1. That annoyingly catchy song "Call Me Maybe". Most my time in the car is spent listening to the Wiggles, so being stuck in traffic was my chance to hear it for the first time..and then 18 more times after that on a variety of stations. I think this was the first time I've ever discovered a song, liked it, and then had radio kill it for me, all in one trip.
2. On Saturday night, I saw "Snow White and the Huntsman". I went with my family since I was staying with them and I sat next to my little brother and we laughed through the whole thing. I will never be able to take Kristen Stewart seriously in any role ever if she doesn't learn to close her freaking mouth.
|This is the height of her acting skills|
|This is also her facial expression for fear, delight and boredom.|
The movie had many flaws, but the main one was casting a mouth breather for Snow White. We started to theorize that perhaps her two chipmunk teeth in the front made her incapable of closing her mouth.
|This was supposed to be the fairest of them all.|
I still enjoyed the movie because it was so bad that it was good. Plus, my little brother was making me crack up by doing things like after Snow White came back to life with true love's kiss, he shouted "It's a zombie! Kill it!" We're lucky that the theater was mostly empty, which was surprising since I read that the movie made 54 million dollars in the first weekend.
I did discover a new role for Kristen Stewart: she'd be perfect for playing the female lead in 50 Shades of Grey.
3. I finally finished reading 50 Shades of Grey (or Gay as I liked to call it). It's a point of pride for me to always finish a book once I start, but I still had a hard time pushing through this book. The writing is so, so bad. It's not just that it's bad, it's highly repetitive so if there is something you don't like, you have to read it over and over again. We get it, the female character bites her lip a lot and the male character thinks it's sexy. I don't need to be reminded of that every freaking chapter. Also, the male character is hot. The constant "I can't believe this beautiful man is interested in me!" is so Bella Swan of the Twilight series and I don't know why you would rip off that book since it wasn't exactly Shakespeare either.
I know this book is in the romance genre so I can forgive a lot of the hackneyed literary devices (and references to throbbing members and such), but the core of it was an awful message. Don't like fundamental parts of a man? You can change him with your love! It's not like she's trying to get him to be better about putting the toilet seat down, she doesn't like how he relates to women in general and yet she thinks she can change him and the book seems to suggest that it is possible.
I can't say I could recommend this book to anyone with a straight face, but on a positive note, several parts made me laugh out loud. Sure, those parts were ridiculous sex scenes, but I still laughing so I give it points for that.
I haven't decided on reading the rest of the series. I just finished a great novella by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones author) called "In the House of the Worm" and I might just stick to reading more of his short story collections because I don't feel stupider when I'm done reading them like I did with 50 Shades of Gay.
|Yeah, I read cool shit.|
What was the last good book you read? I have a Kindle giftcard burning a hole in my pocket and I need good recommendations.