Vampire Hugs

If i had to hug a vampire
what would i do?
i would try to do it in sunshine
wouldn’t you?
i’d avoid it and run away and hide all day long
i’d carry garlic and wooden stakes and sing Dracula killing songs
i’d try my hardest to stay far away
because hugging a vampire is dangerous they say
vampires drink blood and they suck you dry
they leave marks and kill you and make you cry
so why, oh why, would I try to give one a hug?
it’s dangerous, it’s crazy – i’m just not that smug
but vampire are beings and what we don’t see
is there bites are their hickeys and bloods is there tea
they don’t mean to kill, they just get carried away
sounds very familiar, wouldn’t you say?
its hard to hug someone that sucks the life out of you
loving them seems like you’re just paying your dues
but loving a vampire just might be
what turns them around and lets them beam
they may stand in the sun
and use their powers for good
maybe they aren’t so misunderstood…
we all have been vampires from time to time
sucking and sucking and breaking the rhyme
so don’t be a vampire draining friends dry
be the one that looks one in the eye
and offers a hand and a hug and a heart
be the one that break their stone heart apart
vampires need hugs, so why wouldn’t we
hug them and love them and welcome them to the “we”


Friends With Benefits Level: Expert

Let’s get really honest for a moment. Deanna Troi and William Riker are the best example of friends with benefits the modern world has ever seen. Need proof? Here you go…

Exhibit A:
I’ll admit that I’m a bit new to the Star Trek family, but I’m catching up quickly. As my husband and I trek through NextGen, I can’t help but laugh at the complete man-whore that is Riker. I really like his character (didn’t at first, but he grew on me), but he will do anything with the right parts. And the best part for Riker? Troi doesn’t seem to mind … AT ALL! She will willingly welcome back her Imzadi without batting an eye.

Exhibit B:
Geez, Riker is one lucky man! He doesn’t even have to keep his man-whore-ness a secret from Troi. SHE KNOWS! She seems him head off to his quarters with other humanoid women, and yet, she seems unfazed. As an empath, that has to be a bit disheartening.

Exhibit C:
The USS Enterprise is charged with seeking out new life and civilizations and all that jazz; maybe Riker feels it is his duty as first officer to make sure that all aliens they meet feel…er, welcomed? Yet, when it’s convenient, Riker and Troi couple as normal couples do.

See? Friends with benefits… like a boss! But hey, the two eventually end up married, so all’s well that ends well? Seriously though, if you can think of a better example of friends with benefits, please share.