Eric the Viking-cum-Vampire Spin-off Series

Eric The Vampire

Although I’ve been a long-term fan of Alan Ball, I was diabolically bored by series 2 of True Blood, which Ball developed for TV.

The only saving grace was Eric Northman. Before becoming a vampire, Eric was a Viking. Viking to vampire. Really, it’s too much. *swoons*

So I was thinking Eric should be excised from the True Blood swill and given his own TV show.

What would happen on his show, you ask? Here’s a snippet of how it might go.


A large ornate bathroom. The tub is filled. A crystal wine glass of blood-red liquid sits on the ledge.

ERIC enters. He is naked.


                                            Blah blah blah…



The moon is full. Owls hoot and animals cry out. Leaves rustle eerily.

ERIC enters. He is naked.


                                            Blah blah blah… 


You see what I mean? It writes itself.

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

A friend on Facebook mentioned she’d just run into someone she desperately wanted to look good for, but of course she was having the mother of all bad hair days.

It figures, right? The worse you look, the more likely you’ll run into the very person you most want to look fabulous for – that ex, a meanie from school, your future boss.

So it must be a law of the universe, perhaps along these lines:

P (SWI) = BH^2

(The probability of running into someone you want to impress is equal to the bad-hairness of your day, squared.)

If you want to run into that certain person, it’s easy – don’t wash your hair for a month.

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Rule #1: Have Fabulous Friends

Have Fabulous Friends

You know how they say your income will be the average of the incomes of the people you most hang around with?

Well, it’s the same with fabulousness. If you want to live a fabulous life, you must have fabulous friends.

You can’t be fabulous if your friends are whiny, negative, I’ve-given-up-on myself-and-I’ve-got-the-Snuggie-to-prove-it types. You need people around you who are smart, funny, fun, motivated, kind, passionate – in other words, fabulous. The older you get, the more important this becomes.

I’m very lucky to have such friends, some of whom I had lunch with today (that’s my gym friends and me, above). Because they’re cool people, they help me to want to be my best, too.

Take a look at your friends. If your fabulousness is the average of theirs, how fabulous does that make you?