"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"A certain something in her air and manner of walking..."

I am a walker. I love walking! I could never tire of it. Well, all right. I could. If I went about it incessantly for hours my legs might finally give out. But I love the time it gives me to think, observe, contemplate, revel, joy, and a number of other things. I get some of that when I run, too, but it is definitely a different thing. Anywho. I found a walking calorie burner counter today that I thought would be fun to have available for others. So, I'm including it over on the side of the blog. After all, Janeites are needed to be healthy in body as well as in mind and spirit.


Brittany Marie said...

Just don't take your walks in the rain. Unless you like Willoughbys. :p

Heidi said...

What if I avoid hills that I could fall off of? Because I love rain-filled walks. AND! On another walk in the rain (at least movie version though not in the book)--Colonel Brandon came for her.

Brittany Marie said...

Ooo, good point. I wouldn't mind Col. Brandon coming for me (even in his [infirm] state of five and thirty).

Heidi said...

Ha ha ha! Yes!