Today... was actually a good day- Ben Ten edition

Wow O_O... I mean... wow... I can actually claim that today was officially a GOOD day. Can you believe it??
minor blood sugar headache aside... nothing went wrong and no one screamed at me today for the first time in months!!! O_O

And well... I'm thanking the creators of Ben Ten for this one. Due cable issues and work making me forget what day it is and what is on tv I don't get to watch the cartoon all that much but I have managed to catch a few episodes. I never realised that it was such a hugely popular show either but it has its quirks and entertainment value so I can see why its doing so well with the audience it has.

so back to work. I tried not to think about it this morning, read a chapter of my book (a rant may come later... WHY MUST ALL MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS DIE IN EVERYTHING?!), made lunch and left late because well... it was snowing.. whoda thunk it? (was watching the weather channel all morning and they said that it would only snow 2inch at most and only on the east end- I live on an island btw- yet there was a heavy frost on my car and just as I got close to the office which is not far out in the east, the snow just FELL) Made it just on time and luckily things were running a bit late inside so I was able to get my coffee machine duties out of the way before patrons flooded our halls and took up all the seats (i need a chair to stand on to reach the thing- thus getting me many a short joke)

Morning went pretty quickly which was nice and well... i'm not sure what time it was but I noticed a small boy watching my counter from the waiting room. At first it was from the crack in the door where it hinges to the wall then from the door way itself. I finished dealing with a customer and the next thing I know... there's a Ben Tenison action figure on my counter, riding up and down the side. It then disapeared and I just blinked, with a dumbfounded expression- I'm sure. I didn't have to wait long before Ben returned, riding up and down the length of my counter on a skate board but then he stopped and waved to me twice before disapearing again. I let Jackie (the girl/ woman who answers the phones)know and she laughed, loving the childs wonderful antics. Then... the aliens came. I was so afraid I'd get in trouble but... I seriously had to buy into it and play along... I couldn't resist and really wish now I was able to do more. Each time the kid would bring out one of Ben's alien forms, he would make it do something at my counter and holding back my laughter I reacted as best I could. "Oh no It's an alien invasion!" I'd cry getting stares from my superiors who had probably thought I'd lost it, and for a good,... oh half hour maybe, he played the part of the aliens and I along with Jackie reacted as best we could without getting in trouble. I tried soooo hard to remember the aliens names but failed miserably and sadly our fun had to come to an end and the aliens went back into the omnitrix (ie: a plastic ziplock bag) and his father came to pay the bill letting me know his son was not the one to let the alien's loose.

just thinking about it still makes me smile. So I thank the child, his father and the creators of Ben Ten for making my day and the beggining to my new year GREAT... not to mention when I got home my parents took me out to dinner... for once the place we went to didn't mess up my order, the food was actually good, and the ice cream place around the corner from my house had good ice cream, not chunky which their soft serve usually is... and soft serve should never be chunky O_O

That's all I have to say for now. I'm gonna shower, read another chapter of the book I'm reading, watch a movie then spend the rest of the weekend Re-writing chapter 6 of my novel. I decided to give the main characters home more depth by giving more of his peers names, characteristics and personalities as well as his parents more intimate details (like that they are thinking and such)

So until next time




just got finished watching the fireworks my neighbors were setting off... bright and happy


now to decide... will i call it twenty ten or two thousand ten?

a new year


Dear Anonymous sender...

I dunno who you are but I thank you for the e-gifty ^_^

Thank you!!!

and may your holiday be filled with warmth and happiness

now if only my holiday would filled with sunny 70 degree days so i can use my new roller blades (has wanted them since the 8th grade >_< )


ps- it snowed last night OoooooO

Try not to get blinded... by the rambling

we're having a garage sale this weekend (suddenly) so my mum started cleaning out alot of old furnature and i found a bag with this little usb mouse, its no bigger than my cell phone and well... I love this thing. It doesn't make annoying noises like my wireless mouse does and i can take it anywhere, just gotta be carefull that I don't get blinded by the red light.

aside from that, this has been a curious but interesting few days. Saturday I found a run away dog and chased it around the neighborhood without shoes on cause I just couldn't let it go (curse me not owning a pet, no leash to hold it on and once it got loose boy did he run)

finally finished ch 72 *relieved* FINALLY!! and 73... ended up needing work ugh... still about three pages though.

and saturday we had a writers meeting and got no writing done. We conspired that one of the absent members might be an alien then went out to see star trek... i never imagined how lovable some of the characters could be (namely scotty, bones, sulu, checkov and gee even spock) it was pretty good, slow at first but it got me toward the end. Anyway, at the meetings we usually sit at the cafe but they hate it when we're there so when we can we sneak into the private meeting room, usually thats okay but this week we got yelled at 5 times because they were afraid we would move things.... why you ask? Because there was a planned book signing for this evening. Never had i heard of the author or his book but apparently he is new "big thing". Eventually we got sick of getting permission and then getting yelled at as shifts changed and new staff members were not informed of our pressence so we got up and moved, ending up at the entrance where everyone talked and I looked over the display of books for this writer.

well this evening, all because of a picture of the author, i went to the signing. Originally i just wanted to listening in on his talk (which was more of a QA session) but my sister asked me to get her the book so I decided to get it signed. Me and the girl behind me were possibly the only girls there... not to mention nearly the oldest of the lot (discounting adults getting it for their kids who couldn't be there) She was very nice... it was just awkward because of the age difference. blast >_<

anyway.... RICK RIORDAN... very cool guy. I wish him the best of luck with his family, his future continuation of the Percy series and the filming of the movies based off his series. *thumbs up*

gee my first book signing... someday I wish to see that kind of reception for my series... but gotta finish it first.... *aherm* after... this show is over.

A Correction...

Just to note... In my anecdotal post (sp >_< ) I did get the cats names mixed up @_@ so to clarrify:
They fight for attention and the warmest spots in the sun... ahh brothers.
 and for the fun of it... Lookit a frog! i caught two of these last week but I let them go  in the pond before realizing... gee I shoulda taken a picture. This one was huge.... and then Suave tried to eat it.... Don't worry... he didn't (i think O_O )

now... TO THE EDIT-ing!

Just a little anecdote...

why does that look weird... *shrugs*

anyway... just thought I'd share a little happening from today... With *gasp* everyone.

At work there are two barn cats: Ricco and Suave... granted I don't know which cat is which so I just call the black and white one Suave and asume the other one is Ricco (brownish grey with black stripes) Usually these cats will have nothing to do with you unless you are hanging around the barn or have food unless of course you are their master (my boss' wife) Ricco is the hunter... I rarely see this cat around because he's off in the bushes somewhere hunting (i have seen the spoils of his victories...eww) and Suave is the one who follows the master around... for example We were raking the yard and there he was, following her every step untill the neighbor hood kids came around and scared him away. (for a while we didn't even know where he was because he was hunkered down in the bushes but he let us know he was around by meowing) heh... which reminds me of this one time I was walking the yard to get to my car after the sun had set and i heard the bushes rustle and he pounced at me...
but I digress...

I guess because I've been helping his master with yard work lately he's taken a liking to me. Wednesday he was waiting in the grass where I usually park my car and approached right away so i would pet him, then Ricco pushed him away (and i think it was feeding time because they both ran to the barn) and today He was in the same spot and did the same thing. i pet him for a few minutes and walked away so i could get to work and he followed me... into the shop... and he probably would have followed me upstairs but he's afraid of stairs, so he sat there until I led him outside and then he just sat outside the door. I felt bad so i let him inside again and showed him to the back door to see if he preferred that... and well in long and short of things he went back to the barn for food.

sorry for the cruddy camera phone pics... he also doesn't seem to like being photographed

meow =^-^= It's nice to pet fuzzy things


i think its been a pretty long time since I have actually wanted to see a movie in theaters when it actually comes out. if you dont count winterbreak where the whole family saw that horrid flick which shant be named I dont think i have seen a movie in theaters since..... mmm probably iron man? and even before then I dont think i went to the movies much...

but i saw the trailer for this movie based off a short done by a UCLA student (shane aker was it?) and well *gasp* judge for yourself (i suggest, as cool as the short is, that you probably not watch it for fear there may be spoilers (its about 10 min long and on youtube)

for your viewing pleasure-