Friday, October 30, 2009

Nerd Alert

I bought my ticket to the midnight premier of Twilight... over a month ago. Mind you, the premier will not be showing until the clock strikes midnight of November 18th. It's still October.

I like to think of myself on the outskirts of the Twilight crazies, but after some serious soul searching, I guess that's what I get for thinking. One month ago, a select few friends and I caught wind that the tickets for the Twilight premier were already on sale. The bait had been cast... and we bit. We immediately drove to the Razorback Cinema to purchase tickets of our own, assuming that we would be among the fortunate few to have the tickets in their possession. I waited as the cashier printed my ticket, and I came close to proudly waving it in the air after he had "Forked" it over. And there it was... I had it. We were in Theater #1... with the rest of the crazies that had already bought their tickets... you know, the ones who dress up for the occasion. My friends and I quickly realized that we needed to justify ourselves to the cashier.

So I coolly remarked...
me: "I mean, we heard they were on sale and just wanted to not have to worry about them later. I mean, we aren't like die-hard Twilight crazies."
Cashier: "Given that you are here 2 months early for these tickets, I have a hard time believing you."

He was right. So.very.right. When did I flee from normality into the arms of craziness? I don't know. Maybe it was when I picked up my first Twilight book. Heck, this may even date back to when I picked up my first Harry Potter book. Maybe it was when Maggie made us dress up in high school for the release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It's all just so hazy now.

All this to say, I've had my Twilight ticket for what will be 2 whole months before the actual showing. I will be there, making fun of the people dressed up... and I'm allowed to do this, because I used to be that person. And while I'm being honest, I'm probably not going to class on Friday. Priorities.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some might say I'm famous...

...others might not. But this very well may be the closest I come to brushng shoulders with stardom, so I'm making the most of it. If you haven't heard, I won a contest... almost. But after finishing in 50th place in a Jr. High Cross Country race, tying with my sister for 4th place in a writing contest sounds pretty good to me. And if you haven't heard, you're probably not reading this blog either so you'll never even know that you are acquainted with a semi-star. I'm actually going to go with "quarter-star", because a semi-star might, MIGHT be pushing it. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Titus officially and publicly, in front of my audience of 22, for providing me another "hit" on Google. I'm up to 8, now... So who knows what will be next! Nine, maybe?

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