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Everything is lost and your trust lies broken... [Feb. 29th, 2004|08:30 am]
Miss Von Trapp
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I have been a very bad girl.

A very very bad girl.

I was supposed to be going to Black Catz goth nite, to meet up with alienfox and also tylorva, who had never been before...

I really seriously wanted to go. I intended to go...

But, at 6pm, I made the stupid mistake of deciding upon a brief respite from being vertical and retired to my bedchamber with a book.

I was going to have a bit of a rest (as you may be aware, I was up from 6am yesterday) and read some worthwhile literature (as in, non-vampire based fiction; still on the Conrad book) for a couple of hours before corsetry prevented me from slouching for the remainder of the evening...had a couple of sudafed to combat a vaguely stuffy head...

Needless to say, said book ended up on the floor as I stumbled drowsily into Lethe (aka - my duvet) with very little protest indeed. As I lay there, Chatterton-stylee, the lure of a big squashy Snoopy became too much to bear and I was into the dreaming before you could say 'Jack Robinson'.

(It's a well-used phrase from the Mr.Men series by Roger Hargreaves...I often use it, though I do supplant 'Jack Robinson' for all manner of things for my own amusement)

I *was* awoken briefly at 8pm by alienfox. I thanked him heartily for rescuing me from a dream in which the walls and ceiling were covered in red mould, there were brown velvet curtains stapled to the walls and four babies of unknown origin crawling on a bed... But then I fell asleep again...

I believe he rang me again later, attempting to coax me out with promise of bottles...but I was too far gone into the Land of Nod by then to fully appreciate any of this.


And I missed out on the absinthe too...it will be another whole month till the next Black Catz...


Well, it's a sunny and bright day today...I woke with a rotten headache and a very persistent cough...resurgence of the Great British Cold(tm).

I must have gone under the duvet and suffocated myself in pursuit of warmth...

I will be going out later...meeting Shauny (aka. 'Harvey Nick's Socks Rock!'). We shall be taking tiffin in Dingles followed by a sunday parade along the seafront...then a boat trip to some pub or other, all the while taking glamorous photos of the pair of us poseurs behaving in an Ab-Fab manner hehe...'t'will be an utter riot!!

(daahling schweetie mwah)

In the meantime, I must make a few apologetic phone calls...

I'll get off here now, but leave you with two more pictures from my 'favourite art' collection:

Millais : Ophelia
This is what I think about when I'm in the bath!

Henry Wallis : Death Of Chatterton
This is what I think about when I'm in my bed!

The painting was exhibited with the following quotation from Marlowe:

'Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight
And burned is Apollo's laurel bough.'


From: shepardshadows
2004-02-29 01:41 am (UTC)
Ophelia I am familiar with. The other, I have never seen :/. I suppose that ophelia is a pretty mainstream picture. Well, it is pretty well known.
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From: ex_pennydrea364
2004-02-29 03:23 am (UTC)
I noticed you were in some of the same LJ communities as me :)
I want to to put more friends from overseas on my LJ list (I am from Sydney Australia) I hope it is ok if I add you and I hope that you will add me as well. I love Cornwall I was in Boscastle, Tintagle last year and it was the most amazing place :) I miss it!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-29 03:30 am (UTC)
Of course it's ok!!

I'll add you back:))

Cornwall is rather lovely, tho I'm afraid I rather take it for granted as I'm so near lol!
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From: ex_pennydrea364
2004-02-29 03:45 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-02-29 08:12 am (UTC)
Spank spank etc.
And now, just as your body is getting used to daylight... it's back to work this week, isn't it? Why can't we have the sharp senses of cats? They can go from fast asleep to wide awake in seconds.
Ah yes, the Henry Wallis...
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[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2004-02-29 09:12 am (UTC)
We have very similar taste in art! I have a big tin of postcards that I've picked up when I visit art galleries (not frequently enough) which include the above 2.
Rooting through the other day I found one that I used to use as a bookmark for my school textbooks - a photograph of a display at the Natural History Museum of a selection of shrunken heads!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-29 02:28 pm (UTC)
Oh wow!!!

Just my kind of thing!!

Could you scan it perhaps?
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[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2004-03-01 10:34 am (UTC)
Gah! can't find the bloody thing now, when I'm actually looking for it. I found a nice picture of some glass eyes though, and a few others you might be into - I'll scan them and stick 'em in an entry :-)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-03-01 10:48 am (UTC)
Oh yay! Yes please!!!
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[User Picture]From: nnp
2004-02-29 10:10 am (UTC)
i've got a print of the ophelia on the wall... never seen the chatteron before... tom just bought a card of "woman at her toilette" by berthe morisot which he said reminded him of me... and, a print of "the lady of shalleot"... cannot remember aritst... just got them at the art institute of chicago last week.

gotta love naps though... woo!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-29 02:30 pm (UTC)
The Lady of Shallot is by John William Waterhouse...another pre-raphaelite painter... I have it in my bedroom;)
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