Sunday, August 3, 2008

It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times...

This post is sad. Real Sad. "Heartbreak" type of sad. "Devastation" type of sad. "How do I go on" type of sad...well, pretty close.

Let's start with the good. First, I just went away for a girls weekend. I haven't done a girls weekend without kids in a long time. Actually, come to think of it, I've never done one. I was excited. Irritatingly excited. Preston was happy for me to go just so I would stop screaming and jumping up and down every time I thought about it. We were going to stay at a resort, eat food to excess, stay up all night if we felt so inclined, and then sleep in so so so late, and most importantly we were going to get BREAKING DAWN, the last in the Twilight series, and read, more like devour, it the whole weekend long.

So the weekend started out great. Lots of screaming and laughing. We met wearing our matching t-shirts and had a delicious dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. We went to Border's for a"Breaking Dawn Release Party" and sadly it was a sign of things to come. Apparently we picked the sketchy, preteen, awkward, creepy party. Who cares, we just want Breaking Dawn right? Wrong!

Breaking Dawn was TERRIBLE. That is an understatement. Breaking Dawn was a disaster. Again another understatement. Breaking Dawn broke my heart. I loved the Twilight Series. Stephenie Meyer was the beacon for stay at home moms every where. "If that mother of three boys could do it, maybe this mother of two boys could do it. Maybe one day I will get my big idea..." Well if my big idea involves creating that kind of junk, then forget about it. I don't want to spoil it( but really Stephenie does that all by herself) so I won't reveal too much about the book. I just want to say that she took our beloved characters, people that we have come to adore and talk and speculate about over the last year and destroyed them. It's like taking Pride and Prejudice and writing a sequel where Lizzy Bennett and Mr. Darcy become alcoholics, join the circus where they specialize in sword swallowing and other human tricks, fight incessantly and name their first child "Beowulf." How did this happen? How did the woman responsible for Bella and Edward, Jacob and Alice create one of the most ridiculous books I've ever read?

The book dampened our was like we were all in shock. And we had good reason to be, we had just witnessed a train wreck first hand. We kept staring at each other while mumbling the same things over and over.
Things like:
"How did this happen?"
"Where were her editors,"
"Is this a joke? This is a fake book. There's no way this is real..."
"What the..."

Seriously guys, save yourself some pain. Just stop at Eclipse and pretend like Breaking Dawn doesn't exist. I think tomorrow night I will be hosting a "Breaking Dawn Book Burning" party if anyone is interested!

Katie picking me up. Can you see the excitement on our faces? We had no idea what was coming!!!

Katie and Farrah.

Wearing our matching shirts...they read
Front:"Edward's Polygamist Wife #1" we each had a different number.
Back: "Who said Vampires can't have more than one wife"
Me, embarrassed at the Release Party...Sketchy!

"Killing" some time at Borders.

The whole coven at Cheesecake Factory...thanks Joni!!

Julie, Katie and I drowning our Breaking Dawn sorrows at the lazy river! Later we drowned them in some serious junk food!


Sha said...

I guess I can't read it now, thanks for the advice, I'll mourn in silence. (sniff,sniff)

Julie said...

Good thing I only made it to page 260. :) This weekend was still fun - thanks!

KMitchell said...

What was she thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kellyfamily4 said...

What the heck?!!!! I'm almost finished , and am speechless, its beyond crazy!

Rachel H. said...

I have yet to even read the first book... :) So, I will bow out before reading this one. Thanks for the heads up. I hope your weekend was super fun, despite the damper. You girls look great!

Menghinifamily said...

I still can't believe this happened. I just keep hoping that I dreamed the whole thing and that the real book is coming out this weekend.

Eyepoke said...

Im halfway through Breaking Dawn and so far I think its quite good...

Matt and Lindsey said...

Hold on to the good. Let go of the bad.

lizS said...

um, *shyly, waiting for the attack...* i'll add my voice to john's and say that i actually loved it...*ducking things flying her way*

Marc Gilchrist said...

So you had me scared about reading Breaking Dawn but I just finished and actually I liked it. I guess I didn't know what I was expecting so it was good i thought. I hope this means we can still me friends :)

bensey said...

have been trying to get a hold of you but then you always call me back during my nap time. oh yeah, i sleep like 18 hours a day lately. i'm sorry! sounds like the book is insane...will talk more in depth on the phone though. my husband will be sleeping on your floor TOMORROW NIGHT! (if all goes as planned) and then in two weeks, SO WILL I!!

ps-you look absolutely beautiful in those pictures. seriously, if that's what AZ does to people, then i am all for it.

Megan said...

NO, tell me isnt so. I just bought the book for my daughter. We missed the Barnes and Noble party which I heard was just alot of waiting to buy the book. We found it at Target cheeper! My daughter is so looking forward to it. Hope she's not crushed buy a bum book.

Wendy Kenck said...

Oh too bad. A couple of my other girlfriends though it was good.

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Eyepoke said...

Finished last night so now I can risk reading your whole post and I must say that Darcy and whatsherface as drunken, swordswallowing carnies with a kid named Beowulf is very funny indeed!

Nathan and Micah said...

so i have to say i'm really sad about what you had to say about the book. i've heard mixed reviews, so we'll have to i'm just not that excited about running out and getting it. anyway, i will definitely call you soon. it's been way too long!

K Harker said...

So I wish I had some thing to add to this, but I have not read ANY of these books. I'm weird that way, when people make a big fuss about things like these books and Harry Potter I don't really get into them. I guess now I'm glad since the last one was apparently AWFUL, you're not the only one that feels that way I have heard a lot of people say it was. But I guess I've heard a lot of people try and justify it too. Well I'm sorry for your sad ending.

Tell Ben and Lyns Hi from us.
Oh I was in AZ a week ago and it was HOT, that is an understatement it was Hellishly Hot (can I say that)how can you stand it?