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Some things not related to me flailing over fictional characters

- I'm still very very poor until payday, which is always the last day of the month. Yes, teachers (at least the ones around here) only get paid once a month, unless you do extra stuff, in which you also get paid on the 10th of the month. Only the extra stuff I did didn't show up on my Jan. 10th paycheck. It'd better be on the Feb. 10th or things are going to get ugly.

- I'm up to episode 33 of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It's cute and fluffy and well-done although I expect kind of boring to people who don't know P&P.

- I'm having guilt about not getting any writing done this weekend. But I did get some housework done today, so I guess there's that.

- I needed some cheering up yesterday so before the movie I ducked into Payless and spent money I don't really have. But hey, a new pair of ankle boots and a new scarf for $22? That's a good deal, right?

- Three weeks of eating fairly well and being active in terms of work have not led to me losing the tummy-chub I picked up over the holidays. It's just a couple of pounds but it's pissing me off. I may be forced to dust off the elliptical. UGH.

- Meanwhile, will you please look the other way while I eat this Reese Big Cup? Thanks.

Okay, time to pack up the party and head over to Mom and Dad's for dinner. Yay, free food!
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Huh, you'd think that the LBD wouldn't go over well with people that haven't read P&P, but I've been reccing it to all of my friends, including a few of them that won't touch Austen, and it's universally liked by all of them.

...which I then use to get them to read Austen. Muhaha.
How wonderful and evil and wonderfully evil!

Next weekend is the kickoff to Get 17 Year Old Cousin Into Austen. The good adaptations, at least, since she's not much of a fiction reader. I think we're going to start with Emma Thompson's S&S, since I was able to hook her with the promise of Professors Snape and Trelawny ;) We'll work our way up to the Colin Firth P&P (which is the only version of P&P I will even acknowledge exists).
They...made another P&P? What? What is this sorcery you speak of? :)

If she likes sci-fi fantasy at all, you could try to get her into Persuasion with Diana Peterfreund's For Darkness Shows the Stars, I guess. She's a YA writer that took on that book (that said, I like the original book way more and ended up wanting to punch this book's version of Wentworth in the face, so maybe never mind).

You must keep us updated of the progress of the operation! Colin Firth was the draw for all of my nearest and dearest.
They...made another P&P? What? What is this sorcery you speak of? :)

Maybe it was just a horrible dream I had. I'd like to think so...

Shelby's really not a normal kid in many ways, but I think she'd enjoy the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) snark that Austen wrote so well. I think Emma's S&S is pretty accessible and moves at a good pace without straying abominably far from the source material. And we'll be able to make Snape jokes ;)