Saturday, February 16, 2013

Short Changing The Masses

Friday arrives in a cloud of scented blue gravel.

Sorry, my metaphors are on the fritz.

Nicky and Mike over at We Work For Cheese are running a writing challenge on every day during February. It's been a long month.

I’m trellis. I mean tired.





Today’s entry is short.

I’m just going to say that I’ve had a lovely day in London, and post a picture.

Or else I’ll never hear the end of it.



The Shard is a new building, the highest in Europe.

And no, looking up at 350m of glass and steel didn’t give me vertigo.

Though the two fast lift journeys left my stomach in my boots.

And the views were breathtaking. The website shows it better than my photos.

I also had some really yummy food today, too, a break from my recent salads.

Sometimes, we all need a day off.


Indigo

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26 comments:

  1. Okay, I have to say, I'm loving the intros you do. Today's definitely left me smiling. :) And I know exactly how you're feeling.. I could do with a day off myself. Or a month.

    As for The Shard, it looks positively amazing. You're a very brave man, daring to make the journey up to space.

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    1. Thanks Ziva, the support of friends is the greatest gift. And it'll be March before we know it ;) Indigo x

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    2. Did I forget to mention that, due to popular demand, we're extending the challenge into March? ;-)

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    3. What's that, Nicky? Are you finding yourself in oversupply of cop-out knock knock jokes?

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  2. C'mon man pull yourself together. You can do this. I know it. I'm pulling for you. That Shard building looks amazing but you know what? I think I'll just stay here on the ground.

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    1. I tell ya, Doof, it was amazing. Worth the trip to London. And of course, I'd buy you a beer, too. Indigo

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  3. And even when you take a day off (your words), you're still not quite having a day off :) The blue gravel was an interesting thought.

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    1. Hey Jenn! Thank you, I don't feel quite so lazy now =) Indigo x

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  4. Breathtaking views and all I still would have preferred it if it were called the Shart

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    1. Shawn, it was magnificent =) But undeserving of a scathing-yet-funny nickname. Indigo

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    1. Hey P.J.! It was my first of the day! They were all downhill from here. Indigo

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  6. OI! You!

    Worky worky nosey grindstone.

    Days off are what evenings are for wimpy.

    {Hope you had a good un}

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    1. Hey Alistair! Hush. And yes, I did thanks =) Indigo

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  7. YOU may not be getting vertigo standing under that thing, but this picture is sending me sideways - which must mean its good!! Have been quietly watching your writing for the past week (am a blogging 'baby'- the numbers on my passport mean nothing)and like what I see. Glad to have found you and will be back for more - there WILL be more tomorrow won't there, yes there will Roth...

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  8. I love tall buildings.

    And no, I'm not using tall buildings as a metaphor for you. I know you're really tall, bit I have no desire to take a ride in your elevator.

    I have no idea what I'm talking about here. I blame Nicky and Mike. I really do.

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    1. Hey Mike! I love you man, I really do. But there's no hurry for elevator action. Perhaps we might go for a pizza, some dancing? Who knows where it might lead. Roth

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  9. A lovely day in London sounds like a great way to pass the time on a weekend. The Shard looks incredible.

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    1. Hey KZ! It was a gobsmacker, and no mistake. Tho a bit of a slack entry. Mind you, that was the point. Better stuff tomorrow! Indigo

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  10. I am now dizzy from rotating the entire 360 degree view multiple times. I reacted negatively when I first saw pictures of The Shard, but I can see the appeal of living, working, or dining there, along with sight-seeing.

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    1. Hey Nancy! It's odd. It looks so unremarkable from a distance, across the river. But up close, or up in its heights, it's mind-blowing. I get it, truly. Indigo

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  11. Ah, to be in London! First thing on my mind would PUB CRAWL!

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    1. Hey Tami! Really? I'm not much of a drinker myself, but the badgers know all the best places. Indigo

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  12. Did you leap that tall building in a single bound? Actually, the name scares me off on that one. I keep having visions of the entire thing shattering while I'm inside, raining shards of glass down on me. *shudders*

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    1. Hey Paula! No, I felt nauseous watching the window cleaners; there was no bounding. Roth x

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