Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Mafiaward Style

I know I used this on FB for Thanksgiving last year, but it never gets old for me!

Here's everyone's favorite Mafiaward and his classic Thanksgiving speech......

Edward sighed. "I'm thankful for the Volvo, damn thankful you didn't return it scratched," he said, cocking an eyebrow at his father. Dr. Cullen smiled and nodded. "I'm thankful to be home, out of that ridiculous boarding school. I'm thankful for music and my gun. I fucking love my gun. "

"I'm thankful for all of you, even if you get on my fucking nerves sometimes. Oh and orgasms, I'm definitely thankful for those."

Emancipation Proclamation by  kharizzmatik

Have a wonderful Thankgiving ladies!!!!!

Yes.....yes we did Stephenie!!!! LOL

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Turning Page

Wow!  There is so much to be said about Breaking Dawn.  I don't even know where to start.
I've decided to start with the one thing that keeps haunting me - even in my sleep.
This song.
Turning Page by Sleeping At Last

I've waited a hundred years
But I'd wait a million more for you
Nothing prepared me for the privilege of being yours

If I had only felt the warmth within your touch
If I had only seen how you smile when you blush
Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough
I would have known what I was living for
What I've been living for

Your love is my turning page
Only the sweetest words remain

Every kiss is a cursive line
Every touch is a redefining phrase
I surrender who I've been for who you are
Nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart
If I had only felt how it feels to be yours
I would have known what I've been living for all along
What I've been living for

We're tethered to the story we must tell
When I saw you well I knew we'd tell it well
With the whisper we will tame the vicious scenes
Like a feather bringing kingdoms to their knees

I had been listening to the soundtrack before I saw the  movie, and when I really listened to the lyrics, I realized that they were so about Edward.  I was really thrilled that the writer of the song, Ryan O'Neal, actually wrote this from EPOV.  Melt my heart!!!!! Some of those lines seem right out of the book.  I also found out that they are from our neck of the woods - Wheaton, IL - which isn't too far.  Pretty cool!
(and Ryan is Team Edward!!!!)

Then, seeing it with the wedding and honeymoon scenes, sealed the deal for me.  Turning Page is now my favorite song from the soundtrack - possibly the entire saga 
(though I still do love me some Supermassive Black Hole -
 I ain't gonna lie!).
So anyway, show some love to the creators of this beautiful, amazing song......

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Breaking Dawn Event at HOB - UAB Edition

My experience at the House of Blues was not nearly as exciting as Kassie and Naughty's but I did get to see Peter, Jackson, Charlie, Ashley and Nikki.   That was so much fun and Christina Perri was beautiful as well.  I am absolutely hooked on "A Thousand Years" - I have it on repeat in my car.  I also got to spend a great evening with my wonderful daughter Lauren, my sister Barb, my niece Robyn.  Plus we got to hang out with the cool chicks we met in line on Saturday, Amanda and Nicole and they brought Taylor who fell right in with our crazy shenanigans!  We also ran into Mama Cougar who had Papa Cougar (the world's most AMAZING husband!) with her.

The weather sucked out there while we waited in line and it started to get a bit claustrophobic there towards the end.  Of course the whole thing was running behind, so we ended staying outside 30 minutes longer than we were supposed to and that's when it really started to rain!

When we finally got inside, all we could think about was finding somewhere to sit.  As much as I would have loved to see the cast up close, I just could not fathom the idea of standing for several more hours in a crowd.  So we found some open bar stools toward the back of the HOB and were perfectly content.  I did get to move around the room a bit and take some pics before it got to crowded.    Here's some of the pics I took.

My daughter Lauren

Lauren, my niece Robyn and sister Barb

UAB and daughter (who is taller than me now I might add!!!)

Barb and Robyn

Nicole and Amanda
Nicole, Amanda and Taylor

Here's a video of us acting stupid! LOL

Here are the few pictures I took  because I was too far back and they all sucked.  I did get some videos.  Hopefully I captured some of the funnier moments.

So there you have it.......told you it wasn't that exciting! LOL
Ahhhh - but we had a lot of fun!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Breaking Dawn Chicago Red Carpet Concert

Hey girls! As you might already know UAB, Barb, their girls, NaughtyHB and I went to the House of Blues tonight for the Breaking Dawn Concert with Christina Perri, which included Twilight Breaking Dawn stars Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed and Charlie Bewley!

Last week I was listening to the radio on my way to get my hair done specifically for this event with the hopes that I would wait in line that Saturday to get tickets into the event. 101.9 The Mix announced a give away of VIP wristbands. You had to listen at 6:20 and call or do whatever they ask to get the tickets. I tried to call in but each time I dialed I got a busy signal or my call couldn't go through. Since they were only looking for caller 10 I gave up shortly after starting. I went and got my hurrrr did and was super excited.

We had our plan ready for what would happen Saturday.

The next day I just so happened to get on Facebook, I surprisingly spend less time on Facebook then I used to but got on there anyway. The Mix had the Breaking Dawn poster up
with the caption
so I share, study the picture (like I haven't already) and wait for 6:20. I thought to myself "What could they possibly ask me about this poster?" I thought "How many wolves?" So I counted them. 6:18 Koz announces they are giving the tickets to the first person to answer the question right... How many wolves are in this picture?

I dial... I dial like I've never dialed a phone in my life. I get a busy signal... dial again. It rings... Koz picks up. I'm freaking the fuck out! "Hi yeah I'm calling about the Breaking Dawn red carpet event." "Yep so how many wolves are on the poster?" "Seven, there's seven wolves!" "Yeah." "Did I win???" "Yes you won!" "HOLY FREAKING CRAP!" I give Koz all my information... blood type, social security number, promises of my first born child.... and I'm still freaking the fuck out! My voice is shaky, my hands are shaky and the rest of the night goes by in a blur.

Cut to five days later and the 6 of us pile in UAB's van and head downtown to House of Blues. You can read UAB's account of her line experience Saturday here. From here on out you are getting the "WTF is going on? But we're VIP..." version of today from me.

When we get down there at quarter to 2 there is the general line where Naughty and I split from the group to head inside to the box office to check in... we were there so early they were barely setting up things for the event inside. The lady at the box office tells me and Naughty that we have to come back at 4:15... we head to the bagel shop to have a snack and use the facilities. After we finish up at the bagel shop (where I had to scrape gum off the bottom of my shoe, yuck!) I found MamaCougar in line. We chatted for a few before NHB and I got a bit antsy and went to look for the VIP line, just in case.

There was a bit of a cluster fuck when it came to where VIP should have lined up so we were like #20 and 21 in line.

Naughty and I check in and get our pink/purple shiny wristbands and some raffle ticket cards for our pictures and autographs. They send us up to the third balcony and just above us the red carpet was set up for interviews...

Christina Perri and yes she is in this picture.. it's like Where's Waldo

Nikki Reed
Chaaaarrrrrllllliiieeeee Bewley
Then they call us over to start lining up for our picture with Christina Perri.. Naughty did not want to come with me so I braved this meeting alone. This girl is tiiiiiiiny. If I would have hugged her I could have probably wrapped my arms around her and hugged myself at the same time! They were not really into allowing hugs... I would have saved mine for Peter, Jackson or Chaaaarrrrrllllliiiiieeeee (I have a slight obsession with the "Charlie bit me" video).

I head back out and take more pictures of the red carpet interviews.. it was a strange set up. We had to do a lot of 'cameras randomly in the air while standing on tip toes' to get pictures. Thank god for zoom lens! At one point Charlie went to a box on the lower level balcony. Naughty turned and saw him... she was like "Hey Charlie!" we all turned to look and he took our picture of us taking his picture.

Charlie Bewley

Ashley Greene

Who is this? Ahhh right Dr. Cullens hot dark haired twin Peter.
During the red carpet interviews people were taking pictures of us from up on the balcony and some came down to take pics. One guy came over and asked to take my picture because he wanted to get my shirt in the pic. I said sure so he took a couple.. I was scrunching Edwards face at first so you couldn't tell it was a Twilight shirt. I don't even want to know where that pic ends up. UAB, me and only a hand full of other people wore Twilight shirts which is surprising considering the amount of crazies there. 

After the interviews were done they lined us all up again and were taken to our group picture. Oh good lord Charlie is so freaking hot in person. I couldn't look into his eyes so I starred at his pecks as I walked up towards him. Naughty couldn't decide where to stand... she wanted to be between Jackson and Charlie. I wanted to be between Jackson and Peter. Clearly that was not going to work. Peter and Nikki were talking when Naughty walked up. She will have to recount the exact words spoken but Nikki told her she could stand wherever she wants and so she jumped right in next to Jackson. When she grabbed on to him he said mmmmmmm or maybe it was more a growl? Again she will have to tell you exactly what went down. I was a spaz and said "Oh my god this is so exciting!" Ashley laughed and said "Oh yeah?" Charlie didn't say anything but I probably would have dropped to the floor hearing that accent so freaking close to me. It was more than enough I got to wrap my arm around him and damn it... I thought I was touching Jackson on the other side of Ashley... turns out Naughty had to burst my bubble and tell me it was her I was touching LOL.
Carlisle, Rosalie, Naughty, Jasper, Alice, MKC, Demetri
Peter, Nikki, Marie, Jackson, Ashley, Kassie, Charlie
What a group!
We were led down to the second balcony after that for some weird trivia hosted by Dean Richards from WGN Chicago... (he's the entertainment reporter Mel Gibson called an asshole.. remember that? Yeeeeah) that was a cluster fuck too. But all was good. Christina came out and preformed 3 songs, she was set to do 5 but time got out of control and everything was running behind so they cut her set. We saw some videos (us spoiler h00rs already saw these) then the cast came out for a Q&A. Turns out all the crazies weren't just at the LA convention. People kept asking to come up on stage or get autographs or for the cast to come down on the floor. They put the kibosh on most of it but one guy got a poster signed for his wife. At one point Peter said "I was" then a woman screamed "Take off your shirt!" and he followed up with "just about to do that." Thank god for his sense of humor.

Here are the pictures I got from the Q&A

They brought some random girl up bc there was an extra seat.
It was Dean's chair but whatevs.

Peter pretending to stage dive when someone asked him to come down off the stage.

Jackson talking about showing a clip and Peter Kanyeing him.
"Jackson imma let you show that clip in a minute..."
Bravo Peter, spot on!

Jackson busting out the harmonica.
Someone gave him a monkey hat... it's on his chair!
Nikki told a great story about her and Taylor poking fun of each other and her work on the 'fido' bowl incident in Breaking Dawn... I'm almost as excited for that clip as I am for the smashing of the headboard, for real! Jackson told his being knocked out by Kellan story. Also mentioned how he liked filming riding the horse and his time with the three vampires that turned him, loved showing Jasper as human but was disappointed they never shot Alice and Jasper meeting for the first time. Peter wanted Jackson and Ashley to do a performance of it! There was a lot of funny back and forth stuff, when actual questions were being asked. Charlie let it slip to Dean earlier in the night that he filmed a fight scene with Rob... when he said he didn't know if he could talk about it Dean said "Well that clip is airing tomorrow morning." so Charlie eventually fessed up and admitted he indeed did shoot a fight scene with Rob. How exciting!! The Q&A ended, they threw out the people from down stairs and lined us up to get our poster and autographs. I decided I needed to say something to each of them... and these are the brief conversations

Charlie: Hi
Me: Hi, I follow you on Twitter, you are sooo funny!
Charlie: You do? *seems genuinely surprised* Well keep following there's more to come.

Me: Hi
Nikki: Hey
Me: Thanks
Nikki: You're welcome! (that did not go as planned lol)

Jackson: Hey
Me: I was here to see 100 Monkeys in July, the show was AMAZING!
Jackson: Really? Thank you so much! *smirk* (I died a little every time he did that over the course of the night)

Me: OMG I totally freaked out on you guys earlier.
Ashley: That's okay. We love it! (oddly she sounded just like Alice lol)

Me: Thank you!
Christina: You're welcome
Me: I love your ring (it looked like a piano) cute!
Christina: This is just a junky piece of jewelry.
Me: Those are the best kind of jewelry.

Annnd that's my poster!
I hope you all liked my adventure. We need to get UAB and NHB to give us their perspectives now!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

BD Event at HOB!!!!

So today my sis, our friend Lorena and I all dragged our asses out of bed this morning at 4 a.m. to get downtown to the House of Blues to get tickets for the Breaking Dawn Event hosted by Summit to kick of the release of the Breaking Dawn soundtrack.  
Our determination paid off!!!!

We get to see Nikki, Ashley, Jackson and Peter
plus Christina Perri!!!!

Getting there is half the fun though......
so here are some pics of us while waiting in line.

6 a.m. and 38 degrees.....brrrrrr frickin brrrrrrr!!!!!

Summit came around and handed out posters
as well as cookies and Vitamin Water!
Poster #1
Poster #2
I took this one when I got home - my hands were freezing down there!

We took this one at the hotel where we snuck into to use the bathroom! LOL
Amanda and Nicole - two amazing chicks we met in line!!!! :)
Barb "MrsFiftyShades"

Lorena "ChicagoluvsEdward"

Yours Truly - UAB

I don't know if you know yet, but MrsKassieCullen is one lucky h00r and won VIP tickets to the BD event, so between all of us, hopefully we will have some great pics to share after Tuesday!
Can't wait!!!!!

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