Monday, November 24, 2008

A Birthday, A Book, and A Confession...

Just a warning- this is a rather long post!

Wanna see my cute Birthday Boy? Here he is blowing out his candles-

We went simple- cupcakes, family only and lots of fun. :)

Here is my book-

Yesterday I went to a movie with my cousin(more on that at the end) and after we went shopping. I found a plain-ish notebook at Target for $2.49 and brought it home to give it a makeover and turn it into my Christmas book. I plan on using it for wish lists, project lists, etc. You know, all those lists and lists you make every year and wind up lost? Hopefully this will keep me better organized this year. I think I will add some embellishments to the front so it's not too plain but I don't know what yet. And I should have taken a picture of it before I altered it but I forgot. I guess I was too excited to get started. :)

And now for my confession. Hoo-boy, it's a doosy. But feel free to skip this. I won't care. In fact, I'd probably prefer it so that you all don't know what a colossal dork I am.

I'm sure you all have heard of the Twilight phenomenon gripping a hold of every teenage girl in America. So... I swore up and down that I was not going to read those books. I mean come on! Vampires? Uh-uh. Not my scene. Seriously. How lame can you get?

Then a couple months ago we took an unexpected trip out of state. The library was closed. So we stopped at the Walmart so I could pick up a magazine or two to read on the way. I grabbed some mags and a Nicholas Sparks book. Then I spied Twilight. I picked it up to see how much it was out of curiosity. It was only like $6 so I figured, what the heck? It's an 8+ hour drive, the book was 500 pages, at least it would give me something to do.

Well. Guess what? I was sucked in. Big time. I don't know why. But I was. Sigh. I read Twilight and then borrowed the next 3 from my cousin(who had borrowed them from her friend). I read those in like a week and a half. I couldn't stop. I don't know what came over me. It was crazy.

Now, where is all this going?
Oh the shame...

I went to the movie too. Yes I did. And on opening weekend, no less. And the movie was not as horrible as I expected. I was prepared for a complete stinker of a movie. Was it a fantastic movie just like the book? Absolutely not. Was it entertaining? Sure. Will I see it again? Maybe. Will I be reading the books again? Without a doubt.

And there you have it. My deep dark shameful secret. I'm a Twilight fan.
Can you all forgive me? :)

**Book and movie pics were snaked from the Twilight Saga site. Gotta give credit.**

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Kathy said...

Ahhh, you've been keeping your Twilight crush a secret from me!! lol I LOVED those books and have read the first 3 twice.I burned out and didn't read the 4th for a second time yet. I saw the movie on opening day with my BFF. We were laughing since we were one of the oldest women there, surrounding by the tweens, BUT they gave the room energy and you felt like one of them for a while. I hate that they changed a lot of what happened and when but the story is still the same. AND yes, when it's out on DVD, I will buy it. I am looking forward to the second movie. You know it's coming. :o) Take care girl.

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

bwa ha ha ha! DORK! j/k. :) I haven't had a chance to read the books yet, but I'd like to. I'd like to see the movie, too. Which would you recommend doing first? If I read the book first, I always seem to be disappointed with the movie... hmm... Oh, and cute notebook and bday pics!

Lorie said...

Owen is adorable girl! That cute and it will save you lots of frustration this holiday season, huh? I haven't caught the Twilight bug. I'm glad you have enjoyed it though!

Jennifreckles said...

I can forgive you because I ... I ... I saw the movie on Saturday! Of course, I still haven't read the books and it was a free screening (FREE!) so I haven't actually contributed to the Twilight Borg, but hey, it's a bit of a shock when I see any movie, okay?

Alexandra said...

Heehee, I am a fan too - no worries, I thought I was "above" all that nonsense!! I am going to the movie tomorrow - LOL! Your notebook is adorable, I love it! But, your little boy is even more adorable, look at how happy he is!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kara said...

Holy crap you finished the notebook fast! crazy girl you forgot to mention that you read all 3 of the last books in like 4 days! I swear! SO I gues I am Guilty as charged to! I am definatily going with ang to see it again and maybe I will like it better? I think I am the only person on earth who doesn't like edward? Oh Jen how was the pineing (spell?) that is what I watched for the whole movie thanks! Wait I will post this over on your blog!

Catherine said...

He sure is cute :)
No scary books/movie for me but i'll read a Nicholas Sparks book anytime.
And cute, altered notebook you got there.

Diane said...

I'm not a fan either,but hey so now we all know that you are!!!
Love that note book,I guess that would be so much better than notes all over huh!

Kara said...

ignore the part in my post about not saying how fast you read them I just reread your blog post and suprise you did mention that! DUH!

Deb said...

I will NEVER forgive you! :O)

However, I will now be forced to go see the movie so we can talk about it. Thanks a lot.

Big nerd!

Chrissy D said...

I am just finishing a book now, so maybe I will pick up the Nicholas Sparks book and I may just have to step out and get Twilight too to see what the hullabaloo is all about. LOL Your son is ADORABLE HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him!!! TFS!

Lynn said...

Your little boy is darling! He looks so sweet sitting there blowing out his candles!

I've never read the Twilight books but I have heard that there really good!