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By Merekat (Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 04:35:38 AM EST) (all tags)
And it is even worth the hayfever.


It is one of those bright but cool April days that triggers nostalgia for the first sitting outside the pav with a can of cider, resolutely ignoring the fact that the grass is damp and it is a lot colder than it looks.

Work is picking up. New people who know what they are doing and who like the job make a big difference as does others leaving shattering cliques. It makes it feel more like I'm getting something out for what I put in. Fewer sticky plasters, more strong foundations. Hope returns, even ambition. Or maybe that is down to the sunshine too.

I've eaten nothing but junk food this week. There's a decomposing bag of salad greens in my fridge which I think I'm best leaving there unopened until bin day. I shall have to try again next week.

I have vague intentions of finding 2,000 words for the writing challenge. The damn leprechauns are a put-off though. When I was little, the local cinema had six stained and peeling posters along the walls, one of which was Darby O'Gill and the Little People. It always worried me a bit for some reason I could never quite express and never would have tried to explain to an adult.

Re-reading Jon Courtney Grimwood's Ashraf Bey novels. His scene setting is so good, I can almost taste the air. Reading something that good also damps my enthusiasm for writing. It also makes me read slower as I don't want the books to end.

Weekend approaches, with beer, fish and chips and good company.

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"Little People" by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 04:54:41 AM EST
Unless I'm missing my count, we've only had one leprechaun so far. Otherwise, "little people" has been broadly interpreted - from lilliputian parasite collectives to a Helmsley-like label for the common herd.

Avoid the Darby shtick and crank something out.

All the cool kids are doing it.

Man, by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 06:02:06 AM EST
I read this as a BadDoggie diary.

I'm very pleased to hear about your work.

Interesting by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 06:05:37 AM EST
How did it read as a BadDoggie? It lacks some rotting fish, I thought.

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Just careless clicking. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 07:22:04 AM EST
My concentration span is very short today.

I had a lovely nap on the grass last Sunday morning, and was tempted to go for a swim in the River Dove too (in front of millions of other tourists). It looked gorgeous. Fortunately, I'd left my swimming things behind.

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