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June 14th, 2015


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06:51 pm - Stuff the Sequel, Post #21
1) I have no excuses for not posting this week.
2) Other than the malaise of summer, which is vicious.
3) Today I betook myself to the second-run movie house to see Kenneth Branagh's Disney film of Cinderella.
4) It was sumptuous to look at, with some v. fine acting going on...
5) But I am too old for Disney Cinderellas, I am v. sorry to say.
6) Perhaps I should revisit Ever After (the one with Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott) to make sure, however.
7) Or maybe I'll give up the fight and rewatch Episode One of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
8) Also of the good: dried cherries.
9) Also of the good: Moroccan Mint green tea, iced iced iced.
10) Also of the good: thinking about autumn.
11) Also of the good: starting my reread of Shakespeare's canon. Two Gentlemen of Verona, here I come.
12) Not as good: my progress on writing projects. But at least said progress does exist.
13) Of the good: Master Danger has been, if not sweet, not actively truculent today.
14) Of the lovely to look at: Grey Fox style blogger has been doing some amazing London Collection Men style shoots of himself in GORGEOUS clothes. I'm linking just to the blog as a whole, but it's worthwhile to explore. Also of the lovely to look at: David Gandy street style, via the Styleograph.

That's 14 things for June 14. More soon, perhaps....

May your lists be full of All The Good Things.

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From:gwynnega
Date:June 15th, 2015 12:13 am (UTC)
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Yay Shakespeare reread, dried cherries, and iced tea! Boo summer...
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From:laurawise
Date:June 15th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Boo summer indeed. (NOTE: This imprecation does not apply for people who live in northern latitudes who need the sun.)

Hugs!
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From:anne_d
Date:June 15th, 2015 02:44 am (UTC)
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Malaise is a perfectly fine reason. [hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:June 15th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and good thoughts for your Monday!
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From:paratti
Date:June 15th, 2015 06:57 am (UTC)
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JSMR. Another excellent episode last night.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:June 15th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
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I am so ready for more JSMN!!!

[hugs hugs]
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From:kathyh
Date:June 15th, 2015 10:04 am (UTC)
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Thinking about autumn is always good, though we haven't quite made it to summer here yet.

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From:laurawise
Date:June 15th, 2015 06:17 pm (UTC)
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I hope you do get a good summer! Meanwhile, I'm ready for my summer to be over. ;)

Cheers and hugs to you!
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From:freixenet
Date:June 15th, 2015 12:02 pm (UTC)
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The style vibe is strong with these links, L. I appreciate in particular the precise degree of shirt wrinkle on the very handsome man in the street--just enough creasing. I like it. (Also the lightweight black sweater on the Grey Fox.)

Summer malaise, we hates it, L. We do.

Hugs on this BLAZING HOT Monday.
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From:laurawise
Date:June 15th, 2015 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for men's style! David Gandy's shirt indeed is wrinkled in a v. pleasing way, and I just love the dapper Grey Fox in all of his choices.

Hugs and hurrahs for you, too!
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From:beadattitude
Date:June 15th, 2015 12:41 pm (UTC)
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I have been listening to the audio book "The Great Courses; How to Read And Understand Shakespeare" which is really good, and actually covered almost all the plays, including this one. The professor is not only an academic, but an actor and director, so you get the rounded picture as it were.

Mmm, moroccan iced tea.

So, I never got into the book Jonathan Strange, etc. Wonder if I'll like the series. I just found the prose VERY DRY.

P.S. I was an ugly stepsister in a local 2005 production, as well as doing the costumes for the Stepfamily. So I can always plead going to check out how someone ELSE did the role. :D

I do hear Cate Blanchette had a ripping good time as the stepmother.

Edited at 2015-06-15 12:43 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:June 15th, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC)
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You might like the series of JSMN, even if you didn't like the book -- I find the first 100 pages of the book a bit of a slog, but once I got halfway I just slammed through the rest. :)

The Ken Branagh Cinderella has gorgeous costumes and sets, and Cate Blanchett and Derek Jacobi do very fine work. It's worth seeing if you like that sort of thing!

[hugs]
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From:laurawise
Date:June 15th, 2015 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and hurrahs for you, L!
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From:janus_74
Date:June 15th, 2015 02:34 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad that there is some progress on your writing projects, can't wait to read whatever they happen to be.
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From:laurawise
Date:June 15th, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
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I hope one of the projects sells, yes. :) Thank you, T, and cheers for your Monday!

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