No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else’s house

Me: I have nothing to blog about.

Dave: You could write about the fabric headboard we made this weekend. Or your guacamole recipe that you keep saying you want to post. Or how you just discovered Downton Abbey. Or-


The fact is, I could tell you about how I’m now one of those insufferable people you’re friends with on Facebook who is all OMG I ❤ DOWNTON ABBEY!!1!1! every five seconds, and how I cry during almost every episode, and how Dave insists on saying Master Bates instead of Mr Bates, but in my super tired state I can’t really think of much to say beyond that. Except that Dame Maggie Smith is The Shit and I want to be her when I grow up.

Especially if it means I get to kiss Ron Weasley:


I’m only about halfway through the first season, so I’m trying really hard to avoid finding out what the big twist was at the end of the last episode that has everybody freaking out. My Google Reader is spiraling out of control because of all the posts labeled DOWNTON ABBEY SPOILER ALERT that I can’t mark  as read because I’ll want to read them once I’m caught up, but at the same time I want to mark them as read because I feel twitchy and anxious when I have lots of unread content in my reader. PROBLEMS. I HAVE THEM.

Obviously the most responsible course of action is to call in sick for the rest of the week so I can get caught up.

What about you … do you watch Downton Abbey? Are you as jealous as I am of Dame Smith getting to expecto Rupert’s patronum in that photo up there?

11 thoughts on “No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else’s house

  1. Closet Strategy

    I started episode one last week, just finished season two episode six last night. Won’t say anything except every episode is better than the last!! I’m trying to slow down since I know that season three won’t be available streaming for a while… (by the way – I loved that line about Englishmen dying in other mens’ houses!)

    1. heatherhomefaker Post author

      You make a good point about slowing down … there is nothing worse than having to wait months for the next season of a show. I don’t know how I ever lived without being able to watch entire seasons at once!

  2. SMcMullin

    I bought seasons two and three on Amazon. Feel free to bed me for login info and you can get caught up.

    And don’t google ANYTHING about it. I wanted to see the name of a particular character and f*cking Google put a news article as the top result that had a massive spoiler.

  3. SMcMullin

    That Autocorrect intervention was supposed to say *beg not bed. Sleeping with me will not earn you Amazon instant play login information. I don’t think. No one has tried it yet.

      1. SMcMullin

        I am both pleased and unsurprised to learn you have enough footie pajamas to organize them from least to most sexy.

  4. Emily West (@sparklemeetspop)

    Yeah I found it online and finished the third season on Christmas. I feel out of the DA loop since I couldn’t stand the thought of being forced to wait and watch. Also, I was totally spoiled by a TEXT MESSAGE (how does one ignore that?!) by someone who refuses to believe they spoiled it. “I was just telling you something I read.” THE WORST.

  5. baxlala

    Stay off of tumblr (or, you know DA-related tumblrs) if you don’t want spoiled. I was horribly spoiled for some season 3 stuff and I’m still bitter about it.

    1. heatherhomefaker Post author

      I appreciate that you put a giant SPOILER ALERT! in the title of your recent DA post. I also appreciate your post today for reminding me that I don’t currently have enough Cohen family in my life.


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