On Friday night, like pretty much everyone else, George and I went to go see Twilight. Overall, I enjoyed the film. I am always a bit skeptical when it comes to adapting a novel to the big screen. I know that it is impossible to capture every nuance and detail without having a five hour behemoth instead of a feature film. It is (in my opinion) a job well done when the spirit and essence of the book is preserved and the characters stay on the paths intended for them by the author. The Hardwicke adaptation of Twilight did an adequate job (with moments of greatness interspersed throughout) of preserving the dreary splendor of Meyer's book. The acting was pretty good and most of the casting was very well done (Rosalie??). I had only one major beef with the Twilight film, regarding Edward's pivotal moment when he removes James' venom from Bella's hand. This is supposed to be a metamorphic moment for Edward, when he realizes that there is no physical compulsion that can overcome his love for Bella. This was lost in the film, with Carlisle nearly having to pull Edward's fangs out himself to stop Bella from being killed. My displeasure with this one part of the film did little to detract from my overall entertainment, especially when compared to the obnoxious teenage girls who kept laughing hysterically every time Bella and Edward had a serious/romantic moment. I was somewhat annoyed by that. It was all worth it, though, because about half way through the movie, I heard the words "Stawp Laughing" -the nasal intonation of a 40-something Team Edward member who was tired of having her fantasy disrupted by giggling. The comic relief of that moment alone was worth the price of admission.

Taggie Blaggie Slaggie.....

Natasha tagged me. Here goes.

1) Post rules on your blog
2)Answer the six "8" items
3)Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving them a comment

8 Favorite TV shows
1-Big Bang Theory
3-24 (Jack Bauer is my boyfriend)
4-CSI (except NY)
6-Desperate Housewives (ugh, I know!)
7-Myth Busters
8-How It's Made

8 Things I did yesterday
1-flu shots
2-played with the kids in the McDonalds play place
3-shopped online at Gymboree (addicted!)
4-ate ice cream
5-curled my hair
6- stopped in at the mall
7-made dinner
8-Discussed pathogenesis of influenza H5N1 with Kate and Sarah

8 Things I look forward to
1-Girls Weekend end of April (ditto Tasha!)
2-Twilight the movie (OMG EDWARD!!!!!!!!)
3-George finishing school
4-Juliette turning 18 months so I can actually go to sunday school and not sit in the hallway
5-George and my 11th anniversary on 12/6/08- he always surprises me with something really nice. Lately he has taken to making me use cryptography to unlock my gifts.
7-Starting a new research project (still finishing up with the HIV one, ready for something new!)
8-Starting grad school (can't until after #3 above!)

8 Favorite Restaurants
2-Macaroni Grill
3-Fats Asia Bistro
5-Plaza Hof Brau
8-The Fish Hopper (Monterey, CA)

8 Things on my wishlist
1-New Louis Vuitton bag (just fulfilled!)
2-Juicy Couture boots
3-Twilight soundtrack
4-Edward Cullen (ha ha)
5-New 52 inch LCD TV (so I can move the 42 inch into my bedroom)
6-Vacation with George (anywhere!) without kids
7-Someone to do the laundry for me. I detest laundry. Love clothes, hate laundry.
8-Time to get my hair done

8 people to tag
3-Amy E