All posts tagged: adult

Thirty Things I Learned in My Twenties

Originally posted on Am I Thirty Yet:
So it’s February. This is my birthday month! The big 3-0 is exactly 16 days away (not that I’m counting or anything). I am not as stressed out as I thought I’d be. I do get a little twitch every time I realize that I’ll no longer be in my twenties but overall I think I’m handling it pretty well. I’ve even decided to actually celebrate my birthday which I don’t always like doing. I’ll be doing a dinner with a bunch of my friends. Being almost thirty has mostly made me feel very reflective, which I guess is natural. The next series of posts will probably be a lot of me reminiscing and thinking about things that have occurred in my twenties. Today I want to talk about all the things I’ve learned in my twenties. Sure I’m not done and there are some things I’ll probably never learn. (Like folding a fitted sheet. Does anyone actually know how to do this?!?) But there are a lot of…

When Women Become Adults

Originally posted on Sex and Living with Your Parents:
I’ll start by saying that the inspiration for writing this came to me when I read this article by The Atlantic, “When are you really an adult?” It’s on my mind a lot. After all, I live with my parents. Unfortunately, I think our culture gets it straight up wrong when it comes to women becoming adults. A gown up woman is what I need to be, or so I’ve heard. If I’m not actively dating anyone, it means I’ve eschewed marriage all together. I’m asexual. I would not be discussing this topic if people were not so damn presumptuous with me on the topic of getting married or having children. Maybe some sense in me a sign of struggle when they look at my tired eyes. The truth is, I am struggling. The difference between their perceptions and my own is that any time I’m “struggling,” it’s because I’m single. It’s like Sesame Street. S for struggle. S for single. They must go together, Eureka!…

The Fairy Wren by Ashley Capes

Originally posted on xingsings:
The Fairy Wren by Ashley Capes Published by Close-Up Books on October 31, 2014 Genres: [Adult] Fantasy Pages: 238 Format: DRC Source: Author Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books a Million 3.5 Stars, Completed October 17, 2015 – SPOILER free – Not only have I been in an awful reading slump for the past few weeks but also a reviewing/blogging slump as well. This was the last book I was able to read before I fell into that strange non-reading period, and I’m so glad that during my time away I finally found the words to describe how I felt about The Fairy Wren. This book begins with the readers meeting Paul Fischer, a guy who just can’t seem to catch a break. His bookshop is doing poorly, his wife has left him, and on top of all things he meets a preteen, Nepali runaway, has a shady friend struggling with his own problems and needs Paul’s help, and notices a blue, magic wren suspiciously following him. Throughout the story, it seems like questions are only followed by even more questions and uncertainties. Initially,…

18 signs you’re now an adult

Originally posted on Views of Venus:
You have a full time job and earn your own money; no more handouts from mum and dad! What you do with that money is no longer your parents’ business! Way too much of your time is spent on hold to the tax man… … which makes you wonder why the Government needs so much of your monthly wage? Clean clothes stop appearing from nowhere – you actually have to wash them yourself. Sleep is your best friend. Bedtime is now before midnight instead of after, because being a grown-up is exhausting! You’re learning new ways to cook a meal from scratch with limited food supplies! The thought of buying new furniture with your boyfriend is somehow romantic. There’s always another bill to pay… They just don’t stop! You dread Christmas because you know you can’t afford it. You’re constantly in need of a back and/or foot massage. The thought of a vodka shot makes you feel a bit sick… …because you’ve decided your weekends are valuable and should not…

Rome in Love by Anita Hughes

Originally posted on xingsings:
Rome in Love by Anita Hughes Published by St. Martin’s Griffin on August 4, 2015 Genres: [Adult] Contemporary Pages: 320 Format: Paperback, ARC Source: Publisher Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books a Million 3 Stars, Completed August 1, 2015 – SPOILER free – I think it was an advantage that prior to Rome in Love I had no background knowledge on Audrey Hepburn* except that she’s an iconic actress that has influenced and inspired many people. It was also nice to read this not having watched Roman Holiday. I was able to dive in with a fresh mind with no particular expectations. Rome in Love is a story of a young actress, resembling Audrey Hepburn named Amelia, that takes on the role of Princess Ann in the remake of Roman Holiday. In Rome while shooting the film, Amelia meets a real princess, Sophie. Sophie is in Rome taking time off from her royal duties, and she seems to truly be reliving a “Roman Holiday.” Amelia is having a blast exploring her new self as an actress and visiting the diverse Italian venues with Sophie, but then her boyfriend of three years…

Artists to Know: Ryn Weaver | EXCLUSIVE: Full review of Ryn Weaver’s debut album “The Fool”

Originally posted on The Indiecept:
by Glenn Greenday Included in material provided to The Indiecept by former Musical Security Agency (MSA) leaker Edward Snowpatrol was an early copy of Ryn Weaver’s The Fool. Here is our track-by-track review: The sound of the Ryn Weaver machine starting up. That’s what you hear at the beginning of “Runaway”, the opening track off The Fool, the anticipated debut album of the rising star born Erin Wüthrich. Like a sort of vocal warm-up, Weaver wails wordlessly over a staticky soundscape of digital delay and feedback that gives way to a lyrical leitmotif: If it takes two I’m betting on you To hold me tight When tides are high What’ll you do? I’m waiting on you To dry these tears You made my cry This momentary vulnerability fades quickly into the tribal beat of the song “Runaway” proper, already a minute into the track. Perhaps the most sonically adventurous and surprising cut on the album, it signals its ambition. Her voice, usually a sweeter Florence Welch warble, sounds fierce. Evoking a primal postapocalyptic heroine (“Feet…