I love her so much! just the sound of her voice sends me into a combination tizzy of laughter, warmth, and happiness. The vcr timer is set to record DBZ for my beloved tomorrow at 1pm. (vcr is set, but it says there’s a courage marathon on. I’ll record just in case.) I hope she has a good time tomorrow, out and about.

My bro called me up to tell me that he’s going to give me some bigtime dinero back that I lent him…all right! (I loan him $ without though of when or if it’ll come back.. so when it does, it’s like found money.) looks like he’s going to get a haircut for it…. that’ll be odd… weird seeing him with a trim. I bet he’ll look good. we’re going to hang out tomorrow, go shopping at the bookstore and maybe swing by target… I’m totally enthused about seeing him…he sounds healthy and solid. He’s also going to buy himself a sony playstation… which he’ll appreciate more in a year, when I buy a dvd burner. (Can playstation play vcds? I can burn those, now) if you’d like to join us, I’ll be here at about noonish-twoish. If you can’t make it, I’m sure that photos will be taken.

Supper tonight is curried rice and veggies with a couple of bottles of Killian’s. a fine, fine supper for a friday night. spicy, smooth, and fragrant. Newt is very curious about it… but none for the boy. I should put curry in the herb garden…. it’s a gift from nature that I’m delighted to have found. I wonder how hard it is to grow? I’m already planning on adding lavender and patchouli to my window box.

To kill a vampire it is first necessary to determine its ethnic origin. I regret that I cannot offer much useful information on how this might be accomplished, but I’m sure you’ll think of something.

Next, locate the vampire’s daytime whereabouts, i.e., its grave. My vampire manual recommends placing “a young lad who is innocent of girls,” such as Richard Simmons, atop a black virgin stallion, and leading the two through a likely graveyard. If the horse refuses to pass a certain grave, you’ve hit paydirt, so to speak. The telltale signs of a vampirous corpse are fluidity of the blood, lack of putrefaction, and flexibility of the limbs (we’re talking about corpses now, mind you).

Finally, administer treatment as prescribed below:

Sampiro – Albania – Stake through heart
Nachtzehrer – Bavaria – Place coin in mouth, decapitate with ax
Ogoljen – Bohemia – Bury at crossroads
Krvoijac – Bulgaria – Chain to grave with wild roses
Kathakano – Crete – Boil head in vinegar
Brukalaco – Greece – Cut off and burn head
Vampir – Hungary – Stake through heart, nail through temples
Dearg-dul – Ireland – Pile stones on grave
Vryolakas – Macedonia – Pour boiling oil on, drive nail through navel
Upier – Poland – Bury face downwards
Gierach – Prussia – Put poppy seeds in grave
Strigoiul – Rumania – Remove heart, cut in two; garlic in mouth, nail in head
Vlkoslak – Serbia – Cut off toes, drive nail through neck
Neuntoter – Saxony – Lemon in mouth
Vampiro – Spain – No known remedy

I realize the above will not be much use in the case of a Third World vampire, but you can’t have everything.