Tuesday, April 18, 2006


My DH, in return for decimating my flowerbed ordered Pride and Prejudice from PPV. He knew how excited I was about watching it, though I said I still expected to love the BBC version more.

"Why?" he asked.
"Because Elizabeth Bennett was supposed to be plain," I explained.
"Well she (Keira Knightly) looks quite plain in this," he said, squinting at me, obviously about to fall asleep. "Not as pretty as she was in Bend it like Beckham."

So I'm flabbergasted. This man calls me beautiful nearly everyday of my life--it was kind of a Seinfeld moment when the ugly baby gets called breathtaking, but in a GOOD way :)


  1. This one is on my queue to watch. Keira is an interesting kind of actress, who in my mind is not beautiful, at least not by hollywood standards. I like her though.

    I read your last post about Campbell. I read him and Vogler, and the subject is fascinating. You are thinking along the right lines when you modify your story to incorporate those elements, because each time you do you connect with the reader on a subconscious level.
    Also, you seem to be thinking about using the ideas abstractly, and that is good too. A sudden twist should certainly be emotional.

  2. LOL, Toni. That's when I realize I must be one of heck of a hag, when hubby thinks I'm pretty and Cindy Crawford is homely!

  3. Thanks Scott. You know where I'm coming from. And men definitely think differently to women on the beauty aspect.

    Peggy--LOL. Isn't that great?!

  4. Your DH has a way of putting his foot in his mouth without even knowing he's done it! LOL

  5. There's some truth to that adage "Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder." And of course, my Gramy always said, "Pretty is as pretty does." I believe them both.

    Was the movie good, Toni? I'm dying to see it too!

  6. I've been resisting the movie for the exact same reason - I really enjoyed the television version.

    And beauty comes from within.

  7. The movie was good. Mr Darcy was excellent though he's almost a secondary character--we really don't get to know him hardly at all in the movie. And Lydia is also underplayed compared to the TV version.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! You're right :)

    Susan--he always knows he's done it--eventually!!

    The next morning he kept giving me kisses and calling me Mrs Anderson--very romantic :)

  8. I've never seen the TV version which might be a good thing. Bebo and I loved this movie - absolutely loved it.

    I'm not getting into the looks thing ... :)

    This is my last sweep through before the computer goes off - no Spider Solitaire!

  9. We rented this last weekend, but I only got to watch the first ten minutes as hubby was not in the mood for a "chick flick." :-( Maybe I shall rent it just for MYSELF this weekend!!!

  10. I got this from the library and then didn't get to watch it. NOW I really want to, guess I'll be making a trip back to the library today LOL

    Sounds like something my DH would say....half the time I don't think he thinks before talking LOL

  11. I LOVED this version. I think I blogged about it a while back. I'll be purchasing the DVD. Glad you enjoyed it.

  12. My DH loves Keira. He'll watch a dog food commercial if she's in it. I'm not sure if he will sit and watch P&P with me. I know, I'll tell him she does a topless scene. Yes, I'm willing to stoop that low. Remember the movie version of "Little Women" with Susan Sarandon and Winona Ryder? Guess how I got him to take me to see it?

  13. Rene--I do the same with my hubby--Sirens. Naked Elle Macpherson :)