Oh! And...

Dec. 16th, 2008 07:47 am
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...it'd slipped my mind to write about my wonderful experience on Sunday, meeting (again) with the Jane Austen Society of North America--Massachusetts.

The last time I'd attended a JASNA-Mass event, Margaret D and I were freshmen! Unfortunately, we got caught up in college life and never made it to another event. This all changed when I moved back. Having been successful in making JASNA a part of my life in LA, I knew I could do it here. So when I got an invite to celebrate The Good Lady's birthday on Sunday, I RSVPed promptly.

The celebration was lovely; they had readings of Jane Austen's letters from five different years, all around her birthday, and a lovely toast given by "Mrs. Bennet". We had champagne and birthday cake, and...

...THEY REMEMBERED ME AND MARGARET!! :D :D

I was given a hero's welcome, and taken back with enthusiastic hugs. :D It's been 9 years!!! Isn't that crazy?! I love Jane Austen readers. :D I'm back in the circle, and set up securely in the steering committee, which should be a wonderful fun non-science thing for me to do.

Anyhow...despite the rain, I woke up cheerful and energetic. I had an interesting result last night in lab, and I'm 90% done with my subgroup presentation.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE AUSTEN! (And [livejournal.com profile] rford!! Heh, I'll always remember your birthday)

And happy belated birthday, [livejournal.com profile] adventurat!!!

Date: 2008-12-16 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enjae.livejournal.com
How great that they remembered you! They sound like a wonderful bunch. :)

Date: 2008-12-16 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] margaret-d.livejournal.com
9 Years?!?!?! Wow. That means that we have been friends for a third of our lives. I'm glad you have found the JASNA MA people again. I remember them, too.

And, yes, Happy Birthday to Jane!

Date: 2008-12-16 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adventurat.livejournal.com
How wonderful that they remembered you! And hmm... there's a Vancouver chapter, too. Founded, apparently, by someone actually related to Jane! (Her last name was Austen-Leigh.)

Date: 2008-12-16 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] worldmaker-13.livejournal.com
that is so awesome they remembered you!! and a good way to do a non-science thing!

Date: 2008-12-16 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-marchioness.livejournal.com
Wait, wait, wait. You didn't mention that before. Or it was not made clear. You and Margaret only went that once? (Or am I misreading?) And they remembered you? From just that one attendance?

Wow. You guys are really memorable. Not that that should be surprising. And I say that in the best possible way. Of course. ;)

Date: 2008-12-16 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] happychemist.livejournal.com
We were around for three or so meetings: the first meet, another meeting to prepare for the Boston AGM, and then the AGM itself (where we introduced a speaker, who was talking about "The Rules" as applied to P&P)

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