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10.11.2012

frivolous friday ~ ancient figures




rdg tentatively sitting at the base of a roman column
(a REAL roman column)
in front of York Minster, York, UK
aug 2007

photo courtesy of Soubriquet 
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15 comments:

Dave Renfro said...

Love the shoes!

Hi, mule friend.

red dirt girl said...

Thanks! My 17 year old daughter loves them as well. I'm forever trying to find my converse in the jungle of clothing in her room !!

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Hi, Dave :-)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

RDG!!!!! It is YOOOOOOOOOU! :)

red dirt girl said...

hahahaha Gary! yep, me outed ... :-)

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goatman said...

Very nice, how does soub find the pretty girl?

goatman said...

A sprite of happiness . . .

red dirt girl said...

Definitely happy and in love !!

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red dirt girl said...

And probably feeling a bit cold ... those English summers feel like Houston's winters to me .... LOL!

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Adullamite said...

Grrrrrrr! woof Woof!

Is that you or your daughter.....?

soubriquet said...

Breaking in here, as the voice of reason or sanity, I'd like to explain that she's looking nervous, and a bit jumpy, because she imagines the roman-monument-swat-team are heading her way.
She was convinced it would be a capital offence to sit upon that column, based on the fact that it was an old bit if stone.
If ever she gives me any trouble, I can threaten to reveal her whereabouts to the military police of the sixth legion.
Her daughter is, I confirm, a regular thief of her mother's clothing. I'm not quite sure what inferences to draw from that. Other than that RDG's officially 'cool'.

How does Soub find the pretty girl? Ah. good question. You start by discussing poetry with a random stranger on the internet, whilst having no idea what they look like.
Then, eight months later, you meet her at an airport and are bowled over. Easy.

And a couple of days later, you sit in York minster, in a sea of coloured sunlight, through mediaeval stained-glass, you tell her that at some point in the not too distant future, you intend to marry her. Then take her outside and photograph her smile.

Adullamite said...

Soub you lucky man, that is a good story that would get you cash from a woman's magazine. One of you ought to write it!

Or I'll tell the VI Legion Polis!

red dirt girl said...

Adullamite ~ you're making me blush. Though admittedly I wasn't looking much like a 43 year old woman from a distance - you just can't zoom in and see all the wrinkles .... and now?? all the gray hair, a few more pounds .. I"m looking my age. But he says he loves me anyway. What more can a girl ask ???

He's the better writer - so I nominate Soub to polish up our story, and I'll happily take it round the zines and do the marketing.

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red dirt girl said...

Soub, sweetheart!

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!

I'm going to print it out and sign it as my official 'statement of intent to marry' ....!!

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Inspector Clouseau said...


I've been perusing the images on your site. You have a great eye for images. Have you ever checked out Diane Arbus?

red dirt girl said...

Hi Inspector,

Actually yes, I love Diane Arbus and did a few posts with her images .... most likely on a blog that is lost in the blogosphere, as I haven't been able to locate her on this particular blog. If I added the archive widget, I suppose I could search my back posts more easily :)

Back story: My ex-husband and his lawyer copied all of my blog / blog comments from my original Red Dirt Girl blog and pages from some of my male commenters' blogs and presented it all in our 'Discovery' papers. I am certain the intent was to portray me in a negative light to the court. At the time I believed the ex was planning to fight me for custody of our children and became quite paranoid. Hence, I killed my blog and then went through a series of start-ups / shut-downs of blogs - all because of an irrational fear.

Short story: of course he didn't want custody!! And I lost a lot of great writing and inner-tent friends along the way.

Fear does that to people. I could have really utilized your multi-perspective problem solving skills at the time :)

Yes, I am quite visually oriented. My university degree was in landscape architecture, so I tend to 'visually analyze' space and images and details of everything: from shoes to architecture to gardens to nudes ....! But my heart is a poet's heart, through and through.

Thank you for the comment.
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