Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Every time we hear this song we cannot help but thing of New Year's. We remember the year that has passed. The loved ones we have lost and the friends that we have made. Moments bittersweet that embrace our souls and joyous occasions that lift our spirits. All these things that create the events that make our lives...our memories.

This year I had lost many precious family members, my beloved grandmother being one of them. I shall miss her because I do not feel that I was ever able to spend enough time with her. I know she is in a good place and no longer suffering and for that I am grateful.

I also met an amazing person who is now a very good friend that feels as if she has been a part of my life for years and that she will always be around. She has the best advice and is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. She is my sistah from another mishah... :)

I know many dear friends have fallen on bad times, financially and physically. I hope that this year brings them all a bit of happiness and peace. Everyone deserves that. So let me raise that cup of kindess yet for auld lang syne.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Fire Meets Desire

I think I have been eating at McDonald's too long, when did the BK creepy guy suddenly decided to get all SMEXY, and start selling FLAME?I don't know about anyone else, but this masked king of the flaming broiled whopper is just creeping me out in a funny way. Enjoy!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday Blessings

I have been blessed to have a few weeks off for a much needed vacation. It has given me time to reflect on this past year and look forward to an upcoming year full of promise and hope. I am thankful for many things, my family, my health, my friends, my job, and my books. It is my fondest wish to strengthen all those relationships that I have let falter and to work on becoming a better person, what that actually means for me, I am not so sure about. I only know that I want to lay my head down at night and sleep peaceful thoughts knowing that I have done my best. I found this passage on thankfulness the other day and decided that it fit my current frame of mind.

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfilment comes to those whoare also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,and they can become your blessings.

~ Author Unknown ~

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ok...Me and Men of TWILIGHT country dancing

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Me and the MEN from TWILIGHT

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Ok, I feel ok to post this since my friend never reads my blog. I have been hush hush hush about it because it is her xmas gift. goes....dun dun daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Just when I thought my twilight fixation would not get any worse. Here I go and purchase tickets for this....

Yeah baby!!! I cannot wait and guess who is going to be there?????

TAYLOR LAUTNERTWILIGHT’s Jacob BlackAppearing Sunday

ASHLEY GREENE Twilight’s Alice CullenAppearing Sunday

TWILIGHT’s Emmet Cullen, 90210’s George Evans. Appearing Saturday

PETER FACINELLI TWILIGHT’s Dr. Carlisle CullenAppearing Friday

JACKSON RATHBONE TWILIGHT’s Jasper HaleAppearing Sunday Along with his convention appearances Jackson and his band 100Monkeys will be doing a concert on Saturday Night in the hotel. More details on the concert below!

...and more to be added....

Yeah...I am some sick TWIHARD fan, but I am going with great friends and we cannot wait for the Vampire ball, and my photo op with Kellan Lutz. Yes!!! I am finally going to get my hug on film for the world to see.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Twilight The Movie

Well my dears I got to see Twilight last night...YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Would I see it again..yes, would I recommend it, yes. Did I love it??? NO! ? Why? well it seemed to move so fast. The romantic aspect of the story is my favorite part. The slow building love story that leaves ya breathless is amazing and the movie lacks that. That being does have some amazing CGI effects and when Edward "Dazzles"....OME!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Hellllllllo....I am back from the Twilight Premiere in LA and here are my pictures...I wished I had better pictures, but I was toggling between getting autographs and taking pictures and that was no easy task.

The group Paramour they preform on the Twilight soundrack with the song "Decode"

This is Ashley Green aka Alice Cullen. She was simply gorgeous

No introduction needed,lol. Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen
I dont know who this gorgeous man is....but he was sooo worth the shot

Cam Gigandet aka "James" He was in the zone signing autographs

Peter Facinelli aka Dr. Carlisle Cullen and his wife Jenny Garth

Richelle Lafevre aka "Victoria" she had fierce hair, but did not give any autographs in our area :(

Elizabeth Reaser aka Esme Cullen
Nikki Reed aka Rosalie Hale. She was very pretty also and had a great dress

Jackson Rathbone aka Jasper Hale

Taylor Lautner aka Jacob Black. What a cutie..and a pure ham for the camera's

Stephenie Meyer signing her heart away....she was very pretty and gracious

Katherine Hardwick...she was friggin awesome. She came by at around midnight to visit with the fans that had camped out for the movie premiere. She took pictures and signed autographs. Now that makes her number 1 in my book. I asked for a hug and told her thank you for bring my favorite book to life. I wished her much success and will do my best to make sure that the others get made....meaning that lots of ticket sales have to happen

Kristen Steward...aka Bella Swan. She signed my poster and caused a little rip in it..and she was a bit upset over that and I told her not to worry. It was alllllll cool.
The man of the hour Robert Pattinson...Edward Cullen. A bit frazzled...poor baby

some more pictures of Taylor...He is really cute, but wayyyyyyyyyyy too young for moi

Kellan Lutz aka Emmett Cullen a total hottie and I am now his forever fan. He was so very sweet and when I asked him for a "little" hug...he said...what about a "BIG" one and went for it. OMG!!! I am still swooning.

Michael Welch aka Mike Newton

Solomon Trimble aka Sam

Sarah made the best sign

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Well, this day is finally here. No...not the actual movie release, but the movie premiere that I will witness. I and a group of good peeps are going down to L.A. to attend(watch from a safe distance) the red carpet event going down tomorrow night. Yeah...I am that obsessed, but that fact has already been established. The picture that you see is the badge that I created for the event. I hope to come back with many stories and loads of pictures. Keep your fingers crossed for me and wish me will for this is unknown territory that I enter.

I leave tonight at 9pm...and hope the Volturi stay away and let us all have fun.

This is a shout out to my friend Zoey....I wish you were here, for I know you would totally enjoy it and be the best partner in crime evah.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I WUV my DOG!!!

Today was a gorgeous day and I wanted to take a few pictures of my dog Liberty. She has been a constant joy in my life and she is precious to me and my family. I took her out to the front yard and instructed her to the end she just looked sad :(

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

In the Forest of Hands and Teeth, you never stray too near the fence.

Mary cannot remember a time she did not live with the presence of the Unconsecrated: dead bodies propelled by a savage appetite for human flesh that push against the fence surrounding her village day and night. She learns to tune out the endless moans and cries, and when the darkness comes you pray for a dreamless sleep, because no nightmare compares to what constantly rattles and claws at your all-too vulnerable borders between her village and the forest.Her people live in the shadow of the Cathedral and the Sisterhood, obeying the Sisters who enforce God’s laws and praying that their precious fence holds. Despite the obvious dangers, Mary dreams of the world that must exist outside the Forest of Hands and Teeth, and of the ocean that her mother told her about but that those around her insist is just a myth. But when Mary’s family is destroyed, she must make a choice between the Sisterhood and marriage with a man she does not love. All the while, Mary wants to know what lies beyond the perimeter of her tiny village. Is there an ocean out there? And how can it be reached when the Unconsecrated are a constant and relentless threat in the forest? Even when surrounded by so much death, Mary wants to live. At times the longing in her chest for freedom seems as desperate as the ragged need of the Unconsecrated.

Then a stranger comes to the village, from the fenced-in path that the Sisterhood has forbidden anyone to explore. Her mysterious presence sets in motion a chain of events that catapult Mary far beyond the borders of her tiny village into an uncertain future fraught with fear and death. It is fascinating that this novel deals with zombies and yet that word is never mentioned. The strength of Carrie Ryan’s walking dead debut is the menacing mood it strikes–I could hear those cold, clammy fingers grappling with the fence and the moans of the unconsecrated by novel's end. SHUDDER!!!

I was left with more questions than answers by the time I turned the last page, and frustrated by the clues Mary found of modern life gone wrong and the potential corrupt nature of the Sisterhood that were dropped and not picked up again. Yet, the story is so very engrossing that you get past it. Also Mary’s constant back-and-forth can make things drag a bit: one minute she wants to risk everything to get to the ocean, then she does an about-face and goes into a downward spiral of self-doubt and self-defeat…then she’s back to being all bold and trying to get to the ocean again…then back. Even though this personality flaw of Mary’s gets annoying, I still think it’s a fairly realistic reaction to what is happening around her.

I hope there is a sequel, for I cannot wait to read more about Mary and her world. I normally do not fancy ANYTHING that has zombies in it (ask anyone that knows me), but this story is well done, a page turning powerhouse. If your interested in something with a dark edge that is different than vampires and werewolves then take a lurch on the wild side with Ryan’s disturb-arific zombies as soon as they start staggering into the nearest library or bookstore, which unfortunately will not be until April 2009.

Just to whet your appetite a bit more. Here is a video that was created by Student filmmaker, Jessica Pilkes for IN THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH and she was honored at the teen book video awards for her effort.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Much love to Kepler's and Angela

Last night I went to see John Green promote his newest novel, Paper Towns at Kepler's (my favorite independent books store). I love going there for many reasons, but maily to visit with book store maven Angela.

Angela is always happy to see Tricia and I, and I am genuinely happy to see her in turn. Her book recommendations are fantastically spot on and she is marvelously witty and warm. Did I also mention that she is generous beyond measure? Last night while picking up my contest prize, an ARC of The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (she got me a brand new copy, never read) MUAH!!. Angela went around looking for more ARC's to give to my friend Tricia so that she would not feel left out. By the time we left Tricia had 4 ARC's and a big happy grin on her face. It made up for the fact that we were very late for the book event, not even having to wait in line for an hour to see John Green put a damper on our mood.

So far this book is AMAZING!!! I love it. Unfortunately the book is not due for release until March 2009, but you can read an excerpt and put it on your TBR pile. Many of my favorite authors (Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare, Scott Westerfeld) have fantastic blurbs about this book and it makes me all that more excited to be reading it. I will have a review to soon follow. :)

I would not have known about this book if not for Angela, so I am sending her some blog love and putting a shout out to the Teen Blog that she particpates in for Keplers. Please visit your independent book stores and participate in any event that you can, it makes a difference and it is very important to them. Because once these independents are gone....they are gone for good and that is a true shame.

Thank you Angela, for expanding my reading library, it is always much appreciated.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

John Green at Kepler's

John GreenPaper Towns
Wednesday October 29, 2008 7:00 p.m.
Come find out what all the buzz is about!
As a recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award for Looking for Alaska John Green has established himself as a premier author who writes intelligent literature for teens.

Paper Towns is no exception to his excellent literary style which combines laugh-out-loud humor with poignant life observations. After the quirky and compelling love of his life disappears abruptly, Quentin embarks on a detective-style mission to find her by following a set of clues that was left only for him. Sound intriguing? With John Green at the helm it can only get better.

UPDATE: Musical guest, Abby Simons will be performing with John Green! Abby can be found online at Sunday, Abby writes a song based on a song title she picks from a hat.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

SAVE PUSHING DAISIES!!!! Don't let this great show slip away

This is serious business, folks. The ratings for PUSHING DAISIES have not been where they need to be for the network to sustain the show. It’s really up to us, the fans, to save the show. Petitions and fan gestures are great and I’m certainly not knocking them, but the network is going to respond to more eyeballs in front of the TV which translates into new ad revenue.
If you love PUSHING DAISIES then please take 5 minutes out of your day to visit a message board, forum, community, Facebook, etc - any site that allows you to promote tonight’s episode of PUSHING DAISIES. Reach out to your favorite TV bloggers and ask them to promote tonight’s episode. Tell others of your passion for the show and challenge them to just give it a chance. If you need banners or artwork, just ask and I’ll give them to you.
Please feel free to use the comments to share your ideas for promoting the show with other readers.
We need action people!! Let’s save the show!!

Episode Summary: David Arquette Guest Stars as Randy Mann, Debra Mooney as Emerson’s Mom, Calista Cod “Frescorts” - When the most popular escort at a rent-a-friend agency turns up dead, the team investigates who killed him, including likely suspect Randy Mann (guest star David Arquette), the guy’s antisocial, taxidermy-loving roommate. Meanwhile, Emerson’s famed private investigator mom, Calista Cod (guest star Debra Mooney), pays an unexpected visit, on “Pushing Daisies,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC
Make sure ABC knows you are watching. Leave comments about tonight’s episode and in support of the show. The comments are open now!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Yeah...I am a bit Twilight obsessed how obsessed do you think I am? Just let me alone with my photoshop and some images and I go craaaaaaaazy. These have been my signatures and avatars that I have made...yup, I need help.