Dear iPad, Please Don’t Move to Kent

February 2, 2010 @ 3:26 pm | Filed under: iPad

Dear iPad,

I know you’re really busy right now, so I went ahead and took the Which Jane Austen Character Are You quiz for both of us. Hope you don’t mind.

It came out that you are Charlotte Lucas and I am Elizabeth Bennet. Which wasn’t at all what I was expecting, but if you think about it, it makes a ton of sense.

Lizzie: skirts six inches deep in mud
Me: clothes constantly smeared with peanut butter and masticated goldfish crackers

Lizzie: marries sarcastic, sensitive man who dislikes mingling

Lizzie: enjoys reading letters
Me: enjoys reading blogs

(See what I mean? It’s chilling, really.)

And then there’s you and Charlotte Lucas.

Charlotte: possesses wide array of talents ranging from the practical to the entertaining
iPad: ditto, though can only apply them one at a time

Charlotte: believes “it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life.”
iPad: might appreciate this point of view

Charlotte: makes decisions based on reason, not emotions
iPad: is a computer

Charlotte: not flashy
iPad: no Flash Player

And Lizzie and Charlotte are dear friends who, while vastly different in temperament, derive much satisfaction from their relationship—at least until Charlotte marries a man neither one of them can particularly stand to be around.

So I guess what I’m saying, dear iPad, is: I think we’ll get along just fine as long as you don’t go marrying Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s remote control.

But, you know, I was sort of hoping you’d be the Mr. Darcy of gadgets.

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  1. (Actually, if I had any sense, I would want you to be the Jane Bennet of gadgets. Or the Elinor Dashwood. Smart, sensible, accomplished, amiable, multi-faceted. Darcy’s obstinacy is not exactly attractive in a computer.)

  2. Literally laughing out loud here–love it!

  3. My laughter drew the family. After I read it aloud, my 8 year old thought it sounded a bit like SQ Pedalian. She, by the way, is just starting to get her Austen education; we’re watching Emma together

  4. You are so, so funny.

    And, you are the stuff of which Steve Jobs’ dreams are made. Clearly, you and that iPad are M.F.E.O.

  5. Can I just say you are one of my most favorite bloggers ever? HILARIOUS!

  6. This is too funny!

    Lissa, with all of these love letters I’m beginning to wonder if you don’t have too much time on your hands. I hope Scott doesn’t get jealous!

  7. Riotous laughter over here! My husband and I keep reading your iPad posts and cracking up.

    I don’t normally post but your iPad posts are bringing the lurker out of “Lurkdom”.

  8. You’re really beginning to scare me.


  9. *snort*

  10. Also coming out of “lurkdom” because your iPad posts are just cracking me up!!
    Thanks for all of the ipod tips also. A whole new world opened up to me. Reading while nursing the baby at night has been so much easier.