Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!!!

I just had to pop in and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Hanukkah!!!  I LOVE how there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the holidays! 

I hope you ALL have a magical holiday!!! Much love and many hugs to you ALL~

And remember..."Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to." Believe. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Goodbye To You

Goodbye to you. 

Goodbye, Dear Friend. Goodbye.

Goodbye love unknown. Goodbye potential happiness. Goodbye. Goodbye.

You teased my heart. You fooled my mind.

You carefully constructed a beautifully ornate oak bridge over the murky waters flowing between friendship and happily ever after. You took my hand against my will; you pulled me onto the bridge…and then you left me standing there, my hand extended, clutching mist.

When I looked a little closer, the bridge I once thought so fairytale-like was actually built out of Popsicle sticks. It was fragile and breaking. As it cracked and split, I looked at the dark waters. In them I saw a rapidly flowing river of jumbled, lost letters—the “L” desperately sought the “O, V and E,” but drowned beneath the “I and E.”

I felt the fool, but True Friend says the only fool is you for not seeing what stood before you. Whoever belongs beneath the dunce cap is of little importance. What’s important is how easily you threw a real friend to the sharks with no lifeboat, no way to escape.

Like so many times before, you failed to realize how strong I actually am. I can befriend the sharks…or I can beat the sharks. My choice. You didn’t really think I could swim with them, did you? Perhaps you would’ve saved me at the last moment, just so you could be some poor girl’s superhero. Well, you grossly underestimated the toughness of my heart, of my soul, just as I misjudged your true character. Sharks can’t get near me, darlin’.

So, stay. Stay on the almost happily ever after side of the river, and I’ll stay with me.

Maybe love will finally befriend me. Maybe she will continue fighting me. Maybe one day someone will see me for me. Maybe not. But at least I’ll be with the three people who love me just as I am—me, myself, and I.

I’m finally ready to let go. I’m finally ready to say goodbye…goodbye to you.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy *Almost* Thanksgiving!!!

Okay, I COMPLETELY lost track of time from my last post until now. HOW did it get to be Thanksgiving so quickly?! My head is spinning at how fast time is flying!!!

I'm thinking my schedule (and accompanying stress) has quite literally taken over. :/

NASCAR ended Sunday with Brad Keselowski winning the Championship. I'm really happy for him, especially since Dale Jr. gave him his big chance. It has to mean Dale's championship is around the fact, I'm sure of it.  :)

I do have some humiliating--albeit hilarious (after the fact)--moments to share in the coming weeks. Oooh, so embarrassing. 

Sooo, for now I just want to wish everyone a VERY, VERY Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Be safe, have fun, enjoy the parade, food, and football, and then...

...we get ready for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...with cookies. :)

Love and big, cuddly turkey hugs to you all!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

An Award for HALLOWEEN!

First and foremost, I hope everyone is safe from the devastating hurricane that hit the Northeast. My love and prayers are with everyone, always. 

A BIG thank you to my dear friend, J.Day, for giving me this award!!! She is such a lovey—if you haven’t visited her blog, you are DEFINITELY missing out. 

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you are giving this award to.
4. Choose 11 people to give the award to.
5. No tag backs.

Eleven Things About Me (This shouldn’t be tough, but, dang, it really kinda is):
1. I’ve been drinking way more water lately…
2. …which I celebrate by having a soda, you know, to treat myself for staying away from, well, soda. So, okay, I may need to work on it a bit.
3. Sort of tempted to sit in a graveyard on Halloween…it’s this whole Field of Dreams thing. Sit in a graveyard, he (ahem, Eric Northman, or Bill, pre-crazy) will come.
4. My insane fandom just had a break where college football is concerned. Bye week. Much needed. Now, it's time for an all out nervous stomach fest. Big weekend upcoming. Geaux.
5. Convinced the Halloween candy this year is possessed because I seriously cannot keep out of the candy bags…and I don’t even have a sweet tooth!
6. I’m ready for Bing—the crooner, not the search engine.
7. My stomach is convinced one can OD on candy corn.
8. I’d love to have Grace Kelly’s wardrobe...or Audrey Hepburn’s.
9. Lately, I’ve been singing songs from Grease. Don’t ask…no clue.
10. Dale Jr. returned to racing this weekend! Was SO happy to see him back behind the wheel (I'm tellin' you, his car even looked happier), even though he deserved a better finish.
11. MY DALLAS MAVERICKS BEAT THE LAKERS TO START THE SEASON!!! Y’all didn’t think I’d let THAT one slide, did you?!  They pretty much shocked everyone. Couldn’t have scripted a better Trick or Treat scenario.

1. What is your favorite book of all time?

This is SO impossible! Lol A lot of it depends on my frame of mind. If I’m feeling whimsical, any of the Harry Potter books; if I’m in a dark-ish, mystery-mood, Sookie Stackhouse books, Dracula, etc. If I want to travel back to my childhood, I look to Anne of Green Gables, The Boxcar Children, any of the Nancy Drew books, or even the Babysitters Club books.

The one book I LOVE dearly, but CANNOT, under ANY circumstance, read is Where the Red Fern Grows. Scarred me for life.

2. What is your least favorite thing to do when it comes to cleaning house?
Oh, easy. The toilet. I hate cleaning the toilet. It makes me gag.

3. Would you ever own a chicken (a live one)?

Hmm. Probably not, but if I did, I’d name it Cluck-cluck.

4. How do you handle those annoying sales calls?

I used to be SO polite…until they got snippy when I wanted to end the call. If I get those calls now, I simply say, “EH?” like a little old woman and hang up the phone.

5. What musical artist would you pay good money to see?

Bing Crosby. Oh, wait, do you mean, ya know, someone who’s alive?

6. Have you ever milked anything? (And breast feeding doesn't count lol)

Nope. Not a thing. Not even a cat (referencing Meet the Parents, here)

7. If you were President, what is the first thing you would do?

Well, I wouldn’t feed the American people B.S., I can tell you that. I’d work FOR the people, LISTEN to the people, and FIGHT for the people.

Then, I’d help invent and employ a B.S. detector. I imagine there would be politicians shaking in their $800 shoes if such a thing existed.

8. In reality, would you ever be crazy enough to run for President?

Probably not. I’m not good at playing the political game…and that suits me just fine.

9. Knowing what you know now, would you go back and change anything in your past?

I really don’t think so. Maybe I’d have let this one guy know how I felt about him (he supposedly felt the same way about me, but was too shy to ever say anything). But, looking back, there must have been a reason why it never happened. I will say this: If a man had feelings for me, I knew it, and felt the same…I’d probably broach the subject, even though I’m SO NOT the type to hit on a guy or make the first move. I imagine my ‘broaching’ abilities would be hilarious.

10. Who do you think is the best super hero?

Oooooh! TOUGH. I would want to be Wonder Woman, but I’d want to marry Batman.  

11. Have you ever broken a bone?

I fractured my foot once, but I’m not sure if that counts as an official ‘break.’

My questions for y’all (I admit, they’re going to be Halloween themed…can’t help’s where my brain is right now):
1. What’s your favorite ‘Bad for you food?’
2. Of all the spooky songs out there, what’s the ONE that screams Halloween to you?
3. What is your absolute favorite Halloween candy?
4.  Best trick-or-treating memory?
5. Worst trick-or-treating memory?
6. Did you ever walk through a haunted house and scream your fool head off? (Wait. What? Oh, yeah, me either…*blushes*)
7. Is there a scary movie you absolutely don’t want to watch, but find you totally MUST watch?
8. Which Halloween special do you look forward to seeing every year?
9. If you could cast a spell, what would it be and why?
10. Hogwarts or Halloweentown?
11. Ghostbusters theme or the Addams Family theme?

The spooky little goblins (the cute kind) getting this award will be…EVERYONE! It may sound lame to name everyone, but, c’mon, it’s HALLOWEEN! How could I exclude anyone?! Impossible!!! Nobody gets a rock at my house! (Guess you can tell what my favorite Halloween special is. :))

So, from me to you, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! *HUGS*

Thursday, October 11, 2012

'The Big One,' Part II: Dale Jr. Is Out 2 Races

Last post, I ranted about the media hype and not-so-subtle salivation for 'The Big One.' 

Well, that oh-so-popular (note sarcasm) 'Big One' has resulted in NASCAR's most BELOVED driver having to sit out for two races due to a concussion...and he just happens to be my driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Though my heart is broken for him with regard to the Chase, his health is WAY WAY WAY more important. 

Something told me he was hurt after that race. The way he was clutching his head in his hands made my stomach flip. I just had this feeling I couldn't shake--something wasn't right. Ever since the race, I've been checking for updates--THAT is how strong my gut feeling was. I'm so, so glad he had it checked out. 

Races will be there. Wins will be there. Championships will be there. And so will Dale. He has had a spectacular year, and it will continue straight to a Championship. Oh, yes, he will win it all, of that, I have no doubt; I never ignore my gut. I'm a big believer in timing--when it's right, it's's meant to be.

Not that he'll ever see my little corner of the blogosphere, but, for what it's worth: Feel better soon, Dale. Your Championship is coming. Promise. 

And, so, you know I must say it...GO DALE!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Annoyed About 'The Big One'

You know I love my sports. A poor sports weekend can put me in one heck of a cranky mood. 

Hello. I'm cranky. You've been forewarned. 

What I must rant on is 'The Big One.' If you watch NASCAR, you know what this means. Restrictor plate racing + (usually) last laps = huge wreck, aka, The Big One. 

It's nothing new, right? Let me tell you what IS new, or what I perceive has gotten worse: The utter elation in the announcer's voice when they *THINK* 'The Big One' MIGHT happen. Somehow, it's become a selling point, a way to attract viewers. 

Pause for the WTH &*&^$^* moment. 

Throughout much of the race you could HEAR the announcers get almost giddy when someone turned sideways or got loose, and then sound deflated when it didn't happen--something like, "THIS IS IT....ooooh, he got control of it."  

I love NASCAR, you know this. I DO NOT LOVE ANYTHING about 'The Big One.'

First, people could get hurt...people have gotten hurt. Why on earth would I want to see something that could hurt Lord knows how many drivers?!

Second, the wrecked automobiles cost an obscene amount of money. Perfectly good cars get literally totaled in one second. Why would I want to see guys drive exceptional races, just to end up in the back and wrecked because of 'The Big One?'

Yes, Dale was caught up in one today. Yes, he drove HARD and was in position to make a move. All of his hard work was wiped out on the last lap...he was left clutching his head in his hands, wincing...all because of 'The Big One.' 

What human being enjoys seeing another person in pain or upset? Not this human being. 

Just needed to rant. Sorry. 

And, as always...GO DALE. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fashion Favorites! And a little sports RANT

Two things need to be said: 

A. Replacement refs MUST GO. Seriously. I saw at least TWO helmet-to-helmet hits on Tony Romo flag either time. Players are not worried about these refs--it's the substitute teacher mentality--when the cat's away, the mice will play, hence vicious hits and no flags. Sure, the NFL smacks them with fines and, in some cases, suspensions, but at what price? It only takes one of those hits to paralyze a player. I think we've been fortunate that the injuries haven't been more serious. 

And did you see the debacle that was the final play in the Packers/Seattle game?! Wow. Wow. Wow. It's crossed the line into the world of absurdity now.  

No calls, missed calls, wrong calls...this needs to end.

Come one, NFL, put the lives of the players ahead of the less important things, i.e. money. 

B. Dale Jr. is 7th in the Chase. He's having such an amazing year! I just know he'll close this one out strong. Whether he wins the Championship this year or's definitely coming. I'm 100% sure. When my gut knows, I know...and I *KNOW* So there. :)

Okay, rant stuff time. I thought this little fashion quiz would be a fun change of pace this week, especially since I could literally rail on the replacement refs 24/7.

1. Do you like color in your clothing or basic black/white/cream? 
Color! I love happy clothes—pinks, blues, reds, lavenders, yellows, etc. Black and cream tones are also in my wardrobe—they define old reliable.

2. Fad, Trendy, or Classic?

Fads are like one-hit wonders and definitely not my thing. I guess I’m a mix of trendy and classic, probably leaning towards classic. My favorite style is classic with a modern twist. I just love cuts/designs that can stand the test of time—you can’t go wrong.

3. If you could pick five fashion icons—from then and now—who would they be and why?

  • Audrey Hepburn (classic elegance)
  • Grace Kelly (absolute grace)
  • Princess Diana (classy, but trendy)
  • Kate Middleton (again, elegant, classy, yet modern)
  • Kate Winslet (same as Kate Middleton—elegant, classy, very now)

4. Heels or flats?  I prefer some kind of heel, whether it’s a boot, pump, or sandal, but I love sneakers, too. I’m also a big fan of espadrilles.

5. Hair: Long, short, up or down? Long and mostly down, although I wear a ponytail or place it atop my head.

6. Jeans, skirts, or dresses?  Jeans girl through and through.

7. Three clothing items you couldn’t live without: jeans, t-shirt, and sweater of some kind.

8. What will never hang in your closet? Flannel nightgown. 

9. Who is your favorite designer? Marc Jacobs. 

10. What is your most recent fashion obsession?  Right now, I love delicate, flow-y tops. 

Feel free to take this and quiz it up on your blog! I'd love to read your answers! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Interview Me!

I recently had the honor of being interviewed for an article on the Examiner by one of our favorite blogging friends, Robyn at Life by Chocolate.

You can find the interview here:

I just have to send a big HUG and THANK YOU to Robyn--it was an absolute honor.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Oh, yeah, I'm SO Back! COWBOYS WIN!!!!!

It's the season opener. 

Cowboys v. Giants, the defending Super Bowl Champs. 

At Giants Stadium. 

Hello, pacing, screaming, fist-pumping, unstoppable bouncing...

...I'm back to the crazy, and I LIKE it!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

True Blood Tuesday: Save Yourself

Ah! Okay, I'm a little behind schedule and on reading e-mails!!! Grr! I'll get to everything, though!!!

Episode twelve, season five

Russell, Sookie, & Fairies: The fairies blast Russell with everything they have, but it’s not holding him back…he’s inching closer and closer to Sookie and the entrance of club fairy. WHOOSH! In flies Eric…he delivers the true death to Russell. Steve saw the whole thing and ran away crying, like a scared baby vamp. Eric: “Well…that felt even better than I thought it would.”

Note: It was SO right that Eric was the one to take down Russell.

Sookie, Eric, Nora, & Jason: Nora zooms in and catches a whiff of Sookie as she leaves the entrance of club fairy to find Jason. Instantly intoxicated by her smell, Nora takes off after her; she doesn’t get far before Eric puts a chokehold on her. Nora: “But I want her.” He then makes her swear on Godric not to harm Sookie.

Since being knocked out, Jason sees their parents.

Note: Okay, now we’re getting a glimpse of that banter I was hoping we’d get with Nora, Eric, and Sookie. Loved it.  

Bill & Sam: Sam is brought forth as Bill’s breakfast. He scoffs at him being a shifter, but also recognizes him as a liability. Thus, Bill flashes his fangs, prepared to kill. Sam, however, shifts into a fly. Bill super-vamps all over the room, trying to squash Fly-Sam, but the wee little bug squeaks into an airshaft and out of harms way. 

Eric, Nora, & Tara: Nora, still flabbergasted she never encountered a fairy, goes to Fangtasia with Eric. Upon arrival, Tara informs him that Pam has been taken by the Authority. Eric collects a load of hidden money from within one of Fangtasia’s walls, intending to stash it somewhere else. Tara hauls some flimsy-looking, new-age coffins for them to hide in during the day journey to New Orleans. Eric instructs Nora to be nice to Tara because she’s family, too.

Note: Oh, this could be so great! Imagine all the family fun with Eric, Nora, Pam, & Tara, and then add Sookie to the mix!

Sookie, Jason, Eric, Nora, & Tara: Sookie’s trying to talk to Jason, but he’s too busy listening to their parents, who are sitting on either side of Sookie, only visible to Jason. Jason, much to their parent’s approval, is all anti-fanger. Eric, Tara, and Nora swept into the living room to basically gather Sookie for a showdown at the Authority. Jason and Eric exchange some hilarious barbs: Blood-bag—breather—deadf*!k—meat-sack. LOL. Once again, Nora is a bit hypnotized by Sookie’s scent. Nora: “You smell like something I once dreamed of.” Sookie: “Please tell your sister not to look at me like that.” Tara isn’t exactly friendly with Jason or Sookie, but she is at least civil. She’s all about Sookie owing Pam. Jason doesn’t want to Sookie go, but his father says, just think about all the vamps you’ll get to kill…so, Jason decides to go with them. 

Bill, Salome, & the Authority Guards: Stupid Bill gives a little ‘we’ve been breached’ speech, ordering them to hunt for any fly, mouse, roach, etc. Bill turns to Salome. She asks about Kibwe. He tells her he killed Kibwe because he claimed to be the chosen one. Only, Lilith appeared to Bill, saying Salome was chosen as the prophet for the new age. On Lilith’s command, he is to serve and protect Salome. Salome, of course, was out of her mind happy.

Note: Well, clearly Bill is playing Salome. I’m just worried he’s playing her for his own personal gain.

Luna, Emma, & Sam: Luna’s comforting Emma from a nearby cell. Sam returns to human form to tell her Bill has lost his mind and should they come for her, she needs to shift and escape. Luna doesn’t want to leave Emma, but Sam assures her she’ll be safe—they don’t feed on weres. Sam’s (in fly form) off to search things out.

Pam & Jessica, locked in cages: Jessica says both Eric and Bill are religious fanatics. Pam refuses to believe Eric is a part of the Lilith craze. The downside to being immortal, according to Pam, is that they have to watch the same stupid scenario over and over, though it’s usually humans, but now it’s them…just goes to show the vamps are as screwed up as the humans.

Alcide & Jackson: Al and his dad apparently took down a buck earlier that morning. Now, they’re having a little buck-bbq. Jackson muses about wishing you could protect your children from the crappy ways of the world. Martha shows up with Rikki going completely crazy in the backseat of her car. Al pulls her out of the car…only to discover she has been force fed vampire blood by J.D. Martha is afraid she might die from too much V. Al slings her over his shoulder and takes her into their trailer.

Fly-Sam: Buzzing along the airshafts, he spies on Bill and Salome in bed, and then takes off again.

Sookie & Jason: We see three modern-age coffins in the back of Jason’s truck as he and Sook prepare to load up on supplies at the stake shop. He sees and hears his parents encouraging him to take down any and all vampires. Jason vows to take out Bill—and any of the rest of them—if he has to. His parents express their pride in Jason protecting his sister. Time for tolerance is over.

Note: Anybody else find the parents a little creepy? Could they be some manifestation of Jason’s inner turmoil? Perhaps he’s projecting all the conflicts in his mind?

Alcide, Martha, Rikki, & Jackson: On the television in the trailer, the video of Russell and Steve entering the frat house is breaking news. Jackson had Al administer liquid silver to Rikki. Apparently, it forces the V out of her system through sweat. She’s clearly in agony. Al asked if J.D. has done anything else to her. She said J.D. called a meeting, and then held them down, and force fed them V. For Rikki, that was all J.D. did to her, but some of the younger female weres weren’t as lucky. Al wants to take him on, but knows he can’t fight him. Jackson just so happens to have some extra-powerful V on hand—it’s time for Al to fight fire with fire.

Note: They made a pretty big point about that V being pretty powerful. Whose blood do you think it is? To me, Al looked WAY fiercer than J.D. had looked while on Russell’s blood.

Luna & Sam: After seeing some clothes, Steve’s ID card, and a picture of Steve and Russell, Fly-Sam heads back to Luna with an idea.

Holly, Lafayette, Arlene, Andy, & Maurella: Laf has whipped up some super yummy drinks and brings them to Holly and Arlene. The three of them are drinking, dancing, and chilling. Andy comes into Merlotte’s with Maurella. He has to talk to Holly, but before doing so, Maurella asks for salt. He grabs a container, and she literally starts pouring it down her throat.

Andy confesses the whole Maurella thing to Holly. Before Holly can digest this information, Maurella’s “light” breaks. Yep, she’s having a fairy.

Bill & Salome: In bed, Salome rises, presumably to prepare to drink Lilith’s blood, but Bill swiftly pulls her down and starts making love with her. What’s he up to?

Sookie, Jason & their parents (visible only to Jason): While driving to New Orleans, Sookie refuses to believe Bill is evil. Jason’s dad says she’s blinded by love. Jason wonders if someone can ever really know another. He says the problem is with them—humans think they don’t deserve better than someone who is in some way unavailable. Jason thinks it’s better to expect the worst—can’t get hurt that way. Sook refuses to think so negatively. She asks how his head is and reaches over to feel the bump—it’s as big as a walnut. Eric pops down from the hood, peeks in the window, and tells them to pull over.

Note: Ah! He has a bump the size of a walnut on his head. Maybe this accounts for him seeing their parents.

Andy, Holly, & Maurella: While Laf, Arlene, and Jane look on, Maurella—fully enjoying childbirth—gives birth to a baby girl…and then she starts delivering another one.

Steve Newlin (Luna): Luna-Steve takes Emma from her cage and starts to leave the Authority when Chelsea, the receptionist, starts talking to him and picks up on his lack of a southern accent. Luna-Steve tries to leave, but is caught off-guard by the lockdown procedure (needing the blood of a council member). Luckily, or unluckily, Rosalyn shows up, completely perturbed at Steve for allowing the whole frat house thing to get out of control. She insists they go on damage control…now…by having him give an interview. She, Luna-Steve, Emma, and Fly-Sam leave.

Andy, Holly, & Maurella: FOUR girls are born. Maurella hops up off the pool table and just leaves the babies with Andy. According to Maurella, at least half of them must reach adulthood.

Note: I’m thinking his story will cross with Sookie’s on this Warlow thing somehow. Now, why would Maurella just LEAVE the babies? I thought the fae were supposed to be uber-protective of their kind?? Odd.

Alcide, Jackson, J.D., & the pack: Al takes on J.D, and he’s having NO problem fighting him. Though Jackson says he’s won, Al snaps J.D.’s neck. The pack all bow to Al, including Martha, who was making sure none of the weres interfered. Alcide tells the weres it is going to be a different pack from now on. He says, “We choose pack.” No more taking advantage of those who are younger or weaker.  

Eric, Nora, Sookie, Tara, & Jason: Eric and Nora pull up to the Authority with Tara, Sookie, and Jason bound and gagged in the back of the truck. When the guard questions him, Eric simply says the humans are lunch, and Tara is a mainstreaming spy. The guard comments on how amazing the blond smells.  Eric: “Yes, she is amazing…and she’s mine.” Swoon. Bill, meanwhile, sees Sookie in the back of the truck on his computer screen.

Luna-Steve, Emma, Fly-Sam, & Rosalyn: Well, it’s interview time. Rosalyn is putting the heat on Luna-Steve to sell the heck out of the script to the public. Luna-Steve is just doing a miserable job. Finally, Luna-Steve shifts back to Luna-Luna and tells the truth about what the Authority is doing—that they are hoarding humans to feed upon. Rosalyn is in shock as were-Emma jumps from her arms and runs to her mommy. Rosalyn pops out the fangs, but Fly-Sam crawls into her mouth and shifts to human form inside of her, causing her to explode. Luna, relieved and happy, smiles at Sam…and then she starts to pass out, falling sideways, as Sam calls her name.

Salome: Salome is kneeling beside the vile of Lilith’s blood, saying vampires shall rightfully rule this earth. Meanwhile, Eric, Sookie, Nora, Tara, and Jason load up with weapons in the elevator and break into the Authority. Salome holds the blood, but as she’s about to drink it, Jason shoots Chelsea and the alarm goes off. Jason then shoots out the cameras, clearing the way for Tara and Sookie to find Jess and Pam. Eric and Nora had already zoomed off. A bunch of guards storm the meeting room, but Nora and Eric are waiting for them, poised high up, near the ceiling. They swoop down and take out all the guards. Eric turns to Nora and says, see what you’ve been missing being with the effing Authority? She grins like a cat, and they head for the control room.

Jess, Pam, Sookie, & Tara: Sookie and Tara find Jess and Pam. Jess is elated to see Sookie, but Pam wants to know what the hell Tara is doing. Tara: “Getting you the eff out of jail, bitch.” A tender, proud smile appears on Pam’s face. Tara tells them they are waiting for Nora and Eric to disarm the system. Pam: “Nice plan.” Tara: “Sure beats yours.”

Eric & Nora: More cute sibling squabbling as Nora tries to disarm the locks on the cells.

Pam, Jess, Sookie, Tara, & Pam: The doors are unlocked, but Jess needs Sook to open them because they’re silver. She opens the doors for Jess, but Tara can’t wait and opens Pam’s. She yelps as she burns her hand, but rushes forward and kisses Pam. Sookie: “Oh okay.” Jess: “I KNEW IT!”

Bill & Salome: Dressed in white, Salome tells Bill he will tell her story many times. She drinks all of the blood. He sort of tries to talk her out of it—weakly. She’s committed to the rapture.

Jason: Sookie and Tara rejoin Jason, with Jess and Pam close behind. When Jess sees Jason, she flings herself upon him, telling him she was stupid and wrong and that loves him. But Jason says he can never love a vampire. Eric and Nora zip in. Pam and Eric share a moment before he has them all get into an elevator. Apparently, there are people set to meet them on the roof and get them out of the Authority. Pam soon realizes Eric isn’t going with them, nor is Sookie. Eric and Sookie are determined to get Bill. Sookie tells Jason to make sure the roof is safe and they’ll meet them up there.

Salome & Bill: Salome is writhing on the floor, clearly poisoned. Bill tells her she was so impatient for the rapture that she didn’t smell the silver in the blood. He knew she’d be too impatient with her lust for greatness. He swapped the blood, so he can now drink Lilith’s blood. Before he stakes Salome, she says, “Lilith chose wisely.”

Sookie, Eric, & Bill: Eric zips in ahead of Sookie and quickly tries to convince Bill that Lilith is a mad God, nothing but destruction. Eric begs him not to drink her blood, but Bill immediately thinks Eric wants it for himself. Eric tells him to throw it in the effing fire. Sookie says this isn’t you, but Bill lashes out at her: “What the eff do you know about me.” He proceeds to talk down to her, claiming her light may be a handicap, making her blind to truth…she’s an abomination. Eric looks both outraged and alarmed at the words Bill is speaking to Sookie.

Crying, Sook says he is stronger than this—he is kind and compassionate and unlike any vampire she’s ever known. She begs him not to throw it away. Bill is tired of living in fear of God. Lilith showed him he is beyond fear and retribution. Sookie tries to say if she ever meant anything to him at all, he wouldn’t do this…and he coldly reminds her of something he mentioned the first night they met: Vampires often turn on those they love most. In less than a second, he pops the top of the vile and drinks Lilith’s blood. Bill starts convulsing and bleeding from the eyes. Eric protects Sookie as Bill—OH MY—explodes into a bloody mess.

Sookie sobs into Eric’s chest. Eric, still staring at Bill’s blood pool, stunned, holds Sookie in his arms. But something starts happening…Bill is reborn from the bloody mess with fangs as big as Lilith’s. Bill is Lilith—Lilith is Bill. Sookie: “F*&!” Eric: “RUN.”

BONUS SCENE: You may not have seen the extra footage shown after the credits, but the big thing we get from it is this: Nora knows of Warlow. Jason says, “I’m coming to get you, Warlow.” Nora hears this and quickly says, “Warlow? What do you know about Warlow?”

Note: So, could Warlow be Godric’s maker?

Thoughts: WOW. First off, I thought it was a fantastic finale. Eric was epic, the whole fairy birth thing was pretty funny, and Bill…
So, do we think Bill is dead and gone forever? Well, we kind of know the answer…Alan Ball gave an interview and said Bill is still Bill, only fiercer. He is transformed, yet not a completely new person. He also said that we don’t really know what Lilith is or what her intentions may be.

I did notice before Bill died, he cried, “God.” I don’t think he meant Lilith; I honestly think he was calling to God, whom he abandoned to join the Lilith crazies. Of course, at that point it was too late.

My mind is swirling with ideas, but I’d really love to know what y’all think might be going on here!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

True Blood Tuesday--Sunset

Episode 11, Season Five

Bill & The Authority: As he exits the elevator, Bill hears a spooky female voice saying, “Bill, come to me.” Finally, the doors hiding Lilith’s blood open to him. He looks around, sees nothing, and leaves…but then he hears an odd cry—he turns and finds Lilith (again, still naked and bloody). She says only one can lead them, and she chooses him. Opening the glass case holding the vile of blood, she says, “Drink the blood. Drink it all.” After a moment’s pause, Bill shakes his head and turns away. He hears that weird cry again, turns back around, and Lilith is gone, but a bloody hand print is still on the open case.

Nora & Salome: Nora is sitting in the Authority, Godric’s words and “death” at Lilith’s hands haunting her. Salome senses something is different with her, but Nora assures her she is still on Lilith’s path. She simply tells her she’s concerned about Russell’s carelessness. Salome isn’t bothered, once again putting it off to being part of Lilith’s plan. Salome kisses Nora atop her head, but Nora plants one on Salome’s lips. Nora heads out…as she does, her smile fades.

Note: I’m thinking Nora may be shifting back to the realm of sanity. I hope.

Bill & Jessica: Jess tries to steal Bill’s phone to call Jason, but, of course, Bill catches her. All she wants to do is warn Jason about Russell and Steve. Bill denies her request, accompanying his refusal with some pro-Lilith crazy talk. Not giving up on contacting Jason, Jess tries very hard to sell him on the idea that she could make Jason a vampire in the name of Lilith, but it’s not working. Bill, acting like a total ass, takes her up on her fake offer and calls in a couple of men to supervise.

Note: I couldn’t possibly loathe Bill any more than I do at this moment.

Eric & Nora: While Eric paces about his room in the Authority, Nora wanders aimlessly down the hall, eventually going into his room. They share a knowing, realizing look…then they embrace and make love. She apologizes to Eric and asks him what they will do. He promises to get them out of this mess…then they continue the vamp lovemaking.

Note: YES! Thank goodness Nora is back on Eric’s side. I like her character and would like to see how she would handle Eric’s feelings for Sookie.

Sookie & Jason: Still in the now empty fairy club, Sookie tries to digest the news that she was promised to a vampire. Jason tries to downplay the significance of the contract. She tells Jason that Warlow came for her in a weird, air-shape. Jason says they need to talk to the elder fairy, as Maurella suggested. Jason leaves Sook in the fairy club, so he can go do his job, promising to return the next day.

Eric, Nora, Bill, Salome, & Authority: A U.S. General shows up at the council and wants to know where Roman is, but Salome, Bill, and Nora evade the question. The General has been working with Roman for years. He knows they orchestrated the True Blood factory bombings. The government has an arrangement with them: mainstreaming. Bill tells him Roman is no longer with them. Nora informs him of the shift in regime—they are now Sanguinistas. Salome cautions him to choose his next words carefully. He calls them a bunch of psychotic bloodsuckers. Bill advises him to join them on the path forward. The General has video of Russell and Steve eviscerating 22 college frat students. He claims to have multiple copies, so should anything happen to him, the video will be released.  See, the Authority promised the President that Russell was dead. Should this video be released, vamps are doomed—the government has weapons the vampires have no knowledge of—humans own the day. He then warns them to mind their next words. Nora steals a look at Eric, who immediately zips forward and breaks the General’s neck.

Jess & Jason: Well, the two guards won’t leave Jess alone with Jason, so she whispers, “Trust me,” and bites him.

Eric, Nora, Bill, Salome, & Authority: Salome and Kibwe are pretty pissed at Eric, but our Viking claims to be able to fix this by glamouring the existence of the tape from their minds. Nora chimes in, saying she knows his chief of staff. Ah, this will get Eric and Nora OUT of the Authority. Salome buys it, and tells them to take a plane and get it done. Bill, seeming a bit less sure, insists they take a couple of guards.

Note: LOVE the Eric-Nora team! Suck it, Bill and Salome!!!

Jess & Jason: The two thugs are burying Jess and Jason in the ground. While they start to talk about grabbing some food, Jess whispers, “Do it!” Jason sits upright and shoots both vamp guards with wooden bullets. Jess quickly tells Jason about Russell and Steve—how they’re after Sookie. Before Jason leaves to tell Sook, Jess makes sure he knows that if she had to spend eternity with someone, it would be him.

Note: Another awesome Jess and Jason scene. Jason has really brought it this season!

Pam, Tara, & Jess: Now that Tara killed the new sheriff, Pam, fearful of the Authority’s response, commands that she never again speak of this event. Jess shows up at Fangtasia, begging Pam to hide her. Pam isn’t open to the idea until Jess tells her she knows where Eric is—Pam pins her against the wall, wanting to hear about Eric, but Jess continues begging to be hidden. Pam finally agrees, instructing Tara to bring in a spare coffin.

Eric & Nora: I’m guessing the two guards are driving Eric and Nora to the airport. Eric asks the guards if they mind if he changes the radio station. In one swift motion, Eric kills the guards. Nora and Eric exit the car, knowing the Authority will be after them now. She takes off her necklace and throws it on the ground (pretty sure the pendant was a symbol of a Sanguinista). In a very cool scene, both Nora and Eric fly away, super speedily.

Note: The sweet look Nora and Eric shared before flying away has me a tad worried. He looked so happy and full of love for her…I’m worried she won’t make it through this battle, which would suck because I think an Eric—Sookie—Nora triangle would be fun.

Sam & Luna: The two little mice shift back into humans, unsure of where they are, though certain Emma is there somewhere.

Sookie & Eldest Fairy: Okay. Eldest fairy lady is a little…bat-crap crazy. She has trouble focusing, so she talks about various musicians, wanting to know if Sookie is for or against each of them. She knew John Stackhouse, calling him a bit of a creep. Sookie wants to know why she was promised to Warlow—Elder Fairy fussily says she shouldn’t speak of such things. Then, she says there’s a reason Sookie’s attracted to vamps—a reason their destiny’s are entwined; a dark time is coming, and Sookie must hold onto her light for as long as possible. She then says, “Warlow is v—” but Jason shows up screaming. The fairies pull him inside and he explains about Russell. Elder Fairy grows very angry about Russell being alive. 

Holly & Andy: At Merlotte’s, one of Holly’s sons apologizes for posting his bare butt on FB. The other son…well, he wasn’t too keen on apologizing. Andy sits down, tells them it’s okay—they have no reason to trust him…yet. He promises to do right by Holly, for as long as she’ll have him.

Note: Yeah, I wonder how they’re going to take it when they find out Mom’s new boyfriend fathered a part-fairy child.

Alcide & His Father, Jackson: Alcide is shirtless. Wait. There’s more to this scene? Oh, right…dialogue. Focus. Another were shows up to warn them about some baby vamps attacking them. Jackson says they’re good with the silver fences—they’ll keep out the baby vamps. Jackson has some bad blood with the dude, who warns Al not to turn out like his father. Al accuses his father of stealing money from the pack, which is why they turned him out.

Sookie, Jason, & Fairies: Sookie says they need to fight Russell, otherwise he’ll just keep coming after them. The fairies aren’t enthusiastic on the idea, but the elder fairy agrees with Sook—they will take him down.

Sookie & Jason: Clearly, there is a plan in place. I’m guessing Jason is the bait. He tells Sook the best defense is a good offense. It’s game time. LOVE that.

Note: Loved this scene. Think it was the football talk. lol

Terry, Arlene, & Andy: Terry and Arlene are back to being a cuddly couple, and Andy wants to know how they make it last. For them, it’s simple—trust, loyalty, and honesty. Like clockwork, Maurella shows up preggers. She warns Andy of the dangers ahead and takes him up on the light pact he made with her when they made love—where he promised to protect her. Andy would prefer to stay with Holly. This doesn’t sit well with Maurella. He swore upon the light—he accepted her light into him. If he ignores the light pact, it’s an act of war.

Pam, Tara, & Jessica: Pam tells Jess that Bill’s attitude change is typical “nest” behavior, something she and Eric always avoided—when you live with a group for a long period, you tend to become sadistic and crazy. Jess thanks her again for hiding her, and Pam makes a little snide remark about braiding each other’s hair (effing baby vamps) before heading back up to the main floor of Fangtasia. Jess asks whether Tara like-likes Pam, which Tara denies. Though Tara gets a little defensive and pissy at Jess, she soon softens when Jess says she has no friends, no one to talk to. Tara says she’ll try to bring her a fang-banger later.

Note: Okay, happy now. I really liked the Tara-Jess BFF development and was sad when it quickly went out the window. Now, it seems, we have it back! Yay!

Tara, Pam & Rosalyn: Rosalyn shows up for her progeny…Sheriff Elijah. Rosalyn attacks Tara—she smells his blood on her. As Rosalyn said, a maker always knows when their progeny dies. She asks Tara if she killed him. Before Tara could answer, Pam takes the fall, saying he was getting on her nerves. A swarm of Authority guards storm Fangtasia, cuff Pam, and take her away. Before leaving, Rosalyn smells Jess. She finds her lurking behind a door—smiling viciously, Rosalyn tells Jess her daddy’s lookin’ for her.

Note: Okay, love Pam for taking the fall and protecting her progeny, but…seriously worried about Pam, now. 

Bill & Lilith: Seriously??? Creepy crying Lilith calls to freaking Bill again. He’s the one—she chooses him, blah, blah, blah. She wants him to drink all of her. She places her fingers upon his lips and disappears. When Bill touches his lips, he sees the blood on his hands. Geez. He’s all “I love Lilith” again.

Alcide & his father, Jackson: From inside his dad’s trailer, Al sees some baby vamps trying to cause trouble. The silver fences are doing their job, keeping them out. Al notices they are heading in the direction of a neighbor, so he grabs a gun to go after them. Jackson sort of sneers at his son’s need to always be the hero. Al reminds Jackson of how he raised him—to be a man and a wolf, not a thief and a coward.

Russell, Jason, & Steve: Jason was waiting for Russell at Sook’s house. He showed up with Steve (who still has a thing for Mr. Stackhouse), stripped Jason of his gun, and glamoured him into leading them to Sookie.

Alcide & vamps: Alcide goes after the vamps. He takes care of one of them, but gets jumped by another. The vamp dude threatening Al exploded into a bloody mess—standing atop the trailer was Al’s daddy.

Note: I liked this scene a lot. There’s been so much tension between Al and his dad, so to see Jackson save his son was really sweet.

Luna, Sam, & Emma (in wolf form): Luna and Sam find Emma locked up alongside cages of humans. While little Emma jumps and scratches at the cage, they tell her to stay in wolf form. Unfortunately, the guards find them, lock up Luna and take Sam away to be Bill’s breakfast.

Bill & Kibwe: Bill finds Kibwe bowing to Lilith’s blood. Kibwe’s all giddy-happy—Lilith appeared to him & chose him. Bill gets all pissy, beheads him, and says, “No. She chose me!”

Note: Seriously, Bill? Seriously? Stupid Lilith is appearing to ALL OF YOU. Good grief, could you be any stupider?! You’d think this would wake him up, but no. He’s still a deluded ass. Can you tell I’m just a little annoyed with him right now?!

Pam & Sam: As they take Sam to his death, guards lead Pam to a cell. They cross paths and ask each other what they’re doing there. Sam tells her to help Luna. Pam retorts, “Who the eff is Luna?” LOL

Note: Pam is SO at the heart of this show…if they let anything happen to her character, so help me!

Bill & Jess: Rosalyn arrived with Jess and has the secretary page Bill, who is busy cleaning up the mess after killing Kibwe. Jess says it wasn’t right to turn Jason. Bill is pissed she chose a human over vampires. He spouts some Lilith crap and Jess basically says to hell with Lilith. And…OH NO HE DID NOT…Bill just hit Jessica, sending her flying across the room and crashing to the floor. He screams at her about being the chosen one, blah, blah, blah.

Note: And here I thought I couldn’t hate Bill more than I did a few minutes ago. SOB.

Salome & Lilith: Oh, for goodness sake, naked Lilith appears to Salome, saying the same crap she told Bill and Kibwe.

Note: Well, I guess it isn’t Salome behind it all, then??

Jason, Russell, & Steve: Now in the field where the fairy club is, Russell and Steve get all high sniffing the fairy blood in the air. They zip and zoom around like crazed, drunken lunatics. The fairies are watching them from the entrance of the club. Getting impatient, Russell grabs Jason, threatening to rip him to shreds if Sookie doesn’t reveal herself. Sookie says they have to attack now, but the Elder Fairy tells them the plan has changed—she will not allow them to risk their lives…she’s got this one. Once she exits the club, Russell catches an intense whiff. He turns to face her as Steve makes a run at her. Elder Fairy easily uses her electric hands to send Steve flying. She then vows to banish the vampire (Russell) to the realms and beyond…but Russell uses Jason as a shield. Jason slams into a tree and falls unconscious. This miss allows Russell to sweep in from behind and drain her. Because he ingested her blood, Russell can see the club with all the fairies watching. Crap. He’s running right for them. “Why, thank you so much. I’d love to come to dinner.”

Thoughts: If we have to be stuck with Lilith, could someone please throw the woman in a shower and give her some clothes? Just sayin’

Now, Lilith. It seems she needs someone to drink all of her blood, assuming it is her blood in the vile. Could this be some possession thing? The only way for Lilith to be reborn is for someone to drink the majority of her blood or something?? AND, why does her blood do such strange things to vampires? Could it be part-fairy or demon or something?? I’m still not entirely convinced Lilith is “real.”

Now, remember what Godric said about her: She’s a Godless God. Could that mean she’s the devil???

Bill. I loathe the man now. Honestly, I’m not sure I can like him again. He has been the epitome of stupid this season, and the fact that he could strike Jessica like that…anyone else anti-Bill?

Does anyone else feel like Warlow will be next season’s new big bad? With only one episode left, I don’t think this story will be resolved—maybe he’ll make his entrance or something, but other than that, I don’t see it.

The Elder Fairy…what did she say about Warlow before Jason showed up? It was something with a “v,” but wasn’t a “vampire” sound.

I’m also thinking the Elder Fairy banished Warlow “to the realms and beyond,” like she tried to do with Russell tonight. That would explain why he appeared to Sookie in such a strange manner—like from a parallel world, reaching out.

Okay, what did you think??? One episode left! How will it end? I’m thinking cliffhanger season.