Monday, July 20, 2009

Trading one addiction for another...

My supergeeky husband has fixed my precious.

I am one again with it.

It got a little strange to not just pop on the Internet to surf the world of somewhere else. I hadn't realized how much I did it. (probably a little sad really)

But it reminded me of when I started my diet.

You know. you hate the diet so much. You look at the food and highly calorie filled beverages you shouldn't be drinking and again, hate the diet that much. A little sane voice in your head tells you it's good for you, the diet. But you tell her. "Your stupid. I hate you." But then something clicks and your more into it, you realize the benefits and you see some progress. If your lucky, you get hooked more on the losing the poundage than not.

(Um...I don't know where I was going with that. Can you tell I'm slightly still on a diet? I'm sure it had a point.)

Back to my story....

But you know what happened? I found a very intense substitution for my laptop being in the shop for repairs.

I said I would NEVER (and I meant NEEVERRRR) do it.

I. Read. All. The. Twilight. Books.



DAMN it all to hell. (Actually the blame lies on my 9 month pregnant cousin for insisting...hard to tell a preggo girl no.)

I was the one that scoffed at so many for reading it, and being so infatuated with that silly vampire kid. I couldn't understand while reading blog posts, hearing my employees say that hadn't slept much since starting the 4 book series. What was all the hullabaloo about? Another love story? Eh...who cares?

Me. Always shaking my head.

Me. Always leaving comments that I wouldn't waver and do what all the others were doing by being sucked in.

Silly girls, I thought confidently.

But....I get it now. I can say honestly that I didn't think in the beginning of book one,"Twilight", that I would even finish it. But something in that book got me hooked.

Probably the intense love that was between the two main characters. Edward & Bella.

I'm not going to sit here and review it. Don't worry.

Here's a confession. My laptop has been fixed since Friday. I was in the middle of book three, "Eclipse" and petted my precious and told it that when I was done with all four books, I would be back. That my fingers would be feverishly typing away, surfing the net like we do, maybe even get back into really posting on a more excited level. My husband couldn't believe I didn't test his finished product. He wondered at how long I would actually keep my head buried in a book.

I have finished the series. It took me since last Sunday. 7 days. I rarely get a chance to read anymore being a parent of a young active child. And more rarely do I find a book that sucks me in so.

I neglected certain domestic duties around the house, I packed the book and read at red lights in traffic, me and some girls at work had lengthy discussions on how we felt about certain topics Edward & Bella related, and text messages between a cousins wife about how we didn't think much of Rob Pattison before but as Edward wanted him to suck our blood (weird..I know...but maybe you diehards understand that?). Some girls even talked a little about their 'grieving process' after the last book.

Finally.

I read the last page of her 4 book series, last night about 8 hours ago. I was relieved it was over. I needed to go back to my life. I needed to sleep.

I really wanted to come back to blogging.



32 ramblings of your own:

Juls said...

HA Ha :) You got sucked in. :) I was the same way, my brother's girlfriends was like...you need to read these...and finally I started the first one...and read nearly continuously for a week straight. It is sad when you've finished them, but good to get back to real life. I'm glad you're computer's fixed, and you've finished the twilight saga, and are back with us! :)

Life of a Stepmama said...

I completely understand, I thought the same thing, until I read it. I am trying to finish the 4th book, only about 100 pages left. Soon I can get back to normal, soon.

blueviolet said...

It's that good that you read the entire series in a week? Unbelievable!

Queenie Jeannie said...

*evil laughter*

.....she's one of us now.......

Aunt of 14 said...

That is exactly what I did!!! I scoffed at everyone else. I swore I would not get sucked in with this series. I went crazy with Harry Potter, and I told myself nononono. I held off for as long as I could. I ran out of things to read... and just decided to buy Twilight back in March for a trip. I needed a book for the beach. And man, oh man, I got hooked. I would have finished all 4 books within a week if I wasn't out of town!!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Yeah. I read all four of my daughter's Twilight books over Spring Break.

Next step. Netflix True Blood season one. That was my summer addiction.

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

You loved it. I'm glad you loved it. I could never look at you the same if I knew you were secretly denying Edward of his sexy vampire lovin'.

WhisperingWriter said...

Oh no. Another one bites the dust.

I read Twilight and enjoyed the series but I don't get the hoopla over Edward. He actually really creeped me out. When he took the engine out of Bella's truck I nearly stopped reading then and there. If a man ever did that to my vehicle there would be issues.

I'm glad your laptop is fixed! Yay!

Kathy B! said...

I will admit to reading the books. And plowing through them at a rapid rate of speed. But I didn't really LOVE them either. You're right. It's a strange compelling force that pulls you through, but I would've expected to have felt more passionate about the books in the end. I was just kinda... meh.

OliveStreetStudio said...

I blogged about my New Years reading resolution and someone recommended the Twilight series. I said to myself, no more vampire books - after Salems Lot and the Anne Rice books, I said never again...but I've heard great things about these and now here is you too...maybe I have to try just one...:-0

Tooj said...

Everything you've said I've heard. I have yet to pick up the series. Maybe sometime soon. I'm being pressured to read another book in the meantime.

Controlling My Chaos said...

I think you and I have a lot in common. Here's my snarky review of the series

http://controllingmychaos.blogspot.com/2008/12/trashing-twilight-series.html

I read the books under duress, but I did enjoy the last one. I liked the movie too.

ClaireMontgomeryMD said...

not you, not a pregnant lady, not a family member's dying wish will trick me into reading these. but i'll still love you in the morning.

mo.stoneskin said...

Silly girls...

Well if you get bored of blogging, or if the computer goes on holiday you could read them all again!

Cammie said...

Welcome.......

Jodi said...

Haha! You got sucked in! It's bad isn't it?!

Now, go to her website or search for the start of "Midnight Sun". It's Twilight but wrote through the eyes of Edward. It's only a partial draft, but it's so good, you will read it all quickly and love Edward even more! Do it!!!

Saskia said...

I have yet to be tempted by the books or the film (aren't I doing well?!!) but I can see myself caving in soon...

xx

Life, Love And Lola said...

I haven't read them yet...Maybe once I'm settled in my new place...

K said...

I read the first book and then I just stopped. I didn't really feel the need to read the rest. I assume it means there is something really the matter with me.

Welcome back to blogging. Missed you.

MammaDucky said...

I read the first book then saw the movie. Not so much a fan of the movie. Perhaps that turned me off to the other books? Not sure. I have the next book in my car but haven't gotten past the first chapter.

Ashley said...

Thanks so much for commenting! I added you to my Google reader. :)

The Demigoddess said...

Four months ago when I started my diet, I was tortured. I couldn't eat all the food I loved. Four months later, I can't imagine what would have been if I didn't stick to my diet. I'm feeling all sexy now.

And Twilight...Ah, you have seen the light and you understand why we all love it. Welcome to the club!

Anti-Supermom said...

I'm just impressed that you read four books in like 7 days - how crazy fast of a reader are you? Man...

I have yet to be sucked in. Maybe if my laptop and my husband's breaks, I'll give it a whirl :)

Shawn said...

I didn't catch the Twilight fever----just couldn't get into it---but I have managed to live despite it!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Well I will be that one diehard will definitely not get sucked in. How do I know this for sure? Because I'm a loser and I totally don't read books. If it isn't a gossip, trash or style magazine I don't touch it. Not even a newspaper. I know...I'm so intelligent. I wonder how I ever even made it through college.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

*sigh* I suppose that means now I'll end up getting sucked into reading them, won't I? ;)

hotpants™ said...

If the first book doesn't suck you in, there's something wrong with you. They aren't literary masterpieces, but the author did something right. I think the fans and millions of dollars speak volumes for her ability to write damn good books. Welcome to the club.

Mammatalk said...

Glad to have ya back.

Janna Bee said...

I'm a fast reader but THAT is impressive. Good job!

Vivienne said...

I haven't read them yet. I will at some point...

Martha said...

I wondered what happened to Dear Rambler!! I went on vacation and so did your Laptop!! I haven't read the books sigh, shh, don't tell anyone.

Becky said...

I must admit that I'm pretty impressed you can keep your comments up when you don't blog as often -- I swear, as soon as I slow down, people drop off.

Those books were pretty addictive too and got through them pretty quickly. But, I do think the Harry Potter series is actually better.