So Karen and I have a friend, whom we adore to no end, that also loves Twilight. Now she is not quite as crazy about it as we are (or so she tells us! Ha!)...and she does try very hard to keep her obsession under much tighter control then we do. She has read the books and watched the movie, obviously. She enjoys when I keep her up to date on the current "twilight news". She is going with us to the November 20th midnight release of New Moon. But she did get a little embarrassed when Karen gave her a twilight vinyl sticker from Etsy and insisted that she put it on her laptop at work. She obliged, but not whole-heartedly like I did! So our friend turned 30 this past weekend...(BABY!)...and she was NOT happy about it. She's not big on surprises either. But you don't really think we let that stop us, do you??? No way....
So we ordered a full size, cardboard cutout of Edward. Just like ours that went to Twicon with us. We got to work early (her business is joined to my photography studio) and positioned Edward so he would be the first thing she would see when opening the back door. Karen also took a pair of purple thong panties, and used sparkle iron on crystals to write "Dazzle Me" on the front of them and we attached them to Edward's left hand. I then took a picture of Edward from the web, photoshopped her into it with him (along with a personal message assuring her that Edward thinks she still hot, sexy and flirty...even at 30), had it printed up and placed it with a large sucker that said "30 sucks" in Edwards right hand. We had planned all this for almost a month. All was going well, until the night before when I had a dream that we gave her a heart attack and she dropped her two year old daughter upon entering her business and seeing the silhoutte of a 6'1" man directly in front of her. Our revised plan included turning on the lights, and moving him far enough in that she would at least have time to set her child down!
Turns out our "I don't like surprises" friend loved her surprise. We all laughed until we cried at her shock at now being the proud owner of a life sized Edward.
The funniest part of this story was related to me at the end of the weekend. She took Edward home. Her husband told her she needed new friends. She placed Edward in her bedroom, he scared the shit out of her a couple of times...but then he showed up missing. She of course assumed her husband had had enough of looking at his competition and threw him out. She was wrong.
Her daughter, a little tiny thing even for a two year old, had come in and stolen him. She managed to drag him all the way to her play room at the end of the hall. She nows talks to him and plays with him all the time. She makes him tea. She tells him he is her friend. She also refuses to let her Mommy have him back. Wow...Edward seems to have a power over anyone female...no matter what the age.
Now we all laugh at how we have corrupted a two year old...and brought her over to the dark side!