Sunday, June 13, 2010

Beetles, Wine and True Blood…How’s that for Random?

Saturday I went to Boordy, one of Maryland’s local vineyards. I’m lucky to live close by and to have good friends who like to do these types of things with me. Wine, music and good company…what more can you need?

It was singles night last night, but no one pays attention to that. There were families and couples and I’m sure singles there too, but I couldn’t find any-lol.

The band was a Beetles tribute band—The Mahoney Brothers—and as the Beetles were a bit before my time, I’m not a diehard fan. I do have my favorites of their songs: Come Together, Hey Jude, Twist and Shout, and Penny Lane. The funny thing was, while this band was great, even down to the costumes, the people were freaking out when they hit the stage like the REAL Beetles were there. I was like, whoa, these people are serious about their Beetles tribute bands-lol.
Before I went off to sample wine and lay back in my chair listening to music, I worked on my manuscript, Light Bringers. I got a pretty good amount of attention on that one, so I’m not willing to shelf it completely. I’ve pretty much made up my mind that once I’ve roped an agent, I can present Light Bringers as a second or third project, once I’ve proven I can sell. Look at how confident I am and not the least bit delusional *clasps hands together in prayer.*

When I wasn’t drinking wine, listening to music and doing rewrites, I was catching up on TV shows on my DVR. Can I just say how much I freakin' LOVE Glee.

You know I’ve got it bad when I watch and wish I’d thought to write it as a novel. Man, I love that show. It’s weird. I always DVR it thinking I’d rather watch/do something else, and then it takes me at least a few days to watch it. It’s like my brain is like, it’s not that good, but man am I always wrong. I had two episodes to catch up on and both had the tears welling up in my eyes.

The other show that I’ve been catching up on is Burn Notice. Now this isn’t a show that makes me wish I’d written it. I don’t know anything about spies and espionage, but I wish to hell I was ON this show. I wouldn’t say no to being Gabrielle Anwar who plays Fiona Glenanne, the volatile love interest of Jeffery Donovan who plays Michael Weston. To me, he’s not someone you’d be like, “oh, god, he’s sooooo cute,” but OMG is he sexy. I’m in lust with him and that show.

I mean, look at him!

But tonight comes one of my favorite shows. I’ve suffered through months waiting for season 3, but now the time has come. True Blood! I better not get a phone call at 9pm est or there will be hell to pay! Well, actually, there won’t be any hell to pay. I just won’t answer the phone.

Wow, reading over this post makes it sound like I’ve had such a busy weekend, but I’ve enjoyed every minute. Are there any shows you can’t do without right now? Summer isn’t the time to be plopped in front of the TV, hence my DVR, but when I’m all done with writing for the day and I have my terrace door open, listening to nature, I sometimes like to catch up on shows I’ve missed.

Hope you all had a good weekend. Be safe!


Talli Roland said...

Sounds like a great trip to the vineyard! Oh, wine.

Anonymous said...

In celebration of our long weekend here in Aus, my friends and I spent two days catching up on work (in my case work and writing) and on the third day we are camping in front of television with bad food and good conversation and watching whatever DVD is closest to our hand at the time. Great way to relax the brain and get ready for another busy week.
Glad you had a good weekend.

Jemi Fraser said...

Visiting a vinyard sounds like such fun - we don't have any around here.

It's my crazy busy time of year - sadly I say that a lot! Right now I like those shows I can leave on in the background and listen. I rarely sit and actually watch anything anymore :)

Karen Denise said...

Talli the vineyard was great. Maryland has a few here and in the surrounding area. And yeah...oh wine!
Ohh Cassandra can I come over?

Jemi, sometimes those shows in the background are great too. I end up with my dvr library packed to the rim before I can find time to watch all the things I recorded.

Jai Joshi said...

I a major beatles fan so I would have been going crazy with the rest of the crowd.

Thanks for joining my blog! I'm now a follower and am looking forward to getting to know you.


Jennifer Hillier said...

I've been anticipating the premiere of Season 3 True Blood for months... and finally it's here! Love love love that show (I love Glee too but not like I love True Blood).

Glad you had a fun weekend!

Vatche said...

Hmm...a show I can't live without. There is nothing that really comes to mind, because I don't really watch that much TV and all my favorite shows are coming to an end. Lost, Heroes, and Supernatural are my top American shows.

However, I also watch, my top anime shows that are still running are Full Metal Alchemist (which is also coming to an end) and Naruto.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Write on!

Karen Denise said...

Hey, Jai, thanks for following! And you would've really enjoyed this band. They're pretty good, even speak in British accents, but I can tell they aren't really. Still, it keeps the illusion. was episode 1 worth the wait??? It was for me! I can't wait to see what's going to happen this season.

Vatche, I love Supernatural! I used to be all into Heroes, but then lost some of my love for it. And now I haven't watched in a long time. I could never get into Lost. I really want to give it a shot because usually I like shows like that. But now, my plate is a bit full to add another show. I can always add it to my Netflix account and have a marathon one day!

prashant said...

Sounds like a great trip to the vineyard!
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