Thursday, July 30, 2009

the Twilight bandwagon...


I didn't want to do it. I really didn't want to do it.

Let me start this post by reiterating that. I did not want to jump on the Twilight bandwagon. Seriously. I mean, I love me some Harry Potter. I do. And I thought that if I started reading Twilight, I'd be cheating on my favorite little wizard. Little did I know what Twilight would open my eyes too.....

It started innocently enough. My roommate has all of the Twilight books (hardcover) on her bookshelf in the living room. They just look so pretty all matching and in a row. And then I saw Rob Pattinson (hereby known as RPatz) on E!. Now don't get me wrong...due to the fact that I am an HP lover, RPatz will always be known as Cedric Diggory to me. The hottie from Ravenclaw who was killed by Voldemort (I'm not scared to say his name) at the end of Goblet of Fire. But there he was on E! talking about being a vampire, and I was suddenly intrigued. (Or maybe it was just his sexy British accent that got me....hard to tell...) And then of course, there is the fact that all of my very professional, twenty-something friends are OBSESSED with The Cullen family....their obsession was bound to be contagious.

So I caved. I walked my happy butt over to our bookshelf, took down the first book-Twilight-and began to read. And I couldn't stop reading. Wait. Let me clarify. I was not obsessed after the first book. Heck, I was not obsessed after the second or third books. But the fourth book...Breaking That's where it began.

Wait, I'm getting ahead of myself. So Twilight. Wow. A very good read. Seriously--Stephanie Meyer is a talented writer and she makes you want to keep reading. And for some reason, she makes you want to be a part of the Cullen family. Twilight was good. New Moon was better. Eclipse was slightly annoying. Breaking Dawn was unbelievably fantastic.

So yes, I'm a Twilight junkie now. My calendar is marked for November 20th, when New Moon makes its theatrical debut. Heck, I may even start a Twilight podcast--you laugh, but it could be a worldwide sensation.

Oh last comment. The movies. Twilight was kind of a cheesy movie. I loved it, don't get me wrong, but its cheesy. Or maybe its just Kristin Stewart who's cheesy. Yes, that's probably it. Not the world's greatest actress--she kind of makes Bella look like a tard. But RPatz. Damn. Thank you for casting him as Edward Cullen.

And I'm not going to lie.....I want to be Rosalie Cullen. She's kind of a badass and I love that.

"It's just an old, scary story Bella."


Thursday, July 23, 2009

could I be any more horrible at blogging? seriously people...


Wow. I'm a horrible blogger. When Burg and I decided to start this thing last year, I figured I'd be blogging nonsense non-stop. Not the case. I apologize to you five readers or so. My bad. I'll get better.

Life here in Indy is good...great even. I love my job. I love living in Carmel. I love living with Adrianne. I love being able to go home for dinner or meet my sister for lunch. I love being near teh people I love the most and who have shaped my life and me. I don't miss Cincinnati one tiny bit. I miss people. The Hills for one. I miss going to church with J and Laura and playing with Graham and Gibby. But I don't miss living in the Nasty. I rarely think about it. And when I do, it's only to wonder why I went there in the first place. Oh well. No regrets.

Adrianne and I went to Canada a few weeks ago. Good times, my friends, good times. I experienced my first casino and quite honestly, not that impressed. I got bored with the slots--mainly because I couldn't figure them out. What can I say, I'm a blonde? It was definitely a fun place to people-watch though. I saw some stressed out faces at the quarter slots. Yikes. The best part about the casino--lunch. Delish food in a booth where Addie and I literally watched True Hollywood Story (Patrick Dempsey) for an hour. Yes, I realize we could have done that back here in Indy...but we wouldn't have felt as cool.

The Chubby Pickle was everything I thought it would be, and more. And the drink The Chubby Pickle...equally delish. Simply amazing. And thank you SASsy for dedicating a song to me. I mean, it was Pottymouth Princess which I'm sure speaks volume of what people think of me...but I don't care. Thank you Danger. Thank you.

My experience with a Chubby Pickle. Hands down one of the best drinks EVER! Like a Bloody Mary, but instead of tomato-based juice, they use clam-based juice. Sounds disgusting...but its basically heaven on earth.
It was a SASsy night, fo sho.
At some club after the show. A club that when we went in, we were literally the ONLY people there. And I went to the bar to get a drink, turned around to hand one to Adrianne and couldn't find her. Only to look around and realize homegirl was the only one on the dance floor. And loving every minute of it.

The D and P at the Chubby Pickle.