Tuesday, August 11, 2009
OMEOMEOMEOMEOME!!! IT'S GETTING CLOOOOSER!!!
Whew - I may need a moment to compose myself!!
OK... But SQUEEEEE!!! I don't remember ever, ever EVER being this excited about the impending release of a movie, but I suppose that the whole Twilight experience has resulted in a litany of "firsts" for me - first time I went nuts for a teen romance saga...and vampires...and an actor...and a movie...wait, make that "movies"...never blogged before...wasn't even really aware of the existence of blogs, truth be told! And now look at me - I'm a total Twitard (and an enabler, too)!
I have been - for the most part - not paying much attention to the ubiquitous "New Moon Countdown" clocks that are everywhere in the TwiBloggy kingdom... They're like Christmas carols around the holidays when you work in retail: after a while, they just blend into the background (mercifully).
But today (er, or tomorrow, or maybe even yesterday, depending on where you live) is a very important milestone: only 100 days left until the premiere of New Moon! SQUEEE!!! Seriously, I may need to start marking the days in little groups of five scratched on the walls of my bedroom or something. OK, that might not fly with Mr. Snarky; maybe the closet instead?? Anyway, I cannot even begin to tell you how excited JJ and I are for this movie to come out. Given the level of anticipation we feel RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT, we may just explode - or implode - as 11/20 draws near.
Here at Twitarded, we're already plotting how we'll spend the days before the big event! I've already requested vacation time from the daily grind - woooo! That's right: I am taking not one but TWO days off of work for this (er, although I didn't exactly explain to anyone that I needed 11/19 and 11/20 off so that I could go whip myself into a Twilight frenzy at my local movie theater, but still...). I don't remember the last time I took vacation time to go sit in a parking lot. In November. In New Jersey. Um, ok, I have NEVER taken a vacation like this, for better or for worse. But I have the feeling this won't be the last time!
They're gonna have to cart me (and FSE, because he's definitely coming along for the ride that night! I'll buy him a ticket and everything!) outta that movie theater after twenty three straight showings - I'll be on a gurney and they'll be administering pure oxygen and maybe fluids and stuff... My ears will be bleeding and I will have lost my voice (we should probably warn the medics to be on the lookout for "Squee!"-related injuries that weekend, right??).
I. Can't. Wait.
So what are you doing on November 20th??? And don't tell me you aren't already making plans 'cause I know you!
In keeping with the "100 Days" theme, please enjoy this fabulous performance of 100 Days, 100 Nights by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Now I've gotta go start picking out an outfit...