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One Jane Eyre, two Jayne Eyre…three Jayne Eyres more

March 18th, 2009 5 comments
Jane Eyre 2007

Jane Eyre 2007

You know what I’m going to say. On Monday I went to the store and while there, trying to distract myself from the cookie ailse I went to have a look at the movies to see if there was anything new in and there was! There was a double box set for £6.99 that included the BBC version of Jane Eyre made in 2007 and the BBC production of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South (she was a friend of Charlotte Bronte). I saw North and South on television and LOVED it. That was a really good deal for North and South (the story takes place in England about the heroine from the South of the country and the hero from the North). So having wanted North and South I bought it and since I’d seen it I thought, I’ll just watch Jane Eyre a little to see if I’m wrong. I could be wrong! It could be great! Read more…

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Cameras and Cookies Don’t Mix!

March 16th, 2009 6 comments
red stockings facing left

red stockings

Have I accomplished anything today? Not yet, not unless you count airing the house while I sat outside reading Lydia Syson’s Doctor of Love and eating chocolate biscuits to celebrate my forthcoming future mega-healthy eating plan. To the right you can see part of the outfit I wore to church yesterday. My favorite colour a la moment is red, but I LOVE red stockings. I waited years to find these and then I paid a lot for them. (They cost more then the rest of the outfit put together, though admitedly the shoes were second hand and I made the skirt from fabric I found at the market.) Red stockings bring to mind Louis XIV (one of my favorite dead-Frenchmen). He wore them for several paintings so I like to think of him parading about with red legs tout les temps, only his legs were covered with silk and mine with spun plastic…minor details. What you can’t see is how fat I am. Read more…

Beam me up Scotty, I’ve got the hat!

March 10th, 2009 10 comments

Tonight I watched Star Trek the Next Generation on Youtube as I ate my dinner. There are some really cruel people in the world. You start watching an episode because it says 1 of 5 or 3 of 6 (I jumped into the middle) and then you can’t find the rest of the story! I searched…nothing. That’s heartless! I’ll now have to go buy the whole series just to watch the end of two episodes. My dad would be proud. Heck, I could probably call him up and ask him how the episodes end. He had a massive stroke about two years ago which means he can’t remember what he’s doing from one minute to the next, but he can remember important things like Star Trek story lines. I’d e-mail him and ask him, but he changed his e-mail address and then forgot to tell everyone…same with his phone number. I wonder if he wonders why no one calls?

Watching Star Trek used to be our family’s equivalent of a vacation (we almost never went anywhere together except for the rare visit to dad’s family up in Seattle which was usually traumatic. The trauma arose out of having to function in situations that required in depth social skills…skills neither of my parents possessed so couldn’t pass on.) Star Trek was like a vacation because Read more…

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Which Jayne Austen Character Are You?

March 1st, 2009 6 comments

I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t fall back to sleep so I eventually got up. I read the BBC news while I ate some uncooked oatmeal sans sugar (I’m so good). But after perusing it for a few minutes I decided I didn’t really need to read one more article about the English economy being driven into an economic black hole by the present unelected Prime Minister (at least by the general population…a handful of (aliens?) voted for him up in Scotland. Mr Blair stepped down mid-term and Mr Brown elected himself as leader and the Labour party let him take the big chair instead of calling a General Election and giving taxpayers a say. Anyway, I decided I’d had enough and went to check out Austenprose (If you love Jayne Austen’s novels this is a really good blog). Some of the comments mentioned a quiz called Which Jane Austen Heroine are you? Read more…

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