Friday, July 31, 2009

Jackson & the 100 Monkeys

OMG!OMG!OMG!!! The concert tonight was fucking AWESOME! Mitch Hanson opened, then The National Rifle played and finally 100 Monkeys was up and lets just say I was more than impressed! Before I squeal over Jackson I want to say that 100 Monkeys is sooooo much better live; they really did rock the house! As for Jackson....fuuuuuuuuck.....he is SOOOOOO much more hot in the flesh and not nearly as tiny as I thought he was. He has the sexiest singing voice and not only did he sing and play guitar, he played drums too! I am SUCH a sucker for drummers so I was melting where I stood. When he said 'Fuck' it made me tingle! God, I'm even more in love than before now! LoL

In other non-concert news, the break-out sessions today were really good. I of course went to the fanfiction panels which were hilarious and enjoyable. The ladies of Twilighted are a really great and fun group of ladies that I'm glad I got to finally meet.

Tomorrow are the autograph and photograph sessions where I get to have my pic taken with Jackson & Billy Burke and I'm getting autographs from Peter and of course Jackson. Then it's off to the Masquerade ball! Can't wait!!!!

Slideshow of 100 Monkeys (mostly Jackson)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today was full of awesomeness. It was the first official day of TwiCon and the registration lines were monsterous....fortunately it pays to have friends in high places and my Melooza (who was working registration) checked us in and pulled our badges without having to stand in a 3-hour line. I was completely starstruck when I got to meet some of my favorite fanfic authors, includingPurdueliz (my roomie), Ninapolitan, Hammondgirl & Sin and Shame who were absolutely a fucktabulous group of women who I had the pleasure of going out for drinks with. I also got to meet qjmom, jenwordsong (who popped my fanfic cherry with her fic Die to Self), admittedly obsessed, texbelle & vgjm who were all very nice and who also had me starstruck.
Not a whole lot happening TwiCon-wise today other than checking in and the vendor stations where I spent a good $150 today. Yes people, I now own four more Twi-shirts to add to my collection, a full set of Twilight trading cards, a 100 Monkeys CD and a couple other odds & ends...and this is only to start. Looking forward to a full day of events tomorrow, especially the fanfiction panels.

TwiCon Registration Headquarters

Registration Lines

Vendors Section

Hillywood Kids
Me & Joanna

Me & Melissa (aka Melooza)

Me & Hammondgirl (aka Di)

Purdueliz (aka Steph), Melooza (aka Melissa) & Me

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

1st Day in Dallas

Howdy from The Sheraton in Dallas, headquarters of the first annual TwiCon event. There are craploads of Twigirls here already in all forms of Twilight themed attire...even me sportin' my Midnight Desire by Twilightzoner t-shirt. I'm so excited for kickoff tomorrow. Look for my posts tomorrow and in the next few days on all things TwiCon.

Proof that I'm here!!! I wish I had a press pass!

Random Twifans in line to check-in.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Twilight star Jackson Rathbone may have a song on New Moon soundtrack

It seems Rob isn't going to be the only star of the Twilight Saga to have a spot on the soundtrack. It appears Jackson may have a song on the New Moon Soundtrack. You can read more here:

Only four more days 'till I actually get to see him in the flesh! Mmmm...Jackson's flesh...rawr!

<-----I may have borrowed this pic from WhitlocksGirl's blog, but Hot Damn the happy trail! *fans self off* (Thank you Donna!) (more)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

One Week!!!!!!!

One week!!! One week!!! Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!!! I'm so excited it's hard to stop myself from packing tonight and I wonder how many Twilight shirts I can wear in a four day period...I own seven and plan on buying more at TwiCon. I can't wait to see the cast and meet some of my online ff friends! *squeeeeeeeeeee*

Soooo...My plan is to have my story banner printed so I can have Peter sign it, since my main character is based of Carlisle who is played by Peter in the movie.

I haven't decided what I'll have Jackson sign yet but I was thinking my Twilight book since my boob isn't an option that security will allow. ;)
Look out Jackson & TwiCon, here I come!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Meeting Mel

So I had the pleasure of meeting my Melooza in RL two weeks ago and her beautiful family. And can I just say I love her as much in person? She was in San Francisco with the in-laws and we arranged to meet in Ghiradelli Square. Oddly enough, we ended up meeting in the bathroom!! I decided to wash my hands before we met up and was standing next to a girl at the sink who was also washing her hands. We bonded in the bathroom when a little boy who had been brought in by his mother, yelled out "I have a penis!". We laughed together and commented on how great that was, and at this point we didn't even know we were each other. She left the bathroom and I followed, busting out the cell to call 'Mel'. I about died when the girl from the bathroom answered! We were meant to be friends! Oh, and I just have to say her wee one is absolutely adorable and I'm so excited she's baking a TwiBaby now too! I get to baby shop!! Love you Mel and I can't wait to see you again at TwiCon, we're all going to rock the house! (more)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Jackson Interview w/The Examiner

Could he make me love him anymore? I mean really?

Jackson Rathbone is a triple threat. An amazing actor, singer, and writer. Women can only imagine what Jackson might be looking for in a woman. Some might think that any woman he might take a second look at would have to be drop dead gorgeous. Wrong. Jackson opens up about his favorite features about women, dating advice, and how to seal the deal for a second date with him!

Gabrielle: What are qualities you look for in women?

Jackson: I look for a woman with a sincere smile and a love of the arts. I love being able to go out on crazy dates, like breaking into zoos after hours, so a woman who has a sense of adventure... but I also love a calm night of jamming on a beach at midnight with a bonfire, whiskey, and friends... so a woman who can hang in any situation and not get too clingy if I'm playing some music and spending time with my friends and family.

GC: In your opinion, what do men really notice about women?

JR: The way she carries herself. Many times, my friends and I will notice a girl who is beautiful, but just looks miserable in her demeanor. It's a turn-off. Life's too short.

GC: What is your ideal first date?

JR: Well, I live with the band I'm in, 100 Monkeys (, so I like to take a girl out to dinner alone, go for a walk and chat, and then come back to our "Monkey House" to see if she can hang with my friends/bandmates. If she's cool to jam some tunes with us, shoot nerf guns at my bandmates' heads, or at least not get offended when I pick up a guitar... then I know there'll be a second date.

GC: What is a total deal-breaker?

JR: If a girl is involved with another guy. I don't believe in the ideology of "if it's a different area code, it's not cheating," I think that's more of an "idiot-ology."
Too many times I've been hit on by a woman with a ring (engagement and/or wedding), and it disgusts me, to be frank. Even if a woman has a boyfriend she is about to break up with... to me, it's wrong. I won't even consider flirting with a woman unless she is completely single.

GC: What is your favorite feature about women?

JR: Everything. I am a lover, not a fighter. I don't fuss over the fine points, I just love it all.

GC: How important is personality versus looks?

JR: I find the way that a woman walks, talks, and carries herself is more important to me than the way she dresses or make herself up. I don't care how gorgeous she is if she knows it and shows it off too much; that woman is far too ostentatious and superficial for me. One of our band's first singles is
called "Ugly Girl" (available on iTunes) and it's about a woman who sacrifices her personality for
looks. To me, that makes any woman ugly.

GC: What's sexier: A woman in a little black dress and heels, or a woman in sweat pants and a tank top?

JR: Depends what time of day. And where.

GC: In your opinion, what is the most important part of a relationship?

JR: Selflessness, honesty, and a healthy sexual attraction. I believe a sort of feral instinct takes place in any relationship that works... a sort of "pheromone cupid" strikes, if you will. (Note from Dizzy: Guh, really? *drools*) From there, it's all about keeping it honest and selfless. It takes two to tango, right?

GC: What is the worst dating advice you have ever taken?

JR: "Say whatever she wants to hear." I forgot who told me that, but it's complete bull-shenanigans. Trying to be what she wants is a terrible idea. I try to find a woman who I can be myself around, and who can be herself around me. I hate when relationships change people, but it happens... sometimes for good and sometimes for bad, but when two people fall in love and are still the same people, that's true love. In my humble opinion.

GC: What first grabs your attention about a woman?

JR: Her eyes and her smile.

GC: Do you have any kind of hygiene regimen in the morning? Anything special you use on your skin, hair, etc?

JR: Haha! Nope. Just soap and water... I also brush my teeth with toothpaste, use deodorant, and I, occasionally, will shave.

GC: Do you prefer women with makeup or natural?

JR: Natural, mostly, but I've been known to be extremely attracted to the punk rock look. Though sometimes, it's a little too much and you can't tell how a woman will look when she wakes up; it's really about whatever makeup makes her feel more like herself and more comfortable with who she is, not the other way around. In other words, a woman who defines her makeup and doesn't let the makeup define her.

Blonde or Brunette? ---You forgot redhead.
Tall or Petite? ---In the words of Goldilocks, "just right."
Favorite eye color? ---I'm color deficient... I like eyes that smile.
Short hair or long hair? --- I don't have a preference, I guess... I've dated women with haircuts much shorter than my own and women with hair long enough to lasso the moon.

GC: Thank you Jackson!

JR: Thank you, Gabrielle!