Wednesday, October 27, 2010

While I Was Away

So a lot happened while me and four of the Edwards were in Forks. Four other Edwards were left at home to monitor Bella, make sure she stayed out of trouble herself, and keep Victoria at bay. She has not made another appearance to anyone but is believed to still be in the house. I don't know how eight mind readers can't find one lone vampire in the house. To be honest, I think they just don't care that she is there. They are probably hoping that Victoria takes Bella away, and that is probably why Victoria hasn't done anything yet.

Anyway, on a phone call to my husband while I was in Forks, he informed me that while in the house, he heard a commotion coming from the bedroom. He said it sounded like there was some type of fighting going on. Here is what happened.

First let's get reacquainted with the four Edwards who stayed home.

Anthony, Cullen, Ed, and Eddie

Rainbow Text Guide:
Anthony: Blue
Cullen: Green
Ed: Red
Eddie: Aqua
Bella: Brown

"I can't believe they just left us here!"

"I know. I wanted to go to Forks so bad."
"We have to stay back and groom the dog, just because Edward wants us to, while everyone else is having fun. What's up with that?"
"Well he did order the grooming supplies. No reason to let them go to waste."
"Ok, Cullen is definitely pouting."
"I don't want to groom the dog."
"Here's a question. How come Masen got to go to Michigan and Forks? Where is the fairness in that?"
"He got to go on two trips?! No! No! No! No!"

"Hey guys!"

"Edward said that you guys were going to take care of me while he was gone. What do you all want to do? We should all go snuggle!"

"No! No! No! No! No!"
"No! No! No! No! No!"
"No! No! No! No! No!"
"No! No! No! No! No!"

"Derek, thank God you're here."

"I think they are all having seizures! Let's go get help."

Then Bella and Derek left the room. Bella to try to find someone who knows how to treat seizing vampires, and Derek out of boredom. After a few seconds, the boys heard a scream following by some thumping sounds. It got their attention.

"What the hell was that?!"
"I don't know, but if something happens to Bella while she is in our care, the human is going to do something really bad with that zippo."
"I'll go check it out."

Here is what Anthony found.

"Bella! What happened?!"
"The dog shoved me down the stairs."
"Well, he is a very smart dog. Are you ok?"
"Yeah, I'm fine. I've had worse."
"Apparently not worse enough."
"Oh, nothing. Let's get you back upstairs."

So Anthony very valiantly took Bella back upstairs with him.

"What are we going to do? The other's haven't been gone even ten minutes and she has already fell down the stairs. How are we going to get through five more days?"

"I have other things I wanted to do this week. I can't spend the whole time watching her. I need some Me time!"
"Yeah, me too."
"There has to be someone else who can take her for the week."
"I have an idea!"

Ed then ran for the door.

"Where are you going?"
"Toys R Us!"
"Oh! Can you get me a stuffed panda?"
"I'm coming, too! You may need help."
So Ed and Anthony left for Toys R Us while Cullen and Eddie were left to babysit.

"Ok, so I guess it's just us for snuggling."
"Bella, do you like the beach?"
"I love the beach!"

"Here, why don't you play in there for a while?"
"Ok! I'm going to build a sandpire!"
"You do that. Wow, that may just be the most clever thing she has ever said."
"She should be occupied for a few hours now. Let's go play Call of Duty."
"I'm so going to pwn your ass this time."
"Ha! Go for it, pretty boy."
"You realize that you just insulted both of us, right?"

So while Cullen and Eddie were on their 8th game Anthony and Ed finally returned from Toys R Us with what they were hoping would be Bella's new babysitter.
"Please, come in. You are more than welcome here."

Words of Jacob: Black
"I don't know if I should trust you leeches. You sound all nice now, but what is it you want?"
"Jacob, I think it's time that we put the past behind us and be friends. We have so many fun things to do here and we just wanted to share. Please don't think that we have and ulterior motive."

"Why did you just secure the door and block my path to it?"
"No reason."
"We love blocking doors. It's kind of a hobby of ours."
Then Cullen and Eddie came to greet Jacob.

"How many of you live here?!"
"The other four are away on a trip. There are eight total."
"You want me to live with EIGHT stinking vampires?! Are you crazy?!"
"Dude, we have Call of Duty. And our human is going to get a Nintendo Wii soon."
"Sweet! Ok, I'll stay."
"Great! Now, there is a matter that we do need your help with. To be fair, we all do our part in this matter, so it's not just you. There is a responsibility we all share and if you live here, you will also be expected to participate."
"Ok, that souns fair. What is it?"
"Come with us and I'll show you."

"Oh, HELL NO!"
"Block the door!!"

"I got him!"
"Me too!"
Jake was then able to throw the vamps off him and get Ed by the throat.

However, Cullen wasn't having that and he launched an attack and was about to destroy Jake for hurting his brothers, but was quickly interrupted.

Words of Alice: Pink


"I have been worried sick about you guys! All of you disappeared about an hour ago. I had no idea what happened. What is the dog doing here?"
"Uh, he's here to watch Bella?"
"Uhg. You guys are idiots. That is supposed to be your job."
"Yeah, but there are only four of us here now. Shouldn't we get all the extra help we can with Victoria still loose in the house?"
"Even though I know you're lying, you do have a point."
"Wait, Victoria is here?"

The Edwards let Jacob up and all got together to tell him the situation. As you can see, Jasper is not very comfortable with the werewolf there and is ready to strike if need be.

"Yes, Jacob, she is here in the house somewhere. Apparently eight mind readers can't find her."
"Well, she is elusive."
"It is totally here gift for getting away."
"Yeah, totally."
"Whatever. Anyway Jake, we could really use your help to make sure Bella is safe."
Jacob sighs. "Fine. As much as I don't want to babysit, I don't want Victoria to be successful. I have been trying to get a hold of her for months. I'll help you."
"Thank you Jacob. Now, would you mind watching Bella for us for a few hours? The four of us do have some very important business to attend to."
"Sure, sure."

With that, the Edwards went to take care of their very important business, while Bella took Jacob to see the wolves.

"Look Jakey, I named this one Jacob, after you, and then that is Leah, and their puppies, Seth and Quil."
"Uh, in what universe would I have puppies with Leah?"
"What's a universe?"
"Nothing. Why does that one have a rope tied around it's neck?"
"Oh, it's a leash. One of the Edward's keeps that one as his pet."
"I'm living in a house where a vampire has a wolf as a pet? .........Fantastic."
"It is fantastic! I'm so glad you here. Aren't you?"
"Sure, sure."

While this was going on, the Edwards were dealing with their very important business.

"Look at what else I got at Toys R Us!"

"Sweet! I love Play-Doh!"
"Oh, this is going to be fun!"
"What should we make? Ahh, I'm so excited!"

So the Edwards spent the day with their Play-Doh being the creative little monsters they are.

"I like how this is turning out. It looks like a real stream."
"I like your bunny, man."
"Thanks. The grass is turning out nice too."
"Yeah, I can't believe the others went to Forks when they could be doing this!"
"I know! What tools!"
"...........Still jealous?"
"Completely, I'd rather be in Forks."

Me too fellas, me too.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Forkyness

I have so many Forks photos! Too many. This still isn't all of them. I may have to do a Forks Candids post in the future just to show them all to you. Tonight though, I think I am going to stick closer to the side of the actual traveling part of the trip.

Here we have the Edwards ready to leave for the airport. I got them this new swanky bag that had special pockets in the front that were perfect for toting them around in.

This is Newdward, Masen, EC, and Edward. As you can see Edward did take Vlad on the trip but really didn't let him out of the bag for fear of his safety. I think Edward may be more overprotective of his pet than I am for Edward.

Here is Edward on the plane just after take off, saying good bye to Philadelphia.

"Gosh, I can't wait to be away from you Philadelphia, with your smog ridden air and gang wielding ways! You disgust me!"
I think Edward will be very happy in Forks.

Edward was very bored on the plane ride. There really wasn't much for him to do, so I tried to distract him with anything I could find.

"Look Edward, they're fun size. Just like you."
"Fun size, huh? I was under the impression that Americans thought bigger was always more fun."
"Edward, if that was true my blog would be pictures of me with my FSE and as you know he has been exiled to the attic until we can move. You are much more fun than a bulky piece of cardboard."
Edward smiles.

Next, Edward was very entertained by the napkin that was given with the complementary drinks. He felt that is was a relevant saying.

"Too bad they don't carry my drink preference."
"Well, technically they do. It's just not packaged conveniently for easy distribution."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, when the stewardess asks if you if you want a drink and you tell her blood, she can't very easily cut her wrist open and pour it in a cup for you."
"Then apparently this airline does not teach their employees to go above and beyond to achieve great customer service."
We chuckled over our silly ideals.

When we got to Seattle, the first thing we did was go meet up with our bloggy friends, 17foreverlisa, Mrs. P, Twilove Sue, and Cullenary Curser. When we got to their hotel room Edward got to meet a couple more Mini Es and Chimpsten.

Edward was a bit shy because the display of affection with the other two plastic vamps. He also didn't know what to make of Chimpsten.
"Why do they have a monkey in a dress?"
"It's a long story."
"Why does the monkey make me think of Bella?"
"I couldn't tell ya."
"Hm. Do you think those other Edwards are together? Like together together?"
"I don't think so. They just met. I think they are just happy to finally meet each other. I think they may both be trying to gain the affections of Chimpsten."
At this information, Edward started to dry heave. He really has issues with anything that seems like Bella to him.

Here are the Edwards looking out the window of our room in Seattle while we were getting ready to leave for Forks.

I don't know who Masen is waving at. Or what Edward is pointing at.

And here the boys are finally in Forks posing on the welcome sign.

On our first night in Forks, on our way back to the hotel from the meet and greet, we saw something on the sidewalk that was very interesting. A huge leopard print slug!! I have never seen a slug this big. It was a monster. Edward was curious about the slug also.

"Holy hell, that is a huge slug!"
But Edward was not the only one with a fascination. The slug seemed to be pretty dazzled by the sight of Edward in front of him that it stretched it's head up as high as it would go to get a better look at the tiny vamp.

"Ah! What do you think it wants?!"
"I think it wants your body, Edward."
"That is so not funny. If I don't want to get it on with a monkey in a dress, what makes you think that I would want the slug? Or Chimpsten, for that matter?"
"I thought Chimpsten was the monkey in the dress."
"No. No. I was referring to Bella. Keep up."

These last two photos were taken at SeaTac airport when we were about to fly home. The boys were exhausted, only mentally of course, and couldn't wait to get home. They were waiting rather impatiently in the terminal waiting to board.

"The plane is sitting right there! Why can't we get on it?"

Then I had to give them the bad news that the flight was delayed 30 minutes. They were not too happy about this.

"Oh for the love of all that is holy!"
"No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No!"
"This sucks!"
"Uhg, I can't take it anymore. I just want to go home."
As you can see, they are all throwing a mini tantrum. Thank God they are so small or else they would have gotten us kicked out of the airport.

I hope you enjoyed the Edwards traveling. In this upcoming week you can look forward to a Living With Edward Halloween post. And the Edwards may attempt pumpkin carving this week.

If you are looking for some Halloween costume ideas check out this past week's DML. Edward shows us how to make a great costume with not spending a lot of money. Then you can stop by on Friday night to play some DML for yourself! It is full of epic fun. I'm not even joking.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Got Tagged, So I Tagged Edward

Mrs. P over at TwiBite tagged me yesterday to answer some questions. I'm lazy. So I passed the buck on to Edward. It is his blog after all and he would probably not want me to answer questions about myself on it. So I gave Edward the task of answering the questions. I will probably answer them myself over at LwE's Random Musings.

So here are Edward's answers. He hopes you enjoy.

1) In the car, is it the radio or a CD?

Well, my human is always driving. She is in complete control of the music. If she is not, then bad things happen. It can be a bit annoying though because she can’t settle on one damn station and is constantly pushing the buttons on the steering wheel surfing the XM Radio until she finds something suitable to drive to. It drives me nuts!! Just pick a station for crying out loud! Or let me pick a station! Sometimes she does let me pick a CD if she is in a generous mood.

2) In the it an umbrella or a hood?

I’m pretty comfortable in the rain. A little water doesn’t bother me, so I really don’t need either. But that is a moot point because when outside in the rain I am usually in my human’s purse. If you are curious, she usually uses a hood or just runs. However, she is not very fast. It is quite sad.

3) What is your favorite season of the year?

I don’t have a preference for temperature since it doesn’t really affect me. So in that sense I enjoy all the aspects of each season. I like when the climate changes every few months. Keeps me from getting bored. But to pick a favorite, I would have to choose spring. The tasty animals are plentiful and just waking from their winter slumber. It is way easier to find a meal.

4) In bed...tell me about your pajamas.

I don’t sleep. Therefore, I have no pajamas. To tell the truth, I would not be caught dead in pajamas. Ironically enough, I wouldn’t be caught living in them either.

5) Do you get dressed in the bathroom or do you come out in a towel?

My clothing is irremovable, therefore, I am always dressed. But I have in the past put on a shirt in a room that is not a bathroom. However, I do have experience with using a towel. And I have used one in a bathroom before.

6) How many times a day do you ignore the phone when it rings?

I always ignore the phone when it rings. It’s not my phone. If I had my own phone the only person who would ever call me would be my human. I would most likely not ignore her phone calls. Only if I was hunting and a tasty morsel was near. But, come to think of it, if I had a phone Bella may try to call me. Those calls I would most certainly ignore. She drives me crazy! Seriously, what is her deal? I will find a way to get rid of her!

7) Tell me your best birthday present ever.

My human had forgotten my birthday this past year. Even though I went out of my way to throw her a surprise party for her birthday with my family. We even got her a bunch of presents! Whatever. I’m not bitter or anything. She did give me a gift once though. It didn’t turn out to well. Her gift to me was Bella. I don’t know what she was thinking. Now if she gave me Bella with the intention of, let’s say, I don’t know, taking me out to dinner, that would be ok. But I’m not allowed to drink her. Alice says bad things will happen if I do that and blah blah blah. Did I mention how much I can’t stand Bella! Ugh! She’s nuts!
I’ll prove it, too. Ok, this one time, not at band camp, I was using the computer to google North American Chipmunk species to familiarize myself with my dinner choices in the area. Well, Bella walked in and saw the chipmunk images on the screen and sat down next to me and just stared at the screen with intrigue and child like awe. I did not understand her reaction. After a few minutes she stated: “I just love this movie.”
I asked her “What movie?” She answered, “This one you’re watching. Alvin and the Chipmunks.” I replied, “Bella, this is google. It is showing me different species of chipmunks in the area that I can feed off of. Each image depicts a different website that gives information on the chipmunks such as habitat, feeding requirements, and breeding habits. It is purely educational. Not for entertainment.” Do you want to know what she said to that? She became indignant and shouted, “I know what the movie is about Edward! I’ve seen it before! God!” So I knocked her unconscious so I could finish my research in peace. Wait, did I ever answer the original question?

8) you talk to them or are they strangers to you?

I have never talked to one of our neighbors. My human doesn’t really know them either. However, I wouldn’t call them strangers thanks to my mind reading ability. Also to the fact that I have broken into some of their houses on occasion to make sure they weren’t hiding anything that could be dangerous to my human. I did end up finding some interesting things on those outings. One of my neighbors, I won’t say who to keep their anonymity, has a very interesting pet. Well, they did have an interesting pet. I was curious about it's skills as a wrestler. Then I was curious about the taste of it’s blood. Then I was curious if anyone would ever find out it was me……….They didn’t. ;)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

As If Edward's Ego Wasn't Big Enough

Edward is convinced that the country of China loves him. How did Edward come to this conclusion? Through a fortune cookie that was probably made in America.

My husband and I have a ritual of ordering Chinese takeout and then eating it while watching The Big Bang Theory. Because you have to eat Chinese food when watching The Big Bang Theory. It just makes sense. Anyway, the restaurant I order the food from always gives us 3 fortune cookies even though we order for 2. I find this very intriguing and came to the conclusion that the third cookie is for Edward. Who else could it possibly be for? Well, last night, my theory was proved to be correct. The third cookie was definitely destined to be Edward's.

"I knew they loved me. China must be a Team Mini Edward country. You would make a fortune if you mass produced that shirt you have of me and sold them over there. Then you could buy a Volvo. I hear they are good, safe vehicles."

Hmmm. Perhaps that would be my big break.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Edwards At Play.....In Forks

The Edwards found quite a few things to entertain themselves in Forks. They were fans of more of the natural recreations the area had to offer. They loved La Push, The Hoh Rainforest, and Lake Cresent. Here are some of the pics I took of them having their little vampy fun.

When I found out that I was going to Forks, the one thing I could not wait to do was take a picture of Edward on La Push. I just love to cheat the system! So off we went to La Push for some sight seeing, where I let the Edwards out of my bag.

Edward: Blue
Masen: Green
EC: Black
Newdward: Red
Me: Pink

"Here guys, feel free to roam around. It's safe I swear."
"Are you sure about that? We have specific instructions not to return here."
"Uh.....yeah, I'm sure. Go ahead. Here, let me take your picture."
"I'm not sure hard evidence of our presence here is such a good idea."
"Quit being a baby and stand by the damn rock! I need this shot!"
"I think you should just do what she says, man."
"Yeah dude, you are one more disobedient comment away from being thrown to the wolves......literally. Ha!"
The other Edwards laugh.
"Shut up."

So here is Edward by a rock on First Beach! I was so excited to get this shot.

Then the others decided to look around a bit too. They always stayed in a close group though. I think they were trying that whole safety in numbers thing.

"So, anyone see any wolves?"
"No. I haven't even seen a single Quileute tribe member."
"Me neither. I think they may just be a myth."
"You don't think they exist?"
"It doesn't matter what I think. I just don't see proof that they exist."
"Whoa, that's deep."

Later in the week we went back to La Push to visit Rialto Beach. We were hoping to catch the sunset but the clouds had come in. However, we did get to see the ocean be all crazy. The waves were friggin huge!! Anyway, the Edwards decided to play around on all the driftwood that was washed up on the beach.

Here is Edward climbing down a dead tree.

Here is Edward climbing up a dead tree.

Here is Edward and EC talking on dead tree.

"So, what do you think of this dead tree?"
"I like it."
"Me too."
"I know. Isn't weird that we like a lot of the same things?"
"No, not really."
"Yeah, I guess not."

Here the boys thought they smelled wolves coming so they hid under a dead tree that was hollowed out like a cave.

"Are they gone?"
"I think it was a false alarm."
"I really like it here at La Push. Tell me why we are not allowed here again."
"I really don't know. I was confused about that whole argument with the tribe."
"I think it was just a misunderstanding. I may have insulted someone's mom. They don't take to kindly to that around here."
"So we are not allowed here because of a "your mom" joke gone awry?"
"Pretty much. That's the impression I got anyway. Could be something else."

The Edwards really enjoyed The Hoh Rainforest. They had so much fun running around and climbing on everything. Here are a few pics of them that don't include them being frightened of large bugs.

I think Edward really likes hollowed out trees. He liked the color of this one.

Edward got stuck in some crazy moss.

Then the rest of the Edwards got stuck in the moss. It was fun watching them get out.

On our way back to Seattle we stopped at Lake Cresent to take some pics of the scenery. It was really beautiful. The Edwards enjoyed it very much.

"Hey Masen, are you bothered?"

"Yeah, I'm bothered."
"Me too."

Here the boys are enjoying the view from some mossy tree roots.

"Wooow, it's really pretty here."

"Dude, you are so gay."
"Your mom is gay."
"See! That right there is why we keep getting kicked out places."
"Your mom keeps getting kicked out of places."
"We're never going to be allowed anywhere again."