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Whose idea was it to start watching these Downton Abbey episodes anyway?

Oh. Right.


So the afternoon began with Texas Linda returning to the scene of the crime here from yesterday … with hoagies in hand.

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Finishing up the last three episodes of Season 1 … using Netflix … I became firmly and totally hooked on this series.

Time for Season 2.

Checked Netflix. No Downton Series 2.

Try Hulu Plus, maybe.

I don’t have a Hulu Plus … but I could.

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And when I discovered that the Hulu capability was on the little Roku upstairs … not the Blu-Ray player downstairs … I set to finding another way to start watching Season 2.

Call the local rental place. No Downton Series 2.

Call the next closest rental place. No Downton Series 2.

Don’t these people understand I have a new Downton Abbey Addiction to feed here?

Called the movie rental place way across town. Bingo.

They have Season 2 … and Season 3 … on Blu-Ray.

A quick run across town and one new Movie Rental Membership later … back to watch the start of Season 2.

Now, yesterday when I was looking for the exact wording of a quote I came across a Tumblr website … called http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/downton-abbey-is-a-comedy.

I agree. It has many funny parts. And wonderful quotes … tongue-in-cheek quotes … mostly said by Maggie Smith. (Lady Violet Crawley)

On running the house:

Lady Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess: You are quite wonderful, the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal.

Isobel Crawley: I take that as a compliment.

Lady Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess: I must have said it wrong.

On women’s rights:

Lady Mary: I was only going to say that Sibyl is entitled to her opinions.

Lady Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess: No, she isn’t until she is married–then her husband will tell her what her opinions are.

On finding a suitable husband after a scandal:

We’ll have to take her abroad, in these moments you can usually find an Italian who’s not too picky.

And by one of the servants in telling someone you love them:

Well, they do say honesty’s the best policy, and I think you regret being honest less often than you regret telling lies.

But it was really quite eerie … watching the second episode of the second season. Many tangled love stories.

One so similar to my not-so-recent heartbreak that I almost stopped breathing.

I won’t say which, but it’s in there.

And of all the things for me to think out of all this … I thought this …

“I’ll bet you could write a story … a book … and maybe people really would read it.”



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