I found out today through my cousin, to whom I intend to go whenever I need to know anything since lately I’m getting all my good ideas/pictures/etc. from her, that it is the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice!
Now why didn’t I know that already?
Sheesh. I am losing my geeky English major touch.
Ah well, here’s to 200 years of Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennett. May you delight us 200 years more!
I think I shall brew a pot of tea to celebrate while I enjoy some nightly knitting and …. Mansfield Park?
My dvd player is still down. I can’t tune into my new “restored edition” P &P but I can stream the 1983 Mansfield Park on Netflix. I’m in the middle of it anyway. Say what you like about over-acting, under-acting, Aunt Norris, and the hideous costumes those poor men had to wear (Henry Crawford’s off-white top hat?! Mr Yates?!?!?!) but honestly, they got Fanny Price right. And if you don’t get Fanny right, you don’t have Mansfield Park. I hereby declare it. That’s why I only watch the 1980s version. I tried the one made in the ’90s but had to turn it off, and I didn’t even bother with the latest version. See my reason above.
I’m picky, but then, my movie time is precious slim right now and I’d rather watch something I know I am going to like.
Hopping off the soapbox now.
Ok, so as I wrote that I recalled the dvd player on the mac is down because one child who should have known better put two dvds into it and now it has gone kaput. Meanwhile, only this afternoon I found that my iPhone had been accidentally submerged, and not by me. Don’t try to call me for a few days. Ugh. I would take this opportunity to wean myself from that addicting piece of technology, except that it happens to be the house phone as well. This is going to be interesting. It’s almost enough to make me go Luddite, but that would be hard being married, as I am, to a mechanical engineer. Who likes technology. Right.
I think I’ll just go get that tea.