Friday, December 18, 2009

If a grown man "imprinted" on my baby, I'd have him arrested.

According to
Top 10 best-selling books of the decade:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - JK Rowling
3. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
4. Twilight -Stephenie Meyer
5. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
6. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
7. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
8. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
9. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
10. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Top 10 best-selling authors of the decade:

1. JK Rowling
2. Stephenie Meyer
3. Julia Donaldson
4. Terry Pratchett
5. Jamie Oliver
6. Dan Brown
7. Enid Blyton
8. Bernard Cornwell
9. Alexander McCall Smith
10. William Shakespeare

Its kind of crazy that only 4 authors make up the top ten best selling books, but I think the message here to note is: "Suck a butt Twilight!"

I still stand by my statement that the Harry Potter saga is the best work of fiction in the history of recorded story telling. And despite what Stephanie Meyer may have you believe, young ladies, being stalked isn't cool, even if its by some sparkly, neutered, vampire. It doesn't matter how charming, or shiny, he may be. Oh, and remember how a werewolf falls in love with a baby? Totes redic!

We're leaving today after I get off work to go back to east Texas. We're celebrating the holidays with our family this weekend because everyone's schedules didn't line up to do it next week. I am looking forward to seeing my family. I am not looking forward to the 4 hour drive.

Matt finished up the violins and the horns for the EP yesterday. I can't wait to hear them. We did the choir and flute tracks on Wednesday with the help of my neighbor, a few Rocketboys and some other friends. Now we've moved past the point of being "almost almost done" to being "almost done."

I'm on a new medication to cure my lingering acne but so far it seems like the idea is to burn my face off in the hopes that an acne free face will spring up in its stead. I'm really starting to question whether the cure is worse than the affliction, especially since this is the 3rd medicine to have this effect and, in the end, the other medicines didn't do shit. Its not that my acne is bad, most people say they never notice it. Its just the fact that I'm 27 years old and I have to deal with it at all that bothers me. Oh well, maybe its just my lot in life. There are worse fates, I suppose.

On the the weekend, where we shall pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.


  1. If Rush Limbaugh had really been smart in his attempts to stamp out a generation's worth of potential feminists, he would have written Twilight.

    Sadly, he probably could have produced better books than Stephenie Meyer did. I can't tell you how much I resent those damn books. Literacy should be an avenue towards personal growth or imagination, not empty-headed subversion of healthy relationship dynamics.

    Harry Potter may have "taught kids that being a witch was cool" but it also put heavy value on awesome things like loyalty, respect, and standing up for what you believe in. Twilight teaches young girls that the story of your life is blank and meaningless if your boyfriend breaks up with you.

    I'd rather my daughter grow up to be a loyal, courageous witch than a self-hating loser who enjoys stalking and emotional abuse.

  2. I'm 25 and I still have acne too. It's not like, Accutane-level, huge lumps on the face kind of acne... just typical teenage acne that has obviously extended past my teenage years. Everything I've tried either hasn't worked, or dries out my skin so much that the 80% reduction isn't worth the tight, flaky, painful skin.

    So, I sympathize.

  3. The fact that the Twilight series is embarrassing and not quality literature is an obvious fact. They're a romance saga geared for teens, so what do you want from life. But because they are so obviously awful I think we all have the freedom to sit back and enjoy. What is better than mild erotica written by a Mormon? Not everything!! You like religion, you have a wife and a baby and everyone is into vampires right now so give on in.