Fifty Shades of Grey
“No, Anastasia it doesn’t. Firstly, I don’t make love. I fuck… hard.” Christian Grey
So I’m not one to give into hypes. If I like or enjoy something, I usually discover it on my own or when the excitement is over, case in point a few good TV shows (I’m looking at you Arrested Development!) Any hoot, my curiosity could not stop beckoning when everyone and their mother could not stop talking about E. L James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s so filthy, you’re not gonna want to put it down...Is that so? Challenge accepted. With still halfway to go, the novel does live up to its hype: its sexy, steamy, and very naughty. But then again, it wouldn’t be classified as erotica if the sex was, how would Christian Grey put it? Vanilla. But whatever you’re into, Fifty Shades of Grey will have you wanting to get a little dirty yourself.
I was never that girl who was into weddings. I never dreamed of walking down the aisle, ready to be Mrs. Wife to my successful and ridiculously good looking husband (wouldn’t have it any other way!) But this isn’t going to be my turn around post where I proclaim how weddings are the most beautiful thing on earth. I’m not getting married myself but I decided to check out an article about Esty.com on The Huffington Post and I must say, to a girl who doesn’t care for weddings, I was really intrigued. Etsy, a site giving those with a do-it yourself knack the outlet to sell their home-made products, gives brides (and grooms!)-to-be the chance to spice up their wedding. From the proposal to the big day, these ideas make weddings not only chic but creative, fun, and above all else personal. From one of a kind veils to custom fingerprint necklaces for the bridal party (where the fingerprint of the bride and bridal party are set in heart shaped necklaces), I am definitely going to consider some of these unique ideas if I ever consider taking the plunge ;-)
“…But you can’t hold on to water/It fills you up but never stays/It’s only good to wash away today…” Cheryl Cole, The Flood
There’s such sadness in this song. Love can be the best thing that can happen to you and then it can all fall apart. Just like that. You can try with every little atom but it still might not be enough. You have those brief moments of happiness, where you believe everything will be okay but before you know it, it slips away. It’s just like water. It’ll fill your heart up and slowly disappears. That’s what makes love so difficult. No matter how bad you want to walk away, to get away from the tide, you find yourself yearning for it. For love to crash and take you along with it. But as Cheryl sings, it’s only good to wash away today…
All the Things You Are
“Time and again I’ve longed for adventure,
Something to make my heart beat the faster.
What did I long for? I never really knew.
Finding your love I’ve found my adventure,
Touching your hand, my heart beats the faster,
All that I want in all of this world is you”.
-Ella Fitzgerald, All the Things You Are
True story, folks! We’ve all seen these deal breakers in action. And the list can definitely go on and on…so I have one more that I’d like to add to this list (and probably one of my biggest pet peeves ever!):
9. When the person you’re hooking up with (or anyone in general, really) says, “We’ll see…”
Major JERK move here! And you should follow such a self-centered comment with a BIG “fuck you, asshole!” The phrase, “well see,” hits me like a ton of bricks— right across the face. Hearing such words after making plans with someone is painful and annoying. The phrase is extremely vague, as it renders itself to two meanings: (1) Yup, I will definitely make it to your party and (2) Nope, for whatever reason (maybe I just suck?) I won’t make it to your party. To make matters worse, for some, “we’ll see” is a placeholder used to just prolong a “NO, I will not come to you party” situation. In which, the said prolonger never contacts you to let you know that they won’t make it and instead, doesn’t show up at all. So please, whether you’re hooking up with someone or whether you’re making plans with friends, DO NOT use this dreadful, good-for-nothing, phrase…it means zilch and all it does is make people WAIT for you—especially if you plan on not showing up in the first place. There is such a thing as common decency…even in hook-ups.
And in agreement with Gaby (who wrote the original list), “Just make sure you’re getting what you want out of your hookup experience.”