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February 27th, 2010


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08:38 am - Snapshot (Reprise)
The subtropics are cold-mist grey this morning -- English precipitation, the kind of not quite rain that for me all but conjures an umbrella out of a stand and opens the front door to saunter and possibility.

The Dog of the House, who isn't always a fan of rain rain, just this once shared my willingness to be out in the cold and grey. In fact, as I put on my walking shoes, she circled my ankles in a mad cheerful rush. When I went to get my jacket, she followed, barking. "Coat! Coat! COAT!" I'll probably have a slight bruise on my calf from her efficiently herding me toward where her leash hangs.

Once out, we ran the first tenth of a mile. The Dog of the House snapped at the mist as we galloped.

No one else was at the park. (Rain. Cold-mist-grey.) The Dog of the House slowed, once there, and began to circle my ankles again. She seemed pleasantly anxious, her big ears flicking as if to catch a sound I couldn't.

The umbrella blocked my side-view for a moment, but of course I knew what should be across the street from the park: houses, fences, an out of place collection of cacti, a pile of old oak leaves, cars.

The Dog of the House barked once, then began to trot. I righted my umbrella as we rushed forward, looked to the side --

And saw a blue police box, full-size, parked haphazardly in a driveway.

The Dog of the House flicked her ears again, as if she could hear a Gallifreyan hum I couldn't, and then began to run in that cold-mist grey, that English precipitation so out of place.

The blue police box shimmered in the not quite rain as we passed. When I looked back from the corner, I couldn't see it any more. Perhaps it was just the mist.

Perhaps not.

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From:mamculuna
Date:February 27th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Oooh. Glad you and the DoH didn't decide to get into it and leave us all behind...
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From:laurawise
Date:February 27th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
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The Dog of the House would not enjoy time travel, I feel certain. ;-)

Thanks, and a good Saturday!
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From:anne_d
Date:February 27th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh, neat. You do the loveliest little story-gems.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 27th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

The thing is, this actually happened. There actually is a replica-TARDIS in a driveway one street over. Who knows why? ;-)

Happy Saturday, with color and joy!
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From:anne_d
Date:February 27th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Are you sure it's a replica? What fun!
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From:freixenet
Date:February 27th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
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Would you have gotten in? With her? Without her?
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From:laurawise
Date:February 27th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
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Well, I don't know how kindly the neighbor would treat someone climbing into his/her blue police box...

(There really is one, a street over.)

More seriously: with the Dog of the House, no. By myself... probably not. And you?

Happy Saturday, with tea and respite!
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From:janus_74
Date:February 27th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Very nice, I like the imagery :)
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From:laurawise
Date:February 27th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you! I did play up the description (but there is, in fact, a blue police box sitting in a driveway, one street over ;-)).

Happy Saturday to you and yours!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:February 27th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Lovely.

and even better that htere's an actual Brit Police Box in your neighborhood...sounds like neighbors your might like to know.

Enjoy the cold-mist gray weekend, virtual or otherwise!
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From:laurawise
Date:February 27th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, ALH. :-)

I think it might be slightly odd to knock on their door and say, "Oooh a TARDIS!", but I am probably just being too shy. ;-)

Happy Saturday, with yarn!
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From:paratti
Date:February 27th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
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Massive coolness:)
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From:laurawise
Date:February 27th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
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It's just so random! But yes, coolness too. :-)

Happy happy Saturday, L!
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From:headrush100
Date:February 27th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
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Ask him if Bonnie and I can come too! After all, who would make better companions than a corgi and a retriever? And the people who love them? *g*

**hugs** And thanks for that.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 27th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Hee -- I'm pretty sure the Dog of the House would not take to time travel. She likes her routine, does the Dog of the House. ;-)

Good thoughts and hugs and a good Saturday-into-Sunday!
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From:gwynnega
Date:February 27th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
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I wonder which Doctor was inside? :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:February 27th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
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It's a question, isn't it! ;-)

[wonders]

[sends hugs and good-Saturday thoughts]
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From:wildrider
Date:February 28th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
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It would be SO COOL to have a TARDIS sitting in one's driveway... In an English mist!

*squee* What a lovely morning walk!
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From:laurawise
Date:February 28th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
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It was a cool thing to see!

Happy Sunday to you and yours, with lots of surprising (and good) adventures. :-)
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From:heron_pose
Date:February 28th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
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I was going to totally wreck the mood and suggest that it might have been a blue port-a-potty instead. But that would be wrong.

Enjoy the grey! We have blue sky, but COLD.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:February 28th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)
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I would say then that every port-a-potty should have POLICE CALL BOX written on its sides, with the white paper covering where the phone should be. ;-)

I send hopes for warmth and continued blue skies, plus a wonderful Sunday!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:February 28th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
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A beautiful snapshot indeed. I must think of something to write today.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 28th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! And happy writing, whatever you think of!

[sends good-Sunday thoughts]

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