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Recently I read all nine books that comprise Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mystery series. You know, the books that the show True Blood is based on. These books are killer (heh) summer reading, with juicy plots, hilarious characters, and lots of drama. Plus, they have vampire sex, so that’s a bonus. Anyways, I read all nine books in a span of about two weeks and now that I’m finished, I am going through some serious withdrawal.
I can’t get Sookie Stackhouse or her various supernatural lovers out of my head. Watching True Blood has helped tide me over a little bit; I have been to three different Blockbuster locations in the past week trying to get the DVDs in sequential order. (I know, Netflix is better blah blah blah.) The show does a terrific job of bringing the books to life, and my imagination has run wild with casting ideas for some of the later books in the series:
For example, wouldn’t Taye Diggs be perfect as Quinn?
I imagine Katee Sackhoff as Sookie’s roommate, Amelia. She is the perfect mix of strong and silly and scary. Plus, I would love to see Katee Sackhoff on television as much as possible. Plus, in one of the books, Amelia dates Pam the vampire. And since I know the casting director for True Blood is reading my blog, it’s only appropriate that I put in my two cents.
Who better to play Sookie’s fairy Godmother Claudine than Project Runway star Laura Bennett?
Debbie Pelt, who is introduced in book 3, is a crazy bitch. It only makes sense to cast Luciana Carro (who played that crazy bitch Kat from Batttlestar Galactica) in that role.
Am I the only person who does this when I read? Who do you imagine in your favorite fictional roles?
This is an old song, but I really love it. So sweet and lovely, plus I can sing along as loud as I want without getting too obnoxious. I don’t think the video is the official Weepies release, but I enjoy the literal I/U usage and the kite. I hope you enjoy it too!
I’m moving to an apartment in early September. It’s in a part of Austin I love, within walking distance of a post office, several restaurants, a coffee shop, an Alamo Drafthouse, and my favorite grocery store: Sun Harvest. I signed the lease on the apartment back in June, and since then I have been daydreaming of all the wonderful adventures I’ll have in my new neighborhood after I move. A summary:
1. I will become a skinny beeyotch from eating salads and other healthy grub every day from Sun Harvest.
2. I will get a dog. We will become BFF and go to the dog park several times a week.
3. I will have dinner parties where I can serve pesto, asian slaw, ceviche and other tasties I prepare using my food processor. (F.P. has been in storage for 15 months and I miss it so.)
4. I will have a full sized bed again. Not gonna go into a lot of detail on this one.
5. I will take the dog on lots of hikes in the TX hill country and we will traipse around like mountain women.
Even though I can’t walk to Sun Harvest yet, I have been shopping there quite a bit. Yesterday I was having daydream no. 1 and felt inspired to make a delicious, skinny bitch salad. I will be living alone, so this salad only serves one:
1/2 head of iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 granny smith apple, diced
1 avocado, pitted and chopped
1 hard boiled egg, shelled and chopped
Put this all in a bowl and mix it up so that the avocado and egg yolk coat the greens a little bit. Then splash a little balsamic vinegar on the top. You can add olive oil if you feel like it, but sparingly. If you want the full experience, while you eat the salad you need to daydream about decorating your new apartment with quirky adorable shit you buy from Etsy.
Hey, I just realized that it’s 2009 and that mean’s I’m 25 years-old.
*Edit 8/10/09* I did a little counting with my sister this weekend and I realized I’m still 24. Whoops again.
So last night I went to see Rami play in a crazy polka-opera band, and my friend Amy asked me if I have a blog. I said no, but then I remembered my former life as a super-emo-Livejournal-user and I felt kind of bad for not writing here anymore.
I like being emo, and I really like talking about myself. I especially like having a record of what idiotic and endearing thoughts I had when I was younger. Don’t worry– I fully realize that when I’m 35, I’ll look back at my 24 year-old self as a naive but adorable idiot. That’s part of the charm!
Anyways, I like LJ and all, but I think I’ll explore moving my blog over to blogger or blogspot or some other publisher. This, along with regular updates, should go a long way to making my lunch hour more enjoyable. Stay tuned.
A PRE-OWNED CAT!!!! See facebook for pictures once she is settled in.
Ahhhh! It’s tonsil surgery day! I am, of course, up too early because I am nervous nervous. Katie will be so tired of feeding me ice cream that she’s leaving Monday. BUT! I will borrow a cat to keep me company after that.
Wish me luck in surgery, peeps!
Roar. I am packing. Only 2 days to go!
Good things that happened to me this week:
1. Cleaned the kitchen.
2. Cleaned the washer hoses and tub.
3. Jerry Fallwell died.
4. Skylar, Andy’s cat, slept in my lap while I watched Grey’s Anatomy.
5. Bought a new dress to wear in Paris.
6. Made red velvet brownies.
Good morning, Rami. Went to dinner last night with Will, then watched basketball at Rami’s house.
Also petsitting for Beth all week (!!!) That should satisfy my cravings for a dog for a while.
Europe is soon. I have finished all planning for lodgings and air transportation. Now on to ground transport, learning to say please/thanks/fried fish in French, Czech, and Viennese. ALSO– deciding which clothes/shoes/purses to pack.
Also my hair is brown again and it looks AWESOME!