Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Buzz

Confession time...

I love the book series "Twilight".  Love it.  From the moment I picked it up off the sofa where it my oldest had shoved it in between seat cushions (more convenient then taking it back to her bedroom).  I'm a sucker for a good love story, and I am jello for a good vamp-love story.  And while this series is a love story, there is so much more going on.   It's not complex writing by any means, but then again, I find nothing pleasurable in reading something that makes my brain hurt.

So I became a "Twilight Mom".  I'm not proud of it, but I also realize I'm over the age of 25 and therefore cannot run around in "Team Edward" t-shirts.  I pledge my allegiance to Edward silently.  I camped out at the last two book releases and got the hardback editions as soon as they were available (I never pay for hardback...too expensive).   When my daughter was out of town visiting her father, I begged her best friend to go with me to the midnight release of "Breaking Dawn" so (a) I wouldn't have to hang out for hours by myself and (b) so I wouldn't look like the one mom who doesn't know that she is, in fact, twenty years older than those she's trying to impress.    We are even planning a girls weekend in Forks, although I am not so obsessed that I knew the exact weekend they were reenacting the prom scene from the first book, so I kinda blew that one.

Now to the movie, Twilight.  It Nothing great.  It actually pains me to watch Kristen Stewart play Bella.  She's so...awkward as my daughter would say.  I think she puts so much energy into being angst-ridden that she just ends up looking constipated most of the time. 

Hey Bella, have a pepto.  Please.

Rob Pattinson does Edward justice.  Not a big fan of Taylor Lautner either but his role in Twilight was minimal, so I really didn't care.

I can't bring myself to say they are "hot" because it makes me feel old.  And dirty.

A cougar.

Which brings me to New Moon, the 2nd installment that was released last night.  At 12:01 a.m.  If you've not heard of it, my only question would be "what's the name of the galaxy in which you live?"

And yes, we were there.  In the midst of 500 teens.  And I was sober.  Painfully.  At least I had my daughter to entertain me.  Oh wait -she's got her IPOD on.  I made her put that away.  So then the texting started.  I will admit though - I was impressed that she snuck a shot of the "super hot guy" standing in front of me without him or I seeing it, and sent it to her best friend.  Creepy, yes..but she has got mad skills...

And she wanted to be there. At midnight. With me.  So that was kind of cool.

The movie?  It was fantastic.  Waaaay better than the first one.  Granted, I was having to splash my Diet Coke into my eyeballs to keep them open but it was good. And my neck hurt from being three rows away from the screen, but it was good.  And my rear hurt from sitting for two hours after sitting all day.  But yes, it was good.

And I let her stay home from school the next day.  Even though I went to work.

And the best part???  She wanted to be there.  With me.  And wants to go see it again. With me.

Definitely worth it.

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