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What Miss Plumcake is… | Manolo for the Big Girl

What Miss Plumcake is…

It’s Tuesday and it’s time to find out

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Reading: A Devil to Play: One Man’s Year-Long Quest to Master the Orchestra’s Most Difficult Instrument

Watching: Millions

Listening: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College Choir

Smelling: Hermès Equipage

Loving: Warm Heart International

Hating: Grease

Wanting: Mr Kipling’s (exceedingly good) Cherry Bakewells

Buying: Caudalie Vinoperfect Radience Set (also exceedingly good)

what’s on your cultural plate this week?

7 Responses to “What Miss Plumcake is…”

  1. TeleriB September 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    Sagas of the Warrior-Poets. Very dry reading with the occasional dead-on quip, and lots of kennings I can barely make out with the translator’s notes. More for personal research than pleasure-reading.

  2. Margo September 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm #

    Reading: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man – it was one of the 5 must-reads I planned for my (nerd alert, y’all) 50 books challenge this year. It’s dense, expressionistic, sublimely written, and dream-like.

    Smelling: Vanilla-scented essential oil, as ever. Cost me about $NZ13 and has lasted forever (3 years+), I get loads of compliments for it, too.

    Loving: Sister Spit – performing in London this weekend, dropping science worldwide http://www.sisterspit.com/

    Hating: the media treatment of Caster Semenya. Grrr. Your gender is one person’s business: yours.

  3. Sarah Fowler September 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    Reading: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
    Watching: Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman season 3
    Listening: Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson (audiobook)
    Smelling: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
    Loving: Prague Choral Festival (summer 2011)
    Hating: Credit card debt
    Wanting: A deep-tissue massage
    Buying: Dinner at LongHorn Steakhouse

  4. Deb September 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    Reading: The #1 Ladies Detective Agency (first book)
    Watching: WNBA games
    Listening: Fall Out Boy (who knows why — I just suddenly can’t get enough)
    Smelling: fresh cut grass outside my window which I myself personally did not have to cut (e.g. the best kind)
    Loving: my youngster who is about to start high school but is still sweet to his mom
    Hating: the news
    Wanting: another week or two of summer break
    Buying: a mani and pedi as soon as school starts

  5. Rachel of Cyberia September 1, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    I hate Grease as wall. I thought it was awesome when I was 10, but I’m not 10 anymore.

    Reading: lots of stuff about epidemiology, The Book of Shadows, and Scarpetta
    Watching: Supernatural Season 4 came out today.
    Listening: Abney Park, because that’s all I’ve had time to re-load on my iPod after my parents’ second virus attack this year.
    Wanting: the Apartment complex to keep the pool open another week or two. It’s still hot!

  6. Twistie September 1, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Ah Plummy, again I find a point of fabulous agreement between us: a mutual hatred of Grease!

    I’m reading Heat…and can’t wait to start reading I Saw Two Englands by HV Morton.

    I’m watching Project Runway again! Tim Gunn is on my television again and I’m delerious with joy!

    I’m listening to Nashville Sputnik (who could resist a song like Dance of the Living Dead Chickens?).

    I’m wanting The Sims3…but my computer won’t handle it. Sigh.

    I’m loving Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream.

    I’m smelling delicious ripe tomatoes.

  7. Katie September 2, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    Reading: The Liar by Stephen Fry

    Watching: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (gotta gear up for the new season on the 18th–“We’re just here to eat some dude!”)

    Listening: Charles Mingus: Music Written for Monterey, 1965. Not heard…played in its entirety at UCLA. Vols. 1 and 2

    Smelling: Givenchy Organza Indecence

    Loving: The 3/50 Project http://www.the350project.net

    Hating: Summer

    Wanting: The return of Autumn

    Buying: Cavallini’s Vintage Travel Poster Calendar (yes, in September–otherwise I’ll forget)