I got LOST in Hawaii

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this here on my blog, but I am a bonified LOST fanatic. Huge. The hugest. I love it so much that a few months ago, I re-watched all six seasons. And it was awesome. The fact that I’m only slightly embarrassed by the fact that I’ve spent close to 100 hours of my life re-watching something I’ve already seen is a clear testament of my undying love and dedication of this show.

After a lovely wedding welcome party on Friday night, a lot of the guests went to some random bar in Honolulu. It was fun, as bars are wont to be, but it had been a long day and I was getting tired.
I was ready to leave.

Suddenly, Kevin came up to me and exclaimed “JIN IS HERE!”

Those words were like drugs to me.
Any and all fatigue went away instantly.

It needs to be noted that I’m not exactly good at playing it cool.
I get starstruck incredibly easy…
D-list celebrities make me excited.

So to have my beloved Jin, an A-list celebrity in my book, within arms reach of me?!?
I just couldn’t believe it.
People kept telling me to just go up and ask for a picture,
but he was deep in conversation and I thought it would be rude.

So instead, I became super creepy and proceeded to walk by the table he was sitting at multiple times, pretending to go to the bathroom. Then I just stood in the corner for awhile, and pretended to look at my phone while really looking at him.

Eventually it was time to go, and as soon as I left the bar, I tweeted that I JUST SAW JIN!
and because I was a little drunk, I also tagged him in it.

What happened next was magical.

Daniel Dae Kim
(AKA JIN!!!)
replied to my tweet.

The simple “no problem. :)” sent me into a wave of euphoria. I squealed with such delight that you would have thought Channing Tatum had just taken his clothes off for me.
It made my whole day.

Let’s be honest…
it’s pretty much the highlight of my 2013 thus far.

Sad but true.

Anyway, being such a big LOST fan, I wanted to go to all the LOST spots… the survivors’ beach, the others camp, the dharma housing, Hurley’s golf course… I wanted to see it all!

But… this was Kevin’s vacation too, and while he loves LOST, he does not share my complete and utter obsession. Plus, I too wanted to enjoy my vacation and not spend hours driving around looking for random locations of a show that ended three years ago. So we decided to do what we wanted to do, go where we wanted to go, and if a LOST location happened to fall along the way, we would make a pit stop and check it out.

And without even meaning to, I had quite the LOST experience….

Here I am pretending to be Kate hiding from the smoke monster in the banyan trees.
Except I look much less scared.
(or maybe I’m pretending to be Claire because clearly that dress makes me look pregnant.)

Here is the Byodo-in temple, where Jin and Sun got engaged!

I do believe that is Hurley’s golf course!

And because I just couldn’t help myself..

OMG it’s totally like I’m one of them!!!

And there you have my LOST Hawaii experience.

More (real) details on Hawaii to come tomorrow.

Any of you as crazy as I am when it comes to LOST?

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JessicaMarch 6, 2013 - 7:05 am

I love Lost too! One summer I watched all the seasons- the final year it was on TV! I should really go back and rewatch.
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MichelleMarch 6, 2013 - 7:54 am

Okay. Hold the phone. Did I just WRITE this post??!?!?!?
I swear to you. I am so effing obsessed with Lost. This show is what got me and Verner through all of our Marathon training. We would go run a bajillion iles and then lay in bed for hours, watching lost episodes.
I cried my eyes out when I saw the episode where Jin and Sun died together.
I just….I just love this post so much woman.
You are amazing and I’m so jealous that you got to see all of these places!!!

Can we please have another Lost marathon when we officially meet in SF? K thanks.

xoxo

nancy @ adore to adornMarch 6, 2013 - 8:36 am

haha…OMG I love this.
xo,
nancy
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StephanieMarch 6, 2013 - 9:10 am

Shut the front door. I’m OBSESSED with Lost. It’s one of my all-time fave TV shows (though I’m still torn on how I feel about that finale…) and I rewatched the whole thing with the fiance a few months ago, then got his mom and sister to watch it too. At one point, you could go on a Lost tour of Hawaii which is/was a guided tour of all the main shooting spots on the island (kind of like the Sex and the City tour in NYC). Also, Jin is one of my fave characters so I’m totally jealous of your run-in. :)
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MoMarch 6, 2013 - 9:19 am

Being that I also obsessed with LOST, I take exception to you calling ddk a “d-list celebrity” – come on now!! And also, it’s early in 2013, so OF COURSE it’s ok that this was your highlight. You’re pretty much bff’s with a LOST star now. That’s how’d I tell it anyway…

SerenaMarch 6, 2013 - 9:37 am

@Mo – Ah, that’s not what I meant! DDM is an A-list celebrity! I just edited my post to avoid any confusion… I mean, since we are twitter besties and all, I’m sure he’ll be reading my blog. I don’t want to hurt feelings or anything! :)

jeanMarch 6, 2013 - 9:58 am

oh em gee love it! i would have totally gone on the LOST tour with you! i was obsessed with the show too. all the hidden clues, the meanings, the numbers. i would geek out on dharma initiative blogs.

i love that daniel dae kim tweeted back! he’s a good lookin’ asian man and you know i’m not into asian dudes. he seems like he’d be really nice, no?

JessMarch 6, 2013 - 12:13 pm

I have to admit I have never actually watched LOST (I hear it’s amazing, but I know how it ends which is preventing me from wanting to start watching it!) but as a general TV addict, I can appreciate how insanely cool this is!

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KerryMarch 6, 2013 - 9:55 pm

Best.blog.post.ever!!! Can’t stop LOLing.

MargaretMarch 7, 2013 - 7:04 am

AH! This is awesome- I would have been exactly the same; staring creepily from afar. And with all this Lost talk, I really want to go back and watch it all again. Such an awesome show.

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My Husband, the CLEAR Enthusiast

Remember a few months ago when I wrote about how excited Kevin was to use his clear membership?

Probably not, but the gist is that with his clear membership, he gets to whiz past airport security,
while everyone else, INCLUDING ME, stands in line waiting.

And waiting.
And waiting some more.

For the past few months, whenever we have traveled together,
he goes directly to the very front of the security line, bypassing literally everyone,
while I stand in line like a lowly commoner
(but you better believe I make him take all my luggage).

He LOVES his clear membership.
When we travel he talks about it  ALL. THE. TIME.

Well, apparently they love him, too….

Meet my husband, the CLEAR Spokesperson:

(If the video isn’t working, click here and scroll down to watch the first video)

While I was waiting in the security line on our way to Hawaii,
he sped past me and apparently had himself a little video shoot.

(I love how he specifically points out that his wife is stuck in line.)

Anyway, this was a very stupid little post,
but we both laughed hysterically when we saw it,
so I knew I had to share it here.

Happy Tuesday friends!

Do you have CLEAR in your city?

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ritaMarch 5, 2013 - 2:59 pm

ha! we are eagerly awaiting clear in MSP b/c it seems like everywhere else we fly to has it! i’ll be a total nerd about it like kevin!
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JessicaMarch 5, 2013 - 6:18 pm

Well at least he mentioned you, right?! Ugh, love it!
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AmberMarch 5, 2013 - 7:59 pm

This is hilarious!! I love that he got a video while you were stuck waiting! too funny
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LaurenMarch 6, 2013 - 7:51 am

Omg! I am on the bus but I can’t wait to get to my office to watch this video!! Haha!
~Lauren

StephanieMarch 6, 2013 - 9:15 am

I love it! Your husband is a star.

MoMarch 6, 2013 - 9:20 am

So you’re saying this is in SFO??? I’m totally signing up right now! (or seeing what that entails at least)

Back to Reality

I’m on my way back to California after a glorious five days in Hawaii.
I’m not ready to leave. Not at all.
I’m hoping to accidentally miss my flight and get stuck here.
Just kidding.
(not really.)

We have had an amazing time, and Oahu has claimed a spot in my heart.
I’ve truly fallen in love with this little spot of the world.
I’m not sure why, but for some reason I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I do.
It’s a wonderful island, full of history and culture
and natural beauty that leaves you breathless.

It’s been such a wonderful mini-adventure.
Exactly the soul restoration Kevin and I needed.
(and our friends’ wedding was incredible).

I plan on sharing more of my trip soon,
(because man oh man do I have some stories!)
but in the meantime, here’s a quick glimpse of my trip,
courtesy of my iPhone:

It’s a good life in these parts.

Hawaii living, you’re pretty awesome.

Have you ever been to Hawaii?

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nancy @ adore to adornMarch 4, 2013 - 7:46 am

absolutely envious of your trip! hehe. Welcome back but I totally understand your desire to not want to come back! Love the scenic shots…and the one of your hair being whipped around. =D
xo,
nancy
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AliceMarch 4, 2013 - 7:56 am

I am ridiculously jealous of this. I sitting on my hands so I don’t accidentally book myself a holiday in Hawaii!! x
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MoMarch 4, 2013 - 7:58 am

Hawaii is just amazing. I’ve only been to the big island and Maui, but I can’t wait to go back and check out the other islands!

Have a great trip home!

Julie / BoundMarch 4, 2013 - 10:34 am

We went on our honeymoon! To Maui, though. I absolutely loved it. I’ve never seen water/beaches/anything like that. So glad you had fun, and can’t wait to hear all about it!
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StephanieMarch 4, 2013 - 12:20 pm

I’ve only been to Hawaii twice but one of those times was for 3 months on Oahu (my cousin was living there at the time) so I feel like I know it pretty well. We went to the big island a couple years ago but I’m dying to go back and explore Maui and Kauai. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!!
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BrendaMarch 4, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Hi Serena!

I’m actually from Oahu and now live on the mainland as we locals call it. I miss home soooo much and am glad you loved your stay. Next time you visit the Aloha state, I recommend visiting the outer islands as well such as Maui or Kauai.

JessMarch 4, 2013 - 8:40 pm

I have never been, but omigosh do I ever want to now! Can`t wait to hear more about it :-)

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KellyMarch 6, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Beautiful!! I’m totally jealous :) That one shot of the hills (mountains?) looks right out of “Lost”.
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Let the 2013 Wedding Season Commence!

As you read this, I am on my way to Hawaii. Hopefully, I’m already there. Sitting on a beach, reading a book, and drinking a fruity cocktail. Ah, vacation.

The last time I went to Hawaii I was a senior in high school, and Kevin’s never been. It feels like we’ve been looking forward to this forever. When I came home from work last night I immediately declared “WE ARE ON VACATION!!!!!!” and opened a beer, so I suppose you could say I am excited. Our days shall be spent eating and drinking and lounging, and, the best part, watching some of our favorite people tie the knot.

This vacation is also unique in that it marks the beginning of our 2013 wedding season!

You see,  Kevin and I kind of consider ourselves somewhat of professional wedding goers.

Before you roll your eyes and gag, hear me out!

In the five plus years we’ve been together, we’ve attended close to 20 weddings. The first year we dated we had twelve weddings between the two of us, and from that point on we’ve been invited to at least three a year. Kevin is fairly confident that our wedding may have been his 50th.

You read that right. Fifty as in 5-0. My husband has been to over 50 weddings.

When I first met him I thought he was crazy, but now that I’m right in the thick of it, it doesn’t seem that unusual.  With him being older than me, we’ve had two huge wedding phases. Basically, between the ages of 27-32, all he did was attend his friends weddings. And now that I’m 30, all we do is attend my friends weddings.

But then we got married, and the weddings just… stopped. After a solid five years full of watching some of our favorite people say “I Do,” we were suddenly hit with a wedding lull. We were invited to eight weddings in 2011, and then 2012… not a one! Zip. Zero. Nada.

And ever since my wedding, I’ve been dying to go to another one. Because now I know just how much hard work and time and effort and stress and tears the couple put into it. I have a whole new appreciation for things I never noticed before, or thought twice about. Those escort cards that you looked at once and then threw away? Now you know that hours were probably spent on those. Hours! Those chairs you are sitting on? An exorbitant amount of time was probably spent discussing whether or not they should splurge for the chiavaris. The guestbook… the table numbers… the list can go and on.

But now, the wedding season is back! This year, we’ve got seven, and most of them are the weddings of some of my very best friends.

I will admit, having so many weddings so close to each other can sometimes get a bit stressful. Every single vacation day I have this year is being used solely for wedding related events, and this stuff adds up! A lot. But you prioritize and save accordingly, because for me, it is totally worth it. Caitlin Moran would probably think I’m wasting my money, but it’s how I want to spend my disposable income, because I know this time is fleeting. I know that in the not too distant future our lives will be different and our priorities will change. But right now, I feel so fortunate that I am in a position in my life where I’m able to go to these weddings, and I’m so honored and thankful to get to be a part of them.

Because, let’s face it, watching your favorite people publicly declaring their love is pretty awesome (and it’s something I think everyone should be able to do). The fact that these weddings are usually in some pretty kick-ass locations makes it even more fun. It’s  kind of like a forced vacation. Over the years I’ve traveled to England, Mexico, Colorado, and multiple places throughout California for weddings. I’ve been “forced” to take some of the best vacations I’ve had, and I have made so many great memories because of it.

So as my life turns into a whirlwind of bachelorette parties and bridal showers and weddings, I say, bring it on!

2013 wedding season, let’s do this!

What is your attitude towards weddings? Love them? Hate them? What’s the most you’ve ever been to? Do share!

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MargaretFebruary 27, 2013 - 6:47 am

Love them!! We’re in our third year of wedding craziness- we’ve had 7+ every year (including our own). They’ve mostly been in Ohio though- so no fun traveling for us.
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JessicaFebruary 27, 2013 - 7:31 am

I have a love/hate relationship with wedding season! We had 7 and our own last year. Actually, every weekend in August we were at a different wedding. It’s so much fun, but then it’s also so expensive and time consuming, especially when none are in the area. But I would never trade it! Have fun in Hawaii!
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LaurenFebruary 27, 2013 - 8:28 am

LOVE THEM!!!! Have fun!
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nancy @ adore to adornFebruary 27, 2013 - 10:10 am

WOW that is definitely a good share of weddings!! haha. I have a co-worker who has a high count too (though I forget what it is now of course)…both a count of weddings he’s attended AND weddings he has been a part of (either as a groomsman/best man/officiant).
I think it goes to show that people like you are so friendly that people want you to be a part of a special moment in their lives. =D
xo,
nancy
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Julie / BoundFebruary 27, 2013 - 10:27 am

Yay, I LOVE weddings. I’ve only been to one since we got married, and I was thinking the exact same thing the entire time…”God, I’m SO glad all I have to do is sit here and drink and dance and eat cake. And not wear a two-ton dress that makes me sweat buckets when I try to bust a move.” Seriously, my dress was so soaked by the time I took it off that it stood up by itself. (Probably shouldn’t share that on the internet, but I thought it was hilarious).
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AliceFebruary 27, 2013 - 1:24 pm

I LOVE a good wedding. Haven’t been to one in aaaages, but yeah, I’m looking forward to the 27-32 time when all I do is go to them, haha!! x
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Allison @ Lawfully LostFebruary 28, 2013 - 4:48 pm

Have SO much fun in Hawaii! I’m terribly jealous, especially since we got about a foot of snow in the last 24 hours. Have fun!

I know exactly what you mean about being a professional wedding goer. For me, it’s a total love/hate relationship! Brock’s 31 and we started dating when he was 25. I think we’ve gone to about 25 weddings in the last 6 years, and all but TWO were for his friends. Being 26, last year was the beginning of my own friends’ weddings…so far there’s three this summer and I anticipate many, many more next year!

xo

KellyMarch 3, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Oh my goodness, congrats!

xx
Kelly
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My Name is Serena and I’m a Feminist!

Alternately titled: How To Be A Woman Book Club

Last week I hosted book club. I was particularly excited about it because I couldn’t wait to discuss the book I had picked. It was How to Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran. And it was fantastic.

It led to so many incredible conversations about feminism and love and sex and relationships and kids and money and marriage, and well… on being a woman.

I’ve mentioned before just how much I love my book club, and nights like that one just confirm it. Getting together with so many great woman and having real, true, deep conversations is just incredible (okay, maybe not all of our conversations were deep… more minutes than I care to admit were spent talking about the Bachelor).

I started off the night by making everyone stand up and yell “I AM A STRIDENT FEMINIST!”

Really. I did.

My friends did not think I was serious, but I was! If they said it timidly I made them say it again louder! Girl power, yo!

As usual, copious amounts of wine were involved, and apparently I drank so much that after everyone had left I became super creepy and posted a weird picture of myself staring into the camera on instagram. I woke up with no recollection of doing this, and it wasn’t until Kevin said to me “you loser! Look at what you posted last night! What a creeper!” that it came back to me. It was promptly deleted, but note to self: DO NOT INSTAGRAM WHILE INTOXICATED. Bad idea.

Moving on.

I really loved this book. I related to so much of it, and even when I disagreed with some of what she had to say (and I disagreed with a fair amount), she made me think. She made me evaluate why it is I feel the way I do. She made me stand up (literally) and yell “I AM A FEMINIST!”

She writes about feminism in a way you can actually relate to, as if you were meeting a good friend for a drink at a bar and just happened to fall into a deep conversation about feminist theory and gender inequality and how modern day pornography is affecting our youth.

Plus, she is absolutely positively hilarious. I laughed out loud more times than I can count.

Fair warning, she is pretty liberal, talks a lot about sex, and swears like a sailor, but even if you are on the conservative side I think it’s worth reading. Because more than anything else, she is just pro-women. She wants us to stand up for ourselves and say “Hey! Why is that random man getting paid 30% more than I am for doing the exact same job?! What kind of bullshit is this!” instead of just accepting it. She wants “women to have more of the world, not just because it would be fairer, but because it would be better.”

And I agree.

I could go on and on about how great this book is and why you should read it, but instead I’m going to post some of my favorite excerpts.

Grab a hold of your lady-balls and enjoy!

(and if you’re not into reading everything below, you can get the gist of the book by watching this entertaining short video here)

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On Being A Feminist:

“We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism.’ We need the word ‘feminism’ back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29 percent of American women would describe themselves as feminists—and only 42 percent of British women—I used to think, What do you think feminism IS, ladies? What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? ‘Vogue,’ by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that good shit GET ON YOUR NERVES? Or were you just DRUNK AT THE TIME OF SURVEY?”

“It really is important you say these words out loud. “I AM A FEMINIST.” If you feel you cannot say it – not even standing on the ground – I would be alarmed. It’s probably one of the most important things a woman will ever say: the equal of ‘I love you,’ ‘Is it a boy or a girl?’ or ‘No! I’ve changed my mind! I don’t want bangs!’ Say it. SAY IT! SAY IT NOW! Because if you can’t, you’re basically bending over, saying, ‘Kick my arse and take my vote, please, patriarchy.’”

On Waxing:

“We’re at risk of a situation in which every boy expects to undress a girl and find a thorough wax job, and every girl — terrified by the idea of being rejected, or thought abnormal — waxes for them. My beautician told me she has had girls of 12 and 13 coming in for Brazilians.”

Personal note: On Saturday I had the most painful Brazilian wax of my life. It was so bad I almost asked her to stop, and while I laid there in pure torture, trying not to involuntarily kick the esthetician, it was as if I could hear Caitlin Moran whispering in my ear “why the fuck are you doing this to yourself?” Ladies, WHY DO WE DO THIS TO OURSELVES?

On Having (Or Not Having) Children:

“Women are so frequently scared about their biological clocks – YOU’VE ONLY GOT TWO YEARS LEFT TO HAVE A BABY – that they never get the chance to consider if they actually care or not if the damn thing grinds to a halt. With female fertility being presented as something limited and due to vanish quite soon, there’s a risk of women panicking and having a baby “just in case” in much the way they buy a half price cashmere cardigan too sizes too small in a sale.“

“No one has ever claimed for a moment that childless men have missed out on a vital aspect of their existence, and were the poorer and crippled for it…every woman who chooses — joyfully, thoughtfully, calmly, of her own free will and desire — not to have a child does womankind a massive favor in the long term. We need more women who are allowed to prove their worth as people, rather than being assessed merely for their potential to create new people.”

“Feminism needs Zero Tolerance over baby angst. In the 21st century, it cant be about who we might make, and what they might do, anymore. It has to be about who were are, what we are going to do.”

On Abortion:

“I cannot understand antiabortion arguments that center on the sanctity of life. As a species, we’ve fairly comprehensively demonstrated that we don’t believe in the sanctity of life. The shrugging acceptance of war, famine, epidemic, pain, and lifelong, grinding poverty show us that, whatever we tell ourselves, we’ve made only the most feeble of efforts to really treat human life as sacred.”

On Gender Equality and Sexism:

“These days, sexism is a bit like Meryl Streep, in a new film: sometimes you don’t recognize it straightaway… very often, a woman can have left a party, caught the bus home, washed her face, got into bed, read 20 minutes of The Female Eunuch and put the light out before she puts the light back on again, sits bold upright and shouts, ‘Hang on—I’VE JUST HAD SOME SEXISM AT ME. THAT WAS SOME SEXISM! WHEN THAT MAN CALLED ME “SUGAR TITS”—THAT WAS SEXISM, AND NOT JUST AN HONEST MISPRONUNCIATION OF THE NAME “ANDREA.”‘

“Ladies, we are at a massive disadvantage in the workplace. Your male peers are flirting with their male bosses constantly. The average work place is like fucking Bromancing the Stone.”

“When people suggest that what, all along, has been holding women back is other women bitching about each other, I think they are severely overestimating the power of a catty zinger during a cigarette break. We have to remember that snidely saying, ‘Her hair’s a bit limp on top’ isn’t what is keeping womankind from closing the 30 perfect pay gap and a place on the board of directors.”

“Simply being able to vote isn’t the same as true equality. It’s difficult to see the glass ceiling because it’s made of glass. Virtually invisible. What we need is for more birds to fly above it and shit all over it, so we can see it properly.”

On Strip Clubs:

“…if a white man suggested starting a cleaning agency that only employed black cleaners, dressed up in plantation clothing, and being excessively cowed and deferential to their employers, the entire world would be up in arms…but what are strip clubs and lap dancing clubs if not ‘light entertainment’ versions of the entire history of misogyny?”

“if women are having to strip to get an education – in a way that male teenage students are notably not – then that’s a gigantic political issue, not a reason to keep strip clubs going. “

“Just as pornography isn’t inherently wrong – it’s just some fucking – so pole-dancing, or lap-dancing or stripping, isn’t inherently wrong – it’s just some dancing. So long as women are doing it for fun – because they want to, and they are in a place where they won’t be misunderstood, and because it seems ridiculous and amusing, and something that might very well end with you leaning against a wall, crying with laughter as your friends try to mend the crotch-split in your leggings with a safety pin – then it’s a simple open-and-shut case of carry on, girls. Feminism is behind you.”

“In 2010, Iceland – with a lesbian prime minister and a parliament that is 50 percent female – became the first country in the world to outlaw strip clubs for feminist, rather than religious, reasons. ‘I guess the men of Iceland will have to used to the idea that women are not for sale.’ “

******

I highly doubt you read this far, but if you did, hurrah!
(that’s me pretending to be British!)

Have you read How to Be A Woman? What did you think? Would you read it?

Most importantly, do you consider yourself a feminist?

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MoFebruary 26, 2013 - 7:28 am

This made me laugh out loud. And join your book club in a month. I’ve always wanted to be in one, but have been leery about what kind of people I would meet. So, if we meet, and I make the cut, I’d love to join!

PS – when do you go to Hawaii??

StephanieFebruary 26, 2013 - 8:41 am

I definitely read this full post and I added this book to my reading list. I’ve heard friends recommend it before but they never went into much detail other than to say “if you’re a woman, you have to read this book.” Thanks for such a thorough review!
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Julie / BoundFebruary 26, 2013 - 10:42 am

Rahhhh, why am I not in your book club? This has actually been sitting on my Amazon wishlist for quite a while. If you loved it this much, I think I should just go ahead and buy it!
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nicole marieFebruary 26, 2013 - 1:12 pm

hahahahhaha totally saw that instagram and love how kevin responded… literally laughing gout loud…
definitely going to read this book. completely agree with every quote.

ps. i’ll be joining your bookclub when i move back fyi

AliceFebruary 26, 2013 - 1:15 pm

I LOVE Caitlin Moran. She is brilliant! And I love the fact that she is standing up for women (even if I don’t like the term “feminist”- I am a “peopleist” maybe?! In that I think extreme feminism can sometimes be used to make women equal to the detriment of men, which I don’t think is really fair either. But generally love the concept!) xx
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jeanMarch 6, 2013 - 12:37 pm

great book club discussion. i definitely agreed and disagreed with her but overall enjoyed the thought provoking content. i was definitely hesitant at first when you picked this one, but so glad you did!

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