Mar 29

Is There a Hunger Games Support Group?

I feel like a total GEEKAZOID admitting this, but I think I really enjoy Fantasy books. 

I mean, I’ve been obsessed with Harry Potter and the Twilight series, and so many of my favorite shoes have to do with the supernatural (The Walking Dead, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, the list goes on…)  So, I guess I am a Fantasy geek.  Whatevs.  I’m totally entertained, at least!  

Anyway, I felt a little left out of all the commotion (and y’all know how much of a pop culture freak I am) about The Hunger Games movie coming out last weekend + I kept hearing my friends talk about how much they loved/ quickly read the book.  So naturally, I HAD to buy it. 

Ummmmm, I had no idea what I was in for!  This books is SO unbelievably addictive – I may need a support group.

(1) I’ve never read a book so fast in my life.  I haven’t been sleeping to finish it.
(2) I’m completely OBSESSED with it now!  Move over Harry Potter…
(3) I can’t wait to see the movie this weekend!!  It’s pretty much all I can think about.

Are y’all reading?  Are y’all reading??

I’m taking a two-day breather + then diving into the 2nd book in the series, Catching Fire!

May the odds be ever in your favor,

xx, L

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Jul 15

Mischief Managed!


It’s the end of an era…

Y’all.  It was SOOOOO good!  I saw it at 12:01 a.m. this morning (props to everyone in costume – particularly the girl covered in feathers dressed at Buckbeak…) and it’s all I can think about today!  See it.  See it.  See it!!  Don’t wait for the crowds to die down, grandma.  It was epic!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Movie Times + Locations

xx, L

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Jul 12

Really Big Week. HUGE!

Y’all!  I’ve been waiting for this week for months… 

Check it:

Rihanna performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Chastain Amphitheatre as part of her Loud tour!  Do I care that it’s going to be 98 degrees outside today?  I care not.  I’m going to be an amazingly sweaty mess of white girl dancing it up with colleagues (yes, colleagues; again – I care not) at Rihanna tonight.  I’ve had “Rude Boy” stuck in my head all morning… 

“call me rude boy boy can you get it…”

BRING IT, RiRi!  This concert is going to be red hot – literally.  And, it just recently went up in flames in Dallas, also literally, so it should be an exciting evening to say the least.


But wait, there’s more…  Thursday night, I’m taking colleagues to the High Museum to see the Modern by Design exhibition.  We’re starting with drinks + hors d’oeuvres at Table 1280, then moseying over to the museum to see modern masterpieces from the MoMA + High’s growing collection of contemporary design. 

Here’s the Q+DD on Modern by Design:

As part of the High’s ongoing collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, Modern by Design presents groundbreaking designs of the past, present, and future.  The exhibition features a selection of works chronicling three key moments in MoMA’s design collection and exhibition history—“Machine Art” (1934); “Good Design” (1950-1955); and “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” (1972).  Nearly 150 objects created by over 120 of the most influential artists + designers of the twentieth century are included.

joe colombo’s tube chair

See for yourself!  The exhibit is running through August 21.

This, however, is the grand finale: On Thursday evening, July 14, I have midnight Phipps Plaza tickets to see, in 3D, the final chapter of the Harry Potter saga: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2(Chills, I have chills!)


I. can’t. even. think. straight. I. am. SO. excited.

It’s going to be a long night, but it will be worth it.  (TWSS.) 

I feel like the next day I’m going to need some time for reflection: who am I? what does all this mean?  what do I do now?  and so on + so forth…  I’ve been seriously invested in + excited about the Harry Potter stories for well over ten years!  It’s hard to believe that it all comes to an end this week. 

Whelp, let’s get it started, shall we?  We shall.  Happy week to you all!  :)

xx, L

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Jun 07

What I'm Watching + Reading + Waiting For…

Have y’all seen The Hangover Part II yet? 

Slick + I caught it with some friends over its opening weekend.  It was fine.  The first one I saw twice in the theater the same weekend (Friday + Sunday – I’m hardcore like that…) and laughed SO hard both times I could hardly breathe.  My abs were pretty stellar afterwards, I must say…  Part II was just okay in my opinion.  Same exact format as before, but more vulgar than funny.  See it, but I don’t think you need to spend $12 to see it in the theater.  Just saying.

I also recently watched (Netflix) Matt Damon-narrated Inside Job, a documentary profiling the 2008 Wall Street financial crisis. 

The subject matter is heavy, but important.  Inside Job was reportedly well received by film critics who praised its pacing, research + explanation of complex financial material.  I thought it was fantastic.  Now, I may still count on my fingers, but I definitely felt like I had a good understanding of what caused the crisis by the time the film ended.  I strongly recommend it if you are in the mood for an interesting docuMatt Damon’s voice isn’t too difficult to listen to for a few hours, either…

Please tell me that y’all have seen Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.  PLEASE.

It’s an oldie but a greatie!

It used to be one of my favorite movies (came out in 2006) + I hadn’t seen it in f.o.r.e.v.e.r., BUT it was recently on IFC (Independent Film Channel) and I TiVoed.  I’ve since rewatched it 2 1/2 times over the past week.  Working on the third… Love Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, the music Sophia uses in her movies, all the opulence.  I love!  And, you need to see it.

I promise that I’m not just watching movies…  I also recently started reading Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain.  It’s super cute.  Not a Pulitzer Prize winner or anything, but it did motivate me to stop by the Atlanta Humane Society during lunch last Friday to hold puppies.  True story.

It’s a good, quick read + Enzo is an unbelievably adorable dog.  :)

Really, all this movie watching and reading is just helping me bide time until True Blood (Season 4) returns on Sunday, June 26!

Is it time yet?  Is it time yet?  Is it time yet?  IS IT TIME YET?!  I can’t wait.  I’ve been SO vampire deprived lately…

I’ve also started to make plans for the midnight showing of Harry Potter + The Deathly Hallows Part II on Thursday, July 14.   AHHHH!!!!!

I just may go into shock when it’s finally over. 


xx, L

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Dec 16

ADDICTED to “The Girl” Series…

Over the summer, I breezed through Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  (Well, I did at least after the first 100 pages or so.  The securities information kinda held me up a bit at the beginning.)  The story was pretty unbelievable, and I loved that I couldn’t predict where it was going or how Larsson was going to tie all of the story lines together.

I wanted to read the following books, but felt like I needed a bit of lighter reading before I completely delved into the series.  (I was just coming up for air from the Harry Potter + Twilight series – and then reading anything + everything vampire-related.  I’m pretty much a 16 year old w/ regard to my literary taste.)  So, I read some fluff + about a month ago I found myself at Slick’s parent’s house holding a copy of The Girl Who Played With Fire.  It was time to commit.

I brought the book back to Atlanta with me + have been reading it every night before bed.  Maybe not the best material for sweet dreams, but it is SO good – I can’t put it down!  It’s a beast, too, with over 700 pages.  Played With Fire sucked me in from the very first page.  I think that this story is much more interesting (+ much easier to follow) than Tattoo, although you really need the background from the first book to set up the second. 

Now, I can’t wait to get through it + move on to The Hornet’s Nest!

WHAT an addicting series!  I’m seriously lovin’ it!

xx, L

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