Monday, November 22, 2010

I got called a Satanist today!

I just kind of have to write this down because it's so ridiculous.

Back Story!
I wear a  Slytherin scarf, it was expensive. I work in a place where things left in the break room sometimes get "lost" and I happen to work with the vindictive bitch whom I use to call the George to my Fred, so scarf is never out of my eyesight, ever.

So I have it on the back of my register whilst I work. Normally no one ever says anything, and if they do they say something like "Is that a Harry Potter Scarf?" "Oh where did you get?" or "Why aren't you a Gryffindor?"

TODAY a wonderful woman, who had three children with her, one about seventeen-ish one around nine or ten and one about three or four (in my guessing of ages) said to me: "Oh what is that symbol on your scarf?"
and I replied: "It's the symbol of the House of Slytherin in Hogwarts from Harry Potter."

The woman's face went from mildly pleasant to RAGE in seconds. She then proceeded to yell at me. She said: "I can not believe they allow you to have such a thing at your register. You are blatantly condoning Witchcraft and Sorcery and subliminally teaching my children about Satanism and devil worship. I can't believe the store would let someone like you do such a thing to unsuspecting costumers."

I, calmly as I could considering I had just been called a satanist in front of a store full of people, said: "Have you even read the Harry Potter books ma'am."

To which she replied, still steaming, in a full Walmart in the middle of the afternoon. "I don't need to read Satan's guide to Witchcraft to know what it's about, and I do not like you showing it off to my children!"

I then handed this lovely woman her slip and said "Have a great day ma'am." And she glared at me.

The man behind her almost wet himself trying not to laugh until she watched away.


Friday, November 19, 2010

I cannot believe I haven't talked of this before.

Before I start about what this is actually supposed to be written about, I just want to say that I saw Harry Potter last night and it totally blew me away. I can't get over how amazing those actors are, how well that movie was done, everything about it I loved. I mean, there were a few things I would have had added like where that weird piece of mirror that Harry keeps looking at came from, but all it all well done, best so far I think. So many tears were shed. I can't wait for part 2. Only 237 days!!

Anyway, a big part of why I went to school to see the movie is a. I wanted to see it with my friend Noelles, and 2. I hadn't seen my best friend in six months. SIX MONTHS.

I know I spend a lot of time on here complaining that I'm friendless and alone, but honestly, my friends just live so far away that I feel alone. I mean, I don't really have anyone to listen to me, besides you guys the people who live in my computer and felt the desire to read about my boring life; but I have the Harry Potter to my Ron Weasley, the Cory Matthews to my Shawn Hunter, the Sam to my Frodo.

I know that somewhere I've talked about this kid, this weird, lovable, amazing kid that came into my life my junior year of college and once told me that he couldn't wait until we because "Adult friends." There aren't really words to describe our friendship, but I was once appointed the person who kept him from talking about Pokemon during Environmental Club meetings, and trust me, this was the single most important role in the club.

How I spent the last six months, the sadness, loneliness, I point at not having him around, not being able to walk over and knock on his door and have him look at my face and tell me everything was going to be okay and hug me until I felt better. He could always make me feel better.

I could spend my life talking about how amazing he is, and how last night whilst we all sat in his living room and talked about Harry Potter and he didn't remember a fairly important character's death, he remembered on line said about how Snape could fly and argued that that character didn't die but Snape could fly for quite a while, then googled it and decided that Snape is part vampire.

I mostly wanted to say that I really don't talk about my best friend enough, and I should. Everyone should have a friend in their life who is 100% convinced that they will servive when they kick a bear in the balls simply by throwing a fish in the opposite direction.

Today is awesome because Neville Longbottom, secondary love of my life, is a BAD ASS with his 5 words in the whole movie, Rupert Grint should just win awards, and Tom Felton, TOM FELTON!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dedicated to the comment Maggie left earlier

I'm not giving up writing. I still editing my other story, and the NaNo I wrote last year was un-salvageable, there was nothing there I could use to make a sensible story. The year before I got about 10k in before I quit. Writing is something I can do, NaNo isn't, it just isn't.

I've just kind of excepted that,

That I'm not going to win NaNo this year. I barely have 13k and I'm really not feeling my story. I spend hours staring at the blank word document, and I just can't move it forward. I've gone back and changed the whole thing twice already, and I just can't get it to where I can get more than 10k without getting stuck.

I know it's not about the story its about writing, but I just can't make this story work. I keep telling all my friends that are going it not to give up and just keep writing but with my stupid schedule and my lack of any creative motivation, I'm never going to reach the end. Last year I was living with a person that was competing with me. Here all I have is my parents yelling at me because I don't spend enough time downstairs and spend too much time on the computer. I can't win. Either in life or in NaNoWriMo.

So this is Deanna quiting NaNoWriMo this year, and probably forever, it was fun last year, this year it's just work and I don't need more work on my plate right now.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


*walks in slowly* *waves* *smiles awkwardly*
I know, it seems as if I've been avoiding you, or leaving you alone for far too long. I'm sorry, but it's November now, and you know what that means? You guessed it I'll be writing blogs instead of my NaNoWriMo novel! Because I'm really bad at not procrastinating.

I'm just over 2100 right now, which isn't too bad for day one. I have to keep on top of this and write extra on Tuesdays if I want to get stuff done, but I'm so easily distracted.

I could stare at that for like, two hours five minutes.

Did I tell you I've started watching Doctor Who? I think most of the people that read this blog follow me on twitter, or know me in real life, so they know, but I feel like sharing anyway. I freaking LOVE this show. I have no idea why I didn't start watching it before, I mean I was told about it when I was in high school, I should have started watching then. I'm still watching that gif btw as I'm typing. 

What has happened in my life since I last blogged. It was my birthday on Wednesday, I'm know the unimportant age of 24, I went to a concert, OH OH OH I MADE A FRIEND!!!! We go out on Thursdays! I have STANDING PLANS. You don't even know. *does I have a friend dance* And she's a nerd, and she loves Harry Potter, AND she watches Doctor Who, although she hasn't seen the any other Doctor but Matt Smith, and I'm not sure if I like him yet, but it's only been three episodes. I'm pretty sure I hate Amy though. We have plans to watch Buffy together, and and and possibly Dexter. I love having nerdy friends. My old friend, she wouldn't have done things like that with me.

I should show you my Halloween Costumes.
Marty McFly

Random Slytherin person Or Ginny Weasley if you're a person who came to the Epping Wal-Mart.

I still need my Harry Potter tickets.

Today is awesome because I found that gif. OMG.

Books Read 37.
I know I suck, still reading the Book Thief.