Friday, April 29, 2011

EP Read Along Week 9 Chapters 23-26

As you may have noticed we skipped last weeks EP Read Along. It was not so much intentional but accidental because of the trip Fran and I took to New York for the WFE premiere... there was so much going on and so many things for myself, Fran and Marie to do that it completely slipped our notice to get it done and in place on the blog by Friday afternoon. And honestly did you notice? Probably not. We were all super preoccupied with starring at Rob all hot and sweaty in a white wife beater and lets not forget the sexspenders that the whole Friday for most of us is a bit hazy.

Without further babbling from me I will turn the post over to Fran...

Hello everyone and welcome back from WFE frenzy week. I’m finally coming down from my Robland adventure high and ready to get back into my other obsession and delve back into EPland...

Chapter 23 is short and sweet. Edward and Bella are continuing their smoke induced relaxation. Or as Edward put it, “it was erotic watching her inhale a part of him going inside of her...” I have to agree with him it was pretty steamy. Edward realizes she’s never done this before and part of him feels like he’s corrupting her but on the other hand it feels good to him that they are indulging in “normal” teenage behavior. He’s starting to feel like he wants a relationship with Bella, but he’s not sure how to go about it. He’s in love with Bella already and admits to being as inexperienced as she is and is clueless as to how to make it work.

Edward has many FIRSTS he wants to suddenly experience. He wants to kiss Bella on the lips, sleep the night with her, and for the first time he wonders and wants to “taste and smell her female juices...” You think a guy really looks forward to “female juices?” Go, Edward!

Edward gives Bella a book of his mother’s to read, “Wuthering Heights” and it’s interesting to note that he says she will like it because it’s about love, hate, obsession, passion, revenge, cruelty. These are the same themes in EP, and I’m sure that the author uses this intentionally to mirror the two stories. Bella is starting to make eye contact with Edward. The chapter ends with Bella having a bad nightmare and Edward puts her on his chest to calm her and vows to protect her no matter what. How sweet was it when he kisses her head and says, in Italian, “Sweet dreams my beautiful girl.”

Chapter 24 is in BPOV
Bella wakes to find she’s slept with Edward and she’s embarrassed and afraid she’s once again over stepped her “slave” boundaries. Always trying to keep busy she bakes peanut butter cookies because she knows everyone loves peanut butter. While baking, Tanya comes barreling in making a scene because she’s furious over Edward’s rejection of her. Didn’t you love how Edward goes after that skanky Tanya after he finds out she knocked Bella down? And how “finicky Edward” was it, as he went to hide his Volvo in the garage fearing she’d come back for revenge?

Bella must feel like she’s living with two different Carlisle’s after he comes home, happy as can be calling her “Dolcezza/sweetie” and then she’s treated like an “angelo/angel” by Edward.

Edward questions Bella about her nightmares and how concerned he is that she’s not sleeping. He knows what that’s like as he himself suers from the same problem. He wants her to be honest with him, he wants to help her. Edward tells his father that they are going to help Bella read, winking at Bella to let her know he’s got her back. Slowly Bella is being treated like one of the family. What did you think when Rosalie assumes Bella should serve her a drink and Carlisle tells her there’s nothing wrong with her legs, letting her know Bella is not there to serve?

After Carlisle watched B/E interact a bit, he seems to be wondering what’s going on. Do you think he suspects Edward has feelings for her? And what do you think of the phone call about “hits, and run the tests again” He’s confused about something alright! What do you think it is? And don’t you just love Edward’s attitude about everything as in “Beats the F**k out of me.”

Chapter 25 EPOV
This chapter expresses Edward’s continued growing love for Bella. He’s being openly aection to her and is happy to see she’s starting to feel comfortable out and about in the world.

I won’t say too much about the Halloween party, as I’m hoping that kiTT will add her comments here. She just loves the party and I can’t wait to hear her thoughts.
I will say this, I love Edward’s reaction to how beautiful Bella looks in her “treasure/tesoro” costume. And the dance and kiss, well it was all so romantic.

Chapter 26 BPOV
Jasper has some influence over making Bella feel more comfortable, mirroring cannon Jasper. She’s afraid to come down to the party and he tells her what his mother always told the boys when they needed encouragement, “In life: nothing ventured -nothing gained.” Jasper is so insightful, asking her if that’s all she wants in life, just to survive or is she willing to take a chance and move forward. It was touching when Bella asked what it was about her that Edward was attracted by and he could only guess that it had something to do with her reminding him of his mother.

Wasn’t it great to see Bella finally feeling like a normal girl in love with, as she put it, “an amazing boy?” She started to react to Edward’s romantic side, the dance, and his true feelings for her. She gets lost in the moment and remembers Jasper’s talk about taking chances and she goes for it and kisses Edward. I wanted to cheer her on at that point, go Bella!

Once again Edward has to ruin all that and over react to Mike trying to help Bella. Edward’s violent attack towards Mike causes Bella to remember being treated like that by Carlisle and she of course gets frightened enough to shut Edward out. When will that boy learn to control himself and think before he reacts? Not anytime soon I’m afraid.
Isn’t it sad how Bella misunderstands Edward, always thinking SHE’s done something wrong? Like when he catches her cleaning up the blood from his fight with Mike. He gets mad that she’s cleaning it, knowing it was his fault and she shouldn’t have to clean up his mess. But she automatically thinks so little of herself that she feels responsible for his anger.

Edward’s finally had enough of not acknowledging the attraction between them.And Bella admits she hates it when he hurts innocent people and she’s the cause of it. Finally, these two are communicating! Bella is surprised to hear that she fascinates Edward, that he thinks she’s remarkable. Can you imagine what that must feel like from someone who’s been raised to feel they have no value at all?

During the party clean up I thought it was funny to see Edward’s reaction to cleaning and Bella laughing at hearing him curse as he forces himself to help. It’s clear Edward is spoiled and doesn’t know the first thing about chores, but for Bella, he’s willing to try to figure out how to help. The dishwasher disaster was laugh out loud funny. It was like an “I Love Lucy!” episode.

Can you just picture them rolling around in a mass of bubbles? They were adorable and I can see how they wound up kissing. For two people who never kissed, they both seem to enjoy it now. Love watching these two fall in love, find themselves, grow and become better people as they help each other heal.

For me, this story is always about how Edward finds in Bella “everything” he needs, wants, has to protect and does so without a thought about himself anymore. Bella brings out in Edward something good, pure and intense, that not even he knows exists within him. These chapters are the beginning of all that and I loved reading them again.
Well everyone, let the comments fly! I’ve loved reading how much you love this story, nice to be in the company of like minds.

For next week chapters 27-29

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to our Twilight Peeps!!!!!!
Found this on FanPop - it's too cute!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Time I Saw Rob Two Days in a Row.. WFE

I've finally be able to come down off my high and was able to finally sit and concentrate on writing a post. You probably want me to just jump right in with the good stuff but this is a long one so buckle up

After I was finished checking my bag at the airport Saturday morning I ran into my flight buddies MamaCougar and 17foreverlisa in the security line. We talked about how excited we were and I was exceptionally anxious to get on the plane and get the flight over with.

When we finally arrived in New York I went to get my bag and lo and behold... it didn't arrive. Yep my bag was delayed. I was trying not to let that dampen my spirits. When tatoomicky and her sister redcarpetninja picked us up from the airport I was ready to get WFE weekend started!

The five of us pulled up to the Hilton, got our crap together and headed into the hotel. I was scouring the faces of everyone around me looking for BellaTesoro. You know that cliche in movies where two people run towards each other through a field with their arms wide open... well it wasn't exactly like that but I did run to her squealing my way through the Hilton lobby for a hug.

The first thing we did was head to lunch at Planet Hollywood. We spent a good 20 minutes with Rob's hand prints before we lined up to wait to be seated. LachkeyWife and DoubleDippin came to have lunch with us too.
A picture of the picture of Rob and his hand prints at Planet Hollywood.
His hands are so big!
Edward loved seeing Rob's hand prints

Mella with Rob's hand prints.
 Our waiter at Planet Hollywood was so freaking cute, 17foreverlisa was giving him shit and I loved it.

PS: I totally accidentally touched his thigh when I was wiping crumbs off my lap... no really it was an accident! And at least I think it was his thigh ;)

Then some inappropriateness happened with Rob's hand prints but I will let you read that tale from MamaCougar. We also spent some quality time with the prom tux and Bella's dress, once I get the pics from BellaTesoro I will do another post just for that.

We finally got settled into our room when Robzsinger called to say she was on her way! When the knock came at the door I jumped and ran to open it. Squealing commenced from me once more. Robzie made a hilarious crack about it being like a Craigslist blind date... I'm sure she's glad it went sooooo much better than that!

After shooting the shit with BellaTesoro and Robzsinger (You don't know how hard it is to go back to using bloggy names after not using them for three days straight!) we got ready to head down to the WFE party in the Hilton bar. It was kind of a clusterfuck but still awesome!

I met so many people there and I can hardly remember them so here are the ones that I could...
LwE and Edward
Mandy from Malicious Mandy's Mind
Steph from The Cold Shower
Mark aka Kinko
The Fabulous Sara Gruen
Sara signing autographs
I asked Mark and Sara to both sign Mella's back, they were both nice enough to do it and they each signed something else for me too!

Sara was so funny! She laughed when I pulled out Mella. I told her UtterlyAbsurdBella couldn't come but really wanted to be there so I brought her along in my bag. She must have thought I was either really nice or really strange. I'm going with a bit of both!

When Sara was taking pictures she would turn away and wait for the person taking the picture to count to three then she would whip her head to the side for the picture... and they always came out fabulous! She told me it's her "bend and snap" LOL! Did I mention I love her?

LwE and I wearing the same shoes!
A woman actually asked me if I was wearing Rob's shoes. I should have said "Yes these are literally Rob's shoes!" but I didn't.
BellaTesoro, Robzsinger, 17foreverlisa, LwE, DangrDafne and I sat around the Hilton bar chatting over $5 bottled water and $15 glasses of wine while we watched people in line for wrist bands.

Edward from Living with Edward (you can see his whole NYC adventure here), Robzsinger's New Moon Edward and my Eclipse Edward all had a little pow-wow while we were chatting over drinks.
We all spent a lot of time getting to know each other and trying to make plans for the premiere. I finally got a call about my bag being located, right as I was starting to have a mild panic attack for it not showing up. I perked up a bit but was feeling a little uneasy from my lunch at Planet Hollywood... BellaTesoro and I called it a night while Robzsinger, DangrDafne and LwE made their journey around the city.

While MamaCougar and TatooMicky and many others had spent the night outside braving a pretty nasty storm to get red carpet wristbands the rest of us decided to stay in.

At roughly 4:30am I woke up and just had a feeling. I don't know what that feeling was but I had it and it told me to go downstairs and look at the line. I left the room in my pajamas took a quick scan of the line and booked it upstairs to get BellaTesoro and Robzie. BellaTesoro shot up in bed when I came back in the room and I 'calmly' explained that we all needed to get our butts downstairs and get in line... we might just make the cut off *fingers crossed*.

The three of us prettied ourselves up and by that I mean threw on our coats and made quick pit stops at the bathroom before running down to get in line. I called 17foreverlisa and told her in no uncertain terms that she had to "get in line with us!" just in case we made the cut off.

We made some new friends in line and had our own personal security team...

We clearly needed a wrangler!

She flew all the way from Israel for Rob. How amazing is that?
And her shirt!! Soooo cool!
Did you all know that I love professional wrestling? No you say? Well I do. What's the point you may ask? This is a post about WFE and Rob. 
Well we just so happened to be standing by two fabulously awesome girls Lauren and Jen in line and we bonded over Rob. When the sun came up I noticed Jen was wearing gloves that were black and green and had a tiny little logo that I recognized immediately as WWE. I freaked and totally fell in love! We talked at length about wrestling and how Jen went to Wrestlemania this year (I was sooo jealous, still am actually), they became our new BFF's!
Left to right
Lauren (bottom a little cut off), Jen, Me, BellaTesoro, Robzsinger, 17foreverlisa
Once I get a better one I'll replace this one, I just don't have any right now.

The 6 of us sat/stood in line until 9 am when they started handing out wrist bands. As the women (and some men) who braved the elements were walking past us with their wrist bands we congratulated them and were really happy they were getting the opportunity.

I think all the positive vibes we were putting out sealed the deal. A man that I assume was with Fox asked us how long we had been standing in line. After we told him, he just had this look on his face that said "I'm gonna make this happen".

THEY EXTENDED THE CUT OFF FROM 200 TO 250!!!!!!!!!! And the video you saw was us totally spazzing out because we made it and got wrist bands.

17foreverlisa and I getting our wristbands.
Do you see who else is in that pic?
Mini E couldn't miss the fun!
Put on before my shower!

Took BellaTesoro's candy bag and covered my wrist band for my shower.
The happiest moment was when I got my wrist band, but it got even better! When I walked into the hotel lobby my bag had finally made it!

Since we had time to kill before we had to be back for the red carpet we walked to Central Park.

Mella at Central Park

Mella by a rock in Central Park.

I know you're probably thinking "Get on with it already!" So here we go...

Took them until only a few hours before the premiere to finally replace the Arthur banner with a WFE one.
Josh taking our picture.
We kept yelling... "Josh" "Hi Josh" until he finally turned and waved. I took a picture of him taking our picutre.

Josh interviewing Francis Laurence
Hal Holbrook

Who do we have here? The original Mr. Pattinson! Hi Dick!
My oh my... finally THE PRECIOUS
Dean kept getting in my way..
but he was great help for me to find Rob when he got lost through the crowd of people.
His hair looks amazing doesn't it?
This was the last picture I got from my camera before it died, it came back to life when Rob was across the street.
Apparently the camera takes after me :)
From my phone

The girls behind me wanted Reese to wave so bad and she did!
What was she talking about with Josh?? No consolation prize here!
Josh interviewing Cristoph Waltz
Rob getting a man hug!
Zoom is a beautiful thing!
Fox interviewing Rob and Reese

The wrist bands were kind of a joke. People jumped the barricade without wristbands and no one stopped them. An autograph hound shoved me when Rob came by. I was so pissed I wanted to cry. He not only shoved me but he came back and did it to me again when Reese came by. I was really disappointed that security wasn't around protecting the people with the wristbands from line jumpers, because it was clearly needed.

After the red carpet was done Robzsinger, BellaTesoro and I headed out for dinner. We sat and talked about Rob of course and blathered on and on about how great he is, his relationship with Kristen, and his future as an actor. When we made it back to the hotel we crashed so we could be up early to get in line for the today show.

BellaTesoro made a poster at home to bring to the Today show but had forgotten it at the hotel so she bought poster board to make one when we were in line. But after thinking about it she decided to return to the hotel to get it, and it was a good thing she did because Rob signed her poster!

Side 1 of the poster we made on the street.

Side 2

The poster he signed!

This is where Rob and Matt Lauer sat. The chair on the left had the pleasure of holding up Rob's ass lol.
See that?? There is no Water For Elephants banner! That was superimposed during the interview and blocked my freaking face, damn!

Mella at the Today show

And here he is again. Two days in a row!

He was so sweet to everyone!

Hello side profile!

He is always so surprised people want to meet him. That's one thing I love about him!
I took a video of Rob signing autographs, that will be for another day :)

We had to get back to our hotel to pack for check out after the Today show. We still managed to fit in a trip to see wax Rob at Madame Tussauds before Robzie had to catch her flight. We paid, got on the elevator and as we were walking out I asked the tour person.. "Where's Rob?" She looked at me like I was crazy and asked "Who?" I exasperatedly said "Robert Pattinson!" While Robzie calmly asked where he is placed on the floor (she's so much nicer and more calm than I am lol). The woman directed us straight ahead.

The three of us walk straight ahead... look around... look some more... we're stumped. 

We head towards the next room just in case he isn't on that floor. We stop and ask another guy, he walks back onto the "actor" floor comes back and says "I don't see him, let me call on my radio."

We wait... and wait... and wait but Robzie needs to get to her flight. He finally says... "They've taken him off the floor for maintenance." *crickets* COME AGAIN??? YOU TAKE ROB OFF THE FLOOR ON THE WEEKEND HE IS IN TOWN FOR HIS MOVIE PREMIERE??? WTF!?! 

Then it was just a drive-by of pictures as we hustled our way through the museum so Robzie wouldn't be late for her flight home.

Regis and Kelly just had to have me on. I said no a few times but eventually caved.

My boys Matt and Al! We had a great time laughing about the weather and how cool Rob is.

BellaTesoro and I in a cab with our shades on!

Me and 17foreverlisa in Times Square...
ask her about the time she spanked Naked Cowboy and got a kiss and leg hitched by him.

My next post will be the time I met one of the girls from Teen Mom 2 at the Hilton
Leah from Teen Mom 2 and Me

There was so much I didn't even get a chance to write about but don't worry BellaTesoro, Robzsinger, DangrDafne, MamaCougar, 17foreverlisa, LwE and many others will fill you in.

UPDATE: Fran and I were interviewed while waiting for Rob before he came to do autographs on the today show and Fran made it in this video.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Our Dear Kassie & Friends at the WFE Premiere!

So handsome!
This has been an amazing day for me!
And I was not even at the WFE Premiere!
But a little special someone we know was there.......
Our very own Twilight Junkie -
along with some of our dearest friends!
And I have been living vicariously through 
their tweets, pics 
and Kassie's phone calls.

I don't want to steal their thunder because 
I'm sure Kassie wants to do 
thorough post when she gets back from NY.
I had to post this video that made me literally scream when I saw it.
I wasn't even going to watch it, but I decided that you never know - might see someone I know.
And what do you's

 Kassie, BellaTesoro, Lisa and Robzsinger

getting their wristbands at the premiere!

Also, if you go to
there are like 800 photos from the premiere.
I tried to go through them and grab the ones with our favorite 
Twilight Junkies in them.....
BellaTesoro, Robzsinger, 17ForeverLisa, TheOnlyMrs(Kassie)Cullen, Dangrdafne
This is the pic that made me cry last night!  I love you girls!!!!
17Forever Lisa, Robzsinger
BellaTesoro, 17Forever Lisa, Robzsinger

Mama Cougar
Mama Cougar
TheOnlyMrs(Kassie)Cullen, 17Forever Lisa getting wristbands!!!!
TatooMickey and Mama Cougar 

TattooMickey and  Mama Cougar

Mama Cougar and TattooMickey

You see Mama Cougar there right up front and center!

TheOnlyMrs(Kassie)Cullen, BellaTesoro, Robzsinger, 17Forever Lisa

Mama Cougar waiting for the Precious!

TattooMickey and Mama Cougar 

I spy Robzsinger (and maybe BellaTesoro's eye)

I spy Robzsinger and 17Forever Lisa

Mama Cougar

Robzsinger, BellaTesoro(waving her WFE book!) and TheOnlyMrs(Kassie)Cullen

Mama Cougar just INCHES away from the Pre-tay!!!!

I cannot WAIT to see all the pictures that they personally took!!!!
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for the epic posts that will be coming to be sure!

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