Sunday, August 3, 2008

Twilight Madness

Wow. What a night!! What a blast!! What a Twilight high!! I have been dying to post about it, but, you know, I've been a little busy reading a certain book...which I'm only halfway done with. (I have a family, people!) Anyway, it was such a fun night. We started out with a little Red Robin.
There were other people there dressed in full-on Prom attire. We suspected they were headed to the party, and after running into them in the bathroom, found out we were right. We laughed and ate and debated "Team Edward" vs. "Team Jacob." (I was very polite and let everyone state their opinions. Then I laughed and pointed at the Team Jacob people.)


(from left to right: Jodi, Rachael, Lisa)

Jodi is showing Rachael her New Moon tattoos that she cut up and passed around. Of course,
Jodi claimed the awesome "Edward" one, so I wound up with a big flower tat on my arm. It was still cool. We had so many people come up to us, gasping, asking where we got the tattoos. I felt pretty special.



At 10:00 we headed over to Barnes & Noble. My first clue should have been how easy it was to find a parking spot. Yeah, that's because all the other attendees had been dropped off by their mothers. I'm not kidding. We were some of a very few who actually had high school diplomas. I knew there would be a lot of teenagers running around in formal attire, I just really thought there would be more, well, adults. At this point we tried to blend into the self-help books and figured out a way to pass the time for the next two hours. So we took lots of pictures...

(My sister Amy and me. And that's my Team Edward shirt. Yes, it's different than
my original one I posted about. Long story. This one was waaaaaay better.)



(Two beautiful chicas, Lisa and her cousin [by marriage] Danielle)


Ran into this adorable couple, who were fully decked out for the costume contest.
Aren't they cute?

So I really wanted to showcase some of the other people at the party, although I felt
a little creepy walking around snapping pictures of complete strangers. (Although not as creepy as the guy walking around trying to enlist unsuspecting teenage girls into his Satanic cult. No, I'm not kidding. I wish I was.)

These were some fellow "Twilight Moms" who also felt very awkward being there.


This is a girl, dressed up as Edward.


A bride and bridesmaid.


They were taking free Polaroids there, so of course we had to get some.

Me, Amy, Jodi

Me and Shayla


And I had to buy the limited-time, special edition, first time ever
Twilight Saga chocolate bar. Best 4 bucks I ever spent.


We actually had a lot of fun just wandering, people-watching, talking, laughing, nursing (in Amy B.'s case), holding the tiny baby and being surrounded by tons of people just as obsessed as I am. (Is that possible?) We kept having to branch off into smaller groups or couples, it was just too crowded to all stay together. Plus, Shayla and I were the only ones with the coveted bracelets, that secured our place near the front of the line. So, as midnight neared, we said "see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya" and giddily took our place in line. (Oh, I should mention it was at this point that the other adults starting pouring in. Oh, too cool for the 18 and under party? Whatevs.) Shocking, the line went super-fast and Shayla and I were out of there within 15 minutes. I couldn't believe I was holding the book in my hands. And it's HUGE!!


But before walking out the door, my fellow obsessed cousin and I had to get a picture together
with our prized possessions.

And then I flew to Shayla's, kicked her out the car door, flew home and proceeded to spend the next three hours in vampire heaven. I've had many people ask me if I'm finished, and I feel like I'm letting them down somehow because I haven't, but when your husband is only home on the weekends, it's not really the best thing to go hole up in your bedroom and read all day. So I've switched my days and nights, taking loooong naps in the day and reading late into the night. I won't say a single word about what I think so far, until I'm finished. Til then, readers........

19 comments:

Ms. Kristen said...

How fun! I finally read the first book! I know.....a little late.....but I loved it and can't wait for more! I have to hunt down New Moon! I want my own copy so I can take it with me wherever I go!
I am so glad you didn't smother white makeup all over your face!

tharker said...

Yes, there were definitely some interesting outfits to be seen that night, but it was still fun to observe. It was fun running in to you all, and like I said before, I like your tat!

lindsay>boo said...

Thanks for sharing! I've been waiting for your post all weekend. You cracked me up with the "My first clue should have been how easy it was to find a parking spot." It looks like you all had a really fun evening. I can't wait to hear what you think of the book. I'm reading it as soon as Tiffani finishes hers!

debsters said...

Awesome recap Alicia. I'm going to take the plunge sometime this fall and read away.

I have to comment that Marcus is a good sport. What a guy!

Lisa said...

I am glad that you had such fun....I know that you have been anxiously awaiting this :) You look fab in your Team Edward shirt.

Happy reading.

::DANDEE:: said...

That was a perfect recap of the events! I'm so glad you all had a great time. I can't wait to hear all about the book!

Kris said...

Jodi, those tattoos are awesome. I love your Team Edward T-shirt Alicia. It looks awesome. I'm so glad that you all had a great time. Looks like the rest of us missed out. I can't wait to get my hands on the book.

MichelleB said...

Alisha, What a great night and I looked for the book Sat morn and of course none were to be found. This week I am going to buy it!! I can't wait to hear all about what you think of it!

Lisa said...

Uh, where is the picture of YOU at RR??? All zoomed and cropped and stuff? Now that would have really been showing off your team Edward spirit!!! I'm still plucking away at my book too. Rachael is already done, I should really call CPS on her. See I prefer savoring mine...yeah we'll go with that.

Alicia said...

WHAT??!! Rachael is DONE??!! I KNEW that was why she wasn't at church yesterday. That girl is crazy. I hate that she knows how it ends and I don't.
Yeah, so I didn't think Amy would appreciate me posting the picture of me and Shayla at Red Robin with her leaning way out of the way, but fully in the picture. Plus, I couldn't bring myself to share my grotesquely large, well, you know...with the world.

Rachel said...

Alicia, I'm glad you had a good time. All this hype about these books has planted a small desire in me to start reading them. Twilight...here I come...I think!

meohmyers said...

I couldn't be more jealous of this night! Looks like so much fun! I HATE that I missed it!!

And yes, I've already finished the book, too!! I can't wait to talk to you about it!

Amy J. said...

Loved it Loved it Loved it! And I am not talking about our night at Barnes and Noble, but that was fun too.

Noelle said...

satanic cult, huh? i think he missed the point of the book. :) i love those tatoos? where'd she get them? and don't worry about not finishing the book, not everyone's kids go to bed at 7 like mine. hee hee ha ha. :)

Jessica said...

Looks like a fun night! I wish I would have been here, not that Luke wasn't a fun sport to go with, (the only "normal" guy in the seattle B&N) I think it was just more of a girl thing! But I have to give him credit, he did push thru all the women to get me a poster and even asked for a button, the lady looked at him and said you have to choose ONE sir! HeeHee!!

I love your shirt, and WOW I so loved breaking dawn, (finished today!) I can't wait to hear yoru review!

Sorry about the long comment, maybe I should just update my blog huh? LOL

m-a said...

I got a kick out of your pictures. We have the same purse, by the way. I finished this morning, would have finished sooner if my husband wasn't hogging the book. Can't wait to hear what you think...

Sara said...

You are one crazy lady :) LOL I love it.

Nancie said...

congrats. i saw the book in the ricks bookstore, but couldn't bring myself to purchase. maybe i'll just borrow yours?

Jodi said...

That was one fun-filled night!! :) I made sure I still had my Edward tat for everyone to see at church. ;) I'm only about 1/2 way through the book though. For some reason my kids want to talk to me every 2 minutes since I got the book and our Silverwood trip and all... Can't wait to see how it ends. I've heard that the story could keep going though. Have you heard that? (I got the tatoos in my New Moon book)