I Still Believe in Mermaids.

Okay, maybe not anymore but they’re the one thing from my childhood that still fascinate me.  I saw this article on entertainment weekly and I got really excited reading it.

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2011: The year mermaids swim into movies, books, fashion, and maybe your local swimming pool

 by Stephan Lee

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With the interest surrounding killer mermaids in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, mermaids are having a bit of a pop culture moment. As far as fantasy creatures go, it’s safe to say that vampires dominated entertainment from 2008 to 2010 (although zombies also made a big impact), but looking forward, there are plenty of fishy-tailed women on the horizon in the next couple years: A live-action Little Mermaid is in the works; a spate of mermaid novels are coming out this year (even Stephenie Meyer is writing about mermaids now!); Mermaids of Hollywood, an app-turned book, will feature celebrities like Ginnifer Goodwin, Anna Faris, and the Kardashians photographed as mermaids by Mark Anderson; and rumors have popped up of a TV show based on the YouTube series The 3 Tails (errr, not sure about this one … maybe TLC could give it a season).
To understand this unusual trend on the rise, I talked to author and expert on all things mermaids Carolyn Turgeon, who released the aptly titled novel Mermaid earlier this month. Her extensive research on the subject became bigger than her novel, turning into the basis of her fascinating, comprehensive blog, I Am A Mermaid. She also plans on writing a nonfiction book about the appeal of mermaids throughout history and the current practice of “mermaiding” — which is basically putting on a tail and swimming around in oceans or local pools (more on that later). Her research has taken her everywhere from Iceland (which is apparently merman central — who knew?) to Warsaw, and she’s spoken to a sirenology expert at Wellesley and even Tim Gunn about mermaids in our culture. More
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Remember actually enjoying snow days as a kid?

If April showers bring May flowers then what do the blizzards of December, January, and February bring?

  As I type this post, I can see a few flurries out my window. A few years back, if I were sitting at a desk in school, I would probably be jumping out of my seat like every other kid.  It’s unfortunate but as a young adult now, the snow is a pain and has become an enemy.  I remember snow being such an awesome thing to me when I was younger.  It helped me get out of school and it was fun to play with…probably the 2 most important things on a kids to-do-list in life.  Now, even if I have a snow day from work there’s no fun in it.  The past 3 blizzards that have hit New England have me craving sipping a margarita on a sunny beach far far away from here.  I’ve had enough with the plowing, shoveling, salting, slipping, sliding, spinning, messiness of it all!  I haven’t even had the chance to get my car washed since there’s bad weather every other day.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed that we’re done for the rest of the winter season!

The one thing I should appreciate about these snow days now is that there’s no having to make them up and I still get to have a spring break (sorry kiddies and teachers!) although, I guess there’s no such thing as a spring break for me anymore is there?  Oh well, guess I’ll be sipping on a margarita on the couch in front of the TV…not bad. 🙂

This Dodge commercial basically sums up what we’ve been through for the past 2 months.

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