Archive for November, 2010

it’s the most wonderful time of the year

 

Sufjan Stevens, my

peaceful, holiday best friend.

No chipmunks for us.

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since i had to take back “a room with a view” to the library…

Dancing, plotting, love.

Sisters in society.

Winter movie time.

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It has been months since my last viewing of “Pride and Prejudice” (the non-300 minute one), and there I was stuck on the sofa with a dreamy half-smile on my face again.  So much fun to watch although I clearly know how this one will end.

And I am obviously not the only one who takes a pleased satisfaction in the tale of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy–a quick search for the movie at the library turned up a shocking number of retellings of/sequels to/novels inspired by Pride and Prejudice.  Is it witty repartee?  The headstrong girl?  The tidy ending?  Who knows?

While I know that I have read Austen’s Persuasion an unhealthy number of times, I really don’t know if I have ever read P& P.  I suppose that this holiday season I should bust the Austen out–maybe a more pleasant (if not as readable) choice than last year’s Christmas selection, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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the white beast’s last ride

No shudders, no clunks.

No midnight grunts, resigned sighs.

Goodbye, dear old fridge.

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announcing my presence

Three pairs of shoes now.

Hear me coming.  Squeak!  I go.

Has to be my feet.

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Maybe I should buy a pair of these.  These can’t possibly squeak, can they?

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no doggie bag, thank you

Come eat dinner here.

Veggie hash and biscuit meal.

Kid vomit no charge.

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Thanks for the dinner invite and the g.i. bug.  We’ll be sure to reciprocate soon!

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tall, tall tower

Curving, soaring high.

Stack and grow.  Made with true love,

made with dixie cups.

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As I uploaded some pictures to my computer, some long-lost photos decided that now was time to migrate to the computer.  (I’m very up on how all of this precisely occurs).  This spectacular pyramid was actually a summertime creation.

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almost a cardboard box

metro watch window

a bus, a train, an amtrak.

highlight of the trip.

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Seriously, folks, the kids spent the better part of a morning sitting on an ottoman staring at the King St. Metro station in Alexandria.  I think their hearts would have broken if the front desk had put us on the other side of the hotel…

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