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but Facebook told me anyway.
- Shopping, kids sports, furniture re-finishing.
- Kids, home decor, designer handbags, and family.
Robert Pattinson aka… Edward Cullen…
- Favorite Music:
- Twilight soundtrack, faith Hill, Lady Gaga….oh Adam Lambert!!!!!!
- Favorite TV Shows:
- Greys Anatomy, Gossip Girl, vampire Diaries, of course American Idol…..
- Favorite Movies:
- Favorite Books:
- Please! Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
- Favorite Quotations:
- “Bella, you are my life now, i love you! by… Edward Cullen.
- About Me:
- Mother of gorgeous triplets, love to shop, obsessed with Twilight and R-Patt, run around in a jeans and boots and basically feel like a taxi driver most days! Everything I do is for my babies, except watch Twilight over 50 times, thats for me. Go Twilight Moms!!!!!!!
I first tried to read Austen in high school. I picked up a copy of Pride and Prejudice from our local library and promptly returned it a few days later. It was a no go. I just couldn’t get into the story. Fast forward to college, I saw the BBC’s adaptation (Team Firth circa 1995!) and fell in love. I tried the book again, and this time I met success. I tried Persuasion and loved it as well. So, I thought I’d gotten over whatever barrier I had first met. Until I tried Sense and Sensibility for the second time.
It is Austen, after all. Someone will be very ill. There will be a womanizer. A misunderstanding will keep the couple apart. The girl will get her guy’s hand in holy matrimony. And sprinkled throughout the story you will find Austen’s trademark wit. (My experience so far.)
Sense and Sensibility was a long read. The majority of the story was just Elinor hoping things would work out in the end for herself and her love. She was a passive character, and the others praised her for it.*
I think I need to change my game plan. When I wanted to add Jane Eyre to my reading list, I watched Masterpiece Theatre’s adaptation first. I fell in love with the story and characters. Oh, and I cried a lot. Now I can read the book and understand the emotion and tensions of the plot that I may miss otherwise due to the unfamiliar writing style.
I’ll eventually try Emma, though please don’t recommend I see Hollywood’s Emma. The Goop destroys all.
*After thinking about it, I realized my criticism of Elinor isn’t entirely fair for it doesn’t take into consideration the social customs and expectations that she had to follow in order to remain respectable. She is smart, and she sees through the social niceties into people’s motives. She does say something about hoping that something happens to prevent his marriage to another, and she’s relieved in the end to have him. I just didn’t like that things simply happened to her. She didn’t really take much initiative, but much of that can be attributed to the period.
I’m 27 today. I’m feeling mostly indifferent about the number, but I do wish I had done more this last year. I’ve decided to create a list of specific tasks I want to accomplish before April 18, 2011. And I just realized that 2011 will be my 10-year high school reunion. Ok. The indifference has passed. Damn. A decade? Anyway…
1. Cook a new dish every month.
2. Run a race.
3. Add one more country to my travel list.
4. Finish Cannonball Read.
5. Submit a finished work for representation. Frame the rejection letters.
6. Become a local tourist.
7. Get my PCCN.
8. Send Christmas cards.
9. Learn to skate.
10. Make knitter friends.
11. Learn how to invest.
12. Be a part of at least one change through my council service that positively impacts the daily work of a nurse.
13. Get to know my neighbors better.
14. Take at least one self-portrait a month.
15. Try waxing. Come on. You can do it.
16. Get fitted properly for a bra.
17. Break one bad habit.
18. Wear more skirts.
19. Find a piece of art I love to hang over my mantel.
20. Back up all of my photos on on-line storage – and make it a a habit.
21. Knit a sweater I can wear proudly.
22. Learn how to sew.
23. Start flowers from seeds.
24. Take a self-defense class.
25. Learn how to use Photoshop.
26. Stick to my budget.
27. Road trip!
28. Look forward to my 10-year high school reunion.
*I’ll be keeping an updated list on the tab labeled 28 Before 28.