Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Best of 2012

And by that I mean the best of the past week 'cause I'll be honest, 2012 was pretty much a blur.
I had actually planned to spend my Christmas break reading mindless fiction but I got this book for Christmas and, lemmetellya, I could not put it down.  In fact, I pretty much shoved it into party guests' faces and rambled on about it until I noticed that everyone had left the room.  More than once.

It's about children that turn out to be different than their parents.  It's mostly the parents perspective on learning to live a new normal.  He interviews Columbine shooter, Dylan Klebold's parents.  He interviews parents of children with Down Syndrome and dwarfism and transgender.  It's completely fascinating.

And then I ran out and saw this wonderful movie.  If you like to watch dirty, wet, crying people sing beautifully and then die this is the movie for you.  I saw this play in London and I didn't realize I had cried through most of it until the lights came up and my friends recoiled in horror.  The movie had a similar effect on me.  It was ugly.  I want to see it again right now.

You'll be glad to know that my resolutions for 2013 are set: gain weight, workout less, be a horrible person.  

I've yet to keep a resolution my entire life so I feel pretty safe with these.

Happy New Year!


Alyssa said...

I have added this book to my already very long list for 2013. Happy 2013 to your family!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Man, I would love to read that right now because a LOT of my friend's kids are turning out totally opposite of how they were raised. It's scary.

Gena said...

Yep, I have almost already purchased this book on my nook. Man, that annoyingly rhymes. Just waiting for you to finish so I can borrow it!