This post is brought to you by Death Cab for Cutie, even though I’m pretty sure that is not the 405.
As a girl who has resided in the Pacific Northwest for 24 of my 25 years. I am a Western Washingtonian through and through. I can pronounce Sequim and Puyallup. I have never used an umbrella and can identify at least five different names for rain. Full list here. Now, up here we have these hilarious commercials from Pemco. Northwest Profiles. They feature things inside jokes such as “Sandals with socks guy” (My Dad) and “Ski’s in Rain Guy” all people I know quite well. Now because as a people we are quite pretentious. I give you my list of why Twilight pisses me off. I admit I am rambling and a huge whiner. But this is my blog and I’m going to do what I damn well please.
1. There is no bridge like the one in the opening credits near Forks. The bridge featured is the Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia River, between Washington and Oregon. The story behind this bridge is fascinating.
2. In the movie, Charlie makes a comment about Kitsap County sheriff. Now, as a local of the fine county I was glad for the publicity, having the last mention be in Walking Tall. (Which is not a favorable movie.) Now geographically there is a large county between Clallam and Kitsap. Jefferson County. I am very fond of this place, as it housed many a party where we all drank beer from a keg attached to a four wheeler. Ah, the good old days.
3. Forks is hyped to look very exciting. It is in fact a very nice small town which until Twilight came out was touted as the “Logging capital of the World.” In the NW, loggers are our version of Cowboys. He don’t have hicks, we have loggers. So in fact it more like this-
And lastly. And I stress this is the most important point. YOU CANNOT DRIVE TO CANADA! No, you have to take a ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria. If you wanted to drive or run to Canada you would have to cross over three counties until you are in Seattle. Don’t believe me? Take a look at a map.