An Opinion of Jane Austen from the Wild Blue Yonder

I keep the following bumper sticker on my car [a mini cooper]:

I’d Rather Be Reading Jane Austen

but in the drivers side rear window rather than on the bumper – largely because I was hoping it would keep my husband from obsconding with my car – I figured he would be too embarrassed to drive around with that on view, right on the driver’s side  – but to no avail – he said he likes the looks that he gets! – wish I had a video!

But he was very quick to point out to me yesterday that there seems to be an opinion of all this reading of Jane Austen from the wild blue – so I append this picture that made him just laugh out loud:

[a rather large bird wouldn’t you say??]

And on this happy note, I leave you for several days to retreat into the late 18th – early 19th century at the JASNA AGM in Forth Worth – Jane Austen western style – giddyup!

[did I ever mention that I was obsessed with Roy Rogers when a mere child? – thought I was Dale Evans in the 2nd grade – but that’s a story for another day… ] – in the meantime I am looking forward to this blending of my two obsessions – Austen and Cowboys… will take many notes and many pictures and post my observations upon my return…

Copyright @2011 Deb Barnum, of Jane Austen in Vermont

JASNA 2011 AGM – Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2011 AGM in Fort Worth Texas is now open.  You must be a member of JASNA to participate, so what better time to join than now, when you can head off into the sunset with all new thoughts about Sense and Sensibility  [and perhaps a Col. Brandon by your side!] – check out all the events at the AGM website here as JASNA celebrates the 200th anniversary of Austen’s first published novel:

http://jasna.org/agms/fortworth/index.html

The registration form is here: http://jasna.org/agms/fortworth/registration.html [scroll to bottom of page and click on the blue button]

Giddyup!

[Image: FineArtAmerica.com]

Note our next JASNA-Vermont event on June 5:  The Musical World of Jane Austen, an organ recital with Dr. William Tortolano: information is here

Copyright @2011 by Deb Barnum of Jane Austen in Vermont