27 January 2011

I want to answer it, I truly did, but today, today I am suffering from ennui.

Image of Anne (of Green Gables fame) found here.

I'm sorry, I'm sorry! It's not even February and I'm off my self imposed blogging schedule. Real life man. I have been pretty busy trying to be good and do happy things, but all I feel is ennui (definition of ennui). Do you know ennui? Watch this clip from Gilmore Girls if you don't. It's probably due to a lack of sunshine/vitamin D/direction in life wait, no! I have direction! It's just sometimes the going is really slow, so that you feel you are not going up anymore, you know? Anyway fighting this off with books and pie and knitting.

Part of my whole new years resolute-thinger was read more, and I've been doing pretty good. I finished up Left Hand of Darkness this week, and I started Anne of Green Gables. Can I even begin to tell you how much I love Anne Shirley? She is my hero. I want to have her attitude towards life. So excited and looking at the beauty in everything. It's wonderful.

Anyway how have you been? Any ennui sufferers out there?


  1. I'm familiar with ennui. I'm feeling it, too. But buckle down! Batten the hatches! There's a LONG hike to the 4th of July. And, let's face it, ennui can't even cross our force field between the 4th of July and Halloween.

    But, I'm so feeling it.

    Sierra read Anne of Green Gables. She was such a voracious reader. She introduced me to a load of characters I missed during own childhood, such as it was.

  2. The word ennui is beautiful. I assume it's French in origin?

    I suffer from it sometimes. Though living in California, I don't experience it nearly as often as I fear I may very soon.

    Can you believe I've never read Anne of Green Gables? I know how you feel though. I feel like the character Jane Eyre is an old friend. She is determined and strong and.. and.. and.. I love her.

  3. Ennui is a beautiful word. I love saying it. :) I can't believe you've never read Anne of Green Gables!! It's so great. I totes recommend. :)

  4. Anonymous3:03 AM

    Ennui is farrrr too present in my life recently :/

    And I was OBSESSED with Anne of Green Gables as a little girl! Seriously obsessed! I Still want to visit PEI some day....

    And I've always wanted to be liek Anne.

    Anyways, I just found your blog but i HAD to say something because I love Anne Shirley that much ;)

  5. Thanks for the comment Nicole! I loved Anne when I was a girl too. It's been so long since I read the books though, it's like they're brand new again, it's wonderful! And I'm totally with you, I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Prince Edward Island, the way she writes about it makes it seem so magical and beautiful!

  6. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Gosh - I read Anne years ago...must have been a little girl...she was well-"known" of when I was growing up - I was from near that part of the world...long, long time ago...

  7. Ennui is terrible to have, but sexy to say. Even an American can sound French when they purse their lips and say "ennui.":)
    Hey, send me your snail mail addy so I can send you some postcards to create your Ananchronistic Art! Email me at frenchkissed424@yahoo.com
    Wanna do Apri in Paris, too?!
    I'm excited that you wanna do this. You're so talented and this is gonna be freaking fun!


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