Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In Praise of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

I love to read.  Walking into a bookstore is nothing short of heaven.  It doesn't matter if it's a gigantic Barnes&Noble with a snazzy cafe in the corner or a tiny independent in a strip mall.  Although, it does bug me that the Barnes&Noble cafe "serves Starbucks" but doesn't actually call themselves a Starbucks.  What's the deal with that?  I think they just use that as an excuse for when they mess up my overpriced coffee.  But a poorly made coffee is just one of the perils an avid reader faces.  The more insidious danger is picking up a bad read.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Vampire Diaries or How Damon Saved the Vampires

First, let me say that I didn't have a lot of hope for this show.  It's based on a series of teen novels, of which I've read the first two, and although they were pretty good, they were definitely geared towards teens.  You know, a lot of "Gee, does he like me?" and "Who are you taking to the dance?" type of stuff.  So, I watched the first episode fully expecting that I might not make it to the second.  And then they introduced Damon.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tribbles and Nurse Chapel

I love tribbles!  Somewhere packed away in a box in the attic, along with a working Star Trek communicator, is a tiny little grey tribble that purrs when you squeeze his body. I wish I knew where, exactly, because my youngest daughter has just discovered the joys of Classic Trek and wants to be a tribble for Halloween.  A blue tribble.  Why blue?  Because she's only 5 and she wants what she wants.  A lot of people would probably find this a weird costume choice, but I was so happy I could have cried.  I'm growing my geek, baby!