Back in February, in my very first Friday Four, I highlighted a new web series called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. That series finished up several months ago and the same team is now producing a new version of Jane Austen's Emma called Emma Approved (check out the youtube videos and website). I'll admit it's taken me a little longer to warm up to this one - Emma is my least favorite of Ms. Austen's works, the titular character just gets on my nerves! - but it's growing on me. There are only twelve short episodes so far. Take a look and let me know what you think!
I miss Calvin & Hobbes.
Forget that whole sleep-while-the-baby-sleeps thing, what this mother has done while her adorable baby slept is amazing! I'm not remotely creative in this way, but I can truly appreciate her genius. The trapeze artist and Tarzan swinging on a vine are my favorites.
I'm 35 and, as ridiculous as it sounds, I sometimes worry that life has passed me by, that I haven't done enough with my time and talents. And then I read about Phyllis Sues, who started a fashion label at the age of 50, learned French and Italian in her 70s, and took up yoga at 85. Or Sister Madonna Buder who holds the record for the oldest woman to ever complete an Ironman competition last year at age 82 - and she didn't even start running until she was 48. Maybe life isn't over quite yet...
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