Sunday, October 25, 2009

Twilight and NaNoWriMo...

New blog layout! It's cute, but I'm still not absolutely sure if it's staying or not.

I can never really understand popular culture (unless you're talking about in the 40's or 50's, of course). I'm just so old-fashioned that I cannot relate to what's "cool" now, not even one little bit. The whole cell phone obsession? I don't even like to talk on the house phone, so why on earth do I want someone to be able to reach me 24/7? I have a Tracphone to call Mom when I get to school and when I leave. I've never sent a text message in my life, and I don't really intend to. I'm a dork. I wish we still had phones where you had to tell the operator who you wanted to speak to. =) And the whole vampire/"Twilight" craze. I went in B. Dalton the other day, and almost of all of the books in the teen section were vampire related. Bath and Body has come out with a new fragrance, which smells so good, and I just got a bottle of the lotion. But guess what it's called? "Twilight Woods." The back of the bottle says, "...Twilight Woods, a hypnotic fragrance that is inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods." Coincidence? The whole thing sounds like a plot to draw in "Twilight" fans, if you ask me. I half expected it to use the word "sparkling." Maybe I'm just paranoid, but it's everywhere. Not that I think vampire stories are bad, although personally I do find it a little creepy. I probably would have read the series. I read an overview of the books on Plugged In about how Bella is so obsessed with Edward that her soul doesn't even matter, and that's what made me decide not to read them or see the movies. I just think that sounds like a dangerous mindset.

I've been craving some new books here lately. I'm not sure why...I don't even have much time for reading anymore, which is very sad. But every time we go in a store that sells books, I anxiously look for something that looks interesting. Something new. Don't remind me that I've got books in my bookcase that I've never read.

I've run across the NaNoWriMo thing several times over the past few days, and it sounds so interesting. It's a big challenge where you try to write a 50,000 word novel in only 30 days- the month of November (which happens to be National Novel Writing Month, hence the acronym). It sounds like a lot of fun, even if you're just writing nonsense. And how cool would it be to say you wrote a novel? =) I would love to try it, but with school, I just don't think I can. I'm still considering it, though.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)


  1. Thank you for commenting on my blog! :)

    Nanowrimo is LOTS of fun - you should try it!!! :D

  2. I'm starting to realize that being all caught up in whats the rage in society is just dumb. It's pushing Hollywood's agenda and wasting your life. I'm glad you feel the same way. I mean, I want to be caught up in God's love and seeing the world around me and living, not going from one fad to the next.

    But I still like skinny jeans, so maybe I'm wrong.


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