Sunday, November 22, 2009

Most people don't do that.

"Since you've gone I've lost a chip on my shoulder,
Since you've gone I feel like I've gotten older,
And now you've gone it feels as if the whole wide world is my stage
And now you've gone it's like I've been let out of my cage."
-Lily Allen, "I Could Say"

Last night I went to see Kayley's play, Ivanov!

She had a lead role, as Sasha, and she was so, so good. Eia and Liz and I were fangirling in the lobby as well because her headshot was so gorgeous. I missed seeing Hank on tour in Seattle to go attend her show (the venue was literally minutes from my house), but I was happy with my decision because I was so very proud of her. It made me kind of miss the days when my life was pretty much dedicated to theatre (in highschool) when I saw that glowing look on Kayley's face during the curtain call and afterwards when she came out with the rest of her cast to greet everyone. I mean, I am definitely happy with how my life is now, but it made me a little nostalgic. Anyway, I know a lot of people probably wished they could have been there for her and I clapped extra loud for them.

The other day Eia and I went shopping - we do this every so often when we really shouldn't, but as best friends and roommates sometimes we just have to indulge. We bought these little sparkly letters to hang on our doors - currently I have a pink glittery "K" and Eia's door has a matching "E" in blue. This has been a dream of ours since we moved in together and it makes me incredibly happy, in a five-year-old way, that the dream has been realized. It's really the little things in life with me, haha.

While we were at the mall that day, we were sitting in the foodcourt eating Panda Express (pretty standard happenstance) when Eia pointed to a sign they had hanging up at Sbarro. It said, "NAME OF THE DAY! WIN A PRIZE IF THIS IS YOUR NAME."

The name that was handwritten on the board that on particular day was "Kristin". I looked at it and said "No waaaay!" So I waltzed right up, leaned on the counter and asked, "Sooo... what if your name is just one letter off the word of the day?"

The lady just smirked at me, left for a moment, and returned with a piping hot breadstick and a little container of marinara sauce on a plate. Which she gave me! For free! Just for being named Kristina!

Last night I was shopping online because I realized Christmas is actually, regardless of what anyone thinks, scarily close. I only bought one present for one person in this particular online quest, but I wanted to share this hilarious anecdote because it was too good for me to just experience alone at 1 in the morning by myself.
After putting my paypal payment through, it took me back to the basic confirmation screen from the original website I was buying from, but instead of the standard/boring "thank you for your purchase" message, it said this:

"Please keep this invoice for your records if you're into that sort of thing. Most people don't do that."

Maybe that's not as funny to anyone else, but it had me cracking up. I love when things are self aware like that. I mean, does ANYONE have a folder of "please keep this page for your records" printouts stashed anywhere? I always get to that page when buying/booking/signing up for things, and I just roll my eyes before closing out of it forever. I mean they usually email you anyway.

Okay. I want to talk about something else. Just as I have been typing this, I have received not one, but TWO spam messages on skype. On skype! Is this really the future of the internet? This message was trying to get me to sign up for muscle supplements, and actually used the little animated muscle emoticon in the IM. Professional.

What the heck! I just got another one for "EuroSoftware, Inc."

No thank you, EuroSoftware.

In other news, I have just reached 35,000 words on my NaNoWriMo novel, and officially have to write 3,000 words a day in order to finish on time. And that's assuming my novel will only be 50,000 words in length. I have a sinking feeling that it's going to be longer than that, and after doing NaNoWriMo for three years, I am no longer the kind of person who is just okay with stopping at 50,000 words. I have to finish the novel.

This is going to be a stressful week.

But in other news, Luke will be here in 5 days. :) So that's positive.

Word Count: 35,193


Emily said...

Wow, Kristina, your quote of I Could Say just reminded me of how much I love that song. It's Not Me, It's You is now playing on my speakers :) so thankyou for that :D

Abbs said...

Does it ever seem weird to you that random strangers enjoy reading about your life? Because sometimes it seems weird to me that I should enjoy reading your blog . . . so much so, that I'll skip over the other updates from bloggers I follow to read yours first. :) Anyway, thanks for sharing. It's nice to read about a fun, caring, & happy person.

Chrystie said...

I think that my novel is going to be more than 50,000 words too. I'm only at 34,000 as of now. It is going to be a long next week!

Jaime said...

I'm not going to stop at 50k either if my story isn't done.

I should be over 35k now, with all the writing I did today.

to_thine_own_self said...

I still need to write another 3,000 in order to get back on track with the daily quota. Ughhh.
But I'll get there, eventually. I hope.
And same with my novel; it's definitely going to be longer than 50k.

Oh, and free breadsticks are always a plus =]]]

Mary said...

don't worry, i'm only at 31,000. this week's gonna suck.

The Vagabond said...

35,000 words? That's awesome, Kristina! I honestly don't think I could ever do that. I'm having enough trouble with my own project and it's only 20 pages! It probably helps that you have people on YouTube and Blogspot to help and encourage you. I've put my goals on blogger to so that it will, hopefully, motivate me to get mine finished as well. Good luck with the rest of your story and congrats for your free breadstick!!

kala33 said...

I've been getting those spammy messages on skype too :(
And I just found out last night that I might need to finish my NaNo novel by the 27th, if I have any desire to actually finish it. I can do it, though, as I wrote over 8,000 words in a day once to catch up :)
Good luck on your NaNo!

Callidora said...

I have written about 25,000 words and my novel has reached its end. I don't know what I'll do now. I guess I'll just have to figure out something else to add.

Andrew said...

Either you're life is incredibly interesting or you are an amazing writer or both because it would seem that all of your blog posts are always something I look forward to O.o

seurat2 said...

Really glad that you went to Kayley's play and I'm not surprised to hear that she was good. I hope you can finish the novel without stressing out too much, remember what John says about this only being a first draft that you can always fix later.

Keshara said...

Free stuff is the best stuff.
And I absolutely love Lily Allen. Her lyrics are always so...not the normal sort of thing, very witty and fun. Just awesome, really. Great choice.
Good luck finsihing up your novel!

Kaitlyn w/ a K said...

Bahahaha. That invoice thing cracked me up too.

Ok, now I have something completely unrelated that I must tell you. I was looking at DailyBooth with my friend who is not so up-to-date on his YouTubers, and I stopped at your picture to explain NaNoWriMo. Then he said, "She kind of looks like this girl I knew. Her name was Kristin. She moved to Seattle a while ago." Of course I was shocked and replied, "WHOA, HER NAME IS KRISTINA AND SHE LIVES IN SEATTLE!!!!!" Haha. How weird is that? So basically, the moral of the story is that you may or may not have a doppelganger somewhere in your own city.

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Katzie said...

Wow, you are really fast at writing NaNo!
I sat up until 2 am (today) to finish yesterday's word count, so I've gotta write faster.
Keep up!

barefootfiona said...

Isn't that more of a reward for... your parents? I think you should have driven to your parents' house and given THEM the breadsticks!

lofthaena_dosotheusardottir said...

Yaaay Luke!

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Mathgirl said...

Just wanted to say that I love reading your blog and share this picture with you of the add that was next to today's blog.

Thanks for being awesome :-)

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nicole said...

So um.. what's going on with the fiveawesomegirls channel? At the beginning of the year you said everybody had to post a video at least once a month, and well. Your, Lauren and Hayley's last videos have all been one month ago. Is somebody going to get punished? Are you going to make videos more often?

partyweetow said...

Lucky! I've never won anything for being named Crystal!

Ady said...

There are alot of Skype bots out there sending spam the way to get around it is to set your privacy so that people who are not in your contact list cant contact you.

i've just broken the 56,000 mark. I know a NaNo should only be 50k but i felt empty when i finished.

i hope you have an awesome Thanks Giving


Mary said...

this is totally off topic from your post but i've been reading your blog since you started it and my bf broke up with me yesterday.. i have that boy-shaped hole in my stomach - how did you get rid of it?

sushixpack said...

I haven't commented on your blog in forever, and you were talking about how much you appreciate the people that comment your blog, SO HERE I AM :) Good luck with the rest of NaNo!

Darc the Flipendo Girl said...

Woo! Go Kristina - I'm so proud of you! I'd love to do NaNoWriMo, but I have pointless essays to do for school. Maybe when I leave I'll have a crack at it.
Yay! Luke's coming!

Katzie said...

I just wanted to congratulate you so much for finishing! I still haven't...