The Friday Five!

1. Okay, so I am now ALMOST caught up on my TV watching, while at the same time trying to pare down how much I do watch in order to devote time to more noble pursuits, like, um….cleaning out my closet. And Twitter. At any rate, last night I watched two episodes of Hopkins back to back, then deleted it from my DVR To Do list, because it just makes me Much Too Anxious. I can’t handle watching babies in critical care. Or anyone in critical care. Good things there’s also Mad Men, which I am beginning to see the overwhelming appeal of—-it’s slow to start, but hooks you big—and Weeds, which is pretty much having its best season EVER. Yay for TV! And, um, noble pursuits.

2. Speaking of TV, this weekend is the premiere of True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet on Lifetime, based on the novel of the same name by Lola Douglas (aka Lara Zeises, aka zeisgeist). This is VERY exciting, plus it has Valerie Bertinelli in it, who I am now somewhat obsessed with since I read (or listened to, I should say) her autobiography. I am so thrilled for Lola, and Laura, because it is just incredibly fun to see your work make the jump to the screen. I will be there on Saturday night at 9pm, popcorn in hand. That’s a noble pursuit, right?

3. Speaking of audiobooks, I just finished another one by a celebrity, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression, by Brooke Shields. This was really interesting to me, and I appreciated how honest she was with her story, and how motherhood at first was not what she expected. I think women tend to feel like they can’t talk about things like this—that it’s so hard, at first, and your hormones/emotions are all screwed up, and you’re sleep deprived and feel guilty if you’re not enjoying it every second. I had a hard time after Sasha was born, mostly feeling just incredibly anxious and irritable, and I can say that reading this book made me feel a little better about it. I’m not the perfect Mom. Maybe no one is. But this book made me feel like that was okay. Which is a very noble thing, actually.

4. On a TOTALLY unrelated note, I am so in love with my two new pairs of Havianas I got in Cape Cod, which are bright green and dusky pink. They are THE BEST. That is all. (And no, I won’t tell you how many pairs I own total now. It’s just too embarrassing. At least they’re only fifteen bucks a pop, though.)

5. Finally, I broke down yesterday and picked up a copy of Twilight, if only to see what all the fuss is about. I actually was given a copy years ago, but somehow I misplaced it, so when I saw them on sale at the grocery store (the only store I feel I am ever at on a regular basis anymore) I just grabbed it. I’m only a few chapters in, and while it’s not my cup of tea exactly (I’m not much into fantastical fiction, wizards, vampires, etc) I can certainly see the appeal. I don’t love it as much as John Green’s newest, Paper Towns—which I was lucky enough to get an early copy of, and raced through, completely unable to stop myself from finishing it in record time—but I am intrigued so far. Although I feel like I am really late to jump on this bandwagon. Just like the fact that I’m listening to the Jonas Brothers on GMA right now. I mean, I think I missed my moment. But maybe not?

Have a great weekend, everyone!
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