In seventh grade, I read the diary of Anne Frank and just as Anne wrote in her diary longing for true friends, I too, craved the same thing.
At times I felt my only friends were characters I found in words of books or movies.
So here's to Anne, one of my first friends.
Congratulations to Jane Austen for writing, notably, one of the greatest stories ever, Pride and Prejudice 200 years ago.
Mind you, I have seen just about every adaptation of Jane Austen's work but I just have to bring up a new recent discovery called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It is a modern, online only, adaptation of Jane Austen's famous work turned into an e-diary or vlog.
It is absolutely clever and so worth watching. I love it! Lizzie, in the modern light, is a grad student studying communications (sounds like me) and is creating these videos for her thesis. Following her journey, you find the familiar characters step into the light and a familiar, yet seemingly different, story unfold before you in each 4-5 minute episode.
If I haven't aroused your curiosity yet, then I must INSIST you try at least one episode here.
Today in 1935, "Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. Although this transoceanic flight had been attempted by many others... her trailblazing flight had been mainly routine, with no mechanical breakdowns. In her final hours, she even relaxed and listened to a 'the broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera from New York.'" -- Wikipedia