I’d rather be reading Austen

I was going to write a post this morning about something interesting and thought provoking, and then I realized, I got nothin’.  I think I need some new material because all I could think to write about was my latest snowboarding experience (embarrassing), and how I have to do it all over again this Sunday.  I’m trying to like it, I really am, but I’m not sure I’m cut out for winter sports what with all the snow and falling down and inability to move the next day.

In other news, I am thrilled to be taking a course on Jane Austen and her works.  It’s really just an excuse for me to read during the day without feeling guilty.  I have found ‘homework’ to be an excellent excuse for why my husband hasn’t any clean underpants. Excuses aside, I’m excited to be studying her works more critically instead of daydreaming about Mr. Darcy or taking the ‘which one are you’ character quizzes online.

The quiz always results with me being Elinor, regardless of how I try to skew the answers, which is incredibly disappointing because everyone knows that Elizabeth Bennet is the only right answer here.  Elinor is lovely, practical and pragmatic, with a good head on her shoulders.  All qualities I admire in other people, and seem to find annoying in myself.  I’d rather be lively, witty and fearless like Lizzie.

Lizzie would have loved snowboarding, I’m sure.



  • Val

    Hi Kimberly! I just commented at Chatting at the Sky and your post title intrigued me. Had to pop over to investigate.(-: I appreciate your family’s “wanderings” as our crew leads a gypsy life, courtesy of the Army. Love those Alpine winters!

    All the best, Val