So if you have been on the internet recently, you may have seen that the house the inspired Jane Austen to write the character of Mister Darcy is for sale. For a mere 8 million GBP. No big deal.
Hubbie is a huge Pride and Prejudice fan. He’s gotten me to at least watch the movies. The book drives me slightly mad, and I have never managed to finish it. (Dialogue attribution is important, kiddies.) But we have a couple of P&P callouts in our life, and we both love Mister Darcy.
So after a brief conversation about how the pound is doing in comparison to the dollar (and me having the whole thing backwards), this ensued:
me: Damn. I thought we could get a steal on Mr. Darcy’s house. 🙂
Jeremy: “It might only cost six million!”
me: We will have to pay in 8 million pounds of kitten floof, then.
Jeremy: That is well within our budget.
me: P-cat alone has a gross national output of, I dunno, a billion?
Jeremy: Seems legit.
And all because I told one of the other cats this morning that I needed him to find me 8 million pounds, to which Hubbie, in that cat’s voice, said “8 million pounds of what?”
(And yes, all of our cats have voices. That we use when we are pretending that they are responding to things that we say to them. Doesn’t everyone do that? 🙂 )
End of the work week wisdom time!
“And sometimes they can ride bears and snow leopards and fight the Joker. With guest appearances by Batman.”
–me, talking about my Captain Malcolm Reynolds and Lil’ Wil Wheaton plushies
Jeremy decided that I needed the Captain Malcolm Reynolds plushie, to go with the Lil’ Wil Wheaton plushie that I already had. And then I decided that they should have adventures together. So voila! The Adventures of Captain Tight Pants and Lil Wil.
“Shutters are meant to be OPENED!”
–Jet, Cowboy Bebop
So yeah, after long last, Jeremy has finally gotten me to sit down and start watching Cowboy Bebop. Of course, as we’re watching it, I ask “there are more characters than just these two guys, right?” Which he confirmed. And then I said “they’re already in the opening credits. One of them is named Edward, right?” Which he also confirmed. This is me, picking up stuff about shows through osmosis. 🙂
“If I had been poisoned and she had the antidote, I’d just make peace with it.”
No context. But it’s true. 🙂
The first End of the Work Week Wisdom idea I have has been smushed by tiredness and an inability to remember what the conversation actually was. It involved time travel, and our lack of mastery of it. I really need to write these things down when I come up with them.
Instead, how about this:
“Wednesday has been cancelled, due to a scheduling error.”
–Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 2
And yeah, if you’re not already familiar with Welcome to Night Vale, I recommend you check it out. It’s like NPR meets the Twilight Zone, with a large helping of H. P. Lovecraft on the side. I love it so much that I’ve already run one game related to it, and have two more coming up at Ambercon US. 🙂 It’s amazing, and it will change your life, and don’t listen to it in the dark. That pretty much covers it.
This week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve got a LONG End of the Work Week Wisdom. But it’s one of my favorites.
“You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves… You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and… What I’m trying to say is… I think I love you. I never imagined I’d know it for myself. My heart… It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it’s trying to escape because it doesn’t belong to me anymore. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange – no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.”
– Neil Gaiman, Stardust (the movie version)
That’s right, it’s back, after a two year absence… 🙂
“There is a Duck with a sign that says ‘Offensive Coaches.’ Which means something different depending on how you pronounce the first word.”
–From my recap of the Seahawks Superbowl Parade
I am not a football fan in the slightest, but when the Superbowl Parade is going past your office, sometimes it’s fun to peek out the window now and then and send your husband snarky commentary over chat. The above was my favorite bit.