Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I am almost done with Eclipse...

Even with work being crazy busy, both for Heritage Makers and freelance, and with an unexpected trip to San Jose for a funeral—I have still managed to find the time to read in what is turning out to be the best book of the Twilight series (calm down, I still haven't read Breaking Dawn). Most of my reading happens during the commute to and from work (I carpool in a van, for those of you who might worry that I am crazy enough to read and drive).

Anyways...more work to do.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Show your support for Stephenie Meyer

Okay, for those of you who don't know, I (with some prodding from some fellow Twi-hards) have started a blog where you can list your name (send first and last name, plus state where you live—outside the US send country—to in support of Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight series.

Apparently, there is a SM fan who is upset with the way Breaking Dawn ended and is now telling people to return their copies and damage SM and her reputation as a writer. While I have not yet read Breaking Dawn (half way through Eclipse) I can't imagine not liking it to the point that I would consider returning it to the store. That seems to be something you would do with a pair of jeans you thought you could squeeze into—only to discover that you couldn't. Anyways...

Check out the blog and send in your name to show your support for SM.

Friday, August 22, 2008

New Twilight-inspired ad for Volvo

Okay, so I think this would totally be an awesome billboard or ad to see somewhere. Who knows, Volvo just might sell a few more of these bad boys.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Able to view images now

I don't know what I did, but I am now able to simply click on the images in my anniversary post and they pop-up in a window at the full size. Can anyone else verify this for me?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I finished New Moon

I finished New Moon. Finished last night actually. Great book, even with Edward's absence for a good chunk of the book. I really enjoy the way that the story is progressing. I have started Eclipse, only about 23 pages into it, but I am enjoying it so far.

More thoughts later.

Images in previous post

I thought it was possible to be able to click on an image and have it open in a new window to see the larger version... I will do some research and see if I can figure it out. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. For now, I guess you can download the image and view it that way.


9 Years of bliss... celebrated Twi-style

Yesterday was my nine-year anniversary of marriage to the love of my life, Heather. It was my year to plan what we were doing. Neither of us mentioned anything about the day until Heather called me in the early afternoon hours to casually mention Happy Anniversary. I feigned like I had sort of forgot that it was our anniversary, trying to set the stage for my plans. I am still not sure if she bought it 100%. I like to try and surprise Heather with things like this—like the time I surprised her with a pink iPod shuffle for Valentines Day—she had no idea on that one.

So, I got her roses, of course—seems to be one of the safe things to get for an anniversary. But the real gift was—and this is where Twilight comes in—a home-made card and 4 bookmarks (one for each of her Stephenie Meyer Twilight novels). First, the bookmarks. They are double-sided and laminated. Here's what they looked like:

Now, for the card. It's hard to explain how it folds, but some of you might get the idea. It's in three panels, and when opened it has a zig-zag shape to it. That's not really what's important, though. It's what's on the card—the message—that is what's important. See for yourself:

And the best part about it is she loved it. What a great anniversary.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Another Monday, another chapter in New Moon

Well, I read more on the ride into work this morning. I am just about to start chapter 16 in New Moon. Heather said that it's going to be getting better. She warned me that soon, it will be really hard to put the book down. I have to say, though, that this book has not been as hard to read as a lot of people have made it out to be—even with Edward gone (maybe that's cause I know he's coming back). Anyways...

I need to do a little work before I read more...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The first Twilight wallpaper is here...

From time to time I like to mix it up with how my computer looks—well, at least what image is on the screen(s). Here is the what's now on the home computer. Still not sure if this is the final phrase that I want on it, but that's the nice thing about Photoshop. I can change it anytime.

Feel free to download this image and use it as your own. This file is ideal for 1920x1200 screen resolution. I will try and get a few different sizes up, for those of you who may need a different size for your screen. Feel free to email me if there is something you are specifically looking for.

Now, onto read more of New Moon (half way done).

Friday, August 8, 2008

Swimming in a sea of emotion...

I am about 130 pages or so into New Moon. Not good. I hate Edward for leaving Bella, and I am not happy about Bella rebounding to Jacob (sorry to all the Jacob fans out there, but Bella is rebounding to him, and hard).

I think it's a good thing that I know from talking with Heather when she read the series that Edward comes back in New Moon. If I didn't know he was coming back I think I might be a little bit of a wreck. Yeah, go ahead and laugh.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I finished Twilight!

Well, after waiting for what seemed like an eternity for the CDs to become available from the library and having a friend (Gina) send me a DVD with all three books on it, I can say I have finally been able to partake in what pre-teens, teens and moms with kids have experienced with the Twilight story. And here's the kicker—I never listened to the book. I read it.

I think I was spoiled with listening to the whole Harry Potter series read by Jim Dale. If any of you have had the chance to listen to them, you know what I am talking about. Jim Dale is phenomenal. Truly a wonder to listen to. The lady who read the Twilight series was a little less than that. Ah, who am I kidding—she was awful to listen to. With that said...

I loved the story of Twilight. Loved it. I see how this can turn into an obsession for some readers... for most readers. It took me about a week to read, here and there at night and to and from work (don't worry, I am not reading while driving—I am part of a ride-share carpool). I actually finished it this morning and have started reading the first chapter of New Moon that's in the back of Twilight. I am interested to see if this next book pulls me in like Twilight did. I'll keep you posted.

And, for all the guys out there that haven't read Twilight—you really don't know what you're missing. You really don't.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Breaking Dawn

Well, Heather has had her copy of Breaking Dawn now for almost 24 hours and is half-way through it. After picking up her copy last night at Barnes & Nobel shortly after midnight she read until around 3am and then went to bed. When the kids woke up at their usual time of 6:30, I took them downstairs and let Heather sleep. She woke up around 9:30 and went straight to reading Breaking Dawn again. Anyways, it's almost 8:00 pm and Heather's back to reading. I am "watching" the kids—they are being entertained by a movie until they are ready for bed. Fun.