Tuesday, February 10, 2009


There is no doubt in my mind that Twilight was a box office hit.
Not having read the novels I was never in the group at school who swooned hopelessly over Edward Cullen. Vampire adventures aren't really my genre.
When my mother, a confessed Twilight addict, begged me to go see the movie with her (all expenses paid), I agreed.
As we pulled into the flooded car park I planned my popcorn to diet coke ratio. Having a soda deprived mouth in the cinema is unequivocally frowned upon.

Mid-twilight it hit me. This movie was a hit because almost everything about it was completely and utterly unattainable.
How many shamelessly brilliant looking vampires are out there, willing to risk life and limb to protect you, no matter how morbidly dull looking you may be?
I understand the thrill of the story is just that. Here is this beautiful creature and he is madly in love with the person he'd like to have for Thanksgiving dinner.
Also, the fifteen year old sugar hyped, cotton-on-wearing teens and the mid-life crisis divorcees love the idea of complete, devoted, whole hearted love.
I don't need to go to a cinema for that.

My heart goes out to all of the people who battled and who continue to battle the bush fires here in Melbourne. I think that somehow, it has affected everybody living in AUS.
I only hope that there are no more lives stolen.



  1. SENSATIONAL! amen to that!
    ur writing is riveting, and i still laugh out loud (literally) in every blog entry.
    meet me in the library for our free tomorrow.

    still wondering who this is?

  2. Jess, another brilliantly written blog, every word more captivating than the last. I love opening up my internet browser to a brand spanking new wonder written by such a gorgeous girl. Your personality shines through in each piece and I guess that's what I love about them.
    Never give up buttercup.

  3. haha that's the best thing about twlight though jayo - gives us poor souls without true love something to vicariously live through!
    beautifully written though and very well said.