Spring Break started today (who heard of a 3-day Spring Break? Obviously our school district) and it's SNOWING.
Big-flaked, cold, wet SNOW.
It's snowing all over my tree that has blossomed into beautiful flower-i-ness. You know the picture on my heading now? That's the tree! The beautiful tree! Now completely covered in cold cruelty.
Oh, the humanity!!
How do you listen to your music?
I just realized today that I get obsessive with my music --I tend to listen to the same thing over and over and over and then completely change styles and move on to something else. Examples:
*One month all I listened to in the car was a mix-CD Bythelbs made me. The mix wasn't super eclectic, as the songs were similar in style.
*For almost 2 months I would only listen to Josh Groban.
*One time, I only listened to the Romantic Slow Songs mix I made from my brother's honeymoon.
*Then, for a time, it was all Country.
*Next I went for Enya.
*And now I'm obsessed with the Twilight soundtrack (another gift from Bythelbs. Yes, she loves me. I'm okay with that).
Please note that all this music-listening-time is only spent in the car (mini-van) because my kids don't allow me to listen to my music for very long in the house. Plus I don't like taking music back and forth from the car to the house and I don't use my iPod or an mp3 player (I know, I'm completely insane. Whatever). So, I settle.
I'm not above settling.
Anyway, the point is (there is a point!) that right now I'm listening to Twilight, and I realized --I still haven't seen the movie. How could I not have seen the movie?!
What is taking me so long!?
So, I asked Brandon to buy it for me for Mother's Day. He scoffed and said "you don't want that. Why buy a movie you haven't seen and may not like?"
And so I thought about it.
And I still want it.
The books were good for me because it gave me a chance to let out my 16-year old fantasies (what? You never fantasized about true love with a Vampire before? Huh.) without actually indulging in those type of selfish, crazy, unrealistic fantasies, you know? (because the chances of running away with a 17 year old vampire is so likely...) The books themselves weren't great literary pieces, but the story was Fun.
That's the point.
(Although Annette, that smart woman, gave a really great reason as to why young girls should not being reading these books and how grown Women are going crazy with obsession over the whole thing and how Edward displays all the classic signs of an abuser, and how will our girls know the difference when they meet an actual abuser and they think he's just like Edward??--You should read it here. It's very, very good!)
And now that I'm obsessed with the soundtrack, I want the movie to complete my fun-ness. So, everybody convince Brandon he should get me Twilight for Mother's Day. I know most of you have seen it and actually liked it, right? I'm pretty sure I'll like it, too.
Cheesiness and all!
[FYI --No, I cannot just "get" the movie myself. Where's the fun in that? And financially, if I buy it for myself, it's a waste of money. If Brandon buys it for me as a gift, then it's not a waste. See how this works? So, don't convince me to buy it, because I just can't bring myself to do it...]
Speaking of Twilight, as I was listening to Muse (and I don't know their music that well), I realized that Adam from American Idol sounds a lot like Matthew Bellamy (the lead singer). Like a lot, lot. Did anyone notice that before? I'm wondering if Adam is going for that...
Tomorrow we are going on vacation! We're heading north for three days with some friends (they have four kids...we have four kids...we're both expecting our fifth...boo-yah!). It should be fun. I'll let you know when we get back!