Monday, September 28, 2009


No, not the book. Are you kidding? Me, read a YA vampire novel? I haven't even watched the movie.

Twilight, as in the anesthesia. I'm still feeling the effects 10 hours later. Nothing serious, but the doc wanted to look inside my stomach. He saw some redness in there and took some biopsies. He wants me to take Zantac twice a day and come see him in two weeks, once the biopsy result are in.

To keep my daughter content during the afternoon while I recovered, I asked her, "Do you want to watch a Jane Austen movie?" She said, "Yes!" and immediately requested Northanger Abbey. I denied it because we just saw it two weeks ago, and because it is only two hours long. I needed more time than that. So she requested Emma, next.

The girl knows her Jane Austen. I'm raising her right.

However, say what you will of Emma, but it's kind of a snoozer for an eight year old girl. It wasn't keeping her attention so I said, "Let's watch Pride and Prejudice." She was agreeable. I held the two versions I have of the movie up (the BBC version and the Colin Firth version) and asked her which one she wanted to watch. She pointed to Colin.

So in it went. It kept her spellbound for four and a half hours. I snoozed during the early part of it, right up until she yelled something during Lizzy and Darcy's dance at Netherfield.  I tried going to bed, but it was no use. I was awake.

And what did she ask for after the second and final volume had finished? Volume three!


Chicory said...

Ah, Colin Firth. I love that they actually showed him going after Willowby (May have spelled it wrong.) The dark and rain was so dramatic.

Chicory said...

I hope you feel better soon. (Should've said that first. Sorry.)

Rhiannon Hart said...

I do love the seventies BBC version of Northanger Abbey--the ending is so different to the book. Colin is a big spunk tho! Hope you feel better soon.

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

I hope the biopsy turns up something minor and easily fix-able. Unless turning up nothing doesn't mean the biopsy missed something; then that result is even better. {Smile}

I'm glad you found a way to keep both you and your daughter happy while you recovered. {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

TK42ONE said...

Glad to see we aren't the only ones brainwashing our kids. One of my daughter's friends in Kindergarten is named "Rachael, you know, like on Friends." Her words, not mine.

Tia Nevitt said...

Thanks, everyone.

Rhiannon, I'm not sure when my BBC NA version was recorded--I'll have to check. The 80s, I think.

A Jane Austen brainwashing is probably as genteel and wholesome as they come!

Kelly Gay said...

LOL. You *are* raising that girl right! Clearly. She picked Colin after all. :D

Seriously, though, I hope that you're feeling better now, Tia, and everything will look just fine in the results.

Tia Nevitt said...

During the rest of the week, we watched Mansfield Park, Persuasion (which she pronounces with over-correct precision, now that she knows how to read it) and Sense and Sensibility.

It helped!