The Awesome Blogger Award

Hello, hello! This was at one point a scheduled post, tapped out for you to enjoy while I trimmed olive trees (which were indeed in desperate need of trimming). I thought that a tag would be a great "while I'm gone" post, and am very grateful to Leigh for nominating me (thanks, Leigh!) Leigh, by…

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An Austenesque Advice Column

It should be mentioned here that I love reading advice columns. It's always nice to know that someone else is having bigger problems than me. Back when I my local paper carried Miss Manners, that was my go-to column, just because I've always loved the style of it. The paper has since stopped carrying Miss Manners (for…

The Man-Corset

So last Saturday, my family made a trip to Goodwill. I was sick (still am, really) and stayed home to study for a Biology exam I had on Monday. I have, by the way, never been to Goodwill: I didn't even know of its existence until maybe a month ago. When the troops came home…

Anne and Gilbert | A Lovely Blog Party

So...this post was meant for Cordy's Lovely Blog Party in February--which, granted, ended over a week ago--but I strongly suggest you head over there and belatedly partake in the festivities. It's a celebration of all our favorite (fictional) couples, and the month of February has therefore been dedicated to them. As to why this post is so late:…

Couples for Couples Tag

Or something close to that. Friends, Cordy is having a Lovely Blog Party all of February, and this is one of the tags she's posted. It was "excessively diverting," in the words of Elizabeth Bennet, so I strongly suggest you go have a look around her blog. This is the "Couples for Couples" tag, meaning…

Having A Ball

Ladies and gentlemen, it is almost 4:00 AM, and I have just finished watching the BBC's Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball. By way of explanation, I am suffering from a bout of insomnia. But Oh. My. Goodness. My mind is...not blown, because "blown" does not quite do justice to what has happened to my brain…

Oh, Look: A New Year!

Note: I wrote this post on New Year's Day...and then forgot to post it. But better late than never, right? After all, it's not February yet. Whenever a new year rolls around, I like to look back at the last one--I think we all do. This day, arbitrarily chosen to mark the beginning of the…

The Twelve Days of Christmas Tag

Behold, my first tag! Deep breaths, Eliza...don't get too excited here. Merry Christmas, my dears! Or whatever winter holiday (Hanukkah, Saturnalia, the solstice, etc) you happen to subscribe to. As a Christian girl, I happen to do Christmas...which is how this tag came to be. The rules are simple (ish): 1. Link back to the…