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Cows, Elephants, Hoobs...Nightingales. [Apr. 7th, 2004|04:41 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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I just woke up, it's 4:30pm and there's no milk in the fridge, no tobacco...and I'm drinking black coffee. I wanted to have a mug of vanilla coffee but it was used up last night (along with the milk)...handily, I'd stashed a jar of Kenco in a different cupboard.

Well, work last night was mostly dull...wasted an hour in Work-Time-Learning (Listen With Mother) and then another 45 mins typing up minutes as usual...then discovered I'd won the hour off, so I buggered off at 2:30am. Still didn't get to sleep till 5am (watching SG-1), and didn't sleep too well either...hence getting up so flippin' late...

Was supposed to be going in town to pay bills and then a trip to Totnes with Jui-ehh!!...maybe tommorrow??

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Spent the best part of the night reading out poems to Jui-ehh!!!...

nnp!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR BOOK ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!


Yesterday I recieved through the post a little package with a book inside it...

'ZOO' by Ogden Nash...a present from nnp!!

It's perfect...I've read every poem at least twice over out loud to Jui-ehh!! at work and she's fascinated by the illustrations too... I've not decided on a favourite yet, but will let you know as soon as I have;)

My flatmate went looking for an elephant poem, but didn't find one...

"You CAN'T have a ZOO without an ELEPHANT!!" lolol!!

And the one about the cow...it's my friend Leon's 21st Birthday on Saturday...he's a cow obsessive...I'm going to write that one up, illustrate it and frame it for him...

I can't express how pleased I was to recieve your gift...*thankyou and big hugs*

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Leon gave me a Hoobs postcard...with Hubba Hubba, Iver, Tula, Groove and Roma on...wheeeeee!!!!!

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My flatmate says my poetry is like a cross between Roger McGough (my lyrical stuff) and John Hegley (in partic. the piercing one)... I'm flattered!!

I've not read much of either...listened to Hegley on the radio, and last read McGough in school many many years ago;)

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I've been reading short stories by Oscar Wilde...one a night before I go to sleep.

(Is nearly 30 too old for bedtime stories?)

Last night, I read 'The Nightingale and the Rose' from 'The Happy Prince and other stories'...

Read and Discuss

Oscar Wilde : The Nightingale and the Rose

"Greater love hath no man than this; that he lay down his life for his friends" But is such grandiose self-sacrifice ultimately meaningless; as man is ignorant and love is fickle?

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From: selen_aria
2004-04-07 11:03 am (UTC)
You're never too old for bed-time stories!


I shall be insisting on bed-time stories when I'm 80... If I live that long...
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[User Picture]From: nnp
2004-04-07 11:57 am (UTC)
oh - i'm so glad you liked it! i couldn't remember if you had it or not, but, when i saw it at "black oak books" i knew i had to acquire it for you... :)

should you ever have the opportunity to come visit in san francisco you MUST go to "black oak books" in north beach... they have a KICK ASS collection of children's and young adult books (i'm a collector of those) and a great selection of other lit as well...

personally, i would take you there, city lights, vesuvios (a pub where kerouac used to drink & write,) and then down the street for the BEST sushi in san francisco!!! perhaps over to the mission & tenderloin for some cool vampish nite life, too... :)

YEA! you liked the book!!!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-04-07 07:24 pm (UTC)
Might well take you up on that offer someday;)

Atm, I'm strapped for cash until at least xmas, and lacking a passport lol!!

LIKED?? I LOVED IT!!!

*hugs*

xx
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[User Picture]From: entwined_in_ivy
2004-04-07 05:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, I remember sobbing out loud when I read that story....it made me think of Socrates....and want to smack him!

'The woods and fields teach me nothing, but men in cities do', indeed! Sorry, quote may not be quite right, but you get the idea ;o).

but his fairy tales are incerdibly beautiful...I think *The Fisherman and his Soul* was my favourite, but that is *House of Pomegranates*...*The Remarkable Rocket* is amusing :o)....*Birthday of the Infanta*....*sigh* so good!!! Sorry, rambling ;o)
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