14 11 2008

Twilight the movie. It’s being talked about everywhere. It’s splashed all over the cover (or should I say covers) of Entertainment Weekly. Author of the book, Stephenie Meyer, has been named one of EW’s Entertainers of the Year. I was introduced to the book by my sister who called me up one day and said, “I just read this book, and you have to read it!” I trust Kelsey’s judgment, so I picked up a copy. And then I picked up the succeeding books of the series. While it is billed as a young adult novel, it isn’t written as one. The characters are well spoken. I’ve read other adult novels, and I find that most authors write young adult novels as if the young adults are…six or seven years old. They don’t seem to be able to find the right conversational styles for people of the age 16. Albeit, Meyer’s characters probably have conversational styles at a level higher than that of normal 17 year olds. But, one of them is technically 109 years old, so she gets a pass. Anyway, I am counting down for this movie. I don’t count down to thing very often, unless it is a holiday, or a time that I get to go somewhere. But I am ready for this movie to come out. So, it is being released at midnight next Thursday (technically Friday, but whose counting.) Well, I had a lot more to say about this topic, but I can’t remember it at the moment, so more for later!

Chase (is pretty excited for Twilight)


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13 11 2008

So, it’s been…I don’t know how long since I’ve blogged. Months. And months and months. But I want to get back into it, if at all possible. I make no guarantees, however. The election season ended last week with the election of the first African American President of the United States. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it was a pretty historic moment for the US. Now that the election is over, and retailers can have the airwaves back for commercials, it seems that they are moving into the holiday season with fervor. I, for one, never admonish a holiday commercial. I love everything about the holidays, which anyone whose ever read my blog knows. With the economic crisis looming overhead, I would be willing to bet that this holiday season is not as big a payoff for retailers as it has been in the past. Many retailers are showing a loss in third quarter profits this year, and are expecting to see low fourth quarter profits as well. I’ve heard that some stores are planning their “black Friday” sales early, in hopes to counteract the low cash flow.

Anyway, I haven’t started any Christmas shopping yet. I still have some birthdays to get through. Although I have begun to think about it. I am about ready to start the decorating, though. Early, you say? Bah, I say. If retailers are already playing Christmas commercials, then why can’t I put up my tree? Plus, I am not really at my house much during the holidays, so if I put it up before Thanksgiving, I can actually enjoy it. I’m thinking of revamping the look of the blog for the holidays too. Not that I don’t love the green roses, but perhaps something new. Just until January 1st. Then the roses can make a comeback.


And yes, the orange stays for Fall, until I switch to red or green. Or maybe light blue. We’ll see!