I don’t read a lot of books.
This isn’t something I’m proud of but it’s true. I love the act of reading so I have dozens of books that I’ve attempted to read but I all too often get bored, skip sentences & inevitably end up never picking the darn thing up again. Not so much with “The Hunger Games”. Not at all in fact. I flew threw it finishing the first book in a few nights & promptly moving on to the 2nd & 3rd. I’m actually not a big ‘young adult’ literature fan. I’ve never seen any Harry Potter movies, nor have any desire to, & although I do enjoy the Twilight movies when they come on pay per view I didn’t like the books. I’m pretty sure ‘New Moon’ is sitting around here somewhere half-read & covered in dust. But this, this my friends is good stuff. And I hate apocalyptic tales, they freak me out but I don’t know, I guess the story & writing is just THAT GOOD.
All that to say I’m more than excited to see the movie. I’m a full-force big dork watching trailors on youtube.
And the premiere is tonight.
I live a somewhat mundane life (and like it that way) so when I have something to get giddy over I’m going all out with it. I don’t think P would’ve taken me to the sneak if I was sporting a bow & arrow or full leather bodysuit so I compromised by making my own mockingjay pin, the badge of our heroine Katniss Everdeen.
This is a really simple project if you have a cutting machine. If you don’t then maybe just print out a picture of the pin?
I found the image on google, used the trace function in the Silhouette to outline the perimeter & then used some heavy gold cardstock for the paper. Hot glue on a safety pin & watch out, you’re ready to battle to the death. (so grim, right?)I realize that a pin which represents a televised reality show where starving children are forced to fight one another TO DEATH is not exactly appropriate for placing on a baby. I know this. But I had on no makeup & my hair was greasy…there will be no self-modeling.
I made a few extra pins that I’m going to take with me tonight. If you won tickets through the radio station to go to the sneak premiere of the movie tonight then come find me & I’ll totally slip you one. Just say something really dorky like “may the games be ever in your favor” & I’ll nod my head in fellow dork recognition & pin you.
I can’t help but fear that I might be one small step away from dressing up & attending some fan conference. If I do you know what to do. Intervention.