Tuesday, July 24, 2012

An Attractive Old Man

Meet Howard Keel!!!  
Isn't he just one of the cutest older men you have ever seen?  Howard did pass away back in 2004, but regardless, he is super sexy!!!  
Howard Keel played one of my favorite characters in the Dallas TV series from the 80's, Clayton Farlow.  When his character was first introduced to the show I had a little crush.  I thought he was a super good looking older man.  A few episodes later my mom happened to mention that  Howard Keel played Adam Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
 OMG!!! I totally see it now!!!  He was even cute when he was young.  Anyway, I just think that Howard Keel aged well unlike most actors these days.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Peter Bradley Adams-Song for Viola

I think this song is absolutely beautiful!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Good Books And My Reviews

I've finished reading two books recently and I wanted to share my reviews on the stories.

Tiger's Voyage
 First of all, Kelsey is such a stupid girl sometimes and she drives me crazy this entire book! Love triangles are never fun, but man I think she is dumb, selfish, and way too stubborn in her choosing!! Yes, I'm team Ren and I probably always will be! However, Ren did annoy me a little bit at the beginning, but he had a reason to be annoying. Once he got his memory back, he was just as charming as ever. I did get really annoyed with all the myth story telling, and do we really need a whole long chapter dedicated to diving lessons? Personally, I feel as though this book was too descriptive about the nonsense stuff (boring myths, stupid beach parties...etc) and not descriptive enough about some of the trials! I was most annoyed with the trial/hunt with the green dragon! The whole chapter was like, "Ren killed a snake and won some bread. Kishan killed a boar and won the gold fruit...." I actually would have preferred more details on the hunt and probably from each of the boys' point of views instead of Kelsey's!! Did she even sleep that whole hunt? Didn't seem like it to me!! Overall, I enjoyed the book and I do love the characters. I just hope Kelsey stops being so annoying in her choosing and stops being selfish!! I wish I could talk some sense into her. Tiger's Curse is still my fave in the series!! 

 I really enjoyed this book!! I think my favorite parts of the story were at the beginning while Katsa and Po are fighting together and their friendship is blossoming! For me personally, the story lost its flavor after Katsa and Po left Randa's city. I have a hard time relating with women and female characters that are so independent and feisty like Katsa. Men have a natural born desire to be providers and protectors and so I have no problem allowing the men in my life to provide for me and protect. I was somewhat annoyed with Katsa and Po's "lover" arrangement. Plus, I thought their first sexual encounter was cheesy, but I'm more of a tender romantic!! I had hoped for a lot more romance between the two. I also would have liked to see more of an adventure in Monsea with Leck. That part of the story felt soooo rushed for me. Also, the fact that Po lost his sight is so tragic in my opinion. I like how he grew with his grace, but was it necessary for him to go blind? :( Despite what I said earlier, I'm glad that Katsa took control of her life! I'm just disappointed with some of her logic and decisions. Overall, I loved the book and I couldn't put it down.
PS: I do love strong female characters, but they can be a little more submissive and less stubborn sometimes! ;-p