Monday, February 04, 2013
A few commercials up top. Downton Abbey just below.
I did not see this last night. I googled it. Isn't google a nice thing.
I was watching Downton Abbey.
We'll get to that in a sec.
Patrick and I both really thought this one was cute!
Here is our big spread.
I made the most delicious sauce for dipping.
I dipped the pigs in a blanket and the chicken fingers in it.
Here is the recipe. I highly recommend it.
Now. If you have not seen Downton Abbey yet.
Walk away now.
How Mrs. Crawley's character swings between annoying and terribly sweet is interesting. I am afraid it is all writing tricks. And I do feel a little hoodwinked by the writing this season. Yanking our chains a bit. No?
I loved her last night.
Mary loved her last night.
Fresh air....a walk....
I wonderful how many days went by before the funeral. Interesting that we did not see that at all.
Fellows loves to do things off stage, doesn't he?
Mary looks entirely broken up about her sister. She is a good actress. That forehead. Those expressive eyes. I love Mary. And I think perhaps a few of you might have liked hearing that she cared for Matthew more than she cared for Downton.
Oh Cora. The disdain she feels for her husband is palpable. I am surprised she lets her insults fly as freely as she does. I suppose that is because he is a wild and crazy American.
(Her acting continues to impress. I completely believe her.)
Lord Grantham on the other hand....I'm afraid that he is not a very good actor.
He can speak well...but his face is not expressive at all. I understand not crying. That would be in character, but his eyes do not even show pain. Yes. It's his acting ability.
Now Thomas. He expresses a lot with his face....and hands...ahem.
O'Brian. I hate her. She is a snake.
Does handsome footman like Daisy?
What is his story?
Bates is soon to be free. Thank you Julian. The blue lighting in the prison made it hard for me to watch. Besides this whole story line has not be my favorite. I liked Bates a lot in Season One. Remember his hurt leg?
I don't like him anymore.
Hey! Maybe Branson and Daisy can get together and work the farm one day.
That is so far fetched it may happen.
Do you think it is morbid to name a child after a deceased mother?
I told my Grandma Hansen that I would like to name a daughter Esther, she said, "On no! Look what happened to Esther." Isn't that sad? I hope one day there will be a little Esther runny around. One with a head of red curls.
Speaking of heads. Did you see the head on that baby?? Giant.
Maybe English babies have big heads.
What did you think?
What stood out to you?
I looked for a picture of the ladies sitting around Mrs. Crawley's table with their black hats on, couldn't find one. They were very nice hats.
Oh I almost forgot. Carson is really, really grumpy.
Look at how great Anna looks!! Nice hair!
Can't wait to hear what you all have to say!
Happy Downton Monday!
P.S. I have removed one of my jokes about the baby's head size. I have been informed that it was in poor taste.
I am not sure it is because Sybil is not a real person. BUT. I really don't want to be someone who offends. So I'm sorry I offended.
Calling someone snarky is just as mean as making a joke about a fake baby's head size.