Victory! (In Game and Garden Form)

January 9, 2012

Oh, hey, I’m just hanging out here in Denver, home of the team that defeated the Steelers last night. That game was insane! They did so much better than expected and Teebs and the Broncos pulled out another victory. Of course, some people on FB had criticisms, but haters gonna hate. They can keep hating while the Broncos head to New England. Where, let’s be honest, they’ll most likely lose. But let’s not think about that for a few more days.

In other news, I watched the first season of Downton Abbey on Netflix this past week. I loved it.

First of all, it’s England in the early 1900s, and they live in a huge mansion. Childhood dream come true.

Secondly, they wear such darling clothes — dresses, hats, beads, gloves, beauty. See, look.

Third, Maggie Smith (a.k.a. Minerva McGonagall the Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts) is so awesome and cranky and hilarious that the show is worth watching just for her proper, snarky comments.

Fourth, it shows the lives of a noble family and their servants. It’s fascinating how different life was according to this class system  — they all lived in the same house but experienced completely different worlds.

Season 2 premiered on PBS last night and they are in the midst of The Great War. Things are changing. Also, why is it that no one helps with war things anymore? In Downton Abbey everyone — even the lords and ladies — are volunteering at the hospital and driving tractors around fields and opening their homes to the wounded. During World War II, Americans rationed foods and women went to work in factories and everyone grew Victory Gardens.

It’s shameful to admit it, but I haven’t even spent much time thinking about the wars we’ve been in for the last decade. When the Iraq War officially ended a couple of weeks ago, I realized that nothing in my life would change as a result. Why are we citizens not more involved in things like this — what has changed? Is our participation just not needed like it used to be? Are we too selfish? Why don’t we grow Victory Gardens anymore (even when we try really hard)?

OK, I’m leaving now. I need to do some works and someone should really tell me what to write my thesis on because I have to decide within the next couple of weeks. Enjoy you some Monday, friends! Go Broncos!

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4 Responses to “Victory! (In Game and Garden Form)”

  1. Micah said

    Did you get to watch the whole first part of Season 2 last night? It messed up on our TV in the second hour, but I just looked on Rocky Mtn. PBS and they said they will be re-airing it next Sunday because of the technical difficulties. Not that I could have stayed awake until 11 anyway. I’ve got to remember to DVR it. This girl can’t stay up past 9:30.

  2. denisemorris said

    It did mess up — it just froze for the longest time! So annoying. I was up late writing, though, so they actually did end up airing the whole thing, so I did see all of it. Jove it.

  3. Ash said

    I bought THE LAST copy of Season 1 last night and am a few episodes in, and loving it so far! It should be noted I went to Wal-Mart first and they didn’t even carry it. I should have known Target would treat me right and just gone there first.

  4. Kerry Wester said

    Yay! Something new to watch on netflix! And of course I will totally identify with it, what with the English blood coarsing through my veins. Perhaps the next time you come I shall put on a classy and proper English tea!

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