Alice in Zombieland

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Okay, so I just finished reading Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter. It’s the first in the White Rabbit series. That book is pretty freaking awesome! And not just because it has zombies in it, and we all know by now that I am of course a huge fan of zombies. Of course, the zombies are part of it but whatever, that really isn’t my point. Well, not really.

Even though the zombies in this book aren’t all happy and in love or anything like that, it’s still pretty awesome. The characters kick ass, literally a lot of the times. But they are also really cool. Alice Bell, aka Ali, is a zombie slayer which, under normal circumstances, I would really not approve of but in this book, I can make an exception.

Photo from wrchronicles.com

Photo from wrchronicles.com

The male lead in the book, Cole, is also pretty awesome even for a zombie killer. He rivals my love interest from “Warm Bodies” for sure. It’s a close fight really.

Also, I really love the cover art on the books. They just look awesome. I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover but sometimes I can’t help myself. I like pretty things.

I don’t want to say too much and give anything away about the book, other than

that I will be getting the second one, Through the Zombie Glass, soon because it comes out this month. If you like good stories that have a lot of fight scenes, some very touching emotional stuff, and of course, zombies, you should really look into it.

I’ll keep you updated on the second book as soon as I get my hands on it. Until then, don’t get bit.

Z

Toddlers and Tiaras and Glitter… Probably Anti-Zombie

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Okay, so there are an insane number of bizarre reality television shows that are on TV now. I mean, there are entire channels that are really just made up with reality TV shows, even if they aren’t called reality TV, we all know that’s what they are. Maybe they aren’t exactly like Big Brother or anything of that nature, but I never actually watched that show so I don’t really have a whole lot to compare it to. But there are shows like, once again never watched it but I know enough not too, Jersey Shore and Jerry Springer and Survivor and the list goes on. Some of these shows aren’t quite as awful I guess. I don’t watch Honey Boo Boo or anything but I have to admit to watching the awful show, Toddlers and Tiaras.

This kid looks fake...  Photo by www.fanpop.com

This kid looks fake…
Photo by http://www.fanpop.com

You know the show that I mean, where they dress up little itty bitty kids in clothing that is sometimes more revealing than anything I’d ever leave the house in, let alone prance around on stage. And the makeup is more than enough to put your stereotypical hooker to shame. Hookers wear makeup, right? So maybe I don’t have a whole lot of experience in that department either, my bad. I’ve seen a few before, but that was in Scotland and maybe things work differently in the US. I’m not sure. There aren’t any Page 3 Girls in the US, if you don’t know what I’m talking about you probably aren’t from the UK.

Not the point though. I kind of already forgot what I was talking about. Totally got distracted by the hookers. Anyways… My favorite part about the awful Toddlers and Tiaras is all the glittery stuff going on there. Sequins galore, rhinestones, glitter… It’s just so sparkly that I can’t help myself.puppy wearing a crown

Diamonds are wonderful and all but I think really as long as it’s sparkly you have a winner. Remember that boys, women enjoy sparkly jewelry. And puppies. Don’t forget the puppies!

But I was talking about that show. T&T for now, it’s too long to write out each time. And I just don’t feel like it. Mostly I just don’t feel like it.

So I can understand wanting to instill confidence in your children, especially your little girls, and wanting them to feel beautiful and stuff, but I also feel like with all the makeup and stuff, being so unnatural, it isn’t really a natural beauty. And I think it might make little girls think that they have to be the most beautiful person around to be happy. And of course, if they don’t win then they don’t think they are pretty and that’s really sad.

zombie face with knifeLike I was saying though, some of the shows on TV are just ridiculous and T&T is kind of crazy. But it’s like a bad train wreck kind of thing, you can’t help but watch it sometimes.

Maybe I should enter a beauty pageant. That would go over really well, I’m sure. Zombie for Miss America. My platform could be no brains left uneaten, or something like that. Until next time, don’t get bit.

This Zombie Is Still Kicking… Sort of

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I’m still alive! Well, actually, I’m still dead but you get the point, correct? If you don’t, I mean, I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe you’re just kind of slow. Who knows. Anyways, I’ve been crazy busy recently with the whole college thing and working and otherwise being a member of the living dead.

Incase you care, I am in my final year of school. Which is quite wonderful. Because I get to be an “adult” after I graduate. Not that it matters because who knows who would actually hire a zombie for a real job, like in their office and stuff. Hopefully I’ll be okay with freelance work or find something that will allow me to work from home. That would be cool, I can telecommute to work from home and be in my pajamas. That would be just wonderful.crazy zombie

If you must know, this whole graduating and finding a job thing is driving me absolutely crazy though. I mean, lock me up in a nut house and throw away the key kind of crazy. Well, maybe not quite that bad. But it could be. Can zombies even be crazy? Or is that just besides the point? Because I’m not even alive. I don’t know, clearly.

Also! Group projects in college and being made to sit in a circle in classes are so stupid. I don’t care that I have to work with others in the ‘real world’, that’s fine! When I’m joining the ‘real world’ I will do that. Until then, let me work alone. And sitting in a circle, I don’t think that does anything for me. Just saying.

 

Enough, more homework. But I’m back kids! I hope you didn’t forget about me. Until next time, don’t get bit.

Z

 

 

Best Ways to Cook Your Brains

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Do you know how to cook your brains? Or how to serve them if you have a dinner party or a couple guests or maybe you don’t have any friends and you just need to feed yourself. Well, I’m going to tell you some of my favorite ways to prepare brains.

1. Sushi Style

Just eat the fresh and raw. Why not? It’s probably the simplest way to serve brains. Remove them from the head and eat. No prepping, no dishes to clean up, unless of course you eat like a civilized person and put them on a plate or bowl and use some silverware. That would probably reduce mess. The only problem with this style of course is the mess associated with the brain removal from the skull, but that’s really all. You can wait until it’s a little cooler or you can eat warm out of the head. You can also rinse off the blood or keep it on. That really depends on your personal preferences and tastes of course.

2. Brain-Lite

Brain-lite is the salad version for those of us on a diet or who are just in the mood for something a little healthier. Take a brain and serve it over Iceberg lettuce leaves, garlic croutons, chopped tomatoes, red onions, carrots, cucumber slices, shredded cheddar and then topped with a dressing of your choice, mine is a nice raspberry vinaigrette.

You can also serve this as a fruit salad option. Cut up the brain into bite sized pieces, mix with strawberries, banana, watermelon, black berries, slices of kiwi, apple, pineapple chunks, blue berries, raspberries, honey dew, and maybe some orange. I always add something a little extra, perhaps some Swedish fish or peanuts.

3. Fillet of Brain

Photo by wingshot.blogspot.com

Photo by wingshot.blogspot.com

You can grill steak-sized slices of brain on a grill, just like a steak. Marinate first if you prefer. Maybe in a mix of onions and blood, or you can add steak sauce or ketchup as some people do. Weird in my opinion. You can also serve that over sautéed mushrooms or onions and maybe with some red potatoes or mashed garlic potatoes. I prefer my steak rare but you can cook your brain steaks to whatever degree you like.

4. Brain a la mode

If you are more in a dessert mood and not looking for dinner, you can have brain a la mode. It’s like pie or something. It is also very easy to prepare and has little clean up. Simple is often good. For this you can serve the brain chilled or warmed, it’s personal preference. Just serve the brain with your preferred flavor of ice cream, a delicious dessert or maybe snack.

5. Brain Fajitas

The fajitas take a little more preparation. Slice up the brain into either trips or squares, once again, personal preference. There is no wrong or right way to do this. Along with your brain, you will want to cut up some peppers, red or yellow are my favorites, along with onions, mushrooms perhaps and throw all of that into a pan and get it nice and hot. You can add seasoning if you prefer, I don’t. Once you have it all hot, add it to your tortillas. You can also add things like refried beans, cheese, sour cream, or guacamole.

Instead of fajitas, if you prefer, burritos, quesadillas or tacos can all also be done with brain. It’s all rather similar and up to you. Freedom of expression and all that jazz.

All this talk about food is making me really hungry so I think that will be it for today. I’ll have more tips for you later. Not that I’m saying you should eat brains or anything, I’m just saying that if you happen to do so, you have options. That’s all. Once again, totally not promoting you go out and eat your neighbor’s brain or anything.

My stomach is growling though so I am going to go find something, not a brain, to eat. I’ll write more later, until then, don’t get bit.

Beaching Zombie

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So it’s July. I didn’t do anything for the 4th. The one friend I have around was working so I just hung out with family. Not awfully boring but since then I’ve been working and not doing much else. I really want to go on a vacation. I’m thinking Bermuda or the Bahamas or Cancun or Maui. Somewhere warm and beachy and tropical. That sounds awesome to me.

zombies in bathing suits

Photo by zombiethong.blogspot.com

Of course, I’m also thinking that maybe a zombie on a beach might not be the biggest hit ever either. Ugh. I don’t know. Being a zombie is so hard. I need to find a new bathing suit too. They don’t make suits that are the most flattering to my zombie figure always. So it’s kind of hard to find a good one that I look cute in.

Zombie girl in bikini

Photo by zombiethong.blogspot.com

Who designs that stuff anyways? I mean, seriously. I don’t think designers wear their own stuff or maybe they’d design it a little differently, just saying.

Enough for now. I’m going to go play video games and pretend I’m on the beach. Don’t get bit.

Z

Redline, Awesome Band to Check Out

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I feel like a cool kid right now. I found this local band somewhat at random and decided to check them out the other night at this club. The area was pretty sketchy, even for me. It looked like one of those kind of cheesy bad area type of places you’d see in a movie about some rich kids who get lost trying to be cool and go somewhere they won’t end up fitting in and starting a big fight because some girl thinks one of the supposed bad guys is hot or something like that.zombie with headphones

Anyways, not the point. The band was pretty awesome live. Because sometimes you get a band that sounds great in a recording but then don’t live up to the hype once you see them on stage. Thankfully, this was not the case. These guys rocked.

And it turns out they are going to be recording their first album in July of this year. Which is this month, sweet! They signed with group called Septien Entertainment. This was also announced the night that I saw them perform live.

Almost forgot, the group is called Redline. You should go and check them out. I really dig their song “Solar System” and the vocalist is pretty cute too.

I’m so much cooler than you for knowing about this. Just kidding, kind of. Anyways, check it out if you want to hear some good music from a band that’s got potential to go big and don’t get bit.

Z

World War Z: Kind of a Cheesy Movie

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The cheesiness in “World War Z” was a bit much for me. Yeah, the zombies were pretty creepy. Which is good, because in a zombie movie, I expect the zombies to be disturbing and make you feel a little bit on edge. So I applaud that. My movie watching friend jumped a few times, awesome. The movie wasn’t completely lacking in the jump factor then either. Which is also something that I look for in a movie about zombies taking over the world.

Photo from insidemovies.ew.com

Photo from insidemovies.ew.com

I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy the movie. I honestly liked it a lot. It was really pretty good. And the zombies were done really well, like I already mentioned. It’s an important part of the movie to me, for obvious reasons. And I haven’t read the book yet so maybe it does a better job at explaining a few things, but I did like the supposed “vaccine” idea. Or I guess it was more like a zombie repellant really. I also loved that the zombies could run. The whole biting thing though was just too creepy even for me. Although they looked like rats or chipmunks, snapping their teeth together, it was just way creepy.

Photo by popwatch.ew.com

Photo by popwatch.ew.com

Maybe I just don’t like people with their teeth sticking out of their mouths like that. Or I just don’t like rodents or people who resemble them. But that’s not really important right now. What I wanted to discuss, or more rant about, was the sappy stuff in the movie.

Like having a happy ending. What the heck is up with that? I mean, seriously. I realize it isn’t even that happy of an ending, but they lead up to something bad happening at the end and it doesn’t. Yeah, it’s a good technique to mislead people and whatever so they don’t just guess what’s going to happen and all but really.

Photo from mashable.com

Photo from mashable.com

What’s with saving everyone though? Instead of having someone get caught, most of the time it’s like they almost get caught but somehow manage to escape, every time. And honestly, every time is unrealistic and not all that entertaining. Sure, it’s kind of a relief when you get kind of scared and the adrenaline is building up but since each time it’s okay, it’s sort of a let down. There aren’t any other emotions in the film, which makes it kind of bleak in my opinion. The zombies had more emotion most of the time then the people it seemed. Seriously, what’s up with that anyways?

Photo by g33kwatch.com

Photo by g33kwatch.com

Maybe it’s just my cynical nature but I’m not sure zombie movies should be quite so positive. Unless it’s “Warm Bodies” or something along that nature. Again, I’ve not yet read the book so I can’t tell how well the movie followed it. I haven’t heard from anyone that has read it as well as seen the movie yet so I am interested in hearing someone’s opinion on that.

Am I the only person who thought this movie had it’s emotions a little off though? I am curious what some non-zombies might have thought about this. Let me know if you have an opinion. Don’t get bit.