Everyone knows i love vampires, right? if there's anyone reading this who was previously unaware, let me just make it perfectly clear...
i *heart* vampires!!!!! : ) <3 <3 <3
there we go. now, this is not to say that i love all things vampiric, of course. take the Twilight series, for instance. i am firmly planted on team jacob. firm.ly. i simply like the character of jacob better than the character of edward. storyline wise, i didn't "root" for a jacob/bella pairing. almost from the beginning i sensed jacob was more like family than romance for bella. still, i like his character better than edward. this is not to say i DISlike edward. ya know. lol
i read many (M A N Y) vampire books while in jr. high & HS & college. i was constantly on the lookout for them! i can't tell you what my first vampire book was. well, i could if i wanted to check my notes, but i don't feel like combing through them right now. : ) The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith might have been. i don't think it was dracula, tho i have read it. i didn't really like it all that much, though, so i don't think it would be the story to inspire me to read more vampire novels. actually... if i remember correctly, i think i read it for two reasons - it was a classic and i figured it woulf freak out at least one teacher. (it did - DARIN! hahahaha!)
one of my favorite stories, tho, was called Love Bites, by Margaret St. George. i read it during my senior class trip to dauphin island, AL. i read 4 or 5 books during that trip, actually. that was during the period of time when i could read 4 or 5 books in a week. *sigh* i miss those days. : ) anyway, so this book! i read it, i LOVED the way it portrayed the vampire community. i'm not so much into "traditional" vampires, w/ the black cape & pasty faces & whatnot. (altho, this little cutie would make me rethink that...)
but this story - about a vampire DJ and his "squire"... it's delicious and non-traditional and i just liked it a lot. : )
of course, after i read this book, i lent it - as i loved to do, lend books! - to my friend kimmie. sometimes i get these premonitions... and i had a feeling that i wasn't going to see that copy again. but i lent it anyway. well... you guessed it! we graduated, i moved to storm lake, kimmie moved to chicago, and i haven't seen her (or my book, LOL) since. and of course it's now out of print... but, tonight, on amazon, i found it!
color me a happy carrie! after a restock of my paypal account, this puppy will be on its way to my doorstep! woot! : )
today was tiring but not bad. a little annoying at the end of the day, but that can't be helped. sometimes ppl think they know what's going on, and they don't, but you can't tell them that w/o causing bigger issues, so it's just as well to smile & nod & try not to let it get to you. ya know? sure, YOU know. LOL
bret texted me ... he needs a place to stay for november. do i let him stay here? i have the room. he has money, or, well he can at least buy groceries. however, from my whole holly experience, i realllllllly am leery. *sigh* but 2/3 of my living w/ other ppl experiences have been good and have not resulted in lost friendships, so... do i go for 3/4?? *laugh* what's everyone think?
i got to see mi mama tonight rather unexpectedly. she was bringing me a present. : ) she mentioned clothes shopping in chicago. have i mentioned how much i dislike "clothes" shopping? or, w/ mom or jan, rather. i mean - they have this idea of how they want me to dress. it's not a bad thing, i'm not saying that at all. it's just not ... me. i have my own style, and i choose the clothes i do for a reason - comfort. *laugh* i like to be able to pick things out and NOT try them on, and most of the time the things i like the best come from the men's department at kmart or target or WM. : ) i have wide shoulders, and girl tops are too constricting - and no matter how 'pretty' a top is, if it's not comfortable, i won't wear it and it's not worth the money! now, for skirts, it doesn't matter where i get them from, as long as they're long & flowy. : ) anywhoo! i do want to go to woodfield or somewhere like that, and they have some good stores. as long as mom doesn't try to make me try stuff on... : )
oh! i made a really grand pasta w/ cinnamon. mmmm! will definitely be making it again.
and... more buffy. : )