In 1998, I got sucked into the Titanic film craze along with every other girl in my high school. The music, the costumes, the enormous giant glittery diamond, and the Leo.
Oh, the Leo.
I had a Titanic movie poster, and I used to gaze adoringly at Leonardo DiCaprio's picture, wishing he'd pop off the wall and ask me to dance.
I'm clearly not in high school anymore, but that doesn't mean I can't have obsessive fantasies about movie stars and the fictional characters they play.
Enter the Twilight saga.
I've mentioned before how my friends (darn them!) got me hooked on the Twilight series written by Stephanie Meyers. Once you get over the fact that you are reading fluff geared to 14 year olds whose longest relationship lasted from homeroom to 5th period, you really get into the plot.
I didn't see the first film in the theatre, but my friend L told me that the room was a good mix of teens, their moms, and women our age. They were all (except for
the losers "Team Jacob") crazy for this guy:
Robert Pattinson, Edward, or RPattz, as my friend Mom in High Heels calls him.
Who knew I'd grow up to have a thing for a dark, brooding, sexy vampire?
It's not that I don't love you anymore, Leo. It's just that Robert Pattinson plays a hot vampire with some kinds of superpowers.
It's not you; it's me.
If you are looking for me tomorrow night, I'll be standing in line outside the theatre with a million other giddy
girls women, hoping to get the perfect view of Edward's first appearance on the screen.
I have been looking forward to meeting up with some girlfriends to see this for awhile. Girls' Nights Out are few and far between for me, so the countdown to 7 pm on Friday night is on!
Here's a trailer in case you've been living under a rock and haven't seen it:
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