jane powell
“We need to ditch the idea that there is any value
in the strong and silent man
being in any way attractive.
Being silent isn’t being strong, it’s being a victim.”
Well Jane sure was a cutie, both in looks and attitude. Interesting theory she has there, I’m going to mull that one over.

The salmon was quite a success. Sidney said it was “very fresh on the palate” – ooh la la. But what, I wonder, makes it “barbecued”? It was baked in the oven in a tomato sauce, it never made it out of the house and on to a barbecue. No men in aprons wielding metal tools were involved. I guess barbecued meant something different in 1949 America than it does in 2009 Britain.

I’m a bit preoccupied with the result of a freak accident this morning. I broke one of my front teeth clean in two by knocking it on the corner of a cupboard door. Bizarrely my 4 hour round trip to the dentist and £615 bill has left me feeling very calm and philosophical. There wasn’t even any sedatives involved, how unnerving.

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