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today's good things

1. Sun! Sunny garden! My working day consisting of sitting in aforementioned sunny garden reading review books!

2. Getting to interview Julia Quinn (hopefully in the next few days)! I love her books. They are fluffy without being stupid, and unlike many romance novels, they're actually, well, quite romantic. Perfect brain candy.

3. Life on Mars. I missed it when it was on, but daegaer gave me the entire series the other day, and it is so good. Time travel! Comic '70s pastiche! Genuinely exciting crime drama! It's got it all, really. Also, many of the female characters dress rather like I did in college. There was a reason that my style icon back then was Mary Tyler Moore.

4. Did I mention the sun?

5. My mad bag-making skillz. Since learning how to make a bag with a gusset (oh loathsome word), there's been no stopping me (and my sewing machine). I have now made several bags of various sizes, my prefered style being vintage-style printed cotton under a layer of clear oil-cloth. So easy, and yet strangely satisfying. However, I don't really need this many bags. Guess what you're all getting for your birthdays, chums!

6. The Woolen Mills trimmings shop (see above).

7. Patsington's amusing visions of his sister's wedding. She's getting married next year, and Patsington's mother J has, to the surprise of all, turned into a bridezilla-in-mother-form, even though the bride herself does not care about having a big fancy wedding. J, however, does, and the wedding is getting more and more elaborate. Which has become something of an affectionate joke between me and Patsington. For example:
Me: So, what are the latest plans?
Patsington: They're going to be preceded by a swan as they go down the aisle.
Me: Oooh!
Patsington: But the poor swan can't walk very far.
Me: Why?
Patsington: Because of his diamond shoes, of course!

I think he has a bright future as a wedding planner, don't you?

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glitterboy1
May. 10th, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying Life on Mars! Definitely one of the best new things I've seen for a while, and clever enough to really make you want to think.

Enjoy the subshine! We have it here, too - hurrah!
jane_the_23rd
May. 10th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
HOORAY FOR SUN! YAAAAY!

Oooh, and bag. Ooooh, bag! MORE YAAAAAY!

Also, only click on this if you have a strong stomach: http://www.rte.ie/tv/franc/
alltheleaves
May. 10th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC)
Hurrah for Sun!

(also I like saying I told you so, so I'm saying I told you so! Do not give up on May on the 8th day, for lo on the 10th there will be sun!)

And now I want a swan in diamond shoes at my wedding. Tell me more about the plans and let me compare bridezillaesque tendencies! Please please please please!
stellanova
May. 10th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
Hee! Patsington's sage advice is available to to all - but his skills don't come cheap, mind. He'll be demanding diamond shoes himself!

And yes, you were indeed right about the weather. Huzzah!
sdn
May. 10th, 2006 11:35 am (UTC)
i love the wedding planner image.

i think everyone, including the couple, should start referring to the wedding as "J's wedding."
stellanova
May. 10th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
I think she may be doing that herself soon...
bradybee
May. 10th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
Ooh, bag-making skills...am very jealous. got any pics?

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