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11:08 am - 8 Things on 8 September
1) I hadn't quite realized how difficult it now is for me to post every day! Good night nurse, it's tricky.
2) Pursuant to yesterday's conversation about Ruth Wilson (aka Alice on Luther, aka my favorite television Jane Eyre), I searched Pinterest and found this image of her, in dapper Edwardian(ish) drag. With a bowler hat.
3) Which immediately made me yearn for a gender-flipped film remake of The Avengers -- 60s TV, not comics -- with Wilson as Jane Steed and Tom Hiddleston as Mr Peel.
4) I can't decide what his first name would be (because the name Emma doesn't gender-flip as easily as the name John). Edward?
5) But not the nicknames Eddie or Ed, because Mr Peel doesn't work that way. Hmmm.
6) Cool article about Carine Roitfeld in the Observer today. I don't entirely know what I think about her work/style, but she's certainly interesting.
7) My own style at the moment is best described as Post-Workout/Post-Outside-Work/Post-Cleaning Slob.
8) I should go shower and change. And wheee, I hit 8 things! :)

Cheers to all, and may you have lots of good things to talk about today.

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From:tx_cronopio
Date:September 8th, 2013 03:13 pm (UTC)
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No kidding, the posting-every-day thing mostly makes me feel so incredibly boring.

We're going to go see The World's End today, so there's that.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
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You always seem to have cool things to talk about, Cronopio! :)

(And enjoy the movie, too.)
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From:paratti
Date:September 8th, 2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Emmanuel?
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Too many syllables for a good transposition! Alas. How will I manage my goofy dream-gender-flip without a name??

(Hee.)

Hugs, and a great Sunday.
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From:rahirah
Date:September 8th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Emerson Peel?
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Still three syllables instead of two! (And also I'm now thinking of Emerson Cod -- wasn't that a character on Pushing Daisies?)

I've set myself a difficult problem! I appreciate your help, though. :)

Cheers and a good Sunday!
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From:cindergal
Date:September 8th, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Let's see - how about Elliot? :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Another three-syllable name! I am now working under the assumption that most men's names that start with E have too many syllables. :)

But I did start playing around with spelling, and Elyot might do anyway. :)

Thanks, Cindergal! Happy Sunday!
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From:janus_74
Date:September 8th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Eric or Edmond?

I don't know how you come up with something different every day, but I'm having fun reading it :)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm now leaning toward Edmund or Edward, for that nice Old English resonance.

But never Eddie or Ed!

(I'm far too invested in this...)

Cheers and many thanks, T, and thanks for commenting! I appreciate you!
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From:gwynnega
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Emil Peel? Not very euphonious, though... :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
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Emil seems too... German. Which, if it's set in the 60s, seems unlikely for a very very British person --

WHY AM I OBSESSED WITH THIS??

:)

Hugs and thanks, Gwynne, and a nice Sunday evening.
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From:stateless82
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Emmet?

I am also attired in a post-outside work/post-cleaning/mid-laundry style. Sadly, except for the braid and the potting soil under my nails, I don't think I look all that different than usual.

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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
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What have you been planting? :)

And Emmet makes me think of Emmett Kelly, which seems wrong. But it probably is the closest analogue...

Hugs hugs and thanks, S!
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From:stateless82
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Emrys? or Emrick? (Emmet makes me think of Queer as Folk which is also wrong.)

I was repotting some plants for a friend. I fully expect that they won't last the month, as I have a black thumb and no idea what I'm doing. I also trimmed shrubbery, dusted and cleaned the glass on assorted photographs and hid assorted things in assorted closets.

It's much more interesting doing chores in someone else's home.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
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Goodness, you were filled with energy! Cheers to you!

(And I hope the repotted plants live. I could kill the hardiest specimen, so I hope your thumb ISN'T as black as mine. :))

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From:anne_d
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Male equivalent of Emma, hmmmmm. Edgar or Ethan, maybe.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
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Edgar does work! Now I have the King Lear problem, in that Edgar is much nicer but Edmund is more interesting.... :)

Cheers and hugs to you, A, and a good start to your week!
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From:kathyh
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
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I'd go with Edward or Edmund. An old-fashioned nickname for Edward is Ned, which might work. A young(ish) adult in the 60s would have had a fairly traditional name (unless he was Morse *g*).
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
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I was thinking Ned would be an acceptable nickname, too. :)

Thanks, K, and cheers, and no, Mr Peel would not be named Endeavour! :))

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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
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And a happy transition into 9 September for you! :))

[beams]
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From:mamculuna
Date:September 8th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
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Great picture of Ruth Wilson. And getting really slobbish can make the following shower so nice--and so well-deserved!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 8th, 2013 10:58 pm (UTC)
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I definitely worked for my shower today. :)

And cheers for Ruth Wilson and for you! Happy rest of your Sunday!
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From:roguedemon
Date:September 9th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
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I'm sure your version of #7 is more stylish than mine. ((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2013 10:22 am (UTC)
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I can assure you otherwise! It's a thing that actually bugs me -- all my workout/work-around clothes are old, tattered castoff T-shirts and inexpensive, fraying sweats etc. I'd like to upgrade, but a) I feel weird throwing away 'perfectly serviceable' clothing that's going to get grubby anyway, and b) I feel weirder spending good money on workout clothes when I could buy shoes instead.

We will persevere through these feelings. :)

Hugs and a great Monday, Roguedemon!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:September 9th, 2013 07:15 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for Ruth Wilson!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2013 10:23 am (UTC)
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She is fierce and fabulous!

[hugs] Happy Monday, Stevie.

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