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Six Things on a Saturday

In light of yesterday's sorrow, I'm looking things over and finding five good things to list.

1. On the bright side, I did have 14-1/2 years of wonderful companionship with Mojo. What a love she was.

2. On Wednesday, I went to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn with my Intrepid Friend Lisa, where we ate a scrumptious (and inexpensive) dinner at a rather gorgeous, trendy-ish Thai restaurant called SEA. And then we saw Fitz & the Tantrums in concert, and they were splendid, and we sang along and bopped about and crouched down with the entire audience (and I do mean the entire audience) at one point because Fitz insisted they wouldn't finish without full participation, and I'll be damned if hundreds of people didn't get lowlowlow to the ground.

3. I finished reading the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison, and I am in luuurve with them and with her and generally grateful to have spend too many hours laughing.

4. I am off to see Plain White T's in concert tonight. And guess what? Parachute is opening for them, and all of that makes me happyhappyhappy. Also, I've got something like seven Plain White T's songs on my playlist for my Austen-related contemporary YA romance, and I adore their latest CD, Wonders of the Younger, and I am positively gleeful about seeing them. (Even though I had to nearly bludgeon M into accompanying me - what is wrong with that child, I ask you?) This means I've met one of my monthly goals and then some - it's to go to at least one cultural event of the ballet/concert/show/movie variety (something in a theatre or theatre-like place, basically). And now I'm at TWO for this month. With a possibility of making it three next week, but that's still up in the air.

5. I've been reading angeladegroot's latest manuscript and I am positively gleeful about it. You all are in for a treat one of these days. And I will be gloating like a gloating gloater about knowing her when. Meanwhile, Angela and I are the proud owners of tickets to see Swan Lake early next month in Philadelphia. Which is most awesome, and will allow me to check off my cultural activity for March. *prances about*

6. Pride and Prejudice is nearly done. I am strongly considering doing Emma later this spring. Any interest, people of the internet? Would starting in May work for y'all?


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reneesweet
Feb. 19th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
Oooh, enjoy the show! I'm not a huge Plain White T's fan but I like Parachute. I love his voice (though I'm kind of waiting for him to use it on some even better songs... lol). Let me know how they are live!
kellyrfineman
Feb. 19th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
I like both bands, but I luuurve Plain White T's. Not in spite of their pop sound, but because of it! (I know what you mean about the Parachute singer - but they have new CD coming in April.)
annemariepace
Feb. 19th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
Parachute? You mean Sparky's Flaw? You mean Will Anderson, who is the younger brother of M's first swim coach? The Andersons who live about a mile from me? That Parachute?

Have fun. :)
kellyrfineman
Feb. 19th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
The very one! Should I holler "Anne Marie Pace says swim the fly!" at them or something?
annemariepace
Feb. 19th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Why not? :)
kellyrfineman
Feb. 20th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
We were too far from the stage, and they never turned up at the merch table somehow - alas. But they were great. (I sent you a text while they were playing.)
heatherbird
Feb. 20th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, Sparky's Flaw used to play at UVa all the time :)
rachelswardrobe
Feb. 20th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
Yup definately would love to read along 'Emma'. I've never read it, although have seen 3 versions (that's including clueless) so it would be awesome to read it with your commentary!
kellyrfineman
Feb. 20th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
Huzzah!
wordsrmylife
Feb. 20th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
Having spent most of the week off the Internetz, I missed your sad news. I can well imagine how empty your house feels, but Mojo was lucky to have such a loving home and long cat life.

I'd be interested in doing Emma in May, when I have somewhat less going on in my life, depending on what happens around BD's college graduation.

Edited at 2011-02-20 12:43 am (UTC)
kellyrfineman
Feb. 20th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Thank you, Kathy. And hooray for the upcoming Emma read!
robinellen
Feb. 20th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
I'm glad you've found some laughter, despite the heavy heart!

You know I'll enjoy Emma :)
kellyrfineman
Feb. 20th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
Hooray - another Emma lover!
fuzzyfostermom
Feb. 20th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Totally looking forward to Emma!
kellyrfineman
Feb. 20th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
Huzzah!
slatts
Feb. 20th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
BRAVO number one !
kellyrfineman
Feb. 20th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC)
Just keeping my perspective.
heatherbird
Feb. 20th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Emma is my favorite - let's do it.

So sorry to hear about Mojo :(
kellyrfineman
Feb. 20th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Consider it done! And thank you for your kind words.
lorrainemt
Feb. 20th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
Wonderful list, dear Kelly, until I came to number 6. P&P nearly done? Oh no! But I'll follow you anywhere when it comes to Jane. ;)
kellyrfineman
Feb. 20th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!!
jessica_shea
Feb. 21st, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'd love to read your take on Emma! I haven't been commenting tons, but I've been reading your daily P&P posts with interest!

I love that you have that cultural/performance goal! I'm on track with one play a month, though last month's play was my husband's show, which is a little bit cheating. ;)
kellyrfineman
Feb. 22nd, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
I'm thrilled that you're enjoying the P&P posts. (My stats are way up, so I know that people are reading, but I don't get a super lot of comments, oddly enough.)

I have TWO cultural goals - one is the theatre/performance sort (which I extend to movies as well) and the other is a museum/park/historical site sort of place. My goal is to go see the Leonardo Da Vinci workshop thing at the Franklin Institute - and I guess I have to do it either tomorrow, this weekend or Monday. Hmmm . . .
mreader
Feb. 22nd, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your cat. I've lost a few beloved pets over the years and it always hurts.

I'd be interested in an Emma read, esp as I can't recall reading it. I haven't been following the P&P much since I had just read it a few months ago.
kellyrfineman
Feb. 22nd, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Pam. I'm still quite sad about Mojo's death, but it was the right decision. Now, of course, I kinda want a kitten. Or two.

Emma is fantabulous fun - I have an audiobook recording of it, as well as having read it, and there's so much to love about it. She's quite an interesting heroine, since she's so misguided in some ways - and Mr Knightley is delicious!
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