Morning Meanderings…

Ok…. two cups of COFFEE in to my morning… I have a confession.

*deep breath*

*just rip the band-aid off…*

I almost went to the triple movie showing last night of all three of the Twilight movies.

I know – I know!  If you know me you know I love adventures and love to be a part of unique things – I mean seriously, I waited 6 hours with my 18-year-old son a couple of years back for a Wii that was going to be released at midnight in Wal-Mart.  I stood in line among Quiddich clad youth to go to a midnight showing of the last Harry Potter movie with Chance….. I mean,

this is what I do.

And, for a moment, ok – more like for an hour and a half, I seriously thought my friend Wendy and I were going to do the triple movie experience.  It started at 7:00 pm with Twilight, followed at 9:25 pm by New Moon, and at 12:05 am Eclipse.

Then I thought about it and knew I could not do 7+ hours in the movie theater…. plus, I have a 9:30 am meeting this morning that not looking like I have been up half the night wearing a Team Edward shirt and ju ju bees stuck to the side of face (and probably in my hair) would be a plus.

However.  Today.  This afternoon….   Wendy and I will be going to the afternoon showing of Eclipse.   I have seen the other two movies and thought they were good, I read all the books back when they were first released, and yes, I am continuing my Twilight adventure with my head held high (hopefully ju ju bee free) to the completion of the movies.

Last night, I read the short second life of bree tanner, in part, because Bree shows up in the book Eclipse.  I hope to have that review up this afternoon.  My only hint…. it wasn’t like the other books.

For giggles – here are my original reviews of the books – note:  I wrote these pre blog.  This means, I didn’t really format them for other readers, they are mainly my on-line journal – and probably a bit raw and totally unplugged:

Twilight (I have my Sally Field moment here… I like it, I really like it)

New Moon (I fight the critics here that say this book is awful…)

Eclipse (in this one I gush a little too much about Edward and threaten to bite someone…)

breaking dawn (I rave about…. the title.  And something about locking the characters in a box with Harry Potter….)

How about you – I know there is a lot of talk about the Twilight series – for and against.  Would you see the movie?

51 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…

  1. Heh. I totally would have gone to that triple showing as well. I think Twilight has it’s serious flaws, but so do so many other book series. I quite enjoyed the books, they were nice, light entertainment. And if people don’t agree with what they teach – what a great opportunity to have a DISCUSSION with your children. If reading books where people are murdered doesn’t make you murder someone, reading a book with a bad relationship isn’t going to make you have one of them either.

    Anyway, I hope I can get to Eclipse soon as well. I find the acting ATROCIOUS and the filming isn’t very good either, but that almost makes it better. Love them. 😀

  2. I read these books in one quick swoop during the summer of 2008 BEFORE Breaking Dawn was released. I was hooked, loved them BUT I had no idea of the following they had, and that following has grown. I took my oldest daughter and her friend to the author signing in August 2008…had a great time.

    Now…I have a bit of a yucky taste in mouth for this series and I blame it all on the movies. I have not seen one, I know….bad way to criticize…BUT i just cannot bring myself to view them…the actors….well, they!! Really…Edward…he is so NOT Edward. Bella…she is so NOT Bella. The clips I have seen are lacking…lacking…lacking the book’s flavor for me. Then all the cheesy hype…the teeny bopper feeling towards the Edward guy….ugh.

    My 12 year old daughter did her own mini-Twilight marathon yesterday as she watched the two movies we own. Yes, we own the DVDs for my daughter, and I still have not watched them.

    I am being harsh, aren’t I? Yes, I am…I just can’t help it with these movies. One day, i really should watch them because that is what I ought to do seeing how I am being critical.

    Anyhow, I wish my daughter fun when she eventually goes to see this movie. I hope my fantastic friend had a great time last night when she and her daughter went to the midnight showing.

    I do wish you fun while at the movies today. 🙂

    1. LOL – thats all good ibeeeg, we had this conversation in the office today. One of the men in the office wanted to know what was so great about Edward.

      The girl I work with thinks that the movie Edward is all that, but for me, it was the Edward character from the books, that was appealing, not movie Edward.

      What I shared in the office was pretty much what I wrote in one of my reviews of the series – Edward was loyal, honest, faithful, giving, forgiving, strong, family oriented, loving…. the list goes on and on. 😀

  3. I have absolutely no desire to read the books or see the movies. I am definitely the odd ball in my circle of friends…many of them were at the midnight showing last night.

    1. Lori – I can see that. I enjoyed the books at the time because they were unique and after I was into them – I just wanted to know where it was all going to wind up. 🙂

  4. I read the books because I wanted to know what all the excitement was about. I just don’t get the fascination with vampires but I was willing to give it a try. I enjoyed the first three books and was disappointed with book 4. The movie versions are “Girls NIght Out” for my sis, her daughter, my daughters and me. Just a lot of fun. I turned to one of my daughters during the second movie and said “this is really bad!” and she replied “yes, but really good bad”.

    1. Mary – I have tried unsuccessfully on a couple attempts to read vampire books (as you will see in my review of bree tanner yet today). The Twilight series, since the focus was not on the vampires as we knew them – but a gentler kinder breed, I enjoyed the reads.

      I love the conversation you had with your daughter! 😀

  5. I just wrote a review yesterday on the Eclipse Novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. I can’t wait to see what you thought of it.

    Don’t feel bad….i totally would have gone too if we had a showing with all three movies. Its so sad, lol

  6. Yes, I know I’m an oddball here, too, but I think Edward is just CREEPY…at least the movie version. I saw the first movie with my grandson. He loved it, I was so yawning…

    Okay, I’m in the minority about that in blogland. I haven’t read the books mainly because I haven’t heard anything good from people who share my book tastes…I might someday read one out of curiosity.

    I’m more likely to read the Harry Potter series. Vampires of the Twilight ilk don’t do it for me. I was a fan of Barnabas Collins, of Dark Shadows…way back in the day!

    Okay…vote me off the island! lol

    1. Laurel, I hope you someday do read the Potter series. I am not familiar with Dark Shadows. 🙂

      You can stay on the island…. but you can have no bananas! LOL

  7. I would have gone to the marathon with you in a heartbeat. Not even because I adore Twilight, but just because it sounds like an adventure. Plus, I like watching movie and tv series back to back like that; like one humongously long movie.

    1. Trisha that would have been fun – me, you, and Amy! 🙂 I like doing the back to back movie thing too, but I found out about it so late I had no time to plan for it.

  8. I read the first book and really didn’t enjoy it so I don’t think I will continue with the series. But I did enjoy the Twilight movie, so I will probably watch all of those.

    1. Nikki-ann, I would be curious to know if you have read and of the vampire themed series that are all over the place now? The ones I have tried I have not liked, mainly i think because they are the blood sucker types that just honestly – gross me out.

      The Twilight series to me is more of a love story. 🙂

  9. I saw the first movie but I haven’t (and likely won’t) seen the others. And I haven’t read the book. But it sounds like you made a good choice to delay your Twilight gratification until today. 😀

    1. Hannah – I think so too. 🙂 My son texted me while he was in line for the midnight showing last night and he said the crowd was bigger than the Harry Potter midnight showing they had last year. I guess they showed it on 4 screens last night.

  10. I think they are fun. Breaking Dawn was my favorite. Going tomorrow to see Eclipse with some friends. I can’t wait, I heard it was way better than the first two. I had to laugh during New Moon though, when Jacob took off his shirt there was an audible gasp in the theater. I felt like saying for pity’s sake you all are old enough to be his MOTHER!!

    1. Lizzie fun is a great way to describe it. I like they hype and excitement surrounding the movie and love to be a part of it. I came into work this morning and there was a big poster of Edward hanging in my office… LOL

      (Oh the scene you describe of Jacob taking his shirt off cracks me up!)

  11. Alright, I have to admit it…I went to the triple header last night! And I loved it–for the experience! It was really fun to be a part of that buzzing energy. I really enjoyed Eclipse, and I might even say it’s the best movie so far.

    I did NOT want to read the books, but I found myself with limited reading material while working in South Korea, so I picked up one of the few books available to me in English….it just happened to be Twilight. I couldn’t help myself…I just had to know what happened, so I sped through the whole series. I will say that by Breaking Dawn, I just wanted to hurry up and reach the end of the series because I was so Over it. I’m now feeling that way about the movies!

    1. Patty I think you are right. By the time they would have showed Eclipse last night my eyes would be closing from the 5 hours of movies I had already watched…LOL

  12. I read the first book..and I have to say, I don’t understand the hype. I’ve read better harlequin novels and the more interviews and whatnot that I read about the author, I want nothing to do with anything she puts out.

    All my friends think these books are better than sliced bread…Give me a real vampire any day, one that doesn’t sparkle.

  13. That’s hilarious! I have to admit, I waited in Barnes and Noble for a midnight release of the fourth Twilight book (not to mention the HP books). Yes, it was me and about a hundred character dressed tween girls. I felt a little out of place, but I look young, so I hope it wasn’t too noticeable. 🙂

    1. Sami that is awesome! I cant remember which of the Potter books I waited until midnight for but it was a group of us and we all worked at Wal-Mart so we waited until midnight, grabbed our book and went two doors down to a really yummy Mexican place where we grabbed something to eat and started reading! 🙂

  14. I haven’t read any of the Twilight series or seen the movies? I know, that makes me one of the few people on the planet who can say this. I do have Twilight on my shelf though so one of these days I will get around to it!

  15. I’ve read all of the books and loved them but I’ve had two back surgeries. There is no way I could sit in a movie theater for than many hours. 🙂

  16. I’ll watch it when it comes out on DVD. My son went with his girlfriend and her mom. He got in about 2:30 am and then had to get up at 8:00 am for summer rec, where he’s a coach…boy was he dragging!!!

    1. I seen it last night Staci and it was good. If you have a chance to hit the theater on this one I would recommend it, some of the scenes are just beautiful on the big screen.

  17. I did a movie party at the library for each of the Harry Potter movies and both Twilight and New Moon. It was great fun to spend the afternoon with kids and adults who were great fans of the series, then walk the two blocks to the theater (it is a small town), and watch the movie together. I am not a fan of talking in theaters, but the party atmosphere always carried over and there were reactions and comments during the movie. Most of us, adults too, would be in costume. It was a lot of fun. I don’t know if they did a party for ECLIPSE. I called to check and no one there even knew the movie was coming out. I have been busy getting ready for company, so I will re-watch the first two movies and go to the third when I get a chance. I’ll look for some teens to go with.
    I did read all the books and enjoyed them. I agree that NEW MOON was the weakest of the series. Team Jacob here : )

  18. A side note. Several of the local theaters had blood drives prior to the movie. Anyone who donated got to jump the line and get a reserved seat. It was a good marketing idea and brought in much needed donations at a time when the supply is down.

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