Monday, February 1, 2010

It's a stay-at-home day . . .

. . . because I'm 'under-the-weather'.

(Interesting expression.)

Anyway, I am under-the-weather.

Sore throat.
Absolutely no energy.

But, of course, I have the energy to blog.

And I've had the energy to read a book and watch a movie, which are one and the same:


Last night I finished the book (THANK YOU, BAILEY!!!), and this morning I watched the movie. I had thought I wanted to watch the BBC version - with Colin Firth (I always like him) - but I thought it would be too long, and I didn't want to take the time.
Though I'd had seen the Keira Knightley version when it came out a few years ago, I was not mesmerized .... because I hadn't read the book. Well, as soon as I finished the book -which had me mesmerized - Sam and I downloaded the movie. (I couldn't wait to see it - now that I 'knew' it.)

Oh my... I may have to read it and watch it again. !!!

Now you may be thinking, Nancy, how illiterate can you be to just NOW be reading that classic?

Well, I knew it wasn't a who-dun-it mystery, so why bother?

Ah, but lately I'd thought, "I need to be more cultured, and read Jane Austen."

I was mentioning that to Bailey last fall, so she gave me the book for Christmas!

Now I'm all literate and everything!

Well . . .
maybe not everything.


sara [at] journey of doing said...

One of my favourite books of all time -- glad you love it, too!!!!!!! :)

caroline said...
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caroline said...

(that deleted comment was from me. somehow it came out all jumbled when I published it.. so. take 2)

OH my goodness I've read that book more times than I can count! I have been obsessed with Jane Austin since I was little. Sense and sensibility is tied for the best with P&P.. The movie with emma thompson and kate winslet is my favorite movie of all time. If you haven't seen it, you should!!! (and you should try to watch the BBC version of P&P sometime, it is so great!)

Deanna said...

Sorry you are feeling under the weather! But this is PERFECT weather for curling up at home with a comfy blankie and pillow, a good book and/or movie(s). Enjoy your "down time" but feel better SOON.

Being Beth said...

I wonder if we caught something at Gloria's, Nancy -- I'm under the weather too -- same symptoms. Ugh....AND -- would you believe I just finished watching P&P (Collin Firth version) -- both volumes -- it's one of my all time favorite movies. I've read the book several times as well. I guess great minds think alike. I don't mind sharing movies, but this cold thing -- not so much. LOL! Get better.

arg said...

Oh, P&P. Now that is a book I can read a million times and a movie I could watch over and over! Welcome to the club of those who love it! :o)

I love the Valentine's Day background!

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