Monday, May 18, 2009

Blood Copy : ATM Withdrawl


May 18th, 2009

Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Or in this case, that helpless little thing you’re stalking. For your consideration: one young woman, one ATM withdrawal, and one really, really bad day for a robber.

Other criminals: beware. Stealing isn’t nice, and in the wrong circumstances being impolite could just cost you your life.


May 18th, 2009

First off: shout out to all the fans who’ve been with us from the beginning. Seems some of you have been around for quite some time…

Lots of you have been asking about my new life as a vampire. Understandable, I would’ve asked the same when I was still among the breathing. But honestly, folks, this isn’t about me. It’s about us. This strange new ball of rock just getting used to the idea that humans and vampires are sharing real estate.

Course, we vampires have known this all along, so really the odds are a bit stacked, but don’t worry, we’ll wait for you to catch up. In the meanwhile, some of you have jumped at the opportunity to profit from us, while others have unfortunately learned your old ways just don’t jive with the new order. There’ll be more bumps in the road, to be sure, but hey, isn’t that part of the fun?

Perhaps I’m just feeling optimistic today. I’ve recently received an exciting bit of news, further proof of the progress vampires have made in becoming an accepted part of the mainstream.

But more on that later.

Charlaine Harris live tonight Dr, Blogstein 9 pm ET

Interview with the Mother of All Blood Suckers

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Charlaine Harris is the best selling author of the incredibly Sookie Stackhouse series revolving around a telepathic barmaid in southern Louisiana and her dealings with vampires and werewolves and other creatures of the night.

Her books are the inspiration and basis for HBO’s True Blood.

Harris’ newest book in the series, Dead and Gone, goes on sale on May 19th.

True Blood Season 2 promo slightly different version

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Dead and Gone #1 :The New York Times Bestseller List

The New York Times Bestseller List

May 17th, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

  1. DEAD AND GONE, by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse searches for the killer of a werepanther.
  2. THE 8TH CONFESSION, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’’s Murder Club investigate a pair of killings.
  3. PYGMY, by Chuck Palahniuk. Terrorists from a totalitarian country enter the Midwest disguised as exchange students in this satire.
  4. FIRST FAMILY, by David Baldacci. Former Secret Service agents, now P.I.’s, search for a child abducted from a party at Camp David.
  5. TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT, by Alexander McCall Smith. The 10th novel in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

True Blood Behind the scense: MaryAnne sure knows how to put out a spread

You can see this wonderful example of food styling here :

Thanks to Chris Oliver

Fruit Salad


  • 6 peaches, peeled, pitted, and chopped

  • 1 pound strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced

  • 1/2 pound seedless green grapes

  • 1/2 pound seedless red grapes

  • 3 bananas, peeled and sliced

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, or less, to taste

  • juice of one lime

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    Preparation: Combine chopped and sliced fruits in a large serving bowl; toss gently. Sprinkle with sugar. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a small bowl or 1 cup measure. Pour dressing mixture over fruit and toss gently to combine. Cover and chill the fruit salad thoroughly before serving.

    This fruit salad recipe makes enough to serve about 10 to 12 people.

    You can see this display at about 5:15

Anna Paquin in Cosmo: fun fearless female

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Carrie Preston Talks 'True Blood'


She may be a barmaid waiting tables at Merlotte's, but actress Carrie Preston has been keeping herself busy in the entertainment industry. Even though she's filming the acclaimed HBO drama True Blood, she's also working on several projects for her own production company, Daisy 3 pictures. Still, it's the vampires that have gotten her the most attention and she discusses why she thinks so.

Playing the character Arlene Fowler was a crazy experience for Carrie Preston, especially since she's involved in a series derived from books. Despite that, she says True Blood is evidently veering away from the Charlaine Harris storyline and establishing itself as something that could work on its own.

"It's so interesting because they are really departing from the books right now," Preston revealed. "I mean they're sort of keeping the main kind of theme of the second book, but they've already just taken a lot of liberties. They spent the first season really establishing the characters and now they've added all these new characters, and it's getting really wild in there."

Now that the second season is nearing, it was pointed out by her co-star, Alexander Skarsgard that there may be some changes with the True Blood sets. Asked if Merlotte's suffered the same fate, Preston answered: "No, Merlotte's is good, old Merlotte's. I love it in there. It's an amazing set. You really do feel like you're in a bar."

About her character, Arlene, Preston says she is nothing like the person she plays. However, she admits that it was easy to transform herself for her. "I mean I'm not anything like Arlene. Nothing. It all has to be created, which is really fun. I go in the makeup trailer and an hour and a half later, I'm a completely different person."

"She's street smart. You know what I mean?" Preston continued. "Like she's a single mother and she's a survivor. She speaks her mind, and I don't know... I grew up with women like that so I just wanted to honor those women. Also it's a comedic role and I really always feel in my element when I'm doing comedy."

As for the appeal of True Blood, the actress confessed that she'd watch the show even if she wasn't working on the set. "I've always sort of been into sci-fi kind of stuff, so I like it. It's a show I would have watched even if I wasn't on it."

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Kiss My Eyes by AFI

Kiss My Eyes by AFI LYRICS
Thanks, candece