Senin, 23 Januari 2012

Go sit down and look pale.


I find the intense abhorrence of all things Twilight amusingif not perplexing.  I mean, people are literally slamming the teen vamptrilogy as if it sucked as bad as the Carter presidential administration. Really!

And then, on the flipside, people that so are infatuatedwith the story that they cry, scream and worship the characters; much like theteenagers of the 60's with their adoration of Beatles.

Complete devotion . . . concentrated loathing.  How canone story be so very polarizing?  It’squite compelling and, frankly, I don’t get it.



Curiosity beset me.  Ihad to find out what all the hubbub and hullabaloo was about.  I read the books.  Nay, I devoured them. I thought they were well written and fun.  While the characters werenot entirely believable the storyline was fascinating.  And besides, who cares, its fiction.  Itwas entertaining and that's what it's all about.  Anybody who takes this kind of storylineseriously has bigger problems

That being said . . . I like the books but I wouldn't . . . say . . . go out and get a tattooof Edward and Bella in the throes of a passionate moment.  
 
Admittedly these vampires aren’t at sexual as Anne Rice's oras vicious as Larry Correia’s or as singularly evil as Bram Stoker’s.  Butgive them a break, they’re just kids.

Here’s the gist . . . the books are suspenseful and romanticwith a little blood letting thrown in.  Oh, and because they are gearedtowards teenagers there is no swearing or explicit sexuality.

So, if romance isn’t your thing or horror isn’t your thingor you just can’t read a book without someone cursing . . . cursing not curses,there are plenty of those . . . or folks getting laid every five seconds thenthis is not for you so stop bitching.  Noone is forcing anyone to read it.

Let the fans enjoy themselves and allow Stephenie Meyer haveher moment sparkly in the sun.





Ranch Pork Chops

1 Packet (1 Ounce) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® SaladDressing & Seasoning Mix
Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
6 Pork Loin Rib Chops About 1-Inch Thick
Dash Of Paprika (Optional)

Preheat the oven to 450ºF.

In a small bowl, add the Seasoning mix, together with thesalt, pepper, and paprika and mix well. Liberally sprinkle the pork chops onboth sides with the seasoning mixture.

Arrange the chops on a baking sheet or try with a rack. Bakethe pork chops for 20 minutes, turning once until browned or an internaltemperature of 160ºF is reached. Serve immediately.

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