Monday, August 31, 2009

Cheering myself up with some vampire love....

My last few blog posts haven't been too cheery. Sorry about that.

Let's talk about something else.

Such as... vampires. Yes, vampires! Nothing like succumbing to pop culture.

The vampires on True Blood and in the Sookie Stackhouse books (same thing, I know) have got me totally hooked and wanting more.

The other day I finally finished all the Sookie Stackhouse books and I am completely caught up on the show. I definitely think the books are better than the show, but they are very close. Almost a tie. It was a hard decision, but rarely does a show/movie top a book for me.

The show is deviating quite a bit from the books, which at first really irritated me. I liked knowing what was going to happen or what was happening in the first place. I liked it when people asked me what was going on and I always knew. Now, not so much. Things that happen in the show had very small roles in the book or vice versa.

I have no idea what is going on with Maryann (the maenad) or what will happen. It doesn't seem possible that there is only ONE episode left of season two. That makes me wonder if there will be a huge cliffhanger and we will all be left hanging until season three. Darnit!

I don't want to give away any spoilers for those of you who may not have watched the show yet or read the books. If you haven't done either you really should! If you liked Twilight, I promise you will like this series too. It's sexier and much more action packed! Plus, there are more books! Gotta love that...

On another positive note my boss is back from maternity leave! I couldn't be happier that she's back annnnnnnnnd she returned with some fantastic news!! Actually, three pieces of fantastic news. 1. We will be getting raises next Spring, 2. Our company just merged with another company so our 401K matching is back (sweet!) and 3. We are getting a bonus on our next check! Basically, it sounds like it's a "retention" bonus. She says it's because they aren't doing raises in 2009, which I didn't expect anyway because I just came on board with the company back in March. Yippeee!! Looks like I'm going shopping!

I hope everyone else's week started off great as well!


Shoshanah said...

I've only read the first book, and don't have HBO so I can't watch the show. Of course if I did I'm sure I'd be addicted.

On congrats on the raises/bonuses/401k matching!

marisol said...

I am so addicted to True Blood. This weekend I just finished reading book #8 and I am going to wait for a bit to read #9. I think I like the show better but I hope that some of the things that happen in the book (mostly surrounding Eric in book #3) happen in future seasons of the show. I was rewatching season 1 of TB and realized that Bill looks a lot better. is it just me or now he looks like he has too much make up on? IDK but what will I do til summer 2010 which is when TB comes back? I blame Twilight for my vamp addiction.

Congrats on the job front!

Shoshanah - if you want to watch TB online, check out this link. Just make sure you have your pop -up blocker enabled. (

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love love love the books!!! I have season 1 of True Blood on dvd but since I don't get HBO I have to wait till season 2 comes out on dvd and I can't wait!!!! I do like the books a little bit more though....

Congrats on the raise!

Organic Meatbag said...

True Blood is actually pretty addictive...I went into it thinking it was going to be some cheesy Twilight-ish show, but I was pleasantly surprised!