Store News and Word Goals


I wore this shirt tonight to grocery shop.  It so fit the mood since I despise grocery shopping.  But… I love having the house full of food. 

Always a trade-off, eh? 

And since I wasn’t in the mood for canned Air Supply, I played Korn, Disturbed and Family Force Five on the Ipod.  With my hair in a pony-tail on top of my head, the shirt and the inevitable “wha ah ah ah” noise I always make to Disturbed, I freaked out a couple of the teenagers unloading meat products. 

That’s always fun.

I spent a little time shuffling things around in my store.  Dumped some designs I didn’t like and moved the best-selling items to the top.  I wish I knew who spread the word on the Need Coffee design because it did well in December.  I also wish I’d moved the sleep waves version in Dark Snark up since it’s my favorite version of this saying.  I do have statmeters, but a ton of traffic came from private email loops.  And I am so loving these new long sleeved Ts.  Good material.

Alas, I am behind on my word goals!  Yesterday, I spent the entire day at the bank since some strange company was withdrawing money from my account.  Had to close accounts, open new ones and since I never stop until I understand the “why” of something, I spent hours on the phone tracking the f**… um, I mean the people down.  Needless to say, I was a little angry the rest of the day.

But today was good.  I’m behind on the word goal, but we’ve set it up so I can really go to town the rest of the week.   Think I’ll wear this shirt tomorrow.  I bought some chocolate velvet coffee…



About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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10 Responses to Store News and Word Goals

  1. Terri says:

    OMG…I do the SAME exact freakin’ noise to Disturbed. August either finds it exceeding annoying (like when he’s in the middle of a football game), or strangely endearing. I don’t think he’s made up his mind yet. That’s what he gets for buying me an iPod!! LOL.

    Bummer on the bank stuff…we had that happen about six months ago and I was MUY pissed off. Got all of our money back, but it still made me really cranky, which is never a good thing *g*…


  2. relliott4 says:

    I want my own iPod. I had borrowed my daughter’s. That thing is fun! My husband hasn’t found the Disturbed noise endearing. The last time I did it, he slowly backed out of the room.

    We’ll get our money back. I think it was a weird mixup, but it was just too upsetting.

  3. Word Doctor says:

    I had you pegged as a “Korn” girl form the start! I can see you in line, slapping huge cellophane/styrofoam-wrapped steaks onto the conveyor belt, rocking your head back and forth with pony tail flying, not giving a damn if anybody is watching you or not! Nice job, and way to live!

    Sorry ’bout your troubles, but it sounds like you have a handle on it.


  4. Ha! I listened to Korn and Disturbed last night too!

    And mmmmm… Chocolate velvet coffee!

  5. RElliott4 says:

    I’m also a Portishead girl and my all time favorite band is Over the Rhine– which is so far removed from Korn, it’s funny.

    I just love most music. I also listen to a lot of instrumental stuff while writing. There are a ton of music posts in that category.

    In fact, the very first post on this blog was a playlist of some of my favorite bands. I subscribe to independent music sites, magazines… Jeez. I sound like a fanatic.

  6. Word Doctor says:

    Well, this may be of some interest to you, then. My alter ego (man, I was heavy when those pics were taken!). Over the Rhine is very cool…for an Oakie, you’re pretty damn open minded!

  7. relliott4 says:

    You know, you aren’t the first person to use that phrase. There are quite a few open-minded Okies. heh heh

    But… I’ve lived all over the country, too. I had a very open-minded upbringing.

    I will most definitely check out your link. My family is heavily into music. My brother has a band called Psymbience, if you want to check them out. I’ve written about them in the art and music category.

  8. relliott4 says:

    I checked out your music. Very, very nice. I love that genre!

    Glad to hear you know of OTR. I will never figure out why they aren’t more well-known. I know, radio friendly songs, etc… but their talent steals my breath.

  9. sniv says:

    That shirt is AWESOME (the coffee one). Next time I get paid, I may have to order.

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