Sparkle. Stare. Smolder. Puke.


Have I succeeded yet in buying your love and … love?

No way in hell am I saying “love and affection” again, because it took me three days to get that damn song out of — oh, CRAP!

Once again, yours truly was selected as a winner in the PG+ (pronounced [puff of air] [gargle ghhh sound] jeh in Klingon), this time for four passes to an advance screening of New Moon on November 18 at the Loew’s in the Waterfront.

So I tweeted that I would be giving away these four passes and as I hit the “update” button on my twitter page, a burst of sparkles entered a living room in Columbus, Ohio where Ohio Sister/Princess Aurora/Terri sat.  And that burst of sparkles told her to check her sister’s twitter page.  About three seconds later, I received a phone call all, “OMG. WHY DIDN’T YOU CALL ME AND GIVE ME THOSE TICKETS?!  ARE YOU STUPID OR SOMETHING?!”

And I said, “Uh. I wasn’t aware you were a Twilight fan.”


I may have imagined that last sentence, but I’m pretty sure she was thinking it.

Then this afternoon, my mother, Pens Fan/Tammy and I headed to Oakmont to visit my cousin’s new house and can I just tell you how much I adore Oakmont? Anyway, on the way to Oakmont, I made the enormous mistake of asking Pens Fan, “So, did Princess Aurora call you and tell you that you have to go to see New Moon with her?”

To which my mother jumped in, ‘What? Wait. What? New Moon? Huh?”

Pens Fan and I exchanged a glance in the rear-view mirror and proceeded to tell my mother that I won the passes, to which my Mother said, “I WILL GO WITH HER!  I KNOW THE WHOLE STORY!  I DON’T KNOW WHICH TEAM I’M ON, BUT I LOVE IT ALL!  SPARKLE SPARKLE SPARKLE!”

Holy crap.  Twilight is a disease inflicting rational women all over the country with a raging desire for a brooding vampire who is creepy and who sparkles in the sunlight.

So, long story short, I’m giving away TWO, not FOUR, but only TWO passes to the early screening of New Moon.  I’m also giving away this shirt from Peoples Cartel and YOU get to choose the size:

To enter, leave a comment telling me the one popular thing that just about everyone has read, seen, bought, etc. but that you haven’t yet succumbed to.  Cell phone? Mp3 Player? Never read a Dr. Seuss book in your life? Never seen Star Wars?

Me? Never once saw the last episode of Seinfeld.

Random Number Generator will pick a winner on Friday.

If you win and you go to the movie, be sure to tell my Mother and Princess Aurora hello.  They’ll be the two ladies in the front row sobbing, “SPARKLE SPARKLE SPARKLE!”


  1. Heather Rankin
    November 5, 2009 4:49 pm

    Survivor…I’ve never watched an episode.

  2. Jan
    November 5, 2009 4:51 pm

    I don’t follow trends… I start them.

  3. Nicole
    November 5, 2009 5:04 pm

    No Lord of the Rings for me….and I was forced into reading the Twilight Saga….

  4. Mary Beth
    November 5, 2009 5:15 pm

    Reality TV Shows – hate them all. Just don’t get it. I also have no interest in Twilight myself, but if I win, I will make my daughter a very happy woman.

  5. CHerb
    November 5, 2009 5:22 pm

    I’ve never watched a James Bond or Star Wars movie..just can’t get into those.

  6. Jes
    November 5, 2009 5:40 pm

    I am a 29ish+ year old women and I have never seen American Idol or the Titanic. And I’m PROUD OF IT!!!!

  7. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    November 5, 2009 5:44 pm

    I have never seen E.T. The Extraterrestrial.

  8. KKinLA
    November 5, 2009 5:50 pm

    True, absolutely true story. I have never, ever seen an episode of Law & Order, despite its being on TV since what feels like the 1950s and having 1,947 spin-off franchises.

  9. Dana
    November 5, 2009 5:51 pm

    No, American Idol for me. And I’m totally not interested in the Twilight movies, but LOVE the Tshirt! And would actually more so love to win the tshirt for my best friend, who bleeds steel.

  10. Al
    November 5, 2009 6:33 pm

    I still use a VCR instead of a DVR.

  11. D.A.
    November 5, 2009 6:59 pm

    I never really got into underwear

  12. Darla
    November 5, 2009 7:26 pm

    I havent read the twilight books, but I sure do love the movie! … I know I hear all the time that the book is better, but I just don’t have time to read.

  13. Dana
    November 5, 2009 7:30 pm

    I haven’t given into the Ugg Boots-black tights-North Face jacket trend. I think it’s a college thing. When you’re sitting in class surrounded by 15 girls all wearing the same outfit, you really want to kill yourself. I also do not own an iPod.

    Also, as an English major can I just say Twilight is the worst thing ever written. The movie is pure comedic gold, though.

    I really just want the shirt. The passes will go to my roommates who have fallen victim to the SPARKLE SPARKLE SPARKLE plague.

  14. LibrarianKelly
    November 5, 2009 7:38 pm

    I am growing tired of people asking, “Did you watch The Office last night?” It seems to disappoint them when I say no.

    But they try to tell me the funny anecdote anyway, chuckling to themselves, and I politely smile because it’s the least I can do to bring them some joy as they relive the apparently hilarious Office moment.

  15. Lee
    November 5, 2009 8:15 pm

    i’ve never seen a star wars movie!

  16. ErinPatricia
    November 5, 2009 8:19 pm

    I’ve never watched a single episode of Greys Anatomy or House, and my friends think I should be committed for that.

  17. Karen
    November 5, 2009 8:23 pm

    I have never watched Glee.

  18. Becky C
    November 5, 2009 8:24 pm

    I have never watched a Star Trek TV episode, and I have never seen a Star Trek movie! Damn proud of it too!

  19. Leslie
    November 5, 2009 8:27 pm

    I have never read one of the twilight books. Nor have I ever eaten a banana.

  20. Heather
    November 5, 2009 8:32 pm

    I have never seen Goonies nor Grease and everyone makes fun of me for it.

  21. dee
    November 5, 2009 8:34 pm

    I’m rockin’ the suburbs (props to Ben Folds) without a flat screen tv or a minivan with an OBX sticker.

  22. jaslyne
    November 5, 2009 8:43 pm

    twitter…i just don’t get the point?
    Farmville on Facebook…why?
    …Hmm. i do adore twilight and Edward though :D

  23. Christina
    November 5, 2009 8:46 pm

    Video Games

  24. Captain Fishtaco
    November 5, 2009 9:18 pm

    Cocaine. I know the kids are doing it these days. I just say no.

  25. Leslie
    November 5, 2009 9:43 pm

    Mash. Nevr got into it.

  26. Angela
    November 5, 2009 9:43 pm

    No Uggs for me.

  27. Jonathan
    November 5, 2009 10:41 pm

    I’ve never watched American Idol. And have no desire to. Just not into it at all.

  28. MG
    November 5, 2009 10:52 pm

    Never ever cracked a book or watched a second of Harry Potter. (I LOVE THAT SHIRT!).

  29. Rhonda
    November 5, 2009 11:16 pm

    I’ve never watched an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. I think I’m the only woman in the US who doesn’t watch that show.

  30. Niki
    November 5, 2009 11:57 pm

    I have never seen Star Wars

  31. LMAXIN
    November 5, 2009 11:59 pm

    U2 – can’t stand ’em.

  32. PJ
    November 6, 2009 12:29 am

    Lost….can’t understand it..have no desire to understand it….I just dont get why the fat guy is still fat????

  33. Mike
    November 6, 2009 12:31 am

    Twitter….do you really wanna know what I’m doing at this exact time??…

  34. LaurenK
    November 6, 2009 12:46 am

    I’ve never had a Tessaro’s burger, but I’ll fix that if I win :-)

  35. Jaynie
    November 6, 2009 1:09 am

    I never got one of those sweet Barbie cars that you can drive in.

    I’ve never seen the Star Wars movies.

    I’m not on Twitter.

    I’ve never watched Dancing with the stars.

    but I’m a twenty-something that LOVES twilight and I’m not ashamed!! :)

  36. Madison
    November 6, 2009 1:47 am

    Friends…it’s just never on I guess

  37. The JH Blues
    November 6, 2009 4:43 am

    The movie ET. I get a ton of nasty looks and statements of disbelief when I say that.

  38. Birdman
    November 6, 2009 4:58 am

    I’ve never owned anything Apple. No Mac, no MacBook, no PowerBook, no iMac, no iPod, no iPhone, no anything.

    Bonus — never read any Twilight novels or saw the first movie, and I don’t intend to see New Moon either, so I’ll pass on the passes.

    As a Pitt Grad and Burghophile, though, I would love to win the shirt!

  39. Norf Side Betty
    November 6, 2009 8:50 am

    Twilight, never read, no desire.
    Harry potter, ditto.
    Lost, ditto.
    American idol, ditto.
    Survivor, ditto.