'It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces'

My mom and I just watched Bridget Jones's Diary in preparation for the sequel, which comes out this weekend. When the movie was over, my mom set off to clean house.

Inspired by the fact that Colin Firth/Mark Darcy/Mr Darcy is adorable and everything that is wonderful, I got out my homework and popped Pride and Prejudice into the DVD player. My mom wandered in with her dustcloth, saw the DVD menu, threw the dustcloth into the air and leapt into the recliner with a surprising agility for someone who's just had a total knee replacement.

"What, you didn't want to do anything, did you?" I said, gesturing to her dustcloth.

"Not for the next five hours, I won't!"

Another triumph for distraction!

srah - Friday, 12 November 2004 - 3:44 PM
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gravatar Jez - November 12, 2004 - 6:26 PM -

Was this the distraction of throwing rotten vegetables at the screen every time the ugly features of Mr. Firth came on screen?

gravatar srah - November 12, 2004 - 6:34 PM -

No! At sighing and making declarations of love!

gravatar Jez - November 12, 2004 - 6:44 PM -

Love for the penguins that were ripping him limb from limb? *heart*

gravatar alfie - November 12, 2004 - 6:44 PM -

I love my mommy. Why do I keep leaving my lovely five hour P&P at home?

gravatar srah - November 12, 2004 - 6:47 PM -

So that we may bask in the glow of Colin Firth's beauty?

gravatar Jez - November 12, 2004 - 6:59 PM -

Everyone must be blowing chunks, taking technicolor yawns and generally feeling quite green after seeing the revolting Mr. Firth fluff his lines in one of the B-movies they allow him to "star" in.

gravatar srah - November 12, 2004 - 7:24 PM -

Nope. Looking at him with great admiration.

gravatar alfie - November 13, 2004 - 3:26 AM -

Ah, the hotness.

gravatar Patricia - November 14, 2004 - 3:17 PM -

I *heart* Colin Firth. He's probably the only reason I'm going to bother watching Bridget Jone's Diary. He's ever so dreamy.

gravatar jday - November 15, 2004 - 2:07 PM -

P&P- a cinematic masterpiece. Possibly one of the best fils ever. And Colin Firth- I drool at the sound of his name....

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