Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Go Ask Dallas : When will the next Sookie Stackhouse book " Dead Reckoning " Chapter 1 be released by Charlaine Harris ??
When will the next Sookie Stackhouse book, " Dead Reckoning " Chapter 1 be released by Charlaine Harris ??
Will it be this week ??
Well "Dead and Gone" chapter 1 was Thursday December 4th 2008 and "Dead in the Family" running a little late was posted Sunday December 20th 2009.
So, I would bet it will be very, very sooon...
This week’s announcement of a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie without Joss Whedon may have set the internet aflame in upset, but… Is it wrong that I think it might be a good idea? Please don’t kill me.
I should start, I guess, by owning up to my own Whedon fandom: I liked the original Buffy movie, and was a massive fan of the TV series. Angel kind of passed me by until the third season – I tuned in occasionally, but it didn’t really gel for me – and pretty much missed Firefly until reruns, at which point I fell in love with it (Serenity, too). Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was pretty great, but I tend to think of Dollhouse as a misstep that may have been interesting, but certainly wasn’t good. Does that mean that I am a hater? I can’t quite tell, to be honest, because I’m certainly cautious about the idea of a Whedon Avengers movie and find myself hoping for the best for this Whedon-less Buffy.
How about gifting someone you love ( or yourself ?) Season 1 or Season 1&2 Of True Blood DVDs ?
WHAT ?? $18.00 ????
True Blood Couples - Superman Tonight
Saturday, November 27, 2010
You all know Dallas LOVES her iPad !!
I can't recommend more highly owning one !
These are good prices for the iPad and Amazon Kindle !
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I have almost 100 Sookie/ True Blood recipes on this blog and I thought we'd have a pretend Thanksgiving dinner with Sookie and the Bon Temps gang. Haha
This year Jason bought a turkey deep fryer at Sheridan’s Sport Shop and lots of peanut oil and he's going to deep fry the 10 # turkey that he bought at Walmart. It's going to be raining tomorrow so everyone will have to pile inside.
Sookie is making: Corn Bread Dressing ( not stuffing!)
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potatoes with marshmallow
Gran's Pecan Pie
Below you'll find more recipes.
Who else do you think is coming to dinner?
What are they bringing ?
Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll!
Corn Bread Dressing
- Corn Bread
- 1 (12-ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
- 2 tablespoons rubbed sage
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon margarine
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 4 (10 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
Crumble Corn Bread; set aside. Bake biscuits according to package directions; let cool. Tear 8 of the biscuits into small pieces; reserve remaining 2 for another use. Combine crumbled corn bread, torn biscuits, sage, poultry seasoning, and pepper in a large bowl; set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Melt margarine over medium-high heat in a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Sauté celery and onion 8 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly. Add vegetable mixture to dressing mixture, and gently stir in broth and egg whites. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes.
Green Bean Casserole
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can
1 CAMPBELL'S® Cream of Mushroom Soup
3/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp.black pepper
2 (9 oz. each) pkgs.frozen cut green beans, thawed*
1 1/3 cups FRENCH'S® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions
MIX soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2 -qt. baking dish. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup French Fried Onions.
BAKE at 350°F for 30 min. or until hot.
STIR. Top with remaining 2/3 cup onions. Bake 5 min. until onions are golden.
Sookie 's Sweet Potato casserole
4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for about 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash sweet potatoes.
Beat mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.
Combine cornflakes cereal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle diagonally over casserole in rows 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle alternate rows with marshmallows; bake 10 additional minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
MORE GREAT RECIPES
Gran's biscuit recipe here
Summer's biscuits here
'Dead in the Family' Ambrosia salad here
Pumpkin Pie Dip from Charlaine's forum here
Gran's Pecan Pie here
Cryin' Pie True Blood version here
Mayor Norris' wife's ( True Blood) Ambrosia here
Finally, some of the other True Blood fans sites follow ' Loving True Blood in Dallas' lead and stop using paparazzi photos !!
As you faithful readers know I have NEVER posted those photos on this blog as I think they are intrusive and certainly NOT in the spirit of fandom that I believe in.
I am appalled when the other sites post these paparazzi photos of our favorite True Blood actors coming in and out of Walgreen's, videos stores or just going about their daily lives with children, family and friends!
It's about time they stop and kudos to them for the policy change !
Posted by " Dallas " at 5:17 PM
Oh --I wish he was appearing as Russell ! Haha
A Very Vampires Christmas Charlaine Harris Sookieverse short story featured in December edition Glamour
Charlaine Harris says on her Facebook page, “The holiday edition of Glamour is out, containing a Dahlia short story by moi. I had a lot of fun writing it, and the editing job was GREAT. I hope all of you enjoy it.”
Dahlia Lynley-Chivers is a vampire that lives in the Sookie-universe and was introduced in the short story “Tacky” in My Big, Fat Supernatural Wedding. Dahlia will also be featured in the new Dying For Daylight game that Charlaine Harris and I-play are developing.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
True Blood casting! Three new ladies are joining the cast of everyone’s favorite summertime vamp soap: HBO confirms that Janina Gavankar will be a regular on the show come 2011, and Alexandra Breckenridge and Vedette Lim will be recurring; Jessica Tuck, who plays the head vampire spokeswoman, has been bumped up to a regular, too.
Gavankar, who will always be Shiva from The League to me, is going to play a teacher/shape-shifter, I guess to keep Sam company. Breckenridge, who was great as the pouty Willa on Dirt (why am I the only one who loved that show?), will be a Wiccan, and Lim will a cage fighter, according to Deadline. Is cage fighter now a mythical being? No one tell Ryan from The O.C..
So what does the cover art work mean ????
Chapter 1 should be up next week !
Who is getting excited ?
With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit – and the twisted motive for the attack. But her attention is divided. Though she can’t ‘read’ vampires, Sookie knows her lover Eric Northman and his ‘child’ Pam well – and she realises that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human – and that there is a new Queen on the board . . .
Buy here :
Dead Reckoning: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse / True Blood)
Sunday, November 21, 2010
She writes ...
Here is a little interesting tidbit. A shirt Anna Paquin wore on True Blood is still available for purchase for cheap at forever 21. Thought you might want to inform your readers. Here is the link to the shirt.
This is S3 Ep 1
Here is part 2 of the Season 3 timeline (and part 1)
Opens same night as S2ep12 ends with Sookie looking for Bill in restaurant
Jason and Tara’s reaction to Eggs death
Were’s have kidnapped Bill.
Sookie goes to Bill’s house and Jess hides dead trucker
“Conscience off , dick on “ Andy to Jason!
Sookie goes to Fangtasia and finds Eric and Yvetta
Bill cause car to wreck and escapes from weres.
Sam searches for his family and has an erotic Bill dream
Audrey with Magnolia Chamber of Commerce wakes Sam with info on MIckens
Jason and Hoyt decide to move in together
Sookie talk to Bud Dearborn about helping to find Bill
Sam finds Tommy at a Tire shop
Lettie Mae comforts Tara
Bill rises in the woods
Queen and Magister visit Eric at Fangtasia about V being sold
Lafayette is making chili with cinnamon and Arlene knows she pregnant
Queen tells Eric to “move the blood”
Pam visits Sookie with the check for Dallas
Arlene tells Terry she’s pregnant
Pam visits Lafayette and tells him to sell the V!
Sookie and Jessica go to find Bill
Bill feeds from Old Lady
Tara tries to committee suicide with pills
Sam finds the Micken’s house
Jason enjoys the company of 2 veterinary students
Jess and Sookie find the crash and find the “operation werewolf tattoo”
Bill meets werewolves in the woods and they attack him
End of episode
Same night Bill is fighting with weres when King Russell Edgington
Lafayette finds Tara attempting suicide
Sookie brings Nazi werewolf brand to Eric
Pam gives Jessica tips
Flash back to Eric and Godric in Nazi Germany
Hoyt and Jessica break up again
Sookie surprises Jason “Eating chicken in the dark”
Sam meets the Micken’s
Tara and Lafayette go to visit Ruby ( Lafayette’s Mom) Laf meets Jesus.
Sam learns about who he is ..gets to know Tommy
Jessica rents a chain saw
Bill has dinner with Russell and Talbot
Andy becomes a town hero for killing Eggs
Sam and Tommy play in the woods
Franklin sneaks into Bill’s house and finds the Stackhouse family research
Eric pays Sookie a visit (more Nazi flashbacks) and tells Sookie about the history of these werewolves
More of the Talbot dinner and Russell offers to make Bill a sheriff and tells Bill he knows about Sophie Ann and Sookie
Terry tells Arlene his 10 reasons why she can trust him with her kids.
Franklin come into Merlotte’s and talks to Tara
Jessica has “lost” the dead trucker
Jason is drunk and goes on a call with Andy to Hotshot and sees Crystal ( also gets the idea to be a cop)
Tara gets drunk and with Franklin’s helps beats up some rednecks
Back to Bill at dinner with Russell when Lorena walks in and Bill throws an oil lamp at her.
Sookie invites Eric in just in time to take on werewolves, who are now in Sookie house.
She shoots at one of them, he dives, episode ends.
Episode begins were last episode left off. Sookie shoots, she hits Eris and he kills were.
At Russell’s they are trying to put out the Lorena fire, Russell suggests that Bill turn Sookie
Sookie and Eric bury the dead were , Sookie decides to go to Mississippi to look for Bill
Tara and Franklin in hotel room
Sam leaves the Micken’s house.
Jessica calls Pam and interrupts her helping Yvetta remember Estonia ( were is Missing)
Sookie is asking Sam for 2 maybe 3 days off to go to Jackson t look for Bill/ Sam tells her about his family. She asks Sam to hire Jessica to keep her busy.
Hoyt is helping Jason study for police written test.
Arlene goes to doctor and finds out she is 9 weeks pregnant
Sookie and Tara go to Eggs funeral.
Flashback (actually Bill’s dream) to Bill returning home after Civil war and finding his son dead.
Jason dreams about taking the exam –is awakened by Lafayette on road crew. They find headless trucker in ditch.
Sookie is cleaning the porch and is surprised by Alcide Herveaux (a were) sent to protect her by Eric Northman
The Micken’s family surprised Sam with a visit to Merlotte’s
Sookie and Alcide plan trip to Jackson. He tells her his Ex is “Banging the leader “ of this outlaw were pack.
More flashback dreams of Bills past burying his son.
At Russell’s Cooter is talking to Russell, Talbott and Lorena about Sookie
Bill enters and pledges fealty to Russell and Kingdom of Mississippi
Jason and Tara visit at the bar.
Eric visits Lafayette and gives him his car (sells for $1 to avoid pesky gift tax)
More with Micken’s and Sam at Merlotte’s
Franklin pays a visit to Jessica and brings her the head.
Jason returns home and burns sheriff application
Alcide takes Sookie to Lou Pine’s, Sookie tries to read were minds and Alcide find out about Debbie’s engagement party fighting ensues
Franklin visits Tara after finding out lots of information from Jessica ( baby vampire)
Bill and Lorena fight and have ‘head turning “ sex.
Back at Alcide’s apartment: Sookie is cleaning Alcide’s wounds
She receives a cell phone call from Bill telling her to NOT look for him
Sam finds the Micken’s family living in a van in the Merlotte’s parking lot
Franklin has glamoured Tara and gets her to call Sookie and try to find out where she is …
Bill punches Lorena and kicks her out of his room.
Eric dreams that he comes in through Sookie’s window and makes love to her
Alcide is cooking breakfast and tells Sookie to stop looking for Bill
Lafayette calls Tara and admires his new car
Tara is tied to the toilet by Franklin
Janice (Alcide’s sister) comes over to Alcide’s apartment to “fix up” Sookie for the engagement party
Kitch Maynard and his friends come into Merlotte’s
Sheriff Bud Dearborn retires
Alcide come home to find Sookie ready to go to party.
Russell and Bill talk about his past
Franklin rises and brings flowers to Tara
Sam hires Jessica as a hostess and she sees a boy from her bible study.
Lafayette deals “V” to Calvin Morris and gets in a fight with the hotshot boys over the car
Jessica glamours the boy and sends him on his way..
Eric arrives to break up the fight at Hotshot
Franklin drives Tara to Mississippi
Sam offers to let Tommy stay and work with him
Jason gets Andy (by blackmailing him) to let him work at Sheriff’s office
Sookie is drinking shots with the weres at Debbie’s party
Bill, Russell and Lorena go out to “procure” at a strip club
Eric finds “the magister” torturing Pam at Fangtasia . Pam tells the Magister that Bill is behind the “v” sales and the “M” gives Eric 2 days to bring him Bill or Pam dies.
Debbie tells Alcide that she’s done with him
Russell leaves the car while Bill is inside find a girl to “procure” and appears at the were party. He gives them his blood.
Bill finds the very sad stripper Destiny/Ann
Back at the weres they brand Debbie and they all begin to shift to wolves Alcide say “ run Sookie “
Russell, Bill and Lorena feed on the stripper.
Franklin has Tara tied up in Russell’s mansion and is not getting along with Talbot
Russell, Lorena and Bill walk in covered in blood from the stripper feed.
Tara recognizes Bill and asks for help. He says, no.
Franklin brings Russell the dossier on Sookie’s family tree he found while searching Bill’s house.
We see Sookie and Alcide escaping from Lou’s Pines.
Eric arrives at the Edgington Mansion and meets with Talbot and Russell to ask to search for Bill in the state of MS
Bill enters and tells Eric he came to Mississippi on his own and Eric tells that Sookie is “no longer mine”
Eric tells Russell the truth about QSA, Pam and the Magister.
Sookie is sleeping in Alcide’s apartment when she hears Alcide fighting with Debbie.
Franklin ties Tara to a bed in the mansion.
Jason arrives bright and early at the sheriff’s office, visits with Andy, Kevin and Kenya.
Micken’s family is moving into Sam’s duplex and Terry is moving in next door with Arlene.
Tara works had at her bindings trying to escape.
Sookie is doing her nails at Alcide’s apartment and talks Alcide into taking her to meet with the packmaster.
More office fun with Jason, who is left answering phones and filing at Sheriff’s office.
Tara breaks free and is chased and knocked down by Cooter in wolf and human form
Lafayette and Tommy share a cigar at Merlotte’s
Jesus arrives to ask Lafayette out on a date.
Alcide and Sookie meet with Colonel Flood
Jason is watching cars when he sees Crystal drives by he follows and pulls her over
Jesus is still waiting for Lafayette to get off work.
Jessica is working at Merlotte’s, Arlene is rude so she glamours customers to not tip her.
Franklin yells at Tara for trying to escape
Russell discusses with Bill the Stackhouse records and clipping that Franklin found in Bill’s house
Back at Merlotte’s: Jason and Andy discuss the sheriff’s exam, Lafayette and Jesus play pool, Tommy arranges to stay with Sam and Crystal arrives to meet Jason.
At Russell’s house Cooter and Bill fight and Bill escapes
Jason and Crystal take a romantic walk by lake
Russell commands Eric to “indulge Talbot “
Joe Lee. Micken’s fights with Sam, says he “owns “ Tommy
Tara is hungry but doesn’t want to eat flowers and wants to talk to Franklin. Franklin proposes that Tara become his vampire bride.
Talbot gives Eric the tour of he and Russell’s antiques. Aside from Vampire erotica Eris spots a Viking crown. We see a flashback to Eric’s childhood, where he sees his family murdered by werewolves and the crown stolen. Vengeance!
At Alcide’s apartment Sookie is awakened by Bill and Alcide talking. Russell arrives with Cooter and Sookie Fairy zaps Cooter. Fantastic !
Russell takes Sookie and back to his house. Bill tries to break free and Eric suggests that Russell keep Sookie because she is valuable.
Bill is sent to slave quarters and Lorena is ordered to kill him. Lorena would like to wear Sookie’s rib cage as a hat.
Back at Merlotte’s Arlene is trying to close up and Lafayette is playing pool with Jesus.
Jason and Crystal are “getting to know “each other in the woods and she smells danger and runs away.
Russell questions Sookie .
Arlene and Jessica close up and Jess takes a little taste of “ curler “ lady customer.
Jesus and Lafayette talk and kiss in the moonlight.
Back to Russell questioning Sookie
Lorena begins to torture Bill
Tara and Franklin enjoy each other’s company
Talbot and Eric play cards
Eric leaves with Russell to see QSA – road trip conversation.
Jesus looks at Lafayette’s altar statues, more kissing until weres from Hotshot smash up Lafs car.
Sophie Ann is playing scratch off Lotto when Russell proposes marriage ( again)
Back to Lorena torturing Bill, Cooter andCrystal feed off Bill.
Nan Flanagan is on the teevee and Tommy and Sam are talking in the trailer when Melinda brings in corn fritters (fried in bacon grease)
Tara smashes Franklins head in and gets Sookie and they escape. Sookie goes to look for Bill.
Jason goes to Hotshot looking for Crystal.
Sam goes looking for Tommy after he runs away rather than explain his parents.
Tara escapes amd meets Alcide in the woods
Sookie find Bill barely alive and Lorena bites her.
Episode end ….
Jim Parrack is no newcomer to TV. He has appeared on several hit series including Criminal Minds, NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, CSI, ER...and one of my faves, Supernatural. Now THAT must have been a fun shoot- 3 born & bred- and proud- Texas boys together for a week of filming?! YeeeHaw!! Yahoo? Well, whatever it is hot Texas boys say...!
For the past 3 years Jim has starred on HBO's smash summer hit True Blood as the gentle, innocent and super-tall Hoyt Fortenberry. Jim brings life to the down home southern mama's boy with amazing ease and believability. I have to admit, Hoyt is among my faves in Bon Tempe and not just because he's completely adorable. Hoyt's a good boy, he has a good heart and he believes in people, almost blindly.
The Hoyt/Jessica love story is as tragic as it gets and Jim plays the heartbroken Hoyt with a tenderness we can all relate to. Well, relatively speaking. I mean I've never fallen in love with an actual vampire. Have you?