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Man Crush Monday: Kevin Bacon Edition

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Man Crush Monday: Kevin Bacon Edition

Hellooo everyone and welcome to the newest edition of Man Crush Monday – Kevin Bacon style! Those of you who are familiar with my blog will know that The Following is one of my all time favorite shows, so it only seems right that I give my boy Kevin Bacon some love! Let’s discuss:

Dear Kevin Bacon,

Alright K-Bakes, I’m not gonna lie – I’m not too familiar with a lot of your work. SUE ME FOR IT, because I was a faithful follower to The Following from the beginning. That show was and still is one of my healthy obsessions and saying that I’m devastated that it’s over is a big fat understatement. Your performance as Ryan Hardy in The Following gave me a new found appreciation for the good guy and the show in general also made me develop a crush on serial killer, Joe Carroll…But that’s neither here nor there. You’ve been in the Hollywood game a while now, Kevs, and I must say, you’ve aged amazingly well – one might almost call it godlike. I am so shamelessly, hopelessly, and helplessly infatuated with you that maybe I should dig into the library archives and borrow Footloose. Until that day comes, allow me to say that you are SO handsome. I mean, really handsome. Hubba hubba to you, sir. Your chiseled features and sultry voice sure know how to make a bitch swoon. And those eyes?! Jesus. I LOVE YOU!!!!

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^^^ What a guy, what a guy, what a heck of a guy!!

So there you have it, this week’s Man Crush Monday: Kevin Bacon Edition! Who is your #MCM this week? What is your favorite creative endeavor by my man crush? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Spring Break Here I Come!!!

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Spring Break Here I Come!!!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! One more week of class and then Lil Red is on spring break! My first spring break as a college student! :’) I don’t have any fancy or exciting plans, but that’s okay because a break is a break is a break. I suppose I do have some plans, that is if sleeping, eating lots of Taco Bell, and binge watching Netflix counts as plans. But that all sounds pretty pathetic….so I guess I plan on being pathetic – and I’m SO okay with that! Mama needs it! Not too much is new and crazy, but I do have some fun pictures to share with you guys while I take a break from stupid math homework. (Speaking of math, I’m doing shockingly good in my class! All of the stuff I’m learning right now is SO much easier than I remember it being in high school, thank gawd!) Yesterday I had a beautiful afternoon hanging out with my friend, Neva whom I’m sure you guys know all about from previous posts about her. Of course we had to take a selfie, so here’s us being fabulous divas as usual:

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I love her :*) Seeing Miss Neva yesterday was a real treat, because she drew a lovely portrait of me! Neva loves art, specifically drawing and painting and she’s wanted to do a picture of me for forever, so yesterday we finally sat down and she drew me! It was so sweet, and I was all smiles the whole time. Once she finishes painting it, I’ll be sure to post a picture for your viewing pleasure. It was a much needed afternoon of girl talk and good old fashioned tom foolery. We had an absolute ball! 🙂

After a fun visit with my BFF, I had some hang out time at home before I headed over to Ramon’s (my sisters boyfriends) house to watch the season three premiere of The Following with them. The premiere was fantastic, as I expected and of course Kevin Bacon was looking fine as hell! ME-OW! Whenever I’m the third wheel to my favorite couple, cuteness always seems to happen between Kristen and Ramon. I decided to capture this first hand, as well as a disgusted reaction from myself. 😉

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^^^ FOREVER ALONE FACE!!!!!! Hahaha, they’re so precious, and I’m so single – but that’s a-okay with me because as the saying goes: “I’m a strong, independent woman who don’t need NO man!” This pic has become an instant classic on Facebook and the source of hysterical laughter for me and Kristen. #foreveralone #singleandsomewhatreadytomingle

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I may be M.I.A. for a bit this week because I have quite a bit done before I can finally settle down for my break next week. However, I’ll try and post as often as I can, even if it’s just something short and sweet like today! OH and good news! Remember how I told you guys that my computer broke and I’ve had to use a super shitty old computer for homework and blogging? WELL, my computer got fixed and it’s ready to be picked up, so Lil Red will no longer be tearing out her beloved locks out of frustration! Huzzah!

Alright crew, I hope you have a fabulous rest of your day! Did any of you guys watch the season premiere of The Following? What did you think of it? I’d love to hear from you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

The Following

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The Following

Public service announcement: I am SO obsessed with this show. I binge watched the entire first season of The Following about six months ago thanks to Netflix. Yesterday, my sister suggested we started watching it again. I completely forgot how amazing this show was, as I watched the entire season in one day, and was a complete zombie during the fifteen hour marathon. It’s astounding that I have any recollection of the show at all! We’re on the fifth episode now, and so many critical details that have been lost in my noggin are now surfacing again. This really is a show that you need to watch over time. If you watch it all in one day, you look past some of the key “hidden in plain sight” details that the show offers, as I learned. Kevin Bacon (SO SEXY!) plays former FBI agent, Ryan Hardy, best known for his capture of serial killer, Joe Carroll (played by James Purefoy). Mr. Carroll escapes prison, only to be recaptured again by Ryan. Once Carroll is back in jail, insane instances begin happening, carried out by his cult followers of psychopaths and killers. All of Joe’s plans that are being carried out outside of the prison walls, have a direct effect on his loved ones, especially focusing on his ex-wife Claire and young son, Joey. It’s now up to Ryan Hardy and a team of very capable FBI agents to track down these followers before all of Joe Carrolls’ twisted plans fall into place. The cat and mouse chase of this show keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The acting is SO brilliant too. The scenes between Bacon and Purefoy are so raw and powerful, you can honestly feel the tension through the tv screen. There’s a solid crew of supporting actors as well, specifically miss Valorie Curry who plays Emma Hill. She’s Carrolls’ right hand woman, and let me just say: she’s fucking nuts. This girl can ACT. It really is impossible to not hate her character, so that just means she’s doing a fantastic job of playing a fanatical killer. Did I forget to mention one of the coolest parts of the show? All of the Edgar Allen Poe references!! One might say that Mr. Poe was the inspiration for Carrolls’ serial killings. Poe believed nothing was more beautiful than a beautiful girl dying, as did Joe Carroll, leading to his murders of fourteen young women at the college he was a professor at. Stories and poems of Poe are quoted through out the show, as well as specific references in the murders to famous short stories such as the Tell Tale Heart and the Black Cat. Seriously guys, do yourselves a favor and give The Following a try. This blog post doesn’t even begin to dabble in how amazing this show is. What’s your favorite Edgar Allen Poe story or poem? Have you watched this show before? What do you think of it? Leave me a comment and let’s discuss! -Sarahpoe_following