Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ASkars, Let's Make Babies.

According to US Weekly...


Guess it wasn't true love!

After nearly two years together, True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard and 21 actress Kate Bosworth have called it quits, Us Weekly has confirmed exclusively.

PHOTOS: Heartbreaking Hollywood splits

"It was very mutual," a source tells the new issue of Us (on newsstands Wednesday). "And it happened a while ago."

While Bosworth, 28, was photographed giving her ex, Orlando Bloom (now married to Miranda Kerr) a friendly hug on July 7, her Straw Dogs costar Skarsgard has been embracing his freedom.

During a July 21 Film District bash at Comic-Con in San Diego, the actor, 34, flirted with a brunette -- and left the party with her. IGNORE IGNORE IGNORE!

"He's single," confirms a source, "and he is loving the attention!"


I'm taking this as a sign. I mean it was bound to happen, right?  We'd make a great couple, we could even role-play as "Eric & Sookie." I'd let him bite me if he wanted,  I'd even wear the Merlotte's outfit sans undies.

You think I'm delusional, right? I'm not the only one that thinks this, several friends have pointed out that we'd make a good couple, one who's never met DG even thought he was my  fiance'. *Snickers*

"He SO wants you to have his babies"  "oh he SO wants you"   "Maybe he REALLY likes you..."

"Absolutely no offense against the fiance, but DAYUM you two would make a gorgeous couple! And have beautiful babies!"

Don't we look happy together?
Look at him trying to be all sexy for the camera.
We'd make some pretty babies too...primarily from his genes, but I'm willing to accept that.
Alexander if you ever see this, EMAIL ME.
The s/o doesn't have to know ;)
Love & Kisses,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mission Accomplished!

As most of you know, Comic Con kicked off here in San Diego this past Thursday and ends this evening. Comic Con never peaked my interest much, other than presenting a great people watching opportunity when I used to work in a hotel.  It definitely has my attention now, seeing as Summit has started using it as a platform to promote Twilight.  I was actually reading the books for the first time during Comic Con of 2009. Little did I know that the entire cast was just a few short miles from my home.

Fast forward to this year: I didn't buy tickets to Comic Con primarily because I'd just spent money on an amazing trip to Forks with the Twitards and was trying not to spend friviously with our upcoming wedding....Also, I felt that I'd already had some amazing opportunities with Twilight , that it wasn't the end of the world if I didn't go.......Then True Blood reared it's sexy, dirty & addictive head.  Eric the show consumed me. Then of course I started having serious regrets about not buyint tickets...but of course tickets were no longer available.
Admittedly, Alexander Skarsgard has quickly become my new obsession. It's not that Rob has gone by the way side by any means. Rob will always be "that guy" for's just that I feel different about Alexander. Sure, the characters they portray are both great to fantasize about. But I don't often see Rob as anything other than shy, goofy & ridiculously beautiful. He's an enigma to me.... untouchable.... and I love that he's appears so happy with Kirsten.  Much like Rob, I only came to find Alex attractive after seeing him play the role of Eric.  It allowed me to see a much sexier side of him. Typically blondes don't do it for me....but boy does this man do unexplainable things to me....and YES, quite a bit of that stems from the fact that he's all kinds of ridiculous sexyness on the show.  Most of the sexual appeal comes from the fact that he's intimidating, intelligent and yet somehow someway, vulnerable.

Originally, ASkars wasn't announced for the 2011 True Blood panel, but about a week or so before, his name started popping up. I felt helpless.  I had to see him! Was it too good to be true? I'd already seen the cast of Twilight (more importantly, ROB) 3 times...was I pushing my luck to try and see ASkars?! Thursday night as I lied in bed, this picture surfaced on the internet:

 ASkars & Ryan Kwanton attended the Summit party atop the Hard Rock Hotel.

The Eagle had landed...Alexander Skarsgard was in San Diego partying it up & I had to attempt sleep?  He was a mere 12 minutes from my house...I felt like crying. Ok, I did. A little bit. That's when I texted my equally ASkars obsessed friend "C." I proclaimed that after work we should plant our asses in the HR Hotel lobby in hopes of seeing him after the TB panel. I'd been hanging out in front HR earlier in the day on my break and watched Ryan Kwanten walk the odds seemed pretty descent. Part of me wanted to believe I'd make it happen, and the other part of me had serious doubts.

Long story even longer, that evening we walked into the HR looking like we belonged...We couldn't decide if we should hang in the lobby, NOBU (we later found out Jessica Biel was in there!) or outside.  We finally came to a decision when we saw a few people get up from the cushy lounge seats in the middle of the lobby.  I quickly realized we weren't the only ones who had this idea ;) All in all though, there were probably 15 of us.

Kate Beckinsale walked by, Jason Momoa, Channing Tatum...but no ASKars. About an hour past and then there was a bit of commotion outside & as I spotted THIS, my whole life flashed before my eyes...

Picture courtesy of my friend C.  She had a camera, I had a blackberry.
You can see Ryan Kwanten to the lower right of ASkars..the TALL GUY ;)

I'm not entirely sure what happened next, all I know is he walked through at a somewhat steady pace. A small crowed surrounded him and his manager/bodyguards (?) not quite sure what or who they were.  Most wanted autographs....and I think most were paparazzi.  He stopped to pose with the first girl that got to him and then maybe another

He was laughing at another lady, NOT the chick near him. thing I knew I just said "Alex, would you please take a picture with me, I'm a HUGE fan!" I don't remember what he said back...I think he smiled?! I then swooped in &  put my left arm around his waist and waited (WITH MY LEFT ARM AROUND HIS WAIST!) while simultaneously chucking my crackberry at C. Thankfully she used her camera instead.



After taking a picture of C & ASkars...

Love that she wore her Merlotte's shirt!

I kept clicking away on her least I think it was me. LOL!

I absofrickinlutely LOVE C's face in this one. She's in a ASkars/RKwan sandwich.
The paparazzi was making him was pretty funny.

Boyish charm.

I took this one on my crackberry, hence the quality.

After taking these pictures I turned around to see Ryan hanging back. He's soooo shy!  We asked if he'd mind taking a picture with us and he obliged. C had a mini-convo w/ him, but for the life of me I can't remember EXACTLY what it was about. Something to do with his real accent and the show. Gah!

He was so shy & seem surprised we wanted to take a pic with him.

After the madness died down (all of 3-5 minutes) I just kept repeating OMG, OMG, OMG.  I truthfully felt as if I might vomit. The adrenalin rush was so intense the chunks rose in my throat at a rapid pace. I literally had to do some serious deep breathing.

I really can't believe it all panned out the way I could only fantasize.  I'm still in awe. Oh, and for any of you wondering what he was like....I give you three words:




Ok, that was 5, but I'm sure you're not judging me.

Now for some FUN :)

Couldn't resist.  Gah! So hot.

P.S.  For those of you interested, I will be giving you "my take" on Breaking Dawn & Comic Con over at Twired. For now, stay tuned :)


***ALL of these pictures (aside from the one atop the Hard Rock, credit to JUST JARED) belong to my friend & me. If you want to use them, please just ask. Thank you.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pads & Tampons...YUM!

So like many cats (and dog's too) my Jake has an appetite for sanitary pads, tampons, string, rubberbands, spaghetti straps, carpet etc etc etc...

This past Friday I got home from work early & felt like doing a bit of cleaning. I was in a fabulous mood and super excited about the 4th of July holiday weekend. Odd, I know (the cleaning, not my excitement.) I wanted our condo to feel tidy for the rest of the weekend, since I'd planned to be in and out. Nothing irks me more than a messy home...especially my own.  Anyhoo, it was that time of the month, and I kept the bathroom door closed so Jake couldn't go hunting through my trash for what he considers to be his own personal pot of gold.

The end of the ranbow for Jake :)
Even better if they're used.

Once I'd taken out the trash, I felt it was safe to leave the bathroom door open.  However I'd forgotten I'd left an entire open container of new Kotex pads.  Next thing I knew there was a clean pad, sans wrapper, on my living room floor. Jake looked guilty.

Kind of like this...

But truthfully I didn't put too much thought into it considering he's pooped out his fair share of questionable items.  It wasn't until Saturday afternoon when he start vomiting that I became worried.  Jake is the kind of cat that rarely vomits.  I can confidently say maybe 7 times in almost 8 years. Prior to this disaster, the last time he puked was about 6 mos ago after he ate part of my beloved house plant "Norman." But I can confidently say that my cat has a stomach of steel.  Not this time...

He continued to vomit and avoid food like the plague into Saturday evening...I texted my Sis to let her know what was going on, as she's a vet tech at the clinic I adopted him from. Side note: She enticed me to adopt his orphan-butt from the clinic back in 2003...Some ass face pet store handed him over claiming he was sick.
Sar said if he wasn't better by morning to let her know. Come Sunday morning he was still vomiting and lethargic.  Of course as I mentioned, this was over the 4th of July weekend and most clinics aren't open on Sunday anyway.  We had to make a trip up to a fancy top notch ER about 20 minutes North.  I was already stressed about him feeling so bad, but to add insult to injury, Jake isn't the kind of cat you can just "take" to the vet. He's very aggressive, and becomes dangerous outside of his comfort zone. You can read more about that in a previous post titled, "No, Your Cat Isn't Crazy."

Long story even longer, 2 rounds of heavy sedatives did nothing to allow for the ER vet to even get close to opening his carrier door.  They had to anesthetize him in order to get x-rays of his abdomen....which of course costs a pretty penny.  When I first saw the "pre-estimate" of planned services, I about choked. My eyes zero'd in on $1600! Thank gawd my Sis was able to say "We can wait on this, I can get this at the clinic, this isn't really necessary right now.." That coupled with the fact that we said we lived together, got an additional discount (because her clinic refers business to this ER.)  When all was said and done the bill was $500. HUGE difference.  I thank gawd she was there with me, because it all sounded and read like Chinese. I feel for pet owners that don't have someone in the industry to help them decipher terms and what's necessary and what not. Even with the immense reduction in price, I still have no clue how I'll pay it.  It will take a while as my finances have been focused on wedding stuff. 

Most important, the Vet did not see any 'major' blockages in his stomach or intestines.  They sent us home with a very cranky, groggy and sick feeling Jake. The discharge instructions were keep him on a very bland diet for 2-3 days, prilosec & anti naseaus meds...if he didn't show improvement in the next 48 hours, I was to follow up with them or our personal vet. Luckily Sarah  (my Sis) was able to give him subcutaneous fluids as well as anti naseau meds.  He growled, but she donned gloves and went for it. A true feat in and of itself.  But it helped that he was in his own home.

Sarah is giving the thumbs up....1st round of fluids.

Jake was still lethargic and loopy into Sunday evening, but survived ;) the night.  By Monday morning he still wasn't eating, but hadn't vomited since Saturday.  By the afternoon, we gave him another round of fluids and he actually ate a bit of bland Science Diet ID prescription wet food.  I almost had tears streaming down my cheeks at the site.  Instead of calling him a piglet I was encouraging each lick of food.

When I got home from 4th of July fireworks at my parents he didn't seem well...still crouched tightly in the bottom half of his carrier.  BUT, by Tuesday morning he was a NEW MAN!  He wanted food, he was purring, he jumped up on the windowsill, it was all music to my ears. It was as if he snapped back to normal overnight.

I think the entire weekend took a lot out of the both of us.  Admittedly, I was a complete emotional wreck.  I think he sensed that because he's be overly affectionate the last 2 days.  I love my little shit more than words can express. He came into my life when I needed him most, and has been there for me for almost 8 years.

Speaking of shit, he's pooped twice poop had what looked like a tampon string in it. Not sure if he ate both a tampon and a pad wrapper, or just one.  Needless to say, I have never been so happy to see cat poop in my life.

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." - Anonymous


Friday, July 1, 2011

Like Sunshine, In A Pretty Blonde Bottle..

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I can't remember if this was from epi 1 or epi 2 of season 4.  My neighbor and I watched both on Sunday night.  They showed epi 2 on, which kicked ass.  I think Eric turns my brain to mush, among other forgive my lapse in memory.

Just wanted to share this scene.  The verbal exchange between Sookie & Eric is dynamic...simply FABULOUS!

GO HERE, for some reason the link HBO provides seems to be missing something in the HTML code.