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B3DA 30- Should be a wrap up…but it isn’t

Did I forget to blog yesterday?

I definitely agree with Nicola that this BEDA has been the hardest one yet. I have also definitely fallen short of my goal. And I’m going to fall short again tonight. Just got home from my parents’ house. Ran 4 miles this morning, had E’s baby shower, then watched new Doctor Who. Now I’m so exhausted I can’t even think straight and the killer headache I have isn’t helping. So I’m going to attempt a proper B3DA wrap up entry tomorrow along with the end of the 30 Day Austen Challenge (Here are the last two: 29. Favorite character back story or secret. 30. Character you most relate to. Who do you think I’m going to choose?) and an update of my mileage (though I’m sure you can add 4 to the last count…).

In the meantime, I leave you with this song.

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Things I Love Thursday

  • 60 degree weather on a late April morning!
  • pretty successful run
  • painting at work
  • listening to Fool by Christopher Moore
  • Eating Greek food on the patio of Niko Niko’s
  • Lily Allen
  • Watching West Wing at lunch
  • making plans with Lisa to get our ears re-pierced
  • finally making a photobucket account to hold all the gifs I collect from the wonderful people I follow on tumblr
  • The #8in8 project with Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds and Damian Kulash,  especially this song (and the video made by a fan)
~~~~~~Jane Austen 30 Day Challenge~~~~~~
28. Favorite moment from the films.
I was really hoping you’d ask!
******Miles Run to Date******
12.5 miles

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B3DA 27: Just a quick one

I need to be able to wake up in the morning for a run, but I didn’t want to miss another day. So just Jane Austen today.

~~~~~~Jane Austen 30 Day Challenge~~~~~

27. Favorite quote from the films.

Captain Wentworth: I imagined myself indifferent to her but I was only angry and resentful. Too late… too late I began to understand myself and her. Never have I met her equal in good sense or sweetness of character. She’s perfection itself. I’ve never loved any but her.
Captain Harville: We are talking now of Anne Elliot?
Captain Wentworth:Of course! Who else?

This quote is from the Rupert Penry-Jones Persuasion, but Ciaran Hinds is so cute in this picture!

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B3DA 26

Guys, I am so burned out on the blogging! I don’t know what the deal is, I love all the prompts but lately nothing has seemed interesting enough to write about. BUT I shall continue to push through.

A few random things:

  • The new dog seems to be suffering from separation anxiety, feel bad for the kid and I hope we can train it out of him
  • Does anyone else think/hope that Mark Sheppard’s character’s name is a reference to Firefly? (Everett Canton III v. Jayne the Hero of Canton? Or am I just reaching? Sheppard and Adam Baldwin have worked together in 5 projects…)
  • My teens judged the poems in our poetry contest today, one poem contained this line: “Baseball is awesome like a lion eating a possum…” LOVE.
~~~~~~Jane Austen 30 Day Challenge~~~~~~
25. Favorite family connection (i.e. sister-sister, mother-daughter, brother-sister, etc.)
I really need to reread Emma, but my favorite at the moment is Emma and John Knightley in the new Emma. He’s so persnickety!
26. Favorite casting cameo from the films.


****Miles Run to Date****



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B3DA 23

My poor sister. When I get tired and easily offended I respond with biting sarcasm (worse than usual, they don’t call me ‘Razorblade’ for nothin’). And when she gets tired she is easily upset by said sarcasm. Sigh. And yes, I always think of the quote from A Separate Peace “It was only long after that I recognized sarcasm as the protest of people who are weak” (Knowles, 29). Then I remember what my mom said when I read that line to her, something along the lines of, “That’s just what people say when they can’t think of anything mean to say back.” That doesn’t make me feel any better or worse about it, it just always makes me think of that. Anyway, luckily Katie doesn’t hold grudges too long.

Today I worked on what will be a baby shower gift that’s going to be pretty epic, then I left to go shopping with my mom and sister and my dad pretty much finished it….

New Doctor Who tonight! I loved it. I cried and I was petrified. No spoilers though because I know some people haven’t been able to watch yet. I do want to know if Mark Sheppard’s character’s name is a Firefly reference…also it’s weird that he has an American accent and *isn’t* playing a bad guy…*

~~~~~Jane Austen 30 Day Challenge~~~~~

22. Favorite Austen female casting decision.

Terribly underutilized

Though I did prefer her as Mrs. Fairfax in Jane Eyre…

23. Favorite Austen male casting decision

This guy in both Emma AND Mansfield Park

***Total Miles Run to Date***


*Okay so I was going to post a picture of Mark Sheppard but I just got sucked into looking at pictures and gifs of him on tumblr. And it made me realized how many of my favorite shows he’s been on. Firefly, The Middle Man, Leverage, Chuck, Burn Notice, The X Files  including shows from back in the day: JAG, Sliders! And shows I’ve been meaning to watch like Battlestar Galactica and Supernatural.

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Oh hai! Is it TILT?

Ah TILT. There’s quite a list today!

Things I Love:

  • Dinner with my parents
  • texting my sister about dogs
  • getting a dog
  • Naming said dog Josiah Aaron Bartlet of the House Bonstina, known to his close friends as Bartlet.
  • Bartlet

  • tumblr- I spend waaaay too much time just looking at gifs from Misfits, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Parks and Rec, Jane Austen, you name it…actually please name a couple things I may not have thought to look for yet!
  • Luke, always Luke

    ~~~~~~Jane Austen 30 Day Challenge~~~~~~

    21.Favorite Jane Austen-related photo.

    Right now, it’s this one from theotherausten

    ******Total Miles Run To Date******

    4.5 miles


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B3DA 20: A post for yesterday about a fact from today that evokes a memory from 8 years ago

So yes, I didn’t blog yesterday. I was actually pretty productive at work and then I had dinner with my parents. My dad showed me all the crops he’s growing in our (their? Is it not mine anymore since I don’t live there now? How sad!) backyard. It’s amazing, he’s got grape vines, peas, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, corn, okra, rosemary, sage, parsley, blueberries, blackberries, and plum, apricot, mulberries and orange trees. It’s just mindblowing.

Anyway, down to the story alluded to by the title of this post. Today is the anniversary of Mark Twain’s death.*My senior year of high school, my AP English teacher had a page-a-day calendar with inspirational quotes, she had also taped literature trivia on relevant days- “Moby Dick published” “Jane Austen was born” etc. I appointed myself the page turner of the calendar everyday before class began because I like to know those kinds of things. Usually I would remark out loud if the trivia was interesting but not to the class at large. On the day in question (April 21, 2003) I said something along the lines of “Mark Twain died today.” (as you do) and from behind me I heard a quiet “Yesssss!” I whipped around, and saw the only person seated and not talking to anyone else was a guy named Nick who was really quiet (until you got him onstage that is) normally, he was looking at his desk but looked up at me and I just cracked up. No one else cared.**

So that popped into my head this morning when I opened up my daily email from The Writer’s Almanac and saw that today is the day Mark Twain died.***

*That’s the fact

**That’s the memory

***Nothing against Mark Twain, he was kinda crazy and hated Jane Austen, but he was also pretty cool.

~~~~Jane Austen 30 Day Challenge~~~~

20. Moment that made you mad while reading.

Oooh, the beginning of Sense and Sensibility when Fanny Dashwood manipulates her husband into reducing his stepmother and half-sister’s prospects to near-poverty. UGH.

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