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Remember me?

No, really, do you remember me? I’m the future soccer mom who still wants to be a writer.

The last couple of month I’ve been MIA. What happens is that life is actually a haiku. I’ve learned that when a series of sudden deaths plagued my relatives.

It’s not been easy coping with all the pain death causes, especially if there’s been several of them.

Color picture of an old typewriter

Bodie Typewriter by Jon Sullivan

Now that I’m back on track, I’m back into writing.

Last year I wanted to write a short story. Now I’m full into the poetic drive. I usually write poems in Spanish, but I’m writing and that’s what really matter.

The short story must wait; now poetry rules.

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On The Jane Austen Book Club

Finally I manage to watch The Jane Austen Book Club. It was the most difficult movie to watch. Along with my separation anxiety from my little girl I had to deal with another separation anxiety from my parents going back home. Somehow I was able to barely survive.

But now lets talk about the movie. First of all I need to make clear that I have not read the book that inspired this movie. So I have no way to compare both version. Second, that it was nice to change from all the period films to a more contemporary setting.

The Jane Austen Book Club (film)

The Jane Austen Book Club (film)
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Jane Austen Book Club is not a great movie, but it’s cute. There are six characters, one each represent an Austen heroine, that includes Grigg, the only guy, who’s a modern-day Catherine Morland. I liked the fact that each one of the club members is unique in her or his own way similar to the Austen model without being a blatant copycat.

What I really didn’t like was the Daniel/Sylvia situation. He divorces her in a climacteric whim, leaving her for another and when he’s back and contrite, Sylvia just accepts him back. She didn’t even try to redo her life in the meantime. Why oh why perpetuate that kind of subservient conduct for women? Well, maybe the lesbian kid and the older woman/young man topics were more than the screenwriters and director could handle.

Besides that, I think this is an entertaining movie, especially if you’re looking for something you can pretty much guess from the beginning. As a writer, I’m sure I want people to enjoy my writing, but I’m not sure I want them to guess the outcome from the start.

By the way, the annoying Prudie turned out to be my favorite character. I think she’s the one that changes the most throughout the movie.

Somebody reading a book with a Jane Austen portrait in it using a magnifier.

A jeanite reading for a book club

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Darling…

Punk retro wear flowers on a purple background

Darling, I just figured out I have not updated this since they let me out!… You would not believe how tidy my house now is. I prostrate myself in sorrow and beg thy forgiveness.

I am hopped up on caffeine with responding to fanmail, selling my soul to Google, and just generally being a doormat to the secret service. My day seems to involve the authorities from 3am to whenever. I am not complaining though. I wish you could be here to share it.

I will try to remember I promised you I will make more of an effort to blog more often until the nice men in the white coats come back. Honestly! Don’t hold your breath though, you’re likely to turn blue.

(I was surfing around and found The Lazy Bloggers Post Generator.  It was so much fun not having to think what to write for a moment.)

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