Sunday, 26 November 2006

Winter Memorabilia

We certainly had a nice, casual day out today. Memorabilia was HEAVING but that's normal for the winter show. They had two halls open again this time.

I laughed my head off in the parking lot when I saw this van:

It was really sad, actually, because we saw David from Autographs Ink and he told us that this will probably be his last convention. Jay's been going to see him at the conventions for like ten years! It'll be really odd to go to Memorabilia and not have a laugh with him. :(

We actually started with Joe Frazier (boxer) to get an autograph for my parents. The photos for Frazier were HUGE. I don't know how we'll send that! But, anyway, I think Frazier took one too many hits to the head. He really wasn't there. He kept saying that he recognised me from somewhere and that he'd seen me a few times before. We were like...okay...And when I asked him to dedicate it to my parents he got VERY confused. I mean, really confused. His manager actually had to write it down on a piece of paper for him and he still got it wrong.

Actually, it's not funny.... Three people spelled my name wrong AFTER we told them how it was supposed to be spelled. Three people, three different ways, all wrong. Humph.

Ian Ogilvy (Return of the Saint) hasn't changed AT ALL. Except that he has a beard. He was signing books that he's written. They actually looked cute. This little boy jumped in in front of us and asked for an autograph. Bless him, he didn't realise that you have to PAY. Awww.

We started to go up to see Bill Heinzman (Night of the Living Dead) but we didn't because he wasn't there. It was just some guy by himself. But while we were waiting for Ian Ogilvy I realised that guy WAS Bill Heinzman. Whoops.

Would you believe that man is 70 years old? We couldn't.

Kyra Schon (Night of the Living Dead) didn't show! And Memorabilia never announced that she wouldn't be there. Poo to you Memorabilia!

Did I have to pull Jay away from Toyah Wilcox (80's Singer)? You're damned right. Lol. I told him I was going to bloody beat him if he didn't behave himself and he told me that was okay, he was going to beat himself when he got home. I think Toyah was slightly surprised to overhear that! She was lovely though.

I think Leslie Phillips OBE (Carry On) deserves an awww. What a cute old man. A cute FRAIL looking old man. The way he held his pen was like a third grader would. And he RUINED our autograph pen because he pressed so hard on the photo. I really felt by for Alun 'cause Leslie Phillips signed his autogaphed Harry Potter poster and smudged it terribly. :(

Priscilla Barnes (Bond, Devil's Rejects) kind of scared me. Not because she's had a bit too much plastic surgery, which I think MAY be true...But because she almost pulled a Basic Instinct on me! She turned around to get something and her too short skirt almost revealed way too much! Yikes! But she was good fun.

Carole Ashby ('Allo 'Allo) is still quite the babe for her age. At least Jay thought so! ;) I was just impressed by her uber husky voice. I did have to laugh because she was complaining about how she broke her phone and how it was crap. That's so NORMAL. Lol.

The Hellraiser cenobites Nick Vince (Chatterbox) and Simon Bamford (Butterball) were lovely. Really not the least bit scary looking! Very friendly.

Jay and I were freaking out when we went to get the cenobites' autographs because we thought Leslie Phillips stole our pen. Turns out...I didn't want to loose it so I stuck it in my bra. *blush*

Before we left, we had to stop and see David so Jay could try to get me to flash him...I mean...We wanted to have him save some autographs for us. Amongst many, many others, I got a Peter Faulk/Dom De Louise autograph and a full cast photo autographed by the Golden Girls cast. :) We have a few hundred left to pay on them and then we'll get them all at once. Yippie.

The Daleks were out and about again today. I didn't see them make any little kids cry this time. :(

Oh, we got a few DVDs before we left as well. And I'm going to go finish watching The Barnyard now. (I *heart* my moos.) :)

Friday, 19 May 2006

Xanga Post: Friday, May 19, 2006

 What a great a couple of days! :)

I finished my second novel yesterday morning (at like 1:45am!). I'm so proud! I'm thinking of calling it An American Witch in Wales...But I'm still working on the title. ;)

Then I got home to find craft stuff and cookies waiting for me from my MIL. Cool stuff. When I got up in the morning, I found a package from my parents on the front step. Later, the postman came with a package from Bristol, which was my Easter/Ostara package and oh, so cool. :) Two packages in one day, lucky me!

And if that wasn't good enough, Jay surprised me by telling me that he'd swaped days at work so he could be home with me. (He has to work Saturday instead, bless him.) How sweet! :) We spent the whole day together and he bought us dinner at the chippy's.

We spent all day together today too. Jay took me to see Silent Hill which was freaking AWESOME. Ah, and the theatre was lush. The seats were large and reclining and there was a little table between them. Oh, so cozy. And Jay bought me a large popcorn all to myself so you know he loves me. ;)

Did I mention that we stopped on the way home at The Range (where Jay bought me felt and fimo) and at PC World (where Jay bought me a PRINTER. Whoot! Printer/scanner combo. Sweet. How great is my husband???) Then we came home to have pizza and chill. Beat that. :)

Monday, 15 May 2006

Website Re-Blog: London MCM Expo

London Expo was, for the most part, hellish. We arrived late due to unforeseen problems with the train. (Our cabby was nice and friendly though.) Then, we had to wait in line for over an hour and a half to get inside. The doors, for people who didn't have fast track tickets, were suppose to open at 11am. We walked through the doors at 12:45. With at least 1,000 people behind us waiting and more coming through the door every minute.

I got fed up with waiting, as I do, and went to the door to ask what was going on. The child at the door, because that's the only way he could be described, was too busy chatting with his friends to answer my question. When I finally got his attention - albeit not for long - he told me that they had already reached capacity.

We arrived at fifteen minutes past eleven and they had already reached capacity?

“One out, one in,” I was told. That seems to be the equivalent of “I’m sorry, but there will be a wait of 1-2 hours for entry at London Expo tonight. Perhaps next year you should make a reservation?”

Once inside it was plain to see why there wasn't room to “swing a cat.” For some reason, the idiots planning London Expo decided that it would look cool to arrange everything on a diagonal scheme. I may be bad at math but even I know that isn't the best way to fit as much as possible into a room. Why? Because I have a small amount of common sense, which the coordinators at the Expo this year seem to lack in abundance. As if it wasn't hard enough to fit in twenty areas for singing, a stage for guest talks, a wrestling ring and about twenty dealer stalls, there were a lot of new anime related happenings going on. And that new dance game seemed to be drawing a lot of people, and clogging up the aisles - which weren't large enough to manoeuvre to start with.

It should be stated, of course, that although I have no interest in anime or manga or any thing else of the sort, the people who do were probably enjoying themselves. I mention this as Jay thinks that I can be less than objective in situations such as this. And by this, I mean my convention being ruined by a bunch of jerks more interested in money than making their customers happy.

It was amusing, I’ll add, to see so many people walking around in costumes. I can only assume that there was a competition going on and it did make me laugh on several occasions to see someone walking around in a costume I could recognise. That being said, I did NOT plan on attending an anime convention, nor will I ever. Now, London Expo started a new thing this year where you would pay for a voucher and use that to pay for your autograph. This would be an excellent idea if you bought the vouchers at the door. Or, if you buy the vouchers at a centralised location. Or, if there was only one place to buy the vouchers. As it was, you could buy the vouchers at every group of tables. The end result: More unorganised and awkward than actually paying for the damned autographs at the table the way you use to!

On several occasions we were directed from one line to another, to the table and back to purchase our vouchers at the table where we originally started. I like the idea of vouchers. I mentioned this (along with my idea to place them at the doors) to one of the senseless drones working the tables and his response was, “But then you might not know how many you’d need.”

If I didn't know how many autographs I wanted, would I have dragged my ass out of bed at five in the morning and travelled 150 miles to get there? (£25 a piece for train tickets + £35 taxi fare.) I think not.

I love the “photos with the stars” that they do at London Expo. I think that this is a very clever idea and the photos are usually of very good quality. £60 to have our photos taken with the five members of the Enterprise cast, however, is entirely too much. Paying £2.50 to have it shipped to me because they can’t get their asses into gear and get all of the photos printed before the end of the day makes me livid.

When I asked if all the photos would be printed before the close of the convention that day, I was told that they would still be printing long after 6pm. Why should I have to pay for their gross incompetence? And more on this point: I missed having my photo taken with John DeLance because they’d already done his photo shoot. When? While I was outside waiting in line to get in! And John DeLancie was the main reason for me going to the convention in the first place. As if that wasn't bad enough, we were told that Lenard Nemoy would only be doing photo shoots on Sunday.

“Well, can’t you come back tomorrow?” was the response I got when raising concerns about this fact. No I bloody well can’t! Who will pay the train fare and the taxi fare? Or, if we had decided to stay the night, the hotel cost? I'm sorry but some of us cannot afford to dish out that kind of money simply because a convention is poorly planned and even more poorly run. And while we’re on the topic of how the convention was run, let’s just talk about employing people who have no idea what their job was suppose to be. During the entire length of the day I found a total of three people who actually knew what they were doing. Time after time we were told to “go here” or “go there” and once here or there, were told to go back directly to where we’d come from. There was no communication amongst the staff at all, from the looks of it. Now, I should be fair and mention that most of them were volunteers and were doing the work for no payment.

Okay. I understand that. As organisers, however, it was the duty of the London Expo to train these people and prepare them for all eventualities. That, or give them someone to directly report to and keep them in contact at all times. Or, maybe to consider investing in walkie talkie systems. That’s what we call a business expense. They seemed damned willing to tell me how I should spend my money so maybe they can take a tip themselves.

The lack of communication was not the only thing about the staff that got my tail feathers up. They seemed to be split down the middle with half of them not knowing what the hell was going on and the other half being complete Nazi fucking bastards. I was pushed, shoved, barked at, ordered around and treated like an inferior by more members of the London Expo staff than I could possibly keep track of. Staff members were shoving people roughly out of the way as they passed, pushing them aside when wanted space and telling them to “do this” without so much as a please. Jay often says that manners cost nothing but perhaps this is another expense that Expo wasn't ready to pay for.

I’d like to point out two examples in particular:

1. Getting virtual queue tickets for the Enterprise cast.
We went up at one point and asked for tickets to see the five members of Enterprise. (After being sent first to one end of the line and then back to the other because no one knew what the hell was going on.) “We've stopped giving them out for now,” we were told, “Come back in half an hour and see if we’re giving them out again.”
Fine. No problem.
We came back in half an hour and were told the same thing. *grinds teeth* Yes. Fine. We’ll come back in another half an hour. The third time we went up and asked for VQT they told us the same thing. It was at this point that I lost my cherub like demeanour. I told the woman with the tickets that I thought we’d be told that often enough and I wanted an answer right now. She looked helpless for a moment and then asked someone, obviously with more authority than herself, what to do. Two minutes later we had three VQT for the Enterprise cast.
The reason, I was informed, that they weren't sure whether or not they could give out more tickets was that they weren't sure how many more they could do in the day. I asked if the people who had tickets but couldn't get through the line could just bring them back tomorrow and be honoured. “No,” they said, “We’re started fresh tomorrow.”
Now, at four o’clock, we passed a man dressed as a ninja waiting in the line - which, by that point, went around the corner and to the opposite end of the hall. When we left at five o’clock, that same man had moved about five foot. Now, do you think that he got to meet them? And, how do you think he would have been rewarded for his patience? By having his tickets honoured the next day - if he was lucky enough to be able to afford to go twice? Hardly. He’d have to go through the whole madness all over again. And still have a 50%/50% chance of actually meeting them.

2. We went up to find out what number they were on for Tia Carrere.
Mind you, we had to wait at least an hour for them to print out pictures for her because she’d run out. Silly place to run out of photos, really, at a convention where your sole purpose of being there is to sign photos.
We were told by a young gentleman, I’ll call him Troutface, that they hadn't reached our number yet. Fair enough. What can be done about that? We were standing there talking to a nice couple, though, who’d waited in line and then got turned away. Now, they’d returned and he still wouldn't let them into line although their number was much lower than the number they were currently on. Again, my sense of right overcame me and I told Troutface that it was unconscionable not to allow them into the line immediately. He then proceeded to argue with me, not realising that the nice couple WAS getting into that line. And right then. Eventually, he realised that he was wrong and the nice couple was allowed into the line. We left to wait for our number to come up.
Jay went at one point to lodge a complaint. “No,” he told the person at the table, “I don’t want to fill out a form, I want to talk to a person.” He was then told that anyone who could listen to a complaint was probably “too busy” to do so. So, he filled out a form and let it drop. I, on the other hand, wanted to lodge a verbal complaint. And I don’t give up as easily. You may have noticed that by this point,
I was in full blown bitch mode. I may have even frightened Alun slightly. I went to the entrance (we were taking a break outside in the hall at this point) and asked the girl there if she could help me at all. Now, I have nothing but good things to say about this girl. She’s one of the three people I found actually doing their jobs. She was polite and immediately went to find someone for me. Kudos to her. She took me to a desk where a woman did her best to help me until she found someone else who could actually take a complaint. Person number two.
Now, person number three is someone who was doing her job but managed to piss me off regardless. She was making notes on my complaint and her comment at one point was, “So you had to wait. Is that all?” Condescension at its very worst. She seemed to be listening without hearing anything I said at all. She was going to direct me to someone higher than herself to speak to but we had too much left to do and not enough time to do it in so we let it drop. I, however, will not let it drop there. An official complaint will be made later today.
Jay and I have agreed that we will never go to London Expo again. After the shambles that was Expo last year, we gave it another chance. How could we not when they had the guests that they did (ie: John DeLancie and Kevin Sorbo, etc.). This, however, will not sway us next time. No matter how large the guest, we will not attend another. Mind you, we spend at least (AT LEAST) £500 at each convention. Alun spends the same. Now, that’s AT LEAST £1,000 that London Expo will be missing out on next time. Food for thought.
The day ended well, though. We’d cooled off for about the last two or three hours of the event (Jay bought us some DVDs and a couple of Buffy figures he’s been eyeing) and were in relatively good spirits by the time we called our new cabby friend to pick us up.
I'm amazed sometimes how easily Jay makes friends. He chatted all the way to the convention with our cabby about autographs and everything else and when we got out, the cabby gave us his number to ring when we needed a lift. Nice, huh? He also agreed to give us a ring if he got lucky enough to get any celebs in his cab. He’d get their autograph and see if we wanted to buy it. Nice deal all around. He even drove us around town, showing us all the theatres - at no extra charge.
The train ride back was interesting as well. The first pair of people sitting next to us were funny in a sarcastic way, which always amused me. Then, the next group of people who sat next to us were rugby fans who’d had a bit too much to drink. They were super friendly though and chatted to us for a good two hours straight.
Well, to me and Alun, anyway, Jay put my hat over his eyes and pretended to sleep. Lol. The next guy that got on walked past us once looking and came back saying, “This looked like the type of place I need to sit.” I think that’s a good thing. Lol.
With my brief description of the event itself out of the way, here is the usual guest run-down:

Lenard Nemoy (Star Trek)
I had always considered Lendard Nemoy to be such a huge star. Maybe It’s because my mother loved him so much. Maybe it’s because he’s SPOCK. I dunno. But, it was strange to see that he wasn't very popular at London Expo. I thought that he would've been the biggest draw to the convention. I was wrong. He actually left an hour early because he just wasn't doing any business. I was shocked. He didn't really have a lot of time for us either. He didn't dedicate the photo and was a little abrupt.

John DeLancie (Star Trek: Next Generation)
I was absolutely crushed. I was excited beyond belief to meet John DeLancie. I mean, he’s Q! But, he didn't say a word more than “hello.” And, when I asked if it was alright to have a photo, he agreed but then turned away to talk to his assistant without giving me another moment’s thought. He didn't dedicate our photo or pose with me. Jay said that he thought that he looked out of it and I think he was probably right.

Kevin Sorbo (Hercules)
I think that Kevin Sorbo must be the dream guy of a thousand middle-aged women. He’s actually quite hunky still. (Not that he’s that old but you know what I mean.) Incredibly tall as well. After we did our photo shoot with him, he announced loudly that “One of them just grabbed my butt. I hope it was her!” We were both impressed with how friendly and chatty he was with everyone.

Tia Carrere (Relic Hunter)
I believe Jay’s comment here is “Erf.” I was meeting Kevin Sorbo while Jay was meeting Tia Carrere (to save time) so I can’t say much except that she looks amazing still. I think that he had a nice chat with her and her husband (fiancĂ©?) for a few minutes. Apparently she’s expecting so all the best for her!

Robia LaMorte (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Robia LaMorte was a doll. She’s so friendly and always smiley. She looks sort of impish, as well. Like an elf, I think. I wish I’d meet her at another time, in a better mood.

Erica Durance (Smallville)
I've never seen Smallville but you should never miss the opportunity for a good autograph. Never know how big someone will be. (Yup, we’re kind of sad, I guess.) Erica was nice, anyway.

Teryl Rothery (Stargate SG1)
I wish that I’d been in better spirits when meeting Teryl Rothery because she looked like a lot of fun. She joked with the people in front of me and even played with this bear that they had. She was friendly with me as well but I think that Jay could've drawn her into more conversation if he’d been there. (He sort of drifted off for a few because he was in such a bad mood.)

Monika Schnarre (Beastmaster)
I don’t really know much about Monkia but Jay wanted to meet her because she’s “a babe.” How can I argue with that? She was nice, though, and even joked with us for a bit. (Jay told her and her assistant that he wears the pants but I tell him which ones and then when spelling my name said that it’s “Wondra… Like Wondra Bra.”)

Glenn Shadix (Nightmare Before Christmas)
Glenn Shadix was such a friendly guy. I had no idea how much he’s been in until I saw the range of photos in front of us. He’s got this really great, sort of gothic looking signature as well.

Katheryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows)
Jay met Katheryn but I didn’t. I was off having our photo with the Enterprise crew mailed to us. (£2.50) Jay says that she’s nice. No comment from me.

Monday, 8 May 2006

Xanga Post: Monday, May 08, 2006

*dances around the room deliriously*

Jay's mates said I have nice tits! :O I'm speechless...

Okay, so a bunch of us at work last night got told off for laughing and being "unprofessional".

Bollocks. Come on, I don't make friends that easily, let me enjoy the ones I've got! Okay, we DO take 999 calls for a living, but that's no excuse not to have a bit of fun!

Friday, 5 May 2006

Xanga Post: Friday, May 05, 2006

I locked myself out of the house today.

Yup. That was dumb.

I took Ra, our oldest lizard (11), out to bask in the sun 'cause it was so nice and shut the door because I didn't want Boo to get outside and try to eat him. Only, I forgot our front door actually LOCKS now. Oops.

I was sort of panicky 'cause... Poor old Ra and all. Plus, I was only wearing pjs and a dressing gown. Yikes. In the end, I had to put Ra in the recycling bin and used bits of the broken glass panes from the greenhouse to cover it (cats, birds, etc) while I went next door to see if I could use their phone. Eventually, Sue came home to rescue me... Two hours later.

And would you believe I spent all that time out in the sun without a tan or sunburn? My freckles multiplied by like a hundred though.

Wednesday, 26 April 2006

Xanga Post: Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Yay! I got my very own debit card today! :) Finally.....I HAVE CREDIT! *insanely happy dance* After nearly two years of having a joint account with my hubby (two years in June!), the bank has finally decided that I can have access to our money! No more asking Jay for money! I'm a big girl now! Yippie! Plus...And here's the funny bit...I have better credit than Jay! ROFLMAO. He he he he.

Oooh. Collectormania 9 is this weekend. I can't wait!

Friday, 17 March 2006

Xanga Post: Friday, March 17, 2006

I CANNOT believe the stupid, arrogant bastard at the post office. He flat out refused to weigh a package for me.

"Weigh it yourself, I don't do charity," he told me. Just refused.

Why? Because he'd "lose money." Lose money? How? Lazy fucker.

So I was like, "The other post offices don't have a problem doing it" and he was like, "Go there then." I demanded his name so I could file a complaint against him and he refused to give me that. That lazy bastard.

Tuesday, 7 March 2006

Livejournal Post: 07-03-06

Lookie what Katie sent me!!!!

Oooh....Three books by Kim Harrison, a Corpse Bride notebook, agate coffer, earrings, face wash and a sketchpad for Jay.

I especially love the legwarmers! :)

Thanks, Katie!

Monday, 6 March 2006

Xanga Post: Monday, March 06, 2006

Wow. Three days off work is really nice. Jay took me into Cardiff to go shopping on Sunday even though he really wanted to stay in bed. (And that's why I love him!) I can't believe I spent £17 on mascara. I'm so sad...

Monday, 27 February 2006

Xanga Post: Monday, February 27, 2006

My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to two people today: To Katie and Gabe who are both moving for two very different reasons. I hope your moves go as well as possible! :)

I've sent my novel in today to the Dundee Book Prize competition. Please, please keep your fingers crossed for me as this could be the break I'm looking for.

Okay, so there are two moments I just wanted to share because they made me all warm and fuzzy. Last week, Jay came home from work and just looked down at me and grinned. "I love you, smiley," he said. And when he came home from Egg's the other night, he woke me up (I was sleeping on the couch 'cause it was warmer). Then, he pulled me close and we just sat there. All cuddley. Sometimes you just wanna keep those moments, you know?

Saturday, 18 February 2006

Xanga Post: Saturday, February 18, 2006

I love my husband so much. We didn't really get any time alone with each other yesterday because he had to work, then his mum was hovering around the place and then his mate showed up. As soon as his mate left (at like three in the morning) he just grabbed me and gave me this big kiss and told me that he doesn't tell me enough that he loves me. Awww. I was PUTTY. Lol. :)

Thursday, 16 February 2006

Livejournal Entry: Thursday, February 16, 2006

Okay, the security guys at work are making me go "Grraaagh." They're systematically blocking all of my favourite sites. First craftster. Then livejournal. Now xanga. What's next?

I tried getting my hair professionally dyed this weekend. You'd think the salons would be happy to have my money. Nay nay.

Apparently I still have bits of red and loads of black in my hair from the last couple of times I've died it myself. That's okay if I want my hair dyed black again. Which I don't. I want it blue. But that's something they just WON'T DO. Why? Because my hair is "quite curly really" and they refuse to bleach it. So, after two days of trying to make an appointment and two days of getting up EARLY and four bus rides, I still do NOT have my hair dyed. That irked me.

Other than that, we had a great weekend. The G-Mex this weekend couldn't have gone better. We made it to Manchester in only about two hours and a bit even though the weather was terrible. All of the guests were absolutely charming. Plus, Jay bought me a Smile Time Puppet. Smile Time Puppet #2 that is: Battle Damaged Angel. :) And HIS NOSE COMES OFF. I was so amused. Can't wait for the vampire version in August.

Today is Valentine's Day and I'm a happy puppy. Jay and I agreed that we can't do much for VDay because of how much we spent at the convention this weekend so we're keeping it little. Jay drew me a card (With a Moo on it, of course.) and bought me Pride and Prejudice. Good man. :) He's a bit on the grouchy side right now because he's giving up smoking so I've got to come up with something clever to a. help him stay off the cigs and b. amuse him.

Oh, we found out on Monday that Jay has to have surgery done on his back asap because of this ingrown hair thingie. (It's got a more technical name but I'll be buggered if I can remember it.) He really freaked me because apparently there's a nodule on it which means a lump. I'm completely worked up about the whole thing but he doesn't seem that bothered. I hope it goes well. *fingers crossed*

Wednesday, 8 February 2006

Xanga Post: Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I'm in a really down place right now and can't quite figure out why or how to get out of it. *sigh* Anyway, that's my moan for right now.

Saw Memoirs of a Geisha today and I thought it was brilliant. Haven't read the book, which is strange for me, but I might just do that now.

So... I was in the shower this morning and when I reached around the shower curtain to grab a towel, I saw this ghostly apparition in the mirror and....Well, I did what any mature woman would do. Screamed like a bitch and dove behind the shower curtain again.

When I reached out and grabbed my glasses off the back of the toilet and slowly peered around the curtain to find myself face-to-face with... Myself. Looks like I'm gonna be getting my pale ass out in the sun more this summer

Tuesday, 7 February 2006

Xanga Post: Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Jay and I had a blow out last night. Then a cuddle. The cuddle was nice. We stayed up later than normal talking and that was even nicer. Plus, the wrestling was awesome... Just for the John Cena snog. Lol! Anywho... That's about it for now.

Oh, you know how deaf people can type into their computer and then an operator will read what they type? I got into an argument with one of those customers today that lasted twenty minutes. You just can't it seriously though when you've got an operator going, "Can you repeat that?" during an argument. Lol.

Monday, 6 February 2006

Xanga Post: Monday, February 06, 2006

I had some good news this weekend. (Not much, but some.) Those holidays I thought I was going to be cheated out of were paid into my cheque for last week. Score.

See? If you bitch, it will come.

Wednesday, 1 February 2006

Xanga Post: Wednesday, February 01, 2006

I met Hayley before work today. It was kinda weird because she had both her kids and her husband with her as well but it was still nice to catch up. We've agreed to meet another day and have a girls' day. I took Hayley's stuff into the agency for her and Jo was a complete bitch again.

Really... Isn't it about time for a house to fall on that woman?

I've started my second novel. I honestly don't think it's going to be as good as the first one and it's totally unrelated. But, it amuses me at work.

Not as much as the people going, "You writing a novel or something?" and me going, "Yeah." Followed by the stunned looks on their faces. Lol. And I finally got to say the thing I've been waiting two whole months to say: "Yeah, I wrote my first novel in November." *swelling of pride... and head*

Valentine's day is way too soon and I'm panicking because I know WHAT I want to do, I just don't know if I'll have TIME. One of those things.

Wednesday, 25 January 2006

Xanga Post: Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Today is the coolest day. Jay got up early and took me into town before my shift. (I'm doing a 2:30-20:00 today for overtime.) We walked down to Wild Side and looked at all the lizards and Jay put his name down on the list for a frilled dragon when they become available. It'll cost us £150ish  but we'd LOVE one. Then, we walked downtown and Jay went into HMV to play while I went shopping at WH Smith at my employer's expense.

I won £70 worth of vouchers 'cause I worked during the holiday period and £15 of it was for Smith's. Now, £15 won't buy many books at Smith's but I did get to get the next instalment of Paper Crafts and pick up one of the Eddings books I'm missing. (Plus a gift for a friend and Model Mart for Jay.)

When I caught up with Jay, he'd already picked out a few dvds that he wanted and told me I could get Disturbed if they had it. And they did! Yay! I got the new Disturbed. (Plus, the Magic Roundabout!) Then, we went to the deli for lunch and he drove me to work. It was just the nicest start to the day.

The first part of work has just flown by because I was so excited and now I have an hour and a half break. Whoot.

Did I mention that I have the best husband in the world? Well, I do.

The other day, I was going through major chocolate cravings (you know, ON.) and I was explaining the difference between men and women to Jay. "Men," I explained, "Are like, 'Oh, I'd like some chocolate now.' Women, on the other hand, are like, 'OMG. I NEED chocolate and I need it NOW.'" And, he is just so awesome, that the very next day he brought me home a big candy bar. :) Isn't that sweet?

Tuesday, 24 January 2006

Xanga Post: Tuesday, January 24, 2006

We had a fun and funky weekend.

Friday, Jay took me to the movies. We went to see Underworld: Evolution and I really enjoyed it. Jay didn't really think much of it but I thought it was better than the first one. Anywho...

Saturday, I had to work, which sucked. But I found this funny: I got in trouble for using "my angry voice." *insert confused look here* Apparently, I said exactly the RIGHT thing but used too angry a voice and got in trouble. Only me.

Sunday, Jay had to work but I had the day off. It would have been nice except my MIL was in a really grouchy mood and complained about everything that I did. Still, the laundry got done so it was a useful day. Lol. (It takes FOREVER to dry laundry when your dryer fuses the whole house and the clothes line blew down last week.)

Yesterday, we cancelled Club so I had the whole day to myself to sit around watching Paramount comedy. Yay. Then, Jay and I played a bunch of quizzes and watched the wrestling.

All in all, not a bad few days. I'm back in work now for the next SIX days in a row which blows majorly because Jay's managed to get most of the week off. But, the next convention is only a few weeks away so I need the overtime!

Crap... I'm late...

Update: 19.23

Okay, so I wanted to post a few opinions about things:

1. Supernatural just started yesterday. It's a mini series and one of the main stars is the guy who played Alec in Dark Angel. That alone made me watch it. Omg. The effects were fabulous and it really frightened me. Wish it was longer!

2. Vampire High. Jay made me watch this on the Horror Channel and I was glad that he did. It's no Buffy but it's fun to watch. It's about a group of teenage(ish) vampires who've been sent to this posh school to learn to NOT kill every human they meet to ensure the survival of their species. Cool idea. It reminds me vaguely of The Kindred.

3.  David Boreanaz slipped nicely into his new role on Bones. He's pretty much Angel without the fangs. I'm not really into the whole crime drama thing, though, so if it wasn't for Boreanaz, I wouldn't give Bones the time of day.

4. The Blooding. Just read this last week. It's about an American girl who comes to Britain to be an au pair. (Rushed to the dictionary.... Apparently an au pair is a teenage girl who travels abroad to babysit and receives free lodge and board in return. Who knew?) Not the best werewolf novel I've read but it was fun to read something from an American perspective in the UK.

5. Get Rich or Die Tryin'..... ZzZzZzZzZz. Honestly. It just didn't hold my attention at all. Sorry, 50.

6. Underworld: Evolution was great. As action packed as the first one with more of a plot, a few tears and some nookie. Can't beat that. Jay pointed out a few flaws that I missed but I still loved it.

Sunday, 15 January 2006

Xanga Post: Sunday, January 15, 2006

So I worked until 2:45 this morning. Then I stayed up to watch this awful zombie movie with Jay. (The best part was when the cat ate the old woman.) Then, I went to bed for three hours and got back up at 8. I spent thirty minutes huddled in front of the new heater trying to warm up. ('Cause I broke the last heater when I tripped over it.)

Sue and I headed out for a car boot sale at Tredegar House which turned out to be about seven cars and three times as many shoppers. We ditched that and went to the one in Cardiff instead where I picked up a buttload of buttons for £1.20. Sweet.

Then we went shopping and I almost took a nap in the middle of the bread aisle because I was SO TIRED and Sue just kept talking to people. I finally made it home and into bed where I got to stay for about two minutes until I remembered that the one thing Jay asked me to pick up, I forgot. So...

It was back into the cold to pick them up. Back home and back into bed where I was allowed to stay until Jay kicked me out of bed an hour later. I'm tired. But I have buttons. And I made awesome enchiladas.

I saw the funniest thing on Weakest Link today. (It was yesterdays Weakest Link but Jay recorded it for me because I was working, of course.) This guy was wearing a shirt that said, "Freeze Mofo, Where's my 50p?" For some reason, that killed me.

Oh, on a related funny matter, Sweep ate Sue's lipstick. Again. I swear that dog's a transvestite.

I also got Jacque and Pierre today, two new gnomes for the garden. :) (Sue forbid me to, of course, which is why I got two.)