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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)
 
 
 
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
More will come along in time. Promise. I think it'll be alluded to again in this chapter or the next. When Richard and Lois are finally in the same house together.
sean_montgomery: Clark - Booknerdsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
For the billionth time, I'm going to say that I'm going to play catch-up NOW! There are so many interesting elements to this story... it's like watching a giant puzzle assemble before my eyes.
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
So get over there and review! *LOL* Can't wait to see what you say about 'AMOT'. 'Monday Morning Massacre' is even better.
sean_montgomery: Clark - Booknerdsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
I'm working on it as we speak! The only problem is that I'm doing three different things at once - reading, writing, and watching the commentary for the Donner Cut that I started when my Dad stole the computer! :D

BTW, the review for AMOT is reeeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy llllloooonnnnggg....
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
That's fine. We love long ones. That's how we know we're doing a good job. I hate those short four word reviews. I'd rather have a page of complaints than 'Good chapter. Update.'
sean_montgomery: Me - working writersean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Those four-worders are fine, but the long ones give you such great ideas, and are great insight to the reader's personality. At least, when they've got a complaint, they're more than willing to give you the details.

*hopes Barb isn't reading so that she doesn't feel bad about her own short reviews*
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
*wince* Sorry, that wasn't point at anyone in particular. They're fine, but you're right. They don't spark any new creativity in your head. Like your comment-setup says, "Tell me your thoughts."
sean_montgomery: Me-amusedsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
Like your comment-setup says, "Tell me your thoughts."

*snort!* Hey, people actually read that! :D
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Just read the review and I'm LAUGHING MY HEAD OFF! That was so great, Abby! Thank you. It's been a long time since I just sat and laugh along with a review.
sean_montgomery: Me-amusedsean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome. :)

Which part was your favorite? My personal was the 'SCREAMED, PEED MY PANTS' bit. ;D
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
I loved that last, but seeing as how my second favorite part of the chapter was this area, I'll go with:

('Well, that was delightfully vicious, she thought, sauntering away with a full glass and a snarky smile. Of course, he’s probably only six or seven years younger than I am, but it’s the thought that counts.' - Stitches again. :) No wonder your Clark loves this Lois. She's amazing.

'“We don’t play well with others,” Lois said, snickering.' - Bauahaha!! Lois is gettin' drunk...

'“For one, that dress. I can almost see your bra.”

Lois quirked an eyebrow at him challengingly. “What bra?”' - ROTFLMBO - a snarky Lois who's DRUNK! Oh, what a combo! Buaha!)

It's so much fun showing her acting like her old self. Jimmy's going to tell a memory of a New Year's Party at the Planet that all four of them were at in an upcoming chapter. Jimmy has pictures.
sean_montgomery: Brandon - hee!sean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
Jimmy's going to tell a memory of a New Year's Party at the Planet that all four of them were at in an upcoming chapter. Jimmy has pictures.

Pictures?! Oh, that's brilliant, too! I'll bet that'll be a hoot!
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
I don't have drawings for them, but I can see them in my head. And it's Richard asking about them. Would have been between the Christmas between STM and SII.
sean_montgomery: Brandon - hee!sean_montgomery on December 7th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
Would have been between the Christmas between STM and SII.

OOOooohhh!!

*tries not to get too excited over it*

*fails miserably*
Loiskalalanekent on December 7th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
I'm just dropping tiny spoilers today. *LOL* I really can't wait for that and the way Clark asked for that 'Burger Joint' date. That's not where they were supposed to be going.
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