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June 23rd, 2015


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01:35 pm - Stuff So Belated, Post #22
So, anyway, about those ten days gone....

1) Work, la la la.
2) And then there was the travel to see family in the Central Plains.
3) My parental unit doesn't do internet, which made life a wee bit complicated.
4) But it was a lovely visit, great big skies and lush green plains and family good times.
5) Let us not speak of the flights home, however.
6) Okay, let us just say six hours' flight time included the following: turbulence, a half-cup of Diet Coke and a small bag of pretzels to get me through the whole time, two hours' delay trapped on a plane, and sprinting in heels and with two bags the length of a concourse in order to make my connection.
7) But I made it home, only an hour late.
8) Master Danger was v. pleased to see me, and then v. cross. He's just about forgiven me.
9) Meanwhile, it's FUCKING HOT and we need rain like damnit.
10) [dances moodily to summon thunderstorm]
11) [sees no thunderstorm]
12) [curses under breath]
13) Anyhoo, have I mentioned I love Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell? Especially Jonathan? Because I do.
14) davesmusictank recently posted a Donald Byrd track, which made me think of one of my favorite songs, The Blackbyrds' "Walking in Rhythm."
15) I wish I could make vids, because I would totally make a Jonathan Strange/Arabella vid to that track.
16) 70s fusion and Regency magic and my One True Pairing? Well, I say, why not.
17) Poldark just started on PBS, too.
18) The first episode can be subtitled "Scar, Brooding, Cornwall. And a dog."
19) Not that there's anything wrong with that.
20) Ah well, time to get back to work.
21) May your weather be what you want.
22) May your music carry you further down the road.
23) May you have a good Tuesday. :)

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From:anne_d
Date:June 23rd, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Wow, I'm glad you got home safely, it must have been quite an adventure. [Hugs!]

I'm enjoying JS&MN myself, although I keep having to fill in details for Paul, who hasn't read the book. Now I want to reread it myself. I may have to break down and buy my own copy one of these days. Those horse sands were wonderfully brought to life. I decided not to watch Poldark this time around, though. It's PBS, it'll come 'round again, and we've got things to watch kind of backing up already.
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From:laurawise
Date:June 24th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for enjoying JS&MN! I just reread the book, but the adaptation somehow exists for me separate from the novel (in part because stuff IS being left out). It's such a delight.

Hugs and a lovely day!
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From:mamculuna
Date:June 23rd, 2015 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Two hours on a plane on the tarmac--the misery. So glad you survived! I've only been able to see the first JS&MN, but I'm loving it too.

Edited at 2015-06-23 07:36 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:June 24th, 2015 06:06 pm (UTC)
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The memory of that ordeal is slipping away, now that I'm back at work... :)

Hope you get to see more JS&MN! And I hope you're enjoying where you are, too.
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From:gwynnega
Date:June 23rd, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Sorry about the travel misadventures and the heat!

I think you should learn to make vids. :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:June 24th, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Heh. I don't have the time to take on such a task!

Hugs hugs!
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From:kathyh
Date:June 23rd, 2015 10:42 pm (UTC)
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Glad you had a lovely visit but sorry about the two hours trapped on a plane. I've done it for an hour and that was bad enough.

Only able to see the first Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell so far as other half declared himself bemused by it and thus unable to watch any more. Personally I don't find bemusement a bar to watching but he does! In fairness I've read the book and he hasn't so it may seem odder to him than it does to me. I have the episodes on my TiVo and am waiting for him either to be out/asleep in order to watch them.

Poldark broods a lot, but very prettily. Also Cornwall is beautiful and Demelza takes a turn into awesomeness.
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From:laurawise
Date:June 24th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
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First of all, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (Private-message me if you'd like a little something written for you. :))

Second of all, my youngest brother found JS&MN a bit bemusing too, but then he wasn't paying attention. ;) I suspect your J has better grounds for his reaction!

Am ready for Awesome Demelza and more brooding beautifully from Ross. :)

Hugs hugs!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:June 24th, 2015 01:37 am (UTC)
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Welcome back! I was thinkng it was a long absence but it sounds like a pleasant one, barring the travel delays.

I just realized our system has failed to record the first two episodes of JS&MS (it's been that knd of month) so I must possess myself in patience until August when it arrives on DVD. Our network connection is too frail to admit of downloading the episodes from Amazon, alas.

Happily, Poldark doesn't start here until tomorrow, so I can at least decide if anyone else can possibly play Ross Poldark to my satisfaction after Robin Ellis. High Def visuals of Cornwall, however, are much to be desired. Thanks for the reminder!

May you have a good Wednesday!

(Edited for the usual iPad typos...)

Edited at 2015-06-24 01:40 am (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:June 24th, 2015 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Hi hi! Alas for difficulties in accessing JS&MN, but it'll be worth it when you get to it. :)

Re Poldark: I have decided to pretend it's never been filmed before, so I don't make comparisons. However, Cornwall surely does look lovely.

Hugs hugs!
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From:wildrider
Date:June 24th, 2015 02:38 am (UTC)
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Am loving JS&MN - especially Jonathan (he IS exceptionally good in the part!). I'm saving the episodes to re-watch as a whole when it's over.

I recorded Poldark and haven't watched it yet.

It is beyond hot here, with only a hint of possible monsoons in the next week (I'm not holding my breath). Teach me the broody dance.

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From:laurawise
Date:June 24th, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
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I've bought the Amazon season pass for JS&MN, so I can rewatch and rewatch. I am a fan. :)

Hugs, cool drinks, and more delight!
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From:paratti
Date:June 24th, 2015 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Poldark has a lot of Cornwall and brooding:)
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From:laurawise
Date:June 24th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
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I am prepared! :)

Hugs, mate.
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From:freixenet
Date:June 25th, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Waving in passing, with thoughts of De La Vega visits.

hugs!
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From:laurawise
Date:June 25th, 2015 07:22 pm (UTC)
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Happy day to you, F! [hugs]

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