Dear iPad, Please Don’t Move to Kent
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.
Melissa Wiley says:
(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.)
On February 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Literally laughing out loud here–love it!
On February 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm
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
On February 2, 2010 at 6:46 pm
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.
On February 2, 2010 at 7:57 pm
Can I just say you are one of my most favorite bloggers ever? HILARIOUS!
On February 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm
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!
On February 3, 2010 at 6:19 am
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”.
On February 3, 2010 at 8:42 am
Penny in VT says:
You’re really beginning to scare me.
On February 3, 2010 at 9:53 am
On February 3, 2010 at 10:13 am
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.
On February 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm