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18 June 2007 @ 01:49 pm
I really like paper cocktail umbrellas.

And ... parasols.
Current Location: reading Danielle Steel (!)
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
karorumetallium: omgdedkarorumetallium on June 18th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
I like them too!!!

... and I like that song...

And OMG Danielle Steel!!?? Don't let that influence your writing!!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 21st, 2007 01:20 pm (UTC)
How can you diss D. Steelsyourheart! She is a forerunner in her field ... although admittedly she's the only one in it ...

I need parasol icons. Why won't lj sell me a permanent a/c? It's pretending they're not there when they ARE.
karorumetalliumkarorumetallium on June 21st, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, she's the only one in it xDDDDDDD

Why won't they sell one to you? They hate you?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 21st, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Nah, I think the timezone was the killer. I'm processing my payment now, YAYES - ICONS.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 21st, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
She's great when you want to let your brain go on hiatus. It's not like there's any attempt to hide what's going to happen, but she describes food extremely well.
jehnt: james mcavoy - rawrjehnt on June 18th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
"Parasol" is a good word. And they're good things. Frilly.

Tangentially, my university randomly sent me an umbrella in the mail last week. For no discernible reason. No one else I know got one. Odd, huh?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 21st, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I agree muchly.

Was it a university sponsored umbrella, or just standard issue? Did you lose one in the past that you might have engraved your name on in your sleep? These are the questions Sherlock Holmes would ask.

The weather here is so unreasonable - gale force winds AND needle rain - that umbrellas are actually useless. The campus bins were full of broken umbrellas at one point. I wish I'd had a camera.
jehnt: misc - ballet - arabesquejehnt on June 23rd, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
It was a university umbrella. A completely mysterious university-branded umbrella. Very strange.

Umbrellas are almost universally useless, I think. Either it isn't raining hard enough to make them necessary, the weatherman predicted sunshine and so you didn't bring one, the rain is going sideways, or the umbrella breaks of its own accord. It's so frustrating. I really need to just invest in some sort of raincoat and boots.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Yukimura: Shoujo dramascoradh on June 23rd, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Wow, I don't even think my uni sells those. And they should - rainiest country in Europe etc etc etc.

I so agree! I think the solution is those see-through cloaks with a hood that comes right over your face. A bit like the Outside Suits in the Nome Trilogy (if not read should be). We do really cute rainboots here now, with pretty patterns and so on. I might get some to protect my work clothes. Have they come into fashion in the US of A?
Sereniaserenia on June 19th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
They are neat, hey? I still want to get myself a lace parasol. I have several Chinese paper ones, and one vintage Japanese one, which is lovely, but I'm too scared to use!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 21st, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
Wow, you lucky thing you! A lace one would be ace, I agree. Handy in hot countries where you want some shade (echoes of the Raj) but absolutely useless when it actually rains as even reinforced umbrellas can't take it. Still, that wouldn't stop me buying one if I found one.
Trinity Daytrinityday on June 21st, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
What's not to like?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 21st, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)

Particularly when they are for cocktails; the way they actually open is so cunning.
Trinity Day: Cygnetrinityday on June 21st, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
Now I am craving a cosmo with all the works, ie, a pretty pretty cocktail umbrella and a pretty pretty bar with me wearing a pretty pretty outfit.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Candy lipsscoradh on June 22nd, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
I have every faith that the pretty pretty outfit will include a nifty matching parasol. Am I right or am I right?
Trinity Daytrinityday on July 11th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Alas, I don't own one. I don't think I'll ever forgive myself for not buying the pretty lace thing I saw in Malta.

Darn. I just have to plan another trip back there to buy myself a parasol.