Monday, August 24, 2009

Romance and Reality

I seem to be approaching human. No stamina and I certainly can tell when the drugs are wearing off, but I'm approaching human.

Unlike last week when I'm not certain what I did (good drugs!).

Friday I decided that entertainment should be all five hours of the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice. It's a story I know well so it doesn't matter if I doze through parts of it, it was long enough to fill the day and required no effort on my part.

I was at Mum and Dad's, so Mum sat down and made lace as we watched - and organised food at regular intervals.

I was glad when she decided it was lunchtime. It was coming up to Elizabeth's refusal of Darcy's proposal scene and I had been a bit dozy. This was one part I didn't want to miss, so food should keep me awake for a bit.

I've been describing my ingestion of food as 'eating', but that's a fairly loose interpretation of the term. It's closer to a careful slurp from the end of a teaspoon, followed by swallowing with very little attempt at any form of chewing. At the time I could hardly open my teeth and couldn't control my tongue terribly effectively. It was also necessary to have a tissue handy for the inevitable spills across my numbed lip.

So my favourite scene in P&P ended up going something like this:-

Darcy (striding across the sitting room): In vain I have struggled...
Me: Schhleeck
Darcy: ... it will not do...
Me: Schhleeeck
Darcy:... you must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire...
Me: Schhleeeckk
Darcy: ... and love you.

By this time I'd twigged to the interesting sound effects and went off into the giggles, thereby ruining the scene for me forever. (Have I mentioned that laughing, smiling, giggling are none of them terribly comfortable?) Hopefully the chances of splitting the stitches are...

... Approximately None!

5 comments:

Femina said...

Your spelling of the sound effect is simply spot-on. Plus, I have seen the mini-series enough times to be able to picture it perfectly. He he.

Swift Jan said...

swift jim can understand the slirps....

sorbet is the best thing he reckons....

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

Pride and Prejudice is awesome - I hope it isn't permanently ruined for you!

Crazy Sister said...

I'm rolling around laughing so hard... what a perfect sound effect description!

Once my husband and I were watching something, while over the baby monitor a series of the loudest little farts ever were being broadcast...

Aleta said...

I love that story too but oh my, now you will have me in fits of giggles at that point! Too funny! Hope you feel back to normal soon.