Twilight Central, AKA Our Apartment

I just went around the apartment (and out to the parking lot) to take pictures of all our Twilight merch, and I will just say that I’m going to have to do something special for Jeremy when he gets home, like spend all day making his favorite meal or something because I just realized exactly how tolerant he is of me and this Twilight obsession I have going on. As you will see with this post, he is really, REALLY indulgent of me.

Also, please no emails or comments signifying your concern for me after seeing all the stuff I’ve been hoarding. I know, ok? I know I’m a total weirdo. I need Twilight rehab, but if there even was such a thing, I wouldn’t go. If loving Twilight so much is wrong, I don’t want to be right! (Sorry if some of these are blurry, I have a crap camera). CIMG2133 This is one of the three Twilight posters in our living room. The things hanging down from the ends are the Twilight dog tag necklaces from Wal Mart that I practically went through hell and back to try to get. Jessie and I are planning on wearing these to the midnight showing of New Moon in November. Jeremy doesn’t think so now, but he will be wearing one too.

Poster number 2 in the living room

Poster number 2 in the living room

CIMG2021 This is the third poster we have, incidentally the first one we bought. It’s sharing the wall with one of Jeremy’s Beatles posters. See? We can live together in *singing* haarmonnyyyy! Funny story, my mom came over not too long ago and scoffed, “What are all these Beatles posters doing in here?” like our entire apartment should be just Twilight. Heaven forbid I actually allow Jeremy to display his things in our apartment. Oh, my mom. She’s so silly.

Next, we move into our closet sized kitchen. Twilight even managed to find it’s way in here too. CIMG2140 I was at another Wal Mart in our area (not the one in our town, nothing Twilight related in that hell hole) and saw these in the dollar aisle. Of course I had to get all three. They’re collectibles! I haven’t even opened them to try the candy inside. I’m curious to see if the hearts are actually sparkly.

Then there is the refrigerator. As soon as I saw the magnet set at Hot Topic, I had to have it. I still think that was a cute idea, although they need to work on the quality. I nearly tore that Twilight text logo to pieces trying to remove it from the packaging. CIMG2141 Hey, wait? What is Edward looking at with such smoldering, sexy intensity? Who is that hot beautiful beotch that Edward can’t take his eyes off of? CIMG2143 Oh, yeah. That’s me! (and that’s one of my senior portraits. I don’t usually pose for pictures like that, in case you were wondering) I think you’re pretty hot too, Edward. In fact…I-

Sorry, I got carried away. In a way, having Edward on my fridge is a good thing. I go in to superfluously snack and Edward is there to distract me. Edward Cullen is my diet plan!

Ok, moving on. Lets head down the hall. CIMG2028 We used to just have that Monet print. Classy and cultured, right? Well, it was missing some Twilight, so I took care of that. Now it’s perfect.

On to the bedroom. This is where the magic happens (unneccesary MTV Cribs refrence!) Jeremy was even so gracious to even allow Twilight to permeate here too. Super sweet (and smart) of him. CIMG2148 This is my favorite Twilight item in the house. It’s the giant 5 ft (that’s 10 inches taller than me!) Edward Cullen poster. This is only available at certain Blockbuster stores, and luckily I found it at our local store on first try. I absolutely adore it. Jeremy even helped me hang it up! It fits in with the bedroom since our decorating “theme” in there is black and white. Plus, I was already picturing him in there enough (oh snap!), so I’m glad we made that happen.

This is my bedside table. That GQ cover is gorgeous and I have the interview Rob did behind the cover in that frame too. The funky looking CD is the Twilight movie score soundtrack (thanks Jessie!) and under it is the Twilight:Director’s Notebook (again, thanks Jessie!). The prints on the wall are pencil drawings of New Orleans (my family is Cajun) except for the eye drawing. I drew that in high school art class.

I really need to change my flowers, huh? I’m trying to keep up with that. CIMG2149 Now, lets step outside to head downstairs. On the way to the front door, this is what we see every day. CIMG2168 Those are the party favors I got during the Twilight DVD release party at Hot Topic in March. I promise, a post with videos and pictures from that night is coming soon. I’m having issues uploading the videos to you tube (i.e, I can’t do it), but stay tuned because that post is coming very soon.

Also, ignore the bratty message Jeremy scrawled on our message board before he left. He lashes out any way he can, poor guy.

On to Jeremy’s truck, parked downstairs. This is the full proof of his love for me, that all the world gets to see as we drive around. CIMG2130 That’s right. We represent every where we freakin’ go. Apparently though, Jeremy has caught some flack for these stickers at his job. When the Team Edward one was pretty new, his boss came in to the office and said, “You know what Jeremy? Team Jacob. Team. Jacob.” Jeremy was a little confused until he remembered. It’s a running joke among his coworkers, which I think Jeremy is pretty cool about. Can I just say again that I feel so lucky to have someone who loves me so much?

Then, we have all the little things that migrate around the apartment as I use and move them. These are the things I use frequently. First, because it’s the most important, the very laptop I’m typing on now. It’s a Dell Mini 9, and it’s so tiny I can take it anywhere. I even use this thing in the bathtub (I’m talented that way). I haven’t had this thing very long, but I feel naked without it. It keeps me connected to the Twilight fandom (and my other real life family and friends too, ya know) CIMG2161 The stickers came from Hot Topic and so did the Twilight band-aids. Jessie bought the band-aids and let me have a few for decoration. I owe her a lot (Love you girl!)

Here is my laptop background image, which I think you’ll find as sexy as I do. CIMG2159 In case you can’t read the print at the bottom, it says, “Hey girl, are you thinking of me when you’re with him?” It’s one of the many examples of Rob Porn, which is featured at Letters to Rob and many other places on my blog roll. I don’t remember the exact place where I got this one from, but if you let me know I will credit you.  

These are my keys. They are very loud. I can’t sneak up on anyone with these. The menacing black thing on my key chain is the holder from my mace. Jump back, pervs. I’m armed. CIMG2155 As I was taking that picture, Kitty came over to investigate.

My books and movies are just waiting around to be read/watched again. I have two copies of the movie. One from the Hot Topic party, and the other from Target so I could have that extra disc of goodies. When Jeremy and I finally join the rest of civilization and get an HD TV, we will get another copy of Twilight in Blu Ray. CIMG2164 I’m working on building my book collection up again. It’s smart to have a set for personal use, and another for loaning to friends who haven’t been indoctrinated yet. CIMG2166 Finally, the last thing for this post is someone the regular readers have been introduced to before. In a horrible accident, I ended up with Jessie’s Mini Edward along with mine, and they’ve been making friends until I can get him back to her. CIMG2153

Yeah, they’re besties.

Y’all, this isn’t even all my Twilight shiz. I didn’t even take pictures of all my T shirts or bags or buttons. This post will be continued. Give me a chance to build up my arsenal. I will certainly be adding to my collection in the next few months, especially since I’ve been doing lots of browsing on Etsy and E Bay.

Let us know in the comments, what is your favorite piece of Twilight merch? Anything you’re lusting after hardcore? Are you waiting on something special to hit stores?

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I WANT!

Entertainment Weekly has some news on some new Twilight merchandise coming from the publishing company Little, Brown. These journals are going to be released on October 13 and will come in the decorative tin in the picture above. Also to be expected in the months leading up to the New Moon movie release are,

According to a press release from the publisher, the Breaking Dawn Special Edition, on stands Aug. 4, will include a DVD of the Breaking Dawn concert series and interviews with Meyer. Those who pick up the hardcover book can also expect a poster and reproduction of handwritten lyrics for “My Never,” by Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld. For those hoping to buy books tied into New Moon, Little, Brown will release New Moon: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion on Oct. 6 and New Moon trade and mass-market paperback tie-ins in September and November, respectively. They will also publish a New Moon Collector’s Edition on Oct. 6.

Time to start hoarding change so I don’t break the bank! I’m really looking forward to those journals. I have a weird almost fetish for anything writing related, and I’ve kept journals and diaries my whole life. I have beautiful journals that I’ve never written in because I can’t think of anything worthy enough to write in them. I foresee these Twilight journals will meet the same fate because they’re too beautiful to mar with my clumsy thoughts. I still can’t wait to have them, so they can have their own place on the bookshelf I’m going to get for all my Twilight stuff (Oh, Jeremy? If you’re reading this, we are going to get a bookshelf just for Twilight stuff. I just thought I should let you know. Kthanxbai).

Question For All Of You, The Readers Of This Blog

Oh good. I see I have your attention. This picture of Rob gets me every time too.

I got your attention because I need y’all to answer a quick question. Jeremy and I were looking at all the super-awesome Twilight stuff on Etsy.com (did I mention what an awesome boyfriend he is? Thank God he actually particiaptes in all this with me, or we would both go crazy), and he had the idea of us buying some of the awesome stuff from some of the vendors over there and then giving it away as prizes in contests on this blog. I was thinking we could have like, “Caption This” contests or maybe trivia, just stuff like that.

I told him that might not work, because even though we get a good number of hits every day, we hardly ever get comments. So I wanted to ask all of you if you would consider participating in a contest if we decide to do one.

And you know what? I’m going to make it easier for you. I’m not even going to make you just answer me in the comments (although please feel free to do so, we love comments here!), I’m going to put a poll on this post so we can find out what you think that way if you don’t want to leave a comment.

Also, if you have any suggestions for what type of merchandise you would like to compete for, or some cool contest ideas, please feel free to let us know in the comments or our email addresses, which are found in our wordpress profiles.

Happy voting!

Wal Mart Sucks: Part Two

Look at that picture. Rob knows what’s up.

When I was at Wal Mart last night with Jeremy picking up a few things, I had to go over to the “Twilight section” and see if they finally got some stuff in. I’m not going to be picky here, I just want some fraking buttons, maybe a key chain or two (or five). We headed over there, me a little warily. I wasn’t sure what we would find, considering what had happened last time.

There was nothing. Not even a shelf of unnecessary Doritos. There was a big empty spot where that shelf had been, and the wall was all filled up with the fug purses from last time. Even the big display signs were gone. 

I didn’t panic. I stayed calm and told myself they were probably just moving the display. While Jeremy went and stood in line for the check out, I asked at Customer Service  to see of they were moving the display to another part of the store. The woman working the counter told me, “Go to the fitting room, and they will show you where it is.”

I walked over to the fitting room, which is incidentally where the stuff HAD been. I suppose they thought I was stupid and needed to be lead the entire 5 feet there by an associate.

Two employees, girls about my age, were standing in the big empty spot and they looked as confused as I was. One of them said, “I just got here. I had no idea they were moving it!” She went to ask the girl in jewelery (really, I had been lead all over the whole store at this point) and she told us, “Yeah, that’s over, and they aren’t getting any more. That’s all that’s left.” and she pointed to one bracelet and one pack of buttons.

So. The moral of the story is go to your Wal Mart ASAP and buy what you want, because according to the employees at mine, they are not going to be carrying that stuff much longer. I think this is pretty stupid of them personally. I guess they don’t want to make more money or something. But all you lucky beotches go and buy your buttons and bags and key chains so I can live vicariously through y’all. 

Looks like they will be seeing me around at Hot Topic again.

-Whitley



Wal-Mart Sucks

No one was more exited for the Twilight merch to hit Wal Mart than me. Jeremy and I do all our grocery shopping there, and we go there A LOT. I was looking forward at having access to new (and cheap!) Twilight stuff like the buttons and bags.

I called Wal Mart several times a week trying to find out when the launch of their “Twilight store” would be. I’m sure the employees hated me. I kind of hated them back. No one would ever give me a straight answer. Sometimes I heard, “Come  tomorrow.”. Other times I heard, “Um..I’m not sure…”, like they had no idea what Twilight even was, but they knew about the rabid fangirls, and they were trying to give me an answer that would keep me calm.

Finally, the week it launched, Jessie and I went to her Wal Mart and bought a whole bunch of buttons, tees and bags. I was pretty pleased with the selection, and the prices too (6 buttons for 5 bucks, when 1 button costs 2.99 at Hot Topic!). When I got back home, I saw that my Wal Mart had pretty much the same merchandise and I looked forward to going with Jeremy so we could look at all of it together (plus so he could buy me stuff too).

So that brings us to tonight. Jeremy is gone, in New York City again for a big work project (blah), so after I got out of class tonight, I decided to go to Wal Mart and buy myself some Twilight buttons or something to cheer myself up.

You would not believe what I encountered there if you didn’t have photographic proof, so I took pictures. Excuse the crappy cell phone camera quality.

This is what I saw first, on the wall for the T shirts.

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Ok, that’s fine. Four shirts to choose from. That’s cool. Usually the buttons are on display right next to the shirts, but they weren’t there. A bunch of fug purses were instead. Ok, maybe the buttons were moved. I turned around to look for them.

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Umm, ok. No buttons, only one thing Twilight related on the entire shelf, and some boxes shoved in the way. 

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And this was on the shelf they have for the books and the movie. Instead, as you can see, there are Doritos, which have nothing to do with Twilight whatsoever.

It didn’t get better. The shirts and that one bag were the only Twilight related things in the FUCKING TWILIGHT SECTION. No buttons, no books, no posters, no keychains, NOTHING.

Of course, I shouldn’t have been surprised. When I turned away from the so called “Twilight section” and walked away, I noticed there was SHIT on the floor. Like, actual shit. It looked like someone had tracked it in on their shoe, so I’m going to assume it was of the dog variety, but I didn’t stay to investigate. I left, disgusted in more ways than one, and started planning a phone call to Wal Mart to ask them WTF is up with all of that.

Has anyone else had this problem at their Wal Mart? I hope you haven’t had the same experiece with the shit, but how is your Wal Mart at keeping Twilight stuff stocked? Or is your Twilight store like mine, dusty and pretty much forgotten?

-Whitley