Jun 06

HBO’s True Blood Returns on Sunday!

Have you been missing your favorite vampire crew as much as I have?? 

Well, you’re in luck!  HBO’s True Blood FINALLY returns this Sunday, June 10!  (Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Seems like it’s been gone for f.o.r.e.v.e.r…)

Make sure to set your DVRs for the sure-to-be-bloody season premiere at 9:00 p.m. EST!

And, guess who is True Blood’s newest vamp?!

DETECTIVE STABLER (Chris Meloni) I can’t wait to see this! 

Is it Sunday yet?  :)

xx, L

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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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Mar 13

O.M.G. The Walking Dead.

So, I am officially OVER vampires…

adios, cullens!

…and I’m fully on the ZOMBIE TRAIN.  Kev + I have been Netfix-ing The Walking Dead, and I am totally, 100%, completely, helplessly addicted to it!

Are y’all watching?  Are y’all watching?

I think it’s the most addictive show on TV since 24 (only 24 seasons 1 – 3 to be exact), and I. can’t. peel. myself. away.  All zombies all the time.  They are nasty, they eat your brains, and they are AWESOME!  The Walking Dead is filmed in/ takes place in Atlanta (represent y’all), which is just icing on the cake.  The cast is pretty bomb, too.

the walking dead line up

What the heck is The Walking Dead??  Here’s a little wiki info for ya:

The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic television series based on a comic book of the same name.

The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes who wakes up after being in a coma to find the world dominated by zombies or “walkers.”  He sets out to find his family and other survivors along the way.  The Walking Dead premiered in 2010 on AMC to wide acclaim, and was nominated for several awards, including the “Best Television Series Drama” at the 68th Golden Globe Awards.  Based on its reception, AMC renewed the series for a second and third season.

This Sunday night is the season 2 finale, sooooooo if I’ve convinced you to start watching it, please start with season 1 on Netfix.  Do not watch Sunday.  It won’t make sense.  But, when you’re all caught up + as addicted as I am, you’ll probably want to check out the weekly viewing party at The Albert in Inman Park.  Info below:

So cool.  Wishing you all happy zombie-watching!  The Walking Dead is where IT’S AT.

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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