The last time I posted was just over 2 months ago and here I am, watching Emma again, this time in Gonzales with my mom. It's nearly 11am and I'm still in my pjs. Mom is about to take Lucas to the vet....he's had some weird issues...when he's out playing with Dad, he'll just collapse. Then when Dad can get him to stand up on his own, he's disoriented and starts walking away from the house. He can't seem to hear when we call him. Dad is very worried. So Mom called the vet, and she's bringing him in.
In other news, I'm going to see Iron Man 2 with my family and Suzy and Tommy and possibly their parents. Excited. Love hanging out with Suzy. She's one of my fave people. Oh, and the movie should be good!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day!
I have recently purchased and watched "Emma." Not the Gwyneth Paltrow version, but a mini-series from BBC. It is so good! My fellow Jane Austen movie watchers should definitely check it out.
Something else about Jane Austen. "It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?" I love it! She was so wonderfully sarcastic. Props to you if you can name the book this quote is from. As for my previous quote, it was spoken by Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins. If you have not yet discovered IMDB, I recommend that as well. I was able to read all sorts of interesting facts about Mary Poppins. For example, the lady who wrote the books was not at all pleased with the Disney production. I think I read that she only sold her book to Disney because her book sales were down. I find these things interesting.
Well, week one in Austin has come and gone. With Grandma Mom's passing, it's been a very full week. Mom and Dad stayed until Thursday, a 7 day stay instead of a 4 day stay. Aunt Dinah flew in Wednesday night. The Davis' came in at various times on Wednesday and the Swishers came in early on Thursday. The service was on Thursday. And everyone except Mom and Dad, Grandpa and Grandma Sylvia, stayed until Sunday. Aside from the sad reason we were together, it was nice to be together.
I leave you with this Jane Austen quote: The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
My dear, never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint.
It was wonderful! So sad. Be forewarned....spoiler alert and all that. It does not end happily! If you know anything about John Keats, you will be prepared. It's like Becoming Jane. If you know that Jane Austen does not get married, then you'll be prepared. It was a wonderfully romantic story. Two thumbs up.
After having gone to bed around 1am...late night watching Post Grad w/ Alexis Bledel (cute movie....not great, but cute) then the Olympics. Well, the first singles figure skating. The short program. The Chinese did wonderfully! And go Women's Ice Hockey...USA beat China...that's all I know. Right not, it's 8:15 and I'm watching Bright Star, about the poet John Keats. Excited about it. Will update after viewing.
My last day at Walgreens in Baton Rouge is tomorrow! After that, I'll be packing furiously...all I really have left is my clothes and my futon...and my (Jared's) bed. The plan is to head to Austin on Friday. Lord willing.