Tuesday, May 26, 2009

WHAT?! Everyone's Doing It! Part Two

Before I begin, a reminder: No rolling of the eyes during the following read! Got it? Uh-uh...nope, don't even...there will be none of that.

Did you notice this had a little "Part Two" hooked onto it? You might want to read this first--WHAT?! Everyone's Doing It! Part One --I would just hate for you to be confused, or missing out, plus I'm all about the order of things and if you read this one before the first one, it would totally bug me. Go ahead...I'll wait.

Okay, so off to our next stop on our Twilight Scouting adventure--The Carver Cafe. This is the little joint Bella and Charlie would go to and catch up all father and daughter style. There's also a scene where Bella's friends showed up and were fooling around in the window, in typical teenage fashion. The Carver Cafe was literally a minute from The Stone Cliff Inn. Just over the bridge. You'd like it. It's small, cozy, good eats and they put up with the likes of us. Again, they embraced the whole Twilight vibe. The staff (all four of them) wore the Twilight t-shirts and they had a memorabilia wall. One of the co-owners was an extra in the movie. Had a nice little chat with her about all of it and how cool it was to meet Kristen Stewart (Bella). Jealous.

When we walked in, it was the lunch rush and there was literally one lone table left, just for Shannon and I. The Bella and Charlie table, otherwise known as, "The" table, was already taken, but our mission was not to be denied. We took our seats and kept our eyes on "The" table...waiting for our chance. We got it and very obviously moved, even before they could wipe the table down, cuz that's how we roll. We had our chicken strips and BLT at "The" table. We are ridiculous. Again, we are the entertainment.

"Buddy" (owner?/waiter/cook/nice guy) brought over the Twilight book to sign, and offered to take our pics at the table. They've done this before. The book was FULL. It took us a while to find a spot to sign. We were for sure not the only ones that do this sort of thing. There were people from Missouri that had signed it. See, it could be worse. We left our signatures (and a special thank you to "Buddy")--proof that we had been there and done that.

"Buddy" told us that they've had limos (plural) pull up, full of women who would rush in, take pics and get t-shirts. Hilarious. At least we had food. Ha. Totally funny. I'm like, "Limo rides?" (taking notes).

The next thing we knew, this lady came over to say hello. She had been sitting at one of the other tables. She introduced herself as a Twilight fan (no doubt bummed she wasn't sitting at "The" table, though we did offer for her and her fella to sit with us). She really WAS a fan. She had buttons on. And I kid you not--she was sparkly. Glittery. Diamond-ey. Very much like a vampire. AND...and, she whipped out a photo album of her very own Twilight Scouting. She whipped it out of her Edward and Bella button-donned bag, lickety split (again, I was taking notes). We were so inspired and a little less embarrassed, cuz you know...we didn't even have one Edward button. It could be worse.

Then all of a sudden, ALL these people came over to us. A couple of them were our age, there was a teenager or two, but the majority of them could've totally been my mom (who has yet to read the books, but I'm working on her). It was interesting seeing the age range. They had been sitting there, around us the entire time--looking like normal folk. They were ALL doing what Shannon and I were doing. They were Twilight fans, touring, whipping out their cameras, waiting in line to have their pics taken at "The" table, and sign the book. We all had a good laugh at each other, cuz it was quite the commotion. I'm sure the peeps at the cafe see this all the time, cuz they just basically worked around us. We passed around the book, the photo album and talked about our "next" destination.

I know you're embarrassed for us. It would make sense, but let me tell ya...it was fun. I'm actually proud of us for the creativity. For not wasting time (and such a beautiful day) at Target, or cleaning bathrooms at home. This is better. Shannon and I left there, just laughing at ourselves. I mean, who does this? Well, if The Carver Cafe is any indication--there's more than a few of us out there.

Now, how do I make my skin look all diamond-ey? I could be kidding, but I'm probably not.

Next stop...The View Point Inn, where the prom was held. Stop in tomorrow. It's not over.



The co-owner (Angela?), who was an extra in the movie. She was really nice. I swear.



"The" table...




1 comment:

Dee from Downunder said...

They did a movie around here near where i live a million years ago, but it was a flop.....

diamondy skin??? interesting.