Ummm... hi. It's been a few weeks since my last entry. I wish I could say that I spent the whole time engaged in post-election revelry, but no. A plague of sorts was visited upon our house. It was a head cold that's been making the rounds here that mostly makes you feel tired for two weeks. I got it first, and it took a nibble at Mrs. Geek. Being a teacher with a much more vibrant immune system, it only bugged her for about a week.
There was some time for a little fun here and there. There have been some interesting culinary experiments. I also got to attend a very enjoyable Scotch tasting. I got the chance to do a little writing for Geeks of Doom. I've also connected with several old friends and acquaintances on Facebook.
I've been trying to puzzle out the popularity of the Twilight phenomenon. I have not read the books, nor have much desire to. I just marvel how the books are causing a maniac amount of heart flutter in both 10-14 year old girls, and their thirty-something mothers. When did a vampire become suitable steady boyfriend material? I have to think that in this chaste, latter day post-HIV world, this is some weird cross-cultural pollination between Interview With A Vampire and Sixteen Candles. Lestat as Jake Ryan? Possibly yes -- an impossibly sexy high school hunk comes to a somewhat awkward but virtuous girl and wants nothing more than to read her mind... and promises to perpetually change himself by not giving in to the base desire to suck her blood... all while reassuring her that she really is good enough for him. He's the "good" bad boy that makes women of a certain age and temperament melt.
Give me Christopher Lee in the Horror of Dracula any day.
on 2008-11-25 at 10:08 p.m.
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