November 18th, 2009

Twilight

New Moon Release Eve

Yes, I am one of those people. The ones whose eyes glaze over when you talk about The Twilight Saga. I am not sure how it happened . . . this invasion of the body snatchers that took place in my brain. After all, I refused to read Twilight for months. I said, "I don't do vampires" Sure, sure, I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer back in the day. Sure, sure I rooted for Buffy and Angel to get together. But a vampire fan I am not. I read Interview With a Vampire. I don't remember it. I do remember the movie. No, that is not true. I only remember Kirsten Dunce's performance. It was creepy good. Anyway, I buckled under the soft, incessant pleads of my friend/co-worker. She is just too doggone nice . . . uggh!!!

The moment I opened the book . . . well here I sit confessing my obssession to the world. I know the writing is not stellar. But as I read the book, it reminded me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sigh. Then I noticed the Pride and Prejudice vibe. And I love Jane Austen. And who could miss the shout out to Romeo and Juliet? It is not my favorite Shakespearan tragedy, but it is Shakespeare. I LOVE Shakespeare. I never stood a chance. The odds were against me resisting the transformation into a person who has DVD release parties, and decorates cakes (yes the cake above was decorated by moi).

Did I mention that I, who is so far from a morning person Pluto seems close, got up at 4 am, happily drove 13 miles to get tickets for the midnight showing of New Moon? Of course not. I was probably trying to save face, hold on to something resembling sanity. Too late now, I suppose. The vampire is officially out of the coffin (I know, LAME). But hey, I did it along with a lot of other crazy people. And it was the most fun I have had since . . . well my Twilight DVD release party at my house and the DVD release party at Hot Topic and the Twilight midnight showing last year. BTW last year when Twilight was a nothing of a movie, I stood in line for one and one half hours in the middle of the day two weeks before the movie released. What a difference a year makes. I should mention that my fab Mandy stood by my side each time (this is why she is my ideal beta reader . . . we are the same person really).

Anyway, tomorrow me and the five girls who went to the Twilight midnight show will recreate last year's amazingly fun evening. T-shirts are purchased, sound tracks are geared up, twilight oriented giddiness seeps out of us like 10 year-old-girls at a Hanna Montana concert. We will have fun, we will laugh, we will swoon, and at the end of the night we will discuss when to see it again. My prediction is we watch it Friday at a respectable hour and after we get some sleep.

My wish is that everyone has something in their life that makes them feel youthful and giddy. Even if it doesn't make sense. And if you don't have that thing . . . find it.

Hugs and Encouragement!