Deep-Fried and Loving Jane Austen

My youngest was home today with a stomach bug. After spending the day dashing up and down stairs, cleaning and re-cleaning, and answering The Summons too many times to remember, by late afternoon my mind was fried.


So, for the first time in days, I flitted about on the web, finding all kinds of mind-numbing stuff:

Tantalizing clues to the season-ending episodes of my favorite tv shows like Castle. But they didn’t have anything on the series-ending episode of Stargate Universe! They’re really workin’ it too – I cried during this weeks’ episode. The End is coming…sniff.

The powers that be are going ahead with Three and a Half Men without Charlie Sheen. (Please, somebody, make him just go away!)

Then, I ran across a quiz. 

No, not “Who’s your favorite ‘Jersey Shore’ personality?” or  “Would you rather be a: Vampire, Half-Vampire, Werewolf, or Human?” or “Do you think Lady Gaga is a man or a woman?” (There are people out there with WAY too much time on their hands.)

It was a “Which Austen heroine are you?” quiz.

I love Jane Austen’s novels. Love the snarkiness underneath the proper British manners. Love her ridiculous comic characters.

I’ve also seen so many of the movie versions, I have favorites: Pride and Prejudice with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth (my all-time favorite), Persuasion with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds, Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson, and Emma with Kate Beckinsale. Hmm. I might have to dig out the DVDs.

Anyway. I HAD to take the survey.

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