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Welcome to Pemberley

"They gradually ascended for half-a-mile, and then found themselves at the top of a considerable eminence, where the wood ceased, and the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of a valley, into which the road with some abruptness wound. It was a large, handsome stone building, standing well on rising ground, and backed by a ridge of high woody hills; and in front, a stream of some natural importance was swelled into greater, but without any artificial appearance. Its banks were neither formal nor falsely adorned. Elizabeth was delighted. She had never seen a place for which nature had done more, or where natural beauty had been so little counteracted by an awkward taste."--from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Hello, and welcome to Pemberley! Allow me to introduce myself. In 2002, I graduated from a small liberal arts school near my hometown and favorite city, Chicago. My majors were in business and communications, and I am currently working in the finance department of a large, pharmaceutical company. I am also pursuing an MBA part-time and plan to (eventually) sit for the CPA exam.

Now you might be wondering, "What is 'Pemberley'?" Simply put, it is the name of Mr. Darcy's gorgeous, expansive estate in Jane Austen's sparkling romantic comedy Pride and Prejudice. For my purposes, however, Pemberley is a place to unwind and relax, a place of beauty and sophistication that transports you to a simpler, more elegant time--a time when men were gallant and courteous, and women were charming and accomplished. So please, make yourself at home, feel free to roam around, and explore the links to your heart's content.

Welcome, my friend, to Pemberley.