Remind me I’m NOT alone!
Dear LTT- I’ve been missing you all. The latter half of 2010 was SO busy for me and Twi-news slowed down SO much that I’ve felt MIA. I’ve been here, and I’ve been reading your comments. But I’ve had little time to comment back. We’re SO far behind on email responding it’s not even funny. Literally there are great question suggestions for our interview with Stephenie Meyer back in JUNE sitting in our inbox that I never responding to. Fail. I’m adding a resolution to last week’s LTT resolutions that I’ll be more LTT and Twilight “present.” Then again one of my personal resolutions is to be more committed to my job. And to my marriage. And friends & sisters. That’s a lot of stuff. Do I have time to fit Rob in there? (That’s what she said). What about Big Daddy? Will a time come in my life where I have to choose between the two? RIGHT- as if you have any QUESTION about who I’d choose. The Olive Garden would be soooooo boring with Rob. Big Daddy all the way!
Anyway, I spent the last day of my wonderful holidays in NYC with my beautiful girl cousins. THREE of them are pregnant. There was a lot of baby talk, eating & pee breaks. But my wonderful day got me home very late and I have to get to work on time tomorrow. Something about a resolution I made last year about being “committed to my job.” Bleh. Bad idea. So I’ll blog again soon. I do truly miss you. But today Stella takes the reigns, leading us in a discussing that I think is worth having! Miss you all! XO -UC
I had a girl’s night out last week for the first time in ages. You know, one of those nights where you get Husband to put the kids to bed so you can meet up to pretend you are still 22 and ready to rage? Well I had one too many drinks (which these days is two) and the next thing you know I am spilling my Twilight guts out to the ladies! No this wasn’t as if I were hanging out with any one of you girls from LTT /LTR, I was hanging out with Twilight virgins who had no idea what in the hell I was slurring about. Needless to say, I didn’t win over any new fans of the saga and left the night feeling lonely and well… weird.
I am sure you are asking, what could I possibly have said to have turned a lovely night of girl talk into one of shame and misfortune?! Well it wasn’t so much one thing that I said, it was that I just went on and on about the philosophy behind THE Twilight and I even waxed poetic about you lovely readers who I so felt one with and didn’t even know. My audience sat there staring at me… crickets….
Why are these women, my so-called friends, so adamant about not reading Twilight….Why?? What are they afraid of?? Why do they bother putting themselves above it? I mean REALLY!! Why must they deny themselves the joy of the love triangle and blood lust? I feel that I have given them a gift that they have ungratefully left unopened! Those bitches!!
I am reaching out to you for support. Please remind me how normal I am! How were you introduced to Twilight? Did anyone have to twist your arm to read it? Do your friends make you feel crazy, juvenile, non-intellectual, weird…..Did you ever show up late to a preschool board meeting and exclaim (out of breath and rosy cheeked), “Sorry I am sooooooo late! I just HAD to finish the end of Breaking Dawn!”? (Yes, this is a true story and the director of the school was waiting for me to arrive so she could give her resignation—oh the horror!!) Has your husband ever
accused you of being a horny teenager, but like not in a good way? Do your kids yell things out like, “Look mom, there is your Edward!” when standing in line at Target? Have you ever anonymously left a copy of Twilight at any one of your friend’s homes, in hopes they will read it and then obsess over it with you?
Please help me, and ……THANK YOU LTT/LTR ladies for loving Twilight like I do and going on and on about it day after day. I love you for it and I love that when I find myself asking if I am normal you answer back, YES, a resounding YES!!!
Your (I hope) friend in solidarity,
Stella (and no that’s not my real name—oh the shame, that I must hide behind a pseudonym!)
Well, you’re getting a resounding YES from me, Stella! I BLOG about this stuff daily & it took me 2 years to get my sister to read the series (She loved it. I win!) and some friends still look at me like I’m crazy. You are not alone. We should write a song. And sing it around a campfire. At a Quileute tribal meeting.
Don’t forget- starting today the Resolutionary Challenge 2011 is kicking off on the forum! Make sure you join everyone if you’re looking for fun, encouragement & healthy living in 2011!!! Resolutionary Challenge 2011