I’m old (38) and I haven’t read the Diary of Anne Frank in many years, but the thing I remember best about the book is her relationship with Peter. I remember the way love bloomed between them in spite of their extraordinary circumstances, and I remember thinking that it was beautiful that they loved each other and got to have that first romance experience in spite of everything. I think it’s fair, and not at all disrespectful, to draw a parallel between that love and the love that blooms between Hazel and Gus in spite of their extraordinary circumstances. I think that it’s pretty unfair to expect a history lesson with every mention of Anne Frank. Congratulations on being able to Google all those specific details you mentioned - anyone else who is unfamiliar with her story, upon seeing the movie, can go home and do the same. Maybe by leaving the parallel vague, Green is encouraging kids to find more information about Anne Frank. After all, he is a teacher, and they’re not known for just leaving the answers lying around to be found easily. You’re more likely to remember answers that you have to go looking for yourself.
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My husband and I have been married for 13 years and we’ve gotten a Christmas ornament on every vacation we’ve been on - so when we decorate our tree each December we get to re-live all of our special memories. There are several Disney ornaments in the bunch.
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My 3 year old son has the same jammies that Miley Cyrus is wearing.
This is not a public appearance. This is a man going about the ordinary business of his life, and being stalked by predatory photographers.
Response to 32 Songs To Play At Your Own Funeral:
Ben Folds - Magic. Preferably the a capella version. Beautiful.
I make these every year for my dad’s birthday. Here’s a link to her recipe tinyurl.com/mf62vww (Buzzfeed won’t let me post a link so you’ll have to copy and paste it, and put in your own http). They’re about a billion times better if you fry them in butter and sprinkle them with sugar as they’re frying, rather than doing them on a dry griddle. I’ve never thought to put jam on them… I might have to make some to try it! We’ve always called them Welsh Cookies. Raisins are easier to find than currants.
General: SplashID - I keep all my passwords and stuff secure. Love.
Evernote - my Evernote account is a big digital cookbook.
Viper - I can start my car from my phone. I am spoiled.
ThisLife - picture management - just started using this one, but I like it so far. Subsidiary of Shutterfly. For reading:
Redditor For listening:
Pandora For travel:
Response to What’s The Last Book You Read?:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is going to be the next big thing… The TV show is coming to Starz this summer, and she’s publishing the 8th book in the series. LOVE them!
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Or “31 Insanely Beautiful Colleges At Which You Can Get Married” if you’d like to sound like you went to one of said colleges.
Awww, baby Adele! Cute!
Response to 29 Things Only Migraine Sufferers Understand:
I’ve suffered from migraines since I was 5. I’m 37. I’m kind of relieved that other people get the hangover, too. I kind of thought that was just me. Imitrex is a freaking miracle, though, isn’t it? It used to be $15 a pill on my old insurance - now I get 9 pills for $15. Even at $15 a pop, though, totally worth it. My list of meds at the doctor’s office is ridiculous because of all the various things I’ve tried. Vicodin, Xanax, Compazine, Amerge (today’s drug of choice, it’s doing ok), Imitrex… I’m like a walking after-school special over here.