Day: June 10, 2013

Review: “Dracula in Dior” by Scarlett Stoker

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After reading Scarlett Stoker’s, Dracula in Dior: The Ultimate A-Z Fashion Guide for the Undead and Those Who Wish To Be, I will never look at vampires or vampire movies the same way again. A tongue (or fang) in cheek guide to vampires on everything from ‘must-have’ fashions to the appropriate perfume for the undead, this book is hilarious.

It starts slow, and maintains that pace for all of a page, and then it kicks into overdrive, but in a Mercedes-Benz kind of way, not like a monster truck. You find yourself speeding along at triple digit miles per hour without even realizing that someone’s smashed the gas pedal to the floor.

I seriously doubt that Scarlett Stoker is the author’s real name – how weird would that be? – but, whoever she is, she’s a comic talent to be reckoned with. This was, so far, my favorite read of the year, and if I could, I’d give it six stars – but, I’m limited to five.

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Golf on the Cheap in the Washington, DC Area

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Spectators watch golf match at Columbia Country Club, Washington, D.C. area 1910-20. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Yahoo! Voices article on budget golfing in the DC area:  http://voices.yahoo.com/article/9892352/come-washington-dc-area-golf-not-government-12170787.html?cat=16. Check it out.

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Diplomatic Life: A State Department Yankee in the Defense Department’s Court

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Installment of my reverse biography – life as a Foreign Service Officer. Serving in the Department of Defense.

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