Well, I’m glad that yesterday’s post didn’t completely offend anyone. And those of you who pointed out that beauty doesn’t necessarily equal power are right; beauty does tend to equal low self esteem, and who’s to say what’s beautiful anyway?
I guess the point I was trying to make is that anyone in a position of power—be it good looks, a successful career, a great sense of humor, etc.—ought to set the bar high for the benefit of those who might be unable or unwilling to do so themselves.
Now, moving on to new business…
Well, it’s not really new business. It’s just further justification (a Jane Austen justification, actually) of my continued dalliance with Date #7 because frankly, I’m starting to question my own sanity.
Edward Ferrars was seeing someone else when he first met Elinor Dashwood. In fact, he was engaged to someone else, and yet he still spent his entire stay at Norland inadvertently puttin’ the moves on.
I know this not because I’ve read Sense and Sensibility but because I’ve seen the film about a thousand times and, having spent the majority of my teen years watching Hugh Grant profess his love to Emma Thompson, I’ve come to consider Hugh Grant the quintessential English gentleman. (Second only to Colin Firth.)
Everyone knows that Grant’s actually quite the prick in the real life—and, perhaps more importantly, that Edward Ferrars is a figment of the imagination— but all the same, it hardly seems fair to condemn Date #7 for having met someone else before he met me.
It’s not his fault.
(And with reasoning this sound, I should probably give up on writing and head to the Supreme Court instead.)
Speaking of the Supreme Court, I’m not going to be thinking about Date #7 today because as soon as I finish my morning classes, I’m headed down to DC for a vigil to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.
And here I’d usually say something pithy (or at least witty) to wrap up today’s post but I need to leave for work in 17 minutes and still haven’t packed my overnight bag for D.C. So that’s all for now, folks. Happy almost-Friday!
- Sense and Sensibility: Colonel Brandon’s Diary (austensmansfield.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: The Annotated Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Edited and Annotated by David M. Shapard (blogcritics.org)
- Hugh Grant: ‘I warned Osborne that it was a mistake hiring Andy Coulson’ (guardian.co.uk)