Saturday, October 22, 2005

Pride and Prejudice

It's a lovely day in Portland! The sun is shining, it's a beautiful 70 degrees. A fine day. I have to say on such a day, a rarity in these parts, that I would normally find an outdoor activity to bring further enjoyment to the day. However, there were already great indoor plans made for this day...

We (Emily, Jessica, Christense, and I) are about two hours into a six hour movie marathon! Six hours--one movie. Pride and Prejudice. This is the A&E mini-series that aired in 1995. Why do we invest such time in this movie? Because we are hopeless romantics and we are women!

My first introduction to P&P came from my college roommate, Rachel. Homework breaks (especially during finals) meant runs to Texaco for 64oz. sodas (the caffeine fix being necessary) and M&M's (peanut for me), popping in tape 4 or 5 (we had the VHS version then) for the two best episodes of the mini-series, and pining away after Mr. Darcy aka Colin Firth.

Now we are giving Jessica her first introduction to P&P--the appropriate christening of a college freshman. The tradition and the obsession continues...

3 comments:

Jessica Bolt said...

I made it into your blog! I'm kind of excited! I had lots of fun; thanks for having me over!

kristi w said...

It's a terrible thing that I have not partaken of the P&P epic. Glad you had a nice day in!

Katey said...

Oh my gosh! Did we all do that in college?! Mollie, Melanie and I were talking about doing that again soon on some cold dreary Saturday. Colin Firth can make any Saturday happy, and Pride and Prejudice is a classic no college girl should go 4 years without.