Love & Marriage
Let's get real about being married.
I'm on the exact same diet as my husband, he has lost 15 pounds and I have lost 4, he never works out and I work out 3 days a week. I want to put him in a strangle hold with fattiest part of my thighs until he cries!
I love my husband dearly, but his emotions are too strong. He feels too deeply. He wants too much. He is admittedly what I wanted in a husband on many levels, but now that I have him, my mind is (occasionally) exhausted by the desires of my own heart.
Will it be Coconut or disgusting Spoiled Milk? Could it be delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie and not-so-delicious Dead Fish. See what happened when we played as a family:
So we went to a therapist and discussed our concerns as parents.
And I wonder how often we force girls to play a role to fit the confines of our expectations at the cost of their individuality and self-expression?
Furyborn is a Young/New Adult Fantasy novel that captivates the reader from start to finish and leaves you wanting more.
Children of Blood and Bone is going to be a bestseller. In this story you will find pain, you will find fear, you will find oppression, and you will indeed find death. But you will also find community, you will find love, you will find power, you will find simple and powerful truths running through the veins of anyone who dared to journey and live another day after the dust settles.
I again read 10 books in January. I had the flu for two weeks and lost my self to a world of faeries, a genre I had not read before. Caught up on the Red Rising Saga, which could arguably rank amongst the best science fiction of my generation and read two new releases and one advanced copy of a book to be released later this year.
Film & TV
I must start this spoiler-free review by saying: I refuse to grow old and die watching Star Wars. With that said, I must note that The Last Jedi exceeds expectations and should be watched in your finest pair of stretchy pants because it’s a physical, emotional and mental work out.
Give the film a chance and view it with an open mind.
For those of you blessed with time off during the holidays or at least less demanding workloads, here are some of the most epic new shows to watch over Christmas break to avoid awkward conversations with relatives you barely like but have to claim to love.
See All in Random
For me, the act of taking a picture is therapeutic, its activating, it feels like a reverie and I can almost loose myself to it.
In 2012, Jim Naughten captured the Herero tribe, dressed in their now traditional re-appropriated garb and set against the unforgiving Namibian landscape. Every portrait of a Herero tribe member of Namibia whispers some truth about the region's history – a tumultuous past of colonization, war and near extinction of the Herero people and their culture.
On the final morning of my twenties, I rolled over in bed and faced my husband only to find that he was already awake and creepily staring at me:
Husband: How does it feel?
Me: How does what feel?
Husband: To wake up on the final day of your 20's?
Don't get me wrong, I think Gal Gadot maybe a great choice for this role. She's strong. She served in the Israeli army and did all her stunts in another major franchise film. But I did expect the Themysciran community to be diverse.
So we went on ahead and took the photos in less than five minutes. I fought against my nature and did not inspect them before moving on because we were pressed for time. Big mistake!
At a red light on the way to work I pulled up those 8 photos and did a mental wall slide in grief. My (clap) favorite (clap) shirt (clap) made (clap) me (clap) look (clap) fat. My first thought was: Why GAWD?!
There are so few females of color in scifi, and though Carey’s characters are (thankfully) so much more than their gender or racial designations (especially since the zombie apocalypse leaves you with way more important things to think about), I am left deflated by the fact that (though lovely) Gemma Arterton is playing MY Helen Justineau!
Storm and Storm Trooper