While at Sam's Club yesterday I walked past the DVD's and, low and behold, the one I've been wanting forever was sitting there right in front of me. My plan was to first read the book, then watch this old version, then watch the new version with Kiera Knightly. Turns out I started in the middle. I'm such a sucker for Colin Firth. What can I say? The guy does it for me. I watched this all evening while working on the second sleeve of Corie. (which is almost complete) I really wish I would have been able to read the book first because I think that's always the way to go. So, yes, that was my exciting Valentine's Day.
I'm going to climb up on the soap box now so if you want to head out before I begin rambling, now would be the time. I am not usually a political person. I tend to leave that up to the people who really pay attention. I normally concern myself with less important things. And I've noticed that the few political views I do have are not the views of most knitting bloggers I've read and continue to read. I still don't understand why all knit bloggers have cats and lean to the left. It's a mystery. Maybe what is bothering me today is more of a media problem than a political problem, I don't know, but if I hear one more word about the Cheney hunting accident and how the administration hid the facts from the American people I'm going to pop a vein. Let me see, as an American citizen, what adverse effect did not hearing about an accident until hours later have on me? Um, none. If terrorists strike somewhere here I want to hear it immediately. If Dick Cheney accidentally sprays someone with buckshot, I can pretty much assure you that I'll be ok hearing it whenever anyone feels like telling me. Why has this incident sparked such political discord? How did we get so messed up as a country and so full of disunity? If the political parties need to grab on to something as inconsequential as this and spend all this time and media coverage bashing each other over the heads about it then we're in big trouble. On the early show this morning they actually had a doctor on explaining the physiological mechanics of the victim's heart attack. Are you kidding me? I'm so concerned about this country and it's collective idea of what's important.
Ok, I'm going to get down now.
Oh, one more thing.... I WOULD have a cat if my son wasn't allergic.