Wednesday, June 30, 2010


For those that know me, I've had a thing for vampires for awhile. (Yes, even before Twilight.) It all started back when I was in middle school, and I watched Interview with the Vampire.

I fell in love with the storyline. I found out that it was based on the Anne Rice book, so I decided to check it out from the library. Apparently most normal middle schoolers don't read that type of book, so I needed my mom to check it out for me. I took the book to my seventh grade reading day and got told I couldn't read it without a note from my mom. My teacher thought I was looney, I think. hehe I eventually read Interview with the Vampire, Lestat and Queen of the Damned. I still need to read the remaining books in The Vampire Chronicles. Of the two movies made, I do have to say that I liked Stuart Townsend's Lestat best.

After the Anne Rice vampires, I found the Underworld series a few years later. It was a set of three movies that started in 2003. These movies also really introduced Werewolves to me and just how "interesting" they could be. I think of the three Underworld movies, I love the second one the best. I do also like the third one, as it gives more background into Lucian's life and how he rallied the werewolves.

My next big vampire like came with the television show - Moonlight. I really hate that they canceled it after online one season. Atleast they did manage to wrap things up by the finale.

And yes, I do like Twilight. Shoot me, if you must. I read the books before the movies. The books are superior to the movies, which is almost always how it is. I'm rather curious to go see Eclipse this weekend. I had hoped to re-read the books before hand, but my daughter has had other plans.

Who knows exactly why I've always had a love for Vampire stories and books? At this point my husband just shakes his head and giggles at my "Vampire stuff." I think a lot of it is the mystery and excitement. It's also something that is fantasy, with just enough ties to reality to make it very interesting. I've always been one to love stories that could transport you to somewhere different, yet keep you a little grounded with something familiar.

Want some neat facts for a closing to this rambling:

Sophie Myles, whom played vampire Erika in Underworld, plays the human, Beth, who falls in love with Mick, a vampire, in Moonlight.

Michael Sheen is well known for playing Lucian, the ruler of the Lycans (Werewolves) in Underworld. He switches teams in the Twilight: New Moon movie when he plays the vampire Aro, whom is the head of the Volturi.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Living up to my last name...

For the last week or so, I've been sucked into a new game. (I shocker! lol) I haven't gotten to write much (aka none), and needless to say, I've been moody. Maybe time to get back into some daily writing to keep myself sane! Not to mention, I'm starting to loose control of my "compartmentalizing" of things with the husband unit gone. Aka - Focusing WAY to freaking much on the Calendar. Did I mention those are evil little things when you realize just how long it's been since you've hugged, kissed, and even talked to your husband on the phone? My parent's watching the news doesn't help much, but thankfully, I can tune that out.

I'm ready for June to be done with. It's been a month. So here I sit, listening to some of my "moody" day music - Evanescence. Days like this, I can't listen to the music that makes me think of Ryan. I'll end up in a slobbering pile of goo. (I'll probably still add in a song or two there tonight cause I'm a glutton for punishment some days.)

To keep up a theme I seem to have are a few of my favorite songs by Evanescence:

This is Bring Me To Life. I think this was the first song from them that hooked me. I think it was on the Daredevil soundtrack?

Call Me When You're Sober - I just like the song, and the video concept. Ryan would call it my artsie fartsie side kicking in. hehe

My Immortal - This song has always just touched me for some reason. The video being in black and white has strengthened that.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Change Jar #4

This is the change jar as of June 5th. (Yeah...little delayed posting this. lol) It's grown a good bit. You can notice that the bills are bound. That's because it's a 100 dollars! I figured that would make my counting easier to group it that way. I'm considering rolling some of the change as it collects. We'll see.

So the run down now is:

Cash - $100.00
Coin - $12.90

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Farmer's Market Fun

This morning we went to the first Farmer's Market here for the season. This is the first time Alison and I have been here for the start. Oh my at the fresh veggies, fruit and other yummy things. Alison had a ball being able to pick out things that she liked and pay for them. She picked out some strawberries and blueberries. All total we spent about 100 dollars between Mom and I, but it was worth it. I'd rather give my money to the farmer's that grew the stuff than take my chances with trying to find good stuff at the store.

Here are some pictures of our haul:

The corn was an interesting find. Mom and Dad said the vendors have been there as long as they remember. People were lining up for this corn even before the market opened. And I'm talking a LONG line. They where buying it dozens upon dozens of ears of corn at a time. hehe. Right before we left, the line had gotten loads shorter, so I jumped in and snagged some.