I'm not a super political person so my friends might find the fact that I'm giving a State of the Union pretty damn funny. However, I think it was almost impossible not to feel passionate about the electoral process this past year! But don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with the State of that Union. Rather, I'm going to be talking about the State of my union! And like Lisa, I struggled with what to write in my first entry on this blog. I feel like I'm being introduced to the world and anyone who knows me would agree that the people pleaser part of me really, really wants your approval...
So in an effort to help you get to know me better and in the spirit of politics, I've compiled a list of what I'm "For" and what I'm "Against".
Liz is for: Teeny bopper movies, cute scarves on cold, rainy days, The Biggest Loser, hot sourdough bread with butter, Facebook, Perez Hilton, tall men (I married one), sushi, the environment, inner beauty, Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie, Dogs, Macs, Angels, forgiveness, family, H&M, ANTM, The Haitan guy from Heroes, Josh Duhamel(broke my heart when he married Fergie!), Access Hollywood, self-awareness, American Idol and using the F word when appropriate.
Liz is against: Evites (Sorry if you've recently sent me one...), MySpace, TMZ, Tyra Banks, Elizabeth Hasselback, short men with Napoleon complexes, (sorry about that too!) reptiles, motorcycles, passive-aggressive behavior, tardiness, PCs, The Wiggles, Spongebob Squarepants, bickering, laziness, grudges and hypocrisy.(Or is it hypocritical to be against hypocrisy?)
As Lisa mentioned previously, we started this site because we want the publishing world to know that Chick Lit is alive and well! Let's face it ladies-we are supposed to be everything to everyone-supermom, superwife, super-employee and do it all while looking super-hot. So when I'm done being trying to be all those things, the last thing I want to do is sit down and read some depressing Oprah's Book Club shit! Sorry Ms. O, I love you, but I gave up on the book club after The Poisonwood Bible many years ago. If I want to cry I'll turn on the eleven o'clock news or Dateline!
The women I know and love want to escape and be lost in a story about people they can relate to! That is why we decided to write I'll Have Who She's Having. We wanted to read about characters that we would want to be friends with. Most people can relate to Kate and Kelly, the two sisters depicted in our novel. Kelly is a new mom who decides to quit her job and stay home and struggles to fit in to her new life and snobby neighbors. Kate is single, recently dumped and struggling to figure out why all the men in her life are afraid to commit, not realizing that she's looking in all the wrong places. Like many of us, both Kate and Kelly are struggling to find their happy ending!
So let's say it loud and proud! Give women QUALITY movies and books to choose from! Make 2009 is the year of Chick lit! Happy endings and hot men for everyone! All self-proclaimed "bad-boys" will be tamed by the women who want to change them! All men will leave the beautiful, mean girl for the mousy underdog! I mean, come on, with everything going on in the world these days, don't we all deserve a happy ending now and then?
Yes, damnit, you do! And we're going to give it to you!