Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Divergent: The Movie and the concept of Girl Power

Saw Divergent this afternoon, as planned.  Good movie, but of course, not as good as the book. I was pleasantly surprised by how much they actually left the same, but there were a few glaring differences that I don't really understand the purpose of changing.  Perhaps if/when there's Insurgent and Allegiant the changes may make more sense.  I will say that Theo James as Four is definitely a better choice than I originally thought.  My mental image may have altered.  Shailene Woodley isn't quite petite/tiny enough for the mental image I had of Tris, since there are comments throughout the book about her tininess, but it wouldn't have been as obvious if Christina (Zoe Kravitz) wasn't even smaller.

Overall, definitely pleased with the book to movie transition on this one.

Divergent: the books- spoilers present

I finished reading the Divergent series last night.  And as usual, as I'm reading along, I'm thinking about how I don't really like the female character.  She seems kind of whiney and a little bit stupid.  Strong and brave but still whiney and stupid. Which is why I was so incredibly shocked to find that the story ends up not really being about her in the end anyway. She was kind of just a means to an end.  And yet, I still felt like crying about her loss. 

Clearly the books have really well written characters, or I wouldn't have gotten that attached. The story itself is really just another of the super common (right now) dystopian society themes, but has a little bit of an interesting twist on the basic.  Enough to make you wonder where our society is headed, what faction would you choose.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Birthday resolutions

1. Go back to yoga
2. Write more
3. Be more positive

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It's a journey, right?

I'm going to start taking yoga classes again.  This is going to be what I do for myself for my birthday.  My boss found a 2 week pass to the yoga studio I had previously researched (and never actually attended) in a local Business magazine, and so now I have no excuse to not go for at least two weeks.  So I've checked out the class schedule, and have mapped out 3 classes this weekend that can work for me (all beginner, only one hot, which makes me feel better because seriously, I don't sweat enough without the room being all freakin hot?!?)

Hopefully I can keep myself motivated to actually go to these classes, and keep the intimidation factor as low as possible.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

And since I'm on the topic ...

My favourite song of 2013 was:

Totally loving this song right now.

I am such a sap.