Downer Abbey

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For all of those folks who haven’t caught up on this season’s episodes of Downton Abbey, please stop reading and go enjoy your short-lived happiness with the show. What I mean is…SPOILER ALERT. Meh.

Sorry, I’m pissed. I know it’s an English melodrama. I know it’s not real. But really? Really?

Must I be raked over the emotional coals on each character? The maid who has to give away her little Charlie…Edith and her endless basket of bad luck…and Cybil.  Oh lord do not even get me started on Cybil.  2 doctors in a room and she still dies while they look at each other by the fire. Even Thomas and his tortured, closeted life makes me sad.

And then last week they kill Matthew. No. Wait. They kill Matthew after he and Mary joyfully welcome a son. After Mary tells him over and over again that he is the only person who knows her. AFTER a speech from the Earl of Grantham about happiness finally coming to the abbey.  I know, I know. Contracts expire. Actors have to move on. Couldn’t they have done a switcheroo a la Darren on Bewitched? Or the older sister from Rosanne?

It’s really bad when you are praying for more time spent on O’Brien just to avoid the sadness.

I know I still have Bates and Anna. And maybe Mrs. Patmore will get lucky soon.

Sigh.

Danke

Liebster is German for beloved, favorite or darling.  It’s also a blog award – who knew you could get awards for public rambling?  Well you can. And I did.

A big thank you very much to squirrelcircus.wordpress.com for thinking of me.  You shouldn’t have, but I’m so excited you did. Could it have been pity for my pathetic day yesterday? Maybe.  Maybe Liebster really means you-poor-sad-fool-you-need-this-badly.  I’ll take that too.  All of you should check her blog out – it’s funny, smart and sassy.

Per the “rules” I have to answer the following questions.  I love an award that forces me to be even more self focused and self obsessed.

Favorite quote, and why? 

“Demented and sad, but social” — The Breakfast Club

I don’t know why.  I can recite the entire movie with no explanation too.  Every time I meet a really messed up person at work or at life – I always think of this line.

One thing about you that people wouldn’t assume by looking at you?

I have a mini obsession with Jay Z. No. Not with Beyoncé. With J.  Nuff said.

Would you rather forgive something said about you or verbally lash the person who said it?

I think I would say I forgive – and others would say I lash out.  Tomato – potato.

Something about you that makes you really proud

Easy.  The two little Scorpios that rule my world.

A single favorite book you wouldn’t mind reading twice or thrice. Why?

hmmmm. Does a really long Vanity Fair article count?

One person whose death would change you? Why?

One person? There’s a list of people whose death would derail me for all the human reasons that you can imagine.

What’s that which you desire the most from life?

Happiness and safety for the aforementioned Scorpios.

Your favorite word.

Yes.

Beauty comes from ______ ?

wine colored glasses.

Five things that life is about.

In this order: laughter, family, friends,  cheese, and chocolate.

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