Thursday, April 26, 2012

Life Gets in the Way

It's hard to believe that it's been a month since I last wrote.  I've missed it.  I've missed my PBAU peeps.  At times I'm at a loss as to what to write about.... whether it be too much to say or not enough.  Today I'm compelled to tell you about the movies I've seen, the books I have read and in general what I've been up to.  First up is the movie Cabin in the Woods.  I don't go to movies often, for no reason really.  I love going to the movies.  I love the whole experience of it.  Chock up the lack of going to them to one of the many things the man isn't into doing.  Suddenly in a span of 3 days, I saw two movies.  Cabin in the Woods is the latest bit of crazy from Joss Whedon.  Ahhh Joss, how I love you.  This is the man responsible for the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.  And if you're a fan of those shows, you will see some blasts from those pasts.... Amy Acker (Fred from Angel) and Tom Lenk (Andrew from Buffy).  On a whole I give this movie a thumbs up.  It's truly fucked up in the best possible way.

It put me back in touch with my love of horror movies.  It was creepy and weird, bloody but not in a slasher flick kind of way.  It rocked.

Two days later I went to see Hunger Games.  Now, I would probably never go see this movie, nor would I probably watch it when it comes to cable.  I didn't read the books and after reading the Twilight series, I vowed never to read another young adult series ever again.  Seriously, you give Twilight to a vampire lover such as myself and you get vampires with no fangs who sparkle in the sun?  Ugh.  But more on that later.  My Goddaughter asked me to take her to see Hunger Games so alas, what is one to do?  Of course I had to take her.  I was worried though, that I might embarrass her.  Why?  Well she is 12 years old.  Do you remember being 12?  I do.  Everything and everybody is embarrassing.  And when you are suddenly in public with your purple haired Godmother, well, that could be embarrassing to someone who is not used to being around you all that much.  But she was fine, and the funny thing?  Just about everyone in the movie has an interesting colored hair!  So instead of weird looks or the stinkeye that I normally get, I got knowing looks because people just assumed I was a Hunger Games groupie! Interestingly, I actually liked the movie!  It had a level of violence to it that I didn't expect.  Which, to me, is a bonus.  And a blue haired Stanley Tucci was in it, big bonus!  I loves me some Stanley Tucci.

So those were my two forays into a movie theatre this past month.  I also caught three movies on cable this month.... Horrible Bosses, Bridesmaids and Fight Club.  The first two were really freakin funny and I highly recommend them both.   The third came highly recommended to me from a friend who was somewhat appalled that I had never seen it.  Why did I never see it before!?  It was intense and interesting and surprising and wow, just wow.  Thanks for the recommendation T!

And then we have books... I read the 10th book in the Black Daggar Brotherhood series by JR Ward called Lover Reborn.  These are probably my favorite of the vampire erotica genre that I've read.  The vamps are hot, sexy, love to fuck, fight and bite.  They are rich and devoted and did I mention they love to fuck?  They aren't pansy vampires who only kill animals.  They are flawed and scarred and did I mention they love to fuck?  I think I might have.  Admittedly the series is not as good as it used to be, but alas, I am addicted to those brothers.

I also read... *hanging my head in shame* 50 Shades of Grey.  Have you read it?  Have you heard of it?   Well let me enlighten you if you haven't.  The book started out as Twilight fan fiction and somehow, someway it was picked up and the woman who wrote it got a three book, book deal out of it!  It was out of morbid curiosity that I decided reading a version of Twilight where Edward has balls and Bella gets her ass fucked was necessary. 50 Shades changes the names, the locations, adds in BDSM, and takes out the supernatural element.  But if you read Twilight, you will see all the similarities between the two.  So much so that I cannot believe that the woman who wrote it, EL James, actually got a book deal.  It's a complete rip off!

So books, movies and what else have I been doing for the last month or so?  I competed with a friend in Cleveland's Finest Hors D'Oeuvre contest.  It was an absolute blast!!!  We didn't win, but seriously had a good time.  I've also been cleaning a lot of crap out of my life, meaning cleaning house and purging things I just don't need.  I've started selling on Ebay again, and whatever I don't think I can sell goes to Goodwill.  I got a new computer (yah!!!   Oh my darling Gracious Plenty - the name of my new IMac - I love you so!  I'm still trying to get used to the Magic Mouse though, that scrolling thing is tricky) and in general I have been looking after me.  I don't do that very often.  It's kind of weird, but feels good too.