Thursday, August 14, 2008

Business Cards

So today has been a pretty good day business card wise.

It all started when I asked my boss if we could do one of those fish bowl business cards you see sometimes at restaurants. He said yes! I was so excited. Hopefully I remember to bring a bowl.

He did ask me why I collect business cards, and I said, "Because I'm cheap."

Also, today I hit 1400 business cards. Meridian Self-Storage is the lucky one, which I stopped by on a whim. I actually had to turn around to get to the office. It was probably about 100 degrees in my sweatshirt. (And no -- I wasn't taking it off.) Other cards I got today were City Gym and three from PartEZon! because my first one went through the wash. :(

This was better than yesterday, when I went to 10 or 15 places and none of them had cards but the ones that were closed. Except Cash and Carry (or whatever it's called), but I was afraid I would walk out with a payday loan that I don't need.

But the most exciting! I have Carole Barrowman's card! John Barrowman's sister! I never exepected to get it when I asked, and even after she emailed me that she would send me one (I didn't tell anyone except Missy because what if it got lost in the mail?).

Her website is pretty cool. I especially like reading the essays. My favorite is "Shopping with Captain Jack" and not just because it has John in it. My second favorite is "Naked Truth" though the naked truth is that I didn't read the whole thing because I had to start working. But it was pretty funny.

So someday, if there's ever a book signing in Seattle or Vancouver, and she's there (and I'm there, but duh), I'll probably shout, "I have your business card!"

...which I only do every time I see someone or someplace that I have a card for.

Thank you, Carole. I love the card. It's a wonderful addition to my collection. I bet everyone at work gets tired of hearing about it.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Kyra Talking About the Carnival

Annie: Tell me about the carnival.

Kyra: I get a unicorn, a unicorn picture and i got a duckie and got a spikie or a spikie ... what is that called? (What are you writing down? What is that? What, Annie? What are you writing down?) ... And porcipine. And what else did I get? A rose. What else did I get? A yo yo.

Annie: How did you get your unicorn?

Kyra: Well, I got [the car] all the way to the top (first), then I won the unicorn. ... 'Winner winner. Big winner! Whose a big winner? Big winner, big winner.' 'All right. Thank you.' Then we left.

We played water race, where you have to get your car to the top first by aiming at the clowns mouth. KK struggled with it; the first time she couldn't even get the water to move. I ended up winning, and the selfish person I am, I didn't let her pick the prize. This is because they had an orca 'tuffy' that I wanted for my mom. We tried a few more times, with me helping KK aim, but she got so excited she was jumping up and down.

We went back a little later, and played just by ourselves, me versus her. She wanted the unicorn toy that was the top prize. Of course, she couldn't really do it by herself, so I had to try to shoot both of ours at the same time. Which was hard because she was jumping up and down. We finally did get the unicorn she wanted though.

That was only my second favorite part, though. The second time we went on the merry go round, I had to go with her (because she's short). She kept yelling, "Whee-haw, cowboy!" (which she says whenever she gets excited). Then all of a sudden (to make the horses go faster, she later explained) she yelled, "Kitty up! Kitty up!"


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Business Cards

Today I got a letter in the mail. It wasn't as thick as most of the non-junk mail I receive. Mostly it's people sending me cards from the IBCC. As a welcome gift. I have nearly 11 hundred cards cataloged and I still have a few more to do.

But anyway, I thought it was weird that it wasn't thick. So I looked to see where it was from. No return address. And then, all of a sudden, I realized my name and address were written in my own handwriting. (Why would you look to see who it was addressed to when you're the only one receiving mail?)

Saratoga responded to my request to send me some cards to add to my collection. I send them a letter earlier this week telling them I wanted to because I really like their name (blame John Barrowman, but I didn't tell them that.) They sent me doubles of each card. I called them and told them how great they are.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Songs for People

I got thinking about this the other day, after seeing a post on youtube, so here's the results:

HB. Also, my characters Hai and Blaise. (Sorry about the video, it's the only one I could find with John Barrowman singing the song ... and I don't like the way it sounds with the other guy.)

Also, a song for ... well, she doesn't have a code name. But it doesn't matter. I don't really have any characters for this song, because L J would never hesitate, and Blaise was forced and those are the only two stories that have any ... 'romance' in them.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

50 K

The winning word: boat.

Winning sentence: There are really pictures, too, of me and Hai together on a huge fishing boat.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sticker from Nano