Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I've started a blog!

Hi!  I'm so excited to begin pouring my thoughts on books, t.v, movies, music and all things entertainment into this blog.  I finally have a forum to regularly discuss all the buzzing that goes on in my head on a daily basis.  My husband will be so thrilled to get a break from this.

I picked the name of my blog from what frequently itches to escape from my mouth at least 5 times a day.  From waking up early, to combing hair, brushing teeth, feeding, dressing, dropping off at school, picking up from school, feeding again, watching any number of Disney movies containing Princesses, laying kids down for naps, cleaning, scrubbing, picking up toys, washing clothes and dishes, wiping tears, kissing owies, reading to kids, helping with homework, driving to piano lessons, spending time with daddy, making dinner and possibly getting a shower, etc., you can see how it would be difficult to make time to feed one's addiction sufficiently.  I didn't even include any adult obligations I fulfill.

I use the word addiction because that's what my husband calls it.  He's very in-tune with my moods.  It's his super power.  He knows when my hands are twitching because I'm in need of a book fix.  He's oh-so-patient with me but, I do push his limits from time to time and I get my redirection pretty often as he tries to set me on the right course again.  Hey.  I'm only human.

Let's discuss my current addiction: books!  I'm currently reading Julie Kagawa's THE IRON KNIGHT.  I'm excited to read this story from Ash's point of view, instead of Meghan's.  He's so distant, cold, brave and fearless.  Yet, so fragile at the same time.  I'm always interested in a male point of view.  Plus, he and Puck make an interesting duo.  Oil and water, people.  Oil. And. Water.  I expect lots of laughs!

The last book I finished was SHATTER ME.  One of the reviews I read on Goodreads described it as a cross between X-men and Hunger Games.  Definitely X-Men, but not so much Hunger Games.  But, I understand where the reviewer was coming from.  It had that dystopian, separated from society, desperate to survive aspect that Hunger Games had.   Delicious!  And I understand that there are plans to make it into a film.  It has what it needs to be a good movie, let's just hope they put what's needed in the budget to get it there.

On New Year's Eve, my wonderful, loving and patient husband, set me loose to appease my movie appetite.  I saw the latest Sherlock Holmes installment and it didn't disappoint.  I was caught off guard a couple of times by the twists and turns, but left the theater with a smile on my face.  That may have had a lot to do with being in the company of one of my best friends, too.  I'm at a certain point where I'll sit down and watch anything Robert Downey Jr. is in.  I mean, come on!  He's fantastic, not to mention easy on the eyes.  Who would've ever thought he and Jude Law could make such a dynamic duo??  A genius, that's who.

Okay, moving on to television.  Currently head over freakin heels in love with the show Switched at Birth.  One episode a week is not enough for me!  If you haven't seen this show, you need to check it out.  It's one of those rare shows that entertains with drama and adolescent awkwardness, but also frees your mind.  The show centers around two girls who were switched in the hospital shortly after their births.  This mistake isn't discovered until just before their 16th birthday.  One of the girls lives with a condition that most of society views as a disability.  But, instead, is viewed by her and her circle of support and eventually the audience, as empowering.  Left deaf from a childhood illness and raised in a low-income neighborhood with a recovering alcoholic mother, the character of Daphne is inspiring.  She hasn't a shred of bitterness about being deaf.  She not only embraces it, but is thankful her life has led her to where she is today.

Music.  I'm completely incapable of doing housework without music playing.  Lately, not a dish has been washed without the assistance of one named...Adele.  When I buy music, I get my money's worth.  I will play a a song, CD, youtube video or whatever, over and over and over again.  She is incredible, amazing, divine, perfection and gifted with the power of healing, in my estimation.  Need I say more?

I'm open to suggestions for music, movies, books, you name it as long as the movie is not rated R, the music doesn't contain obscene language, and the books aren't porn on paper.  This may be off-putting for a lot of people, but I won't change who I am for them.  Life is too short to be subjected to things that bring you down, that go against your ideals...why would I do that to myself on purpose?  I won't ask you to change who you are, so please don't ask me to change who I am.

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