DD woke up in the middle of the night and wouldn’t go back down for another two hours. She is usually so easy and sleeps 10-12 hours that my immunity to lack of sleep went down and got pommeled. As a result, today was hard. I admit. I let DS zombie out on the iPhone for a good 3 hours.

So, with that said, tonight, instead of vegging out and watching White Collar and The Vampire Diaries, I will head off to sleep right now. *sigh* After all, I just played a ton of BINGO and got my first 1st place win! (So sad.) Maybe I will shove some Kettle Chips jalapeno flavored chips into my mouth first, though. YUM!

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OMG OMG OMG… Finally caught up on all the latest episodes. How can they be so pretty and keep upping the ante every week? And how can I possibly wait until January 5, 2012 before the second half of the season starts??

*sigh* So good.

I’m obsessed with the show, The Vampire Diaries. Well, inasmuch as I get obsessed over shows nowadays. I’m not really involved in any online community about the show – but boy, do I enjoy watching the pretty!! How can there be so many pretty people in one place??

I started reading the books by LJ Smith, but I really couldn’t hack it. I think I read two of them and then had to stop. I must say that though I enjoy watching vampires, I don’t really care to read about them. hahaha. Weird, eh? Speaking of which, I also have never tried to read or watch any of the Twilight series. I think part of me is worried that I will actually like the books/stories. I’d really rather not validate that! (Make of that what you will.) But then, how can I make an honest critique if I’ve never read them? Seems a bit hypocritical, no?

Anyhow, this is all my brain can think of at the moment (it’s currently Friday night and I just wrote another post). Hopefully it will tie you over until I’m back. 🙂

So, a friend/acquaintance of mine recently wrote a post on The Peeta Complex (from The Hunger Games, if you haven’t read it, GO NOW). **Possible spoilers ahead?** Anyhow, he was commenting on the fact that The Perfect Boy Trope can be somewhat annoying – especially when in real life, the perfect guy is NOT going to wait around for the girl to figure out how awesome they are and want to be with them. *sigh* I’m doing a for crap job summing up his post.

Here’s a quote:

It’s not just Peeta. I’ve read a number of recent YA novels in which the protagonist inexplicably gains the affections of the Perfect Guy, and keeps them even though she’s very clear that she loves someone else, or at least doesn’t like him. Sometimes he wins her over, sometimes she feels she doesn’t deserve him, and sometimes he tragically dies for her. Oh, so tragically.

Anyhow, I think the reason why I, at least, love Peeta and Gale both chasing after Katniss, no matter how unlikable, is because in my heart of hearts, I know I am not really deserving of love at times and if some fantasy boy is going to love even Katniss, well shoot! There may be hope for me!! Plus, if it’s someone as awesome as Peeta (or really, Gale – but I’m Team PEETA), all the better!

And you know what? It kinda DID happen to me. Not choosing between my personal Peeta or Gale, but a NICE guy DID like me and I married him! Ok, ok… he didn’t win me over and I didn’t feel as if I didn’t deserve him and all sorts of romantic nonsense – but I sure do feel this way NOW! He is nice and sweet and kind and good (usually) and well, I’m me. heehee. There’s a reason my own brother – that’s right, my flesh and blood brother – calls DH, “The Most Patient Man in the World.”

Which reminds me of The Vampire Diaries, also a case of the main character (although, Elena is very likable) being chased after two men (the requisite Nice Guy, her boy friend, and the other requisite Bad Boy). Clearly, we womens like these tropes! After all, who doesn’t want to imagine herself as the lead in these series?

Well, pretty boys (both good and nice) are nice and all, but I prefer to leave the life and death situations to people in fiction. I’ll stick with my Nice Guy. 🙂