Fifty Shades of Sexy
First, I have to thank my bloggy bestie Dangrdafne at Dangrdafne's Days of Delirium for repeatedly telling me I needed to read this story; for pushing me to keep reading it when I worried that I couldn't picture Rob as this Edward (which is all I ever want to do); for patiently listening to my ever-growing love of the story and the character development of Edward and Bella; for answering the phone when I tearfully finished the last chapter; and for assuring me that life would go on. I love you, DD.
I thank Twilight Cupcake for also insisting that I read this story and for writing a wonderful post about it on her blog Twilight, Travel, and Treats clear back in February! Ti amo, TC. Can't wait to hear about Italy!!
I thank the brilliant Biel for creating a video that was beautiful even before I knew Fifty and that stirs me even more now that I do. Check out all of her videos at IamBiel.
I thank STY for writing the post on her blog Twitarded that finally pushed me over the edge.
I thank Bleria at the cold shower for writing a week's worth of rehab posts that I had to file away until I finished the story. Now I know why she needed to do them.
I thank Kit *wink, wink* at Tongue Twied for understanding my love of Fifty, making me smile daily with her witty emails and posts, and for giving me a heartfelt reason for why I should read The University of Edward Masen next, which I will, as soon as my rehab is over.
I thank all of the girls who have been putting up with my constant references to the story and to Fifty, which includes Stan, Mary, Twi-Weasel, Nibbles, and Becky at Twi-sted Edbrella; Lacey at Tigerlily's Tirade; Starlit Violets at Violet Delights, and Jelena at Confessions of a Twiholic.
I thank my Super Bloggy BFF Mrs. P at TwiBite for putting up with me in general. You are fifty shades of funny every single day (ka-ching!). I am holding you to your promise to read it next! As Mrs. P pointed out, she was surprised I didn't have a permanent link to the story on my sidebar. Good call.
I thank Snowqueens Icedragon for writing a story that helped me realize what "It pwns me" means. She wrote a story that will stay with me. I'm glad she left it open-ended. It gives me hope ;)
@SQicedragon on twitter
I also got beyond excited when I got an email alert stating she was writing an outtake from Fifty's POV and would be publishing it to raise money for Alex's Lemonade. You can read about the bidding here.
And I can't finish my post without thanking Twilove1, Twired Jen, and Elusive S for keeping me entertained after I finished reading it on Saturday with their text messages, pictures, and phone calls during their trip to the Twi-Convention in L.A. Twilove1 even went so far as to call me during the actual panel with Rob, Kristen, and Taylor and leave her cell phone on so that I could try and hear the Q&A. I could hear the tone of Rob's voice and I did hear him giggle/laugh which gave me goosebumps. Can't even imagine what it was like being there in person. Twilove 1 was even giving me commentary from time to time. For her to think to do that for me during the highlight of her journey to breathe the same air as Rob is humbling beyond belief. I'm still shaking my head and smiling just thinking about it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! XOXO
Check out some of Twilove1's pictures as well as her adventures with Mrs. P's avi (with the help of her partner-in-crime F-Kat) here.
And please check out the two-part post by Jen at Twired for a recap of their most excellent adventure ;) She has great pics, including a pic when they met Twilove1 and FKat, as well as a link to the complete 30-minute Q&A video.
One last thing. I know. I'm a wordy bitch today, but I don't blog that often so thanks for sticking with me if you're still reading. I know I lost Mrs. P to scrollitis about 17 paragraphs ago.
I have to share one of the sweetest thank-you cards I've ever received. As some of you know, I helped design a banner for the Twired blog. This is what I got in the mail last week from my "I give a big fat Crapsten" bloggy bestie, Jen. Please note the attention to detail, right down to Rob bringing me some boxed wine. LOL!