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  • Greetings, lovely creatures. I’m beginning to see the light over here—this is the first day I’m allowed to leave the house, and even though it’ll only be to mask up and go to Urgent Care to get myself Covid tested again, I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully I’ll be back in a daily way next week, but meanwhile, here are some links for you, starting with these illustrations from  1880s Japanese fireworks catalogs, which are are really quite something. (Kottke)
  • I binged big-time on Downton Abby in early quarantine times and found it deeply comforting. So I’m excited to hear that a sequel movie is in the works. (Town & Country)
  • A helpful guide to all the Princess Diana projects, from films to musicals to TV series. (Vulture)
  • Did you listen to Everything is Fine this week? It’s all about work, and fighting ageism in the workplace, and it’s a good one. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
  • Oh, that adorable Paul Rudd. (Vulture)
  • I am so down for this Julia Child doc. (YouTube)
  • So, apparently post-Covid sex parties are a thing. (The Cut)
  • The fascinating life and loves of Lady Caroline Blackwood.
  • This is kind of fun: The Untold Story of Sushi in America. (NY Times)

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    Praleen
    19 Nov 2021
    1:13pm

    Kim’s back in the wild! Take that Covid, you turkey.

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    LisaC
    19 Nov 2021
    4:20pm

    Great to hear that you’re feeling better. Fingers crossed for a negative Covid test!

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    Cynthia
    19 Nov 2021
    7:24am

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better!

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    Alice
    19 Nov 2021
    8:48am

    Wonderful news! Hope you’re back on your feet fully soon!

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    cw
    19 Nov 2021
    8:51am

    Such good news! And hope the BF is still feeling well. Yes, Downtown Abby does have a comforting essence. I feel the same about Gilmore Girls and I’ll watch an episode or three when I’m feeling particularly stressed about the world––I think it has to do with community and pulling together which they do rather well and which, unfortunately, isn’t happening in our political world a the moment. Post Covid sex parties? Good lord.

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    marjorie
    19 Nov 2021
    11:15pm

    glad you’re getting there, Kim!

    Paul Rudd: Not sexy unto me, but truly adorable. And seems mensch-y. Colbert thing was super-funny.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    19 Nov 2021
    11:21pm

    Glad you’re doing better, Kim. It takes awhile to fully recover. I’m still missing full smell and taste after several months. It’s the worst! Really excited for the Julia Child doc, and always up for more Diana stuff.

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    Ellie
    20 Nov 2021
    10:12pm

    So glad you’re feeling better!

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    Amy
    19 Nov 2021
    7:58am

    Glad you’re doing better! Take care of yourself. Love your blog.

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    Viajera
    19 Nov 2021
    5:13pm

    mes ami – just a comment. I got the booster, Pfizer in my case, and the next day I was laid out. I wasn’t miserable – I felt just bad enough that I couldn’t really do anything, even watch telly. Light fever and mild headache. By 7pm though, I felt much better. So maybe consider this when scheduling.

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    Elle
    19 Nov 2021
    5:44pm

    So glad you’re feeling better! Also Paul Rudd – hilarious

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    Viajera
    19 Nov 2021
    1:01pm

    Hurrah, hurrah!! … … …. The fireworks pictures are lovely. And more Maggie Smith!

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      D.Morgendorffer
      19 Nov 2021
      2:47pm

      Hurrah, indeed! Of course, I loved the fireworks pictures. As for Maggie Smith, did you ever see Tracey Ullman’s skits where she plays Maggie Smith auditioning, supposedly against type, for blockbuster action roles? I desperately wanted Tracey Ullman as Maggie Smith to do a mashup of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Kill Bill, in which Maggie Smith dons an Uma Thurman/Bruce Lee-style yellow jumpsuit and calls out in her Miss Brodie voice: “Assassin! Assassin!”

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        Viajera
        19 Nov 2021
        5:09pm

        Yess!! That would be awesome. And I haven’t even seen “Prime of…” yet! The other day, I did catch “My Brilliant Career” on turner classic, and it was just lovely. Though I will say, I did partly second guess her decision. But, otoh, I haven’t read her book, either. I bet it’s good. I really like what Ullman did with the Merkel character. Such good fun.

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    Heather
    19 Nov 2021
    3:09pm

    Glad you are better!

    I know I’m old, but everyone in that sex parties article seemed exhausting.

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    gt
    19 Nov 2021
    9:22am

    Yay, she is back feeling better!!!

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