Friday, March 23, 2012

Random Musings Friday

Hurray for Friday! What an exciting Friday it is, too, but I'll get into that in a second. Okay, or now....

- It's HUNGER GAMES DAY! I'm not one of those crazy fans who's read all the articles and reviews and brings arrows to the midnight showing (seriously), but I am excited to see this fabulous trilogy brought to the big screen. As such, Dan thinks I'm crazy. Imagine if I went to the theater dressed as a District 12-er. He'd really think I'd lost it. Anyway, I'm not sure when I'll get to see it exactly, but I'm really looking forward to it.

- Also exciting? Angry Birds Space. You may or may not know this about me, but I kind of have a serious love for Angry Birds. It's completely addicting. I've beaten the original version twice (which is probably nothing compared to the super nerds who post the how-to videos I rely on), along with Rio and Seasons (which continues to be updated, if you're not in the know). And now, they've introduced Angry Birds Space. All your favorite little characters with a sci-fi look and battling not only pigs, but gravitational fields and laws of physics. Awesome. Dan and I both sat in silence yesterday and played for over an hour. Bonding at its best.

- Speaking of Dan, he's got a serious case of the man cold. Like, I could have sworn I was sleeping next to a snarly bear last night.

- Also speaking of Dan, he's a serious keeper. I had a therapy appointment Wednesday that we'd hoped he could join me for. However, he got stuck on a job and couldn't make it. He felt bad, and made it up to me with a blooming bouquet of pink calla lillies, a copy of Cosmo (which he hates and I'll tell you why in a minute), a yummy dinner made by him, and an ice cold bubbly Sprite Zero on my night stand when we went to bed. As for why Dan hates Cosmo, here's an example of a conversation that exemplifies why he thinks it's all a bunch of baloney:

Me: "So, I decoded our hand-holding style. It turns out you're not that in to me."
Dan: "Where the hell did you read that?"
Me: "That Cosmo you bought me."
Dan: "Ugh"

- It's my Momma's birthday weekend! Happy Birthday, Momma! We're headed to Tucson tomorrow, where my mom and my friend Rachel are hostessing a lia sophia party. I'm super excited about it, and looking forward to spending time with my parents.

- Also exciting and related to birthdays, Clover and I are babysitting Mrs. ESPN's girls tonight. Since we have to go to Morristown next week during her husband and youngest daughter's birthday, she's taking Mr. ESPN out for dinner tonight and I get to hang out with Chatty and Bia. And Clover gets to come - I think I'll leave most of the child-caring up to her ;)

I thought I had more.... hmmmm. I might end up coming back to edit if I think of other stuff to talk about. Hope y'all have a great Friday!

EDIT: OH! I remember now. It relates to The Hunger Games. So supposedly, the trilogy was written and marketed to teens, similar to Twilight (which I haven't read and won't comment on, although 40 -year-old women being enamored with Edward Cullen weirds me out to a level I can't describe in words). I am absolutely shocked and amazed by this. The whole premise of the trilogy, entertaining and addicting novels aside, is horrifying. Kids killing kids, often with incredibly graphic description, is not a subject I could ever consider to be appropriate for children. If I had a 13-year-old, he or she would NOT be allowed to read these books or see the movies. There are just too many complex and twisted themes going on that I simply don't find acceptable for a young adult to read. I seriously side-eye and judge parents who are letting their children get in on this hype. I've said it before and I'll say it again, just because the trilogy features teen characters does not make it FOR teens.

And I will now step off my soap box.


BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Chatty and Bia are SOOOO excited!! Tell Dan I hate Cosmo too!

Shana said...

You forgot the most important thing...I get to hang out with you this week!!! So excited. We have much to discuss/catch up on...and maybe a movie to see!

Anonymous said...

I'm seeing the Hunger Games tonight AND making my husband go with me! I told him earlier that he could refer to me as Katniss today and he simply said, "No." LOL

Brooke said...

Shana, I didn't want to burn people out on Brooke/Shana awesomeness since I mentioned it last week and will be squeeing about it next week. But yes, it is very exciting. Pretty much, my highlights lately are Angry Birds Space, Hunger Games, my Kallaydoscope Kuff, and the Fumbling Towards a Kingston Castle Brooke-a-Shana-Ganza. There's it's been officially named.