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April 20th, 2009


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11:42 am - Things of Joy Today
Ten minutes, ten Things of Joy in the past couple of days:

*Diana Rigg Q&A in The Observer.
*a Knockout rose bush, now in my back garden.
*Sarra Manning's novel Unsticky (I've linked to the forthcoming paperback, although I read the hardback): loads of London and fashion and quirks and coolness.
*this youtube video of Bryan Ferry singing "Avalon," live, 2000 -- a song I adore regardless of its uncoolness. (Also, Mr Ferry -- smooth, louche, floppy-haired, and with a perfect white shirt!)
*walking in the unseasonable morning cool.
*the Small Blonde Dog, her adorable white paws positioned for cuteness, watching me get ready for work.
*eagerly awaiting my new Pet Shop Boys CD, and also the Flatlanders' new CD. (I am a woman of varied tastes. :-))
*Teh MacFadyen on Ashes to Ashes, bless him and his early 80s porn 'stache.
*hanging out with friends this weekend.
*a lunchtime salad which hit the spot perfectly!

I cling to these Things of Joy, and I wish many joys for you all, too.

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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
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The rose is really, really lovely. Just washed by rain, lots of buds ready to go... :-)

Hugs, joy, and healing, Rainkatt!
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From:julia_here
Date:April 20th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
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That rose looks like it would be a better modern replacement for my old Betty Prior, which is horribly virused and rabbit-bitten.

Julia, the rabbits have whacked many parts of my garden
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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
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The Knockout is being pushed here in Zone 9, and I hear good things about it from my gardener friends. Will it work in your zone?

Anyway, hugs and good luck, and NO RABBITS.
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From:julia_here
Date:April 20th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
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I'll converse with my Florida rose-growing people and see; I owe both of them Emails, anyway.

Julia, remiss in so many social matters...
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From:heron_pose
Date:April 20th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Bless you, and your varied tastes, and your tres cool uncoolness.

did you catch MacF in "Frost/Nixon"? One scene in particular will please.

::hugs:: and yay for "Hay Fever", which I will one day crawl out of my den and read, although it may take til after finals. Hard to say.

::more hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
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I didn't get to see Frost/Nixon! [scurries off to Netflix]

[comes back and sends masses of hugs, and good thoughts to you and the Tall Man]
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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Joy joy to you, C! :-)

[hugs as well]
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From:mobile_alh
Date:April 20th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Mm, that rose is indeed a thing of joy and with all the best qualities besides beauty....nice choice!

What a delightful list and so kind of you to share! hugs, hugs and more hugs in celebration of joy.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
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It just rained here, and with raindrops sparkling on the cherry-red blooms... it's a Thing of Joy indeed.

Hugs and joy sent to you, poss with yarn and Champagne. :-)
From:gwynnega
Date:April 20th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
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The Knockout rose is a knockout!

And I love Bryan Ferry... :-)

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Bryan Ferry has aged exceptionally well... or, at least, to my taste. ;-) Love that version of the song, too.

[scatters rose petals for more joy]
[sends hugs]
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From:paratti
Date:April 20th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
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New Ashes to Ashes about t ostart:)

Yay for all the good things:)

((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for Alex and Gene and Chris and Shaz and even Ray! :-)

[hugs and joy to you]
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From:freixenet
Date:April 20th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Your lists always inspire me to greatness, but my lists pale in comparison to your notes of joy. Thank you!
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From:laurawise
Date:April 20th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
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You have great lists, F!

[sends good thoughts of Champagne and your cruise soon]
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From:wildrider
Date:April 21st, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
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Hugs for happy things!!!

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From:laurawise
Date:April 21st, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
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Happy happy, and also, joy joy! :-)

I hope your week is wonderful. [hugs]
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From:pinkdormouse
Date:April 21st, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
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Yay for happy things!

HUGS
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From:laurawise
Date:April 21st, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for happy things, Gene and Alex, and you! :-)

[hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:April 21st, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
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Seems to me that Bryan Ferry has always been a man who knows how to wear clothes. I loved his cuffs in the Avalon video.

It was cool here this morning, too. And very clean after two days of rain.

Diana Rigg is so cool.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 21st, 2009 10:25 am (UTC)
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Yes, Bryan Ferry's been a sartorial god for a long time. (In my TBR stack is a book about Roxy Music, and I'm hoping it has info re clothing. ;-))

Hurrah for cool (in terms of weather and role models), and hugs hugs for you!

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