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. Lisa SLP
    November 5, 2009 1:32 pm

    I *gasp* have never watched American Idol OR Survivor OR Big Brother-OR Rock of Love OR the bachelor

  2. AmyNeedsaBlog
    November 5, 2009 1:32 pm

    Avoidable fad? Twilight, ironically. And twitter. And twittering about Twilight.

    Super in love with that t-shirt, though. :-D

  3. manda
    November 5, 2009 1:38 pm

    Harry Potter. Never read a book, never seen a movie.

  4. Stacie
    November 5, 2009 1:41 pm

    I do not have a microwave… my kids ask me why continuously and I really don’t have an answer, we just don’t.

  5. Kristie
    November 5, 2009 1:51 pm

    I’ve never read any of the Twilight books, or watched the movie. I have the Twilight book – have had it for over a year – but haven’t picked it up & read a page.

  6. Crystal
    November 5, 2009 1:54 pm

    Where do I start? No Twilight, NEVER watched an episode of American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor or Desperate Housewives…No IPOD (and I’m a self proclaimed “techy”) No WII, Playstation, etc.

  7. Stefanie
    November 5, 2009 1:58 pm

    I never really understood the Star Wars craze, that would be one for me. Never saw the movies. Don’t really have a desire to, either.

  8. Amanda
    November 5, 2009 1:58 pm

    I don’t have an ipod, I’ve never watched Lost, I do enjoy a good Twilight movie though and that shirt is exquisite.

  9. Ashley
    November 5, 2009 2:00 pm

    I do not have facebook or twitter. I have also NEVER been to the beach. Tragic I know. :(


  10. Jagoff
    November 5, 2009 2:12 pm

    I never saw or read Twilight and have no desire to. With my luck, I’ll win this contest.

  11. other Brian
    November 5, 2009 2:13 pm

    I’ve never watched an episode of Lost, The Hills or House Wives of Where ever.

  12. Jaime
    November 5, 2009 2:17 pm

    never have i ever even touched a twilight book

  13. Schuyler
    November 5, 2009 2:18 pm

    I do not have a Blackberry, I-Phone or any other device that allows my e-mail to track me down anywhere. :-)

  14. Meghan
    November 5, 2009 2:21 pm

    iPhone, Starbucks, Lost, Skinny Jeans

  15. Tracy
    November 5, 2009 2:23 pm

    I never watched Sex in the City. I can’t stand SJP.

  16. Beth
    November 5, 2009 2:29 pm

    I’ve never read a Twilight book or have I seen a Twilight movie, but I could start.

  17. Natalie
    November 5, 2009 2:31 pm

    Don’t have a GPS system, or any type of gaming system

  18. Sam Abernethy
    November 5, 2009 2:36 pm

    I don’t want Twilight whatever thingies. I’m too far away to use them. But man, do I ever want that shirt! I suppose I could be nice to my mom, though…

    And you know what everyone has done that I haven’t? Read Twilight. Or Harry Potter. Oh, and I hate Dan Brown.

    And crocs are hideous. And Grey’s Anatomy is terrible. And I’ve never watched Dancing With the Stars.

  19. Jeff
    November 5, 2009 2:37 pm

    I am pretty sure I’m the biggest football fan to have never touched fantasy football.

  20. Julie B.
    November 5, 2009 2:43 pm

    I don’t have a Wii, I’ve never read Twilight, and I don’t have an Iphone.


  21. Jodie
    November 5, 2009 2:46 pm

    Oh yeah and I also have never seen heard or dipped my feet in the ocean.

  22. Paula
    November 5, 2009 2:47 pm

    Vegetables. I can’t get past the repulsive stench that wafts through the air when vegetables are heated. Most rank are (but not limited to) Beets, Green Beans, Cauliflower & Peas.

  23. MrsGJG
    November 5, 2009 2:52 pm

    -Coach handbags
    -Grey’s Anatomy

    Not a Twilight fan but I love the tee! Annnnd I have a 13-year-old niece who would just about die to go to that movie in the “big city”! LOL

  24. Jules
    November 5, 2009 2:54 pm

    I have never seen star wars, and I’m also never seen any of the godfather movies. Ridiculous. Yes.

  25. L
    November 5, 2009 2:55 pm

    The Goonies.

  26. RJQ
    November 5, 2009 2:57 pm

    New Kids on the Block, past or present

  27. Traci
    November 5, 2009 3:07 pm

    I need these tickets because its my birthday today. I have done very little of the popular that everyone else has done. I havent watched any of Friends, Seinfeld, Cheers etc. to start with some of my deprivation.

  28. Susan Vandervort
    November 5, 2009 3:14 pm

    2 things: 1. I have never watched American Idol

    2. I do not use google reader (or any other one) to read blogs. I do it the old fashioned way with bookmarks. Oh the shame!

  29. Leah
    November 5, 2009 3:21 pm

    I have never seen a Lord of the Rings movie…

  30. MiamiShyner
    November 5, 2009 3:22 pm

    I’ve never seen Forrest Gump or Jerry McGuire or Pulp Fiction.

    Btw, should I be randomly picked, please pass my tix to the sparkle crew but the shirt is all mine! :-D

  31. Leah
    November 5, 2009 3:22 pm

    Never seen a Lord of the Rings movie

  32. Christine
    November 5, 2009 3:24 pm

    No Wii or Playstation of any kind. Never got into video games.

  33. Sara McGee
    November 5, 2009 3:25 pm

    I have never seen LOTR or Star Wars. I don’t watch The Office or 30 Rock. I have never seen American Idol. The list goes on and on. Heck, I don’t even have additional applications on my Blackberry. :)

  34. Lindsey
    November 5, 2009 3:28 pm

    I have never seen a single Godfather movie.

  35. BLN
    November 5, 2009 3:29 pm

    The iphone! bluck! I will NEVER get one.

  36. Dana
    November 5, 2009 3:38 pm

    Down with the DaVinci Code. Have not read it, have not seen the movie… I’ve read his other books and I work in a bookstore!

  37. Kerri
    November 5, 2009 3:38 pm

    No Ipod. sparkle sparkle sparkle

  38. lu1209
    November 5, 2009 3:41 pm

    I never owned a Barbie and hope my daughter can say the same thing (so far, so good and she’s almost eight).

  39. melp
    November 5, 2009 3:50 pm

    love your blog.

    love las velas.

    love new moon.

  40. melp
    November 5, 2009 3:51 pm

    oops. and I never got into the bachelor or the bachelorette.

  41. Carsen
    November 5, 2009 3:54 pm

    The Office. I’ve never watched The Office.

  42. Quinn
    November 5, 2009 3:54 pm

    I don’t own Uggs. I want the tickets, BAD.

  43. bethkiz
    November 5, 2009 3:59 pm

    Reality TV. I’ve never seen an episode of American Idol or whatever the hell else Fox runs when the Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad aren’t on.

  44. Kim
    November 5, 2009 4:02 pm

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer. AND Twilight. Blah

  45. Ant Annie
    November 5, 2009 4:02 pm

    Twilight (sorry vampire fans)
    Pet rocks
    Cabbage Patch kids
    Dancing With the Stars
    Big Brother

  46. EGrich
    November 5, 2009 4:03 pm

    Dancing with the stars. I just don’t get the appeal

  47. AndyTheo
    November 5, 2009 4:16 pm

    Family Guy. And I don’t know why. I just click right on by.

  48. Jefe
    November 5, 2009 4:16 pm

    Harry Potter everything. My girlfriend is effing OBSESSED, but I just don’t get it. She tried taking me to the last movie, but I fell asleep within the first 15 minutes.

  49. Carolyn
    November 5, 2009 4:23 pm

    I have never in my life eaten at Taco Bell, and I’m 30, and I love mexican food, and I want to go…but I have never gone.