Wednesday, July 25, 2012

You. Are. Mine.

So it's been a long time since I've written, as usual. I often find myself thinking about what I want to blog about, and then by the time I sit down to write, they are not really worth talking about. So I guess I'll address some things since my last post.

GIRLS on HBO: So the season ended and I was extremely disappointed. I am disappointed for two reasons:
1) I really loved that show and I'm sad that I have to wait until the new season airs.

2) The last episode sucked and since the first few were so funny, I'm nervous that the writers wasted all their humor and ran out. I am, however, too far invested in the show to stop watching it when the new season comes out. Will post more on this where there is a real update.

Favorite song: It was "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gyote, but now I have fallen for another. One of my little secrets/guilty pleasures is So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) on FOX and I have loved it since Season 1. They are currently on Season 9 and I really thought I would've outgrown it by now but no. I am so attached to this show and have my favorite choreographers and this season, to include the most brilliant, Sonya Tayeh (find blog here)

Last week she choreographed a piece using two beautiful dancers, Tiffany (so cute) and George (totally have a crush on him!) to a piece called "Turning Page" by the group Sleeping At Last. (View there piece here)

I heard the song and started listening to the lyrics and was like, "OMG MUST DOWNLOAD NOW!" K, so I haven't been able to turn it off. I looked up the song and found that it is actually from the Twilight movie soundtrack which was kind of disappointing because I never got into that series, but oh well, the song is sweet. I had Mike listen to it and we have decided that we will dance to it at our vow renewal ceremony (don't ask when it will be, I have no idea -- maybe next year?). The words are just so sweet and just kill me with love! Listen to it here.

Aaaand now what you've all been waiting for.... my recent literary obsession: 50 Shades of Grey series. I finished all three in just over a week. I am obsessed. Don't believe me? See my latest purchases.

Yeah, so anyway, as you all know, I'm a huge prude and did NOT think I'd be able to make it through those books because it's basically a porno. EW. I had a hard time getting started in the first book because I kept falling asleep but once I got to Chapter 8 I just FLEW THROUGH IT! I couldn't put it down. Even the sex scenes didn't bother me...probably because reading allows for your imagination to do what you want it to (as opposed to a video that leaves nothing to the imagination). I must admit -- during some parts of it, I had to get out the dictionary because I didn't know what some of *those things* were. I also had to converse with Michael about why people would do *certain things*.... I am glad my marriage is normal. Wait, what is normal? Nevermind, I won't go there.

Anyway, at first I pictured Anastasia to be like Hannah from "GIRLS" ... awkwardly shaped/not super attractive. I was like, "If Christian is so good looking why would he be with an ugly girl?" Well then I got more into the book and discovered she is so far from ugly -- she is skinny and pretty with "the perfect ass and perfect tits!" I couldn't make that up if I tried, ha ha... By the time I got to the second book, I was in love with Ana, and in love with Christian, but separately. I could never live with someone who told me what to do and made me call him Sir. By the end of Book 2, I could understand Christian and really felt for him. (Mike has repeatedly made fun of me for being so obsessed with the characters and said that I am jealous that is not my life. I almost agree with him ... minus the canes and floggers. ewwww hahaha)

One of my favorite parts is when Ana asks him why he is the way he is, he responds with, "Because I'm fifty shades of fucked up." ... It got me thinking.... Aren't we all fifty shades of fucked up? No, we didn't all come from crack whores who were pimped and out and watch our mothers die from drugs and go through foster care and later get seduced and then become a dominant....but in some fashion, we are all F*ed up. I don't know why I liked that part. Maybe because it explains the title of the series, but I just agreed with it. We all have our issues. And it made me feel better about mine.

I was slightly disappointed with the end of the third book.... I feel the writer just ran out of room and was like, "Crap! Better cut this short!" I don't know, maybe not. I mean, she did write like 1600 pages on the subject, so perhaps it was just time to end the story. Either way, I really enjoyed the story. I know Michael is excited to "have his wife back" after over a week of me running home and plopping down on the couch to get lost in my book and barely spoke to him. I am anxious to discover another book that I just can't put down. Must find one soon...

On another note, the vicious work week is nearly over and we are going to Lake Anna on Saturday to visit with some friends that we don't see often. Looking forward to it.....


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