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Pausing to Refresh   Leave a comment

You have to take some time to enjoy the day when you get the opportunity, and so Diana and I are pausing in our shopping to get some iced tea. (I guess it’s iced; that’s the only reason for the glasses. Perhaps they’re just using the teapot to carry the tea.)

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Breakfast Time   Leave a comment

“… Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast ….”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland (The Queen to Alice)
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Bay City Morning   Leave a comment

I can tell you this, because I live just across the state, only maybe four counties away from the real-world Bay City — it don’t look this good right now. Freezing rain, snow, winds, and the temperature’s taking a plummet. It comes close to tempting me to take on Diana’s attitude about sunny skies. Not even the fur shrug I’ve got on would help much, and anyone who wears a mini in Michigan in January really should have their head examined.

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Vest In Search of a Poem   Leave a comment

WANTED:  Poem involving the metal or color of silver.  Should be between 14 to 50 lines in length, any style okay.  Treacly “greeting-card” verses need not apply.  Song lyrics should include an MP3 or video, so that author may see if she approves of the song.  Apply to jemsternhall@ ….

Why am I resorting to the want ads to find a poem? Don’t we have a librarian on staff to help me, as well as any reference librarians at my local library? Well, I tried them, as well as searching on my own. And none of us — not even Harper, who tends to turn simple requests into Major Projects, could find a one. Or, well … not an example I liked, anyway …. There were plenty of pieces with “silver” in their titles, or involving silver imagery of some kind, but not the kind of imagery that resonated with me.

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If I Have To Do Winter ….   Leave a comment

… then let me have a nice warm cashmere sweater. Something that’ll keep me warm even if the shoji is thrown wide open. This one may have a huge gap up the center of the back, but it does the job, it’s stylish, and I just keep the fireplace stoked.

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Posted January 23, 2019 by Diana Myeong in Fashion

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Sojourn in Sindaria   3 comments

When last we met, Jemmy was giving me the Dickens — in a joshing sort of way — over not properly introducing Morgan to the readers … in a Technicolor photoshoot of colorful alien skins and fantasial costumes.

To which … I agreed that she was right. And, as Morgan looked on in fascinated horror, I started to make my plans ….

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Shovel Sand, Not Snow   Leave a comment

My fellow bloggers all say they enjoy the snow. Me, I look forward to retiring one day so somewhere a tad warmer in the winter than State College, thank you. Not too warm; I don’t want to exchange the freezer of wintertime Pennsylvania for a broiler during the summer. (Who knows? maybe I’d better not worry about it and just live with what I get dealt.) Until I find the ideal place to live, though, at least I can find sandy winter beaches in Second Life. (Like this place, in the Cape Florida sim.)

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