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October 25th, 2009


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12:36 pm - Four Days, Four Things
Four Days since my last post, Four Things....

*Just heard Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs' cover of the Raspberries' 70s kitsch-classic "Go All the Way." In the original version, lead singer Eric Carmen sings both the male-perspective verses and the reported female perspective ("She kissed me and said 'Baby, please Go All the Way'"); in the cover, which otherwise retains all the brilliant jangle of the original, Matthew Sweet sings the opening verse and then Susanna Hoffs takes over, not just for the chorus but for later verses as well. It's astonishing how much difference it makes to me, that female voice singing about her own desire.

*In need of comfort, watched bits and pieces of The Avengers (the Colour episodes) last night, and have been wanting to kick baddies and drink Champagne ever since. Alas, my Sunday doesn't seem to offer opportunities for either.

*Walked in the all-too-fleeting cool this morning. As I passed one tidy house, I heard a woman's voice -- breathless, Southern, seemingly middle-aged -- repeat, "Hon, I don't know what it's called, but I call it a Peace Plant," four or five times.

I'm sure she's talking about a Peace Lily, but one could spin a fine story about a plant that offers peace, its leaves open and generous and green, but needing special attention...

*The Dog of the House has been finding new places to den, including underneath my bed. (The bed, built by my late grandfather long ago in the days of coil mattresses, sits high off the floor.) It is very disconcerting to be lying in bed reading, and then suddenly the yips-barks-whimpers-growls of a sleeping Dog chasing a Fire-Lizard erupt underneath one. It really, really is.

May your days be full of things which do not disconcert you. :-)

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From:freixenet
Date:October 25th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
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It's cloudy and cool beachside, and I am getting ready for a nap. That will not be disconcerting. Rather, it will be...concerting? A good question for the study of morphemes and back-formations for spring's grammar course. (Did you see our university get royally dissed on the front page of the paper today?)

:sends comfort:
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From:laurawise
Date:October 25th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for naps! All hail naps! :-)

[hugs and good cheer]
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From:paratti
Date:October 25th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
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That would be disconcerting.

Shares cool breezes of comfort.

((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:October 25th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
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Hugs, tea, and good thoughts, L! Happy start of the week!
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From:pinkdormouse
Date:October 25th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
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I am suitably not-disconcerted by a Dog Agility Show that didn't overstretch me, and by a very helpful beta of my short story.

HUGS and hope you have a happy start to next week.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 25th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Those are excellent things to not-disconcert you! :-)

Hugs and good cheer for your Monday, too.
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From:headrush100
Date:October 25th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
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That does sound disconcerting, though your grandfather-built bed sounds v. cool indeed. I like high beds. Must be a primal instinct for the best strategic vantage or something. Not that one really needs that, unless one is regularly pursued by assassins. :-)

*hugs!*
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From:laurawise
Date:October 25th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
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High beds do give one a different perspective, it's true. :-)

Hugs and good cheer and a better end to your day!
From:gwynnega
Date:October 25th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Yay Avengers!

We're supposed to get our autumn back in a couple of days. I hope you do, too!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:October 25th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
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A week away from our return of autumn, alas. I will just celebrate for you. :-)

Hugs and good end-of-weekend!
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From:anne_d
Date:October 25th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
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Peace is a delicate flower indeed, requiring constant attention, but is well worth the effort.

My Bestest Buddy drove down from Thousand Orcs, across two counties, and Ladies Day with belated celebration of her birthday and a walk to the shopping center for brunch with mimosas and wanders through shops was had. The curse may actually have broken, fingers crossed.

To the Small Blonde Dog: Do not disconcert Your Person. Remember who has the opposable thumbs and can open food containers.

Here's to a good week ahead.

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From:laurawise
Date:October 25th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
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What a lovely first sentence you've written!

And hurrah for your day with Bestest Buddy, which sounds like just what you needed. :-)

[hugs] Happy week!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 26th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
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Vicarious champagne-drinking and baddie-kicking isn't too bad, either. And that's all I have. :-)

Good and healing thoughts, and a happy Monday to you!
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From:stateless82
Date:October 26th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
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Sunday was disconcertingly full of all kinds of dis-type things, but the day is done and we shall see what happens next.

I tracked down both versions of Go All the Way and the original had me back in the seventies at a high school dance so fast. I can practically smell the cafeteria where they were held.

And Susanna Hoffs has a perfect voice for the song.

((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:October 26th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
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May your Monday (onward) more than make up for your Sunday...

For me "Go All the Way" conjures up a tinny AM-radio, bright plastic, and dancing around a pink bedroom -- so yes, it's v.v. evocative. :-)

Hugs and more hugs!

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