gosh. another weekend? *putsOnglasses*. how lovely.

hello darlings

it’s one of those bright blue sunshine-y saturdays that makes you want to stretch and yawn and give a big bright sunshine-y smile at the sky.

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let’s see.

what can we tell you today?

well.

yesterday we went to look at Cars – in a MUSEUM (we adore a museum).OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand we’ll be Writing about it for our weekly column in two weeks (because we’re doing a little forward planning as they call it in Productivity Seminars – not that we’ve ever attended one because Productivity is not something we have an issue with – but the “lingo” amuses us greatly). 

after who-we-are-in-RL completed her work and consultancy tasks for the day, we begged her to let us go and visit Mr. Clooney (not in RL although we do feel that the day is drawing ever closer when one might get to say that because we Have A Meeting – this Town is Awfully fond of Meetings so it would be amusing to do so, even if nothing ever came of it – but we feel it might).

we digress.

1382531862000-Monuments-Menthe movie was called Monuments Men (and surprisingly Lord Grantham was in it too and that nice Mr. Damon whom we Last saw Saving The Planet from the future.)

and while we have a Tiny issue with the USA overstating its contribution to the conclusion of an awful global catastrophe – we have to say it was a most enjoyable (and tear-jerking at times) experience.

always good to see all the hot actors in Europe getting cast as our (now very good) friends from germany, austria, russia and the nordic lands just to justify a well-worn cliche (note to self, if one were ever asked to design a uniform – unlikely as that might be – one would most Definitely stick to dark navy with black leather accents and a really good well-cut coat – it’s so much more flattering than, well, khaki). 

feeling suitably buoyed by a world now at peace.

oh.

right.

it’s not, is it?

*sighs*

well, we are and we sincerely hope You are.

a moment in a Parisian (style) bistro afterwards was a joy. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

such flattering lighting, love. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

talking of flattering lights – we assembled (with much biting of lip and a few scratches and harrumphs but it got Done) our first string of chinese paper lanterns (we have a feeling it Won’t be the last either) and we hung it around this week’s glorious cover of The New Yorker drawn by the very talented Tomer Hanuka because, in a way…..

*whimsical_faroff_look*

it reminded us of our apartment in SoHo in Manhattan when the snow started to fall…..

*pauses*

sometimes it’s good to feel a little sadness.

but one is never alone.

unless one chooses to be, of course.

to leave you on a slightly more sprightly note – who-we-are-in-RL just happened to be (don’t ask) in the shop called “American Girl” yesterday and bought us a gift. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we’re very happy with them.

*giggles*

especially when we had to stifle a chuckle when the very swish and splendid sales assistant said, with a tiny bit of confusion, “guess these aren’t for your doll?”

and who-we-are-in-RL paused and with a (lovely) smile just paid and left.

we were Dying for her to say, “no, they’re for our virtual character online that looks out for us as we embark on a new chapter”.

but of course Virtual Goods are the next big thing and who-we-are-in-RL has always been a little ahead of her time……

which is delicious.

just in case you were wondering.

have a splendid saturday.

don’t forget to write.

About teamgloria

I used to make my living from writing. And then it all stopped and so I went and did something else, part of which entailed a whole new look from Brooks Brothers (it wasn’t really me, but it was necessary). But a decade later I started to write again (during nights and weekends and frustrated lunch-times and long haul business travel) and one of the things I wrote (or came to me – as I do believe in the whole Muse concept) was a character called Gloria. Gloria was a trainee angel and sat “up there” waiting for her first assignment. To occupy the hours she should have been studying humans and their foibles, she spent her time enjoying the new celestial movies-on-demand channel and became obsessed by Doris Day. So you can imagine the drama that unfolded when she came to Earth. Quite a shock to the system. But Gloria was determined to see Manhattan through the eyes of a vintage Doris Day movie and something magical started to happen – to me too. Because I started to do the same thing and life became easier (and then I got Tobias the tumor which changed the trajectory, for now). There are a lot of glorious people, places & things that help me get through my day – they make my life great – and so I call them “team gloria” (although they don’t usually know that). So I thought I’d start documenting them, and looking out for new people, places & things on a daily basis, and sharing them with you (whomever you are – do say hello. Oh, and tell me who your team gloria is :-)
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12 Responses to gosh. another weekend? *putsOnglasses*. how lovely.

  1. Patti Kuche says:

    What a blissy week-end! I want to move into that New Yorker cover!

    • teamgloria says:

      only if one had really good heat in the apartment ;-)

      because, from our experience, those NY boilers were often cranky and potentially sick a lot during the winter *brrrrr*

  2. This is the thing, those cars from the past look like buses. I mean they’re huge! I don’t think anyone in the 1930s could parallel park. Or maybe I’m just projecting ;-)
    The Mister has your book by his bedside… and before he settled down last night he read, Introduction and Inspiration, and smiled and slept peacefully. I mean peacefully for ME, no snoring. I knew your book was magical.

    • teamgloria says:

      one would just ask one’s chauffeur to drive around the block, surely? ;-)

      so happy that The Mister slept peacefully – as did you – Tickled Pink to be helpful.

      *wavingfromoverhere*

      _tgxx

  3. BEAUTYCALYPSE says:

    lovely far-niente indeed!

    as I see more and more readers commenting on The Book, a remark:
    my copy of your book is going to be a digital one via iBooks. am thrilled to take in all its glory on a retina display.
    but due to some uninvited involvement of digital gangsters I will only be able to order in the week to come.
    very much looking forward!!! <3

  4. Gallivanta says:

    The snow is pretty but I much prefer sunlight through the window. Now with your new glasses you will be able to see it so clearly ;)

  5. laniersmith says:

    Up here is is one of those lovely sit in the window wrapped in a faux mink throw drinking coffee and watch the rain days. A Pajama weekend ahead for me…just writing and YouTubing reviews and maybe watching “That Hamilton Woman” …in the mood for that and you know why. **wink**
    My copy of the BOOK is lost by FedEx so the lovely folks at Amazon are floating another one down the river to me at no extra cost. So that is due on Monday. Will keep you posted.

    • teamgloria says:

      gosh.

      did somebody at Mr. Fed-Ex have X-ray eyes and decided they needed a copy for themselves?

      so happy that mr. amazon is sending another one round.

      enjoy the faux mink and the PJs weekend.

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