hollybrooke: (Corona Sun in chalk by Rapunzel)
Since I'm still new-ish to DreamWidth (but everyone who follows me on LiveJournal knows about this), here's where I explain that I'm in the process of writing a book! I've been working in the customer service/retail sector for the better part of my life post high school, but I've been employed for the last 4 1/2 years at a grocery store as a cashier. And it royally sucks. I've had to deal with so many mean, rude, terrible customers (and had some clashes with management), and I can't tell you how many people hear my stories of cashier abuse that they sometimes don't believe it, but it's all true. For the last couple of years, I've been keeping both a written journal and a work-related blog (15 Items Or Less) about my work experiences and just to generally vent.

Well, for a good chunk of last year, I was trying to outline this book project and to better organize how I want this project to go. I'm thinking I may turn it into a book/graphic novel. But yesterday, I was going through my work-related posts on my LJ account and running off those pages so I have something to look at and do my editing/organizing when I'm not at my computer. Holy crap, I've got about half of the LJ entries ran off so far and I've already realized it's a lot of material. I haven't even gotten to "15 Items Or Less" yet or my pen-and-paper journal.

What bothers me the most is that after reading these past entries, I just now realized how much of my life I've spent at this job. At least 1/6th of my life. And I don't even like the job. And it just feels like it's getting worse. So yeah. The book has to be written.
hollybrooke: (Barbie and Ken)
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"The Christmas Toy." It's this old movie that was made for TV in the mid-80s by Jim Henson about this delusional tiger cub toy who was his owner's favorite new Christmas toy the previous year and thinks he'll be the favorite toy again that year. And all the toys in the toyroom come to life when the kids aren't around. It's very similar to Toy Story, and it predates it by about ten years, but it's all live-action and done with Muppets.

It's VERY hard to find, so every Christmas, I have to dig out this old old VHS tape I have with all sorts of obscure Christmas cartoon specials on it from the 80s. (I understand that there is a DVD of "The Christmas Toy" available, but it's hard to find. The version I have on VHS is the first airing of it complete with Kermit the Frog in the opening and closing sequence.
hollybrooke: (Brad and Janet)
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(It wasn't so much what I said, but what I didn't say.)

Zero, I'm sorry I just quit talking to you and froze you out of my life. But the fact of the matter is, you got back together with Kristen AGAIN (and for good that time), and never bothered to tell me. I had to find out for myself. I really liked you a lot, I'm sure you knew that. And to make matters worse, her joining cast was like rubbing salt in the wound. I'm pretty sure everyone else in the Pink Invaders was able to put two and two together on that one when they tried to figure out why I quit cast. And you were quite an asshole with me when I tried to make amends, so I think I know where you stand on that.

I don't even care so much that my heart was broken. I can get over that kind of stuff. What bothered me the most about it was I thought you were my friend. Friends don't treat each other like that.

I know we were able to be somewhat civil to each other when I was briefly with Help Me Mommy. But it's not the same.

I'd hate for us to still have this stupid feud hanging over our heads, and I don't think Fester would have liked to have died with us still holding a grudge against each other.

I've said my peace, and this is the last I'll say about it. I'm ready for a truce if you are.
hollybrooke: (Bad Romance)
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Passionate, intriguing, devoted.

I picked up Born This Way today, and so far, it's pretty good. I wish they'd play more of "Edge of Glory" on the radio because WOW, so much love for that song.
hollybrooke: (Rapunzel!)
AAAAARGH. I try to sit down and get some writing done, and I'm either staring at a blank computer screen or a blank piece of paper in a notebook. I feel like I'm too fried from working at my day job to even try to be creative.

I'm not even working on my book. I'm just trying to finish up a fill over at [livejournal.com profile] disney_kink. FML.
hollybrooke: (Depressed Rapunzel)
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You know, you try to ignore it, but it's hard because it comes from a complete stranger so your best defense is to...well, defend yourself. I had this customer at my job make a comment about my acne scarring once and told me to "get something done about that rosacea" when I do NOT have rosacea at all. (Just inflammed acne scarring.) He was out of line about it, and it really hurt my feelings, and I cried on the job. And I was having a GOOD skin day that day, too. I don't get how people can be so rude and insulting to someone they have just met and don't even know. I really don't get it.
hollybrooke: (Default)
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When I was still at Blockbuster, I would occasionally pop a tub of popcorn right before opening up the store to try to entice customers to buy some of the popcorn tubs. And I discovered that combining movie-theater-buttered popcorn...

with Nestlé's Buncha Crunch...


Of course, you have to let the popcorn cool down before adding it, or else your popcorn becomes a chocolate-y mess.
hollybrooke: (Beyonce as BB Homemaker)
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I think I've seen this movie so many times (along with so many stage productions) that I kind of can't stand it anymore. It's not so much a bad movie, but wow. Now that I'm older, I don't like how both Danny and Sandy had to work against their own personalities to win the other back. Danny was a greaser T-Bird and reformed to be a jock. And sweet and wholesome Sandy had to slut herself up in the end to win Danny back, which reeks of desperation.

Let's also take into consideration that I always inwardly cringe whenever anyone tries to do karaoke to "Summer Nights" or "We Go Together." (Sorry, just bad show choir memories....) It's just so overdone!!
hollybrooke: (Daria and Jane)
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Work? GOD no.
hollybrooke: (grinds my gears)
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I agree with this. Pets aren't just an animal that you own and take care of. They develop personalities and become family members. Some pet owners/"guardians" don't have any real kids of their own and regard their pets as their "kids," if you will.
hollybrooke: (Michael Jackson eating popcorn)
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The Cryptkeeper from "Tales From the Crypt."

When it'd come on, I'd run into my parents' bedroom and jump under the covers until the beginning part was over. Please tell me I'm not the only one who did this.
hollybrooke: (Cinderella Castle)
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You know, I've been reading the book The Secret lately. And when the author started making the analogies to Aladdin's lamp in reference to the Secret, I remembered I had an Aladdin's lamp pendant from waaay back when I was in seventh and eighth grade. I wore it all the time, and looking back, I realized how much good came my way when I wore it because I essentially believed in it like the Secret teaches you in the book.

I went and dug it out of storage recently, and I've been wearing it in the hopes that it'll have the same sort of effect on me like it did back then. It's not really a piece of clothing, but it's something.
hollybrooke: (Default)
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Simple. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Do I really have to explain?

...I do? Okay....

First of all, you get to yell stuff at the movie screen during audience participation viewings and no one cares.

Second of all, I relish in any opportunity to dress up in a corset and fishnets at midnight on the weekends. Oh wait, I did this with the Pink Invaders off and on for about three years.

Cult classics are the movies that didn't do very well at the box office, but a certain group of people love it so much that they keep watching it and want to re-create it and live that sort of lifestyle.
hollybrooke: (Default)
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I'd be a part of No Doubt. Because oh GAWD, I would kill to be 1/8th as cool as Gwen Stefani.

hollybrooke: (Evil Homer)
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hollybrooke: (Sharpies!)
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I would pocket it, regardless. The only time I've ever turned money in was when I found it on the job. I figure there are security cameras all over, and I don't want to get into trouble and potentially lose my job.

Here's my reasoning: if you lost that money, then you didn't do a very good job at holding on to it, and it's your own damn fault. That's just the way the cookie crumbles, I guess...
hollybrooke: (I don't care!)
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"Why should Ceasar stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What's so great about Ceasar? Hmm? Brutus is just as cute as Ceasar. Okay, Brutus is just as smart as Ceasar. People totally like Brutus just as much as they like Ceasar. And when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody? Huh? Because that is not what Rome is all about! We should totally just STAB CEASAR!!"

Sooooooooo many great parts in that movie.
hollybrooke: (chubby Nite Owl rips the Owlship)
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hollybrooke: (Michael Jackson eating popcorn)
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That's a hard one. "Billie Jean" is my favorite, but then I always think of some other ones I really love as well. I've always been partial to the stuff he did when he was younger and with his brothers in the Jackson 5, like "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "The Love You Save." And I do adore "Ben":

And my favorite Christmas song is the Jackson 5's version of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." (Michael: "I did! I really did see Mommy kissing Santa Claus! And I'm gonna tell my dad!")
hollybrooke: (beautiful dirty rich)
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Every once in a while on [livejournal.com profile] ohnotheydidnt, a user will make a quote that just stands out so true and sums up the thread the best that I will give them the "QUOTE OF THE DAY!" gold star:

None of them really stand out for me, but I should probably start keeping track and posting them on here. ;)


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