Monday, April 12, 2010


I know that there's a whole fad type deal going on with vampires now... but, in all honesty, I've always been into vampires... even when I was a kid... I wasn't interested in watching werewolves, zombies, ghouls, and whatever other type of monster out there... however, I was always fascinated with witches/occult type stuff too... along with the vampires :)

So... anyways... I've been reading different vampire books. I had actually read the first 3 of Ann Rice's Vampire Chronicles back when I was like 21 or 22... (yes, a LONG time ago... LOL). And I reread them recently (actually, not all yet... just finished the 5th book... need to buy the others). I read the Twilight books. Read the Vampire Academy books. And the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, series (there's one to more to go on that one). So, two of these bunches of books are geared towards teens; but, they're still good :)

The first two series listed below are geared towards teens:

The Twilight series (by Stephenie Meyer)... I liked it as a whole. I am not too into Bella's personality though... she's too somber? Idk... But, like I said, I like it as a whole... and it has a good ending :D Oh, I also like how they don't cower & die from the sun but sparkle :) And how they never sleep :D That's great :))

The Vampire Academy series (by Richelle Mead)... that's incomplete still... but, actually, pretty good :D A different concept on vampires... two different types: one is a living vampire and the other, the 'bad' one, is the undead. The story is being told from a 3rd different species though... she's one that was born to protect the living vampires.

The Vampire Chronicles series (by Ann Rice)... Really good set of books... I've only read the first five so far... need to buy the rest... in the meantime, I started on Pandora last night. Its not part of the series but associated with them. The fifth book, Memnoch the Devil is really good :D It talks about the roles that God & the Devil play in our lives... interesting take on things. I'm really interested in reading the next 5 books... just have to get them now :D I actually have the 7th book, Merrick... I picked it up, long ago, at a thrift store... just like other Ann Rice books that I have. I have to say that reading this series has taken me longer to read then the others series of books... the books themselves, are bigger... if they don't appear that way, don't be deceived... the font is smaller and closer together and the margins are smaller too. Also, its the way that they're written... not in casual, everyday language... since the main characters are at least 200 yrs old, its written like they're telling the story, the way they spoke back then. I like the stories that the books tell... and like my sister said, seems like Ann Rice got better with each book :)

Finally, the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series (by Laurell K. Hamilton)... This series is DEFINITELY NOT FOR KIDS!!! LOL I've read 17 of these books. There's an 18th book that I haven't gotten yet (came out in Feb of this year); called Flirt. I like the concept of this series of books too... its set in modern times and all fabled monsters are actually around and mostly accepted in society... and there's new laws and social norms because of them. Anita isn't a 'monster'... but, she was born with the ability to animate the dead; so, that's what she does for a living. This is a site I liked to go to when I was reading... its a fan site called the Anitaverse :) I liked seeing who people thought should play the different characters if they'd ever be a movie based on the books... if so, it would have to be at least rated R... LOL There's lots of graphic stuff in these books!

So, because of my super interest in vampires... you're probably wondering this...

Would I like to be a vampire? Yes indeed! LOL I would stay the same age forever! Would I kill people? Nope. I would look for donors and just take a little blood at a time :) And, when my children would get to around 18, I'd let them make the decision if they'd want to be vampires :D See, vampires have like all kinds of 'super' hero stuff going on with them... so, why would anyone want to be Superman, Ironman, the Hulk, Wonder Woman, etc? :P

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Stuff

What's really cool, is that we're doing really well :) Well, considering how things were in the past... I imagine that lack of alcohol purchases have really helped both the financial and emotional well-being in this household :D

Anyways... all of our bills are paid :D woohoo! Nothing is behind at all! YAY! AND... we have money from week to week (check to check)!!! Its awesome!

Jeremy had to buy another Xbox360... his broke... and he tried fixing it... but, didn't work... so... he bought another... he's addicted to playing those online battle games... LOL Modern Warfare and another... forgot the name just now... anyways...

He bought us a 42" Plasma TV right before the Super Bowl. Bought me a new computer chair, since around Christmas time, I now have 2 new 1TB hard drives, bought my car a new windshield (couldn't get an inspection sticker for almost 2 yrs because of his cigarette lighters exploding and cracking the windshield)! So, now my car is totally legal again! woohoo! But, geez... that windshield cost like $200!!! A few months ago, he also bought me 4 new tires! And the difference in the driving was amazing! I know my car is old, but, it really drives well and it was taken care of by its previous owners really well! Its a 1992 Grand Marquis. All it really needs to look better is a paint job :P And he bought us a new dishwasher! woohoo! We also have a new work out bench :D AND, he bought a new bedroom door for us :) He said he'll replace the 3 other doors down the hallway too :)

Its really crazy actually being able to buy these things without breaking us... You have to remember, I'm a stay-at-home mom... so, there's only one income here... and Jeremy had been laid off a couple times a little over a year ago...

Now, if only I could go and buy some new clothes... I mean, I can... I just won't... NOT UNTIL I LOSE THIS STUBBORN WEIGHT!!!

I am going to start walking Monday (I I'll walk while Wyatt rides his bike... I hope that'll work for us... I think he'll be okay... he's pretty cautious. If I could just lose like 30 lbs, I'd be ecstatic... of course, losing more would be wonderful.

I actually gained weight since quitting Curves... its sickening.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

On a Sad Note...

Jeremy's father, Nathan, passed away January 12th, 2010. We are still awaiting the autopsy results as no one really knows exactly why he died. Something was causing his organs to fail... we need to know what was doing it... if it was environmental, genetic, etc... He was only 53... he was in the hospital in December, for his bday & Christmas :(

Its just so terrible. I liked him... he was a good guy... and he always had a new joke to tell us everytime we'd see him. I feel sad not only for his wife and children, but for his grandchildren. Calista's his oldest grandchild and she's only 11 (as of Feb)... so, these children won't have many memories... mostly pics... And Wyatt never got the chance to go fishing with him... and he really wanted to... and he still talks about it. Wyatt asked if Paw-paw was poisoned or if someone shot him... :(