Breaking down my Twilight memories

Dear Twilight,

Wow… you have really changed my life. I’ve been doing a lot of self reflecting this week since it’s our anniversary week, and I’ve been thinking back to a year ago at the start of it all. Moon & I are extremely bummed that we can’t locate that very first chat we had on 12/8/08 when we decided to start the blogs, but in my searching for that first conversation, I’ve come across a gem. Way back on 11/25/2008, Moon was going through her first read of the Twilight saga, and I was SO excited to finally have a friend to discuss the series with! I laughed re-reading this conversation, realizing how far we’ve come, how much we’ve changed and yet, how little has really changed! I’m gonna stop talking about it and instead, I’m gonna break down one of the first conversations Moon & I ever had about Twilight… vanity fair style!

My “Break down” is italicized between the lines of conversation and it’s green. Green is (what?) GOOD

Someday will cover our faces with that ribbon...

Losing Moon’s virginity

UC: oh miss Moon HI! did you read my blog yet? My review on Twilight the movie? because I forgot you didn’t finish book 3… *spoiler alert*
Book 3? Really UC? No one calls it that. It’s Eclipse
Moon: Thats where I just clicked on! About to read it!
UC: NOOO Stop! Until you finish the series…. I don’t want to give it away!!!
Moon: But I’m halfway through Eclipse? Don’t read it?
UC: Don’t- just because I give away my favorite part!! A part you’ll love
It involves the guy who runs around in jorts warming up the heart-breaker in a tent while the cold one looks on!
Moon: Oh man! I can’t wait. I didn’t read any last nite because I wanted to save it for the plane tonight!!
What? Moon? Is that you? The one who has been tempted to read my blog posts before they post in the morning and has been known to sneak in fanfic at opportune times- like during work or while at church? You WAITED for Eclipse!?
UC: oh yay! Good Idea
You sound 12, UC, saying “Yay” like that. Plus that’s not a good idea
UC: I forgot how good Eclipse was! I think I might read the last 1/2 again before I start Breaking Dawn 🙂 I’m such a loser/really awesome
The phrase you’re looking for is “That’s Normal”
Moon: TOTALLY awesome.
Welcome to the 80s
Moon: yea I’m LOVING Eclipse- might be favorite
It stays your favorite
Moon: Then I’ll probably get Breaking Dawn this week sometime
You’ll try, but every store will be out of it. So you’ll look hopelessly for a week

The one where we prophecize

UC: How long will you be at home with your parents? Until Sunday?
Moon: Monday I come back- decided to make a vacay out of it
UC: nice!!
Moon: stalk stephenie meyer
UC: Oh yay! She lives there, I forgot!
Oh UC… next thing you’ll tell me you don’t know Rob Pattinson’s middle name.
Moon: It’s so sad but I’m so hoping for some odd reason I see her
That hope never dies
Moon: I’ve regressed to age 14 and I’m ok with it
That’s (still) Normal
UC: haha I would want to see her too! And I know what you mean I’m seriously going crazy. I’m only listening to the soundtrack and I keep repeating songs
You’ll do that for another 6 months. You’ll never play that Perry Ferrell song you thought you’d learn to like ever again
Moon: Dude the soundtrack is killing me
Dude- Just wait until New Moon’s soundtrack. You’ll wanna kill yourself
UC: So my review of the movie is VERY similar to yours (I didn’t read yours until after I wrote mine) Except.. I added my opinions of seeing it a 2nd time which was PERFECT because I loved it even more
Moon: yea I’m thinking I need to see it again away from little girls
UC: Yes. it was SO different
Moon: I think I’ll be able to focus on it and not wonder what’s next and stop worrying about the cheesy special FX and enjoy
You won’t stop worrying about the cheesy FX because they don’t stop being cheesy
UC: right- I def. wasn’t focused first time around. [My husband] Mr. Choice didn’t think it was cheesy at all (the diamonds)
The what? Diamonds? Do you mean the sparkles? Oh UC….
UC: he said if it was anything more, he thinks it would’ve been cheesy.
He’s wrong. It was cheesy
UC: I could’ve used some more sparkle myself. Spoiler alert for my review. He LOVED it
Moon: Every dude or person who didn’t read the books really liked it
Is every ‘dude or person” you know a family member of Catherine Hardwicke? [side note: this was during the phase when Moon called every guy a dude]
UC: I know!
Moon: so I think it’s just the diehards who are trying to reconcile the whole thing to whatever they imagined
UC: He said it’s a shame it’s the teen demographic because it’s not going to get the credit and attention it deserves for being a really kick-a movie
Hahahaha UC print that out and remind Mr. Choice DAILY that he once said that. He won’t believe you….
Moon: EXACTLY! So many people are like that’s a YA novel. I’m like SO WHAT?!
Preach it
Moon: If they got a different director and some kick ass CGI/FX this could contend with the summer blockbusters- it’s supernatural
Preeeacch it!
UC: and the actors were soo good!
Uh… who do you mean? Jessica and Mike? And sometimes Rob?
Moon: It could be put it in there with Batman and stuff
Uh, what?

The one where we mention “him” (and her…)

That Pattison guy & Hayley

UC: I think the whole Cullen fam was spot-on. I wasn’t sure at first, but I am quite obsessed with Rob Pattison now
There it is Ladies & Gentlemen. UC becomes obsessed with Rob Pattison
Moon: I really thought the actors were good too and felt like they were being held back
One too many pina coladas at happy hour for Hardi
UC: Did you see his “sexiest man” pic from PEOPLE?
You mean the one under my pillow?
Moon: Rob IS Edward
Moon is sold. and Yes. He really does has that rico suave thing going on that Edward has down pat. It’s all the hot pockets and not showering…
UC: I KNOW- completely
Moon: the actors totally worked for me. and I had to remind myself that the first book isn’t about everyone else and that we’ll get to see more of them later I totally loved Jasper, Alice and can’t wait to see what they do with Jacob cause HELLO next movie is like ALL him
UC: I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ugh. I hate that. I will be sad. 🙁
You get over it. There are jorts to count
UC: Love rob’s voice btw
Moon: It’s totes good. and the smile!!! oh man. Him and Haley on that artist to artist thing on myspace was GREAT!
We called Haley from Paramore by her first name back then…
Moon: he actually seemed really normal and not all awkward
UC: I know! I hear he’s so awkward, but he seemed great…
Moon: He is awkward in like half the other interviews i’d seen. Oh- and you know who else? ESPECIALLY Kristen Stewart
What? You used to think Kristen Stewart was AWKWARD? Oh wait… nothing has changed there…
UC: I haven’t spent too much time watching interviews yet- I need to. I started today but then got too distracted.


UC: Sigh…this iron and wine song makes me want to cry
It’s got that that whole “it’s playing during a scene you’ll replay in your mind over and over again and instead of see the awkward girl you’ll replace your face” thing about it…
Moon: oh man. It’s SO great . The chick who used to do all the music for the OC did twilight. I was like OF COURSE when I saw her name
UC: I LOVE her! Plus there were 3 ppl who have been on the OC.. so I’m wondering if the casting director was the same!
Moon: Wasn’t James the guy who killed Marissa? and I think one of the girls was on there….
UC: and Rosalie was Sadie, who dated Ryan, and then Jasper was on it- but I can’t remember him
We’re so cute. James? Rosalie? Jasper? Awww we don’t know their real names!

I thought Chris Hansen first found us because of Taylor, but it may have been this pic of Jackson when he was 14...

Moon: OHHHH yea!! I knew Jasper looked familiar
UC: when was he on? His name was Justin IMDB said… I can’t remember…
Did anyone at one point in the show have a really bad wig? That was probably him…
Moon: I’m looking it up! PS his hair is TERRIBLE in the movie
HA! Just you wait. It’s possible for it to get worse….
UC: I know! He’s so cute in real life
Moon: right!! oh man he was on in the last season. This will be hard
You wish you had a twitter account with 5,000 followers to ask, huh?
UC: I know.. and I JUST watched that
Moon: OHHH he was in school with Katelin?!
I had a”OC orgasm” apparently
UC: The awkward guy from the ice cream shop!!!
Moon: Here he is!
UC: oh no. you’re right. I remember him. That was season 3
Moon: “Katelin’s DRUG DEALING boyfriend!”
UC: he dealt drugs?
Moon: thats what it says in the episode summary
Jackson!? What does Kellan’s mom think? Are you not allowed to go to church with him?
UC: he was older.. she went to a frat party and stole $$
Moon: omg how cute is he…

The one where we already criticize her…

UC: Now I’m going through all 159 twilight photos on imdb
Only 159? That’s it? That’s barely Normal
Moon: wow I gotta get off the imdb pics HAHAHAHA
UC: you too huh!
Moon: wow we should have been teenagers together
Yeah, we know, we know. Why don’t you start a blog?
UC: I know! I wrote that on your blog today
Moon: Dude can we talk kristen stwearts HAIR?!
UC: YES! I want it!! It’s so pretty. SHE’s so pretty!
Moon: I think it’s atrocious
UC: Really!?
Moon: in real life
UC: in the movie? Oh!! I love it in the movie
Moon: Yes in the movie her hair is great
UC: Because I have curly ass awful hair and hers is silky smooth! What pic of her is bad?
Oh this could take awhile….
Moon: Which shall I choose…

UC: Ew so gross. She totally looked drugged up. I don’t think she cares
This is where we prove we don’t say these things about Kristen to be cool or different… we’ve always thought them…Also that 2nd picture is really good compared to some pictures to come….
Moon: I saw her on letterman and was WAY unimpressed. Yea I think it’s a combination of being 18 and thinking you’re really cool and since you’re an actor you shouldn’t care
UC: You think she’s faking it? I haven’t seen interviews. I just thought she didn’t care….
Moon: COME ON. You get to make out with a hot dude and remake an outrageously popular book. You can act HAPPY
UC: Seriously, and I think it’s lame she didn’t read all the books
Moon: I KNOW!!
UC: you’re going to MAKE all the books into movies. READ THEM
Moon: I read that and I was like WAIT how can you portray a character and not know what happens?! How do you act?! Don’t you need ‘motivation’?
Uh, have you seen Rob Pattinson? He’s motivation enough
UC: I know! Rob even read “Midnight Sun,” Stephanie’s draft of Twilight from Edward’s perspective. Come on girl!!
UC: Wtf is Lance Bass doing at the Twilight premiere? I want to be there
Next year..
Moon: I can’t wait to read Midnight Sun

Rob, uh, PattiNson

UC: So did you see Rob’s pic in people?
Moon: YES!!
Moon: the hot men thing? or whatever?
UC: My heart is fluttering!!! Taylor/Jacob is cute- and he will be a heartthrob for New Moon and Eclipse
Moon: right!! I cant wait to see what they do with him. He needs to buff up a lot. And grow
I’m now convinced the cast broke into my computer and read this conversation.
Moon: He’s like really 16. Weird…
UC: I know! I hate his long hair. But short it’s cute (and it’s short/mid-length after becoming a dog, right?)
Moon: well right when he becomes werewolf it’s shaved which could be hot
This is the day Chris Hansen’s stalker alerts he has set up across the interwebs went off and we were written in his book of “Ladies I’ll need to visit in the future”
UC: okay I need to stop obsessing and get back to work although I want to die and not do that
Don’t worry. Soon you’ll start a blog and not work for 367 days…
Moon: Right. I need to do some work. but I don’t want to. I want to look at pictures
UC: haha me tooooooo!!!!! Okay. I wish you lived closer. DAMNIT
Moon: Right. We could have geeked out together
You will… just you wait…

Bonus Feature

And as a little bonus… On 12/8/2008, after our first post on LTT and our first post on LTR, I broke the news to my husband…

Mr. Choice: wayd
that’s my cute husband’s speak for “what are you doing.” It’s pronounced “Wade”
UC: ummmm I started a hobby with Moon. I will tell you about it at home:)
He always complained I didn’t have any hobbies…
Mr. Choice: oh boy…did you leave work yet?
UC: no.. I got here late. I’ll leave in 15-20
Didn’t you hear me? I started a hobby. That means I didn’t work all day. In fact from here on out, I’m no longer going to work
Mr. Choice: No hurry…I haven’t started cleaning yet
UC: Hunny!!!!! What have you been doing? One of your many hobbies?
Mr. Choice: yes
UC: I have a hobby now!!!
Mr. Choice: I’m afraid to ask
UC: I’m so excited about it, so don’t hate k?
Mr. Choice: Is it a hobby that’s going to better you or waste your time?
UC: Umm… it will take advantage of time I already waste. Plus it will give me something to lighten my spirits with laughter and look forward to doing! AND using my creative writing skills!!! Maybe it’s not what YOU’D write about.. but……:)
Mr. Choice: hmmm? k We’ll talk about it..
UC: No. It’s decided. Loves!
And I never looked back….


I know, I know! We just did a give-away on Tuesday. But we’re CELEBRATING this week! So we’re doing another one.

Cafe Press is letting us give one of YOU a personalized Twilight ornament! I seriously just played around and made 12 different ones because it so fun. Design your custom Twi ornament here

They also have other non-personalized Twilight ornaments that are so super fun (I’m pretty sure I need to design one that says “They’re not Bears”) Check them out!

Giveaway rules: Easy! Leave a comment. Seriously that’s all. We’ll pick someone randomly through the powers of a random winner picker thinger. Oh, also Moon you can’t win. Neither can the other contest winners from the last few contests. That’s not fair. But everyone else is game! (Even YOU TammyO!

Tay's getting this for Big Daddy (and for me)

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