50 Shades of Grey…I’m not getting it.

I wrote about this book back in May when I was about 100 pages into it and I was intrigued to find out about Christian Grey but since then I have read another 100 pages and I can’t get into the hype. I was all for some erotic fiction but this book now irritates me.

50 Shades of Grey is about a relatioship between Christian Grey a millionaire that’s into bondaged discipline, sadism, and masochism and his submissive Anastasia Steele. In short he makes her sign a contract giving all control of her life over to him. I may not be having hot sex at this moment but I would not sign a contract allowing someone to have total control over me even in my desperate state.  Nor would I let them have total control as to what they stick into my various orifices. I deal with controlling people on a day-to-day basis; I do not find them appealing or sexy and I definitely do not want one as a lover.

Let’s talk about the leading man; Christian Grey is a strikingly handsome millionaire?! Yes I realize its erotic fiction but let’s be a little more realistic. If I am going into fantasy land it should be a somewhat attainable fantasy such has a sordid sex affair with the tall sexy beast at the gym (just something off the top of my head but you get the idea).  Rich control freaks are not hot, if you want to get caught up with a hot leading man I recommend reading ‘Outlander’ or ‘A Place Called Freedom’.  Both these men are sweet, sexy, intelligent and manly; plus the stories are a great read.

I’m grateful that I did not buy all three books because they will never be read by me and I am not sure I can even finish the one that I have. Does it get better? Is there any more to this story, I need some substance and so far there isn’t enough to keep me interested in Christine Grey.

I like fluff reading as much as the next gal but I realized that erotic fiction is not for me. I am now jumping off the 50 Shades of grey bandwagon.

Any recommendation for what I should read next?


Kings of Leon had our sex on fire

Last night the Single Gals team was part of the sold out crowd in attendance for the Kings of Leon show at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto. We are big fans of the band, Caleb’s voice can melt the panties off any women and he did just that. Even though he was battling a cold he sounded his sultry best last night. He made our thighs quiver when he sang ‘Sex on Fire’ and ‘On Call’. Matthew KOL guitarist was getting his dirty rock star on when he played Sex on Fire with his mouth, it was much appreciated by the SG Team but he did lack the finesse of Nikki Sixx who would run his tongue down his bass and make a girl wonder what else he could do with that tongue. KOL has added a bassist to the line up, well in true SG fashion I must say we did noticed how hot he was and were thinking future yummo.

Over all the concert was excellent, the band sounded great, looked good but they cheaped out on their set. They only played for 90 minutes and could have easily played for another hour. Last year when we saw them they played for over 2 hours and even threw in a drum solo which was very good, the drummer can play drums, while chewing gum, smoking and drinking beer! God I love a man who can mutli-task. Now I understand that Caleb was battling a cold, but seriously man up dude you are 28 years old. Bon Jovi played a 2.5 hour set last week, and they are 20 years older than you, Jon(48) even had a calf muscle injury but never mentioned it, he just Rocked It!.

So boys you do not get the SG stamp of approval this time, only because of the short set. For future I think you need to take a Rock Star 101 program, that includes such courses as “How to play through a injury/cold/ addiction”, “ How to make your 1.5 hour set last 2.5 hours” and my personal favorite “The fine art of guitar/bass licking”.

Single Gals Disapprove

Love Lost and What I Wore

On Friday July 16th the Single Gals team headed to the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto to see the premiere of ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’. This off Broadway gem is a monologue from the different life experiences of sisters Dora and Delia Ephron and their friends where they use clothing and accessories to recite various memories. Andrea Martin from SCTV and My Big Fat Greek Wedding will have you in tears when she talks about “The Purse”. Mary Walsh of This Hour has 22 Minutes is also extremely funny when she recounts the story of the first bra fitting. Louis Pitre from the Broadway hit Momma Mia! is stunning (and what a set of legs she has!) The cast is great, the stories are funny and bitter sweet, this is great night out for you and the girls!

Comments from the Single Gals team :

“Absolutely fantasmical!”

“Two thumbs up. The show was witty, intelligent and made me want to go shopping. The only bad thing was that it ended too soon.”

“It’s funny, sweet and there is not one woman I know that could not relate to the stories told. You will leave there reminiscing about your first pair of heels or that favourite shirt and maybe even your first boyfriend”

“The play was funny..All females can relate! Each dialogue has happened to one of us at some time in our lives. It’s funny how after the play we were talking about clothing, shoes and dating”

Love Loss and what I wore will be in Toronto from July 16 until September 4th, for more info go to http://www.lovelossonstage.com/

 Single Gals Approved!

Love, Love, Love and Hole

I know that Lady Gaga is taking over the world, but even in her strangely toned down demeanor at Saturday night’s Sound Academy show in Toronto, Courtney Love could still kick her ass and take it back. I’m probably not the best girl to review this considering 1) I’ve had a girl crush on Courtney for 16 years, 2) I had one too many cans of beer at the show (yes they were selling cans) and 3) I have one too many bruises from fighting off the mosh pit to get a closer peek and a sore neck from head banging most of the night. But I have to say that this show rocked my 31 year old world.

Courtney not only looked awesome (although a little on the skinny side), but she sounded amazing. Her voice is as raunchy, rough and delicately rugged as ever. It’s deeper now than it was 15 years ago, but man can she still belt it out. She was surprisingly (and a little disappointingly) calm and cool, staying near the mic for most of the show while at times pulling out her signature “leg on amp position”. I suppose she is forgiven considering she just turned 46. She seemed to control the crowd, who was ready to unleash at any moment, by following up heavy songs with slower songs. I couldn’t believe how intense the crowd was for middle aged grungers; jumping, body surfing and pushing for a better view. Bitchiness did occur, but I think that’s a Toronto thing – we tend to get really uptight at general admission shows when people move in front of us (like it was assigned seating or something?!) But Torontonians generally have a pickle up their ass about most things (I’m allowed to say this cause I was one, but had to get out for that exact reason).

Hole opened beautifully with a sample of the song ‘Pretty On the Inside’ from their debut album of the same title and then went into ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ by The Rolling Stones. They played a varied set from their albums, to name a few; Nobody’s Daughter (‘Letter to God’, ‘Skinny Little Bitch’, ‘Someone Else’s Bed’, ‘Pacific Coast Highway’), Live Through This (‘Plump’ – which was amazing, ‘Doll Parts’, ‘Miss World’, ‘Asking For It’) and even a couple off Celebrity Skin which Courtney apparently despises and thinks of as her sell-out album (‘Malibu’, ‘Reason to be Beautiful’). They could have done without the cover songs as they have a great catalogue, but I thought the band pulled them off (Nine Inch Nails’ – ‘Closer’, Leonard Cohen’s (as Courtney pronounced “Co Hen”) – ‘Take This Longing’, Judy Garland’s (dedicated to her gay fans , of which there were many) – ‘The Man Who Got Away’ ). She didn’t overly interact with the crowd, but she did manage to get a whole gaggle of bras and a bouquet of flowers.

Although it would have been nice to see some of the original band backing her, her new band sounded tight and they let Courtney shine…although I’m sure that was a pre-requisite at auditions. I hope it’s not another 12 years till we see Ms. Love again, but maybe next time it will be in a seated venue like Massey Hall so I can just sit and stare in awe and save my neck from going into a brace.


Single Chick

Rock of Ages the Musical

Rock of Ages  takes place in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, Sherrie a small town girl meets Drew a Rock Star wanna be in LA’s most famous rock club “The Bourbon Room”. They fall in love while rockin out to Night Ranger, Bon Jovi, Warrant, Twisted Sister and more, just the way is happened back than.
It takes you back to a time when music was all about sex drugs and rock n roll. Rock Stars were dirty, wine coolers ruled and if you had a cell phone at that time you were definitely NOT Rock N Roll! I loved the intro announcement from David Coverdale, he tells us to turn our cell phones off and if you have to text during the show then you are a Douch Bag, well said David! The Cast was phenomenal, their voices were powerful and they did such a great job of making you believe that you were back in the 80’s. I have to admit my favorite character was Stacee Jaxx , the Dirty Rock Star of the show, what can I say I love Dirty Rock Stars. I think this is a must see, if you love rock music you will have a great time, even better if you love the 80’s glam scene. Girls, this would be a great girl’s night out event. Meet up for appetizers and some wine coolers, then head over to the show and bang your head!
Here is what other Single Gals followers said about the show:
“I thought it was comparable to seeing a rock concert 20 years ago!  One of the best nights out my husband and I have had in a long, long time.  We didn’t stop dancing”
“Sex, Drugs,(okay Alcohol) & Rock & Roll – Yep – Welcome back to the 80ies!  Alcohol in the audience, flicking your bic lighter in the air to show appreciation, singing along while waving your devil horns, just what the 80’s were all about.  A hilarious, feel good, 80ies Rock Broadway show!  If you’re a product of the 80ies it is a Must See. If you’re not – Enjoy the ride!”
 “Rock of Ages brought back so many fond memories of chokin’ on hairballs while doing the fandango on the sunset strip! Why can’t they write music this good anymore?” (translation: IT FREAKIN’ ROCKED)

Now go get your Rock on you will be glad you did.

This Show is Single Gals Approved

Have him at Hello

I’ve just finished reading “have him at HELLO confessions from 1000 guys about what makes them fall in love …or never call back” by Rachel Greenwald a professional dating coach and matchmaker. Over a ten year period she had interviewed 1000 single men, asking them why they called one women back and not another.
If you are an avid dater and are always asking yourself “Why don’t any of the great ones call me back?” then you should read this book. Rachel incorporated the “Exit Interview” concept from the corporate world to the dating world.  She would call the dates that her clients felt went well but never got a call back for a second date and asked them why. Her research narrowed it down to different stereotypes that men considered date breakers. Some examples are the ‘Bitch in Boots’, ‘The Wino’ and ‘The Debbie Downer’. At the end of every date breaker is a check list to see if you fall under that category along with suggestions to help you date productively. Some of the stories will be a bit discouraging and will have you wonder why bother ala ‘The Blahs’ because you can’t win for trying. In truth we all have quirks and some quirks should not present themselves right away. This book is just a guide to help see if your quirks are dominating your date rather than letting the many facets of your wonderful self shine through. I think all the single ladies out there should read this book if not for dating advice but to get an idea of what men are thinking when they date.
You may be wondering what stereotype I fell under to be honest I could not find myself in the book. The reason being is my problem is not getting the call back it is getting the first date. It’s hard to tell what you’re doing wrong when you are not being given the chance to do it. I wonder if there is a book with advice on how to get a date without having to resort to online dating?


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