7. Bossypants by Tina Fey

SO Funny!

This book is Tina Fey’s autobiography. In case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know who Tina Fey is, she’s a comedian who has worked at SNL, created Mean Girls, and has acted in various movies. This book tells the story of her career and what got her there.

The book is just as good as anyone could expect. Each story is told with her own unique and hilarious humor. It’s interesting to hear many stories about her from her perspective, rather than the media’s. For example, I loved hearing about her Palin skits on SNL. And some of the pictures included were hysterical.

It’s a wonderful light read that will make you laugh!

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HIMYM Series Finale

I have such mixed feelings on this finale.

WARNING SPOILERS****

First of all, I’m sad to find that the internet’s predictions were true. The mother dies. I can’t believe Ted met the mother and they killed her off all int eh span of an hour! I truly loved Cristin Millioti as the mother. She seemed perfect, and they seemed like soul mates. But maybe, people can have more than one soul mate.

On the other hand, I’m glad that Ted and Robin end up together. Even right before the wedding, Ted hadn’t quite let go of Robin. I guess he never really did. And they do seem to be meant for each other, and it doesn’t leave Robin hanging.

But, Barney and Robin divorced?! I also can’t believe that the entire season surrounded their wedding, and their marriage ultimately ended. Also, it’s sad that Barney never got his girl.

Yet, he kinda did in a spectacular and more meaningful way. Um, he’s the father of a baby girl, with some mysterious mother?!!! But it’s so sweet how he comes around and realizes what’s important in life.

I liked how each year that the flash forward to, the actors looked different. They had different haircuts and lengths and varying amounts of gray. That was a nice touch.

And for all of my mixed feelings, the show really isn’t about it’s ending—it’s about the journey. I have loved this show since the beginning. I just get so caught up in the lovable characters, through their many funny moments and their more serious, deep ones too.

An amazing show and definitely worth checking out (it’s on Netflix!)!!

States by The Paper Kites

This album is so amazing and ethereal! I’m obsessed!

Malleable Beings – This song/album starts out slowly, gently, building. The voices and instruments are so soft and delicate and perfect.

St. Clarity – This is my favorite song off their album. It’s filled with hope and loveliness. It’s a quiet hope, but it feels like you are swelling with hope, making you buoyant, and causing you to float up into the sky. Maybe it’s the bubbles from the video?

Living Colour – The female vocals are strong in this song. I feel like this one has an understated sense of power to it.

Gates – This song is especially slow, and it has a bit of a somber tone to it.

Young – This song is a bit faster paced. It has the feeling of passing time.

A Lesson From Mr. Gray – This is probably the most different and my least favorite song on the album. Maybe it’s the instrumentals at the beginning of the song. I’ve been warming up to it, slowly, though.

Tin Lover – This one is my second favorite song on the album, it’s very slow but wonderful. It sounds a bit sad, but it feels like being wrapped in a blanket in a cold room while the snow falls outside, a candle lit on the table.

Cold Kind Hand – This is another with strong female vocals. I like it. The beat in the background is nice and steady.

Never Heard A Sound – This song is very gentle and comforting. I like the ooohhing in it; it’s soothing.

In Reverie – This song is faster paced with female vocals. It’s such a pretty song.

Tenenbaum – This song is also very gentle. And it reminds me of winter and sweaters. I love it!

Portrait 19 – This song is very soft and slow. It sounds like dawn, as the sun rises in the cool winter morning.

I Done You So Wrong – This is a long song that is very gentle.

I can’t express how much I love this album, and this band! It and they are absolutely amazing!!!!! I was surprised that I would like this album so much since I don’t normally like slow songs, but I can’t not like this album! I’ve done reviews on their two EPs that are very different from this album (but equally amazing). [Woodland and Young North]

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