What a fun morning we had today! Having read all of the Twilight series books, I was eagerly anticipating the movie. Especially after hearing that Harry Potter had been pushed back......jerks. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I got this really cool invite to an exclusive showing of the movie courtesy of my friendly Allstate Insurance agent...Adam Ware. They had reserved an entire theater (a few as it turned out) for their loyal customers.... and even provided popcorn and drinks and a raffle. How cool is that! So, big thanks to Jeff and Nicola for spending nearly 5 hours with our brood today so we could enjoy this event. It was AWESOME. On that note, I have to say that Adam Ware is seriously the greatest. Not only is he a family friend (Nates friend from high school), but he is a great insurance agent. And, not just because he treated us to this fantastic event........He is great because he treats us like friends and not just customers. I can always count on Adam to call me when I need to be reminded to pay my insurance.....yes I need reminders sometimes, don't make fun. When I wrecked my van, he was unbelievable in helping me get it repaired and lighting fires where they needed to be lit to get it done in a more timely manner. It took so long to get the darn door fixed he even offered to personally help me with our rental car costs....which I wouldn't let him do..... Anyway, he is just a really stand up guy and has a cute family to boot (his daughters name is Addison too)! If you live in the area and need insurance, I recommend him HIGHLY. You can find his website HERE. Thanks again Adam, and Betty and everyone else at Allstate.
So, the movie. I give it 2 thumbs up. I was a little worried, ya know....book to movie is usually high expectations shattered. However, I feel like they kept right along with the book and were able to project the ....eh hm...."tension" felt between Edward and Bella. I thought that might end up being a little tricky. But it definitely worked. Also, I don't find Rob Pattinson all that attractive in regular life so I didn't think the Edward "draw" would be there for me....I thought I would just keep seeing Cedric Diggory. Nope. He did a great job and sucked me right in along with the rest of the estrogen packed crowd. The crowning glory, however, was going to be my husbands - never read any of the books - opinion of the movie. He not only loved it, but actually admitted it to me out loud! I am left wondering now, how in the world are they going to get all the movies made without Edward and the rest of the lovely vampires looking older. Considering that the vamps never age.....hmmmmmm. I hope they make them quick and back to back. I'm excited to see the next one.