Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How to REALLY tick off thirteen year-old girls

Publish a column in the Deseret News suggesting that in real life Edward Cullen might be considered a stalker . . .

Dude! Laisse les bonnes temps roulet!

13 comments:

Lisa B. said...

Edward Cullen is a big ol' vampire stalker. With big ol' vampire hair.

Kerry said...

oh, geez! hopefully you have an unlisted address!

Valynne said...

Ann, your point of view really surprises me. I completely plan on letting 100-year old men into both my daughters' rooms at night...especially ones who have an urge to kill them. I think it's perfectly natural for a guy to sneak in a girl's room--even though she doesn't know it--and stare at her for 8 hours straight. Calling Edward a stalker is a little harsh, don't you think?

Louise Plummer said...

I heard Edward Cullen started the swine flu.

Annie said...

Too funny. Watch your back!

I have to admit I was a little relieved when my daughter liked the other one. Jacob. That the Edward-and-Bella thing was "unhealthy."

That bought her some serious dating judgment points with me.

Sara Z. said...

So are you ever going to start linking your column from your blog on the days it goes up? Are you? Hm? Are you? Do you know how to do a link? Do you?

ann cannon said...

So I used to e-mail Louise and say call me when it's convenient for you. And finally one day she said you've lost my number again haven't you. Busted.

And now I'm busted again. Sara figured it out. I don't know how to link.

My name is Ann Cannon and I do not know how to link.

Anne said...

Barf. I'm so sick of this book. I could barely get through the first one and stopped there. In my Journalism class, a girl wore an Edward Cullen shirt that said, "Bite Me." Then in Chemistry, a kid (AKA a seventeen year old) sitting next to me was playing with Twilight action figures.

Puh-leez!

BBB said...

Before becoming a mom, I worked in the social work field with teenage girls for six years. I'm convinced that Bella has Borderline Personality Disorder.

I have not tried to look for Edward's psychological disorder in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). I'm sure he's there though.

Amelia said...

umm yes. My YW group in Scotland is obsessed. I have tried to tell them that Edward does not exist in real life, or rather, if he did, not such a great guy to date. But they insist they are waiting for "their own Edward" Barf. One of my friends in SL linked to your column and said you summarised her thoughts exactly. She can link! To you!

Louise Plummer said...

It just occurred to me that Edward Cullen might be the son of that mother in LOVE YOU FOREVER. You know the one who takes a ladder and climbs into his bedroom window while he's sleeping. Now that's a truly creepy book.

Louise Plummer said...

Sorry about all the unidentifiable pronouns. It's late.

Kerri said...

Oh my goodness, this is funny. I loved your column, loved the teenagers' comments, and loved Louise's suggestion about Mr. Creepy in Love You Forever.