Thursday, August 30, 2012

openminded to oddness

It is a truth universally acknowledged that dancing is fun. (Okay, maybe it's not universal... but it should be! Just think of how much happier the world would be!) Another universally acknowledged truth is (or again, should be) that dressing up makes everything better. It logically follows that, when you dress up to go out dancing, it's one of the most enjoyable activities possible to girlkind... and in this case, logic did not disappoint. What was I doing, you may ask?

Why, Jane Austen dancing, of course!



Have you ever watched Pride and Prejudice? If not (and shame on you, go watch it now!) here's a quick clip to show you what I mean.



Yes, I can actually dance that. Be impressed -wink- The other night, there was actually a ball near us! Well, more precisely a reenactment- and the only reason that part is important is because reenactment= volunteers= cute boys... in Regency outfits. (Score!)



Let's just say... it was a lot of fun.

However, our merriment caused some of the other dancers to become alarmed- and not only because we were so confused that we kept messing them up... tripping over poles and each others' feet... dancing the wrong dance entirely... etc! By virtue of being the youngest regular dancer, I've become something of a pet to the others. (Case in point: both my dress and the hat I sometimes wear- which can be seen here- were handmade gifts from two of the other lovely members.) The shockingly forward behavior (in Jane Austen terms) we were exhibiting (read: shameless flirtation) led one of the other dancers to whisper in my ear: "Remember, Wickham was a redcoat!"

Now, at this point, you will either start laughing (or at the very least give me a smile, come on!) or stare at the screen thinking... what? To the second reaction, I have only to say again: read Pride and Prejudice! Or watch the movie! (You know you want to stare at a young Colin Firth.) 

Really, though, all you need to know is that Wickham was a Bad Man- not someone you'd trust farther than you could curtsey. (Does that even make sense? I don't believe so, but oh well.) Never fear, dearest readers. I was in no danger of losing my heart. (Only my shoes, since I stepped on my own toes so many times.) 

Moral of the story: dancing is fun and Pride and Prejudice is wonderful, kthanksbye. 

Jenny Matlock

And if this post doesn't count for my PDA prompt of 'something weird that I own'... I don't know what does.  (We're in the home stretch now! The full list can be found here!) What's your secret oddity? Are you a Jane Austen obsessionist too?

32 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun! I love Jane Austin too! What awesome outfits! :D

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    1. aww, thanks! i definitely enjoyed it :) and yay for jane austen!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I adore Jane Austen. I love the idea of this - how fun!
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    1. ah yes- my fellow northanger abbey fan ;) it was very cool!

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  3. That looks like so much fun! I'd love to dress up and dance in that style. I go swing dancing pretty frequently, but that's all the regular dancing I get to do.

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    1. aww, that sounds cool too! i wish i could go dancing more regularily.

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  4. Love the title of your post, and I can just imagine all the curtsying and reel-dancing you must have done that night. I might have to go and watch "Pride" again.

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    1. thanks ;) and yes, that's for sure! as for watching P&P... always a good idea :)

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  5. I just loved the reference to P & P book in You've Got Mail! Cool post!

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    1. ooh, i haven't seen that- will have to check it out!

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  6. Love it! Dancing is so much fun, and even better in a long gown with a cute partner!

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  7. argh that sounds so fun!!! we should have one here!!!

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    1. you totally should! who knows, there might be one in your area..?

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  8. UMMM omg!!! This looks like such a blast!!! I love it.

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    1. haha, thanks! that's certainly what i thought ;)

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  9. hehe, love me a bit of Mr Darcy!!
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  10. LOL at the 'Young Colin Firth' comment - too true my dear.
    Such elegant and graceful dancing (and beautiful dresses)! *wafts away into Pride and Prejudice land*...
    It sounds like you had a wonderful time :)

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    1. haha, glad to know i'm not the only one ;) and thank you! pride and prejudice land sounds like a wonderful place ;)

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  11. Wow it looks like you had such a fun time! :D Birds can dance pretty well you know :) Why haven't I read Jane Austen? I really don't know... :D

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    1. i can imagine- wings must make you more graceful than us poor humans ;)

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  12. Pride & Prejudice is one of those movies I own that gets watched over and over and over. =) You look awesome! Is that a hair feather? Pretty epic - haha. And two escorts. How saucy. =D

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    1. oh, same :) thank you! and yes- but it fell off several times -_- silly headband!

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  13. Wow!

    How fun!

    I love your style Zia! You look gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing this outstanding fun with us for the letter 'O'.

    A+

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    1. thank you :D glad you liked the post!

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