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One of the "substitute people"
Can I substitute for Kirsten?
Note to self...
Never do anything involving money on four hours of sleep.

A good firend of mine grey853 told me she picked up "Due South: Season 3" yesterday at Best Buy for $19 and considering I'd spent nearly $60 on seasons 1 & 2 from Canada and season 3 was the one I wanted the most, I jumped. She told me they opened at 11 am and I called to verify that considering I'm all the way across town from the one she shopped at and I wanted to go to the closer one. So after only 4 hours of sleep, I got myself together and went to get it.

I got to the store and waited about 10 minutes for them to open, intent on just getting what I needed and coming back home to work on icons.

Some things just aren't meant to be easy. And hey--I watched Farscape--I *know* things are never easy. Alas, I gave it a shot.

I went down the dvd isle, found the one DS package they had with a big 3 on it, and went to the checkout. Brought my ass back home and had one hell of a time getting the shrink wrap off of it. Once I did, I was looking at it as she'd mentioned David Marcino was all over the thing, but he was only in two eps in season three. Then I realized the big three was for the number of discs in the set--not the season number.

Well hell.

I already have two copies of season 2 from Canada--like I need a third! OY! So I haul my sore, tired ass back into my car and make a fucking road trip across town. Half an hour later, I'm standing in the exchange lane at Best Buy wondering once again why things are never easy.

So I get up to the counter, 15 minutes and a sore back later, and they don't want to exchange because it's open. Well duh--how about false advertising? So I explained my situation, she understood my confusion and relented "this time", to give me an exchange. Probably because they were going to make an additional $2 out of me and they realized how the cover *could* be misleading. (NOTE TO SELF: Take reading glasses when shopping)

So while I thought i'd have all this time to work on icons--now I have a whole lot less and now I need a freaking nap.

On the upside, I have an idea in my head for a story that's banging away at me--VigOrli, NOT DS. Sorry, grey853 I'll leave the DS goodness to your talented writing. I'll stick to art. LOL

And because I did it early....

Snurched from mirkwoodelfchic

// Series One - You

? Name: AraEstel (That's it and I'm sticking to it)
? Birth date: Jan. 29th, the one day guaranteed to snow wherever I am. Grrrrrrr
? Birthplace: Lexington, KY
? Current Location: My computer downstairs
? Eye Color: blue/green
? Hair Color: auburn
? Righty or Lefty: Righty
? Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

// Series Two - Describe

? The shoes you wore today: it's only 10am... I'm still barefoot!
? Your hair: curls, lots of curls
? Your eyes: blue
? Your weakness: Orlando
? Your fears: Fire
? Your favorite pizza: pepperoni and pineabble with x-tra cheese. YUMMMMMMMM
? One thing you'd like to achieve: I want to photograph Orlando

// Series Three - What Is

? Your most overused phrase on aim?: I suck
? Your thoughts first waking up: Oy! It's too early for me!
? The first feature you notice in the opposite (or same) sex: hair/eyes
? Your bedtime: around 4:00 am

// Series Four - You Prefer

? Pepsi or coke: coke
? McDonalds or Burger King: Neither but definitely NOT Burger King. It makes me hurl.
? Adidas or Nike: Nike
? Lipton or Nestea: neither. Allergic
? Chocolate or vanilla: either
? Cappuccino or coffee: Hate coffee!

// Series Five - Do You

? Cuss: frequently, virtually non-stop
? Sing well: Nope--but I know all the right words
? Take a shower everyday: it's 99 degrees here--what do you think??
? Have a crush(es): His name is Orlando...
? Want to go to college: Been there done that
? Like school: It was boring
? Want to get married: Been there done that too and have the scars to prove it
? Type properly or peck at the keys?: home keys!
? Believe in yourself: I used to. Not so much these days.
? Get motion sickness: God yes!
? Think you're attractive: PFFFT Maybe for an alien...
? Think you're a health freak: Don't make me laugh *holds sides* Surely you jest?!
? Get along with your parents: Yes - especiall with mom on anti-depresants. ;)
? Like thunderstorms: Hell yeah!!!!!

// Series Six - In the Past Month (and a half) Did You/Have You

? Drank alcohol: nope
? Smoked: nope
? Eaten an entire box of Oreos: No
? Eaten sushi: NO WAY
? Been dumped: No
? Made homemade cookies: No
? Gone skinny-dipping: nope
? Dyed your hair: No, but I am today after I get a new box.

// Series Seven - Have You Ever

? Played a game that required removal of clothing?: yep
? If so, was it mixed company: yep
? Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: yep
? Been caught doing something?: yep, by the campus police. Use your imagination. ;)
? Been called a tease: Nope

// Series Eight - The Future

? Age you hope to be married: Got married at 21--blissfully divorced. ;)
? What country would you most like to visit: Scotland

// Series Nine - Opposite Sex

? Best eye color?: brown
? Best hair color?: brown
? Short or long hair?: medium to long
? Best height : between 5'9" and 6'5 (I'm tall and would love to wear heels again)
? Best first date location: open to suggestions

// Series Ten - Number of

? Number of girls I have kissed in my life: 0
? Number of boyfriends you've had: Straight ones? Two sounds about right. I only really fall for gay men. Rats!
? Number of people I could trust with my life: 3
? Number of tattoos: none
? Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper?: more than 30 sounds about right
? Number of scars on my body: 3 that I can think of

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Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: "Two Outta Three Ain't Bad" Meatloaf

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redrouged From: redrouged Date: August 14th, 2005 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)
? Number of boyfriends you've had: Straight ones? Two sounds about right. I only really fall for gay men. Rats!
lol, that could really explain orli and viggy ;)
araestel From: araestel Date: August 14th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Uh huh. Don't think that hadn't been brought up. I only like the gay ones. Yep. Uh huh. You do the math. LOL
grey853 From: grey853 Date: August 14th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, fuck. You said you weren't a morning person. Should've listened. Shit. Sorry for the big fat hassle. Still, you've got your 26 episodes, right and for still less than twenty bucks. Hope the rest of your day goes better.
araestel From: araestel Date: August 14th, 2005 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Wasn't your fault. I just tried to take the easy way out. HRUMPF. Like *that* ever works! LOL

And yes, I got the boys. Though the plucked chicken needs to die. ;)
katlinn From: katlinn Date: August 14th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I could have told you Best Buy sucks! ;)

*tries to hide the BB logo on her shirt because she was too lazy to change when she got home from work*
araestel From: araestel Date: August 14th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I HATE FUCKING BEST BUY!!!!!!!!! With a flying passion. Everyone who knows me know I HATE THEM!!!!!!

It's their credit card policy that sets my teeth on edge. My parents are practically ancient--80, and they don't get out. So I have mom's card to shop *for* them. They live in a small town (Ever see the Andy Griddith show? Uh huh--that small) and the closest real city is about 18 miles away. Mom is in a power chair and dad has to deal with getting her in and out of the van. Not always fun. So she'll ask me to Christmas shop or pick stuff up for her. NOT AT BEST BUY. They won't take the card. DRIVES ME BATSHIT. Yet they'll take it on-line. 'Splain that! Grrrrrrr

Okay, I shut up now. I know wav and maubast are laughing if they're reading this--they've heard the rant before.

I SO need a nap. LOL
katlinn From: katlinn Date: August 14th, 2005 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
You might enjoy this site almost as much as I do ;)
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jenlynn820 From: jenlynn820 Date: August 14th, 2005 11:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I've had huge problems with Best Buy, they always give you a hard time when you try to exchange or return something. I usually try not to give them my money.
araestel From: araestel Date: August 14th, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Trust me, I do too! I hate them. But no one else carried DS around here and it was a good price. But I usually avoid them like the plague.
mirkwoodelfchic From: mirkwoodelfchic Date: August 14th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I sat and read through this whole thing and the thing that strikes me the hardest that I HAVE to comment on is your Eddie Izzard "You..Cake or Death" icon! I LOVE EI!!!

araestel From: araestel Date: August 14th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL It was the snarkiest one I had. I unfortunately didn't make it nor do I remember wher I got it from. But I do love it too. ;)
maubast From: maubast Date: August 14th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll do that meme later.

grey853 posted that the DVDs don't have closed captioning. No point in me getting them, then. :(
araestel From: araestel Date: August 14th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
God, could they cut any more corners???????? GRRRRRRR
_sweetangel From: _sweetangel Date: August 15th, 2005 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
And... in the end did you exchange the DVDs for the 3 season you were looking for, sweetie?

araestel From: araestel Date: August 15th, 2005 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep. Finally! *sigh*
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