+I've started biting my nails again. I stopped around my birthday because I told myself I was too old for that nonsense anymore. I tried, desperately, to keep polish on them because then I won't bite them. However, polish chips and then they look messy and then I start chewing on them again. It's a losing battle.
+This is my theory on 50 Shades of Gray: It is really, really dumb. It is also unnecessary and when the morning news includes a segment on it, you know that the civilization is in probable decline. You might remember that I attempted the first couple chapters of the book before it blew up a few years ago and I was insulted by the poor writing and the fact that it was Twilight fan fiction. My theory has evolved though. I could go on and on about how impressionable and susceptible adolescent girls are, but I won't. My overarching theory is that...have you seen The Fall? Jamie Dornan (a.k.a Christian Grey) plays a serial killer. A particularly sadistic one. That character, Peter something, is much more likable than Christian Grey. And he's a serial killer.
I think Dakota Johnson seems about as insufferable as Kristen Stewart, but I do like Jamie Dornan. As long as he's playing a serial killer.
+I was going to complain about winter here for a few sentences. But seriously, who wants to read that? I don't even want to write that, so I'll keep my nasty thoughts to myself.
+Those of you with pets: How do you keep your floors clean in the winter? We're lucky that we don't get a whole lot of precipitation here (the mud in Missouri was unreal), but when it snows and melts, they track in the dirt and mud. It's exhausting, wiping paws at the door. And honestly, when it's really bad, I just keep a couple of inches of water in the bathtub that is closest to the door the dogs use and plop them in to wash paws. Yes, I carry them from door to tub. They hate it, I hate it, and Scott laughs at me. But I can't deal with dirty floors. Especially because they like to nap on the bed and couch and I certainly can't deal with dirty furniture.
+Another question: Do you photoshop pictures? I've been thinking about the topic of photoshopping lately. Especially the idea that nothing you ever see in a magazine or even is movies is the real deal. Aside from playing with lighting/saturation or filtering on IG, my pictures are never photoshopped. I would like to say this is because I have a high moral stance, but honestly, I just don't know how. Everything you've ever seen on this blog or my IG is the real deal (I don't know if that's good or bad).
+If you're looking for a fun weekend read, check out Yeah, Maybe by Joey Hodges.
I read this young adult fiction book last summer in about two days and now is your chance to pick it up on Kindle. It would probably also be a perfect snow-day read if you're in Colorado...sigh.
For quiet, reserved, and focused 15 year old Annie Mackey, school was a sanctuary. But when her bubbly and beautiful neighborhood best friend joins her at Willow Point High for freshmen year, her world is turned upside down.
Everything Annie could count on for stability is shattered, and she's left feeling more alone than ever before.
Just when she's about to lose all hope, someone unexpected swoops in and gives her a much needed lesson in perspective.
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