May 4, 2009 at 12:02 PM 10 comments

Today is “Not Me!” Monday, a chance for everyone to be brutally honest about what they have not been doing this week. You can also head over to My Charming Kids to see what MckMama and others have not been up to this week! MckMama and Stellan are finally back home from the hospital and getting used to life at home, so there’s a chance she may be doing her wonderfully amusing weekly post again today.


Because most of John’s office is TDY, he brought home 5 movies from the office last week. We watched Yes Man and two other movies, one of which I did not already forget the plot, actors and title. Not me!

I have been adamantly opposed to reading the Twilight series ever since I heard about it. I did not see the point in wasting my time on what I had heard to be terrible writing and a so-so plot line. I never understood the hype. However, John wanted to at least see the movie. For months, I refused. I did not cave this weekend and watch part of Twilight on Saturday. Nope, not me! (more on that later)

John and I recently got into watching Heroes, which I think I have mentioned in the past week or so. However, I have not gotten so into the series that I have had TWO dreams this past week where I had super powers. Definitely not me. And even if I did, I would not have dreamed that I could fly at lightening speeds both nights. No way.

On a less lighthearted note…due to carrying Béni up and down the stairs multiple times a day, I have not developed a sharp pain in my left forearm. I did not try to push through it last week and as a result, did not drop Béni twice in as many days while trying to set him down on the ground at the base of the stairs. Meh.


Ok, I couldn’t just let that Twilight comment sit in my “Not Me!” Monday post and move on. I know the Twilight series has a huge following and many people absolutely love the storyline and characters. Maybe I would have felt differently if I had read the book, though I doubt it…The Book Lady has posted several times about Stephenie Meyer’s writing, and I trust her critiques. You can two of them here and here.

The movie was like a low-budget B movie at best. The lines were incredibly corny and often awkward. The music was awful, and the storyline moved way too slow. We only made it through an hour to an hour and 15 minutes of the two-hour movie before turning it off and declaring it a waste of time and a complete mystery as to why so many people think the series is amazing.

I did read a short synopsis of the rest of the series, so I know what would have awaited me had I continued the movie and read the rest of the books. And no, it did not make me wish I had finished watching the movie. It only served to make me feel worse about having wasted an hour of my time watching it in the first place.

I know I’m jumping in on the Twilight/Stephenie Meyer discussion about 10 months too late, but oh well. That’s what you get when you’re 25, and you’re suddenly too old to know what’s supposed to be “all the rage” until it’s over.

– Sarah


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  • 1. hdizz  |  May 4, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    i admit i was SUPER lazy yesterday and didnt go to watch. ended watching ABC Family and dvds all day =[

    • 2. osarah  |  May 4, 2009 at 4:14 PM

      Wait…you didn’t go where?

  • 3. Sweet Pea  |  May 4, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    How funny about the twilight series, I totally jumped on that bandwagon and hung on for life. I love the series, I promise the books are so much better than the movie. But if its not your normal type of book and you think you won’t enjoy then you probably won’t!!!

  • 4. purejoy  |  May 4, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    i lead a small group bible study with high school freshmen ladies. i began reading twighlight this past summer when many of them were reading it, and i needed to know more if i was going to have to refute anything demon-y or anti-christ.
    i was pleasantly surprised. i read all four. it’s a weird love triangle love thing with very odd constraints. i liked the books and found the movie a bit too emo. i would have casted differently. but i can see where the movie would be bland if you hadn’t read the books.

    you carry your dog down the stairs?? yikes girl, he’s gonna keep getting bigger! there are better ways to get some biceps!!

    have a blessed week, friend!

    • 5. osarah  |  May 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

      Yeah…we have to carry him though. It’s tiring and a strain on us, but it’s better that we suffer for a few months than for our dog to have a lifetime of hip problems. :/

  • 6. Chelsea Hurst  |  May 4, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    Oh Sarah! Nooo! Okay, I will give you this- the movie SUCKED. I was extremely disappointed. But the books are wonderful. I read the first two over “Spring Break” (in quotes because I’m an adult and don’t actually get SB!) and am reading the 3rd one now. The story is great. The writing isn’t awful, but it’s nothing special. It’s a kids book. She’s writing for kids. If were an adult book then I’d be okay with people critiquing her writing style. Regardless, there’s a reason it’s so poplular. It’s fantastic! READ IT WOMAN!

    • 7. osarah  |  May 5, 2009 at 4:01 PM

      Hah…I liked John’s response to your comment. I’m sorry, but I’m not going to read the books. I know a ton of people love them, but I just don’t think I could ever get into it.

      • 8. Chelsea Hurst  |  May 5, 2009 at 4:11 PM

        Check out my blog today. It happens to mention Twlight! 🙂

  • 9. jfowens  |  May 4, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Chelsea, good luck convincing her to read the books. She has been telling me for 6 months how she will never ever read them… Of course she told me she would never watch the movies either. I’ll tell you what… if you can convince her to read the whole book, I’ll put on a dress, take a picture and post it here. Good luck. 🙂

  • 10. Denise@Together We Save  |  May 5, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    My daughter and her friends all agree with you. They all say the movie does not hold a candle to the books. Ofcourse we did still have to buy the movie and watch it at least 20 times but they still say the books are better.


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