Dear people who aren’t as excited as I am that it’s Friday but who are probably still pretty excited,
Did you catch how I mentioned on last weekend’s Open Post that one day while in Mexico I was relaxing by myself in a chair in the pool & I looked to my left and saw a woman, who I swear had a tattoo that looked vaguely familiar- (red flowing ribbon? I didn’t want to stare too hard but I considered pretending to take a picture of the iguana hanging out a few feet beyond her), whose husband settled in a chair next to her and whipped out a Twilight book- just like that. In public. Dude. I don’t even think I’d do that anymore. Cause if I did, guarantee someone sees it who’s a non-normal Twihard and wants to talk stuff that normally makes my pulse race, but not on VACATION. While other PEOPLE are around! Or she’d be sorta a fan, and in conversation with her I’d say something that makes it OBVIOUS I know way too much about this stuff…. Either way- lose, lose. No Twilight books in public for me! So it was a shocker to see this Unicorn be so open about it! I really wanted to ask him some questions. I almost got up the nerve to ask him for a picture. Dammit- I should have interviewed him. I was on my 3rd Caprina drink & it was 11 am.. what was WRONG with me!?
Anyway, seeing my Unicorn on vacation got me missing the good ol’ days when we’d spot Unicorns on planes, in our chat sessions, in the beds next to us & in the break room at work. They may be harder to spot these days, but as evidenced by the following letters, they are still out there!
I had to share my Dad’s thought’s on Twilight… Yes, he has thoughts on Twilight!
First of all, my Dad is almost 60. He reads constantly – good literature, autobiographies, history. He’s been known to preview movies before letting his kids watch them, just to make sure that there weren’t any unexpected and HUGELY offensive surprises. Of course, now his youngest child is 30 so he didn’t really need to worry about what we might discover in these “teen books”! So…why did he read ALL 4 BOOKS? Because he has two grown daughters who haven’t been able to get over them. We’ve been discreet but little things outing our enthusiasm occasionally slip past our self constructed censors… (i.e. I took a trip to visit my sister in Paris and we just so happened to wait in line with all of the Parisian twihards to see New Moon on opening weekend!) They all added up to him becoming a little intrigued
So with shock and awe I lent him my precious 4 books. Here is his review (yes, he reviewed them without my prompting! He does things like that!):
“Okay, first, I’ll try not to give away the details as half the interest of a series on vampires and acquaintances is in the unfolding of the narrative.
Second, I surprised myself by really enjoying all four books – there is no way the movies can do justice … but I might sneak a peek at one of them anyway.
Book 1 - good start for the first 25%, bogged down in the second 50% making me think this might really be chick romance literature with a few twists, but the last 25% was action filled and full of suspense.
Book 2 – Okay, vampires AND werewolves no less. Interesting, nothing so goofy that you can’t make yourself pretend its plausible – after all, we are reading about vampires …
Book 3 - Another twist! And another! and one or two more – the author keeps adding in “life” and this reader keeps reading to see if nothing else whether she can keep this tale together.
Book 4 - I could hardly bear another book – what else could the author do with this saga, and this book at least looks bigger than any of the first three… Well, she found new directions, and carried through. This one was a page turner 75% of the time. This reader was trapped in a story that simply had to be read, as I had no idea where it would go.
And from this saga, the author is able to speak on themes of love, loyalty, family, “extended family,” responsibility, decision making, trustworthiness, choices, regrets, etc that teens might not want to read of in any other way.
I know it should NOT be sold with a small group study guide … but it could be.”
Truly, this twilight thing IS like a drug! Could there actually be other Dad’s out there reading Twilight too??
Still in shock,
A Unicorn…. at the gynecologist? Oh yeah, read it after the jump!
This came after SnowWhiteDrifted wrote a letter to Rob.
So I was a the gyno yesterday….I know this sounds weird, but stay with me here…anyhoo… everywhere I look I see something Twilight related. The mags all have Mullephant or Rob or someone from Twilight on them. I am sitting there thinking, “This is weird, it is kinda like SnowWhiteDrifted’s letter to Rob.” I then go in to get my weight, yuk, and BP taken and the nurse asks me about Twilight. I did not even bring it up. I had a book with me, not Twilight though. She says, “What are you reading?” I say “Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris”.
Nurse: You have to read “Twilight”
Me: I have read it actually, how about you? (Thinking: I hope this is a LTR/LTT girl)
Nurse: Oh, no, but I have seen the movies and they are really good.
Me: (Thinking: Really, good eh, defs not a LTR/LTT girl) Yeah, I am big Rob fan. (Thinking: Did I just admit that to some random stranger/nurse)
Nurse: Rob?? Oh is he the Edward one?
Me: Yes, Robert Pattinson, he plays Edward.
Nurse: Ok, all done here, we will let you know when the doctor is ready for you.
Me: (Thinking: That was weird) Thanks
So I go back to the waiting room and am called back a few minutes later. I get to the room and another nurse sees my book and says “Oh, have you read Twilight?
Me: Um, yes. (Thinking: What is up with this office and srsly the book I am holding is not even the right color, size as “Twilight”)
Other Nurse: OK, here is your thin sheet to barely cover anything up with (this is what I heard, probably not what she said)
A few minutes later the doc comes in.
Doc: Hi! How is Maggie? (my daughter, he delivered by c-section)
Doc: And the boys?
Me: yup, good, everyone is good.
Doc: What’s ya readin? (He is kind of young strange doctor)
Me: Oh, just this book my husband bought me awhile back. It is the fourth in a series and I didn’t know that until I started reading and then had to go back and read the first 3. I am just now getting to read it and I got it for my birthday in September.
Doc: Did you read “Twilight”?
Me: (Thinking: What, not you too doc!) Um, yea, it was pretty good. I enjoy a little teen angst once in a while.
Doc: Ugh! What is up with that teenage girl in the movie? She was terrible! I mean her acting was OK, but I just don’t understand why she was so whiny through the whole movie.
Me: Yeah, I am not a huge fan of her character either. (Thinking: This may be the weirdest gyno visit I have ever had. I know my doc is a little fruity, but this is weird.)
Then he started the exam and we talked about Avatar and whether my mole on my neck was cancerous.
So make all of our Fridays and tell us where YOU’VE spotted a Unicorn recently!! Tell me you’re still finding new ones!?