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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 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.


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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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B3DA 19: Book Review

I was about to choose a book and climb into bed when I remembered I hadn’t blogged. So here I am! Tuesdays are always weird to me, I don’t go into work till noon, and I have 2 programs back to back from 4:30-6:30, and then dinner till 7:30 and we close at 9:00, so add in a meeting with the other children’s dept. librarians and that makes for a quick feeling workday. And if I’m productive in the morning, it makes it seem long. Does that make sense? This morning I managed to go for a run, shower, clean the kitchen, watch an episode of the Graham Norton show, and modpodge an old coffee tin and replant my favorite plant Emerac into said tin before heading off to work. Whew! Anyway, now it’s time for a book review.

Well I don’t know if this will really be a review so much as a discussion or thought/rant. My coworker Karen and I are in the middle of a project. We reading (her) and rereading (me) the Harry Potter series, actually we’re listening to the audiobooks on our commutes which is a real joy since Jim Dale is the narrator (though I hear Stephen Fry reads the British version-awesome!).

We’re on Order of the Phoenix now and I’ve realized while listening that I must not have paid very close attention during my first (and only) read when the book was first published because I remember very little of what’s happening! The biggest impression Order of the Phoenix left with me was of being very dark and moody. Harry was angsty all the time, we learn about the Order, Professor Umbridge was simperingly evil, Fred and George pulled their epic pranks, and there was The Character Who Died. But that’s about it. Listening to it now, I’m totally drawn in (and I can see why everyone was so angry about movies 5 & 6 now!)! It is darker, Fudge and Umbridge make me grit my teeth and want to scream (sometimes I do), she truly is the most villainous character I can think of at the moment. Yeah, I’d even put her above Voldemort. He’s out and out bad in a way that cartoonish compared to her creeping, sickly sweet fascism. Urrrrrgh, she makes me so angry! BUT Dumbledore is a total Bad Ass. Dumbledore’s Army is incredibly brave and resourceful, Dobby is there, Fred and George are just starting their pranks, we’re going to meet Hagrid’s half brother any day now, and so much more stuff. Okay, enough. I told myself I’d write till 10:30 and it’s 10:30 and you’ve all already read this book so there’s no need for me to tell you I’m giving in 5 stars.

Oh and here’s Ron eating:

In sad, sad, sad news of the day. Elisabeth Sladen passed away this morning. She played the Doctor’s companion Sarah Jane Smith from 1973-1976 (Pertwee and Baker), recurring her role in 2006 (with David Tennant’s Doctor), and she was awesome.

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

19. Moment that made you laugh while reading.

“Very well. We now come to the point. Your mother insists upon your accepting it. Is it not so, Mrs. Bennet?”

“Yes, or I will never see her again.”

“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.

Elizabeth could not but smile at such a conclusion of such a beginning, but Mrs. Bennet, who had persuaded herself that her husband regarded the affair as she wished, was excessively disappointed.

“What do you mean, Mr. Bennet, in talking this way? You promised me to insist upon her marrying him.”

Cracks me up every time!

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