Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What I've Been Up To

  • Watching Mad Men—A girl at work loaned me Seasons 1 & 2. It's great! Kind of depressing (just because the characters' lives are so meaningless), but very well done. It's like a less embarrassing Desperate Housewives. Darby and I went through both seasons in about 2 weeks. Do you think we need a life?
  • Playing Dr. Mario—For a wedding gift, Darby gave me Dr. Mario for Nintendo because he knew how much I loved it. When we got the Wii, though, we got rid of our Nintendo. We've thought about buying the game for the Wii, but just kept putting it off. The other night I said something about wanting to play, and Darby went and downloaded it right then! It was only $10; I don't know why we waited so long. Part of the reason I love the game so much is that I (almost) always beat Darby. I don't know how! It doesn't seem like a game I'd be good at.
  • Reading Twilight—Meh. I don't see what all the fuss is about. I can excuse the fact that it's not well-written (hello, Baby-Sitters Club?). But, what I can't excuse is the fact that the plot is completely unbelievable, and the characters are totally unrelatable. The first 2/3 of the book is simply Bella pining away after Edward, even though he is rude to her and tells her to stay away from him for her own good. (Her excuse for not staying away: "He's so dreamy.") Bella is one of the lamest heroines I've ever seen; she is helpless, whiny, and has no self-preservation instinct. There are so many other YA books that are better written and have a better message. Ok. Rant over. I just don't understand how this book got so popular.

4 comments:

The Lances said...

Well for the record, I haven't seen or read Twilight... I don't get it nor do I care to! Glad to see I'm not the only one. Some of my friends are crazy for this series. Me, not so much!

Matt said...

It's popular because people are slowly (or quickly in some cases) but surely getting dumber. Well, at least you're doing productive things like Dr. Mario and watching tv.

MJH said...

I love Mad Men - although it is a perfect picture of how miserable people are without God in their lives.

Twilight - the girls at my school swoon at the love between Edward and Bella. I find it disturbingly creepy, but my teenage self probably would have loved it (I think - it's hard to remember that far back!)

Tere

Desiree said...

I avoided Twilight for a while, because I have a tendency to become obsessed with things. But then I gave in when a classmate of mine loaned it to me. I had heard it was popular because it made all women feel 17 again...But I just got annoyed at how Bella went on and on about Edward. It's only fun if you have those feelings...Nobody else wants to hear all about it. But, I'm in the fourth book now and it's no longer quite as annoying. It's not great (no chance of obsession, phew), but it is entertaining to me.