“So Amanda stays with Darcy and Elizabeth stays in the modern world? Why does she want to do that?”
“Birth control, indoor plumbing, and women’s rights?”
– J. and C.
Whether against his will or not, J. is slowly getting dragged into my PBS obsession, and it’s been fun to watch.
For someone who dislikes Jane Austen pretty strongly, he liked Lost In Austen quite a bit (granted, we both loved Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). He laughed just as loud as me when the main character asked Mr. Darcy to take a dip in his pond so she could enjoy a Colin Firth-esque “post-modernist moment.” He found the fact that Caroline Bingley was a lesbian hilarious, liked that Wickham was a good guy after all, and that Jane and Charles run off to America together. One Sunday night he called back to where I was in the office and reminded me that Masterpiece was on in a half hour and asked if there would be another LIA installment.
And when Dorcas Lane (of Lark Rise to Candleford fame) stated she doesn’t like to judge people, to the face of the man she’s refused to marry for having a scandalous, mistress-mongering past, and said man snaps back, “You’ve never had a problem with sitting in judgement before. Good-day,” … it was incredibly satisfying to hear my red-blooded, football/basketball loving, hamburger devouring, man’s man, all-American husband cry, “Oh no he didn’t! Burn!”
I’m sure he’d like me to reciprocate by learning to love basketball and Sports Center, but I’m not quite there yet. I’ll work on it.