WOOOOOOT!!!! Thanks to Lisa at 17 Forever for this great pic!That's right, people, it's on:
Wow. Even I can't believe it, really... But we're going! Because plane tickets have been purchased and Jenny Jerkface would skin me alive if I tried to back out now (it's possible that she put the tix on her credit card). If I ditched now, I would have to enter the witness protection program and even then it wouldn't really be safe for me to tread this earth, her wrath would be so great. I have no clue how this progressed in such a short time from a drinky conversation at my place where JJ grabbed my shoulders, fixed me with an extra-intense stare, and uttered the words "We have to go to Forks." And I was all "Yeah yeah sure whatever you say sweetie...now move it - you're blocking the vodka..." But here I am two weeks later and suddenly I owe JJ $420 and hot damn we're going to Forks!
Soooo... Now what????
Let's start with the basic details: the Twitarded train wreck will be pulling into scenic Forks, Washington on Thursday, September 30th. Apparently, JJ's idea of "the last weekend in September" is really "the first weekend in October" - sorry if that causes problems for anyone but since October means I can pull the "it's my birthday" card with Mr. Snarky, I'm gonna go with it. He's been a good sport about the trip (once I actually blurted out the fact that I was going) but he's not going to get any happier about me jetting off without him as the date draws near. Regardless, we'll be there until either Sunday October 3rd or Chief Swan drives us to the town limits - whichever comes first. For accommodations, we'll be
The people at the Forks Motel were super-friendly on the phone, plus we figure it's a better place to be if we inadvertently make a little bit of a ruckus. We can sort of set up a Twitarded quarantine area...or something like that. Anyway, the place is well-reviewed and the pics I've seen seem decent, if not a little short on Edward for my taste. I'm a little confused because when I called tonight to book our room the person who answered the phone seemed a little befuddled by the fact that I wanted to book a room in late September and asked that I call back tomorrow to talk to the manager (oh noes - maybe someone warned them that we were coming?!), but we'll hash out all these details in good time.
So moving on to the next burning question: what are we going to do while we are there??? We have a few idears in the works... There will be alcohol involved. It will be awesome. Some people may get into trouble, but probably not. Fanpire in TN's mom suggest that some people may end up in the pokey, and that's probably not too far-fetched. In fact, when JJ told Mommy (not a)Jerkface about our impending adventure, there was a moment of silence before MnaJ announced "You are going to get arrested out there." At the very least, we might want to open up a PayPal account to start accepting donations for the the bail fund; if we really wanted plan ahead, we would just find out the going rate for "Drunk & Disorderly" and/or "Public Intoxication" and pay the fines ahead of time, thereby saving everyone involved time and trouble. Bail fund aside, if anyone ends up getting a mug-shot taken while wearing Twitarded gear, the trip will have been a total win in my book.
So what do we want to do while we're in Forks??? We are going to have a great time no matter what; this trip is what we make of it and I've had enough fun with everyone I've met through the blog over the last year that I know - without a doubt - that it will be epic. I can't tell all of you how psyched we are about getting together with everyone! Everything else is just gravy... We'd like to start making plans asap, as soon as we figure out the specifics. We have some ideas that we want to run by everyone, and we want your input [that's what she said] - so, in no particular order, here are a few things that might end up on the list:
- Bonfire on First Beach
- Trip to Port Angeles
- Forks Twilight Tour
- Dinner at Bella Italia
- Get matching Edward Cullen tattoos
- "Prom night"-theme dance party
- Twilight Bingo at a bar/Twilight Lounge
- karaoke [I have no idea if this is do-able] [JJ's note - what STY really means is "I don't really want to do this."]
- Twilight movie screening
- Hiking in the Hoh Forest (you know, where all the hos go hiking)
Update: We made our reservation at the Forks Motel - check in on 9/30 (Thurs), check out on 10/3 (Sunday). The motel consists of multiple buildings and we may not ALL be right next to each other since we probably won't all get the same type of room. That said, I did tell them to expect other reservations for this same time window (and they already have some online requests - wooo!!) and told them the group name (yes I said "Twitarded" to the nice man at the Forks Motel - he wasn't phased). If you want to be grouped together/have your room near other Twitards, don't forget to mention Twitarded! Sorry, there is no group-rate discount or anything like that available - we tried!