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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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).
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!