So I picked up my friend from the airport last night and we came home, ordered food, changed into comfy clothes, and quickly went into some much needed girl talk. When the food finally arrived we decided to watch the movie Center Stage. Now for those of you who have not seen Center Stage, you may not understand our obsession. It is one horrrrrible movie. This is why you never hire ballet dancers to pose as actors. You hire those dancers for the far away shots in the movie. Then you hire real actors to do their job. But most importantly you must start with finding a good script. None of these things were even considered when making Center Stage. (Actually, there are three credible actors in the movie, but given the dialog, they weren’t able to show off their talents.) If you enjoy laughing at terrible movies I submit that this one takes the cake. I’m pretty sure we are going to watch it again before we leave. Its so bad, its good.
After the movie we went back up stairs for more girl talk (obviously) and started discussing this phenomena that is the Twilight series. I had never heard of these books until recently when the forth, and final, installment was released, as well as the announcement of the movie, due out in November. Suddenly every where I looked there were the words Breaking Dawn. Facebook was soon over populated with bumper sticker images of the book, faces of the characters and the name Edward Cullen. I finally decided to do a little research and read a brief overview of the story. It was a love story involving a vampire (named Edward) and a human girl (named Bella). Simple enough. But those kinds of books never really appeal to me.
So Jessica, my friend, decided it was time for me to read them. And how was it you may ask? Well let me put it to you this way. I stayed up until 5am, when I could no longer keep my eyes open, reading every single word. 316 pages in 5 hours. This morning I could not wait to continue reading. The characters are amazing and the story line is far more intriguing than I had previously thought.
I am extremely excited to finish the first book in just a few minuest and continue on through to the fourth. I had originally planned for Truman Capote to entertain me on the flight over to London, but I suppose he will have to take a back seat to Bella and Edward.