Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This blog is brought to you by Rain Corp.

The coporation that will not turn you into a zombie.

So yah, Aarin challenged me to make a fake a commercial and Emily decided it should be about using CAPSLOCK all the time. So...there ya go. It could be a lot funnier, and I may redo it one day, but for now, this is what you get.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

My purdy face.

I did a vlog for ya'll. Watch it. I had to cut it in two because it was over ten minutes and ya know, youtube doesn't like that. So I tried to make the times relativly even. Also, I did this yesterday, so that's why I talk about it totally being Friday.

Here are the questions, btw:

1) What's your name?
2) How old are you?
3) Where are you from? Are you living there right now?
4) Is it cold where you are?
5) What's the time?
6) What are you wearing?
7) What was the last thing you listened to?
8) What was the last thing you ate?
9) What was the last thing you watched on tv?
10) What's your favorite tv show? Why?
11) Quick! Find a book, or something with text on it! Flip to a random page and read some of it! GO!
12) What was the last movie you saw? How was it?
13) Do YOU think you have an accent? Talk about that.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Work woes

Working at the spa is destroying my shoes. I mean, it'd probably help if my pants weren't so long cuz they rub sand all over my shoes. I'll get around to fixing those as soon as I find my really big safty pins. But ya know...my sneakers just aren't made for this kind of abuse and once winter really sets in, I'll die from slipping on ice. I need something with treads that can withstand being soaked in water. So I'm thinking of getting these. They're water proof AND have "Hydrogaurd" lining. I guess that means the inside is waterproof too. I don't really need steel-toed boots, but hey- that couldn't hurt, ya know? And they're pretty reasonably priced. So next Friday when I get paid (that check will be nothing but spending money, boy howdy), I'll be running to walmart for these bad boys. EXCITEMENT!

Also, tonight, I got a dollar tip :3

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Playing Games Can Save The Hungry

So last night I made it to another NaNo meeting. It was fantastic, ya'll just don't know. I'm all kinds of excited about the fact I've met new people (and made them lawl) and stuffs. During the meeting, Santiago told us about this site that she's gotten addicted to. It's called FreeRice.com. It's a word game. You guess the meaning of the words and expand your vocabulary. For each word you get right, the site donates 10 grains of rice to a starving family. 10 grains probably doesn't sound like much, but I think like 1,000 is a cup of rice. And a cup is a lot to a starving family. That's also only 100 correct answers.

My friends are all smart people...so get your asses to work on this site. Feed some people. Learn some things. It'll be great.

Oh, and tell everyone you know about this. Look at it as officially being tagged in the "Tell everyone and their mom about FreeRice.com" meme.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I can fake it with the best of anyone...

Sorry, Fake It by Seether is stuck in my head *bounces a little*

So yesterday I was suppose to go to a write-in in Asheville, but...well...the "check engine" light came on and last time that happened in the van stuff exploded, causing us like $146 in damage. So I came home. I was really nervous, but there were no odd smells/sounds that would indicate something was wrong, so mostly I was just pissed off. I made it home safe and told Momma and Nana what happened. Nana said it was probably just like a warning that we needed transmission fluid or something.

My Mom gets in the car today...and no light. DAMMIT! I swear the van is trying to make me look like a paranoid freak. Especially since I was going on and on about the brake lights not working, only to discover that I was seeing things (or, well, NOT seeing things I guess), and they're working fine and dandy. *sighs* Just to be sure, though, Nana's going to show me how to check all of the various fluids- though I managed to check the oil and refill the washer fluid (that's been out for MONTHS) all by myself. I was proud. So yah...gonna get dressed and be a grease monkey for a little bit...then I have a staff meeting and HOPEFULLY I'll be going to a NaNo meeting tonight.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Fun with my mom

Commercial said this "Not for people taking aspirin or the elderly"

Mom: "Taking the elderly? I don't believe that can be washed down with a coke."

Me: "Maybe it's a suppository."

She then made the D: face.

Oh, and earlier, while carrying in groceries, I said "As an American, I reserve the right to be loud and obnoxious."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

As Promised:

Final count tonight: 11,311! So awesome, I know!

My work schedule sucks this week, but oh well, I think I'll survive. Here is that pic of the van that I've been promising, btw:


And here's me in my work shirt as an added bonus:


Friday, November 09, 2007

NaNo: Day 9

I think I wrote 1400 words or so last night. 700 for Day 8 and 700 for the beginning of Day 9 (I was up passed midnight). That's not too bad and I should be able to write more at work tonight. As far as plot goes, I'm moving into one of the first "horror" scenes. I feel that my details are lacking, but ya know, it is just a rough draft. I also have some sad news to tell you all: My favorite pen is now in its last days. I've had to retire it so I can still write things from time to time...but it will be sadly missed as I finish out NaNo with a different pen.

Some other stuff has happened, but I can't really go into the same detail here as I do in my LJ.

I will say, though, that my van is now fixed and in working order. I expect to be able to go to NaNo Write-ins in Asheville now :D I was thinking of posting on the regional forums about a meeting on Tuesday. Maybe Wednesday. Depends on lots of stuff. Maybe if I'm lucky, I'll either have Thursday off or I will get off before 5pm. Then I can go to the weekly meeting :3

Well, I'm off to take a shower now and get dressed for work. Maybe write a little before I leave. I have to remember to stop and get something to microwave for dinner, though. Or maybe I'll see if Matilda wants to make a quick trip to Newport for some Taco Bell when I get off. She'll still be awake.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

NaNo: Day 6

So I still haven't broken 6,000 words. But ya know, the day's still young and whatnot. I'm starting to get into places where I'm not sure what needs to happen- but it's cool because ideas are flowing much more easily than I first anticipated. I've found that writing in my little notebook tends to go a bit faster than when I'm staring at my computer screen. Now why that is, I dunno. But it's working. I think maybe because I don't have to guess how many words I've done because I know that one page is roughly a little over 100, so I can keep tally without really thinking about it.

Also, I'm really likeing these "Pep Talk" emails that get sent from NaNoWriMo.org. They're written by published authors and they're, well...pep talks (duh). This last one suggested that no matter what kind of block you're in, you should force yourself to write at least ten words. I like that.

In non-NaNo news: OMG THEY'RE SELLING THE LITTLE DEBBIE CHRISTMAS TREE CAKES! *OMNOMNOMNOM* I love these things, ya'll just don't know. In other OTHER news- I killed my mom's car yesterday. Well not really. A belt came off, but I was driving it at the time and yah. That's why no sushi for me or Emily T_T It'll be fixed by tomorrow afternoon we hopethink. After that, I have to drop the van off at Original Look so they can attatch the spiffy blue door that I drove all the hell over to Greenville for. It won't be ready until Thursday afternoon though. I also have no idea if I have to work Thursday (the schedule wasn't printed when I checked today), so I dunno how that's gonna work. Hopefully I'll only work til 3pm. That'll give me time to go up there. Now, how I'm going to get the van home is another story. I need someone to drive with me :/ Maybe I can talk someone into staying after 5 to wait for my mom....oh wait...I'll have her car. So I dunno how she'd get up there. If all else fails, Matilda has Friday off, so maybe I can ask her and we can go get it then.

Monday, November 05, 2007

NaNo: Day 5

So it's Day Five of Nano and I have 4131 words. I'm a bit behind, but I have the next three days off. Can you say speed writing? XD Work has been slowing me down a bit. I got so used to doing nothing all day, and then suddenly I'm running around for 6 or so hours a day- my body wasn't likeing that so I was pretty much dead when I got home. However, I bought a little notebook (small enough to fit in my pocket) so I can right when I'm waiting for the tubs to fill. Even on the busy nights, after everyone's in their tubs, we might have a whole half hour where we have to wait. During those lulls last night (which was busy as hell), I cranked out over 600 words. I was proud :D

As for the story itself, it's coming along pretty well. I'm not likeing the narration too well right now, but that's because it's 3rd person. Generally my narrator's are a character all their own (never me, cuz ya'll know how poorly I tell stories XD), and this one....I dunno. It just doesn't have it's own voice yet. I'm sure it'll start to flow after a while. This is also my second attempt at a horror theme. The first was my other mermaid story. I think I had the same problem with it too XD So maybe it's just that genre lol. I've missed useing 3rd person (limited) though. I can go into so much more detail with it- or at least it seems like I can because I'm not completely restricted by the knowledge of a character. But other than the narration, it's all good. I'm starting to get more backstory on the main character and her fears/ambitions and whatnot. I'm having a little trouble making all of the other orphans she watches over their own individuals, but that's slowly coming along as well. Names are mostly kickin my ass though xD That's nothing new lol.

In other non-Nano news...I GET TO GO FOR SUSHI WITH EMILY! And possibly swing by and see Sarah :D There will also be some Walmartness happening. But mostly SUSHI!! Though I hope Emily doesn't mind me scribbling in a notebook while I shovel tempura into my face and talk to her all at the same time.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Word Count and Pictures

So I started writing at mindnight and by 2am had 1879 words :D Then yesterday, after only have three hours of sleep >_<, working, and then grocery shopping, I wrote for like ten minutes and got up to 2170! So yay for a good first day! I'm about to start on today's work. I just had some delicious noodles and have actually had a good night's sleep. Seriously, I passed out somewhere around 10pm and woke up at about 10:30 this morning. And now I'm full of noodles...though I want more >_>;
Oh and just for Terri cuz she left a comment about it :D