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Monday, October 29, 2007

Twilight


I know I am the umpteenth person to blog about the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer but I would be remiss if I didn't publicly recommend this series. Somehow I wonder how this little gem evaded me for 2 years as the book came out in 2005. Not only is the author a fellow alumni of Brigham Young University but she is also from Scottsdale, Arizona!!!! There are currently 3 published books in the saga...Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. The 4th installment, Breaking Dawn, will be available in May 2008. At the rate I am tearing through these books I will be finished before Thanksgiving and dying to find out what happens next.
So what makes the Twilight saga so captivating? Well it is the typical story of boy meets girl, teenage drama, secrets and midnight rendevous.....well....not quite, in fact anything BUT typical. Girl moves from sunny Arizona to rainy and gray Washington, meets painfully handsome boy, falls in love and realizes he is a VAMPIRE!!!!! Can a vampire live in human society and be in love with a mortal who has tantalizing blood? I can't tell you so go to amazon.com or drive to your favorite book store and get these books TODAY!!!! I guarantee you won't regret it!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Things that REALLY matter in life

Why is it that something like football can be something that can bond people for life and also something to tear relationships a part? I mean when you think about it, sweaty guys are manhandling each other trying to get an oddly shaped ball from one end of the field to the next. Nevertheless when football season comes I get those butterflies in my stomach. I really love everything about it!! The tail gating, the hot dogs, the pre-game rallying, the "heated" banter of the sports reporters. I love the face tattoos, beads, jerseys, and t-shirts. I love seeing the passion and creativity when it comes to representing YOUR team! I love the anticipation, the close calls, the interceptions, the victories, the tradition, the crunch of helmets crashing into one another. I can honestly say I LOVE everything about being a Buckeye!!!! While I did not attend THE Ohio State University for my college education I have a connection with this team as if it was my Alma Mater. Currently the Buckeyes are rated #1. Last season was a dream season for us....until the National Championship. It was an absolute blunder, a nightmare, a travesty. Truly the only explanation I can think is that aliens came down and invaded our players bodies! So to be ranked #1 again this season is a small miracle. I have faith in these guys that we can have another dream season. But the true test is the last game of the season vs the Michigan Wolverines. I hate them, I despise them and I honestly feel animosity when I even think of "that state up north."

But tomorrow I will be donning Maroon and Gold. My loyalty is not shifting I am not a traitor. I merely am supporting my husband and his love of the Arizona State Sun Devils. I love a good college football game and since we have season tickets I figure the least I can do is put on a t-shirt and enjoy a hot dog and chili.

So good luck tomorrow to the Buckeyes. Beating Penn State is something they can do in their sleep.

And also good luck to the Sun Devils. The more games then win the closer they come to playing the Buckeyes in a Bowl Game.

While this might cause a strain in the precious relationship between husband and wife.....we will cross that bridge when we come to it. One of us will need to be the bigger person and I can assure you that I will be there to comfort my husband when his team gets aannihilated:) (Shhhh...don't tell Joe I posted that)

1st Time Blogger

Well I have come to realize that I am behind the times on a growing trend. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE is blogging these days. Celebrities, politicians, wanna-be's, mom's, entrepreneurs, musicians, people with GREAT recipes, socialites, artists....everyone has something to say. I spend a lot of time on the Internet and find myself bookmarking these captivating websites. I'm curious as to what they have to say and what has sparked their interest enought to publish it for the world to see. I love hearing the latest gossip, fashion trends, doggy stories, the latest and greatest home decorating tips, etc. Now I'm not necessarily one to go jumping on band wagons....but....this one seems like something worthwhile. Hopefully our family and friends across the country might like to know what we are up to from time to time. I am not the best at calling or even emailing so here is my attempt to keep everyone up to date on the exciting adventures of the Vega family! Plus who knows, maybe someone out there might think what I have to say is interesting:)