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it's autumn now

And the sky has burnt to that perfect robins-egg blue. Not a cloud in the sky; and the crazy Russians next door are having a barbecue for the fifth night running (I'm assuming they had one on Saturday, too -- I was out). The sun has caught in a window across the street and I'm typing washed in golden night.

I was feeling a bit low after the excitements of entertaining and smashing swans and drinking retsina so after attempting (futiley) to return some sunglasses I wandered off to find if there's solace for a hungover heart in Cowley Shopping Centre.

Turned out the view from the top of the multistory carpark was awesome, and that someone had just donated their torchsong collection to the British Heart Foundation shop, so, one £15 shopping spree later, I was home, listening to Shirley Bassey, Petula Clarke, Lisa Minelli ...

Looks like Shirley Bassey's The Lady is a Tramp isn't the one I love so much, after all. If it's the one from the Disney film I'm going to be so embarassed.

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crazycrone
29th Aug, 2005 18:49 (UTC)
Disney...
But isn't that Peggy Lee?
cleanskies
29th Aug, 2005 20:04 (UTC)
Re: Disney...
for "Shirley Bassey's The Lady is a Tramp, read, "Shirley Bassey's version of The Lady is a Tramp". Sorry, I was unclear.
crazycrone
30th Aug, 2005 08:26 (UTC)
Re: Disney...
D'Oh!...I was, of course, thinking of "He's A Tramp" (Boom-boom-boom; Woof!), which is now, sadly looping hatefully on my IJ...
cleanskies
30th Aug, 2005 12:22 (UTC)
cusses!
I'm sorry. I'm not even sure "The Lady is a Tramp" is actually in "The Lady and the Tramp", actually -- I've never seen it. On the to-do list, along with everything else.
crazycrone
30th Aug, 2005 16:48 (UTC)
Re: cusses!
No, LIAT isn't in the film. but there are several really annoying Disney songs, like "He's A Tramp", and "We are Siamese" sung by two snotty cats.
cleanskies
30th Aug, 2005 17:00 (UTC)
funny animals make me go blugh
I always keep meaning to see it, because I like 101 Dalmations so much (and not entirely (although certainly partly) because I had a HUGE crush on Cruella de Vil when I was a little girl, and it's from around the same time ... but still, it's all. talking. animals ...
badasstronaut
29th Aug, 2005 20:16 (UTC)
Hello autumn.
I do like that picture.
cleanskies
30th Aug, 2005 12:23 (UTC)
Re: Hello autumn.
It's lovely. You do have such tidy fingernails ... especially compared to mine !
badasstronaut
30th Aug, 2005 12:31 (UTC)
Re: Hello autumn.
I was having a good fingernail week that week. They look nothing like that today.
concourse
29th Aug, 2005 22:39 (UTC)
You'd been threatening to check out that view for a while, hadn't you.. glad it lived up to expectations.

The swan smashed well, I thought. Hope the pictures did it justice.
cleanskies
30th Aug, 2005 12:25 (UTC)
they're the cliffs of urbia
And I miss the cliffs, since I came inland, when I want to walk and think. It had recently been steam-cleaned and repainted. Everything was shiny and bright.
t__m__i
30th Aug, 2005 12:34 (UTC)
Hmmm .... "I was feeling low and so I went and admired the view from the top of the multistory carpark". [raises eyebrow] A bit of an unfortunate turn of phrase there!
cleanskies
30th Aug, 2005 12:41 (UTC)
I think
the Lisa Minelli is probably a more worrying development.
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