October 2017: Drac'

“3 May. Bistritz.—Left Munich at 8:35 p. m. on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which I got of it from the train and the little I could walk through the streets. I feared to go very far from the station, as we arrived late and would start as near the correct time as possible. The impression I had was that we were leaving the West and entering the East; the most western of splendid bridges over the Danube, which is here of noble width and depth, took us among the traditions of Turkish rule.”

Bram Stoker, Dracula - 1897

One of my favorite pop culture whatsits is to refer to any vampire as a dracula. As in, "I was bit by a dracula," "My boyfriend is a dracula," or "We elected a dracula president, but she's still an improvement over the hair-orange."