Sunday, May 25, 2008

Passing the time...

So, Heather (my beautiful and gorgeous wife) has been playing Guitar Hero 3, passing the time until Breaking Dawn comes out. Here is a video of her playing GH3 on expert—she doesn't play very much, but you wouldn't know it given how good she is. She doesn't play anything but hard and now expert—everything else is too slow.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Start of a Fan Base?

As many of you know, my wife went to the Stephenie Meyer book signing for The Host this past week. As they (my wife and the rest of the Twi-hards) took their seats and settled in to wait another couple of hours for the discussion and book signing to begin more discussions arouse—the topics numerous, but I am more than sure the name of "Edward" was mentioned at least 3 times a minute, followed by sighs of love and fantasy. My wife and her friend Amy (and Amy's sister) were in row nine, in the center section. One row back (my wife tells me) were a group of 14-year old girls who were having a discussion. As it's really hard not to eavesdrop when you're that close, Heather tells me that one of the girls asked the other girls if they'd heard of a blog titled Spouses of Edward Cullen Fans—my wife turned around and told them that was her husband's blog. The details of the rest of the conversation are a blur to me, but my wife did manage to snap a shot of the girls (see above).

Thanks for the support and comments, Kel Bel and friends—look for some neat stuff to come in the next few weeks.

Breaking Dawn release date theory

I received an email today from one of my friends, Gina Nielson, who came across this email about a possible theory as to why Breaking Dawn is set to release on August 2nd. This is pure speculation on my part, as I am sure it is of the author. As far as I know, Stepenie Meyer nor her publicist have confirmed nor denied what you are about to read.

(You can find this post at the following address:

Since February 7th we have been counting down the exact number of days until the release of Breaking Dawn. When I learned the date I rushed to my calendar to circle August 2nd. “Why August 2nd,” I had wondered? Looking at my calendar, I soon discovered why… August 1st happens to be an exciting night for all of us Twilighters… Following the usual time of Twilight, there happens to be a New Moon and a total solar Eclipse, making the morning after: Breaking Dawn! Coincidence that August 2nd was chosen? I think not. After my exciting discovery, I waited to see if any fan sites posted this piece of news. And waited, and waited… Either Stephenie or her publishers must have chosen the release date for this reason, so why hadn’t the press release included anything about this? Three months later, it didn’t seem like anyone was going to be commenting on the release date. So I decided to write to Kassie and Kallie about my discovery. Surely I’m not the only one to have noticed the awesome pick for the release date?

~ Reported by Nicole from Seattle, WA

Anyways, I am sure that's already circulated the growing world of Twi-hards at least once, but I still found it interesting.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My wife is the best!

So, Heather got back from the signing and you know what she brought me? IHOP food! That's where they went to eat and she got an extra big meal so she would have something left to bring me!

That right there is how a Twi-hard supports her husband who supports her.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Stephenie Meyer & Thanksging Point

Well, it's almost 10:30pm. Heather went to the book signing and review tonight for Stephenie Meyer's new book, The Host. I expect her back anytime now—she went to grab a bite to eat with her friends.

I will post the pictures she took while at the event so all of you who were unable to attend can see the mad-house you missed. More later...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

So, Friday's the big day...

Friday is almost here. For those of you who actually got a ticket to the Stephenie Meyer book signing and discussion, this week is going to drag... kind of funny actually. It's like Christmas Eve as a small child—lying in bed at night, wanting to sleep, but sleep doesn't come. Funny.

I will not be attending, for a few reasons. The first, and most obvious, is that I did not purchase a ticket. Second, and more importantly, is that I will be watching the children (just my three—I am not offering my baby-sitting services, sorry). I don't mind, though. My kids are awesome. I am trying to learn from them on how to be a better Dad.

Anyways, lots of luck to those of you lucky enough to have a ticket—be prepared to wait in line.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Support Your Wife's Obsession Tip #2

Stephenie Meyer, The Host and four cold hours in the wee morning.

Trust me, this has everything to do with supporting your wife's obsession. If your wife has memorized the Twilight series and is looking for something to pass the time until Breaking Dawn comes out, you'll understand.

This past Tuesday morning (May 6th) at 8:00 tickets went on sale for a book signing and Q&A session with Stephenie Meyer promoting her new book, The Host. There were two Barnes & Nobel locations selling these tickets, 500 per store. My wife, Heather, was planning on purchasing a ticket (which included a copy of the book), but didn't expect to get hit with the flu. I, being the loving husband that I try and be, offered to buy the ticket for her—this was my idea and did not come from my wife at all, I need to make that clear. I called the store and discovered that there were already people camping out in line, waiting. Oh, crap. Twi-hards.

After some discussion, we both decided it would be best for me to simply wake up real early and go and get in line. I was more than willing to go the night before and simply sleep in line, but I didn't want to leave Heather alone without any help, as our youngest was sick as well. So, 4:00am rolls around and I roll out of bed. On the road and at the store at 4:40am, I could smell the blood in the air—yeah, call it cliche, but I like vampires, too. There was already a line that snaked around the building, and into the depths of darkness between the other stores. I made my way to the back of the line, plopped down and tried to stay warm. Other's followed in my footsteps. I was about 70 or so people back. The group in front of me was busy being entertained by watching Keira Knightley's version of Pride & Prejudice and laughing at the vertical struggles of Mr. Collins. I eventually broke the ice with the people around me and conversations and a cool card game followed. As time wore on, the sun started to come out and after 20 or so minutes of really, really cold wind, we found a little life coming back into our limbs. To make a long story short, as I am tired and needing to get to bed, the store opened on time and we slowly—and I do mean slowly—made our way inside to buy our tickets. There was a little panic and anticipation as we saw people leaving the store with multiple copies of the book, each containing a much-coveted ticket.

But, in the end, all that mattered was that I was able to get a ticket and a copy of the book for my wife, and one for her friend and her friend's sister.

And then I went home, showered and went to work.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Support Your Wife's Obsession Tip #1

Here's a good tip for all you guys out there wanting to impress your wives and show her that you really do love her and support her addictive obsession, otherwise known as Edward.

The next time you can, get a piece or two of ice, and without letting your wife see what your doing, rub the ice on your lips until they are good and numb. Timing here is essential—if you wait to long, your lips will return to their normal temperature—but if you rush over to your wife without taking the time to at least wipe the excess water off your lips, she's bound to think your nuts—or something. With perfect timing, you'll be able to slip next to your wife and give her an "Edward kiss"— or, as it should be known, a [your name here] on-the-rocks kiss.

Try it, you never know where it will lead...

Friday, May 2, 2008

I love you, Heather...

I haven't posted anything lately, work and freelance have kept me pretty busy. But, I did want to post this one little thing tonight—

I love you, Heather and happy birthday (May 3). Thanks for loving me back, even if I don't glisten in the sun and watch you while you sleep.