50 Shades of Black and White

I went to see 50 Shades of Grey this weekend… I know your respect for me is gone. It’s for work I swear! I had to see what all the hype was about, and the lead was Irish so what can I say?

The thing that stood out the most for me (despite his collection of cattails) was how candid and authentic Christian Grey was and how despite this Anna still believed he could change. Even to start the movie he is completely honest with her, saying he doesn’t “sleep over”, he “doesn’t make love”, he doesn’t do “relationships” or “romance”. I mean come on girl, he is being so clear. It’s not grey, it’s black and white!

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Valentine’s Day: Yay or Yuck?

Is it just me or is Valentine’s Day just exploding this year? Maybe it’s all the talk around 50 Shades of Grey, maybe it’s consumerism gone wild, or maybe just maybe are people more romantic this year?

There seem to be a large variety of reactions to a simple holiday- some people love it and some people view it as their arch nemesis. Valentine’s Day is just a day, what is interesting to me is not the day itself but the reactions people have to the day and what it says about them.

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