Tuesday, November 24, 2009

For some reason, I think that owning this obsession somehow makes itokay. But, really, it’s not.

I'm taking a break from all this pie to share the fact that this Twilight obsession? It may have just jumped way over the line.

And, yes, I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but already I've had too much pie. Technically, I haven't actually eaten any, but still... it's all pie, all the time.

Much like our apartment is still all cardboard, all the time. (Who else is sick of hearing about cardboard, cardboard, cardboard?)

Okay, before I completely embarrass myself with this Twilight confession, let's talk Thanksgiving dessert.

I'm responsible for ours. Since we go to Utah for Thanksgiving, I prepare as much as I can here so that all I have to do is mix and bake once we're there. Which means I've been measuring and mixing and packing away all of my ingredients for five different pies. In the works:

Pumpkin Pie (naturally)
Pecan Pie (ditto)
Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pie (because tried it for the first time last year and YUMM)
this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie (because I have to try something new)
and Apple Pie (duh)

Like I said. All pie. All the time. For Christmas? I'm making Flan. (Not really, though. I'm not a big fan of jiggly desserts.)

Now I wish I would have thrown something else into the mix, like a cheesecake or even this yummy-looking Pumpkin Cake I found earlier, just to have some variety, but whatev. (Did I mention I recently cleaned out our local grocery store of all it's pumpkin? I heard there's supposed to be a shortage and I sort of panicked.)

Okay, enough stalling. Let's get this over with.

Remember how I said I was going to hang Edward in my kitchen? Well, turns out, the wall I had planned to use was too small. But I quickly found one that worked EVEN BETTER.

There's a short hallway once you pass our kitchen and, on one side, there's a large, blank wall.

Perfect! I thought. It would be just the right location for me to see it, but not so obvious to the people we (never) invite over. (Until they go to the restroom. Then all hell will break loose.)

So, I hung it.

And it stayed there for, oh, a good fifteen minutes.

And then, as I paused to stare at it again, something clicked. I wish I could explain exactly what it was, what my train of thought had been to lead me here, but it was just a realization, suddenly clear, that I have an unnatural obsession with this character. A CHARACTER. I may have recently admitted that Robert Pattinson, the actor, was slowly growing on me, but this isn't about him.

It's Edward. And more. It's Edward and Bella. And their relationship.

And... fuck. What is wrong with me???

Edward has been shoved to the back of my closet. Facing the wall. (Yes, I had to.) (He's lucky he didn't end up in the dumpster.) (Yeah, like I could bring myself to do that.)

Now would be the time to 'fess up and admit that you, too, have experiencing something similar with another fictional character.

I'm waiting.

Or, it was nice knowing you.

(Happy Thanksgiving, peeps.)


  1. Hmmmm....fictional obsession....has to be Riddick (Vin Diesel) from "Pitch Black" and "Chronicles of Riddick". Very easy on the eyes and good lord, sll those muscles!! :)

  2. When I was reading "Twilight", I felt the same way about Edward. The movie version is pretty good too, but the books are the best. In real life, that character would just be creepy.

  3. Yes, been there done that. Both with movie and tv characters and with book characters. Of course, at the moment I can't remember any specific examples. Probably because in order to "move on" I had to erase the entire set of memories....

  4. I've discovered through the years that I'm not really the obsessing type. I never read Teen Beat as a kid, I don't buy licensed merchandise, and I don't pay attention to fan sites. I tend to move on rather quickly. I just think it's a difference in personalities. I don't collect things either. Come to think of it, I sound rather boring.I will admit to allowing some characters to dwell in my brain space for a long, long time. Like Edward Norton's character in the Illusionist. Does that make you feel better? If I tell you that just thinking about Eisenheim makes me tingly? (Cause it's making me feel better.)

  5. I definitely obsess about fictional characters sometimes. But then the practical part of my mind takes over and I starting thinking that if there was a guy that behaved like whatever character in real life, it would probably just be annoying or get tiresome after a while. I kind of felt that way about Edward. I thought it would be so amazing to have a guy so taken with you, but on the other hand - it would get annoying really quickly to have a guy want to be so in control of your life all the time, too.

  6. Okay- I don't feel so bad for this since Alias Mother did, too: Edward Norton in the Illusionist. Actually, Edward Norton anything (except the character in History part X- even if he was hot). Always. I'm swooning right now. oy.

  7. Uh, can't exactly relate, but here's a good try. When my partner's niece was a little girl, she used to cry when Dolly Parton's tv program was over (every week). She clearly had an unnaturally close bond with Dolly. Hmmm. So, in perspective, yours is not quite that bad, right? Oh, and my oven is broken, so I don't get any pie. :( Have an extra slice for me?

  8. I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

  9. Hey! Welcome back from character-land!Glad ya made the trip!

  10. i got a lot of obsessions that I may or may not confess to, but i'm afraid to even start to look at the Twilight stuff. I might like it from what I hear but I'm too scared at the same time. I have issues *grin*you crack me up girl. I might have to go look up some stuff about Utah... that's a place ya don't hear about much *grin*

  11. I have a seriously unhealthy obsession with Edward the character while reading the books, which I am stupidly going to do again after the holidays. I liked Robert Pattinson in Twilight but am starting to lose interest in New Moon, he's just not good enough for me.I also have a weird obsession with Jim and Pam from The Office. I was so moved by their wedding and kept talking about the episode and my fiancé had to keep saying "you know they aren't real people, right?" Maybe I don't.

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  14. Okay, so I just found your blog and I'm reading through the archives and I know that this comment is months behind, but I just had to pop in and say, "YES!" I TOTALLY GET OBSESSED WITH FICTIONAL CHARACTERS! I do not know what is wrong with me, either. I find myself out somewhere and constantly thinking, "Oh yes. Edward would like that" or "Hmmm. Bella would look great in that". THEY'RE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS! And while Twilight is a top 3 obsession for me, I do it with other characters also. I'm ashamed to admit this, but I once quit sleeping nights so that I could follow a cartoon love story in a Japanese anime story online. If you decide to seek professional help, let me know if we can get a group deal.