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07:49 am - placeholder laurawise post
This has been a busy month indeed, which explains the lack of posting here at laurawise. (I don't want you to think that I've accomplished anything during this month, however. Spin spin spinning the wheels, throwing mud everywhere... semi-stuck, in other words.)

But I wanted to make sure I've posted at least a couple of times this month, and so, a placeholder post, a gesture to the kind of thing I often write:

*note about weather, semi-symbolic

*note about the Small Blonde Dog, would-be amusing

*snippet of fiction, possibly scary, likely self-indulgent

*link to music video, generally of 80s vintage

*link to someone else's thoughts or images, often piquant or stylish in ways that I am not.

*interactive wotsit.

So let's do the last one, okay? Comment, and I'll ask you a question (guaranteed to be superficial!). :-)

May you have answers in plenty today, and more than placeholder good things!

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From:anne_d
Date:November 30th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
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Good things to you, too.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 30th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
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Good cheer on this Tuesday!

And your question: if you had one hour to spend making yourself a memory (no expense, no troubling issues of distance), what would you do?
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From:anne_d
Date:November 30th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
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Good question, good question...

[mulls]

Go to the V&A Museum, starting with the earliest textiles and jewelry they have. As time permits, work my way up to Regency and Victorian. I've always wanted to visit England, and I've been reading about the V&A for years.
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From:singinglark
Date:November 30th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
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I wish you a December full of good things, good food, good people and good times.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 30th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you -- and to you as well!

Your question, should you choose to accept it: What's a song you play when you wish to cheer yourself up?
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From:singinglark
Date:November 30th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
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I have a few, but "Let the Day Begin" by The Call is near the top of the list. It's high-energy and life-embracing and just joyous.

ETA: warning, the link takes you to a live vid of the song at youtube, so expect music when you click.

Edited at 2010-11-30 02:15 pm (UTC)
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From:mamculuna
Date:November 30th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Comment. :~)
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From:mamculuna
Date:November 30th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
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Couldn't resist, but just want to hope you're having a good week, and the same for the Small Blonde Dog.
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From:laurawise
Date:November 30th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
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Hee!

Okay, your question: what yoga posture invariably makes you feel better?

(And have a wonderful week!)
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From:mamculuna
Date:November 30th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Ok! Strangely enough, I love half-moon pose aka Ardha Chandransana. It's just the way my body is built--but it's definitely one that you either love or hate.

But then of course, happiness is balasana.
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From:stateless82
Date:November 30th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
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November has been something of a tar-pit month, hasn't it?
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From:laurawise
Date:November 30th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
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It has! But worse for you, poor S.

[sends virtual chocolate and hugs]

Now, a question for you: what childhood favorite book is still a comfort read?
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From:stateless82
Date:November 30th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
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I still have my copy of Hope Campbell's Meanwhile Back at the Castle, about a family that buys an island in the St Lawrence Seaway and find out that it doesn't belong to either Canada or the US and they end up setting up their own government. It's very, very 60's.

Also Alexei Panshin's Rite of Passage.

The other day at work, a woman had ordered some kids books and one of them was one I'd had when I was really little- Angus and the Ducks. Since we had a Scotty of our own, Angus was my favorite.
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From:paratti
Date:November 30th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
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You too, mate:)
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From:laurawise
Date:November 30th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, L! Plus good thoughts and hugs!

Here's your question (should you choose to accept it): what is your favorite place in London? :-)
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From:paratti
Date:November 30th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
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The British Museum. So many fascinating things.
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From:headrush100
Date:November 30th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
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Heads up! Something went in the post to you today. :-)

Not looking forward to driving the 10-miles-there-and-10-miles-back to German class tonight in icy conditions.

May you and the SBD have a happy December!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 30th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you, A, and stay safe! Will send extra-special good-travel thoughts your way.

And here's a question for you: is there a particular book-world in which you'd like to live?
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From:headrush100
Date:November 30th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
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This evening I am thinking longingly of the (possibly fictional, you can never be too sure) account of a time in Jimmy Buffett's life when he was "in the process of going native" on a tiny island in French Polynesia, as recounted in the introduction to his book of short stories, "Tales from Margaritaville". He lived in a hut on the beach, befriended the locals, and the highlight of his week was arrival of the ship bringing cheap paperbacks, candy, and other delicacies from the outside world. I think that sounds pretty good.

ps. Am back from German class, thanks for the extra special good travel thoughts!
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From:laurawise
Date:November 30th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Happy Tuesday, L!

In case you would like a question: what's your favorite song right now?

[hugs and a good week]
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From:gwynnega
Date:November 30th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Happy Tuesday, Lori! (At least it isn't Monday...) :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:November 30th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Happy Tuesday to you, Gwynne!

Here's a question, just in case: what song from the era of your Jo novel best represents the mood of the book? (I know you have a super-long playlist, so just choose one. ;-))

[hugs and a good week]
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From:gwynnega
Date:November 30th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's a tough one, and I might pick a different song tomorrow, but today it's "Soul Survivor" by the Rolling Stones!

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From:stevie_carroll
Date:December 1st, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
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I almost feel like I haven't been posting this month, because most of my posts have been compiled from comments posted elsewhere. I'll write my concluding picowrimo post today, possibly with a bonus bonus excerpt from today's writing (either Edward enthusing about Julia-as-a-girl or the explanation of why Edward is more of a gentleman than his older brother ever was).

Happy non-snowy Tuesday.
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From:laurawise
Date:December 1st, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for your Picowrimo success!

And although you're likely too busy for a question, if you'd like one I'll give you this: what's your favorite science-fiction narrative trope?
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:December 1st, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I can answer that one. It's definitely the mismatched crew of misfits fighting against the might of authority ;-)
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From:mobile_alh
Date:December 1st, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Oh, dear, I should do a placeholder post just so my account won't lapse...

but there's sunshine here and all the scheduled events and company are off the table for a WHOLE WEEK and yesterday's yoga unkinked things I didn't even realize were wound tighter than a slinky, so I wish you a similar state of bliss this Tuesday!
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From:laurawise
Date:December 1st, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Those sound like LOVELY reasons to stay away from posting. :-)

So, ALH, if you would like a question: if you could take tea with a fictional character, who would it be?

Hugs and a good week!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:December 1st, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Hmm...for the quality of the tea, I can't decide between Bilbo or Ratty and Mole. Clearly the idea of lashings of food in a snug cave appeals mightily!
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From:heron_pose
Date:December 2nd, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
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::Drive-by hugs::

And really, what a lovely thing to be both consistent and self-aware enough to have something like a placeholder post.

OK, ask me!
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From:laurawise
Date:December 2nd, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and joy, H_P! happy Thursday!

And okay, your question: what episode of I Spy do you return to over and over again? :-)
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From:heron_pose
Date:December 2nd, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
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As usual, I overcomplicate ... I'm afraid that the eps I love most will get stale if i watch them too often, or at least, lose their power. ::is pathetic::

"Home to Judgment" is sooooooo interesting, though, and so heart-rending; the direction, the score, the script, the acting ... if only it weren't *quite* so spare ...

I'd go on about others -- "Tonia" and "The Loser" and ... well.

::hugs::

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