Saturday, February 9, 2008

The "Twilight" of our existence

We arrived late Friday night at our midway stop en route to our fabulous weekend ski vacation. I already have collected fabulous dinner-table conversations to regale you with later.

But in the meantime, I leave you with a tale of this time of great mourning in our house.

For several days, the Roo-girl has been eagerly anticipating the announcement of the release date of book 4 in the Stephenie Meyer "Twilight"/"New Moon"/"Eclipse" vampire series.

One of her friends had told her it would be in May. This was way ahead of the October or November date she thought it was going to be. This was such an exciting change that apparently she and several of her friends danced around school on Wednesday, chanting "It's May! It's May! It's May!"

Obsess much?

Never let it be said that I don't rain on my little girl's parade. There was an announcement on Thursday that the official release date is ...

*drum roll please*

August 2.

Oh the moaning and crying and rending of garments that ensued!!

"AUGUST SECOND????"

If her lower lip had gotten any lower, she would have scraped it on the pavement.

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On a similar theme, her royal Roo'ness decided she needed another instant messenger screen name. This one proclaimed an imagined relationship between her and the main character of her obsession-compulsion.

Prompting this response from her older brother:

Drama King (9:44:30 PM): Your daughter is diseased. Have you seen her new screenname?

Evil Mother (9:44:40 PM): yes

Evil Mother (9:44:44 PM): you know what this is from?

Drama King (9:44:50 PM): Yes.

Evil Mother (9:45:05 PM): i dont know ANYONE else who obsesses about stuff this way

Evil Mother (9:45:47 PM): do you? :-P

Drama King (9:46:24 PM): Are you implying something?

Evil Mother (9:46:45 PM): not me

Evil Mother (9:46:47 PM): oh no

Evil Mother (9:46:49 PM): nono

Evil Mother (9:46:53 PM): no no no no

Drama King (9:47:19 PM): Lol, when you see me with the screen name of peterparkerismybf then we'll talk about obsession.

Evil Mother (9:47:43 PM): ROFLMFAO

Yeah, we grow 'em normal in my neck of the woods.

5 comments:

Huckdoll said...

peterparkerismybf?....Brilliant. Love that kid!

Jenni said...

No, Peter Parker is *my* boyfriend! Not the movie version though. I always had a crush on the *cartoon* Peter Parker (not his alter ego) when I was a kid. And that link was very disappointing:oP

Simply Jenn said...

Your family rocks! You guys are all amazing awesome! Have fun skiing.

Around The Funny Farm said...

I am SO GLAD I FOUND YOUR BLOG! I have got to save you on my read list!

Love it!
:-) Beth

Canadian flake said...

holy heck.....you all are wayyyyyyyyy too funny..lmao.

Thanks for the giggles...if it helps, you can tell DK that I always thought Peter Parker was hot...lol.

 
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