Dear Rob,

Look away, my friend, look away. As your future Kept Woman, I really must protest. You’ve heard the expression Like A Moth To The Flame, I’m sure. This is more Like A Comet To The Sun. Ms. Hilton’s gravity will strip away all that is magical and beautiful within you until you are nothing but a lonely ball of ice being thrown out of her orbit. To quote Monty Python’s Arthur and his Knights, “Run away! Run Away!”



Dear Twilighters,

Good news! Coming soon to a porn site near you! Robbie Does Paris!


Thanks, Random, for the news flash today.

Dear Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,

Thank you for a lovely evening. When I heard that you were going to shake things up for ratings I understood your reasons, but I was nervous. I wondered if Oscar might loose some of his magic for me if what I feared was true and the Disney kids were going to be catered to, but I really enjoyed the changes you made. I didn’t notice a difference with the red carpet, but I just wanted to tell you I thought it was stunning and well-orchestrated. I’m not sure if it’s scheduled, but it seems like that would be a good thing to do, so I’m going to credit you with that. Hugh Jackman was a lot of fun. I hope this won’t be the last time he hosts the Oscars. I know you’re trying to mix things up, so I don’t expect him to become a fixture or anything, but he was a good host, and I’d like to see him return at least once more. I liked the format. Leading us through pre-production, production, and post-production was a logical progression, and I liked that the same presenter or presenters presented a group of related categories. That really moved things along.

Queen Latifah singing I’ll Be Seeing You for the In Memoriam was beautiful. I won’t lie; I got a little choked up. The best part for me though, was how the nominees for the acting categories were presented. Having five previous winners in the category give such beautiful and personal feedback was powerful. For this I got very choked up, especially for the Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress categories. The four actors and actresses who do not receive an award deserve more recognition than simply having their names and films read out; they deserve the personal attention this format allowed. Furthermore it fit in so well with the traditional Academy Awards show that I can hardly believe someone did not come up with this sooner. Please, keep this format until you have to shake things up for ratings once again, and even then, please try to change something else first.

Once again, thank you!


PS Thank you for inviting Robert Pattinson to be a presenter so that he would come back to the US and have an excuse to shave, sort of.


Thanks to this site for the photo.

Does anyone watch Brothers & Sisters? There is a new character, Ryan Lafferty, on the show, played by Luke Grimes. He reminds me so much of Robert Pattinson that it makes me wonder if that’s a reason he was cast, not that that is in any way wrong. He has The Look. I’m not saying he looks exactly like Rob. I’m just saying that if push came to shove they might be in the same line up.  He seems to be  a pretty good actor judging by the few scenes he’s been in. I hope to see more of him, and I’m not just saying that because of the resemblance. I think he’ll be good for the show.

Luke Grimes’ photos thanks to


I read this just now:

Robert Pattinson’s stalker threat

Monday, 2 February 2009

Robert Pattinson might have millions of female fans but some of them are quite scary.

Poor Rob can’t even find refuge at home.

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They have found out where he lives and they are determined to get to know the Twilight star personally.

Rob told OK magazine: “There was a group of girls that left little notes in my car, outside of my apartment.

“One of the first notes said: I’m not weird, but please call me.

“The next day the note said: Please don’t ignore me.

“And the next day it said I’m going to kill myself if you keep ignoring me! (but I’m not weird, ok?).”

Ladies, ladies, please. A little decorum. Don’t leave notes on his car. That will only make him stay home and then where will we be? Without new pictures of Rob. Instead, leave notes for him on your blogs. Make him stalk you. Do you think he doesn’t Google himself? Here, like this:

January 25, 2009

Dear Rob,
As of Friday, I am between jobs. The economy being what it is, no one is hiring travel agents. I am smarting from being let go, and my soul is in need of a little inspiration after too many years as a corporate drone. I am pursuing a new, more pleasing line of work: Kept Woman. You are at the very top of my list for Sugar Daddy candidates, though I realize that since I am quite a bit older than you Daddy might not be an appropriate term. I am eager to please, however, so I’ll call you anything you like. I assure you I am quite creative and accomplished in, shall we say, the appropriate skill set. I am a self-starter who is comfortable taking the initiative, but I am also a team player, if you take my meaning. In addition I am independent, needing my fair share of alone time. While I do enjoy affection and romance, I am not needy, nor am I clingy. I do not require anything fancy. I prefer Converse to couture, take-out to tofu. And marriage is not on the table. This is strictly a temporary position. In short, if the following qualities appeal to you, give me a call. We’ll start by going out for a few drinks, get a quick bite, and see where it leads.

  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Comfortable taking initiative
  • Eager to please
  • Experienced
  • Creative and accomplished
  • Independent
  • Affectionate and romantic
  • Low maintenance


If you prefer not to sully your own blog with evidence of your stalker tendencies, you can always visit my friends at Letters to Rob. Tell them their #1 Fan sent you.

Yes, you read that right. Bella Skywalker. This could only be a Random post, right? For those of you who don’t know, Random is my Unicorn friend–that mythical beast know as the man who reads Twilight. Out of the blue, this is how the texting started this evening, as if there had never been an interuption in last night’s text conversation.

Random: Finished New Moon today. Edward has confirmed that he’s a retard.

Me: You’re retarded! 🙂

Random: When you are over 100 years old and make Romeo look like a guy who knows how to make a plan work, that is truly special.

Me: You’re reading too much into it. That says a lot coming from me. He’s no more or less retarded than Romeo.

Random: Romeo is the king of dumb. And Edward is in his class at the very least.

(Agreed, but romance can make one stupid, especially boys.)

Random: And Bella is so typical. Although I expect that is the attraction for the target reader. She’s annoying as the heroine.

(Bella is typical in some ways which makes her relatable to a lot of readers. She a-typical in others whichs gives her the feeling of being special we all want. I relate to her in a big way, so I guess I’m annoying.)

Random: Then again, my favorite protagonists come from Ayn Rand and Isaac Asimov, so typical is not my cup of tea.

(Yeah, Random, I know you’re shocked, but I haven’t read any Rand and the Asimov I read was an excerpt or short story way back in the day. We read so many so close together in that class that I don’t remember what was his. As always, “It’s on the list.”)

Random: New Moon will make a horrible movie with Bella whining more than a Skywalker.

(Bella hurts on the inside but she suffers in silence. As a movie we shouldn’t be so “in her head”. Maybe it won’t come off so whiney to you.)

The texts were coming fast and furious while I was trying to find some paper to print my resume on. I couldn’t get a word in so I’ve added my thoughts in ( ).

I sat there dumbfounded at the Skywalker remark when my phone rang. I just started laughing. Apparently Random’s hatred for all things Twilight could not longer be contained in text. Rather than forgetting the books altogether, he needed to get vocal. I was still laughing when I answered. The first thing I heard was, “Bella Skywalker.” It had the ring of an epithet. I just laughed. Typical. Trying to get under my skin, deriding two of my favorite things at once: Twilight and Star Wars. And two of my favorite characters, too. Luke and Bella are the ones I relate to. Way to push my buttons, Random.

Ok, I had to admit Luke is a bit whiney: “But I was going to Toshi Station to pick up some power converters!” I didn’t read Bella as whiney though. I read her as strong. She knows what she wants and when she doesn’t get it she fights for it. She gets angry, petulant. He asserted that stamping your foot and demanding your way is just the teen version of whiney. He might have a point. But doesn’t that make the character more believable? Bella is flawed. That doesn’t mean the writing is flawed, just the opposite in my opinion.

He liked Carlisle. He relates to him most. I suppose I would have guessed that. In fact I think I did guess that once. I believe I made Random take the survey once upon a time, and predicted that he would be Carlisle. He thinks that the vampires being invincible superheroes is ridiculous, and that they should be running the world, not keeping the secret. The Volturi he thought were kind of cool. I had to admit that I never saw the point of keeping the secret even without the Volturi, as humans can’t harm vampires. But I try to let that sort of thing go. It’s fiction.

So we talked some shop, talked about the vibe at the company I no longer work for, but then we were right back to New Moon. He thought it was boring. He thought Edward was retarded. He was frustrated that Bella was going to be ok and then everything freaked out again. Basically everything I loved about the book, he hated. No big shock there.

I think the people who dislike the Twilight saga are the people who go into it expecting a vampire story. It’s a love story that just happens to have vampires and werewolves. As a friend of mine put it, it’s Vampire 90210.

We talked about the upcoming movie too. He’s convinced it will suck. He knows from the last two month’s worth of obsessing that I have my worries. If they stay true to the book, he thinks, there will be a opening scene, then a whiney birthday, a paper cut, a bit more whining, then a really long boring part in the middle, followed by about 15 minutes in Italy, and a rushed happy ending. I think that sounds about right, except that as they are actually shooting in Italy I think they plan on getting their money’s worth. If anything is going to be rushed it’s going to be the long months that Edward is gone (Random’s “really long boring part in the middle”). If they are going to screw with anything it’s going to be the beauty of Bella and Jacob’s relationship. I think they’re going to rush us back to Edward/Robert Pattinson. It’ll be tricky not having the Heart-ThRob in most of the movie.

No one I worked with recently got me like Random did. We like a lot of the same things. It is typically frustrating talking to him about geek stuff though, because we rarely agree even about the stuff we both like. No matter how frustrating, it’s always good for a laugh though. Today’s big laugh was Random saying, “If Edward had an alignment it would be Chaotic Dumb.” Thanks, Random, I needed that. I hope you had fun storming the castle tonight. And I certainly hope the Pandemic bugs didn’t get you down.

Two scenes?!?

Robert Pattinson’s naked walk

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Robert Pattinson would probably walk around naked if he got a pay rise.

Rob told the BBC: “I read some gossip thing saying, because I looked really uncomfortable in a paparazzi photo or something, they’re like, ‘He should get used to it. That’s the price to pay if you’re getting $12m (£8.1m) a movie’.

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“If I’m getting paid $12m a movie I’d walk around naked.

“That’s all nonsense. I don’t know who makes that stuff up. Even the price for the first one was nonsense.”

Rob is still not sure whether there will be a fourth movie but he will definitely be in New Moon and Eclipse.

He says: “I went into it doing it as a trilogy. They’re shooting the second one in March.

“I’m not really in it that much in the second one. The lead character is somebody else, which is another reason why I’m not being paid $12m. I’ve got two scenes.”

Thanks, It’s A Bit Like This, for posting the Daily Rob. Check out the other articles posted there.

As a former Art History student, I’m quite excited about the upcoming movie Little Ashes, starring Robert Pattinson. I’ve enjoyed Rob in Harry Potter and Twilight but was concerned about him playing such a role as Salvador Dali. Until I saw the trailer that is. There is a shot of Dali having his photo taken with, I believe, Luis Bunuel that reminded me of a photo I’d seen back when I was still in school. It made me think that maybe Rob might be good in this role. I couldn’t find the photo I was looking for but you’ll get the idea from these photos which I do not own and found on Google Images.

I’m throwing this one in for good measure. I had a poster of it in my dorm room back in the day.

 Swans Reflecting Elephants.