Friday, May 29

. . . in the mood for a ramble.

On the little side advertisement area of facebook I just saw an ad that says "Uncontested Divorces: $795" and underneath there is a picture of a happy family that is all jagged and broken. WHAT?! First of all, I'm not interested and secondly . . . who is?! Who out there sees that and thinks, "What a great deal!/Just what I was looking for!/The perfect gift!" ?

Speaking of great deals, I got a spectacular one! Yesterday at the mall job clearance was an additional 50% off the marked price. I got jeans, a pair of pants, a hat, a scarf, a vest and two pairs of tights for under $25! That's without my discount - I mean, that's what the average customer would have paid. I'm serious! I'm not sure if it is still going on, but Charlotte Russe is where it's at for deals.

I love good deals as much as I love the chicken alfredo pizza I made last night. I'm eating leftovers. Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum.

This morning I heard munching in the bathroom. It was coming from the window. I thought maybe we had termites. Nope. It was some weird burrowing wasp (that I never saw in Utah) eating its way out of its weird little mud tunnel that it made outside on the window pane. There are a bunch of weird mud houses out there. The husband called it my own little ant farm, but there is a big difference between wasps and ants. Stingers. Although the ants out here do have a pretty fierce bite.

I watched Twilight last night. I haven't read the books. I wanted to see if I could watch the movie and understand what all the hype is about . . . and I don't. I don't get it at all. I tried to make arguments for it in my head, such as "if the music wasn't so cheesy" or "if they cut out the awkward love scenes" but I still don't get it. I really don't want to try any harder. It wasn't 100% terrible, I just don't understand the fanaticism surrounding it. I'm going to put the movie in the cheesy-awkward-supernatural-teen-romance-cult genre with Teen Witch. Remember that one? Teen Witch is wayyyy better. Maybe in 20 years Twilight will be almost as entertaining as Teen Witch.

"He's so funky! I will never be hip."

Top that, Twilight.


Tom and Juli said...

I only started to read the Twilight series because my nieces read it and wanted to be able to talk about it with me. They are 12 to 14. To be honest it's not so much the content of the books, but what's going to happen next that sucks you in. I mean is she ever going to turn into a vampire? Is she going to end up with Edward? Jacob? Ah! What's going to happen? The end was decent, but definitely no Harry Potter by any means. (I super hate when people compare the two books, HP waaaaaaay better, no comparison.)

If I saw the movie without reading the books I would have thought the same thing, and it was pretty awkward.

SO said...

read the books. They are better...not a WHOLE lot better but better. When I went and saw it in the theater I was laughing so hard I peed just a little. Really. They could have done so much better but nope. But then again maybe not.

The books, for me, are just fun quick reads. Nothing heavy duty but I do enjoy them.

McKenna LOVES, LOVES, LOVES, them. And she bought the CD and LOVES that as well. My mil bought us the DVD and she LOVES that as well. She's a Twilight geek.