Sunday, December 21, 2008

surely you must know...

when i lived in madrid i worked as an english teacher. i made very little money, just enough to pay the rent and utilities and have dinner and wine with friends, almost always. at the time, a glass of wine was about 2 euros and a nice dinner could be had for 10 euros. i lived like a queen... good wine and friends!

as i did not spend much then, i still don't, out of habit not stinginess. it's just that i learned that the sweet life does not have to cost much. well, yesterday, and in the spirit of american christmas commercialism i went on a little shopping spree. of the many goodies, i bought my very own copy of pride and prejudice. this way the librarian can stop looking at me crosseyed when she sees me checking it out... again! there is a line when elizabeth is overwhelmed by what darcy has done, and he looks at her in all hope and says... sure you must know! i am left breathless... i can't get enough of those words...

then i bought outliers by an author that is new to my book collection, malcolm gladwell...

the first time i saw this dude i found him incredibly interesting and funny looking. this past friday i saw him again on charlie rose and i think i am in love. if i were a guy i think i might want to be him. his job is to write about interesting (at least to me) stuff, formulate it simply, and then put out a bestseller. somehow it all seems so romantic, sitting and thinking and meeting with most interesting friends and having deeply interesting conversations over dinner and wine and then sharing it with those who might be interested. i love this idea and i think it says something very much about me... i'm soooo attracted to intelligence and romance...

have a happy christmas week! and i hope you get to indulge in all that pleases you... if you happen to pop in, share what that might look like... share your gifts and goodies...

5 comments:

Julianne said...

I have been interested in reading this book. Let us know what you think about it. Sounds fascinating.

La Belette Rouge said...

I have a mad crush on Charlie Rose so maybe we could do a double date.;-) I have read all of Malcolm's books and have really enjoyed. He is a smarty.

Happy Christmas week to you!!
xoxo

P said...

That is such a wonderful moment from one of my favorite books.

I have been resisting Malcolm Gladwell but maybe I should reconsider!

Mary-Laure said...

Thanks for the pic from Pride and Prejudice, a funny and extraordinary masterpiece... Love Keira Kneightly as Liz.

nurii said...

My dear T. Enjoy the new year. Luck and love and sweet words for you. n.