Last week's episode of the Vampire Diaries introduced a new character, Slater, who is very much like how I would be if I was a vampire. He has been going to college continuously since he was sired in 1974, racking up a huge number of BA's, MA's and PhD's.
I want to mention how great this show is. Aside from the teen drama and formula of 'human girl falls for vamp' which is, unfortunately, so common (why can't the human ever be male?), it's a bloody fun time. Full of eyes being gouged out, fingers being chopped off, and hearts being ripped out (literally and figuratively). The vampires are ferociously strong, do not sparkle in sunlight, and get all veiny and black-eyed when angry. Plus, Ian Somerhalder is just perfect.