The Four Fictional Characters Tag

So...I got tagged for the Four Fictional Characters Tag (thanks, Rae!) The Rules: Link back to the person who tagged you List four fictional characters (use pictures if you want! They can be from movies or books) and, if you like, describe what they're like and why you believe they relate to you Tag a…

Homeschooler, Part IV

Hello, dear reader! This post tackles the strange and wonderful world of two things which do not mix well: Homeschooling and College. Scared yet? I think the prospect of college terrifies all of us, unless you're my brother, who can't wait to get the heck out of here. But strange, wanderlust-filled creatures aside, we see…

Homeschooler, Part II

  In my previous post, I began a who-knows-how-long series on homeschooling. I consider myself to be an authority on the subject, considering that I am, after all, homeschooled. This post, I think, is about the 'funny stuff': all the humour related to the fascinating and mysterious world of homeschoolers. So: questions. In no particular order,…

Homeschooler, Part I

So...I homeschool. I love it. And at times, hate it. And at others, feel absolutely no emotion towards the entire practice. But I have perspective (not much, but some), because I saw how the other half lives. I went to school. And left. Now, I don't want to sound like a snob (see just about…

“The Book Was Better”

How often have we all heard or spoken that line? Be it a classic or a New York Times Bestseller, the movie rarely lives up to our lofty ideals. It's not a new thing, either. Following is a list of movies, which, in my opinion did not live up to their books, starting with-gasp!-Pride and…

Mayonnaise

I realize that this is a strange post for a Jane Austen/Pride and Prejudice blog, but bear with me here. I. Cannot. Make. Mayonnaise. In theory, it's all very simple: you take an egg yolk, stir briskly, add olive oil, stir more, add more oil, stir--until you have a wonderful, creamy emulsion that is clear…

New Year, New Ideas…

Hello, reader! Happy New Year to you! I feel compelled to admit that I barely made it until 10:00 PM. Slightly embarrassing, as my younger siblings both made it to and past midnight. But first, a small apology: I have not yet gotten the hang of WordPress, which means that once in a while, I…

Happy Birthday, Miss Austen!

This says it rather well, doesn't it? Dear reader, today, two hundred and forty-one years ago, a lovely woman by the name of Jane Austen was born. Without her, there would be no Emma, Persuasion, and--Heaven help us all--no Pride and Prejudice. In other words, we would not be "excessively diverted" every time we picked…