Reading Fifty Shades Of Grey At Inflatable World

Jun 12, 2012

When my friend invited me to tag along to a place called Inflatable World, my first thought was of us walking through a warehouse full of blowup dolls with giant red lips.  I laughed with relief when she told me it was an outdoor bouncy house playground for kids, because as much as I love hanging out with my friend, shopping for sex toys is something I just can’t do as a group activity.

Not too long after we arrived I looked over and noticed a woman comfortably stretched out in a lounge chair reading a book.  Her shoes were kicked off to the side and she was sensually rubbing her feet against each other while she chewed on her bottom lip.

Me: Look, Jen, see what that woman is reading? Gah!

Jen: Yeah?  And?

Me: You don’t know about Fifty Shades of Grey?

Jen: No?

Me: OMG!  Okay, it’s basically erotic porn for women.  Like a romance novel on condoms.  It’s a best seller, and is supposedly doing all kinds of good stuff for relationships that need help in, um, that area.

Jen: So it gets you horny!

Me: Yes!  And that woman over there is getting horny in Inflatable World!

It was an odd place to be enjoying oneself, with the hundreds of kids and parents running around (my two kids alone are enough to knock me out of the mood), but you’ve got to hand it to the woman for her confidence.

Me: You know how people tell PDA offenders to get a room?  I’m going to yell, “Get a Kindle!”  Just for fun!


So I didn’t.  I guess it’s good to have mature friends with you when the mood to be 15 strikes.

I don’t know if I’d ever see the movie (Okay, who am I kidding, I’m TOTALLY going to see the movie.  And apparently I’m a closet prude because I can’t imagine going in anything less than a full body cape that would completely hide my identity.), but it’s fun to weigh in on the whole Fifty Shades of Grey casting craze that’s taken over the web.

I think I have to jump on the Dave Gandy train.  Though he’s kind of obscure, I don’t know if he has a train.  If I had to go mainstream, then it’s Chris Hemsworth all the way.












Though, really, any of the guys being considered for the role will smoke it.

So with all that said, I guess I need to get a move on it and read the books.  I will be downloading them to my PHONE, though.  No physical evidence!  I don’t need Gabi coming across them in a few years and asking, “What are THESE about, mom?”

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  1. Heh, “get a Kindle!”
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  2. Hahaha! I took one of the books on the plane and tried to hide it, but my seat-mate saw and was like, “Oh, I loooove those books!” and then blah blah blah, really loudly. My sneaky techniques apparently need brushing up :P
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  3. Jennifer

    I was the friend with Laural and I should let you yell get a kindle. I love reading your blog my friend.

  4. That is awesome! I love it. Boy is she brave. I think I might be a prude too but I totally want those books! LOL

  5. “Get a Kindle!” BWAHAHAHA!

    Haven’t read these books yet. I’ve heard they’re reeeaaaalllly badly written…

    And I do not know this Dave Gandy. But I would gladly board that train. Rawr.
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  6. Ah, okay, my secret is out -that is the reason why I take half an hour in the bathroom (shhh don’t tell my children) I definitely would NOT be caught reading this book in public! Let me know what you think after reading on your kindle…I mean PHONE….
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  7. Wow!!! she is so brave. Who has the courage to read one erotic book like that? Many would cover the book so others won’t see what they are reading and will pretend it is about World Peace!!!
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  8. Wait wait wait, so there actually IS going to be a movie made from this? Gah! I so don’t get the whole fascination with the sex part of the books. I was more fascinated by the relationship between Christian and everyone in his world – and how she dealt with it. Needless to say, these books were no help “there” for me ;) But ummm yes, I read them on my iPad. Downloaded from the library.

    But you SO should have yelled get a kindle. Good thing I wasn’t there?
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    • I’m 100% with you Michelle. It’s their relationships that make the books impossible to put down. Terrible writing, but somehow she nailed (no pun intended) their chemistry. I started to skim through the sex scenese…he gets rough, she is of course “ready” for him, she climaxes, he then has sex with her, they simultaneously climax….yeah, right.
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  9. I would have totally said that!
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  10. LOL! I totally love this post!

    Yep, you should have yelled, “Get a kindle!”
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  11. My Facebook feed is clogged with status updates about “50 Shades”. Next post is going to get a “Get Kindle” and link back to this post! :)
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  12. Andie

    I have actually read a lot of reviews and excerpts about this fifty shades of grey and it looks really interesting.. Now this really convinces me a lot to read it..
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  13. Bia

    Laural, a friend bought this books during lunch this week! And she was blabbing all about it and how good they are!
    It was the first time I hear about this book (a shame, because I use to read so much more…), but we all the good reviews I’ve been ring, I definitely want to give it a try! :)

  14. Well she’s got guts that’s for sure. Probably a book review mommy blogger!~ :)
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  15. supposedly it is mommy porn because women like to read about “it” but men like to see “it”
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  16. Personally,I’m holding out for Ian Sommerhalder. I think he’d make a perfect Christian Grey.

    And you’re right. Owning a Kindle is terrific for hiding my smut from the rest of the world.
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  17. Pdf, ebook, audiobook or other electronic variations of bestsellers can be located here.

  18. Do yourself a favor and don’t read them. They’re horribly written. Just read the Amazon reviews.
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