June 30, 2009
June 29, 2009
June 2008 Update: In response to the outrageous number of emails that I have received with questions concerning Midnight Sun, I talked to Stephenie this weekend and she asked me to let everyone know that Midnight Sun is her next project. She has not yet finished writing it (and there is no timeline set up, so we all need to put a lot of effort into being patient for a while longer), but she is definitely still planning on having it published. And, after Breaking Dawn comes out, Stephenie will have much more time to focus on writing Midnight Sun.
Oh thank GAWD. I haven't read the snatched version of Midnight Sun online, even when Stephenie put it on her website, because she also said this:
I'd rather my fans not read this version of Midnight Sun. It was only an incomplete draft; the writing is messy and flawed and full of mistakes. But how do I comment on this violation without driving more people to look for the illegal posting? It has taken me a while to decide how and if I could respond. But to end the confusion, I've decided to make the draft available here...
and, it is KILLING ME not reading the available draft. I hear it's incredible. Also, Husband purchased me the soundtrack and it has been feeding my obsession quite nicely, so I encourage other Twilight fans to run on out and get it!
I am such a huge boob. That statement about the impending release of Midnight Sun was made BEFORE the manuscript was leaked. GAH!! Will I never read it??!!
June 28, 2009
"Another was taller, leaner, but still muscular and honey blond. "
This is the man that we learn is 19/20ish and the model-esque vampire newborn fighting machine. Big. Tough. Fast. Intimidating, yet super sexy. Jackson Rathbone? Is this who you picture as Jasper Hale? Or am I just too blinded by the aweful hair style choice the director used?
Also, he seems to be channeling Johnny Depp in Benny & Joon for most of his facial expressions in Twilight. He's supposed to look cautiously reserved, aware that he wants to eat you, eat you dead, and yet putting forth a dignified effort to not pounce on you at the littlest whim.
Not on the verge of vomiting as he runs away crying.
*edit* OH MY GAWD. It has already been done! Jasper/Edward Scissorhands???
And now that I look at it, it may be that Rathbone is simply taking his facial cues from all things Depp.......Except it's not the sexy, HOTT Depp we all know and love, but the goofy one we all kind of giggle at...
Jasper is supposed to be HOT! Come on Rathbone!
June 26, 2009
theory... does having the picture tipped kind of throw you off? Or an artistic way to get a different view?
Kael got a tow home when he got tired on the way back. Next time we're bringing a dog leash so we can just pull him behind us, lol!
June 24, 2009
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a textbook hellicopter parent. Now I could spend all day justifying my parenting, ( if there is a way to kill or "just" maim himself or others, Kael will find it) but the bottom line is, I like to keep as much control over my kids as possible. Mupppet, being the third child, has suffered the most from this parenting style. So today was a big day, both for Muppet and for myself. You see, today is the day that I let go of the leash and actually let Muppet play. I was worried sick he'd head straight for the open spaces in the fenced courtyard & promptly run into traffic and get run over. Or just run away. But not my Muppet! Where I was, he was. I'd call and he'd scamper right over to me, no matter what else was happening around him. SUCH a good boy! I don't think I'll ever be confortable enough to go off leash anywhere that isn't mostly fenced in, but for now we're both pretty happy and proud of ourselves.
June 19, 2009
We flew kites at the coast and the kids loved it so much that we flew kites again today... and will probably do the same tomorrow and the next day till these bargain kites give out on us... and then I'm considering investing in some fancy real sturdy wood kites.. maybe one with two handles for Mama... because kite flying is fun, we ALL love doing it, the weather here sucks any way and I might as well take advantage of it! Also, it's kind of good exercise, for your arms anyway! And anything that gets my family outside and playing together is a good thing. So it's going to the goal/wishlist!