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Posted by Justine at 11:13, 25 June 2009 under Frippery | 8 Comments »
Diana Peterfreund Says:
Oh, no, what did I spoil for you lately?
June 25th, 2009 at 1:52 PM
Sarah Rees Brennan Says:
Oh Diana, it is not you but me who made her learn things this week: I am a shameless spoiler ho.
I do not MEAN TO. I simply wish to say ‘dear Justine, pray read this fine volume, I am sure you will enjoy it’ and then I become CARRIED AWAY.
I say ‘So in Duchess by Night the heroine is dressed as a MAN, but the hero accepts his attraction to a man with unusual aplomb!’ Justine says ‘Sounds great!’ I say, gathering enthusiasm, ‘AND IN THIS ONE SCENE WHERE THE HERO AND HEROINE ARE FENCING’ and Justine says ‘Wait, stop’ and then I say ‘When the heroine kisses the stable boy, it results in’ and Justine says ‘WHY DO YOU WANT TO HURT ME?’
… In conclusion, mea maxima culpa.
June 25th, 2009 at 2:56 PM
Malcolm Tredinnick Says:
It was hard to work out what happened at that dinner from Maureen’s version. Your version makes sense.
I learnt (only this very morning!) that wallabies in Tasmania are getting high on poppies, creating crop circles and then falling over. I have spent the morning sharing that tidbit with everybody: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8118257.stm
June 25th, 2009 at 3:08 PM
Yesterday, I learned that Panasonic makes a Tiger-Resistant Laptop: http://tinyurl.com/klucsn
June 25th, 2009 at 5:11 PM
Wow! MJ is the reason they invented rubber bugs. You should be having sooooo much fun now. It’s the only way to desensitize her. You must – MUST I say – surprise her daily with rubber bugs. It’s the only way.
Well, there is the other way, but I doubt you will find the Spring Well of Purity in Antarctica. Many try, few ever do.
June 25th, 2009 at 6:35 PM
Benjamin Solah Says:
Utegate bored me to tears too! The revolts in Iran are much more interesting.
June 25th, 2009 at 9:57 PM
Heather Tomlinson Says:
I learned that banana baby food is surprisingly tasty. Also got a “you must read this” book rec for Lily Koppel’s The Red Leather Diary. If you’re still in 30′s reading mode, you might check it out. From the Booklist blurb:
In 2003, Koppel, a novice writer for the New York Times, stumbled upon an amazing discovery: the decades-old diary of a privileged teenaged Manhattanite penned between 1929 and 1934. Fascinated by entries detailing theater expeditions, shopping sprees, love interests, and grand ambitions, she put her journalistic skills to good use, tracking down the original owner of this faded and cracked red-leather treasure. Elated to discover 90-year-old Florence Wolfson alive, alert, and eager to share her memories of a bygone time and place, Koppel began interviewing Florence, interweaving the brief diary entries with more detailed personal anecdotes infused with the type of glamour and sophistication associated with a 1930s romantic comedy.
June 28th, 2009 at 4:23 PM
OMG… I just about died laughing when I read MJ’s version of the bug story. I just giggled incessantly for about 5 minutes straight. Maybe you should put something like that in one of your stories, it sounds like something out a book anyway. Especially the dramatic way she tells it.
November 14th, 2009 at 5:59 AM
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