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12:45 pm - Ten Things (Brought to you by July 10 and OMG sinus headache)
Dropping by to say the following:

*At the moment my sinus headache is throbbing so much that tomorrow there will likely be news stories about inexplicable seismic activity in the subtropics.
*Ow.
*However, I cannot blame the headache for the Idiocy of the Day: upon arriving at our front door after the Dangerous Dog and I completed our morning constitutional, I, um, forgot which dog I'd been walking, and absentmindedly removed his leash and collar as I always did with the Small Blonde Dog.
*Thankfully, he didn't run away, but just looked at me like "Woman, are you crazy?"
*Possibly, I say to the Dangerous Dog. Possibly.
*There is something incredibly dispiriting about someone writing a story one would theoretically eat up with a spoon but the story Fails to Satisfy, falling just short on every point.
*There is something incredibly dispiriting about summer in the subtropics. I think I have a Heat-Aversion type of seasonal affective disorder.
*Except I do love blueberries, that perfect summer fruit.
*And water with ice and lemon.
*Lastly, today's thought, brought to you by Dorothy L Sayers (this, the opening of Have His Carcase): The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and the sudden acquisition of wealth.

May you have all good remedies in the next few days!

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From:cindergal
Date:July 10th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
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There is something incredibly dispiriting about someone writing a story one would theoretically eat up with a spoon but the story Fails to Satisfy, falling just short on every point.

That is the worst. Worse than a really bad story.

*fans you*
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From:laurawise
Date:July 10th, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
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I keep tripping over such stories, C, and it's unhappy-making. (It is, of course, worse when I'm the one writing it, but over that let us draw a veil.)

Enjoy your PNW cool summer! :)
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From:paratti
Date:July 10th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Sends hugs and cooling breezes.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 10th, 2013 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, pal. Right now I'm hoping for a thunderstorm. :)

Cheers and a lovely London summer for you!
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From:mamculuna
Date:July 10th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
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Sayers gets it right as usual! Esp. sudden acquisition of wealth--not that I know from experience...

Hope some cool breezes come your way!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 10th, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
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Esp. sudden acquisition of wealth--not that I know from experience...


Me either, but I have an excellent imagination. :)

Cheers and a lovely summer experience for you!
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From:anne_d
Date:July 10th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
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[hugs and hopes for clear sinuses ahead]

Good on the Dangerous Dog!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 10th, 2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
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The Dangerous Dog (who is hanging out behind the desk) thanks you for admiring his restraint. :)

Cheers and hugs to you!
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From:freixenet
Date:July 10th, 2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
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:hugs: Keep thinking of the positive: functioning a/c. Cool iced tea. (Blueberry tea?) Sudden acquisitions of wealth. And so on.

:hugs:
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From:laurawise
Date:July 11th, 2013 10:03 am (UTC)
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In my own life it's more the sudden de-acquisition of savings, but oh well.

Cheers and a delightful Thursday, F!
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From:stateless82
Date:July 10th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
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I would settle for the sudden acquisition of two new tires. Even new used tires would be looked on favorably.

I would also accept a cherry sno-cone.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 11th, 2013 10:04 am (UTC)
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If there's a Sonic nearby, a cherry slush might be an adequate substitute for a sno-cone.... But I know that the heart wants what it wants.

Alas, you need new tires! [sends hopes of tires and hugs]
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From:gwynnega
Date:July 11th, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
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Humid heat is very dispiriting, I find!

But blueberries are excellent.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:July 11th, 2013 10:05 am (UTC)
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Happy travels, Gwynne, and no humid heat! :) [hugs]
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From:janus_74
Date:July 11th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
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I hope your headache clears up soon. Hugs to you.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 11th, 2013 10:05 am (UTC)
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Thank you, T, and hugs and a delightful Thursday to you!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:July 11th, 2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh, dear, oh dear. Foully dispririting, even, as the dreadful Rose Fairweather of Miss Thirkell's delightfully silly books would have it.

But yes, Miss Sayers puts it perfectly.

hugs and wishes for a headache-free rest of week.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 11th, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Today is just uncontrollable sneezing, so.... er, it's better! Sort of! [beams]

Hugs to you, ALH, and cheers and good novels. :)

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