Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sunday mash-up

Today I stayed home instead of going to church. I have a slight cold that I've been fighting since Thursday, but I rarely get sick, so this is really dragging me down.

I've also pretty much ditched doing homework this weekend as I'm feeling so out of it, yet I managed to do laundry, wash dishes, and do my weekly balancing of books. I also hung out with my couples group last night where we ate way too many nachos and discussed charitable giving (the topic for the evening).

Later today will be a trip to the new downtown Costco so my mum can get her snow tires on her car. Irony is that I really don't think we're going to get any more snow. Typically, snow comes (if it comes) in the first part of January. The last snow dump we had a few days ago have all but disappeared, to be replaced by rain and warmer temperatures. However, I have a strange premonition that I will eat my words at some point, we've had such wacky weather so far.

The not doing homework thing over a weekend is not good for me as it ends up putting me further back behind schedule. But that's a rant for another day.

For those who are in the US and Canada, the 2006 BBC version of Jane Eyre is finally airing on PBS tonight! Yay! Okay, I know I've seen it already (thanks to the internet and evil, illegal downloading), but I'm still excited, can't wait to actually watch the thing on a 50" TV instead of bent over my work laptop.

Pictured above is Toby Stephens (my current Brit actor crush) as Mr. Rochester, best known for playing Gustav Graves in the Bond flick, Die Another Day, and Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre. Miss Wilson is a relative newbie, but the two are amazing on the screen. I quite enjoyed this adaptation, the actors did a terrific job, and the visuals are quite stunning. One word of warning for those who are book purists, the adaptation does stray a little away from the book, especially in Part 3, which airs next week. But take it for what it is: an adaptation (and not a literal translation of the book).

Okay, I hear hubby just come back from the grocery store and he bought me drugs! Yay!


Anonymous said...

ooh, i watched the first part of JE tonight... loved it! of course, it's been so long since i've read the book, my memory's a little fuzzy as to the details... so if it's straying, i'm not minding at all...

Irene said...

Argh! I missed it! Thank goodness for the PVR! I walked around Costco in a drug-induced haze thinking it was at 8pm, but it was on at 6pm!

Maybe I'll watch it before they air the 2nd half next week =P

La Nouvelle Heloise said...

I saw this wonderful adaptation when it aired in the UK and am still not over it, largely because of Stephens (suffering same crush here too) and his onscreen chemistry with Wilson.