Sunday, December 27, 2009
He did great. Got a lot of laughs when the kids had to carry him around the stage. He was a big hit with the ladies, too.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Here is little Edward and Vlad with my new most prized possesion. Now, if anyone comes near it, they will be met with growls and snarls and fury like no other. And who knows what Edward and Vlad might do......
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Yep, he was definately taking the anylitical approach to this, which is what I was afraid of. Edward was gabbing on and on about possible behavour traits and issues that we may not have thought about when purchasing this bat. Or even a check for rabies, which could prove to be very dangerous for me. I told Edward that rabies should not be a concern considering the undeadness of the bat. Does Edward still have spanish influenza in his undead state? Eventually I just told Edward to knock it off and stop thinking about stupid things and think about something more important, like what to name the little bat. Edward contemplated for a moment......looked at the bat.....then it happened.....what I was hoping for.....just that one little look.....you know, that look when a little boy sees a puppy for the first time and both the boy and the puppy look at eachother with longing in their eyes, and you know that they will be inseparable for eternity or until one of them dies?.....That look was all it took for Edward to fall in love with the little guy. He wasn't the same after that. Not another anyitical word came out of his mouth. Thank God! It was really getting old. I let him have a minute to mull over his feelings for what was going on before I interupted him.
Corrinne:"So, Edward, what is his name going to be?"
Edward:"Um, what?..Oh, um,....I think Vlad. That seems appropriate."
Corrinne:"Vlad it is." (for those of you who are unfamiliar with Vlad, you can google it!)
After that, Vlad went on to show Edward some of his skills. Edward stood there impressed with his new little companion, excited making plans for places to take him, hunting trips, going for walks, teaching him tricks, etc. He just seemed so......happy. It was nice.
Friday, December 4, 2009
I brought the idea to him and he seemed intrigued but reluctant at the same time. Edward is not comfortable with the unknown. "I've never had a pet before. Perhaps it will be.....an educational experiance." Ok, so Edward was going to look at this anylitacly and miss the point of the experiment. I was hoping more for him being excited about forming a bond with his pet. Maybe he just needed to get one first, then see what happens. So off we went to the local Target to look for a suitable companion for the little vampire.
As soon as we got there, I was quite intimidated by the task. What is a good pet for a vampire, and not just any vampire, what is a good pet for Edward. Hmmmm....I guess we start with the most common pet first. How about a puppy? Everyone likes puppies.....
"Oh, for the love of all that is holy! What did I just step in?"
Ok, so Edward wasn't really feelin' the puppies. Maybe a conventional pet wasn't the way to go. Edward agreed and we kept looking. That is when he spotted it. He got really excited and ran to it hopping up and down like a little kid going "oo, oo..this one!"Edward, no. That is not a pet, it's a monster. Not to mention that it's friggin HUGE! And will probably try to eat you. Next. "I'll take care of it, I swear" Next. Edward walks away sad and dejected. Then the smarty pants thinks he found a good compromise.
As the search continued, it didn' t get any easier. It's not easy finding suitable animal companions for vampires. I didn't realize how difficult this was going to be. We found something that may have been hopeful but Edward was more cautious of it. "What is it? A deer? A rabbit? Why is it smirking at me? Does it have magical powers? I don't know whether to hunt it or fear it." So we moved on.
Then I thought I found something perfect. Edward you like lions right? They have a cute little lion here. "I LOVE lions!!" Edward came running, and then....."Mmmmmm"
Edward was getting a little bored of the task, due to lack of success, and got distracted for a bit. "Can we get this instead? I think I will be happy with this. Is there another color?"
Monday, November 23, 2009
Anyway, Edward and I did not resolve our litte "werewolf" issue quickly at all. But I did manage to find my camera before I found out what he was talking about. It was a week after Edward's imprisonment, and Shawshank Redemption impression, that I came accross it doing some tidying up. He put it somewhere so obvious that I probably wouldn't think of it. And I didn't. I thought it was somewhere up high or in a dark corner of the attic or something. Or maybe in a Volvo somewhere. He had it tucked away in the thermos of my Edward lunch box. Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if I tried to lock Edward in the Edward luch box. Would he break something that had his georgous face on it? Do I want to sacrifice my Edward lunch box to find out? No.
He wasn't happy that I found it, that's for sure. I was scared that he may try to find another way to convince me that I need to get rid of the "werewolf" or else. So istead of waiting to find what creative, irritating measures Edward would take, I thought I just might try and talk to him. They say kill them with kindness, so that was my approach. Edward will be more plesent if I am, so what could I loose. I decided to catch him after a hunting trip. I thought that he would be more resonable on a full, satisfied stomach. (I still feel bad for the poor chipmunk or squirrel that gets it everytime he goes outside)
I started by asking him how his trip was. He said "fun". He seemed to be in a good enough mood. I decided to get right into it. He can read my mind after all.
Corrinne: "Edward, I have decided not to get rid of the "werewolf". First reason being, I don't have one. Second, if there is one here, it doesn't seem to be doing any harm to cast such a concern. Therefore, you loose, and I found my camera." (ok, I know it's not so nice and kind sounding, although that being my intention. Oh well, my bad, again)
Edward:.......angry stare..........small growl.......another angry stare....."Why must you do this to me? Is this why you brought me to live here? To torture me?"
Corrinne: "No, I don't want to torture you. I thought we would have fun, but you insist on being a party pooper all the time. I don't get it. How come everyone else's Edwards' are so much more nice and fun than you?"
Edward: "Other people probably don't force their Edwards' to live with a werewolf!!"
Corrinne: "O...M...G! There is no stinking werewolf!!"
Edward: "Then what do you call that?!" (points to something that is definatly not a werewolf)
Friday, November 13, 2009
While out at local restuarant with a friend, I mentioned that i felt a little tired and wanted a pick me up. So Edward thought it would be funny to recommend coffe to me. He KNOWS I hate coffee. Ok, I know that doesn't seem so bad, but it was the attitude in which he said it. I know that sounds all junior high lame drama, but that's just what Edward does to me.
I mentioned in an earlier post that we would be taking Edward on a trip to michigan with us. We go every year to visit my dad and tought Edward would enjoy the change of pace. Edward was excited about the trip, until we got in the car and left. He was a bit irriated the whole time we were there. The time of year we go up happens to be the best salmon fishing season there, also. People catch huge salmon like crazy there. Usually like 5 day. Well, this year, no one was catching anything. They just weren't biting and nobody could figure out why....the town was in an uproar...I've never seen so many disgruntled rednecks!
Anyway, one of the last days there, we were fishing again, and still nothing. So Edward thought he would be devilish. All of the sudden he jumps off the pier, and 7 seconds later comes back with this!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
While looking at the plate, Edward was reminded of the last time he ate pizza. This didn't make me laugh, though. It made me say "awwww.." Then he made this soft little deep sound. I think it was supposed to be a growl. Didn't sound very tough to me.
Here he is just totally disgusted. I have to admit that the picture does not do this pasta creation of leftovers any justice. Edward says "ew".
Edward thought it would be fun to show that inhaling pepper doesn't make him sneeze. As if that constitutes superiority. Whatever, Edward. But can you walk out in the sun without looking fruity????? Didn't think so...
Edward doesn't understand why people choose chemically modified carcinogens to real ingrediants that the body can actually break down and metabolize. I have to agree with him here. Sorry if any Sweet n Low fans are offended by Edward's opinion on the matter <---Added for political correctness.. yuck.
I caught Edward investigating my popcorn at work. He was going to reach in and grab some, but I stopped him. This is a bank, so touching lots of germy things is an all day thing.
Edward actually agreed with me that this was a good idea. I was shocked.
Clean hands are happy hands.
Then he was allowed to play in the popcorn. He tried to explain to me scientifically how popcorn pops. Something about moisture and heat, and expansion or something like that. I wasn't really paying attention. Just eating.
"Here, take this. It's weird."
Monday, October 12, 2009
We took my nephew to the pumpkin patch so we decided to take Edward too.. Here he is organizing a buch of gourds.
Here he is rolling around a pumpkin....oviously.
I did take him to church with me, but instead of making him sit through the service I thought it would be good to give him a job to do so he wasn't bored. So I gave him my usual job of doing the sound. To my delight, he loved it. So he started doing that every week.
I manage to take him to work with me everyday. I work at a bank and thought that might be a fun place for Edward to hang out. He could alert us to anyone planning a robbery so it is helpful having him there. This is his first day there. I was at the drive thru, so Edward was enjoying the view of the rain. Once in a while I thought I heard a tiny sigh.
Then we had an auditor show up, so I had to tell Edward to hide. He didn't see the big deal, so I explained to him that a tiny plastic vampire roaming the branch may not seem professional to corporate snobs. His reply to that? "Wearing Etnies sneakers with dress pants may not seem professional, either."
SHUT UP, EDWARD!! He laughed and hid, anyway. He really is a good sport.
All in all things seem to be looking up....for now.
Friday, October 9, 2009
I was so excited when I saw mini Edward for the first time and thought about some of the other blogs where girls are having the best time with their Edward and all the fun things they do together. I couldn't wait to take Edward to work, the store, on our trip to michigan, and everywhere else. So I carefully took Edward out of his plastic prison with a pair of scissors.(I was starting to think that I needed the jaws of life for that packaging..sheesh) He seemed moderatly calm when I finally got him out.(curious as to why he just didn't rip his way out, I later found out that he found my struggling with simple objects amusing) Anyway, as I said, he was pretty calm and looked to be enoying himself while checking out his new dwelling space. Even laughing with us a bit. But then, out of no where, his mood shifted to what seemed like furious disgust. I was quickly taken back by his anger and tried to calm him, but he was unresponsive.