thoughts on "Emma"

With a bad, defeated mood fog having descended yesterday, I turn this morning to the power of the word "Emma." It means three things to me, all of which make me happy: the book by Jane Austen, the character of Mrs. Peel from the Avengers, and the new album from the singer formerly known as Baby Spice. The first reminds me of the importance of being clever but humble, involved but thoughtful, as well as the joy of romping around in empire-waist dresses in beautiful English country homes with well-spoken, twitterpated men. The second, of being whip-smart and brave, of busting heads and taking names, both literally and figuratively. The third, of being silly and light-hearted with a pleasing, out-of-the-blue bossa nova sound, and getting to make sparkly, spunky videos that deftly hide your inability to dance.

Really, isn't that what we all need?

I rambled about other stuff too. Wanna see?

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projects, friends, etc.

  • I love Bollywood so much that I made a separate blog for it.
  • remember when I went to Australia?
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: literature
  • when you take grad school too much to heart re: travels
  • The Trophy Wife
  • rock and roll lifestyle
  • Why God Why
  • Technically not a friend, as not a human, but still a place I love very much, so it counts: Massey College
  • credits

  • Blog design is based largely on Not That Ugly with some ideas from Firdamatic with some additional tweaking
  • Flickr rocks! Really.
  • Hurrah for Blogger
  • And for folks trying to library-ize blogs: Blogwise and Blogarama
  • Sorry this looks like poo in Firefox. I've no idea why.