Five Things I’m Grateful For Today (After Seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1, The Midnight Show)

This blog doesn’t really need much of an introduction. I mean, the title is pretty self-sufficient, dontcha think? Plus, I got approximately 4 hours of sleep last night, so I’m feeling like this set-up will work for today’s objective.

Number 5: I’m grateful today that I’m not a movie critic. 
Because I’d hate to be chased through the streets by an angry mob of tweens (and other Twilight fans) once they heard my REAL opinion about Breaking Dawn, Part 1.

This is the point in the show when a non-sparkly vampire (like Angel) jumps out of the shadows and saves me from the pitchforks.

I won’t go into details here, for fear of spoiler alerts, but let me just say one thing. The good people at iTunes, and all the obscure pop bands who contributed to the movie soundtrack, are going to make a KILLING today. Why? Because teenagers are easily convinced that, because a song played the first time Bella and Edward did the hibbity-dibbity, it MUST be on their iPod RIGHT NOW. I’m not overexaggerating when I say that the first half of the movie was little more than overly-long music montages. Seriously.

Ok, before a rant starts, I’m moving onto to
Number 4: I’m grateful we chose to see the movie at Cinebarre.
Not just because it’s quirky and fun and hip. But because we could have alcohol. And it was delivered right to our seats by a nice young lady who was only mostly confused by our large group of 30-somethings at a teeny-bopper movie.

I’ve never been happier to hand out $19 for a glass of Malbec IN MY LIFE.

Wine, paired with surprisingly good appetizers, a secret stash of candy, and always entertaining company, made the evening an enjoyable one for me. (Also, leaning over and sharing whispered witty comments about the movie, some of which might have been t-shirt worthy, if I could remember them now.)

Number 3: I’m grateful for my superstar husband, who I’m always grateful for, but I’m EXTRA grateful today.
Not only did he get up yesterday morning at 4:30 a.m. for a 9 hour day of class, he totally came along for the fun despite the fact that he’s not a Twilight fan AT ALL.

It’s true. He does.

And did I mention he was our designated driver? And that he had to be up and out the door by 7:30 again this morning? Brian. Is. Great.

Number 2: I’m grateful for free, glow-in-the-dark fangs. No further explanation needed.

After a 10-minute photo shoot, I went with scary. Because my sexy vampire face was more comical than come-hither.

Number 1: More than anything, I’m grateful I have an awesome group of friends who were willing to stay up till 3 a.m. to see a movie that ultimately sucked. 
And not in a sultry vampire way. More in the traditional sense.

I tried to do several things with this photo in Photoshop…including realistic fangs and adding sparkles to our skin. It was too hard, I gave up, and drew them in with the paintbrush. That’s because I’m dedicated to bringing you the very best of my work every day, readers. You’re welcome.

Not only were we treated to an array of cocktails, a delicious dinner, and a sinful dessert, we were able to share the evening with some of our dearest friends. All of whom agreed, in varying degrees, of the movies sheer suckiness. Now that is true friendship.


*Author’s note: Let me go on record as saying that I have read, and enjoyed, the Twilight series. I have also watched, and enjoyed, the previous movies. This post comes from the disappointment of a fan. If you’re a fan of the books, and have even enjoyed the previous movies (to a degree), you should go ahead and see Breaking Dawn Part 1. It hits all the high points you’ll expect as a reader. However, a few things to expect as a movie-goer:  the special effects took a major downturn in this film, and the sappy music montages make you want to drive a stake into the nearest vamp’s heart. Oh, and Kristin Stewart needs to eat a cookie or two. Even before she’s supposed to be “dying. Enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Five Things I’m Grateful For Today (After Seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1, The Midnight Show)

  1. Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me

    i love your fangs. You are the happiest bunch of vampires I have ever seen.

    I must say.. I am in no hurry to see the movie.. I have been so disappointed by them.. I loved the books.. I just thought while watching the first movie.. ok, now, why is it that they even like each other.. you know? I couldn’t understand why they were even drawn to each other.. like.. maybe have some flirty conversation or something.. something? meh.

  2. Anonymous

    Dear Abby (I bet you get that a lot),

    Well done. I appreciate the humor and the critique’!

    From Walt’s brother

  3. Anonymous

    We should have gone with you to see the movie! My daughter and I got stuck with a bi-dude (as he kept telling everybody around him his sexual preferences) sitting behind us. We really should have moved to another seat. The guy was a dork! Is it true it grossed 30 mil last night?

  4. Jenna

    Now I want a Team Buffy pin to wear when I see the movie!! But there won’t be anyone there to appreciate it (or be annoyed by it) because I won’t see it until it’s out on Blue Ray because I refuse to pay $24 to see a movie ($12 per person) when, if I just wait a while, I can own it for that exact amount and see it as many times as I want, with bonus features. Just sayin’.

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