I have been so busy with shoots and editing, that I didn't get to blog as much as I wanted to last week. I've been trying to figure out how to get my images larger with out throwing off the screen alignment. On my Mac screen....I can get the pictures lookin' so sweet, but then I go to a standard screen on a regular computer and half of the images are cut off.....so I went back to the drawing board and I think I've figured it out...but the images are pixelating a little, so I've got some more work to do.
Did you hear about Bernie Mac? That is so crazy. He was only 50! I just pulled up my yahoo account and saw that he died of complications stemming from pneumonia. 50 is young. This is sort of a random memory, but I SPECIFICALLY remember watching Different Strokes and Mr. Drummond was going to the hospital because of Heart Problems, and the Dude...Looked OLD. Sooo in my 7 year old head, I decided that when people were 50 they were definitely OLD. Now that my parents are over 50 and every year I'm inching past 30...50 most definitely is young.
Last week Friday, Breaking Dawn was released to the masses. Part of our Girls Night Out (I had to use my exchange card to get a GNO on a Friday night...Nick likes to thing that Friday nights belong to "Nick") , encompassed braving the throngs of obsessed Twilight fans...(like how I say that, as if I wasn't one of the campers in line, with a seat and a Big Gulp...magazine, first aid kit, year supply..what have you) to get our books. I would have went all alone if it had come down to it. I would have went all alone, in the freezing cold, pouring rain, with out food and water..IF it came down to it. But, I am blessed to have Sisters and Sister In Laws (with one exception, and I asked her not to kill my buzz), that were more than happy to join me on my crusade.
We started at Barns and Noble where we actually, honestly, truly had to get wrist bands. We ended up at the Midvale WA-MART. Which in my opinion is THE most Ghetto..Ghettoest...more gettoish Wal-mart of all Wal-mart's in our area. The line was forming before we got there, and streched out the front down the length of the building. I almost laughed when I looked up to see the "L" in WAL-MART light burnt out. At 12 midnight, the herding began. So with all the waiting and anticipating and being in the Ghettoest WA-Mart in the valley, we only had one incident. A Lady had made it through the lines and once she grabbed her book tried to leave the line to shop. A Manegerly type women, politely informed her that she needed to check out with the book first. The lady walked about 10 feet and CHUCKED the book back into the woman's face. Most of you know..but incase you didn't...these books are over 600 pages thick....I think she ran away after because she knew there was a good possibility that she might get charged with "ASSAULT WITH A BLUNT OBJECT" Anyway, that was our adventure.
I loved the book. I made "arrangements" with Nick, to assure a few hours of solid reading. We did take the kids to the movies mid-day...I tried not to be too salty about that, because it was for the kids. I did end up reading through the movie, with the light from my cell phone. Later that same night Nick wanted to go to the MUMMY III...and this time I wasn't allowed to bring my book. I don't know if the MUMMY III is "the worst movie ever made", or if it was just backlash from not being able to finish my book...but it sure felt like the MUMMY III was "the worst move EVER made". Needless to say, I finished the book, and it was GREAT! I didn't even have any post book depression, like I normally get!
There is so much Hype surrounding these books, that I'm sure those of you who haven't read them, refuse to by now, if for no other reason but "principal", I don't blame you...really I understand. I, myself held out for a long time. BUT...if you ever want to read a really great story. DO IT! (then call me k)