Shameless Plea For Followers

Hi everyone. It is hilarious to me that after a few weeks of blogging, I’m already shameless enough to ask for more followers onWordpress, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, etc. The reasons I need more followers are simple and completely honest.

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I had a successful WordPress blog for 5 years (about 1,000,000 visitors a year) then had to shut it down after a stalker started messing with me over a post I wrote about a serial killer. I hid for another 5 years before deciding to come back online about three weeks ago. Of course, I had to delete the thousands of followers I had on almost all of my social media. And starting over stinks, as it seems like I spend more time on social media than this blog.

I want more followers A.S.A.P. because I don’t want to wait another year or so before I can start asking publishing houses to send me ARC’s to help me find books to review. I used to host the best book giveaways, as well as host giveaways for DVDs, beauty products, home goods, clothing, food, and a wide variety of fun stuff. I miss it terribly. Plus, I miss all of my old readers. I used to have so much fun blogging and connecting with so many of my readers. I made it to BookExpo twice. I’ve met a few hundred writers. And now I can’t just reopen my old blog due to the stalker, so getting the world out to them is almost impossible unless I do it one by one. If people start linking to my blog, or following me online, then I may get at least a few of them back.

So, if you have the time, I’d love it if you’d either link to this blog, or follow me on social media. Here are the links, and thanks in advance to those who do. I owe ya one! Leave a comment if you’ve followed me, where you follow me, and a link to you so I can follow you back.

https://www.facebook.com/BeatriceBordeauxBlog/

https://www.goodreads.com/nerdgirlblogger

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Haters Gonna Hate

Isn’t it funny that people bond over the things they hate in common? I was just laying around, watching the HBO documentary Spielberg (which is awesome, by the way) when my curmudgeonly mailman finds a package on my porch left by some dolt who delivered it yesterday. My god, I died laughing when I heard 8 f-bombs in a row, especially since that was exactly what I did yesterday when I found it. I get packages and mail for this neighbor 24-7 and after years of it, I still can’t believe the weekend mailman doesn’t have any idea what street she is on. But his f-bombs reminded me that boy, do I have strong opinions on certain things and I’m not afraid to say them.

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I love to hate things, like most people that aren’t fake or concerned about what society thinks of them. Are you the type of person who is completely unaware of yourself in a grocery store? Watch out, because I’m not afraid to bang your cart with mine and whisper asshole at ya! I love to hate watch certain reality shows either due to bad acting or bad producing. I once got the manager of a certain pizza place to send me a coupon that states I am entitled to get 3 packs of salad dressing for all eternity after one of his employees fought with me about giving me a packet of dressing that their website didn’t charge me for when I asked for it.

I made up a favorite things page yesterday, when of course what I really wanted to do was list a ‘things I hate’ page instead. A few random things I hate would include people who use the phrase “journey in life,” or those folks who go on and on about having perfect lives (and posting those photos on social media to prove it), or something simple like how much I hate wearing a bra. If you had to make a list of all the things you hate, what would you put on it?

As You Wish: Meet Princess Buttercup and Westley

Since today is the 30th anniversary of a film (and book) that shaped my life, I thought I’d talk a little about The Princess Bride and my beloved cats who are named after the leading characters.

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As you can see, these two rescue cats are real damn cute. Westley (aka Farm Boy) is on the left, and he is totally in love with his leading lady, Princess Buttercup. We rescued Buttercup nearly four years ago, and within 24 hours she was at the pet emergency room. She was raised in a family with children and other cats, but they gave her up after three years due to “allergies.” Since they kept the other two cats, one can only assume allergies meant heart disease, because a few days after we adopted her, she was diagnosed by a cat cardiologist of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. She also has a severe case of night terrors and anxiety, but we all adore her to bits.

Westley came into our home a year later from another shelter. I knew he was the one for Buttercup because a tiny female kitten at the shelter had him backed into a corner. He was a feral cat, and didn’t make a sound for the first three days. I finally got him to come out from under the bed and he hasn’t been more than six feet away from me since. It took him a year before he decided that he likes to be petted, and he is the best buddy a gal can have. Now, he loves a good tussle, and Buttercup can get annoyed as heck by him at times, but my babies cuddle and sleep next to one another every night. Its a real love story.

If you haven’t seen or read The Princess Bride, go do so now. It is a fantasy film/book, and while its central theme is true love, its got everything from pirates to rodents of unusual size to the best sword fight ever captured on film.

 

Tom Petty is Dead and his Daughter Calls Out Rolling Stone Magazine for Reporting it Before He Actually Died

Yesterday was a very tragic day due to the loss of Tom Petty and the Las Vegas shooting. In the midst of multiple media outlets reporting Mr. Petty’s death, Rolling Stone Magazine’s Twitter account also shared this news. I even tweeted about his death. But, he wasn’t dead yet. I can understand the need to share the story of his passing a.s.a.p. It’s such a shock. Everyone loved him.

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But, I can also understand how his daughter Annakim Violet Petty got pissed at the fake news. She took to Instagram yesterday and wrote the following “@rollingstone my dad is not dead but your fucking magazine is.”

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What do you think about this?

My Big Fat Pet Makeover

I was so excited to learn that Animal Planet has a new show called My Big Fat Pet Makeover that helps cats and dogs loose weight! My previous cat had arthritis and a bit of a weight problem, so I know how hard it is to actually get a pet to lose weight.

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First up with Fletcher, a 50 pound Beagle who stole snacks and was so overweight he couldn’t even jump on the bed. His mom and dad were feeding him 10 cups of food a day instead of 2! So tragic … I have to admit that his mom Natalie laughing about it really bothered me. After trainer and pet expert Travis Brorsen stepped in, this dog met his 4 month goal and lost 10.5 pounds!

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Next up was Paddy, who was in the care of twin foster parents who worked with a Papillion rescue group. After two years, these ladies got him down from 34 pounds to 17.5 pounds, but he needed to get down to his goal weight before he was eligible for adoption. This poor fellow had arthritis in his hips, knees and an elbow; plus he had a wicked case of resource guarding that had to be corrected. Enter Travis, who managed to figure out a way to get this dog down to 11 pounds and adoption-ready.

I loved the concept of the show–and can’t wait to watch next week, when they have a cat on.

50 Celebrities Who Believe in Ghosts

Do you believe in ghosts? Not only do I have the attitude that anything is possible, I’ve actually seen a ghost. That’s why I was so excited today to create this list of celebrities who believe in ghosts. I’m not about to share all 50 of their stories, but I’ll share a few.

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1. Paul McCartney was visited by the ghost of John Lennon.
2. Jennifer Lawrence is terrified of ghosts.
3. Anna Nicole Smith had sex with her ghost.
4. Rob Lowe is a ghost hunter.
5. Lorde
6. Miley Cyrus she saw ghosts in her London apartment.
7. Halle Berry
8. Lady Gaga said that she was haunted by a ghost named Ryan.
9. Emma Stone was visited by her grandfather
10. Kate Hudson said that she has seen many ghosts in a house that her mother rented in London.
11. Gillian Anderson
12. Michelle Williams has been haunted by the ghost of Heath Ledger.
13. Nick Cage
14. Selena Gomez has an app to alert her of ghosts!
15. Demi Lavoto
16. Ariana Grande smelt a ghost in Kansas.
17. Joan Rivers
18. Teri Polo
19. Alyson Hannigan
20. Ryan Gosling moved from his family home due to ghosts.
21. Matthew McConaughey
22. Keaunu Reeves saw an empty jacket floating in his childhood home.
23. Hillary Clinton
24. Cher sees Sony Bono
25. Jessica Alba had a ghost take the covers off of her whilst laying in bed.
26. Ke$ha had sex with a ghost.
27. Dan Akyroyd actually ghost hunts and comes from a long line of spiritualists.
28. Carrie Fisher
29. Megan Fox
30. Jenna Bush Hagar had a ghostly experience in the Whitehouse when she heard 1920’s music coming out of a fireplace.
31. Lisa Rinna
32. Mick Jagger owns a home in France that is haunted.
33. Patrick Stewart
34. Dylan McDermott was haunted along with his co-star.
35. Julia Roberts was haunted during Steel Magnolias.
36. Carnie Wilson
37. Jenny Slate has said that her childhood home was haunted by a sea captain.
38. Latoya Jackson
39. Jermaine Jackson
40. Gina Gershon
41. Ernie Hudson
42. Sammy Hagar
43. Belinda Carlisle
44. Scott Baio
45. David Carradine
46. Eric Roberts
47. C. Thomas Howell
48. John Waters
49. Tom Arnold
50. Ali Landry

 

 

Why is the New Miss Dior Commercial the Best Work Natalie Portman Has Done Since Black Swan?

I watched the new commercial for Dior with Natalie Portman and jokingly thought to myself, “Why is this the best work Natalie Portman has done since Black Swan?”

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Then I realized I wasn’t kidding. Where had Ms. Portman disappeared to? I have loved Natalie’s work ever since I saw her steal the film Beautiful Girls. Why isn’t this talented actress getting multiple offers for great roles after winning an Oscar for Black Swan? Why has Hollywood failed her? Was it because of Thor?

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Seriously though … this commercial is stunning. Natalie Portman has never looked better. The music rocks–Sia’s Chandelier. That jump of the bridge is crazy. All I can say is “way to go” to director Anton Corbijn. I was shocked to learn that over 34 million people have watched this commercial on YouTube! And here I thought I was the only nerd who watches commercials. Take a look, see what you think.

And you? What would you do for love?