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freaking song. keeps going. through my head.

it's lucky i like it.

the loss prevention review yesterday went aiight, i'm pretty sure that everyone that i was supposed to train to know things knew what they needed to for their random quizzing. we did get some gigantos mondo dings for stuff we didn't even KNOW was wrong (i.e. putting things in a place to prevent customer theft, but not associate theft....) distrustful bunch, the lot of them.

just started reading Dragons of a Vanished Moon. i've loved most of what Wies/Hickman has done, but this series is one of my favorites (The Death Gate Cycle still being my absolute. favorite. series. of all. time. mmmm, Haplo. *girlish swoon* who can resist an evil fella with a soft underside, completely clad with tattooes?!? No one in their right mind, boy howdee.) i had remembered seeing a brand new book by wies and ... someone... and reading that Mina was in it (one of the main characters in the series i'm currently reading), but i haven't seen it since. in roaming around Barnes and Noble, i guess i looked helpless and extremely confused, because someone practically begged to help me. so i said "um, okay. i'm looking for a book." Miss Professional stares at me blankly. "okay, of COURSE i'm looking for a book. it's...."

okay, i've always been a fantasy nut, but not really wanted to admit that i was, though i'm certainly coming out of my shell about the whole *waves arms* nerdy thing. so i shyly show her the book i have in my hand (the one i am now reading), and say, softly "it's a... *ahem* dragonlance novel... i know wies is one of the authors but know that hickman is not..." "do you know the title?" "...no." "do you know the series it's in?" "....no." "do you know the other author's name?" "nooooooo."

finally, we get to a computer, where she looks it up. she finds the book. now, for a person that's already EXTREMELY shy about asking for help in stores, let alone being a total closet nerd, i was mortified to see Miss Professional (nicely dressed, standing straight, dressed in pastel colors and signifying everything that is Prim, Proper, and Perfect) look at the computer screen and say:

"is it... Amber and Ashes? The DARK DISCIPLE? part one?" i cringe. "yes, i think that's it" i say meekly.

turns out they're out of stock, but i preordered a paperback when they firstest come out in june. i was so awkward about the whole thing that she said "okay, we can order it!" i say "okay!" and left. the poor lady had to chase me down and say "um, i need your name and number?"

silly me. i feel i've come along way since my massively awkward days in high school, but egads, i still have social issues.

now, looking at the cover, it looks like... well, like someone (mina mayhaps?) screaming in agony? over an altar with a dead body on it. well, take a look for yourself.

niiice.

reminds me of when i was 13 or 14 and my dad said that instead of sending me money, he wanted a list of what i wanted. the only things i wanted that year for Christmas was the newest Testament tape (complete with cowled individuals holding hearts with thorned crowns circling them, the hearts bleeding...) and the first book in the BRAND NEW SERIES by Terry Brooks, "Scions of Shannara", which, yes, has 3? people cowering in fear at a gigantic pit that has souls and skeletons escaping from it, circling around a sinister looking cowled figure.

i'm still convinced to this day that my father was convinced i was going through a little satanic phase....

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inisfair
Feb. 27th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
I so wanted to be Haplo when I was reading those books.

I'm often disappointed that reality isn't the fantasy books I read as a teenager. :/
aubkabob
Jul. 20th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
meeeeeeeeeeeee, tooooooooo. which is probably why i keep reading the same series over and over, i.e. terry brooks, weis and hickman, raymond e. feist, tad williams.

not only are they stellar books, but there's that freaking NOSTALGIC factor when you read them again, you start remembering everything you were going through in life when you read them the first time. well, maybe not specifics, but the whole nostalgic emotions thing.
oatmeal
Feb. 27th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that you knew that band. awesome.
aubkabob
Jul. 20th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
ha ha, yes, i was a big fan of that entire genre when i was a teen. i had the big hair and everything.
talkingpotato
Feb. 28th, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
Every book is a good book :-)
Some of those fantasy books are longer than many of the 'classics' so you really have nothing to be all 'shy' about.
I think any kind of bookish person should stand proud and say "I WILL EAT YOUR BOOKS!"
After reading them of course. Yum. Paper.

I hate asking for help too..what I normally do, is stand there and look helpless and 'searching' until someone asks if they can help. This works everywhere except Frys.
Although one time I saw this lip gloss in Borders, that was made by a company called Dirty Girl. For some reason that really made me laugh as I imagined the mischief I could cause by mailing it to friends. "Wow..dirty girl gloss...hadn't pegged her to be the one to send that!"
And of course I get someone looking at me funny "um can I HELP you?" Argh how do you go about explaining the whole 'dirty girl' humor? And it had these little pre-teen Brittney Spears-esque doodles with pink and white stars on it. *giggles* Cracks me up even now. At a book store eheheheheh sigh.
aubkabob
Jul. 20th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Every book is a good book :-)
hee hee! i so need to hit a used book store again, it's been awhile. granted, if i was actually still READING actively, that might help. i have so many books laying around just waiting for me to read. grar. for some reason, i just can't fathom tossing myself on my bed and reading for a day. dunno why.

hee hee, i've used the helpless looking tactic a LOT, also.

and dirty girl rocks. not that i've used it or even seen the stuff, but the concept is fun!
talkingpotato
Jul. 20th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Every book is a good book :-)
I would love to take a day out and read but it seems like whenever I have an entire day to do so, I spend it watching tv or doing something else instead.
aubkabob
Apr. 20th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
Re: Every book is a good book :-)
i've become such an everquest jerk again, it isn't funny, although after the raid tonight (for which i have actually requested every wednesday off work so that i may attend!), i was able to make myself log out so that i could get stuff ready for school that i desperately needed to do ages ago, i.e. financial aid papers, copies of stuff for my brain book in psych, printing out the math test....

aah, i do feel better for being a bit more accomplished before going to bed. i even did a load of laundry!
talkingpotato
Apr. 20th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
Re: Every book is a good book :-)
I played EQ all through college and actually it helped me take away my anxiety. I came up with some ideas on papers while playing, I remember those years as happy times.
aubkabob
Nov. 11th, 2006 08:53 am (UTC)
Re: Every book is a good book :-)
i'm happy that it was able to bring you peace :) it brought me peace, too, but unfortunately the rest of my life went to pot around me.

aparently pot holds great bake sales.
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