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A Coffee and Some Odds and Ends Friday

A Coffee and Some Odds and Ends Friday

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It's a list-y kind of a day (at least in my mind), so without further ado:

  1. If you are a fan of Jane Austen's writings, and you enjoyed Pride and Prejudice in particular, then you'll want to check out the You Tube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. In a nutshell, it's a modern adaptation of the story of the Bennet sisters told in a vlog format, and it is wonderfully done. It's well worth a marathon session to get caught up (video #80 was released yesterday.)
  2. Speaking of modern adaptations of classic stories, I had been getting into the TV series Elementary. But since watching more than snippets of the final episode from season two of the BBC's Sherlock (I had been holding off so as to make the wait for season 3 seem shorter), it's now languishing on my PVR. Maybe I'll pick up Elementary again. Or re-watch both seasons of Sherlock again . . . Because Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are fantastic in the iconic roles of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.
  3. Speaking of Sherlock, if you have kept up with the series you may be wondering what life is looking like for Sherlock, John, et al. post season 2. There is a wonderful fan fiction story -- The Deaf and the Blind and the Color Red -- that puts forth an engaging scenario which stays true to the Holmes canon and the world of Sherlock. Plus it puts one of my favourite non-canon characters -- pathologist Molly Hooper -- front and center. And she's brilliant.
  4. I don't know about you, but there are times when I think either a.) someone else's priorities are much better than mine, or b.) everyone should prioritize their lives in the same manner that I do. Then I read some sage advice from someone like Andi Cumbo, and my perspective is properly shifted.
  5. I enjoy the movies put out by Pixar, and the Toy Story franchise is a particular favourite. But I have never watched a Pixar film or short and thought, "Hey! I should grab some buddies and make a live-action version of this film!" But there are two guys who did just that with the first Toy Story movie and it's on You Tube. I've only had time to watch about 5-10 minutes, but . . . wow. Just, wow.
  6. My friend Julie Shreve had a post I needed to read this week at her blog Run With the Big Girls. Too often I want things to get easier, when what I need is to to grow stronger.

I hope you find some new things to enjoy! Have a great weekend. :-)

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