Posts tagged: Jane Austen

Austen Fest 2018

By , February 4, 2018

Rumor has it there’s a pretty important football game today. Instead of watching that, we held Austen Fest.

We held our first Austen Fest in 2010, for reasons I explained on the blog (see An Alternative to the Superbowl—Austen Fest). Nothing has changed our attitude toward the Superbowl in ensuing years.

But this year, we’re upping our game, if you will. Aly has invited our friend, Regi, to attend. We watched the group’s favorite Jane Austen movies, which, coincidentally and conveniently, we own: Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice.

In addition to our usual snacks, we made British food (sushi’s British, right? Okay, so we’re not too strict on the theme . . .but, we also made scones). Aly made a large pot of tea, (I’m sticking to coffee, thanks) and we even got appropriate tattoos!

Temporary tattoos, anyway. Regi gifted Aly a set of Pride and Prejudice temporary tattoos. Why not? What better opportunity to use such a thing?

The girls show off their Austen Temp Tatts (SO tough! So literary!) (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

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An Alternative to the Superbowl – Austen Fest

By , February 8, 2010

Try as I might, I’ve never been able to muster proper enthusiasm for American football. It’s not my fault—I grew up in Southeast Alaska, where the only true indicator of a young man’s character and quality is, of course, basketball. This became particularly problematic when I went to college at an NCAA championship school, but I survived that experience without gaining any new appreciation for the game.

Nevertheless, I can’t resist the Superbowl. Continue reading 'An Alternative to the Superbowl – Austen Fest'»

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