Monday, May 14, 2012

Some Miscellaneous Notes

~Graduation is a week from Thursday.  I'm so excited for school to get out (I've been doing both old + new jobs, teaching Monday nights at the prison, and babysitting 1-2 nights per week), but when I think about all that I have to get done between now and then, I go all fetal.

~I'm finally reading Fifty Shades of Grey.  As a person who went to graduate school for creative writing, I'm kind of appalled by the writing itself (which is terrible), and yet I can't put it down.  Actually, I can, because I have to since I'm working an insane number of hours.  But I don't want to put it down.  Also, I cannot believe they sell this book at Target!  Modest people: stay far away. ;)

~JJ took the cutest video of Jude saying "Happy Mothers' Day" to his mama.  But just in case she wasn't sure who he was talking to, he specified "I love you, Cari."  HA!  Cracks me up when kids call their parents by their first names.  Watch this 15 second video and you'll understand why I'm so obsessed with him:

video

I'm so lucky to have them in my life.  They found me when their oldest, Milo, was around 5 months old, and they were beginning to really need a babysitter.  Now they're some of my best friends!

Hope all the mamas had happy mothers' days. :)

13 comments:

this free bird said...

Okay Claire. He is all kinds of adorable!!

And girrrrrl. I heard that book was a disaster. Like a trainwreck you can't turn away from. Truth?

undomestic chica said...

All I keep hearing about 50 Shades is how embarrassed everyone is getting....I'm not sure if I should read it.

elizalouise.bell said...

Just got the 50 Shades book too! I haven't started it yet, but I cannot wait! I love books that push the envelope.

Congrats on Graduatinggggg!

xx
L

Meghan said...

Good luck as you wind down the year! I feel ya, girl! Our seniors are done on Friday and finals are done on the 29th. Woo!

I just ordered Fifty Shades but haven't started yet...I'm a little nervous!

Micaela said...

Oh my gosh, I've watched jude's video like 50 times now! ADORABLE!!! i so love that he said it on his own :) ha! he wanted to make sure his Mama knew. Made my day! :)

Though I don't know how you do it, think there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I love how busy you stay and still volunteer. amazing!

Fifty Shades of Grey -- as soon as I can finish the last few chapters I have of Mockingjay i'm headed to Target. I can't believe how long it's taken me to get through it! I'm ready for some "anal fisting" HA!

love you sooo much!!!

bananas. said...

i'm currently reading a stephen king book but i have all the 50 shades of grey books on pdf (thx to a blogger gal pal) so while riding bart i snuck a peak and read like 25 pages in a matter of minutes.

it's definitely NOT well written but very engaging. i'm already swooning for mr. grey.

Brianna said...

oh my what a cute little kid!! (:

I read fifty shades as well and thought the writing was HORRIBLE! she repeats the same thing over and over... but yet... I couldn't stop reading... and I'm re-reading all three again. ha! At first I thought... "I shouldn't read this... this is... awkward... ummm hmmm I should really stop reading this." but once again... I rallied through haha let's hope for the movie, the screenplay is better written ;)

Happiness Is... said...

I can't bring myself to read 50 Shades - I just can't do it!

drollgirl said...

i just read that book. omg the writing is HORRENDOUS!!!! she makes stephanie meyer look like shakespeare! or something like that. the book is so stupid. the characters are so lame. the repetitive descriptions ALMOST KILLED ME! crimson! flush! blush! inner goddess! OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!!! KILL KILL KILL.

sadly i bought the series of three. i HATE HER WRITING, and i do not want to read the other two books. but i am kind of curious to know how those two idiots resolve things. kind of. but not really.

Kristin W said...

I just don't know what to think about this Fifty Shades of Grey book...

Kristen said...

I heard the book is pretty much porn. I really want to read it. HAHAHAHA. Not sure what that says about me.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Haha! I totally know what you mean about 50 Shades. I've finished the whole series and I may or may not be reading it again. It's that good! But I agree, the writing is horrible.

Kara said...

I've heard a lot about this book...I think Glamour wrote about it recently in an article that also discussed James Deen (google him and do yourself a favor, definitely NSFW)...

Basically, a badly written porn popular fiction? I GOTTA GET THAT.