Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Husband tagging

1. What is his name?
2. How long have you been married?
8.35 years
3. How long did you date?
It was twisted long distance thing over the space of 3 years
4. Who eats more?
5. Who said 'I love you' first?
6. Who sings better?
Me (well I am the only one to have been heard singing, his singing voice is a mystery)
7. Who is taller?
8. Whose temper is worse?
9. Who does the laundry?
10. Who does the dishes?
11. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
We switch every few months, right now me.
12. Who does the cooking?
13. Who is more stubborn?
14. Who proposed?
16. Whose parents do you see the most?
About the same, maybe mine?
17. Who pays the bills?
18. Who wears the pants in the family?
Hmmm good question, I try to, but it doesn't always work....I can't really say, Maybe it is a 4 legged pair o' pants.
19. Why do you love your husband?
Because he is the yang to my yin, his strengths are my weaknesses. He lets me follow my passion. He likes pulp-free orange juice and hates gravy. He thinks I am beautiful. He is a wonderful father and husband. He is VERY patient. He is a proponent of symmetry. He is exactly what I need. He is.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Hmm I've been tagged

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

10 years ago: (Jan 1998) I was fresh off a semester abroad in London and starting my first semester at the University of Idaho. I had just moved in with a nightmare roomate (don't worry I only lived with her for a month and then I moved in with one of my closest friends, Liz). I was in the theatre department pursuing acting but was about to learn to sew and fall in love with costuming. I was 19, bouncy and obnoxious. I was just getting into the groove at "The Tute" the coolest Institute on the planet. Good times.
5 years ago:
I was living in my current home, I had just found out I was pregnant with #2. I was very excited. I don't remember much else.

2years ago:
I was 7 days postpartum with my sweet little girl wrapped up in my arms. I had a lovely homebirth with her. I had wanted a little girl so badly and she was finally here and she was so tiny, unlike my other babies. I was probably just coming downstairs for the first time. My mom and youngest brother were here helping out. Those were very, very happy days.

5 things on my to-do list today:
1. Go to Commonwealth School and remember to pack a lunch for us.
2. Do the dishes.
3. Clean the house before Knitting class tomorrow
4. Read Cicero The Republic and The Laws (and understand)
5. Wear my freshly knit and blocked skirt.

Snacks I enjoy:
1. Spanikopita
2. Dark Chocolate truffles
3. Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
4. Chips and homemade salsa
5. Cake

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Build a house on a decent sized piece of land
2. Have library in said house.
3. Go to Prague.
4. Move all of my family onto the big piece of land.
5. Go back to London.

3 of my bad habits:
1. I sleep in and stay up very late.
2. I write notes on whatever scrap of paper I have handy and then I have piles of important envelopes and reciepts that no one can throw away because I wrote a note on them.
3. I leave things wherever - causing much clutter and mess an I am always losing those things.

5 places I have lived:
1. Kalispell, Montana
2. Logan, Utah
3. London, UK
4. Moscow, Idaho
5. West Lafayette, Indiana

5 jobs I have had:
1. Tour Guide at the Conrad Mansion
2. Costumer for the Idaho Reperatoty Theatre
3. Tour Guide at the University of Idaho
4. Theatre Assistant at Hollins College Theatre
5. housekeeper/waitress at the Flathead Lake Lodge

5 things people don't know about me:
1. I was Queen of the Elves in the Christmas Parade
2.I was vice president of the Teen Republicans in High School
3.I want to learn Japanese for no good reason other than I want to.
4. I auditioned to be on "Jeopardy!" and did pretty well.
5. I am a Montana girl at heart.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Jane Eyre

As you may know Jane Eyre is hands down my favorite book. I have seen many film adaptations of Jane Eyre some have been ok, some have been poor, some have their good points like Orson Wells' performance coupled with dark and eerie cinematography.

But the latest Jane Eyre done by the BBC is good, really good. I first saw it on Masterpiece Theatre last spring( ?) and I watched it again this week. The first time around my 6 and 3 year old boys watched it with me. They were really excited about the "ghost. "

This adaptation is faithful to the book. A few things are added that appear to only clarify points that are made in the book but don't translate into action or dialogue.

When I read Jane Eyre I am overcome with emotion. The passions in the book are so powerful and often seem to be overlooked in the film versions. This version has passion, the characters talk about the passions they feel.

Rochester is a little too handsome and not at all hideous even after the accident, but hey since Mr. Rochester is one of my biggest crushes I won't object to him being easy on the eyes.

The costumes were great which is always a major factor for me in period films.

So put it on your netflix queue and watch it already.