Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 28 Winner: Taffy!


Day 28 was sponsored by Suan @ Life Is Good

The question was:
Besides the Twilight vamps, who is your favorite vampire from TV or movie?

The answer: Any answer.


And the winner of the I Run with Vampires Tote is:

Taffy!


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Forks or Bust: Day 30

Today is the release of Eclipse!!!

I'd love to be seeing it today but we're going this Saturday. I still have one ticket left. It's $7.00. If you want to go with our group (see sidebar), send me an e-mail ASAP.

In honor of the release, here is an Eclipse movie quiz. It's extremely easy. I'm posting some pictures from the movie and you have to answer the question about it.

1. When Bella gets home from a date with Edward,
Charlie decides to talk to her about:


A. Her college plans

B. The birds and the bees

C. Visiting her mom



2. Who is this?

A. Riley

B. Felix

C. Aro



3. How does Leah cause problems with the pack?

A. She's boy crazy and wants to date all of them.

B. She is resentful over the situation with Sam.

C. She wants to be the Alpha.



4. Why does Victoria want to kill Bella?

A. She's in love with Edward and wants him for herself.

B. It's that time of the month and she's just ticked at everyone.

C. Edward killed her mate (James) so she is going to kill Edward's mate (Bella).



5. Who are these people and why are they in the water?

A. They are the Volturi army sent to kill the Cullens.

B. They are a local Forks rock band making a music video.

C. They are Victoria's newborn army.



6. What is Jane's super power?

A. Causing pain with her mind

B. Seeing the future

C. Levitating objects



7. Bella and Edward are engaged in this photo. True or False?

A. True

B. False



8. What happens to Bree?

A. She runs away to Alaska.

B. She joins the Cullen clan.

C. She is killed by the Volturi.



9. Who is Bella hugging?

A. Renee

B. Esme

C. Alice



10. What are those bumps on Bella's arm?

A. Poison Oak

B. Warts

C. Vampire bite



Leave your answers in the comments section of this post by midnight July 1 and you will be entered to win June 30 's Daily Prize. (Everyone who tries gets an entry.)

Leave an answer in the comments section any time before July 3, 2010 and you earn 1 point toward the Grand Prize.


Chasing Twilight Sponsor Question: June 30


Today's Prize: Edward/New Moon Box
with goodies

Sponsor: Kandis


Sponsor Question:
Have you seen Eclipse yet? Do you have tickets?
When & where?



For three chances to win this prize:
  1. Correctly answer the question by midnight July 1

  2. Answer today's Eclipse Trivia question.

  3. Answer today's Forks or Bust question.


To earn 2 entries toward the Grand Prize:
  • Correctly answer the question by any time before July 3, 2010.

Eclipse Trivia #30

Who is Victoria's second in command?



Correctly answer the trivia question in the comments section of this post by midnight July 1 and you will be entered to win today's Daily Prize.

Correctly answer the question any time before July 3, 2010 and you earn 1 point toward the Grand Prize.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Forks or Bust: Day 29

Today we spent the entire day shopping in Forks. It was a blast but I think we're going to have to rent a trailer to get all our stuff back home.


We started with an early breakfast at Forks Coffee Shop
We ordered one of everything on their breakfast menu and
then passed them around so we could taste everything. Yum!




Forks Open Air Market
The Forks Open Aire Market is a non-profit organization made up of Forks community volunteers, local artisans, hobbyists, Twilight-inspired merchandise venders, organic farmers, photographers, jewelry artists, collectors, crafters, and more who vend their wares next to the Forks Timber Museum every Saturday from mid-May to mid-October. We spent three hours there and got soooo much stuff!



Then it was time for lunch. We went Sully's Burgers. . .


. . . home of the Bella Burger.



Chinook Pharmacy & Variety
You know it's a small town when they identify their store as the one "at the stoplight."
Chinook's features a Twilight Lane in their store with a huge variety of T-Shirts, candles, books, postcards, book marks, sweat shirts, souvenirs, and jewelry.




Native to Twilight

Located on Main Street, this shop carries items related to Twilight, Native American Culture, Forks and La Push. They have themed clothing, handmade and local items. Every craft is authentic—including hand-carved cedar canoe paddles by McCarty (Makah Tribe), bent wood cedar boxes by master carver Smith (Quileute and Makah), traditional grass and cedar baskets by Morganroth (Quileute), woven/beaded barettes by Leitka (Hoh River Tribe), native screenprint designs by Greene (Makah Tribe), and spectacular cedar masks by Taylor (Tulalip) and Cox (Makah Tribe).




Shopping really works up the appetite. We went to The Lodge for dinner.
It's connected to a family-friendly Twilight Lounge.
We stayed in the lounge until the swelling in our ankles went down.



Dazzled by Twilight
Last stop for the day—the flagship store for Dazzled By Twilight.
This shop has amazing fan-gear. Maybe I should try to sell my perfume here...?


Today's Travel Question:

What fictional location would you like to visit?


Leave an answer in the comments section of this post by midnight June 30 and you will be entered to win June 29 's Daily Prize.

Leave an answer in the comments section any time before July 3, 2010 and you earn 1 point toward the Grand Prize.

Awarding a boatload of prizes. . .


Day 21 was sponsored by Kristen Landon

The question was:
What is the name of the photographer whose heartbreaking depiction of child laborers Kristen Landon found while doing research for The Limit?

The answer: Lewis W. Hine

And the winner of The Limit is:
YADKNY!
(thanks to the randomness of random.com, she's won two days in a row!)

I'll forward your mailing address to Kristen and The Limit will be shipped hot off the presses in early September.






Day 22 was sponsored by Suan @ Life is Good

The question was:
Which book was the 2009 Office Goddess Book Club Favorite?

The answer: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

And the winner of the Cullen Crest Tote is:
DINA!

Dina, Suan will get that off to you soon.




Day 23 was sponsored by Karlene @ LibrisPro

The question was:
What is the name of the website where LibrisPro will be selling eBooks??

The answer: LDSeBookstore.com

And the winner of the Book Bling Wolf Bookmark is:
Cynthia Shepp!

Cynthia, send me your mailing address and I'll send you the prize.






Day 24 was sponsored by Karlene @ CustomScentsOnline.com

The question was:
Karlene has 47 bazillion other blogs besides this one. Some of them have regular posts but most of them don't. Take a look at them and then come back here and tell me which blog you'd like to see more posts on?

The answer: any of them

And the winner of the Twilight Parfum Spritzer is:
Alison @ Lostinbelieving!

Alison, let me know which fragrance you want.





Day 25 was sponsored by Suan @ Life is Good

The question was:
Have you read any of the books my book club has read?

The answer: any of them

And the winner of the Twilight Tote is:

Taffy!

Taffy, I'll have Suan mail that out to you.





Day 26 was sponsored by Tristi Pinkston

The question was:
Tristi thinks Edward’s face looks like it’s been dunked in?

The answer: flour

And the winner of Agent in Old Lace is:
Brendajean!

Brenda, I'll have Tristi mail that out to you.





Day 26 was sponsored by Jess @ Onnalee Photography

The question was:
If you could have anyone from the Twilight series at your photo shoot who would it be?

The answer: any answer

And the winner of a Photoshoot is:
Nichole Giles!

Nichole, I'll have Jess e-mail you about that.




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Chasing Twilight Sponsor Question: June 29


Today's Prize: Team Edward Bracelet

Sponsor: Nichole Giles

Sponsor Question: Visit Random-ish


For three chances to win this prize:
  1. Visit Nichole's site and correctly answer her question by midnight June 30

  2. Answer today's Eclipse Trivia question.

  3. Answer today's Road Trip question.


To earn 2 points toward the Grand Prize:



About Nichole:

Nichole Giles (aka D. N. Giles) was born in Nevada, and moved with her parents to a number of cities in and around the Midwest, mostly staying in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. Her early career plans included becoming a megastar actress or a rock star, but she decided instead to have a family and then become a writer, in that order. Writing is her passion, but she also loves to spend time with her family, travel, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.

Nichole has been reviewing books for the past three years after deciding that anyone who reads as much as she does has a duty to share her favorite reads with the rest of the world. Star Crossed is a new blog, dedicated purely to book reviews.

Visit Nichole at Random-ish

Eclipse Trivia #29

How many years does Alice say it will take Bella to thank her for a fancy wedding?



Correctly answer the trivia question in the comments section of this post by midnight June 30 and you will be entered to win today's Daily Prize.

Correctly answer the question any time before July 3, 2010 and you earn 1 point toward the Grand Prize.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Forks or Bust: Day 28

Another day in the town of Forks.

Today we visited Forks High School.
It's a good thing we came when we did.
They're tearing it down and building a new one.

They had a big party and invited all the alumni to attend.



The Cullens and Hales were there.



As were some more recent graduates.


Then we went to the hospital where Carlisle works.

Kristen and Rebecca are pointing out Carlisle's designated parking spot.



Inside the hospital, we find the man himself.

Heather pretended to be hurt so he would come talk to us,
but when all 11 of us tried to crowd into the exam room, he called our bluff.


Here he is telling Rosalie and Edward how lame we are.

But we don't care.


Then we went to the Swan home.
Kandis and Jessica got a photo by the sign.



This is a closer shot.

No one was home so we couldn't get pics inside.
But we did go into the forest by Bella's house.


Edward was there playing monkey boy.


No, I'm not holding the camera sideways.
Edward is just showing off.


Last stop of the day was Newton's.
We stocked up on groceries and bought some stuff for blisters.
We've been hiking a lot.


Today's Travel Question:

If you could have a vampire super-power,
what would you want it to be?



Leave an answer in the comments section of this post by midnight June 29 and you will be entered to win June 28 's Daily Prize.

Leave an answer in the comments section any time before July 3, 2010 and you earn 1 point toward the Grand Prize.


Chasing Twilight Sponsor Question: June 28


Today's Prize: I Run with Vampires Tote

Sponsor: Suan @ Life is Good

Sponsor Question:
Besides the Twilight vamps, who is your favorite vampire from TV or movie?



For three chances to win this prize:
  1. Visit Life is Good and correctly answer her question by midnight June 29

  2. Answer today's Eclipse Trivia question.

  3. Answer today's Forks or Bust question.


To earn 2 entries toward the Grand Prize:
  • Visit Life is Good and correctly answer her question by any time before July 3, 2010.

Eclipse Trivia #28

Where do the vampires and werewolves meet to train for the battle with the Newborns?



Correctly answer the trivia question in the comments section of this post by midnight June 29 and you will be entered to win today's Daily Prize.

Correctly answer the question any time before July 3, 2010 and you earn 1 point toward the Grand Prize.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Forks or Bust: Day 27

Today, being Sunday and a day of rest,
we took a picnic up to Edward and Bella's meadow after church.


It was just a short hike. We ate sandwiches.
Then we sat and talked, read, napped.

It was dusk as we were leaving.

I took one last look back and got this shot.


Today's Travel Question:

Where is your favorite place to read?


Leave an answer in the comments section of this post by midnight June 28 (date extended because I'm late posting) and you will be entered to win June 27 's Daily Prize.

Leave an answer in the comments section any time before July 3, 2010 and you earn 1 point toward the Grand Prize.

[And I'm caught up! YAY!!]

Forks or Bust: Day 26

Saturday we started our tour of the City of Forks.

We started at the city limits.


Then hit the Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce.

Karlene & Suan by Bella's truck.
(Edward gave her vanity plates for Christmas.)



They don't like people touring City Hall and the Police Dept.
so we just took a pic of the sign.



Nichole and Sandra got a pic by Charlie's police cruiser.


Then we went to the Cullen house.
It looks bigger in the movies. Weird.


The Cullen mailbox. It was empty.
Kandis checked.


Tristi and Sarah went up to the porch and
found this sign saying they were gone.
I think they do that to scare away tourists.


But when the Cullen's realized it was us, they invited us in.

They were so pleased to meet us.
Esme whipped up a seven course meal for us in no time flat.
We spent a lovely evening visiting with this charming family.


Today's Travel Question:

What piece of furniture is added to
the Cullen home in Eclipse?

(Hint: It's specifically for Bella.)

Leave an answer in the comments section of this post by midnight June 28 (date extended because I'm late posting) and you will be entered to win June 26 's Daily Prize.

Leave an answer in the comments section any time before July 3, 2010 and you earn 1 point toward the Grand Prize.