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I wish to make a public declaration of love for mosellegreen...

... for she has provided a link to Netflix that has allowed me to add Regency House Party to my queue. And by way of the recs, I've also discovered:

Manor House;

Frontier House;

The 1900 House, which was my obsession du jour during the summer of 2000;


COLONIAL HOUSE, the very concept of which makes me weep tears of geekish joy. Seriously - years ago, during my Colonial Williamsburg period, I would've jumped at the chance to live colonial style for a month or two. Prolly still would, actually, if not for my current Medical Concerns.

Squee just doesn't cover it.


As I explained to leviathanmuse above, when I refer to my "Colonial Williamsburg period," I'm referring to the years I myself lived in Williamsburg. Most of the time, I did not have air conditioning. The summer I worked in CW as a costumed guide, I didn't even have a stand-up shower (don't worry, I didn't go filthy - I washed every day in an old-style bathtub *g*). But I would do it again in a heart beat if I thought I could pay my bills with the salary. It still stands as my very favorite job in a long line of jobs.

So, ah, you're talking to someone who willingly lived without air conditioning and other conveniences - and donned layers of 18th century era clothing in the Williamsburg summer to boot - because she wanted to be a part of a Living! History! Museum! ZOMG! *g* But the north west can be lovely - I've lived there too. ;)
**I sit in awe of your tolerance of ghastly heat and humidity***

Really. You couldn't pay me enough to live there (again), much less sans mod. con.s!

I swear sometimes I need a brick to the head

So, when did you live in work in Colonial W'burg? I was there from, erm... 1982--1988.

Re: I swear sometimes I need a brick to the head

I transferred to William and Mary in 1999. I had been studying biology at Worcester Polytech in MA, but WPI didn't have much of a history department, and at the time, I was totally geeking out on the American Revolution. My major didn't really change much with the move - bio to bio-psych wasn't an incredible leap - so I think it can be safely said that I made the change primarily to chase an avocation. *g* And in the summer between my junior and senior year - aka, the summer of 2000 - I took the job at CW.

So, um, it was quite a bit after your time. ;)

If it makes you feel any better, 2000 was relatively mild as summers go in the Tidewater. Which doesn't mean actually mild, but, you know, we didn't get into the triple digits. *g*

Re: I swear sometimes I need a brick to the head

Woot! Another college-of-knowledge, chartered, etc. grad: I new there was something swavay and de-boner about you!

Re: I swear sometimes I need a brick to the head

Oh, you went to W&M? Woot, indeed!