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Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

Wow it's been ages since posting here. Really sorry about that. I suppose I feel like my life is very mundane that it might be torture for one to read about how dull it is. But! I thought this morning was too amazing to pass up an opportunity to talk about it.

   So today, well this morning really, has been probably one of the best I can think of. First Waking up to the sound of chirping birds (both real and artificial). Though I was tired, it was a real treat to hear chirping birds early in the morning. I think the birds around my home are just quiet.

    Then I drive home from my friends house and I get to enjoy the scenary of the hillside and mountains with the sun's glow resting upon them. Even though the port of Tacoma is normally dull and unexciting to look at, this morning it just seemed beautiful.

    And the final thing to top if off was to sit in the Starbucks drive through for a good 10 or 20 minutes waiting to get my order and pay. Once I got to the window, the lady handed me my drink and I'm handing over my money, but she informs me that the car in front of me paid for my order. "Really?" Was all I can say. I was super surprised and now have a dieing urge to figure out who did that.

    Yet as I finished my drive home it was nice to know that people can still be kind. Sometimes I wonder if I am too self absorbed or unaware of people in general to the point where I only think I'm a good kind and loving person. I suppose when you receive kindness from a stranger at any given point in your life there's inspiration to evaluate your situation and relationships with those you do and don't know. Why not surprise the person behind by paying for their coffee (or hot cocoa in my case) or ask if someone who looks really burdened with bags if they could use an extra hand. Heck, even letting the person with one item, who might have all the time in the world, cut in front of you at the check out stand. Just simple things that I think I ought to be able to do as often as the situation arises, but maybe I don't look for them as hard as I ought.

Anywho. I just thought I'd note this wonderful morning.



I can hardly speak


As much of the country knows now, which that in itself is crazy, Spokane, my town of homestead, keeps getting hammered and drilled and any other verb for it you can think of, with snow.  Two weeks ago it was 33 inches, the next day, another three, the next day, another two, the next week, another five inches, and today? you might ask, oh yeah, five inches!  I am all for snow and sledding days, but this is ridiculous and insane.  It wouldn't be so bad if all the snow falling meant all that snow needed to be shoved and pulled away so I could get to work in the morning. 

We get 12-24 hour breaks inbetween, which is more than what it sounds like the other side of the state is getting for all the rain they are getting, but all-in-all this is the strangest winter I have ever seen.  It makes going to work interesting, that is for sure.  Now that my family is back from their week-long vacation to Mexico (yeah I didn't do and no, I am not going to go there ) :) , we all carpool together.  Imagine it, family time at 5:30 in the morning.  Tonight was another adventure altogether, before the snow just kind of piled on top of itself, today, it bonded with the little melting snow we had yesterday and created a city-wide size ice rink of black and white ice.  We are talking primo ice skating ice, not so primo for cars and by the looks of the news, semis. 

Anyway, on to the more fun part, the holidays were busy and I am so glad it is time to calm back down.  I am done with late nights of gluing, not that I didn't love it, and back to my weekly ritual of movie watching, story writing, and book reading, not necessarily in that order. 

I just finished the Inkheart series, it got my through the holidays and snow days, and I have to admit that even for a kid's section book it was amazing and interesting.  The cover says it is a book for booklovers, and I am going to have to agree.  Admittedly, I bought the first one mostly for the book quotes before each chapter, but then when I read it I fell in love with it.  It had a very interesting story and created one of those twilight-esque desires to get to the end of the book as fast as humanly possibly so you can read the next one.  Next, I am venturing into "real" territory with "the soloist" so we will see how that goes.  It is a beautiful book so far, though, I have to say.  One of the curses of a literary studies major, you never lose your love for reading no matter how much you had to read in school.  It just makes it more complicated and you see more things which usually just takes you more time to read a book.  Case and point, my Harry Potter experience.  The first time I read the series, it was for pure enjoyment, which is how it should be no matter what or why you are reading.  the next time, I was almost done with school and I found so much that I had to read each book at least a third time just to catch it all and appreciate its connections and intricate design. 

Anyway, that is my not-so-interesting update and all that good stuff.  Since this is a Twilight blog, I will end this novel of an entry with some of my most recent experiences... enjoy.

Not only have I raved so much about this series that even my sister understands some of the jokes and stories she hears about it, and she hasn't even read it, but just by mentioning it in passing conversation at my job at the movie store and my full-time day job, I have not only found more people to talk about the series to, but actually have gotten other people as intoxicated with them as I was when I first started reading them.  Even my boss asked to borrow my copy, and my friend who doesn't read outside of school is reading the WHOLE series, and she doesn't read that much normally in an entire year let alone all at once. 

I love what this series means to people and the desire it inspires in others to spread the experience and love of reading to others.  Like the Harry Potter series, it is getting a new audience to read and appreciate the value of opening another world to your imagination just by opening a book for a few hours each week.  If nothing else, it opens people to new things and that is admirable in itself, I think. 

Bella Morte : I've Been Here Once Before

OMG, she speaks! We have not abandoned you. Well, completely. When you know the people on the site it's not that hard to imagine us biting off more than we can chew. AKA: All of us almost always have something going on besides day to day life and the site. For some it was simply their job and hard school work, for others, like myself, they hadn't realized the commitment they were making to a project until the project was half finished.

All you guys need to know is that we have been working for quite some time on the new layout. It was due to be released back at the beginning of November, but got pushed back a few times because I was too busy to make all the last minute adjustments that take place when seeing if site coding is working properly. I was working on a production from late October all the way until right before Finals, which sorry to say come before the site. Now I'm trying to get everything back together to finish what I started. Trust me there are quite a few people already on my case about the wait. The wait shouldn't be much longer, can you guys work with New Years Day? 

Anyway, just remember that the staff, while loving every minute we get to be part of the Twilight Universe, has their own hectic lives to deal with. 

Love to the Vincers out there. 


Bella Morte

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Week 3
December 7 - December 13

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Week 2
November 30 - December 6

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Semi charmed kind of life

Schools almost done for the quarter! can't wait for finals to be over.

But I'm getting sick.... yeah.

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Hey everyone! So there's gonna be a new little bit thing here called the Random Twilight Bit of the Week. Basically it's a random Twilight thing that we're gonna pick each week.

Week 1
November  23-29

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WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! WARNING!
Ok, so sorry I haven't posted this sooner but my house has been crazy with Thanksgiving preparations. Anyway, I saw the movie Thursday night / Friday morning at our local theater and it was really good. Or, at least that's what I thought. I've noticed most people don't seem to agree with me. But, then again, I went into the theater prepared to be let down, so maybe that's why I liked it as much as I did.

I thought they did really well on casting. Carlisle was suave like he should be, but not overly... "fancy". Same with Edward. You could tell he had a little old school flare, but it wasn't like "Hey! Look at me! I'm from the 1900's!" And I actually enjoyed Rob's hair in the movie. I didn't think I would, seeing as on red carpets and such when it's all messed up I absolutely hated it. But somehow, in the movie, it looked fine.

And, probably the most exciting fact about the movie for me was that they didn't screw up Jasper! Just in case you all didn't know, Jasper's my favorite character. I don't know what about him, but he's my Edward, so to speak. And yes, I know, they could have had more lines for Jasper. But in all honesty, he doesn't talk a lot in the book either. And I have to agree with Jackson that silent is deadly and Jasper's probably the most deadly of the bunch.

Cam made a FANTASTIC James. I absolutely adored him in the character (almost as much as I adore him out of character). Yes, I know I adore almost all of them out of character. But they all are amazing actors and fit their roles perfectly.

OH! Justin Chon was HILLARIOUS! Justin Chon played Eric Yorkie and seriously, when he first came and talked to Bella, I swore I died laughing. He played the part perfectly. Well, all the "humans" did. Mike was fantastic. Jessica was just as I imagined her. And Angela was great. The one thing that did bug me was Angela's glasses. Did she have glasses in the book or did they add those? Not saying they were a bad addition, I was just really curious as to if she had glasses in the book.

Oh, and I don't know if I've been imagining this part over the past few days or what, but the fight between Mike and Eric was great. But if that wasn't in there, sorry. I've been losing in a little. I'll hopefully be going back to see the movie today so I can clear my head again.

Anyway, that was my general snipit of thoughts. I thought the movie was very good (very close to the book), but I felt a few parts that were somewhat crucial were left out. But hey, you can't fit the whole book into a two hour movie, right?

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PurpleFairy: I Won’t Forget About Us

Phew. I’m soooo glad that I don’t have school on Fridays. It would be killer for me, having the homework load that I do. I actually need an entire day off of school every week to do homework.

Yes, I know I should probably be getting some sleep right now, but I just finished doing some awesome things for our website ready, and it’s going to be great!!

‘Cause even though I can’t work on the website as much, I still love it and will never forget about it. Twilight Vinculum forever!

As a random side note, I carved some pumpkins today. It was super fun. I guess it’s always a good idea to take time off of work and do something fun for a change. I’d go crazy if I didn’t. Erm, or crazier if that’s even possible.

Yeah, okay… I’m going to bed.

Night everyone!

So I've been absent minded with school and work for the past four weeks. But the good news it I'm not dead. I just found time to write now at 5:45 in the morning ^^

Recently though I've been sick and I'm basically over it now. But to topoff the end of my illness I oull a muscle ^^ YAY! I was playing six square with the kids at the daycare I work for and I really hit the ball wrong and over extrended my wrist. My hand went all fuzzy and I sharp pain formed at the base od my eblow. It was great fun. A relayable source told me to take medication and that It'd be a week before I'd start feeling better. Well it'sday two, which out taking drugs and my arm feels pretty good. Not perfect cuz there is an uncomfortable feeling to stretching the muscle in my forearm.

I also decorated cupcakes yesterday. I figured I'd be an over achevier and make the cake walk cupcakes a whole day in advance.. or two days, but then Ithought I'd take a bit more than a dozen up to stage craft to pass out as a treat (and to get reactions as to how they look). Then again, these cupcakes are decorated so little kids will be eager to take them. Oh well. And Bella Morte, please act surprised when I bring them in even if you read this ^^

Okay, That's all I have to relay. Oh and get excited for the new lay out!

PurpleFairy: Time for Me to Fly


Hey guess what everyone? I have internet!!

 

Oh my. It’s been such a long time, hasn’t it? After all, I did say that I would be gone for the weekend… which then turned into a week… which then turned into a month. I’m so, so sorry for all of that.

 

School has been amazing; I love every minute of it. The problem is that I’m just about drowning in homework every single day. I’m starting to turn into a hermit. …What does the sun look like again? It seems like I never see it anymore. I wake up early in the morning before the sun gets up, I’m in class all morning, and then I go home, lock myself up in my room, and do homework. By the time I’m done, it’s nighttime. The only time I really get to enjoy the sun is when I’m in my lab class waiting for some solution or other to boil and I can watch the sun rise outside the window.

 

…Wow, how nerdy am I?

 

So anyway, I just wanted to give everyone a little heads up and let you guys know that I’m back online, albeit less often than before, seeing as I have so little free time.

 

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.

 

-Gina

Listening to this Secondhand Serenade song all day called Awake because randomly, after working on my amazing Halloween costume until 6 in the morning, I got mad sick.  I am talking couldn't eat and definitely didn't move much sick.  I spent most of the day in bed and finally, now, after taking way too much Tylenol and other faux pain stuff, I can sit up for a while and finally check up on all the weekend news.  Luckily, not too much beyond the whole cd party thing which I will update as soon as possible.

PS-Pre-order a copy of the soundtrack at Hot Topic and get a special surprise.  I am hoping it is a t-shirt, but it will probably just be a pin or something simple like that. 

Anyway, I am still trucking on my research and reading, I have now compiled a grand total of 500 pages!!!  Most of it is really interesting too. 

Anyway, about this song.  It is called Awake by Secondhand Serenade.  They actually have two songs I absolutely adore, Awake and another called Fall for You.  Both are kind of about the same thing and both make me think of Twilight and the amazing love between Edward and Bella.  The lyrics are amazing and completely heart-wrenching.  The first time I heard both I kind of teared because they were so beautiful and who wouldn't want someone to say those kinds of things to you.

Well, that is about all the gushing the pain in my stomach is going to let me do tonight. 

Later Days

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