Old Notebook Entries…

These scribbles are from 2006/ 2007 I think… I may even have blogged them before but when I found an old notebook that used to live in my handbag I was surprised by some of the scribbles I found in it. I think I’m going to be posting snippets from the book for a while.

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Had a little chat with Damien about women and their over-reactions. The chat sprang from a radio snap survey about Valentines gifts and what’s appropriate… Forewarned is fore-armed I reckon!

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Old Notebook Entries…

These scribbles are from 2006/ 2007 I think… I may even have blogged them before but when I found an old notebook that used to live in my handbag I was surprised by some of the scribbles I found in it. I think I’m going to be posting snippets from the book for a while.

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What is the etiquette when blowing your nose?

I battle with hay fever, so I sneeze a lot, and I often blow my nose… but it never occurred to me to excuse myself when doing so in public!? Never once did I think to walk away and blow my nose as far out of earshot as possible! I mean, I don’t hock loogies or do these great honking snorts to clear my sinuses, but I usually blow my nose wherever I am and have done with it.

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Old Notebook Entries…

These scribbles are from 2006/ 2007 I think… I may even have blogged them before but when I found an old notebook that used to live in my handbag I was surprised by some of the scribbles I found in it. I think I’m going to be posting snippets from the book for a while.

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How did Douglas Adams executively produce and write the screenplay for the movie “Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy” (released in 2005) if he died in 2001…?

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I Can’t Help But Compare…

I’ve seen a lot of vampire movies, and read a lot of vampire stories, but I don’t want to talk about the movies today.

I want to talk about the books.

The first vampire story I read was Dracula by Bram Stoker. It was fascinating and very entertaining, if a bit of a laborious read being as old as it is… and I loved it. The next one I read was Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, the book on which the movie is based. It was fantastic!! Anne Rice had a whole new take on how vampires were created, how they aged, how they survived and how they could be killed. For lack of a better phrase, her approach was realistic! It made sense! It made them far more believable than the magical, mythical vampires of ancient stories and folk-lore. I was completely hooked and I read all the vampire stories she wrote.

The movie didn’t have a patch on the book… but does a movie ever do a book justice?

Then, with many years passing since my reading of the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, I read Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. I was curious since there was such a hype about it, but the sickly-sweet, teenage-angst-riddled and completely ridiculous story about sparkly vampires completely paled in comparison to Anne Rice. By the time I got the the fourth chapter I was so pissed off with the main character and her constant “…oh but why me…?” whining that I almost tossed it! But I can’t not finish a book once I’ve started reading it. Call it what you will, I had to finish it. Thereafter I gave it to my sister’s teenage step-daughter who fell in love with Edward, as I expected she would since the story was aimed at her age group. Then I ordered the second one meaning to give it to her for her birthday, but she bought them herself so I was stuck with it.

Then about a month ago, I needed some reading material and found the book in my bookshelf. I thought maybe I’d exaggerated the level of irritation with the first book, so I started reading it. I realised very quickly that it was a mistake… but I had to finish it.

I’ve watched Vampire Diaries on TV, and it was bearable but still a little cliche. 😀 And I rather enjoy True Blood, though I do occasionally wish someone would put that bloody Sookie out of my misery… 😛

I think the next time I feel like a vampire read I’ll re-read Anne Rice. Unless someone can recommend something…?

I’m Miserable With Flu

… and I’m feeling sorry for myself, and instead of sleeping off a Med-Lemon, I’m moping.

Feel free to jump to another blog instead of reading this codeine induced drivel.

I wish I was a writer. I fancied myself one once. My teachers thought I could be one when I was in high school. I realised later, that I may have been one of the better essay writers in my class, I’m not a writer. But I am a blogger, so I get to pretend sometimes. 😉

I wish I was a photographer. I had the idea that I could do it professionally, long ago. But I’m not. I’m a happy snapper with a fantastic camera that my darling husband gave to me because he knows I like to pretend.

I’m always a little jealous of the writers and photographers I know and admire.

Ppfffft…

I have a few things that I NEED to blog about, but I can’t because I don’t have the privacy or anonymity I need in order to do so… and because I don’t usually use language on my blog like the language I have bouncing around in my mental blog post drafts.

I will update with a proper blog post, but for now I’m going to go and wallow a little more.