Monday, December 1, 2008

Weekend Recap

First off-- deadline on the collector's edition of Twilight contest ending soon (Dec 2nd Midnight) go here to enter: http://brooketaylorbooks.blogspot.com/2008/11/twilight-contest-no-edward-h8ers.html

Okay, so it was a bizzy bizzy Thanksgiving break. I had two huge meals in like 6 hours. They were essentially the exact same meal. I hurt still. My experimental pumpkin squares thingy was a big hit. It was something they had at Williams-Sonoma, so of course it was good. But for a minute there I thought I'd screwed it up because the crumbly crust business wasn't looking crumbly. Anyway, it was yummy.

On Friday I went to see Twilight! At long last! But... I had a hard time really getting into it and enjoying it and I think it kind of missed the mark somewhere (um--the cheeze factor?!?). Maybe it's just because it followed the book so closely that I knew everything already, but even so it just doesn't hold a candle to other cool supernatural teen flicks like Lost Boys or The Covenant. I did like Edward (was there any doubt?) and I actually like Bella better now (but I still don't get why Edward is so in love with her ???). My favorite character was her dad, he was hilarious. And most of my favorite scenes in the book were also my favorite scenes in the movie. I think it would've been better if it were told from Edward's perspective, and in that way not follow the book so closely and also really up all the emotions and the vampy coolness. I'm glad I went to see it and I think any Twilight fan should at least once. But don't expect it to change any of the haters' minds.

In other exciting news--I rode my two young horses for the first time on Saturday. They've been at the trainer's for the past two months. It was so exciting. They did so well. I can't wait to go trail riding on them here soon. Maybe this weekend if the weather's decent.

Sunday was my B-day and we went to The Cheesecake Factory--yum! But, um...still freaking stuffed from Thursday.

7 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Happy (late) Birthday!! My mom loves the Cheescake Factory as well. I haven't been in forever though.

I'm sorry you didn't like the Twilight film as much as the book. I thought they did a good job, and the book is even kind of cheesy..hahahah...so that didn't bother me. Maybe the next one will be better...bigger budget and all.

I really did want more of the vampires though!! :( BOOOOO!

Oh gosh, Charlie was hilarious. The gun! loved it!

-Lauren

Brooke Taylor said...

I enjoyed it--laughed a lot (probably not just in the funny places--ha ha) but I guess what bothered me was the movie didn't have a stand alone feel to it--like I wonder if someone who had never read the book would've gotten their money's worth.

I just think maybe they could've taken the book and gone one step better--to give it that big blockbuster feel or more vampire scary/action. From all the trailers it looked like the movie would be bigger/darker/more action.

And finally and maybe most importantly--I didn't feel the emotions the way I did when reading it.

Now I love Twilight, always will--and I did like the movie and will probably watch it many many times--but after watching it I think I maybe understand why some people don't like it. It's like watching someone else's soap opera and realizing the one you love and adore maybe is really that cheesy. You still love and adore it, you just get why maybe not everyone does, LOL.

It's all good though! I still love it!!

HylianVampire said...

Happy Belated B-day!! I've never been to the Cheesecake Factory, and never heard of it, but i love cheesecake ;)

I didn't like the Covenant. it was short and a bit boring. Not much happened. Like i said before, i loved twilight. I also thought Charlie was the best character because he was funny "you still got that pepper spray bells" and "i've heard that before." ha! The baseball scene was just epic. What do you mean by "the cheeze factor"?

Taylor Lavelle said...

Hi Brooke! Happy belated birthday!! I just finished reading Undone. I had to pick a book for my english class. Wow! For your first book, you did amazing! I loved it! I actually can relate so much too it! Great job and I hope you make more books similar to Undone.

Taylor

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Brooke: I laughed at the "non" funny parts as well. LOL And I do know what you mean...i think that's a hard thing to really do though, especially with the book being a series and all.

I'm hoping things will be better in New Moon on the largeness scale, you know? They have more money, they've already made one....

I still love it too, but I think you're right. My sister and I always say we make fun the things we love...we can notice the faults, but love it anyway.

-Lauren

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! I enjoyed your update. Hugs, Terri

P.S. your blog hates me. I can only post if I do it anonymously.

Caryn Caldwell said...

Good to know about the movie. I still haven't seen it and don't know if I'm going to. Although I enjoyed the books, I'm afraid it'll change my memories of them, if that makes sense.