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07 December 2006 @ 11:29 am
Time For Spoilers! :)  

It's been a tough week and we're trying to get this to you all as fast as we can. Christmastime is so busy! And we have SO many ideas for the next few chapters! If only we could both take a week off work and just write. That would be heavenly. *Sigh*

Oh, BTW, I want to reprint this just briefly. It was something originally posted for

sean_montgomery and ellalou73 :

...

The Cashier's Lament


A lot of people forget during this season that the cashiers and baggers and cafe workers, etc. are *also* people. The stress and hurry and worry they're feeling is pretty much mirrored by us. I had one man completely blow up at me last night and it took every ounce of strength in me to be nice and try to reason with him over the price of a washcloth. A two dollar washcloth.

In the end, after going over to the display and rereading the prices, he calmed down and admitted he was wrong. Turns out that he had driven down straight from West Virginia to Jacksonville, Fl, only to check into his hotel (he's having a house built in Ponte Vedra and it's nearly done) and find that they had run out of towels. Can you believe that? *LOL* And it was the Radisson, too. *snicker* He was just looking for a good price for stuff that could go to the new house as well. And it *was* 9:45 at night.

In the end, I think he took five minutes to apologize and thank me for having the Christmas spirit. After all of that, I really appreciated it, as last night was a chamber of horrors in that five people (including managers) were closing an nine-position store. Didn't mean I didn't want to kick him, but it was awesome that he even took the time to admit he was wrong.

For those of you behind the counter like me, Sean, and Ella, keep holding on. There's someone out there with you slogging it out. I'll be thinking of you every night until, Christmas and hope we get through it.

For the rest of you, think of every cashier as us. And hug your cashier today. Trust me, they need it! ;)

...

End of speech. Sorry, but needed to get it out there.

EDIT: Also, a new video from purplesunbeam! I didn't make this one! (Sorry for any confusion!)



And I plan to see what I can do for a Christmas video while I'm home today, as well as starting on the Superman Saga/'It's All Coming Back To Me' one.

Now *LOL* to the spoiler. :) 


The cell phone buzzed for a second, then played the first recorded message. “Lois, it’s Richard. I saw the news. We need to talk.” An abrupt click as he hung up the phone, and Lois pinched the bridge of her nose, wondering if this was what a migraine felt like. 

Next message…

“Miss Lane, this is Jimmy. I think the Chief’s really mad at you – he’s turning red and yelling something about you and the news? Call me before you come back to the office and I’ll let you know if the coast is clear.” Even as he whispered, she could hear Perry bellowing in the background.

Next message…

“Lois, this is your mother. I hope you realize you’ve just traumatized your twins. They were watching TV, and they saw all of that. Kala’s in her room claiming that there’s nobody named Kala home right now, and Jason’s in tears because he says you said you and Superman were friends and now you’re being mean. Call me.”

Next message…

:)
 
 
On the Verge of: sleepysleepy
Beautiful Noise: Daniel Powter-Stupid Like This (LS Couple Lament)
 
 
 
sean_montgomery: Me-amusedsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what you're talking about. ;)
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
Huh, what do you know? Me, either. ;)
sean_montgomery: Me-amusedsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yup, I know nothing about anything. Especially about your story or anything like that. Nope - not me. :D
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
*Big hug* Thanks, love. We love it just as much as you guys do.
sean_montgomery: Me - working writersean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
And it really shows. The way these chapters are so complete really reflect the hard work (and fun) you two have put into it. It's really paying off. Honestly, I'm surprised you don't have as many reviews as Barb does.

(then again, she paid those people off the streets, so I guess, in a way, you really do! *giggles*)
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
*Making sure B's not looking* See, told you!

*Ducks the throne*
sean_montgomery: Brandon - afraid!sean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
*runs and hides from the inevitable falling tower*
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
She loves us. She knows she does. Like she doesn't own the fandom over there on FF. Which is just how I like it. :D

Love you, B!
sean_montgomery: Me-amusedsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
She better love us. I mean, I think we're kinda cool! :P (love ya, barb!)

She should own the fandom. As a matter of fact, she should own the fandom's attention with that story of hers. I swear, that thing is going to win, like, a billion writers awards (if there are Superman fanfic awards somewhere - if not, there should be).
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
There are, but they're all L&C, I think. *groan*

Trust me, the fact that she looks forward to our updates so much is the best compliment. The fact that she noticed it in the first place was a huge honor. And agreeing to beta? *THUD*

When we first started working together, I was still getting over my awe of 'Then and Now'. God, she had me with that one. Beautiful stuff. Thank God she wrote Deja Vu.
sean_montgomery: Lois and Jason - *hugs*sean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
There are, but they're all L&C, I think.

*whines* What? Oh, now I'm half-tempted to start a webpage for an annual 'Superman Fanfiction Awards'. But, seeing how I can't really run a page worth a darn yet...

To think that I nearly didn't read Deja Vu to start out with. Boy, what a serious mistake I would have made. I wouldn't have met any of you, but, more importantly, I would have missed out on a great story and a great friend. *hugs Barb*
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
Couldn't have said it any better myself.

And I really do wish there was such a site. I can think of quite a few I'd nominate.
sean_montgomery: Clark - oops...sean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
Like that whole list that Brian posted earlier, along with his own. They ALL should be nominated!

*hopes she doesn't sound like she's plugging herself*
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Barbara: Evil Cliffie Queenhtbthomas on December 8th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
Have I not said that you should have a million reviews myself? I refuse to throw said throne.
Loiskalalanekent on December 8th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
B, we're playing, dearest. You deserve every one of those reviews and you know it. *smiles* Work okay today?