Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

It was a very adult Christmas for Duncan and me.  We drove around town looking for somewhere to go out to dinner and discovered a fantastic new Thai restaurant, the Chedi Thai Bistro, where a shlumpy old school Thai restaurant had formerly been.  The dogs got two major off-leash walks, wearing their Christmas red and white jingle bell collars, of course.  Today they are tired pups!

Naturally we were very lazy, hanging around to watch TV and read.  We watched the Mythbusters Marathon on the Discovery Channel.  The Bull in the China Shop episode was the best!  We also watched the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice.  As a connoiseur of Jane Austen adaptations, I rate that one at least an 8 of 10.  I like the cast of this version a lot.  Keira is a very fine Elizabeth; Judy Dench is an absolutely terrifying Lady Catherine De Bourgh, the best ever; Donald Sutherland is perfect as the feckless father; Brenda Blethyn is an ideal Mrs. Bennet.  Matthew McFayden did grow on me as Mr. Darcy, but for me Mr. Darcy will always be Colin Firth.

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