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06:38 pm - There would be a cool post here, if it weren't today
There would be a cool post here, if it weren't today.

Not that today has been bad, as such; it's more that I am barely sputtering along on the very last fumes of brain-power. At points during the day I found myself thinking, "what if I posted about.... No." Or "Wonder if I.... No." Finally it was just "No," skipping all that useless preamble stuff.

Instead:
*Matt Smith in the Observer, in case anyone missed it.
*Thinking about winter? The Guardian offers Henry Raeburn's late 18th-century portrait of an ice-skater.
*Here in the subtropics, mind, it's a delicious December day, unseasonably but perfectly warm.
*As for me, I am finishing a few lovely malted biscuits-for-cheese and a wee drop of Benziger Sangiocomo West Rows Chardonnay.
*This is because I just was gifted Oz and James Drink to Britain, and I felt moved to crack open a bottle. But now I must drink water and fasten my thoughts on Higher Things.
*Perhaps -- cue Flora Poste -- on the Higher Common Sense.

I must say that Matt Smith, Oz & James, F&M biscuits, a drop of Chardonnay, and thoughts of Stella Gibbons' masterwork will indeed turn around a shit day. Or perhaps I'm just shallow.

In any event, cheers to all, and whatever turns your day around!

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From:gwynnega
Date:December 6th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Enjoy the F&M biscuits, Chardonnay, etc., etc.!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:December 6th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
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The biscuits and Chardonnay were v. nice. Now it's water and Higher Thoughts. (Oh well.)

:-)

Cheers and hugs, Gwynne!
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From:paratti
Date:December 6th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like a good formula:)

((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:December 6th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
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We do what we can. :-)

Cheers and hugs, L!
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From:chase820
Date:December 7th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
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Also, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy opens Friday! That's keeping me going. :D
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
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I can't go until Sunday afternoon, I think... but oh, I need to see it. :-)

Cheers, Chase! We persevere!
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From:anne_d
Date:December 7th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
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Hugs and hopes for improvement in the near future.

I've forwarded the Matt Smith interview link to the Younger Daughter, who thanks you in advance.
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks, and hugs in return.

Hope the Matt Smith interview pleases -- it's v. cheering. :-)
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From:janus_74
Date:December 7th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
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I applaud you for *only* having a wee drop of Chardonnay after a shitty day. I'm glad it brightened things up for you.
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
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Too much work to REALLY indulge, alas. But oh well, it's all good.

Cheers and hugs!
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From:mamculuna
Date:December 7th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
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Matt Smith and the ice skater really transformed my eveing! Many thanks!
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for MSmith, paintings of ice-skaters, and you. :-)

Happy Wednesday!
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From:ljrags
Date:December 7th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
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Sounds like a GREAT Turning-the-day-around-formula!!

As for me, it was coming home to homemade hamburgers and later a mug of hot tea. And music {G}

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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
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Mmmmm, all of those things sound perfect! I hope you have more wonderful things in your Wednesday. :-)
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From:wildrider
Date:December 7th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
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I'm about halfway through that interview with Matt Smith. I'm lovin' that boy (he's a joy on Ferguson, and a delight on the Nerdist podcast).

Happy Tuesday! I'm contemplating some more wine, myself.
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for MSmith and you, K! :-)

Happy Wednesday!
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From:ladyforash
Date:December 7th, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)
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Your posts are always cool. :)
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
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Thank you, C. Hugs and a great Wednesday! :-)
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From:julia_here
Date:December 7th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
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Ah, read this earlier and had an interruption and forgot to comment. Thank you for everything but especially for the Raeburn- amazing piece, that strange kind of hyperrealism that melts into abstraction, gave me a lot to think about during a day otherwise dominated by doing things rather than thinking them.

Julia, fixing fences, feeding chickens, and laundry, interminable laundry...
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
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I'm so glad the Raeburn gave you food for thought. I really loved the painting, yes, as I do so much portraiture.

Cheers for your accomplishments and for you on this Wednesday!
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From:kathyh
Date:December 7th, 2011 09:45 am (UTC)
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Commenting if LJ will let me.

"Oz and James Drink to Britain" is great fun though by the end it may not be Chardonnay you should be drinking :)

Hope today will be better. Many hugs.
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
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You're right, K -- although at least in episode 1 of Oz and James Drink to Britain, Oz has already dragged James to a vineyard! :-) (And bless James May for his demonstration that indeed, he is now a wine-ponce with the best of them.)

Cheers! A wonderful Wednesday, with hugs!
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From:freixenet
Date:December 7th, 2011 10:46 am (UTC)
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Cheers, L! Your post cheered me right up. :hugs hugs:
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
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Cheers, F! Perseverance, moments of grace, and hugs on this Wednesday!
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and cheers and a lovely day to you, L!
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From:winding_path
Date:December 7th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
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I had missed the Matt Smith article.

Thank you!

How lovely a start to the day.
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From:laurawise
Date:December 7th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for MSmith and you, and a good Wednesday. :-)
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From:mobile_alh
Date:December 7th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh, thank you muchly for the lovely links. They help sooth my drippy sinuses and sore throat...
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From:laurawise
Date:December 8th, 2011 12:14 am (UTC)
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Oh, ALH, get well soon!

[hugs and healing thoughts]

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