It’s still so surreal to think about my book being in so many sets of hands, even a year after publishing it. Writing has been a slog this week but this is making me so excited to keep moving forward with the sequel.
Here are five other things that I liked this week:
Finally, I wrap my arms around him and ask, “Am I talking too much, Old Meat?” because I think it would bother most men to be called that. He predictably does not like to be called Old Meat but later actually warms to it.
Quality journalism. Give this woman a Pulitzer. That’s all.
It all started when I saw this “Emo Forever” hat.
I need it, for obvious reasons. Then I went to the Etsy shop and was overcome with joy. Sylvia Plath socks! The Great Gatsby pins! Parks and Rec mugs! It’s like this person knows me!
My jaw dropped when I saw these. His photos are so cinematic and moody and show an utter mastery of color and light, and I’ve never seen anything like his cinemagraphs. What a gift.
These cute Disney inspired pins are absolutely worthy of the happiest place on earth. I’ll take one of each please.
5. The Greatest Showman
Despite the fact that this movie came out at Christmas, I just finally saw it on Monday at the cheap theater in town. Honestly, I didn’t really like it. I walked out of it feeling really underwhelmed; I thought the story was dumb, the character development rushed, the historical inaccuracy too much to swallow, and the music overproduced and cheesy. I don’t know what happened between now and then, but I think brainwashing might be involved because I love it. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack non-stop. I think I’m just accepting that maybe I need some cheesy in my life right now and that’s OK. Really though, there are some great songs and musical moments, and the movie had some cool visuals and ideas. Plus, it has Keala Settle, so does anything else really matter?
Embrace the cheese this weekend, my friends. It feels good.