Fangirl Friday- February 24

Woot! It’s Friday! That’s means it’s time to have a good spazz over the things that have me buzzing this week.

Fangirl Friday is a feature hosted by my pal Evil Eva over at Nancy Drew is My Homegirl!

1. SUMMER VACATION!!!  Whhaaaaa?  I know.  It’s like four months away. BUT…I just found out that one of my very best friends and all of her people (you know, husband and kiddos) are flying out from Virginia in June and will be here for over two weeks.  This makes my heart do somersaults!!!! Tammy (she and I share the same name) went to high school with my husband and I.  When we got older, she and I used to have Tammy Night (where we’d basically go out and eat dinner and drink cocktails and where my husband–who was my boyfriend at the time–used to always try to invite himself. Know why? Because girl talk is way fun. Especially when margaritas are involved). And later we were in each other’s weddings (and her husband has the same name as my husband, which everyone always thinks is so funny–because it is).  Many years and lots of kiddos later, they are still two people I adore and I’m crazy excited that they’ll be here in a matter of months!

2. Shatter Me– Yes, I’ve been saying forever that I want to read this. I waited like a good girl for someone to buy it for me for Christmas because SOMEONE (my husband) always complains that SOMEONE (me) buys every book on the planet and never leaves anything to put under the Christmas tree. This isn’t true because at any given time there are about a billion books I want to buy/read, but to him it feels that way. Anyhoo, SOMEONE (my hubs) bought it for me for Christmas and I finally started reading it.  Let me tell you, there’s some serious swoon potential here.

3. The Oscars!  In our house Oscars=Nacho Night.  I’m so psyched to watch the show, see the dresses, find out who wins, and, best of all, watch the speeches. There are so many lovely, funny humble ones and then there are always those people who take themselves waaaaaay too seriously and act like they’re changing the world with their performances (um, reality check. You’re totally entertaining as you recite the words that OTHER PEOPLE HAVE WRITTEN. Just sayin).

4.  Projects!  I know this has nothing to do with books, but I love cute decorating ideas. I’m a stay at home mom and by hubby is a teacher, so I’m not out hiring an interior designer and pulling dollar bills off the money tree in the backyard though, so I love blogs that have fun ideas I can do on my own. This is one of my favorite ideas, mostly because I’m obsessed with jars.

The Painted Hive

This super-awesome blog, The Painted Hive, has a free template and directions for applying these great stickers to kitchen canisters.  I love this idea!

5. This lady named JK Rowling–heard of her?–she’s going to publish another book.  The spazz levels on this one are so through the roof for me.  Seriously. This is freaking my freak in the best way possible.  I don’t care what her book is about. Clearly I’m going to love it since, you know, she has a pretty amazing track record.   Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Fangirl Friday!

Fangirl Friday is a new feature we’re participating in, hosted by Evil Eva at Nancy Drew is My Homegirl (I know. Don’t you love that name?).  Basically, we get to talk about the five things we’re freaking out about at present. Now, since fangirling is something we do almost as frequently as we blink, this seemed like a perfect fit for us.   So without further ado, here’s what we’re spazzing about this week.

1. The Hunger Games Trailer– I mean, well, obviously.  That trailer was so excellent I almost don’t need to see the actual film. That’s how satisfied I was. I almost lit a ciggy afterward.  Yes, there’s Gale, whom I refuse to discuss and then there’s Haymitch’s hair, about which I don’t even know what to say…but the rest was amazing.  I think Lenny Kravitz is going to nail Cinna and Elizabeth Bank looks fantastic as Effie (but we already knew that).

2. The Hunger Games Nail Polish Line– I know it’s awfully girly of me, but I’m so psyched about this. I realize that it’s a ridiculous tie-in since Katniss was way more worried about starving or, you know, being skewered, to have any concern over the state of her nails, but come February 2012, when China Glaze releases this line, I am locking down a bottle of We Could Runaway, a bottle of Catnip,  and a bottle of Flaming Gems (among others).

3. The Vampire Diaries– Really CW?  You had to show me an awesome episode where Bad Stefan showed some good (but not enough to make him Good Stefan and therefore, not enough to make him annoy me) and saved his brother AND did evil vengeful stuff to Klaus?  And now I have that I’m a week behind on this, but I just watched the mid-season finale this morning.  So sue me and then check out the preview for January.

4. Five Guys– I’m not much of a red meat-eater, but I have these mini dates with my husband all the time where we squeeze in a burger at Five Guys. It’s pure heaven.  It actually makes me feel like  somewhat of a traitor being that I’m a Southern California girl where it is virtually a requirement that everyone love In-N-Out (and I do In-n-Out! I really love you too). Sometimes I even feel guilty when I go to Five Guys, but, you know, not guilty enough to wave off a cheeseburger.  On Saturday my husband and I have a date to do some Christmas shopping, but there will be no fancy schmancy dinner for us. Heck no. We’re both dying to get back to Five Guys.  I can’t wait to stuff my face.

5. Breaking Dawn Part 1–  I’m putting this on here in honor of Vee.  As much as I make fun of the Twilight movies, I always enjoy the experience because Vee takes it to the next level of crazy.  Girlfriend LOVES the experience.  She coordinates her clothing with some theme linked to the book/film we’re seeing.  It’s a feast of nuttiness.  I love it.  We’re actually not even seeing the movie together this year, but I can’t wait to watch it and discuss it with her because she always makes me love it more.  Admittedly, the first film was horrible, but they’ve gotten progressively better each time, aside from the fact that Edward always looks constipated and unhappy (wouldn’t you be?) and Bella has that whole hair flipping/lip-biting/heavy blinking thing going on.  And despite the fact that I felt that Meyers could have cut a lot out of Breaking Dawn, it had something I loved: the wedding and the honeymoon. I’m totally looking forward to seeing these on film.