This weekend I was simultaneously working hard on my take home final, and working hard to avoid it. The good news is that I turned in the completed version yesterday, and I feel like I did a great job on it (finger crossed the teacher thinks so too!). For lack of anything better to write about, I thought I'd share my recent favorite means of procrastination:
The Tudors Season 4:
Oh Henry (okay, Johnathan Rhys Meyers), what will I do with my life when I finish all the discs for this, the last season! I just completed episodes 1-4, and there are only 6 episodes left. Thus far I'm enjoying this season immensely! Season 3 kind of dragged in the beginning, but Season 4 starts out fast and strong and sucks you in straight away. Also, I never cease to be amused by how they "age" Rhys Meyers to play a middle-aged Henry. Reportedly Rhys Meyers was too vain to wear a fat suit (b by the time of Henry's marriage to wifey #5, Katherine Howard, he was about 300 lbs), so instead they just added lots of facial hair and almost imperceptible amounts of grey around his temples.
The Tale of the Vampire Bride:
Okay, admittedly the cover is dreadful. I have it on Kindle thank god, so I don't need to see it at all. But the story itself is great! It's a true historical horror/romance hybrid written in diary format, detailing the transition of Lady Glynis Wright from English rose to the rebellious bride of Vlad Tepes, more commonly known as Dracula. It's a bit more verbose in parts than it needs to be, but that's due I think to the fact that the author is self-published, and didn't have an editor to guide her. Despite this, I was really sucked into the story, and was pretty devastated when it came to an end. (Cue Nelly Furtado's "All Things Come to an End," *weep*)
There's something about her mannerisms I find endearing and since I make beaded jewelry for a hobby (when I find that elusive thing called time), I enjoy watching her craft oriented vids. Plus she's as obsessed with kawaii things as I am.
And lastly, coming up with my dream Christmas wish list:
Diane Von Furstenberg Designer Kindle cover for generation 2
Fred & Friends Babushkups
Alexander McQueen clutch. Only a mere $2265. This is my dream list after all :-)
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
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