Twilight confession

If you haven't heard of the Twilight book series by Stephenie Meyer, you might be accused of living under a rock! Meyer's series of four books is targeted at the young adult market. It's really only existed peripherally for me until very recently. I'd see references to it on magazine covers and in newspaper articles and in Facebook flair. I just had to shake my head at the passionate debates the books inspired in fans. Edward vs. Jacob? Really? I was in Borders the other day and they had the most ostentatious display of Twilight merchandise. I wish I'd had my camera with me. Books, CDs, lunch boxes, pins, posters, chocolates, it was so funny.

I began to pick up hints that people over the age of 14 also liked the books, so last week I checked Twilight out of the library. I was skeptical despite the recommendation of my friends. I was amazed at how much I enjoyed the story. I couldn't put it down. Yes, I've gone over to the dark side. Oh wait, that's Star Wars. :)



I love superhero movies. When X-men came out, my friend Leah and I had a debate. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Leah chose shape-shifting. I decided on telekinesis. (We both agreed that controlling the weather wouldn't be that great.)

In real life, my talent isn't as flashy as telekinesis. I'm a good speller. I subconsciously proofread everything I read. At a park a few weeks ago, I saw this sign and captured it for posterity. Do you see why? :)


Free speech

I was blown away by this succinct quote in the preface of Jeffery Deaver's latest fiction novel:
"What the Internet and its cult of anonymity do is to provide a blanket sort of immunity for anybody who wants to say anything about anybody else, and it would be difficult in this sense to think of a more morally deformed exploitation of the concept of free speech." -Richard Bernstein in The New York Times
I completely agree.


New use for business cards

I had lunch with two of my sisters last week. As I was giving them the update on my business, I showed them my new business cards. The conversation stopped abruptly when we happened to glance at my niece Sophia. She was eating a business card. I'll admit I didn't have this particular use in mind when I designed them. :)