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  • [es-pree de less-ka/-iay] (idiom) A witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations defines esprit de l'escalier as, "An untranslatable phrase, the meaning of which is that one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room."


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January 23, 2006


Your afghan is so fantastic, too. I think you've reached the point in your skill that you are producing things people will actually display even when you are not up on a visit. I, sadly, will never reach this point. This little blanket is cute as all heck - little chartreuse and purple zig-zaggy stripes. It's very funky.

I wish I knew how to crochet. I have no talent went it comes to sewing, etc.

Well, I'm not sure talent is really involved in my crocheting abilities. I wish I could knit, but I think am severely lacking in the spatial skills department. I also lack in follow-through. I tend to have more unfinished projects than finished ones. Oh well.

I taped the first episode. Haven't watched it yet. One of my favorite characters from the book is the young law clerk Guppy. He's callow, always missing the forest for the trees, and absolutely convinced he knows all the angles. How's he being played in the series?

I think Guppy is being played well. Or, at least, he's well cast. The actor has this wide mouth, with fleshy lips and he looks quite like a fish. I am enjoying the mini so far, but wish that the segments were 90 minutes as opposed to 60. Just as I'm settling in to the story the segment ends! No fair!

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