Sunday, August 3, 2008

Too obssessed

Can I tell you how obssessed I am with the Twilight series? My good friend Candace and I pre-ordered a copy in February so we could secure ourselves a copy. At the time, Candace was trying to talk me into going to the midnight release party, and I KNEW that when the time came, we would be so tired, that sleep would be more appetizing than actually going at midnight to a teen release book party. hahaha How little I know myself. Last week we began preparations to...go to the release party and BUY the book that we had already bought off of Amazon. We were THAT desperate. Thursday came (The party was Friday), and I received horrible news. My husband had to work, he had to do his 30 hour shift, so he would be gone at night and couldn't stay with the kids. My heart broke, and then I remembered a few weeks ago one of the young women in our ward begging to spend the night at my house because we had "cool" movies and I was just like one of the girls. This got me thinking. What if I hired a babysitter to just stay and sleep here with the kids? Who cares that this book is going to cost me $100.00 after buying two copies of the book, paying the babysitter and getting dinner for her and US because I sure wasn't going to COOK anything, but I WANTED it that bad. Jon was all for it, Candace was all for it, I had to talk myself into it. I couldn't believe I would spend that money on a, what Hannah refers to as "just a book mom!". Candance, who just had her baby mind you on Monday, got home from the hospital on Wednesday and was GOING to attend with me with her 4 day old baby in tow, is as obssessed as I am. Then the reasonable Bella surfaced. I checked our delivery day, and most likely it would come on Monday. Could I wait two more days? TWO DAYS? That's it! Yes, yes I could. So, no I did not call the babysitter. No I didn't go to the release book party and yes I was in AGONY. Saturday came and Jon got home. We took the kids out for lunch and then put them down for naps. I proceeded to get online and check out...guess? Yes, more Twilight stuff. By about 6:30, Jon had HAD it. He told me to get out of the house and find the book and DO NOT COME HOME WITHOUT IT! I'll put the kids to bed, just Go! Please! I ran...Literally ran out of the house and went to Barnes and Nobles. Guess what? Sold out. Yup! I knew it! Serves me right. I casually went to Borders across the street because I was a glutton for punishment and walked in the doors and low and behold a shining beacon of light caressed my face as my eyes found what they had been looking for. Copies of Breaking Dawn ON SALE 40% off, if you are a Borders member. I, of course was not a member but I am proud to say that I am now! That's right I bought the book. I gleefully skipped, yes skipped people, out to my car and called my friends, Teri and Candace, that I had the book in my hand and I had to go because I was too excited and I had to drive safely home. Now, some of you are wondering where I am going with this story that could have been summed up in 4 words, "I read the book". I stayed up until 1:30 am and didn't sleep the rest of the night. I am not going to go into details because most SANE people haven't read the book in its entirety, so my thoughts, opinions and yes, discussions will have to wait for another post. But I HAD to blog that, "I READ THE BOOK".

17 comments:

Sarah C said...

Yeah! I can't wait to finish it. Twilight is awesome!

Jeff and Alison said...

Bella-

Can you just email me the ending??? No, really. I didn't like the series (I know, you hate me and can't understand why), but I want to know what happens, especially the wedding part. I can't believe Candace was going to do that...you girls are too funny!!! Love ya, both! Glad you enjoyed it!

Martinez-Gardner said...

Isabella, I love you!!! I wish you were here to be crazy with US! Melissa went to TWO release parties, since Borders and B&N are across from each other. It was great. We're both already done with it too. Jared kicked me out and I went and read non-stop with my sister. E-mail me and tell me what you thought.

Martinez-Gardner said...

Oops, I meant to say Melissa and I. She'd be mad if I made her sound like the only crazy one, when we are partners in the insanity. Ha ha

NatalieHemingway said...

Too funny Bella. I'll buy your extra copy if you want to get rid of one. Let me know. I'm not in a BIG hurry, but would like to read it.

shelbell said...

Argh! I ordered mine from Amazon and haven't gotten it yet, but I'm dying for it to come! I'll let you know when I've read it so we can compare for sure.

eRiCa said...

k you guys totally crack me up... i was planning on going to the party but that was the night before we were leaving to drive back to iowa and i knew i'd be a witch the next day for the drive if i went. bummer!!

i wanted to start to read it today but didn't because i had to finish doing all the "stuff" that needed to be done after being gone for 2 months...so hopefully tomorrow I can read it.

confession...i couldn't wait to I totally looked up spoilers. I know!! I knew i'd be dying in suspense and skipping parts in the book if I didn't know about certain parts...now I totally know what happens but just enough so that I still can't wait to read it and fill in the holes...I know, I know I'm crazy to have done that but seriously i would've had a stomach ache trying to figure things out if I was reading it!

Rob and Karina said...

I love you Bella!!!! You are awesome! But, I can't believe you didn't go to the party, that surprises me. I am very excited to read it, but I have the finish host, then I'm going to read the books again from the begining, so it might be a while!

Heitmann Family said...

Thanks for the laugh!!! I am glad you finally satisfied your obsession for the book.

eRiCa said...

bella! so I finished it and now ready to disucss. In fact I created a blog just for the purpose of discussing this book...so go over and we can disucss k?!

http://www.readitdiscussit.blogspot.com/

Robyn said...

Bella, you are so cute. What is the OBSESSION with this series??!!

llegue said...

ha ha ha ...of course I barr my family from thehouse when I read the new Harry Potter and stayed up late with Breaking Dawn

M & S Eagar said...

Hey - my Mia Maids are in disagreement about when the movie is coming out. I'm sure you know when....so when is it?

shelbell said...

ok, I finished. We'll have to talk:)

tonya said...

I love reading your blog. You are so funny. You need to post more. I have to admit that I am glad that the sensible side came out. Good job with the self-control.

The Nielsen Family said...

Oh my gosh, Bella this is HILARIOUS!!!! This is why I love you so much Bella because you do things like this, things that are so full of life and crazy. I can't wait to read it and join in on your discussion of the book. My goal though is to read book 1,2, and 3 again since I read them over a year ago and all in one week. I want to read and savor the details this time. If that is possible.

The Watsons said...

So I was lurking blogs today (putting off writing vesper trail dialogues for camp) and came across you! This entry made me laugh out loud. I'm totally right there with you, girl. I live in Brazil so I had to WAIT two weeks for the book to get to me ... then it got here right when we were walking out the door to a wedding. I SERIOUSLY almost didn't go. I woke up the next morning at SIX AM (even though I was up nursing my 2-month-old) JUST SO I COULD READ IT! I didn't shower, get dressed, eat, or even pee that day. And I've read it two more times since then. I'll check back here to see any discussions you have!