Grace Adieu and JS&MN for a good re-read.

Much sympthy with the sneezing as B volunteered to spend hispart of his birthday day off packing up yet more STUFF in the garage pending the re-construction. The insides of my nose and throat are feeling quite nasty.

May we both survive the sneazles!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 5th, 2015 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Alas for sneezing (and packing stuff, ack). But hugs hugs and good thoughts for you, ALH!

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