6.27.2008

Out of the Loop


So, (as you can guess) growing up with 6 brothers, on a farm, in the middle of the desert, I was quite the atypical girl. In my elementary years I hated wearing anything with ruffles or lace (which broke my poor mother's heart). In my teen years, I watched football and went to wrestling tournaments. I learned how to box and cleaned pig-pens. I swam in ditches and took woodshop class.

It wasn't until college that I realized how different I was, living with six girls from both Utah and Idaho. Semester after semester I would have to explain to a new set of roomates, "No, I have never seen Singing in the Rain." "Nope, not Anne of Green Gables, or what? Who is My Fair Lady?" I have never seen The Sound of Music or West Side Story (I'm actually having to Google "classic musicals" to come up with the titles right now. That's how clueless I am.)

I admit that I still have no desire to watch these shows, but I do feel that I need to read a few of the classic girl books like Pride and Prejudice, which I picked up at the library this morning. I'm not sure how much I'll enjoy it, but I'm up for a love story and I needed a new book. Everyone I know that has read it loves it.

It is a love story, right?

13 comments:

Garrison Propaganda said...

mmmmm i hated living with too many girls. thats why i kept my max at only 3 others. but, you do get to learn a lot about others.

pride and prejudice. a great book. yes a romance, but not a sappy one which makes women weaklings salivating for marriage. well, at least not the main character. wonderfully written. i always laugh out loud when i read it. the first time i read it was the summer before i got married. i also read the diary of bridget jones about the same time. (which i found hilarious and highly recommend).

Lewieville said...

I have no idea if its a romance, I've never read it either. Let me know if you like it! When do you get time to read anyway?

Jason and Courtney said...

Ok-a few things. I never read that book until I got in college-all of my roommates were obsessed so I read it and it rocks. Also......if you are having a hard time getting through it, rent the movie (the newest one). It is excellent.

Ok, second, really funny story actually. You know how you were up in Utah last week? Well my cousin is Eric's little sister's roommate at BYU (Kelsy is her name). She recognized you guys from your pics on your blog because I put your blog on mine and she went to it and saw the pics of you and the family. SO RANDOM! By the way, her and my little sister think your kids are the cutest ever (so do I). I think she didn't want to say anything when she met you because she didn't want to sound like a stalker! HAHA! Crazy!

SBAM said...

Love Jane Austen...We Hawkins girls always liked the stories about 5 sisters. Amen to the comment about watching the movie. It helps understand the book the first time through. The language can get you lost sometimes. The movie gets you into the language. (Cedie LLLLOOOOVVVEEESSSS the newest Pride and Prejudice!) Oh, and another good one is Becoming Jane...it's based on Jane Austen's real life and helps you understand where her stories came from. Wow, long comment. Sorry!

Lori said...

I became a P & P fan this year when we read if for our book club. And... I think your upbringing made you better. Swimming in ditches is so much better than the classics. :)

ScottandKarenHyde said...

I think that you will love It. It is one of my favorites. I read the book in high school, not by choice, it was an assignment and I ended up living it. I just watch the new movie that was made a couple of years ago. I definitely recommend seeing that after you have read the book. The scenery is so beautiful. I also loved Les Miserables, another great classic. Let me know what you think.

Marlisle said...

Let me know when you want to watch the movie. We'll have a girls night.

Marielle

AHEM said...

I have read the first 8 chapters and so far I'm really liking it. It's sounding familiar though. Maybe I have seen the movie. If I have it was long ago and old.

Kiersten Matt Ezra Eliza said...

I'm pretty sure I had to read it in high school, and then I think we watched the movie- I can't remember though because I've read it on my own as well, and seen the movie at least a dozen times. The most recent movie is fantastic, so is the 6 hour version, some time when you have the time to devote to it! hehe Anyway, I'm glad you're enjoying it so far, I think I might try reading something other than children's books soon- although they are rather entertaining as well!

Rachel said...

most likely you've seen the movie. Short-cut to girly-dom: watch "dirty dancing" and "princess bride." that should pretty much cover you. love them both. i own dirty dancing, i know, shocking.

Other than that, the only "girly" books I've read have been things like "hes just not that into you" and "are men necessary."

Jenni said...

How are you enjoying it?

One of my all time favorites - if not THE favorite...and that's because it is terribly funny - not just because it is a great romance.

Hope you enjoy it! The movie (but ONLY the BBC 6 hour version) is awesome. Skip Kierra Knightly. But, hey...that's just my opinion.

Young Family said...

Hey I returned all of my bottles and bought BPA free bottles today. You inspired me :)

sheena said...

THANK you for sharing!! I've kept this my deep dark secret....I have never seen a classic movie or read a classic book (ok we HAD to read Jane Eyre in HS....I skipped every other page).

I have never seen Gone with the Wind....is that bad?

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