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I Feel Very Lazy Today

Although I did get all the laundry done, and vacuumed the living room; I did a little shopping for the perishable essentials we had used up before the trip, and am currently trying a more challenging bread, one which required a sponge to sit all day before mixing the final ingredients, so it's only just now getting to the baking part. I hope I didn't screw it up (the initial rising looked a little funny, I may have messed up measuring the liquids, which is often chancy).

Cleared off a lot of the Tivo (since 90% of things are still in re-runs, it wasn't hard); watched some of them just for fun. Had pizza for lunch.

I want this toy.

When Barb got home we finally watched The Girl Who Waited. WORTH WAITING FOR. Spectacular episode. I was extremely impressed with Karen Gillan. I've already pre-ordered The Complete Series 6, and it's not even finished yet.


A nice fellow saw us taking pictures and recommended this scenic overlook. We found it, and it was worth the trip:

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I realized one of the other things I didn't get to do, and that was have breakfast at Tiffany's. We were even relatively close to it a couple of times.


This turned out to be the only Stanford White building I did get to see, despite best intentions (with Barb sitting by one of the lions)--not even the arch in Washington Square!

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Rosecliff had the saddest story; the original owner apparently went a little mad and continued thinking she was throwing her spectacular parties well after the age of such things had passed; the next owner had the furnace fail and the pipes froze and burst and there was a lot of serious interior damage--the fellow who bought it and made initial restorations was killed in a car wreck before he could move in. Still, it was restored by some rich family and actually used again, and now is lovely inside, and open for rental for weddings and other fancy parties (not like I know anyone who could afford to be married there). It was also used as one of the settings for the 1974 Robert Redford version of The Great Gatsby.



Me and Barb with one of the lions at Rosecliff (taken by nutmeg3):

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I was trying to set up the Tivo for some of the new shows, but apparently I'm already recording something in the 8/9 hour on Thursday, because it won't let me schedule Person of Interest. I can't figure out what it is, other than overlapping episodes of Futurama, which I don't know for sure if it's coming back or not; if there aren't going to be any more new episodes, I can drop it, but I haven't heard for sure. And of course the "fall schedule" up at TVGuide.com doesn't have any of the cable stations on it, so that might be causing the trouble, as well.

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ljs
Sep. 16th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
Great pics! :-)

I really loved "The Girl Who Waited." Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill just rocked that story.

[hugs]
wildrider
Sep. 16th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Yes, they did. THAT is the kind of love story I want in my Doctor Who!

*hugs!*
evil_little_dog
Sep. 16th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
Those are some great photos!

wildrider
Sep. 16th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
cornerofmadness
Sep. 16th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
more really nice photos.

i need to figure out what's on what day
wildrider
Sep. 16th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
I just totally lost track of the days during the heat of summer, when I wasn't taking any pictures. So it goes! (Gad, I just finished reading Slaughterhouse Five -- that sentence is never going to mean the same thing again!)
cornerofmadness
Sep. 17th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
given your heat that's understandable.

it's b een 27 years since i've read that so i no longer remember the contex
wildrider
Sep. 17th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
I'd never read it before. I decided I had to when some place banned it.

That's the sentence that follows every single death in the book (and there are a LOT of deaths). So it goes.
cornerofmadness
Sep. 17th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
probably totally .lost on the 16 year old me reading it in junior lit class in h.s.
wildrider
Sep. 17th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
That's the reason I have to reread The Great Gatsby -- it was totally lost on 18-year-old me.
cornerofmadness
Sep. 17th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
i didn't like that one enough to try and reread it but i have had that thought a bout others
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