Daily Archives: May 29, 2010

Bella’s House

I’ve never read any of the Twilight books, so I haven’t earned the right to fairly criticize them. I did, however, see the first movie to appease my sister, and I hated it, as predicted. I won’t be seeing any of the sequels since I try to avoid movies that remind me of The Little Mermaid, where another smart, strong woman sacrifices everything to marry some stupid boy of another species, whether he have legs or fangs.

Having said that, I am fascinated by Twilight culture and spent several days last summer visiting Twilight tourist attractions. Would you believe my sister and I drove fifty miles out of the way to find Bella’s house in Oregon?

This sign was nailed to a tree in the front yard.

Keep in mind, people don’t usually say things like “please don’t peek through my windows” unless they’re incredibly paranoid or have had it happen enough times to warrant a sign nailed to a tree in their front yard

Ah, Twilight fans. God bless ‘em.

To see more of the Twilight insanity, click the links below:

http://melaniehamlett.com/2009/12/02/team-jacob-and-phallic-rocks/

http://melaniehamlett.com/2009/11/09/vampires-at-the-logging-museum/

Dating Advice From a Census Worker

I’m having sooo many adventures while working for the Census. This is a little something I wrote, based only on one of my interviews.

http://melaniehamlett.tumblr.com/post/643961464/dating-advice-from-a-census-worker