Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Best Non-family Related Night of My Life - My Early New Years Kiss

My dear friend RobotMoose had the 100 Monkeys come to town on Sunday night, and what a night it was. Needless to say after that first text I was already jealous, but after I got the one that said, "Jackson just kissed me on the cheek!", well that just topped it off. I mean, I've met Jackson, he was nice, but I never got a kiss on the cheek! So I live vicariously through her...

This is her story, enjoy:

It’s quiet in the house and I have a moment to reflect on the last few days.
Here goes:

My betafish drove out for a visit. I worried about the weather and her
having to drive in the snow. I worried about what the weather would do to our plans for the week. Turns out I didn’t need to worry, but that’s not the most exciting part of the story.
We spent our time doing the girl talk thing, listening to Bobby/Marcus on CD, writing (she made me), and generally enjoying one another’s company.

Tuesday was the catalyst for the visit. We drove down the mountain to
Scottsdale to enjoy dinner, do a little shopping and go see this totally-unknown band called 100 Monkeys. You guys heard of them? You should go check them out online. Anyhow, here’s how it went.

We got to the Martini Ranch about 20 minutes before the doors opened. Beta struck up a conversation with the teeny-boppers in front of us (ages 20 & 21) and introduced them to fanfic. I’ve never seen eyes so big when Beta started explaining the different pairings and whatnot. While waiting in line, a van of Monkeys drove by and honked. Girls started collapsing all over (okay, maybe not, but you’d think so by the giggles and gasps).

After being carded by the fine doorman (you know, because we obviously look
to be underage), we were let inside to stand around for almost an hour. Beta
and I passed our time by noticing the women/girls/skanks around us. We eavesdropped a lot, and even got in a little TV watching.

Eventually, Random Karma took the stage and played to the crowd. They played a version of ‘Werewolves in London’ that they titled ‘Werewolves in Scottsdale’. It turns out they’re Team Jacob. By eavesdropping again, I learned the adorable bass player is actually a pediatric surgeon (in his spare time, of course) and that they men are happily married and thrilled to be opening for the 100 Monkeys that night.

They finished their set and we stood around some more. It was sooooo exciting *rolls eyes*. A big banana came out and started selling t-shirts and whatnot. Beta bought a lovely blue 100 Monkey’s shirt and chatted up the nanner. He mentioned that the band was pretty wiped from a signing earlier that day and staying up way too late the night before; it wasn’t looking good for any meet n greets after the show.

We figured it was no big deal. We were ten feet from the stage and could smell their sweat if we could shoo away the strong/nasty perfume odors around us.

We were okay with not getting up close and personal with any of the Monkeys.

They started to set up their equipment, first the Bens came out and the crowd went wild. They were working up a sweat setting up the drums, keyboard, amps and whatnot. Jerad showed up onstage to help set up. The girls around us almost fainted. He played to the babes in the crowd, eating it up, blowing kisses, and generally not helping with set-up all that much.

Uncle Larry made his way to the stage to set up his equipment. Not many in the crowd cared, but my heart kind of stopped for a minute. Although not a true Monkey (just the Monkey’s Uncle), Uncle Larry is a legend in the rock world. He’s played with so many great artists. The 100 Monkeys really are lucky to have him. I recognized his genius right away and was sufficiently slack-jawed.

A figure dressed in all black showed up on stage to tune guitars and the bass. He did his best to keep himself hidden, so no one in the audience had any idea who he was (right… cause no one would recognize his not-so-tall-ness, his black wavy hair, the adorable dimples, and slouchy pants on his cute butt). The lights went down and the music started.
They did a great job playing and had a bunch of fun with the audience.

My night was fulfilled when Jackson sang the ‘Thank You’ song. He made eye contact with quite a few of the girls in the audience. Most of them were skanks, but I’m not biased or anything. After a break in the lyrics, he started in again staring right at me. I didn’t make any changes to my facial expression, and he noticed. So he continued staring until the end of the verse, cocked his head to the side and gave me *the* grin. I smirked back at him. His smile widened and he winked at me. Then he went on with the rest of the song. Beta tells me he made eye contact with her. I’m not doubting it one bit, he played to lots of ladies. I just think he played to me a little more because I wasn’t automatically blushing and fawning over him… at least on the outside (that and I’m semi-tallish, fat, pregnant, and was the only girl there wearing a do-rag. I stood out a little bit).

The finished their set. At the end, I got another wink from many of the guys in the band because they finished the set with a lullaby and mentioned one should sing it to her baby.

Afterwards, beta and I agreed we’d just head home, since the drive is a long
one and it was already darn near midnight. Being of the knocked-up persuasion, I insisted we hit up the restroom before leaving. She agreed. The ladies restroom is at the back of an outdoor bar area. So we wandered outside with the masses. I was one of the first into the restroom, with so many ladies following me. I stepped outside to wait for beta. That’s when I noticed some
of the roadies hanging out right near the gate I intended to use as an exit. I walked that way a bit, and then turned around to wait for Beta. Standing there, I heard a very sexy “Um, Hi.” I turned around to see Jackson (cue rapidly beating heart and uncontrollable blushing). He’s immediately pulled away from something in their ‘dressing room’. No prob. I can die happy as it
is. Eye contact and a hello? Good lord, he knows how to make a woman happy.

Anyhow, I’m about to turn back around to find Beta when Jerad walks up and hugs me. Then, I look over and Beta’s right next to me getting a hug from him, too. We chit chat for a bit. I tell him he’s adorable and how much I appreciate them coming to AZ and playing. He was genuinely shocked I was thanking him. He was totally taken aback. Apparently most fans don’t say things like that? I know the drunk skanks around us weren’t, but I figured I can’t really be the only one to ever say it (I know I’m not, but I guess he hadn’t heard it yet in AZ, or at least recently enough.) Ben G walked up and commented on my do-rag and how cool it was (It's a bandanna over my hair, but if that makes it cool, then... cool, I guess). Both Ben & Jerad saw my baby belly and oohed and ahhed over it. It was kind of weird, but in a really nice way. Beta told
them about her journey to come all the way to AZ just to see them. They seemed to like that. We got our picture taken just before some skanks pulled on them. Jerad looked back apologetically at me.

I noticed Uncle Larry hanging in the corner on our way to the exit gate. It turns out the corner is right where the door is to the ‘dressing room’ is. I didn’t notice until after Uncle Larry and I chatted. He was super sweet, appreciated that I had some idea of who he is and took pictures with me and beta. He was a sweetie. I wanted to pinch his cheeks. And can I just say that the old man is a major flirt? It's adorable. It'd probably be skeevy in any other context, but it works for him.

The band retreated to the dressing room for, what I assume, is a group beer chug, as they all smelled like beer right after that. They came back out. First, Ben J showed up. He pointed to my baby belly and said “Ni-ice” (like a surfer dude who’s congratulating his buddy on getting some). I complimented his bass skills. He was impressed I was coherent enough to get anything out of my mouth, let alone something somewhat intelligent sounding. We did the photo thing, cause why not.

Just about that time, Jackson walked right out to where we were and put his hands on my belly. After rubbing it quite a bit, he stepped back with a horrified look and asked if it was alright to touch me. I told him of course it was, so his hands went back on the belly. Beta (my photographer, duh) wasn’t paying attention, so I playfully smacked her arm and told her to take a picture.

Jackson got into his pose and rested his hand on my ass. He wasn’t groping for a feel or anything, it’s just where it landed. I imagine he lands it there so he can cop a feel if he wants one. Being of the pregnant persuasion, he wasn’t looking for a hook-up from me (he really was super interested in the pregnancy and my belly. It was damn adorable), the hand just rested.
Beta and I switched spots so she could get a picture, too. Then I went up to him to thank him and mentioned something about his lips (wasn’t flirting. Just noticed they looked a bit swollen from the show). Somehow kissing came up. He ended up kissing me right on the edge of my lips. He hung there for a second until I kissed him back. My insides melted, but my outsides were calm, cool and collected. Beta gave him a wink from one of her friends, and then kissed his cheek. At some point in our conversations, we both were called ‘darlin’ by the man. It was adorable.

We said our goodbyes and finally made it to that exit gate. Although it was well past our bedtime and we had a two and a half hour drive ahead of us, neither of us was tired.

I think beta now understands my love for Jackson (even without the meet n greet). I didn’t convert her, she’s till Team Rob (believe me, there’s no converting that woman), but she gets it now and agrees that Jackson is adorable.

As I said at the top of this post, these are the words of TheRobotMoose, a lovely lady and awesome fanfic writer. (I'm gonna pimp a bit here) If you havn't read her fic, you should. It's total awesomesauce. Its called Good Fortune and you can find it here:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kellan Lutz attends Klutch party

Yesterday New Moon hottie Kellan Lutz attened a party for Grand Opening for Klutch nightclub in Miami and looking DAYUM good doing it I might add!

Those dimples are DANGEROUS!

I love his lips....Dammit Kellan, you gotta be all HOT?!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunday Night with 100Monkeys & The Absolute

This blog is a little backwards today. This blogger had a 100Monkey weekend, this adventure was shared with blogging partner Wearingwords (she attended Saturday's show, those pictures will be shared at a later date) and 100Monkey fans from my 24K days. But we're starting with Sunday's show at Hollywood's Roxy Theatre on the Sunset strip!
The Absolute! Wait you're not familiar with the Absolute? How could this be? They're only one of LA best hidden treasures! You want know real rock n roll check out the Absolute on myspace and attend one of their shows I promise you won't regret it.

Wintrop feeling the music....
Full on jam session.....prepare yourself cause its Fuckstastic!

I've been attending 100Monkey shows almost a full year and I have to say Ben Graupner has grown into this amazing musician that makes me want to cry. His voice gets better and better and I can't wait to see what the future holds for this band.

Graupner showing us his drumming skills.....HOT!!

I LOVE this picture of Ben Johnson, sorry the guy is intense and he shows that in his music.

Another intense moment with Johnson while he played guitar.....HOT!
I love when Johnson sings, between him and Graupner I'm a musical mental mess by the time the show ends.
I love Jerad's smile but my camera is super slow and bare got this shot.
Oh did you think I was going to end this blog without a little video from Sunday night's show? Here is Mr. Ben Johnson singing my favorite song '.38 Special'....its orgasmic!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Robert Pattinson, Remember Me Still, Released

Summit Entertainment has released a new image from "Remember Me" starring Robert Pattinson. Wearing a striped shirt, the lead actor is captured sitting on a bed and reading some pieces of paper in the photo.

Set in New York City, "Remember Me" follows Pattinson's Tyler, a rebellious young man who tries to break every rule. Having a strained relationship with his father, he thought no one could possibly understand what he was going through until the day he met Ally.

However, their newfound relationship is threatened after Ally witnesses her mother's murder and Tyler deals with the suicide of his brother, causing his parents to divorce. Moreover, hidden secrets are revealed and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart.

Starring opposite Robert Pattinson is Emilie de Ravin who plays Ally. They are joined by Pierce Brosnan and Lena Olin who take the roles of Tyler's parents. Beside starring in it, the "Twilight" actor also serves as the executive producer alongside Carol Cuddy. Directed by Allen Coulter, the film will hit U.S. theaters on March 12, 2010.

'Twilight's' Jackson Rathbone turns 25 in Las Vegas on Sunday

Sin City is the perfect spot for any vampire to celebrate his birthday -- or unbirthday, as it were.
Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper Hale in "The Twilight Saga" franchise, celebrated his 25th in Las Vegas over the weekend, hosting a blowout bash at the Bank nightclub inside the swanky Bellagio.

Rather than taking in one of Vegas' mainstay acts or popping bottles in one of the city's other countless dance venues, Rathbone trotted out his band 100 Monkeys on Friday night. Party-goers tell us that Rathbone, clad in an oversized black hat, beige henley and red bandanna, rocked the crowd but then took time to greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos (as seen above).

On Saturday, Rathbone kept the party going (his actual b-day was Monday) with a steak dinner with pals at Bellagio's Fix steakhouse, then decamped to R&B crooner Ray J's hosted bash at the Mirage's Jet nightclub.

[For the record, 4:56 p.m., Dec. 22, 2009: An earlier version of this post said Jackson's actual birthday was Sunday. He was born on Dec. 21, 1984, and the 21st this year fell on Monday.]

Here's my question, which one of the girls did he take back to his room? Or did he just take them all? Hmmm~Chris

Interview Magazine's Ashley Greene Interview~ 20 Most Beautiful People of the Decade

20 of The Most Beautiful People Of The Decade

Can I just say, umm-DAYMN!! This woman is HAWT!

ASHLEY GREENEWith five films scheduled to come out in the next year, it's safe to say that Ashley Greene is riding the momentum from the absurd Twilight wave. The young vampire with the psychic abilities—she also has the power to make girls literally break down in tears in public—has already survived a sex-tape scandal, so that's out of her teen idol system. But how far into her own future can she see? From where we're standing, the near-future, at least, looks promising.

ASHLEY GREENE: "I grew up in a house that would be perfect to set a horror movie in. It was out in the country, right on the water. I'm glad I never got to see scary movies when I was young. Otherwise I would have imagined things coming out of the lake."

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Photos from Cannes Press Junket

Rob at Journal 2:

Someone please write me an Anchorman/Twi crossover. Immediately. "I'm Edward Cullen?"

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Moon Gets a Big Bang

Thanks Thinking of Rob!

WW's Fic Rec Friday

Happy Friday lovelies! I have been slacking on my writing this week, which obviously means I have been excelling at my reading. Hooray! I have two new recs for you, and they are lovely.

With Teeth by TalulaBlue
RATED: M for adult situations, dark themes, language and sexual content.

::Twilighted:: ::Forum::

Summary: Edward is a 27-year-old alcoholic/addict struggling with his recovery. Bella is a 23-year-old who's moved back home after college. This fic chronicles how they meet, fall in love, and struggle with the complexities of their relationship. Not nearly as maudlin as it sounds (I hope).

Rated NC-17 for graphic (and sometimes non-romantic) sex, drug and alcohol use and abuse, profane language, and brief (very brief) suicidal ideation (although NO suicide attempts). No sexual assault, no cutting.

I'm not going to lie to you, the first chapter of this fic is extremely hard to read. Edward hits absolute rock bottom and the way it's described is raw and real and visceral... and beautiful in a really grotesque and horrible way.

If you can make yourself power through the first chapter, the rest is not so bad. Edward is heartbreaking; broken but trying and awkwardly coming to grips with his sobriety. Bella is sweet but also kind of lost; lonely but distant, yet incredibly needy.

She and Edward strike up an awkward friendship, full of stuttering half sentences and shy looks and blushes. It's endearing and twists my heart a little bit. They are attracted to one another, but know it's not the right time in Edward's life to start anything.

As always, the restraint doesn't last long. They've only kissed so far, but let me tell you... that first kiss... it wrecked me a little bit. It was SO real; awkward and uncertain and almost painful until it all burns away under the heat of their need for one another. Absolutely beautiful. My heart was racing.

I know some of the situations in this fic can hit a little too close to home - they certainly did for me - but if you can get past it, it's a truly beautiful story.

Behind the Clouds by EchoesOfTwilight
RATED: M for language and what I hope will be adult situations soon

::FFn:: ::Twilighted:: ::Forum::

Summary: When it's time for the Cullen vampire clan to leave their home in Chicago, an old vision of Alice's dictates their next move. Six years earlier, Edward Masen had been a patient of Carlisle's: young, innocent, broken, and blissfully unaware of the destiny Alice had seen for him.

Now living in Forks, Edward is haunted, depressed, and consumed by unrequited love. A mysterious note turns up in the pages of a book given to him on the worst day of his life, leaving him more confused than ever about his place in the world. When the meaning of the message becomes clear in a single terrifying instant, Edward must make a painful choice in order to secure not only his own fate, but also the lives of the people he can't exist without.

So this story is kind of a mindfuck. It's a really great twist on canon, but just when you think you've got a hold on what's going to happen, Em goes ahead and psychs your mind.

Edward meets Alice and Carlisle when he's a child in the hospital after his parents die in a car wreck. Alice sees that Edward will one day join their family, though she cannot see how or why. Edward moves to Forks to live with his aunt, and the Cullens follow years later, in preparation for the time Alice knows he will be getting ready to join them.

Edward is sad panda. (Most people have named him Hugward, because Jesus does this kid need a hug, but I call him SadSpiceWard. Because I'm strange.) He feels responsible for his parents' death, and the guilt is a crushing weight; his self loathing and depression is very canon. He's also ridiculously in love with Bella, but kind of a nerd and unable to tell her. She is, of course, also ridiculously in love with him, but because he is so shy around her she assumes he barely knows she exists.

Edward's aunt dies, and he feels equally responsible - as though he is a curse to everyone around him; as though his mere presence has somehow orchestrated their deaths. Bella makes the decision to go to him, to comfort him and they become close friends... which obviously leads to them professing their love for one another.

AND THEN Em mindfucks you. Something happens and then OH MY GOD EDWARD IS A VAMPIRE and... I will say no more so I don't ruin it for you.

Both of these fics have me in their grips and I can't wait until they update. I harass EchoesOfTwilight pretty regularly on Twitter because I'm annoying like that, but so far have not been able to track down Ms. TalulaBlue to fangirl and beg her to post on FFn. So if you see her, tell her I'm looking for her.

Until next week, chickens...

Ashley Greene at Sherlock Holmes Premiere

This might be the best I've ever seen her. She looks gorgeous!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bid on the signed Rob Pattinson Guitar

Robert Pattinson @ Norman Rare Guitars

Ok it's time to get your check books out (or should I say paypal accounts ready) to bid on the signed Robert Pattinson guitar! Yes you can still place your bid on this guitar! Goos luck!

To place your bid, click on link: Ebay
Source: lion_lamb

The Runaway's Official Trailer

Even though I'm not a huge Kristen Stewart fan but I've been really excited about her new project the Runaways! She seemed to have embraced Joan Jett wholeheartedly and I can't wait for March 19th!
The official trailer is finally out and MTV created a montage with a blip interview with Joan & Kristen.

Anna Kendrick nominated for SAG Award!

SAG Award Nominations were announced and New Moon's Anna recieved a 'Female Actor in a Supporting Role' nomination for her role in Up In The Air! If you follow the acting awards the SAG nominations is usually identical to Oscar Nominations so its very possible our favorite human will be an Academy Award Nominee in a few weeks.

Source: KTLA News

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

100 Monkeys kicks off tour 12/26

The 100Monkey's, 100 city tour begins day after Christmas in Costa Mesa (YAH ME!), my 100Monkey girls Liz & Jamie informed me last night I must get my ticket so we can drink beer and make rowdy noises....ok that's just me but that's what Graupner and Johnson do to me!

DECEMBER 26, 2009 7:30P Detroit Bar
All Ages
843 West 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

DECEMBER 27, 2009 9:00P The Roxy Theatre
All Ages
9009 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

DECEMBER 28, 2009 7:30P Soma Sidestage
All Ages
3350 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
$13 advance
$15 door

DECEMBER 29, 2009 8:00P Martini Ranch
All Ages
7295 East Stetson
Scottsdale, AZ 85281

DECEMBER 30, 2009 7:00P The Rock
All Ages
136 S Park Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
$16 advance
$20 door

under 18 with parent
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226

2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75226

Kellan Lutz the new Calvin Klein Spokesperson...?

Accoring to Fox411, Kellan Lutz has been named the new spokesperson for Calvin Klein underwear.
From Fox411: has learned exclusively that the "New Moon" hunk has been signed to a modeling contract with the fashion giant, and will be featured in a very familiar ad campaign.
"He’s going to be their new Mark Wahlberg," the insider told "Kellan has been signed to Calvin Klein for a huge campaign that will feature him in his skivvies all over billboards and in magazines."

Could this be true? Will there be HUGE ads of a shirtless Kellan down Sunset Blvd.? I don't care if he's wearing this outfit:



I just need Kellan shirtless.....maybe I should start a petition!
Source: Fox411

Anna Kendrick Nominated for Golden Globe!

Congratulations to Anna Kendrick for her "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" Golden Globe Nomination!

All summer the Entertainment world has been buzzing about the new George Clooney movie Up In the Air and his young co-star Anna Kendrick's performance. And they lived up to the hype! Not only was our favorite human to hate was nominated but so was her co-star Gerorge Clooney, not bad girlie!

Friday, December 11, 2009

SpinTV's Interview with Kristen Stewart

Hmm... wondering if she was talking about Sia's Breathe?

WW's Fic Rec Friday

Today's Fic Rec is brought to you by Tammy because she's awesome and I've been traveling and writing and haven't had a chance to read anything new since my last rec.

Master of the Universe by Snowqueens Icedragon
RATED: M for adult themes and sexual content ::Twilighted:: ::Twilighted Forum::

Summary: Bella Swan is drafted in to interview the reclusive enigmatic Edward Cullen, multi-millionaire CEO of his company. It's an encounter that will change her life irrevocably, leading her to the darkest realms of desire. MA Adult Themes AH AU

Tammy's rec:

I will admit I started reading this fic because of the title, I was having He-Man flashbacks from my childhood and by the 3rd chapter I realized I made a serious error but I was HOOKED! How did I miss it was about BDSM? Now I’m not one for overly sexual fics due to my wannabe method acting and my overactive imagination, reading those sexual fics are…..tantalizing to say the least. But MotU was different, yes it simulated me to a point I needed a cold shower but it really deals with the emotional side of a D/s relationship and what happens when the Dom wants a girl who simply isn’t sub material and the sub who fights to stay independent but needs to please her Dom….yeah its HOT!! Edward is an enigma, he hates to be touched, needs to be in control at all times... but Bella breaks down his walls in ways he didn’t think possible and even craves more. In between that hotness and the mystery that is Edward Cullen, there’s playful moments between Mr. Cullen and & Ms. Swan via emails that makes you want to hug them both then send them into the play room to have fun.

Well damn. Between Tammy's rec and the gif banner... this just got added to my list.


Kristen Compares Rob and Taylor

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ashley Greene & Do Something.Org Unite

As you know here at the Twilight Sisterhood we believe in charity work and it warms our hearts when our favorite Twilight Saga star gives back. Since Ashley Greene has come on the scene she's been vocal about her work with the Do Something Charity.

What is she doing specifically to support this cause?
"This holiday season I'm filming the 'Teens for Jeans' campaign PSA to encourage teens to donate their gently worn jeans to homeless youth," says Greene.
How does the campaign work?
The third annual Teens for Jeans drive encourages teens to drop off their gently worn jeans to any AĆ©ropostale store anytime between Jan. 19th and Feb. 14th, 2010. DoSomething "will make sure they get donated to a local homeless shelter or charity."
As an added bonus (beyond the good karma you'll receive for giving back, of course), AĆ©ropostale will give an additional 25% off on your next pair of jeans.

Please check out Do

Kristen Stewart: USA Today Photoshoot

Kristen Stewart's lastest USA Today Photoshoot

Source: Breaking Dawn Fr (if you want to see more pics please check out the link!)