Tag: Downton Abbey

Hey, buddy. Your hair looks nice.

So sometimes, when I am less awesome about being a daily blogger (unlike some readers of this blog, who post every day like responsible writer types, look at her great post about being on a treadmill, I know the feeling!), I have a conversation in my head that goes a bit like this:

(My sing-song would involve bringing me like, foie gras or an ice cream sundae or something, because ham has just never done it for me y’all, and it is not because I am Jewish.  Treif is delicious, just not ham).

So we all have our, you know, normal selves.  And then we have our performer/singer/writer selves.  And sometimes the writer self is all: “Bitch, write more blogs please.”  But then the normal self is all: “But my life is pretty dull right now.  My job is good, and I go to the gym five or six times a week, and I play with my cats and I read a lot of epic fantasy, and this is all well and good but it doesn’t really make for riveting blogging so I’ll just rewatch that Downton Abbey episode where the Turkish diplomat dies while having sex with Lady Mary,” and as you can imagine this conversation isn’t really useful in terms of me actually writing.  So I guess I just need to punch my normal self in the face and, you know, write like a motherfucker.

Anyways, this is what I’ve been doing with my quiet, uneventful life as of late.

I’m totally caught up on Downton Abbey, which is so awesome guys, although Season 2 thus far has a lot of World War I in it, and a lot of war hospitals, and that makes me a little squeamish.  But still, early-version curling irons, and elbow-length gloves, and Dowager Countess hats!

I’m eating a ton of lentils lately.  This is because I am poor and have to pay off some credit card debt from funemployment and lentils are cheap and also because lentils are good for you and easy to make!  Also, easy to take for lunch–I like easy lunches.  Even the non-lentil centric meal I made this Saturday (the Moroccan-Style Lentil and Chickpea Soup with Lamb and Roasted Tomatoes from Bon Appetit’s Food Lover’s Cleanse) was chock full of lentils guys.  I guess it is a thing.

So yes, my hair looks nice, my writer self will overcome my normal self (hopefully), and lentils are delicious.  I hope y’all are having a lovely Tuesday.

I’m watching Downton Abbey Now

I’m watching Downton Abbey now, which is basically the bestest and most British-ist thing to happen to television since the Jeremy Irons version of Brideshead Revisisted (which I haven’t seen, isn’t that terrible?  I should probably fix that).  So yes, Downtown Abbey is pretty great, and you should watch it.  The whole first season is on Netflix Instant, and it is only seven episodes.  I’m three in, they’re pretty dense, and listening extra-hard to the British accents can be exhausting so I watch in small doses.  Anyways, it is SHORT and AVAILABLE so you have no excuse not to watch it.  The second season has just started on PBS, so through the wonder of DVR (or reruns) you can totally watch all seven episodes of season one during this upcoming three day weekend and then catch up on the first episode of Season 2 and then be all set!  That’s my plan, anyways, because I have such a hopping and active social life.

I won’t say much more about Downtown Abbey except that the lines “One swallow does not make a summer” and “What is a week end?” have been uttered, the latter by the AMAZING Maggie Smith.  Also, THIS RIDING COAT GUYS:

Wow guys, look at that riding coat.  Look at the skirt on that riding coat. I loathe horses (remind me to tell you about my one horseback riding experience one day, it basically encapsulates all that is problematic in my daily life), but I think equestrian fashion is amazing.  AND THAT COAT.  I want to wear it, I want to wear it and be an equestrian British Goth chick because that coat is amazing and beautiful and probably swings really nicely when you walk.  I would get on a horse again, just to wear that coat.

Okay, maybe not the horse part, but, you know, WANT.