Skip to content

Open Mic Wednesday 2/8/12

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It’s Open Mic Wednesday. What’s on your mind?

53 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, February 7, 2012 10:11 pm

    Downton Abbey
    So, was he Patrick Crawley or Peter Gordon?

    Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:52 am

      Peter Gordon

      Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:43 am

      I go back and forth on this…

      Like

      • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:00 pm

        Me too. And I wonder WHERE Kilwillie (I mean Julian Fellowes) is going with it. He’ll always be Kilwillie to me, from Monarch of the Glen.

        Like

        • Misty permalink
          Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:34 pm

          Julian Fellowes was hilarious as Kilwillie. I don’t remember how I stumbled upon Monarch of the Glen, but I’m so glad I did! What a gem! I loved how they were living in that rambling, falling down old house, everything looked so worn out. I still occasionally break out my Scottish accent for the hubby, he just rolls his eyes. hehehe. good times.

          Like

    • Sarah permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:27 am

      I think he was Peter Gordon

      Like

    • Rachel Wilder permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:02 pm

      I think he was Peter.

      Like

    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:06 pm

      Peter Gordon. He wouldn’t lose his accent in that short amount of time. I lived in NY for 10 years and my Okie twang never changed. LOL!

      Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:12 pm

      Misty–I had rather the same thought. If he were Patrick, unless he had to completely re-learn how to talk after being rescued from the Titanic, he wouldn’t have lost his accent. Would it have been diminished? Probably, though he didn’t live there long. One of my dearest friends is a Brit and has lived in Nashville for more than twenty years, and she still has a strong Derbyshire accent. So much so that in chatting with a stranger at a hotel once, I asked him if he was from Derbyshire because his accent was so much like hers. He was and was impressed that I could pick out the regionality of it. And that’s after she’s lived here for that long.

      Like

  2. Tuesday, February 7, 2012 11:54 pm

    Historical Fashion Eras If you had to choose one era of history prior to 1950 in which to live based solely on the fashion of that time and if comfort were no issue, which would you choose? (i.e., try not to make a decision based on whether or not you think the clothes would be comfortable, just on how they look)

    You can see samples here (the first two boards are very general; you can be as specific as you’d like):
    15th–17th Century
    18th Century
    Early 19th Century
    Romantic Period (1820s–1830s)
    1840s–1850s
    1860s
    1870s–1890s
    Edwardian/Early 20th Century
    1920s
    1930s
    1940s

    Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 1:10 am

      as much as I love the 1060’s with the beautiful gowns it would be a pain to have to wear all that stuff that goes with the gowns. I think for fashion that is easier to wear I would go 1940’s they had some really practical dresses that were nice to wear. not to long and could be cool on a hot day.

      Like

      • Audry permalink
        Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:28 am

        I was thinking the same thing about the gowns for most of history. I’d go with the ’40s too, for the same reason!

        Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9:15 am

      None of the above, though your 18th century page made me start a pinterest account, to keep all my 18th century fashion plates in one place. A great place for keeping research visual aids all glopped together by subject. Other than that, I see no use for it. 🙂

      Like

    • Abigail Richmond permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:29 am

      Late 1800’s

      Like

    • Rachel Wilder permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:04 pm

      It’s a toss up between 1860’s and the 1940’s. I love the fashion of both eras.

      Jenny, wearing 1860’s clothes is not as difficult as it looks. And they were a VAST improvement over the two preceding decades!

      Like

    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:39 pm

      Early 20th century. I love all the draping and lace and soft fabrics, so feminine. The beautiful dresses Kate Winslet wore in the Titanic movie and all the pretty dresses in the first season of Downton Abbey. The only bummer to that clothing era is early on I guess they were still wearing a corset and I like to breathe. 🙂

      Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:14 pm

      Okay, I’ve rebuilt the 1870s–1890s board, and added more pins to the 1860s board.

      I personally would choose the fashion era between about 1907 and 1916. It’s streamlined yet sumptuous at the same time.

      Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:12 pm

      And if repins on Pinterest count as votes, it seems most people there prefer the 1870s-1890s fashions!

      Like

  3. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:17 am

    What’s your current playlist on your computer/stereo/MP3/iPod? What music have you been listening to recently—genre, artist, band song?

    Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 1:07 am

      I have been listening to a few albums by Michael W Smith

      Like

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:28 am

      My current playlist is Pimsleur Italian lessons.

      Like

    • Rachel Wilder permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:04 pm

      I’m stuck on Nickelback’s Dark Horse right now.

      Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:07 pm

      Right now I’m listening to the soundtrack from The Artist! ❤

      Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:15 pm

      I was blasting John Barrowman in the car on the way home, but as soon as I sat down at the computer, I put on Pandora on a mix of classical music and film soundtracks.

      Like

    • Rebekah W permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:12 pm

      My ” Work Out” playlist since I just got home from the gym. Got a lot of upbeat, fast, and good songs.

      Like

  4. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:18 am

    What will you be doing for Valentine’s Day next week?

    Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 1:12 am

      probably nothing. Its not as big in australia and as I am single I think it will a quiet day.

      Like

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:30 am

      Prob’ly not much. I’ve always considered V-day to be a holiday manufactured by card companies to make money in the slow months 😛

      Like

    • Rachel Wilder permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:05 pm

      I will spend the evening with Gibbs, Tony, McGee, Callan, Sam, Dieks and Eric.

      Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:16 pm

      If I’m not finished reading Tailor-Made Bride by then, that’s what I plan to do. If I am finished, I’ll find another romance novel to start reading. Or maybe I’ll write.

      Like

    • Rebekah W permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:13 pm

      Going swing dancing…alone. Then the next day is my birthday, so I hope to have more fun.

      Like

  5. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:19 am

    Do you get out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, or do you need to be able to hit the snooze button a few times before you can get up?

    Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 1:08 am

      I dont normally set the alarm as I normally wake up ages before the alarm would go off. If I do set the alarm normally get up straight away.

      Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:53 am

      Definitely snooze. I am not a morning person at all.

      Like

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:33 am

      I don’t hit snooze, but I don’t get right up either. I usually listen to it for a little while (my alarm is the radio, not a buzzer) then turn it off, grab my iPad from the bedside table and start my Bible reading (with the backlight turned way down). After a little while my eyes are ready for some light so I turn on the bedside lamp and turn the back light up a bit. Somewhere in here my husband hauls himself out of bed and off to the shower. By the time he’s done I’ve finished my reading, checked a couple websites etc, and am ready to get up and start getting ready 😀

      Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:18 pm

      I have four alarms set (I use my phone as my alarm clock). Three to wake me up and the fourth to signal when I need to shut off the laptop, get out of the bed, and start getting ready for work. And I STILL use the snooze button!

      Like

    • Rebekah W permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:18 pm

      LOL! I have two alarms that go off a minute apart. One on my Blackberry, and the other on my Ipod stereo. I’m pretty bad at waking up once they go off, turning them off, and then going right back to bed. Then, I wake up like twenty minutes later, and getting up and getting ready to go to work at the barn.

      Like

  6. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:20 am

    What else do you want to talk about?

    Like

    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:30 pm

      Does an author have to ask for one of their books to be produced as an audiobook or is that up to the publishing house? And do you have any audiobooks you would recommend? I have seen you mention the HP books. Anything else? Any favorite narrators? One of my favorites is Oliver Twist read by Nadia May. Another is the Focus on the Family production of The Chronicles of Narnia. I listened to The Help last year and that was a very well done. My husband and I listen to a lot of audiobooks and it seems sometimes a book can almost be ruined by a bad narrator.

      Like

      • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:35 pm

        Unless the author retains audiobook rights in her contract negotiations, it’s up to the publishing house. And unless it’s a top-selling author, there probably won’t be an audiobook, because they’re so expensive to produce and very difficult to recoup costs from (most audiobooks go to libraries, though Audible is changing that a little bit).

        Here are some of the audiobooks I own/enjoy (if you go to the page, you can listen to a sample):
        Master & Commander by Patrick O’Brian
        Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester
        Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (a grad-schoolmate of mine)
        At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
        Dead Heat by Dick Francis
        The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn
        Dracula by Bram Stoker read by Greg Wise
        Christy by Catherine Marshall read by Kellie Martin
        The O’Malley Series by Dee Henderson (though the male reader isn’t all that great, and it’s a little disconcerting to hear it read in a gravely old-man voice)
        The Tudor Secret by CW Gortner
        To Die For by Sandra Byrd read by Charlotte Parry (my new second-favorite narrator, after Jim Dale who reads the Harry Potter books)
        The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory (and Charlotte Parry is one of the three narrators)

        Avoid anything read by Anne Flosnik. She’s done several of the general-market romance novels I’ve tried to listen to, and, after a while, I’ve had to stop listening because her voice annoys me so much. My mom has had the same experience.

        Like

        • Misty permalink
          Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:50 pm

          Thanks! I’ll have to check some of these out. Another series I enjoy listening to is the Cat Who books by Lillain Jackson Braun read by George Guidall. He’s fantastic. I didn’t realize Dee Henderson’s books were on audio, read them years ago. Bummer she doesn’t write anymore. I do wish your books were available in audiobook format.

          Like

    • Rebekah W permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:14 pm

      Has anyone seen or heard of the show Camelot on Starz? I saw it in the library, and picked it up on a whim. So far it looks good, and I think I might get hooked. I love these kind of period tv shows.

      Like

  7. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:11 am

    With all respect and love to you Miss Kaye, I don’t want to talk about Downton Abbey. Not yet at least. ‘Cause we haven’t started the second season here in Australia and I’m having a hard time singing la la la with my fingers in my ears while you lucky ducks get to swoon and enjoy more of it’s deliciousness. So pardon, if I look away … xx

    Like

    • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:49 am

      Then you will probably be doubly upset to hear that my Season 2 DVDs arrived today, and I spent the afternoon watching the last few episodes, including the Christmas special. 😀

      Like

      • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:59 am

        La la la la la la….. Greener, and not listening. 😉

        Like

        • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:37 am

          Hey Dottie they keep changing the date for it to start it was listed as starting on sunday I think last week in the tv week but now its not giving a date. I dont watch it.
          I see we are getting once upon a time soon also.

          Like

        • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:48 am

          I think Kaye has the right idea. Get the dvd and watch at own leisure. Have a marathon session and then sit back, satisfied and smug. Like a few people I know 😉

          Like

      • Abigail Richmond permalink
        Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:22 am

        I haven’t seen even one episode but I definitely would like to. Like Kaye I usually get it on dvds since we don’t have a tv. I’d have to say I prefer dvds because than you don’t have to watch commercials and you can watch as many and whichever episodes you like.

        Like

        • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:47 am

          Abigail, this is a program airing on PBS, so there are no commercials. And I’ve been watching it each week as it’s aired. I just have no patience, so as soon as the DVDs came, I had to watch the last three episodes, because I hate to be left hanging!

          Like

      • Jenni permalink
        Thursday, February 9, 2012 9:22 pm

        I held out for 3 episodes while my husband watched and I *tried* to edit. Then I gave in, pulled up a chair and watched the rest of Season 1 and all that PBS had posted of Season 2. We’ll be getting the DVDs. So addicting (and such amazing writing)!

        Like

  8. Abigail Richmond permalink
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:24 am

    I would like to recommend a movie its called “No Greater Love”. Its a great movie. Another is “Courageous” That one is terrific as well!

    Like

    • Rebekah W permalink
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:15 pm

      I actually saw Courageous a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it was good. I thought it was going to be cheesy like Facing the Giants, but it was good. It really brought a good message.

      Like

Join the Discussion!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: