Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ode to Edward....and Adam.

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.

5 comments:

pete/chris whipple said...

I hope to read the book after the 2 I am currently reading! Then the movie...glad you had such neat time!

Alisha said...

I've heard the movie is good...however, I have also heard we can't expect the next one until 2010...I too am wondering how they are going to pull off sequels. I need to find a new insurance agent!

Turleyfam said...

Yes, lets hope the sequels come out boom, boom, boom! I would really like that.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I really enjoyed watching the movie. I do agree with you Vanessa that the movie is a 2 thumbs up. The book was way much better. I am currently on my fourth book and Its AWESOME!

I also heard that the sequel to the Twilight movie will be out Summer 2009. I can hardly wait.

I am sorry to hear about Don still not doing too good.
Let me know if there is anything that I can do. As friends of the family, I will do what I can.

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and in my prayers.

TRENA

Amy S. said...

Happy to see you are on board! I really want to take Kevin and see what he thinks. They are starting to film the next one in march. Yea!!! Keep 'em coming!