RITE OF PASSAGE

If I seem dazed and confused, I am.  Last month I had to start taking blood-pressure medication.  If I weren’t taking psychiatric medication, this wouldn’t be a problem.  But I am–and the last few weeks have been a nightmare.  The blood-pressure medication interacts negatively with the psychiatric, so I have to keep adjusting both kinds (with physician approval, of course).  I’ve finally begun to lower the particular psych med that’s indirectly causing the high blood pressure, but I’ve got to do it very slowly (weeks or months).  So pardon any writing that’s as dazed and confused as I (that’s one of my favorite songs in music history, by the way–especially the version from the film, in which Robert Plant suddenly goes into “San Francisco”, that is so weird and so cool)!

When I first read about “Twilight”, I looked in my stack of still-unopened DVDs, and saw that I had it.  But I soon realized it wasn’t the one getting all the hype.  The “Twilight” I had starred Newman, Sarandon, and Hackman, and was dated 1998. 

I usually don’t follow hype.  In fact, I tend to avoid whatever is popular at the moment–and the more hype it gets, the more repelled I am.  But once I discovered this 2008 “Twilight” was a vampire film, I was sold.  So I called Barnes & Noble.  It wasn’t available on DVD yet, but they gladly agreed to hold me a copy, once it was (this is why I patronize Barnes & Noble–their service is the best). 

I bought it last week.  I knew it wouldn’t measure-up to “Interview with the Vampire”–which I consider not only the best vampire film ever made, but one of the best films ever made.  But I watched it with an open mind, and was quite pleased.  In fact, I just bookmarked it twice (i.e. watched it in just two sittings)–which is very rare, for me.

It was beautiful.  I didn’t even watch any of the special features, even the deleted scenes (which I usually do)–because I wanted to hold the final moment in memory.  It was is that memorable. 

As for the women, all have pretty faces (except the mom).  But only one has a pretty body, as well–Rachelle Lafevre (“Victoria”).  I go for voluptuous women–those with curves.  And Rachelle Lafevre has curves!  This is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen!  I’m fixated on her, I’ve looked at her photos almost every time I’ve been online lately!  (No, I’m not an “obsessed fan”–just a lonely guy with an unusually strong passion for feminine beauty!)

So that’s my spiel on “Twilight”.  Though not nearly as much as the aforementioned actress, it is captivating.

14 Responses to “RITE OF PASSAGE”


  1. 1 maddyejames April 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    the twilight series is four novels written by stephenie meyer, and are absolutely fab. if you like vampire stuff, you should definitely get these. i’ve read all four, and would do so again. makes the movie so much better when you realize there are three more to come.

  2. 3 sunnymom April 10, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Thank you for visiting my site. I love vampire stuff but for some reason this one never really grabbed me. I will probably end up watching it anyways because I have a kid. Who knows maybe it might end up my new favorite lol. I am just waiting for Wolverine to come out, I love me some Hugh Jackman mmmm yummy

  3. 5 Heather April 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Oh Twilight! I know there are people who say bad things about it but the story is captivating and Edward Cullen says what every woman wants a man to say to her (at least when they are happy and in love) and most everyone I know who had read one book is hooked.

    Oh Edward. Sigh.

  4. 7 lifeunderacarolinamoon April 12, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I hope you have everything regulated by now! Mixing medicatiions can be tricky! You visited my other blog and I appreciate it. This is my new one for reasons that will be obvious if you visit this one.

    I have not seen Twilight but, your post makes me want to!

    • 8 solosocial April 12, 2009 at 2:24 am

      Thanks! I have everything regulated as well as possible, for the moment. The process involves gradually lowering the dosage of the psychiatric medication that’s causing the weight-gain–which is the cause of the high blood pressure. I’ve begun lowering it (with doctor’s approval, of course), but it will probably take a few months to get off this medication–or at least get it down to the minimum-effective dosage.

  5. 9 this buddy of mine April 14, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    thanks for the story submission and for stopping by.

    The Twilight movie was done well, everything you need for a good tale…much deserving of the “hype” it is getting.

    • 10 solosocial April 15, 2009 at 2:10 am

      My pleasure–thank you! Last night, at Wal-Mart, I wished “Twilight” had even more hype! I noticed that the poster display (which I hadn’t broused for a long time)had “Twilight” posters. I wanted a poster of Rachelle Lefevre (“Victoria”), so I looked through the entire display. No poster of her, to my dismay! In fact, there were no posters of any of the “enemy tribe” vampires! Hey, what happened to the viewing-public’s admiration for the bad guys (and girls)?

  6. 11 2lazydogs April 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Ah…’Twilight’…
    I am a big fan of vampire movies…Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ being my all-time favorite. When the ‘Twilight’ hype started I was a bit leery. I had heard that it was a lot of teen agnst fluff. While waiting for my daughter at the dentist’s office, I grabbed her copy and started reading…I was hooked after 3 chapters. That doesn’t happen very often. I’ve completed the saga and have to say it was one of my favorite reads.

    And the movie…*sigh* It’s pretty bad when an adult woman has a crush on a young man who is young enough to be her son!

    • 12 solosocial April 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm

      I didn’t know how to respond to your comment, earlier, because I couldn’t understand the last sentence. I thought you were referring to Kristen Stewart, and I wondered how she could be old enough to be Robert Pattinson’s mother (although, when “The Graduate” was filmed, Anne Bancroft was only a few years older than Dustin Hoffman)! I finally realized, just now, that you’re the “adult woman”!

      Excuse me a moment, while I finish laughing at myself!

      I don’t consider your crush “bad”, at all! It is actually an indication of your youthfulness! In fact, I wish most women were like you, in this respect! I’m 43, and I’m equally attracted to women young enough to be my daughter, and old enough to be my mother. I never have any luck with younger women–they think I’m too old. But every six years, I have luck with an older woman. Still, I shouldn’t have to wait six years! “You’re too young for me”–I don’t know how many times I’ve heard that nonsense!

      As the saying goes: “Age doesn’t matter, unless you’re a cheese!”

  7. 13 James April 23, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve heard the comments on the movie from others. I haven’t seen it. I don’t have time to sit for more than an hour most of the time. I did read “Dracula” when I was a teen and was fascinated with it. It was a very long novel, yet I read every page.

    So far as the med combo’s. I take several drugs to maintain a good lifestyle. I also take BP meds and lorazapam. I was offered Xanax, but refused that one. I’m pretty well regulated now, so just hang in there. It’ll all work for you as you find the right dosages.


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