Thursday, January 8, 2009

Glow, handsome vampire...glitter, glitter...

It's true. I broke down and went to TWILIGHT with the girls and my friend Kimberly on New Year's Day. I'll admit right up front I'm not a fan of the books, having only read Twilight and New Moon. I have some serious issues with her writing, her content, her implications of what she thinks is okay and what I don't, but that is a whole different blog for an entirely different day. I will say this. I honestly liked the movie. So much more than I thought I would. In fact, I wish I had never read the books and skipped right to the movie. I found it rather enjoyable. Parts were laughable,(***see side note at end of blog) parts were intense, parts were AMAZING, (Vampire baseball!) and parts were well, empowering. (Alice ripping off James' head and then dancing afterwards! Refreshing!) My only disappointment was the scene where Edward is supposed to sparkle like diamonds in the sun. When Robert Pattinson removes his shirt(***another side note at the end of blog) in the meadow in front of Bella, I just wanted to scream at the screen, "Why are you so sweaty?" via my best Kip voice. 'Nuf said.

***If you have never been to a movie with my girls and I you are missing out on our uproariously contagious laughter. It is music to my ears. Come with us to FIREPROOF or HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 and you, too, can experience the laughter of a lifetime.

***Just so you know, there is not a photograph of this particular scene anywhere to be found. I think the reason is because if people knew how it turned out on film, based on what they expected it to look like, they would never fork( or should I say, "Forks"?) out the $9.50 it costs to go watch vampires in love. Not even if they knew how cool it was to actually watch them play baseball, or go tree-climbing! That has day-date written all over it! But only with the right 'eternally seventeen' teenage boy! Don't let the branch hit you on the way down!

7 comments:

Karalee said...

I'm so glad your back to blogging! You're cracking me up.

KJ said...

good times.

Jeff and Renae said...

Joy-
What a fun surprise to read your comment on my blog! I am glad you peeked!! How are you? How is Idaho? are you freezing? I hope all is well!! Your kids are so big as well. Time is funny how it does that:) Hope you're smiling! Renae

Kim said...

Joy-

I found your blog through Renae's blog. Your blog is GREAT!!! How fun! I can't believe how big your kids are getting! Your girls are darling and your little guy is as handsome as ever. It's been forever since we've seen you! I hope things are well with you and your fam. My blog is up and running. If you're interested, send me your e-mail and I'll send you an invite! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Kim Hendricks

frontporchfriend said...

Kim H.(not to be confused with my other friend Kim J.)
My e-mail is write2missjoy@hotmail.com I would love to be invited to see your blog so I could catch up with your family. I'll be they are al darling! I have been playing the piano in primary for a few weeks and was just thinking about the fun times we had in Lehi when Brian was our chorister. He ROCKED! Hope all is well with your family, and that I hear from you soon!

Judy said...

Glad you liked the movie. I keep trying to get my sister to go see it. It's much better than the book if you are not a particular fan of the books. Bella isn't so whiney!

Sandy said...

Hi Joy!
I have yet to see the movie... Amy suggested I wait to watch it on DVD. I agree with you on the books! Rachel and I spent Christmas break reading 'New Moon' out loud to each other - laughing hysterically! Poor, pathetic Bella.