Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cranford's Elegant Economy

Becca was here to welcome Meggar home from her travels. They made copy-cat Chipotle burritos and then we all watched "Cranford." We love this BBC series because it's so witty--poking fun at an old-fashioned English village before the railroad days. Two bits that I especially enjoy are
*the hyperbole phrase of the older sister when she retires to her room because she has a "headache of phenomenal proportion," and
*the "practice of elegant economy" which in their case is burning two candles alternately in the evenings to make them appear to be the same length. For me, it is taking only half a piece of gum at a time.

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