Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Yesterday morning I turned on the news just as I do every morning while I am getting ready and I see that there is a teenage girl frenzy in Dallas. Someone famous was making an appearance in Dallas that night and hundreds of teenage girls (accompanied by their parents who looked completely beat down) were lining up at 4 am to get tickets to…was it an autograph signing? I think, but I’m not completely sure. I had missed the intro so I didn’t know yet who they were talking about. Then they mentioned his name – Robert Pattinson. No clue.

Later that morning at work and I hear some co-workers talking about it. I leap from seat, round the corner of my cubicle and ask, “Who the heck is this guy?” I thought that Diana was going to have a heart attack. Apparently he was in Harry Potter (never saw any of them) and now he is the star of the new Twilight movie.

Everyone is talking about the Twilight series. By everyone I mean all of my female friends (of all ages) and they LOVE it! Kristi brought me the first two books in the series on Halloween and, after talking to Diana about them yesterday, I am determined to start reading them tonight. Looks like Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy is gong to have to take the back burner for a while. Great book, by the way, but that is a topic for another post.

And here is a funny conversation about the Twilight series that took place between my friend Shelby and her boyfriend Matt, paraphrased of course.

Matt: What are you reading?
Shelby: Twilight.
Matt: What’s it about?
Shelby: Vampires. In high school.

A few days later Matt sees Shelby reading Twilight.
Matt: I see you’re reading Sweet Valley High again.

Matt’s a funny guy.


Courtney said...

I haven't read any of these books (or any of the Harry Potter books), but I hear about them ALL THE TIME! Oh, and Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy is hilarious!

MELANIE said...

EVERYONE is talking about them at my work too so I jumped on the band wagon and bought a copy (only $4.88 @ Sam's!!) yesterday. I'm finishing a book now and then I'll get started. We'll see...

Andy and Sarah Curtis said...

I have read the entire series and you can go ahead and put me in the same category as those screaming 12 year old girls!!!! I am planning a trip with my girl friends to see the midnight showing of this movie next Thursday and I just CAN'T WAIT! You will LOVE these books!!!! I was really sad when I finished the series - I think I am going to read it again :)

lesle said...

i bought Twilight this weekend and ordered the other 3 from Literary Guild! I am going to give them a shot!