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July 5th, 2015


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01:23 pm - To Stop or Not to Stop, Post #30
It has taken me almost two months to make a month's worth of posts. Not especially impressive, is it. But I think I'll try for another 30 posts in the next two months. The question is -- to number the next post #31 or #1? Let me know what you think.

As for today,
1) My iced tea for the afternoon is Fortnum & Mason's Darjeeling Broken Orange Pekoe, mellowed by orange mint (fresh from my patio) and local honey.
2) Yes, I have successfully resuscitated my mint, after that very bad start. Hurrah!
3) Master Danger and I are recovering from the neighbors' enthusiastic and explosive celebrations of July 4 last night.
4) It went on for freakin' ever, the fireworks.
5) In fact, when Master Danger and I ventured out at 9 pm for his bedtime business, the air was thick with smoke from all the nearby pyrotechnics. The young master said in his canine fashion "NOPE" and we went back inside without his accomplishing his task-- which necessitated a midnight outing for us once the sparks and bangs died down. Sigh.
6) Let's think of something pretty -- like this fresh cover for the August UK Harpers Bazaar.
7) Justine Picardie in her editor's letter says many smart things, too; I was especially struck by her distinction between seeing through a camera/for a still image and looking "properly, through [her] own eyes."
8) As someone who doesn't take photos very often, that point does speak to me. I have a different field of vision than do people who are capturing moments that way. (It's neither better nor worse, I think, but just different.)
9) Speaking of things different: There's going to be a new series of Partners in Crime, the Agatha Christie stories about Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. I was super-excited until I read that David Walliams is playing Tommy, which... [involuntarily makes face indicating suspicion and a wee bit of disdain]
10) But he might be fine, I tell myself, and Jessica Raines will be a *fabulous* Tuppence.

Cheers to all, and let us celebrate accomplishments!

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From:paratti
Date:July 5th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
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I hope he does do a good Tommy.
((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:July 5th, 2015 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Fingers crossed. ;)

Cheers and hugs to you!
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From:heron_pose
Date:July 5th, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
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Oh, dear; here's hoping they don't wreck your Tommy & Tuppence ... I really feel he could go either way (brilliant or awful).

Hooray for mint!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 5th, 2015 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Yes, he's a good actor so it might be all right, but....

We will hope for the best.

Hugs and cool drinks and ease for you and yours, H_P!
From:gwynnega
Date:July 5th, 2015 09:28 pm (UTC)
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I share Master Danger's distaste for fireworks. Hooray for a firework-free day!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 5th, 2015 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Hooray indeed! And it's thunderstorming now, so we won't have the day-after fireworks (which are customary in this neighborhood, alas).

Cheers and hugs!
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From:claudia_yvr
Date:July 6th, 2015 04:40 am (UTC)
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I vote for numbering the next one #31 because then you'll have a greater sense of accomplishment the longer you keep it up!

Your ice tea sounds quite refreshing; by our standards, it was a very hot day here (28C/82.4F). I shouldn't complain, though. I was in a shop earlier today -- picking up a new laptop, which I LOVE because it is so sleek and blessedly SILENT because it is fanless -- chatting to the salesperson. He told me it was currently 45C/113F in his home country of Dubai! Yikes, I can't even wrap my head around that.

It's not really even the heat that's the problem at the moment. There are a number of wildfires raging throughout the province and the smoke makes Vancouver look like the apocalypse is upon us and the air quality is awful at the moment. I'm trying to look for the upside of climate change, but at the moment all I can think of is that local cherries are in season well ahead of schedule and I have been gobbling them up. So juicy, yum.

::hugs, hugs::

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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2015 07:04 pm (UTC)
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You make a good point, and #31 it shall be. :)

Hurrah for a new silent laptop!

However, I did see the news about all the wildfires. I'm sorry it's so apocalyptically hot -- and I hope it's cooler now, with just as many cherries. :)

Hugs hugs!
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From:roguedemon
Date:July 7th, 2015 04:50 pm (UTC)
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That is a lovely cover and article. I'm not much of a picture taker, I never really have been. I don't think I have thought deeply enough on the subject to have a real opinion. But the cognitive psychologist in me knows that these things are important. I think that I use my senses differently, perhaps because my early life was so different from that of today. Emotions, smells, tastes, the way it felt to be there....that is how I organize my perceptions and memories.

((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC)
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I love the way you articulate your understanding of your sense-perceptions. So cool -- as are you. :)

Hugs!
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From:roguedemon
Date:July 9th, 2015 02:50 am (UTC)
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(((Hugs)))

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