I was feeling pretty manly, then I watched Beauty and the Beast…

Talk about something there that wasn’t there before, it’s Beauty and the Beast on my new-movies-that-could-be-a-big-hit list! Like me, you may think the movie is tailored for the female gender, what with all it’s singing and pretty dresses, a formal dinner, and a ruggedly handsome hunk of a star that plays the part of villain, a la Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice. Yes, I mean Gaston. And no, don’t even get me started on the fantasy that men like Darcy are actually preferred because he was not nice to Elizabeth. Of course, he definitely looked like a normal human man. beauty3C’mon Belle, you know you rather have Gaston. This just got real. I’d also like to thank 2011 for the “said no girl ever” punch line. It’s just as funny 3 years later! But we all know deep down Bingley was the man, right? Unlike Beast, though, who was not a man. Because he was a beast. Listen, if I have to spell all this out for you it’s going to be a long day.

Beauty-and-the-Beast-Wallpapers-5Though Beauty and the Beast started with the much-feared lullaby-like song, the pace picked up. It was crystal clear what was going to happen. Belle was going to rescue the beastly handsome animal (and fall in love) while also rejecting the arrogant fella, Gaston, who acts like he deserves her as a wife. There’s really no need to get into the details of her falling in love with a beast because hey, we’ve all seen some pretty rough online dating profiles. The beast actually may be an upgrade.

I give a high five and a heartfelt chuckle along with a nod and a slippity slap secret handshake to whoever was in charge of details in this movie. Get past the predictability and check out the endearing details that remind us of how fun and funny it is to be human. For instance:

The “a hem mm hmm memm” before stating “dinner is served” made me laugh so hard. I skipped back a few times to watch it again and umm, yeah, even recorded it on my, uhh, phone. In the end, I’m a fan of this movie. I really think it’ll catch on and be a hit… as long as Darcy and his pride don’t make a cameo and ruin everything ever.

How Famous People Sleep

I never thought much about the way I sleep until I read an article about different sleep positions. While I found the diagram quite hilarious, the research findings seem pretty accurate. I usually start out in the Fetus position, then before I fall asleep, shift to the Yearner. How about you?

Fetus position – tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly.

Log position – social, easy-going person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible.

Yearner position – open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.

Soldier position – reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard. 

Freefall position – brash, outgoing, and very uncomfortable with criticism.

Starfish position – good listeners, helpful, and uncomfortable being the center of attention.

A lot of people will say they shift during the night, but studies have shown that most people stay relatively still throughout the night. Here’s my take on a few of the Lost characters: 

Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly on Lost) – Fetus

Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox on Lost) – Yearner

John Locke (Terry O’Quinn on Lost) – Soldier

Sawyer (Josh Holloway on Lost) – Freefall

John Locke (as Smoke Monster on Lost) – Freefall

Other famous people:

Cindy Lauper – Starfish

Shia LaBeouf – Yearner

Conan O’Brien – Fetus

Keith Urban – Fetus

Mr. Darcy – starts in a Freefall, ends in a Soldier

Bingley – Starfish

Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale in “Serendipity”) – Fetus

Jonathan Trager (John Cusack in “Serendipity”) – Log

Summer (from 500 Days of Summer) – Freefall

Piper (my beagle) – Double Yearner

Billy Ray Cyrus – Log

David Hasselhoff – Fetus

Ellen Degeneres – Log

Boyz II Men – Fetus