Nov. 23rd, 2009 10:03 pm
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I apologize for all my Twilight-related posts. I hate being That Girl, but I've fallen right back into my State of Perpetual Obsession.

So, I finally downloaded the song Edward plays Bella in the movie, which made my day because I love the music SO SO SO much. ["Bella's Lullaby" from the score by Carter Burwell] 

I love how they showed Edward playing at the piano, and it reminded me (as it should) of the book, where Esme was thrilled to see Edward so happy and in love that it brought him back to the piano. She said she loved hearing him play, but it had been so long since he was happy enough to play something, and that scene just captures it very well.

The stinkin' song gives me butterflies. I am such a huge sap, it's unreal.   :-D

the movie!

Nov. 22nd, 2009 07:53 pm
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okay, so i am abandoning my capitalization rules because i am drunk while posting. (just went out with a couple friends and had 3 times what i need to be 'good,' so... yeah. spelling correctly is difficult enough, forget big and small letters!)


twilight was an obviously low budget movie. i feel like you were painfully aware of it the whole time you were watching. this movie steered clear of the blue-washed scenes and the color and lighting and makeup was much better. the vampires were pale without looking blue and fake.

there was a lot of shirtlessness, to say the least. this is understandable though, because in the book, it mentioned the werewolves running around in shorts, so, okay. there was a shirtless edward scene which was pretty needless, but i'd like to ask--- did anyone notice how his chest looked? (and not in a good way?! his nipples were two distinctly different sizes. i figured the fangirls would cry over that and i laughed. his ratings probably dropped instantly. well, maybe not.)

really though-- they did a fantastic job doing CGI werewolves and the edward visions that bella has while she's being reckless were great, too. the movie was the perfect length. some parts were soap opera-y and some parts were action-packed, but it was a good mix. i think this one did a much better job of capturing the essence of the book than the first one did, but that's to be expected when the budget is much better.

i also liked the volturi, despite the fact that DAKOTA FANNING was cast as jane! I HATE DAKOTA FANNING!!!! an ex-boyfriend of mine loved this girl and we used to fight about this constantly. what can you possibly see in her that is endearing?! uggggh. that aside, i think they did a great job casting those people. almost exactly like i imagined them to be.

i really liked alice in this movie, though she's one of my favorite characters and i'm biased.

if i had the time, i'd go see this again tonight. i'll probably go again sometime this week-- whatever my day off is, because i want another $7 matinee. i hate paying $10 for a movie, i think it's outrageous. still, this was really good, if you ask me. much better than twilight, and much better than i expected it to be. (i'm not a big jacob fan, but you couldn't help but feel for him in this movie. really.)

all in all, i'm glad i went. i think this was the first movie i ever went to alone. i'd do it again, too.
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Had a good chat with Shandra while at the mall. I hate being one of those idiots blabbering away on my cell phone in public, but hey, that's the first time I've done it, and you know what? It was nice to unload all that baggage. So...

I saw New Moon! I LOVED it! Still cheesy (to be expected) but much better than the first, and it felt like it went on forever (in a good way). That was the highlight of my weekend, so I wished it went on and on and on. I'm tempted to see it again later, just to smile. It's been a rotten couple days. [More on the movie later]

Kevin kept texting, saying he wanted to cuddle later, etc. I told him to please stop, because I was kinda down and those messages weren't helping. He got all upset and said something about staying out late, going to a party, and told me not to wait up. I explained again, I was just down and his messages weren't doing me any good. He went off about how it's the last nice weekend and how he wanted me in NYC with him but I didn't want to go...

I told him I backed out so he could see his FD stuff with people who enjoy that kind of thing. He claims he wanted me there, got all mad, and said he was done talking to me.

Really? What the hell? I told Cassy it's been a crap weekend and now she, Brett, & I are going out to Sammy's for dinner/drinks. It'll be nice to see them but wow, unbelievable. Grr.
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If you'd have asked me a year ago if I'd be dying for someone to come see New Moon with me on opening weekend, I'd have laughed in your face.

I picked up Twilight (the book) this August, around wedding time. I only bought it because it was so cheap at TJ Maxx ($7) and because I was curious to see what all this hype was about in the first place. I never imagined I'd get sucked in like every other girl on the planet, but I did.

The books weren't even that well written. It was just a nice break from the other kinds of things I generally read about (Jodi Picoult court case novels and semi-depressing true stories of drug abuse, eating disorders, and mental illness). It was nice to re-live what it's like to fall in love, and I loved Edward's character! (I think they couldn't have chosen worse casting for the movies, though. What a huge letdown.)

I like the name Edward, period. Before any of this nonsense, I had a plant named Edward (Yes, I name my plants.) who hangs next to my bed, begging the window for some attention. He's a Crown of Thorns plant, and he constantly looks dead, but he continues to grow taller, which leads me to believe that he is, in fact, alive.

In any case, I'm just writing this because I -so- want to go see this movie, but I think the odds are, I will just wait for its arrival on DVD. I can add it to my collection, and the following movie will be released in June. This is great, because that was my favorite of the books, anyway.

That makes it sound like June is just around the corner. It isn't. I can't believe winter is almost upon us. And winter here runs from about November to May. I'm shocked the snow hasn't begun to pile up yet.

Kevin left around 6am this morning for NYC with some friends. They're going down to meet up with his former professor and friend, who is taking a class on a tour of FDNY. Kevin & friends are spending the night and will be home late tomorrow afternoon, I guess. Probably closer to 7 or 8, I bet. I -was- upset that they decided to spend the night, since this was my weekend off and initially, we were going to go to NYC together... now, I'll only get a couple hours with him. However, he needs a break, so it's good for him to get out with the guys. I'm keeping that in mind.

Especially after the whole "Hey, I lost my job" thing. Sigh.
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Separate entry, because the two are totally unrelated... and I just want them separate, okay?! Sheesh! Moving on...

So, I was totally looking forward to Bear coming home at 6pm and spending some time together. I came back from the dentist and began to peel/slice apples for an apple crisp (something Bear had requested previously). He came home to tell me that he is going on a trip to NYC in November, the weekend my friends are coming to see us. He's bringing a girl with him whom I can't stand, though I've never met her. (I only don't like her in theory, because he told me she has/had a crush on him, and they always go out drinking together and I am constantly upset about it. Shrug.) He asks if this is okay. I agree, because let's face it, my friends probably want to see me more than him, so whatever, enjoy your day off, Bear. However, if they do not visit, which will most likely happen, I will spend the day at home obsessing over how steamed I am about all of it.

Then, he informs me that he has just picked up an overnight shift so he has the day off with me tomorrow. Sure, it's thoughtful, except I was so looking forward to our night together, and I was kind of hoping for a sleep-in day alone in an empty bed (such a nice break!) and a lazy day alone, until I go to Cassy's housewarming shindig.

So, with no other alternative, tonight became a girl's night in for Winnie and I. Granted, a dog isn't a whole lot of help for these things. In any case, I baked the apple crisp, which I don't think I even cooked long enough. I don't like it anyway, so no great loss to me. I took a shower which turned into a bath halfway through. We curled up with some ice cream (I ate the 1/2 container that was left! Whoa!) and watched Twilight because I was in a sappy mood.

I almost cried through the whole thing, and I will try to blame this on PMSing, though I'm not entirely sure where I am in the Time-of-the-Month game. Whatever-- I love Twilight, and more specifically Edward. In my opinion, the casting (of everyone) for the movie was a horrible job. The characters I had pictured were so much more... fitting. Still, I love the fact that Edward speaks so fluidly (in the book, not so much the movie), how protective he is (in a shepherding way, not a You-Can't-Hang-Out-With-Other-Guys kind of way), and how he sees no one else but Bella. The books aren't even well written, but there is something spell binding about them. (This is coming from a reformed skeptic)

--- Enough of my Twilight ranting and raving. I try to keep my little fixation with that a secret! I guess I'm going to brush my teeth really well (I mean it-- I'm going to do this religiously from now on, I swear!) and most likely hit the hay.

(Note: Whenever I am on the computer and say "I'm going to hit the hay" or any other form of "go to sleep," you can pretty much assume I will find SOMETHING to keep me otherwise distracted for another hour or so. I suck at sticking to the "BEDTIME, NOW!" thing.)

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