A well kept secret

Because who doesn’t love a good secret? i know that I do, so when I started reading Sophia Kinsella’sĀ Can you keep a secret? I know I had some high hopesĀ  about the book. Not only do I like Kinsella as a writer, but the book happens to the nail on the head with fun and romance. it was my first good read of the summer, and hopefully it won’t be my last.

Emma gets on a plane with the intentions of making it through it, but when it starts to hit some turbulence she starts to go into panic mode. She starts dishing all of her secrets to the handsome gentleman sitting next to her. What this underachieving, newly started marketing agent doesn’t know is that when she shows up to work on Monday she’ll run into him again.

This handsome stranger happens to be the co-owner of the company she is working for. She didn’t just tell him her little secrets she told him the big fat ones, like how she has never been in love. But, wait.. Now he finds out she’s about to marry someone? See the problem?

At first she’s nervous, then she starts to love the nerves and the rest.. well you’ll just have to read to find out.

That also brings me to another one of my new obsessions, www.fortydaysofdating.com . The best experiment I’ve heard of, a girl and a guy who are really good friends decided that they were going to date for 40 days. Right now it is only day 20, but I know exactly what I’ll be doing every day for the next 20 days. So far at day 20 we haven’t hit any physicality, but here’s hoping. I want to know that things like that can actually happen. Leave it to the romantic in me to want to see more develop from it. Right now their dating is really interesting, it is just the two of them seeing each other every day and liking it. Which, seems weird for him but not for her. I love how comfortable it sounds between the two of them. I love being comfortable with someone, I think that is one of the cornerstones of any good relationships, but then again what do I know?

Well, I need to go make dinner or find something new to read.





July 29, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . books. Leave a comment.

Special Edition

We interrupt this, well what used to be, regular scheduled blog to bring you something worth sharing: The Newsroom.

I’m not one to follow shows religiously, I usually get into them and drift off once the season really gets going because it all becomes predictable. I may not be a huge fan of surprises, but on TV it’s a different story. If it’s happening on TV it isn’t happening to you. My friend told me about The Newsroom and at first I laughed at him. There was no way I was going to like some HBO show that he did, needless to say we have very different opinions about what is good television. But, I usually need something interesting to do after work that doesn’t involve a computer screen so I gave it a shot.

And boy am I glad I did. It is the most interesting hour of TV I’ve watched in a long time. I love the format and there is just something unique about it, it has something for everyone. It has a great basic storyline, interesting character development, a little humor, a little love, and a whole lot of drama. It is about a prime time newsroom and how they deal with real events. It is how networks probably should’ve, or shouldn’t have, covered certain topics.

They pick real stories from the past year and do them the New Night with Will McAvoy way, and I have to say it is gripping television. I had actual chills in the episode where they covered the shooting of congresswoman Gabby Giffords, and also in the seventh episode where we got Bin Laden.

It is just good quality television. The show returns to HBO this weekend, and I’ve been timing it so I finish the first season and get to jump right into the second. It’s weird, I usually don’t get interested in these types of shows. Yet, I am so pulling for Mack and Will and Jim and Maggie. Watch it, and you’ll see what I mean.

The whole first season is on HBO OnDemand, and I highly advise you check it out if you can. That way I have more people to talk about it with!



July 8, 2013. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. 2 comments.