My Story...How I was Introduced to Twilight
Hello all Twilight Addict's....
I can say that proudly, because that is why "WE" all are here!
WE all have a "SERIOUS ADDICTION" to Twilight in one way or another. It might be Saga's, The Movie; WE might be "Team Edward" (OH YA, bring him to me!!), "Team Jacob", "Team Alice", “Team Robsten” or Team Switzerland! But whatever or whomever our addiction is, this is the right place to be! We are all here to dream, drool, pant loudly, and let our tongue’s hang out over our "Addiction", and the best part is, "WE DON'T HAVE TO BE ASHAMED ABOUT IT!" (Like we ever were in the first place! I THINK NOT!!
But anyways, enough of the small talk, let me introduce myself a little, just so everybody knows who they are talk’in to...
* Name: MNTwilightMom
* Twitter: MNTwilightMom
* Real Name: Carisa
* Status: Married, 3 Children (ages 16, 12, & 11) & 1 Jack Russell
* Other: Disabled w/ Lyme Disease, help my husband w/ his business @ home
* Live: Wabasha, Minnesota (I know..Where is heck is Wabasha, MN?)
(Wabasha is where they filmed, "Grumpy Old Men Part 1 & 2)
* Favorite Actor: Rob (Of Course)
* Favorite Book in the Saga: Breaking Dawn
* How many times have I read the Series? Way to many to count! (Lost Count)
* How many times have I seen the Movie? Way to many times to count!! (Lost Count)
* How was I turned onto Twilight?
Well, it’s kind of a funny & embarrassing story, but I’ll admit to my unknowledgeable sense of “Not Being Apart Of this World”, yea that ‘s what I’ll call it! I believe my head was buried in the sand or I was hiding under a very large rock…haven’t really determined that yet? But I came up for air and my eyes were opened and I awoke to the world of Twilight…let me tell you how.
My son who is 12 requested the Twilight movie for Easter of this year. And I hate to admit it, so ashamed, 20 lashing’s for not knowing, but I honestly had no idea what “Twilight” was:-( When I went to the store looking for it, I had to ask for assistance looking for it. I bow my head in shame as I write this, but I really had no idea what I was looking for. I had never heard of this movie or even knew that there was even book’s that were written before the movie was even out! (My son told me about the books) But anyways, about 1 week after Easter he talked me into watching the movie, I broke down and watched it. I was hooked, and I don't mean, "Yea, it was ok!" I mean, "I WAS SLAMMED, BLOWN AWAY, & SPEACHLESS, I WAS JUST SHOCKED!!" I asked myself, “Where the heck have I been?” And how long have these been out? I mean I’m not “Old” or anything, but come on…you would of thought I was hiding “UNDER A LARGE ROCK” for not knowing or hearing about this movie or even the book’s! I didn’t understand? I went right to my computer after I saw the movie and “Googled” “Twilight” and OK, I admit it, I was hiding under a “VERY LARGE ROCK”, because for the information that I found on just that word, I would have to of been completely, “Not Of This World” to not know that it didn’t exist! So I asked myself again…”Where the Heck have I been?”
I went out that very day/evening and bought Books 1 & 2. I read both books in less than 1.5 days. I couldn't put them down! (Thank goodness my kids can feed themselves, LOL) I went back out the next day and bought books 3 & 4, and read them in 2 days.
Book 4 took me a little longer to read, (My poor kid's, but they survived) My husband was out of town @ a car show, so I didn't have to worry about him! After I read ALL 4 books I watched the movie again! I than began my “Real” research on-line for everything Twilight. I couldn't believe how much I found. I have over 2000+ pictures on my computer. I’m always searching for “New Information” on the Internet or talk’in on Twitter to find out the latest. I have videos (fan-made), Trailers, and anything & everything that is possible that I can find about Twilight on my computer. My MP3 player has Twilight on it. I have the Soundtrack everywhere!!
My kid's believe that I have "Twilight Fever" or have just gone “Twilight Crazy”. My son who introduced me to "Twilight" regrets doing so now; he thinks that he has created a "Monster!" I just laugh @ him.
I buy merchandise on E-Bay or wherever I can find it. I watched the Comic-Con through 3 different web sites. I have a few posters. I have two set’s of book’s, 1 set I can read & 1 set I won’t read or open (this set has the New Moons New Cover, Breaking Dawn Anniversary Edition), I have Trading Card’s.
I’m making a Twi-Bible in 5 Volumes, (Not a REAL BIBLE). It’s going to have a section for every book. Characters, Bio’s, Famous Quotes, and so on. It’s still a work in progress. But I think it’s going to be great when it’s done. I also collect the Twilight Magazines & articles.
OK, maybe I'm a little obsessed...no not yet!
My husband has now started teasing me that he is going to buy some "Sparkle Spray" so he can sparkle like "Edward". He keeps telling me that he is going to get his hair cut like Edward! I just laugh @ him, BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY 1 EDWARD!!!
Well, that's my story...
I hope I didn't bore you too with my "Twilight Addictiveness" (is that even a word?)