Three Zero

Want an update on the 30 before 30?

I felt like I was getting a jump start on this thing and was gonna have it all wrapped up long before the dreaded due date but now that I review I see that there are a lot of things on that list. Hmm. Also a lot of things that require multiple actions. What was I thinking?

#14, I read a book that everyone says is amazing. Krista, you hit the nail on the head, 50 Shades of Grey was my choice. The reason I put this on the list is because I’ve always kind of turned my nose up at what everyone else is doing. Uh Twitter? Stupid. I was wrong. Pinterest? Equally stupid. Still feel right on that one. TV shows/Movies the whole world watches? Glee? Lost? The Office? American Idol? Lord of the Rings? Nah, I’m good, I’ll watch some totally awesome but obscure shows that get cancelled first season. Dangit!
And books, this might be the one I resist the most. Harry Potter? What am I 12? Twilight? Get effing serious. Hunger Games? I don’t get it. I thought, at least 50 Shades is supposed to porntastic. I can get behind that. Pun intended. Virginia Slim, my coworker who helped me create the list, read it for a book club and loaned me her copy warning me that I’d be enthralled with the story immediately.

I was not. If you haven’t read it I’ll try not to give too much away in case you were wanting to read it. If you HAVE read it I want your honest thoughts in comments. I spent the entire first half of the book arguing with myself and the author. Out loud. I could NOT relate to the main character at all. In fact I felt like everything she did was the opposite of what I would expect from her character faced with those situations. Christian? He’s pretty hot but totally unbelievable as well. No one is that rich that young except maybe Mark Zuckerberg and well, he’s not exactly all grey-eyes-smoldering-hot. I’m just saying. I was pretty sure I already figured out how the book was going to end after the first 5 or so chapters and I wanted to put it down. I couldn’t figure out if it was my stubbornness not wanting to like it or if I really didn’t like it. About halfway in I realized I wanted to know what was going to happen to them even if I might slit my wrists the next time I had to read, “My inner goddess”.

The sex? It was pretty hot I guess. Not nearly as BDSM as I was anticipating, it was clear that the author didn’t do a whole lot of BDSM research but then again I did have to google a couple words so she must have done a little.

After all that criticism I should add that I finished the book in a weekend, stayed up late to finish it and already bought the second one – I’m sure I’ll buy the third. Well done, author, you’ve got my money.

I’m slowly working my way through #6. Mego and I went to RA last night in the Park Place. Every time I go to Park Place it seems another restaurant has shut down. That doesn’t bode well for them. I ate fish. I thought the sushi was great and it was at happy hour pricing so cheap, Megan might not agree.

So there we are, 3 down, 2 in progress, 27 items and 9 months to go.


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