Linking up with Nikki!!!
Happy Wedding Wednesday folks! It’s the last one before the big day! I can’t wait to write more next week, as I start to tell you all about the wedding!
I’ll talk to you all when I’m a Mrs!!
This is one of those books that got such mixed reviews, so I wasn’t sure what to think. And honestly, the characters aren’t all that likable. But a book about some assistants to high-powered men stealing money to help those in need is compelling, to say the least, and it’s really entertaining! Love all the pop culture references, and even though I’d be way too nervous to take the same paths as these characters, I have to admire their chutzpah.
Alan Cumming is a marvelous and daring actor, so when I read the title of this book, I figured that it would be about how different he is from his father. Well…I was sort of right, but you should definitely read it to find out more! I highly recommend listening on audiobook because Alan Cumming reads it himself and OH that Scottish brogue.
What have you read this month that’s been great?
With the wedding coming up this weekend, I’m doing my best to think of blog posts, but my mind is filled with, well, wedding stuff. Thank GOODNESS Alyssa started her Back to Blogging Non-Challenge Challenge, which has given me some excellent ideas for prompts! Today I’m going with her first prompt: 3 songs that define my life!
“Somewhere” from West Side Story
My favorite Broadway musical is West Side Story, and I saw it for the first time when I was in the tenth grade. My high school put on a production of this timeless classic, and I immediately fell in love with the music, especially the song “Somewhere.” At the time, I was head over heels for a boy in my grade, but we ran in different circles. Just as I was beginning to find myself become SLIGHTLY more popular (like he was), we moved to Baltimore. In the song “Somewhere,” the actress sings “There’s a place for us…someday, somehow, somewhere.” At the time, I related this to my high school crush, but as I got older, I felt that it referred to my future love…coming someday, somewhere.
“Adelaide’s Lament” from Guys and Dolls
Yes, another Broadway song. I first came across this song in college, when I worked on a production of Guys and Dolls for a local dinner theatre. The song is all about how Adelaide’s boyfriend won’t commit to marrying her, and her anxiety about it gives her “psychosomatic symptoms, difficult to endure” because of it. Let’s get real for a second: this happens to me all the time. When I get anxious, I truly feel as though I’m getting sick or something is wrong with me. Psychosomatic symptoms are frickin real and frickin scary. Luckily for me, sometimes just remembering this song really helps with the symptoms and reminds me that I’m just being anxious.
“I See the Light” from Tangled
About 4 and a half years ago, I went to C’s graduation party. After the party, I was watching Tangled with two of my friends and heard the song “I See the Light.” This song made me think of C and how I was finally “seeing the light”–now that I was looking at him with clear eyes, I knew that I was falling for him. This is why I’m walking down the aisle to this song at our wedding in 5 days 🙂
What songs define your life? I’m linking up with Alyssa!
Happy Friday y’all! You know what starting a new job just a couple weeks before your wedding will do? It’ll make you SUPER sleepy. Because of this, I’m going to do my best to get out five fascinating-ish facts about this week, but please forgive me if they’re laden with spelling/grammatical errors.
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…No?
If you were ANYWHERE on social media this week, you saw that many coffee shops across the U.S. turned themselves into Luke’s Diners a la Gilmore Girls. As a SUPER GG fan, I was ready to line up and grab myself a cup of joe…except that the line was around the block! Because I knew I would be late for my training, I had to skip it, but I got to live vicariously through several of my fellow bloggers!
Rain Rain Stay Away
I’m thinking happy thoughts for anyone whose life has been rocked by Hurricane Matthew this week. Your blogger world loves you and is here for you!
Kept Up with the Kardashians
Now I’m not the HUGEST fan of the Kardashians (although I do kind of like Kendall, and I’m intrigued by Khloe’s book), but anyone who is saying bad things about Kim this week really just needs to stop. The woman was bound and gagged and put in a bathtub for goodness sake! No one should have to go through that, and she shouldn’t be ridiculed just because she’s a celebrity.
Did you know that today is World Smile Day? Put a great one out to the world!
One week from today, I’ll be getting ready for my rehearsal dinner and the wedding day the next day!!
Linking up with these lovely ladies!
Happy Tuesday! If you’ve been on Twitter recently, you may have come across the hashtag #StayPeculiar. This is an advertisement for the new movie Miss Peregine’s Home for Peculiar Children, but it also made me stop and think about my own peculiarities. I, for one, believe that we should all embrace the things that make us unique. So here are a few of mine:
No Cheese, Please
I don’t like cheese. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I only like cheese if it’s melted, but if you start to sprinkle unmelted cheese on a taco or add a slice of cheddar to a sandwich, I will do all I can to remove that bit of dairy from my meal.
I’m Afraid to Ride a Bike
Yes, I know how to ride a bike. It took me a long time to learn how to ride because I was scared that I would fall, but once I learned how to do it, I loved it! That is, until about 7 years ago when I was riding on a trail and someone did not properly signal that they were trying to get around me, and we crashed into each other. The man muttered some choice words to me and pedaled off, unharmed. I, however, had to walk my bike back to my car, as my entire leg was scraped up and bleeding. So, yes, I’m now too scared to ride a bike.
I Do a Mean Cartman
That’s me: a 36 year-old woman who knows all the words to one of Cartman’s most inappropriate songs from Southpark. And yes, I prefer to sing the song in Cartman’s voice.
What makes you peculiar?
Have you HEARD?!?!?! Will and Grace is back!!!
Kind of. Maybe. I think?
Well, the rumors are that the cast of Will and Grace are back for SOMETHING, but as of Monday night when I’m writing this, it’s too soon to tell if it’s a reboot or just a reunion. Either way, it’s a GREAT time to channel one of my favorite television characters of all time, Karen Walker.
So in order to start your Tuesday right, here are some of my favorite Karen quotes and why they’re fantastic:
When Karen Appreciates a Sense of Humor
When Karen Explains the Importance of Wordplay
When Karen Shows Concern for Others
When Karen Has Her Priorities in Order
When Karen is Faced with, well, Being Human
Happy Monday everyone! Last week, did you see all the people (including myself) who posted the 3 fictional characters who most reminded them of themselves? Well, it really made me stop and think…which fictional characters are the most like me? I finally narrowed it down to 3 television characters, and I’m happy to report that my friend Dana commented with “Nailed it.”
Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother
Ted represents my romantic side. He knows that there’s one true love for him, and he can’t wait to get married and have kids. Up until I met C, I very much had a Ted Mosby-esque outlook on life, knowing that if I just waited, the right person would come along. Thanks for giving me hope, Ted.
Most relatable Ted Mosby quote: “Love is the best thing we do.”
Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation
Leslie represents my ambitious do-gooder side. She works her hardest for the city of Pawnee, Indiana, just as I’m about to do for occupational therapy patients for the State of Maryland in my new job. She’s also a fiercely loyal friend, and, well, has her clumsy moments. Thanks for keeping me focused, Leslie.
Most relatable Leslie Knope quote: “Hobbies? Organizing my agenda. Wait. That doesn’t sound fun. Jammin’ on my planner!”
Phoebe Buffay from Friends
Phoebe represents my silly side. I may be an uber-planner who stresses out with things are out of sorts, but I do love a good laugh and allowing myself to be nutty. Phoebe also isn’t afraid to dance or sing in public, whether she’s asked to or not…I may have done both of these things. Thanks for keeping me sane, Phoebe.
Most relatable Phoebe Buffay quote: “You want to hear something weird?” “Always!”
Who are the fictional characters that are most like you? Do you think mine fit well?
Happy Friday! It’s that time again to link up with the lovely ladies for Five on Friday! And today, I’ll be chatting about 5 shows I’m excited to watch this Fall!
This is Us
When I first saw a commercial for his show, I thought, “Meh.” Looks okay, but it really isn’t grabbing me. But then people started calling it the “next Parenthood,” and I remembered how I thought Parenthood looked “Meh” until I started watching it. And loved it. Plus, as I continued to watch commercials for the show, I saw that Jess from Gilmore Girls and Mandy Moore are both part of the cast, and those two can sell me on pretty much anything.
I completely missed the entire 24 series (although I’m hoping to Netflix it one of these days). But this show looks very intriguing. I’m a little worried that it’ll peter out after a few episodes, but hey, the premise sounds intriguing. A “Designated Survivor” in case the President and Vice President are both killed? If anyone can do it, I believe Kiefer can. And not just because I loved him in The Three Musketeers.
The Good Place
- It’s Kristen Bell.
- Every time she tries to swear, it turns into something else completely adorable.
- There shouldn’t be any more reasons.
Everyone and their cousin has been telling me to watch this show. In fact, one of our friends came over wearing a Stranger Things shirt the other day and was flabbergasted that I didn’t understand its meaning. Don’t worry, I’ll start watching it soon.
With all of these news shows, did you honestly think I’d give up my Grey’s? Even though I wasn’t a HUGE fan of last season, I’m still a forever fan of this show. And for those who watch: how much trouble do you think Karev is in?
What are you excited to watch this Fall?