The worst part about the end of the Holidays (and a Monday Funny)

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Dear Twilight,

Mr. Choice is a better Twilight blogger than me (click this)

Do you know what the worst part about the end of the holidays is? No longer having an excuse to not be productive. (Coming in at a close second is: Sobering Up after 3 weeks of being constantly tispy; The cookies are all stale; Accepting the fact that eating 8 cookies at day for 3 weeks made you fat; Having to stand in long lines to return the horrific gifts you were given; The month old Christmas Tree causes bleeding when you attempt to drag it down 4 sets of stairs to the trash; Having to clean & reorganize your closet now that you have extra things to put in them; You feel really guilty about throwing out your friends & families cute (and over priced) cards/pictures of their kids)

And boy did I EVER enjoy that excuse this holiday! Don’t get me wrong, I was SUPER productive- I have to be with a job that depends on me [gotta sell those hot tubs y’all!] plus a part time job that has quickly taken up more and more of my time & attention. But if something didn’t have to get done this past month, like I’d still get paid (or not paid) if it didn’t happen, or no one would die or get sick or be sad or kill me, then I didn’t do it. I embraced the “It’s the Holidays” excuse BIG TIME and just STOPPED doing things that needed to get done.

Yes, Twilight, that includes you. I don’t even remember tweeting “Merry Christmas” “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy New Years” this year. Even Mr. CHOICE tweeted you all a Happy New Years message! And I’d like to tell you that today, on January 1, 2012, as I’m writing this, things are going to be different. I’m starting 2012 off RIGHT and with a BANG with some new/amazing/awesome/EPIC* news or blog post, but I’m not. I barely even have an excuse because despite finishing off a bottle of wine plus 1/2 bottle of champagne last night, I feel fine today. I was even up for brunch at 9am. And while I technically could say “It’s the Holidays” because it is January 1st, and all, and I don’t have off tomorrow like the rest of the world, the reality is I’m just being lazy & want to get in my PJs early & watch a movie/TV/peruse blogs that didn’t use the “holiday” excuse/pin things on pinterest/eat more cookies/play with my cats/fall asleep <—- any of those excuses work.

I will leave you, however, with a small Monday Funny that was sent to us by LTT reader, Lindsay, who came across this news item that included a picture of a girl who can only be Kristen Stewart’s inbred cousin:

kristen Stewart inbred cousin

Although attacking a man with a bowl of spaghetti totally sounds like something that could have happened between Kristen & Rob or any one of the Britpack guys, really, during a drunken New Years Eve.

Happy New Year. I promise to be a good blogger soon (as soon as I don’t think of another excuse)


*crap… I totally promised myself I wasn’t saying EPIC in 2012. Already failed. UGH

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An LTT update

Dear LTT,

As I was pondering what to write today: Do I complain about the Bruno Mars song I HATE (Moon was Way too nice) or write a list of “48 things to do in the next 48 days before Breaking Dawn’s release?” I got side-tracked & starting thinking about HOW MUCH life has changed in the almost Three (YES THREE) years we’ve been blogging about Twilight. Then I thought “UC, that’s not interesting. No one wants to hear you talk about how different your life is these days.” But then I played devil’s advocate with myself because… well, is that true? LTT isn’t like every other Twilight blog out there. We don’t post about news & facts and call it a day. We give our opinions (sometimes very strong ones) and infuse our “letters” with our personalities. And whether you guys realize it or not, you’ve kinda gotten to know us over the years. I mean… I think we’re friends… right? Internet friends who would never confess in public how we know each other, but friends still! I love reading your emails (yes, even if it takes me weeks and months to respond) and enjoy learning bits & pieces about you as we converse. And so.. maybe you DO actually care about where our lives have taken us…. Maybe. And if you don’t.. well, come back Monday. We’ll complain about something from Twilight again!

Year One: The year of FIRSTS

I was thinking about how that first year (2008-2009) of Twilight was so obsessive. It was the year of “firsts.” First Breaking it Down Vanity Fair Style, first trips to the premiere, first seeing Rob in person, first videos made together with Moon & UC in the same room. It was always exciting & always fresh & always new.. If you were around back then, you might remember reading what our first year meant to both Moon & Myself. And get your tissues out to re-watch the video Moon made for our 1st anniversary:


Who ARE all you people?

Year Two: It got BIG!

And then Year 2 came. And it was insane. Everything went to the next level. The laughs were bigger, the blog fights were more passionate, the excitement was HUGE- and if I remember correctly we had like 50 or 60 people (most of whom were internet turned REAL-LIFE friends) at the Eclipse Midnight showing. Friendships that started online turned into this real, deep meaningful relationships, many of which I’m sure I’ll have for the rest of my life (aw!) and… oh yeah, I almost forgot: We met Stephenie Meyer. A moment neither one of us will EVER forget. Year two was…. exhausting…

Year Three: Toning it down

COME ON! This is funny!!

And so this year for us has been a bit different. Not only has the fandom really split which is hard to navigate sometimes (can’t people JOKE anymore!) but the actors aren’t acting (together anyway) and there is SUCH a long break between Eclipse and Breaking Dawn 1! Moon & I have kinda just adopted the attitude of “We’ll blog when we want to.” Which means we sometimes blog less…. But our excitement grows EVERY DAY knowing that Breaking Dawn is so close we can almost taste it. It’s like we’re vampires.. and there are humans nearby.. or something.

But the changes for the actors & the series & the fandom in Year 3 has kinda fit with where Moon & I are personally….. we’re… busy. A lot busier than we used to be.

The one where I use my blog as an excuse to make a list about my life so I don’t forget something important

I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do with my life for about…. 28 years, so I’ve recently recently taken on the role as the social media strategist for a marketing & branding agency on top of my full-time job. Yes- my “experience” (among other things) is “I run a successful Twilight Blog. Hire me.” Funny, isn’t it? So: for example it’s 11:35 pm on Thursday evening right now: I got to work at 9 am this morning, left at 6:30, came home, starting working for a client at 8:30 and finished at 11:05. I’ll be blind by the age of 37 from staring at a computer screen, but (maybe) I’ll be happy having helped someone learn how to “tweet.”

The one where Mr. Choice's picture is on LTT for the first time ever

Mr. Choice & I made the “Big move” into Philadelphia early last summer & we love the city. And there’s always something to do. Sometimes I drink on Tuesday nights. I know. So rebellious. Speaking of Mr. Choice.. he started pursuing his music career full time about a year ago (he’s a film music & digital media composer. And he’s good. I’d say that even if I wasn’t sleeping with him)

Plus I started running. Which is HUGE because I’m a pretty unhealthy person. I feel amazing. And energized. Which is good since I don’t really have time to sleep. And I love cats. So… basically….I am a cat lover & I love to run.

I miss Moon

And Moon? What about Moon you ask? Well, I’m going to bug her to give you an update. Because HER life changes every day. and you know what’s sad? We don’t even have time to TALK every day anymore! We literally went YEARS talking at least once, and usually more, every day. To go a day or a WEEKEND without talking now is…. common.

And as much as I miss the daily contact (counting down the days till I sleep next to her again in November!), it’s kinda nice…. because… well, we’re happy. And for so long.. we both weren’t.. And talking and blogging & getting to know all of you was what MADE us happy. But now we’re happy, even outside of that.. and it’s a beautiful thing.

So I like Year 3. Year 3 is a happy year. What will Year 4 bring? Maybe I’ll figure out what I want to do with my life, get another cat, run a 1/2 marathon, hug Big Daddy & find world peace.

Fingers crossed!


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Edward Cullen sightings in Missouri

Dear Twilight,

Earlier in the year we heard from Jessica about a phenomenon occurring in Blue Springs, Missouri:

While shopping at my local grocery store this weekend I noticed a display of my newest sweet tooth craving…. Twizzlers. As I walked around the rather large display to the front of it, I noticed something, NAY, some one shares the same affinity as myself for the awesome red candy!

It is important to add that this is a full size cutout standing in the middle of all these boxes, and somehow I doubt that Twizzlers would be the product of choice were he to have a say in the matter…

It’s not the only appearance he has made. The other week he was selling Sun Drop soda! I sign next to him says “A drop of sun will make you sparkle like me.”

We want to sell you Kale

And a few weeks later Jessica wrote again:

Our Edward has made another appearance. This time he isn’t selling anything, just looking down from the 2nd floor balcony with a Justin Beiber cutout next to him. It’s funny because birds like to find their way into the store and their new favorite perch is Edward’s head…. My dad said to the cashier the other day “There’s a little pecker on Edward’s head.” Kudos to dad for knowing who he is… Epic fail for the cashier who didn’t even crack a smile.

But then sadly:

Bad news… Edward was shat upon and has therefore been sequestered into an interior chamber at the store for cleaning. I know cardboard is not submersible but I could possibly come up with some sort of moisture barrier… I will keep you updated on any sightings henceforth as now that he is sparkling (hehe) clean, they will for sure want to show him off somehow. I have an idea, he could sell us dog treats! I must phone the grocery store at once!

The sighting in Blue springs got me thinking about all the places I’ve seen Edward: Hot Topic & FYE music store in the mall (Did I ever tell you about the time that the mall cops yelled at me for taking a picture of the cutout in Hot Topic (This was before I knew what “normal” was!) and made me delete it from my phone? (I tweeted it quickly first. I rule) And Edward is, of course, in the background of all the pictures you all send us of your bedrooms (don’t TRY To tell me that you’re teenage daughters room!) But I don’t see Edward in NEAR enough places! I live in a MAJOR CITY. Edward should be all over the place. Like the Rocky Statue:

(True story: I’ve never seen it. I don’t care) Or on top of city hall, hanging with William Penn:

And a TON more people would visit the Liberty Bell if Edward was nearby:

And I’d SERIOUSLY reconsider my 10 year foray as a vegetarian & partake in a Philly cheesesteak if Edward was selling them!


Has Edward been anywhere interesting in YOUR town? Think the marketing gal (obviously!) at the grocery store in Blue Springs, MO is an LTT reader? Where have you spotted one of the Twi-charcters cut outs!?

After the jump, an important announcement! Continue…

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The Twi Lifestyle

Dear Twilight,

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I like where you & I are at (nice Philly slang for you there). We’re doing good- you & me. You have your life & I have mine. Yet we still love each other.

For example: I can go away for a few days to see some family in Florida, schedule a few letters in advance and everything is fine! You still go on, LTT runs fine & I return to a nice surprise I never saw before: A post on that includes one of those “You  Might like this” posts from SEPTEMBER of Jamie Cambell Brower NAKED:

How YOU doing?


And so you & I pick up where we left off. I check out some favorite Twilight sites to see what I missed. Without a doubt someone emailed us something funny I didn’t catch over the weekend away or posted something to our Facebook account (Click that and become a fan- do it now!)

Hosting Twilight Virgin week two weeks back & reading all the amazing stories that were submitted over that time really reminded me of my virginity loss and starting LTT as a result- and mostly how little sleep I got during those first few weeks/days/years (actually). First I couldn’t put down the Twilight books and it was all I could think about until I got my hands on the next book (thank GOD I found the saga the week Breaking Dawn came out- I don’t know what I would have done had I had to wait years between books) and then I had to wait days (or, if I’m honest, hours) between Twilight movie sittings. And then there was all the time I spent watching Rob Pattinson interviews and Vanity Fair behind-the-scenes videos and filling my hard-drive with his pictures… It’s no wonder I look back at pictures during that time in life & think I look thinner- I was! I had no time to eat!

And when LTT started, life as I knew it was over! There went time for real-life friends and Mr. Choice and cleaning. And remember when I posted about how I had that task to do at work that was 32 weeks over due? At the beginning of this year I just deleted it, called 2009 & 2010 lost years & started over at 2011. (And if you’re wondering, when I looked yesterday morning the same task was 5 weeks overdue. Sigh…) I stopped working for like a year and 1/2! (Kinda) AND I slept much, much less. I think we coined that phenomenon: Unmotivated by Twilight

Remember this?

You know when you first get a crush & he/she is all you think about? You can’t eat because of the butterflies. You doodle like you’re a 12 year old (even as an adult!) You imagine your future- all the things you could be! Has it been so long since you’ve had a crush that you forget what it’s like? I was reminded when perusing my Facebook wall & a family friend (who is 13) seems to have a new crush. Here are a few things she’s said (publically) in the last few days:

UGH. Stupid butterflies. Stupid crush. Stupid boys. Stupid love!!

♥ **”And I hate how much I love you, boy.
I can’t stand how much I need you.”** ♥

So I’m pretty much over this whole crush thing. These butterflies are annoying, I can’t concentrate on anything, my grades are gonna go down hill if he doesn’t get real ugly, real fast and if I think about his smile one more time I’m gonna blow something up! Ugh why does he have to be so loveable!!??

♥ “My heart stops when you look at me,” ♥

Pros and cons of this crush: Con: he’s a jerk sometimes. He’s a player. He’s annoying. He’s rude. He’s out of his mind and he gives me a head ache whenever I talk to him. Pro: I like him! < \3 Hmm…Not using very good logic right now….Stupid boys. They mess with my head!

Remember that NOW? It was so fun! Annoying! Frustrating! Worth it! Not worth it! Rewarding! Distracting! Worth it in the end! Especially when he/she likes you back!

That’s how I feel about this whole Twilight thing! You’ve been SO fun! (I made Jackson laugh) You’ve been SO annoying! (Can’t Krisbians find someone else to Twitter hate!?) You’ve frustrated the HELL out of me! (Remember when our blog got hacked?) But it’s been WORTH it! (Moon & I are the bestest buds as a result!) And sometimes (like when Mr. Choice gets mad because we haven’t talked in 3 days) NOT Worth it! It’s REWARDING (We leg hitched Stephenie Meyer– enough said!) and Distracting! (Didn’t work from 2009-2010!) It’s Worth it in the End (Look through my phone or all the Friends Named things like “Brooke/Real Name” or “Allison/” and “Jen/Met in LA!” ) Because I think you like me back, Twilight! And while we’re past the initial crush stage, thankfully, I like where we are now! We’re at a manageable place where I enjoy writing about what I want; I like to read fun, funny, hilarious (and sometimes disturbing) things about you!

We’ve matured passed the initial crush. We’ve gotten through those tough days when we started to see things we didn’t like about each other. We’ve pushed through & discovered how to have fun again, and now we’ve entered the stability stage. We’re like an old married couple, you & me, Twilight! And I feel very, very comfortable- in a good way. Let’s keep it this way!

Also, remember this motivational Photo? (Another thing I only did in the beginning: Fan Fic!)

Love your life partner,


Where are you in your relationship with Twi? Still in the gooey, butterfly-filled beginning? Somewhere around the rocky middle? Have you settled into a nice relationship routine like I have? Don’t tell me you’re in the “We’ve been together too long & it’s getting dull” crisis!

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Its that time of year!

Dear LTTers,

It’s that time of year!! When real life takes over blog life. Moon emailed at 2 am to say she JUST got in to
Phoenix & would write her letter this morning. It seems that they hit some traffic/mudslides/earthquakes or something on their way out of LA.

We know the real reason. Moon was traveling with a real life twi-friend so I’m sure they started the drive right with
a trip to the olive garden, stopped half way thru the trip to warm some hot pockets at a gas station, detoured in San Diego to reminisce about comic-con and of course headed STRAIGHT to Stephenie’s house to say hello (aka creep in her bushes) as soon as
they got to Arizona. Admit it Moon!

In other news, this is the first post I’ve written fully on my phone, while in my underwear, sitting on my toilet. (I’m just sitting!) that’s something right!?

Until later today,

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