I loved Disney movies growing up (who didn’t?), but I think I’m having even more fun as a 27 year old watching the classics, looking at everything through a deeper, more mature lens. One of the Disney movies that I recently saw with my sister-in-law was Sleeping Beauty, a movie that definitely was not one of my favorites as a child. I didn’t watch it as much as the other ones, like Little Mermaid or Aladdin, but I remember liking the fairies and thinking they were cute. Seeing it again 12 years later, I had no idea that I would see things so differently. First, I always thought of it as a story about Sleeping Beauty, or Aurora, since A) that’s the title of the movie, and B) most Disney movies are about the princess. But this movie is actually all about Prince Phillip and what he must do to find true love. I believe there are some pretty obvious religious undertones and that Phillip could easily represent us in the struggles of the Christian walk, battling the devil with the help of three fairies (or the trinity), but I decided to look at it through a slightly different angle. Here are 5 ways men can learn how to find true love through Phillip’s character.
Rick Astley is never going to give up on me, so why should I give up on him? Even from the early age of seven, I knew that this voice was sexy. Probably didn’t really know what sexy meant, but whatever it was, it had to include Rick. Maybe this sexiness is even more amplified since it came from the whitest white boy you could imagine…who had red hair… and freckles. This deep, sensual voice came from this guy? Sure did. To this day, whenever his music comes on in a CVS pharmacy, I have to stop what I’m doing and sing along “And don’t you know I would move heaven an earth to be TOGETHER FOREVER with you?!”
My trip to Greece was my first visit to Europe, and I couldn’t have had a more amazing time. I went with my Big P hat Greek family to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Syros, Thessaloniki Patras and Kalavitra. Luckily, my mother-in-law speaks Greek and was able to guide us through the country. It also helps that her and my two sisters-in-law have been to Greece many times, so my hubby and I didn’t have to worry about where to go, how to get there, or how to speak the language, making it pretty easy for us to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. It does take around 10 hours to get from JFK to Athens and I recommend getting plenty of sleep on the plane (don’t get distracted by all the movies on the plane like I did, I think I watched five *fail*). When we landed it was 9 in the morning, and I had been up since 3 am when we left to go to the airport in San Francisco. Like zombies, we walked around the airport and tried to find wifi to figure out how to get to our hotel. (It didn’t help that there were protests on the street that day which prevented us from being able to take several modes of transportation.) We finally decided to stay at the hotel that the girls had stayed in when they went to Greece for their school trip.
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