My house still smells like burnt veggie nuggets.
Actually, the unsettling thing is, even though I know the smell is burnt nuggets, it really doesn’t smell even vaguely food like.
It smells like burnt plastic and chemicals.
I have GOT to stop thinking that just because something is vegetarian that it must be healthy.
I got a job.
It’s working at an early childcare centre. At first I turned down the full-time job offer because I really, really, REALLY want time to focus on trying to make a living off of writing.
The owner of the center seems to be really taken with me and countered with a part-time offer.
I’ll be alternating 3 and 4-day work weeks. One week will be Monday-Thursday, the next week will be Tuesday-Thursday.
PLUS, without even batting an eye she agreed to give me three weeks off over Christmas to go home to Texas.
I’m feeling pretty good about this.
It’s plane-ticket buying time.
I’d like to write more stuff today, as I’ve got a bazillion thoughts bumping around in this weird little brain of mine, but I’ve got to go pick up Tom from work in a few minutes.
So…I’ll just write about this one thing ‘cuz I think it’s funny as all get out.
Last night I started looking at vampire websites. There are a lot of people out there who seem to think they’re vampires. And each website I looked at had a very different definition of what a vampire is.
Did you know that not all vampires are blood-suckers?
According to one website, blood-sucking vampires, or sanguinarians, are just a Hollywood construct and don’t actually exist.
REAL vampires feed off the positive energy of humans and this feeding can actually cure a human’s ailments.
Another website said that vampires are hermitic, hard to find, and shun technology.
I wonder if the person who wrote that understands the irony.
I found another website which seemed like it was written by a really pissed off and lonely young adult.
He had a vampire quiz on his site. Here are some of the things he wrote.
And take notice of his amazing writing skill and sentence structure….
1)Do you have unusually pale skin? If yes, then cook up one or two medium rare steaks. If, by the time you’re done enjoying the second one, you have a new pinkish color throughout your body that you haven’t had in a while, read no farther, you ARE A REAL VAMPIRE.
2) Did your dad disappear from your life while you were at a young age? <—-This question puzzles me a bit but maybe gives some insight into why this kid felt the need to become a ‘vampire’ in the first place.
3) Do you have extremely good vision in the dark? How many times has someone said it’s too dark they can’t see while you were doing something like reading? <—-OH MY GOD, I read all the time!! But I have terrible eye sight and require contacts. So the answer to this is probably no. *sigh*
4) Do you tend to NOT be surprised or scared by the typical sudden loud noise in a movie or things like that because you sensed it coming?
5) Do people act like herbivores around you instead of the omnivores they really are?
This list goes on and on and on. And it had me in tears.
My answer to almost every question was no.
But I’m okay with that because, man, vampires sure don’t seem to be as cool as they used to be.
He doesn’t even say anything about immortality or fighting with werewolves or turning into a bat.
He did mention the ability to sense that cats were around before they even know he’s there.
That’s kinda cool. I do love squeezing on a cute cat. If I was a vampire this means I could sneak up on them and catch them and love on ’em all I wanted.
Oh well, not all dreams get realized.
Anyway, I gotta run.
Time to drink a beer and kick Tom’s butt at a game of pool.
Happy Friday, peeps.