Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Okay, this will be the last Twilight post for another six months( when Eclipse comes out). I had so much fun with Sara, Lisa, Mary and Georgianna. Even though it was so midnight (I'm getting too old for this) it was worth hanging out with these girls. Even moms need crazy nights out. Thanks, girls!
Friday, November 20, 2009
I was going to post a review of the new Twilight saga installment New Moon but instead decided to answer a particular burning question. WHAT THE HECK IS THE DEAL WITH TWILIGHT? Now, before you non Twilighters start gagging and leaving my blog, hear me out. This is a two part essay so bare with me. First, why the heck do we see thirty something moms (me included) flocking to the bookstores and/or movie theaters to partake of this vampire romance faster than the targeted audience tweeners can sigh over the overly perfect Edward Cullen? Here's my take. It's not about hoping that an Edward type character will save us from our provincial life with his sculpted cheekbones and century old knowledge of what makes a girl swoon. It's not even about trying to live vicariously through a bunch of mystical teenagers who are beautiful beyond belief. I think it's about love. It's about obsession. It's about remembering the passion from our own lives and letting it wash over us one more time. We were all teenagers once. I don't know about you but I've had my heart stomped on so bad that I thought I would pass out of existence, or at least I hoped I would. And I also found a love that made me look forward to an everlasting existence.
Which brings me to part two of my burning question essay. Team Jacob or Team Edward? I am Team Jacob all the way. I believe I married my Jacob. Let me explain before you think I mean that I settled for second best (If you are even remotely familiar with the books, you know what I mean). Edward and Bella have this sweeping love affair. Well, as sweeping of a love affair that teenagers can muster. They love each other, overlooking each others flaws, clinging to passion and outright infatuation. They are drawn to each other, both to each other's outward appearance and scent. They can't live without each other. Edward treats her like a glass doll protective and sheltering. He omits information from their lives to save her from pain and worry. She is constantly questioning how it is possible for such a gorgeous creature to love one such as her while he is all the while professing his undying (no pun intended) love. Then we have Jake. He sees Bella's flaws yet loves her anyway. He tells Bella how things are, not pulling any punches. He wants her to know what is going on around her. He is her sun, the brightness in her life that outshines the darkness. He is equal parts tender and intense, devoted and realistic. Between them there is an intensity that smolders and grows, a lasting, deep fire of friendship, companionship, love. Do I need to continue or do you get it already? Yup, I'm kinda making a mountain out of a molehill by comparing such deep concepts with characters in a fictitious book. But, maybe it gives insight into what the heck is up with Twilight. Oh, by the way, the movie was pretty good:)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Mandy (and especially her mother) was getting sick of her long hair so she wanted it cut. But only if she could donate it, which she was able to do. She donated 11 inches to Locks Of Love, something she's wanted to do for some time now. Aren't our kids amazing?:)
I have to say that I'm quite glad that Halloween is over. It was fun and horrible all at the same time. My girls are so dang cute. Amanda was two different things a glam vam (or glamorous vampire or, for all of you Twilight fans, Alice Cullen kind of) and Cinderella which she decided to do 5 minutes before we left to go Trick-or-Treating. Lucy is a darling Mermaid and Eira is our sweet and simple Cinderella. Now, on to Christmas. Oh yeah, and Thanksgiving. Oh yeah, and moving. YEAH!!!!