Thursday, November 13, 2008

News and Meme

Good news: I got the full-time cashier job at work! :) That will give us a little more breathing room every month, money-wise. And I feel like I'm moving up in the company, a little, even though I'll technically be doing the same thing I've been doing. It just feels good to be recognized for my work!

So this post is more than three lines long, a meme, from my friend taillow:

01. What's the last DVD you watched?
Casino Royale, in preparation for the new Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, that comes out TOMORROW! Mmmmmm, Daniel Craig...

02. What are you wearing at the moment?
Green turtleneck, really old jeans with holes in the knees, and stripey ankle socks.

03. Who is your favourite writer?
Oh geeze. Like I can pick one. Right now I'm into Louisa May Alcott. <3

04. What is your favourite scent?
Clean laundry, or citrus scents, or coffee. Though right now I like pumpkin spice-type smells; it's season appropriate.

05. What's that one movie you can watch over and over again and never get tired of?
I loooooooooove A Knight's Tale, for all its ridiculosity, and have since it came out. (I had a huge poster of Heath Ledger from the movie in my bedroom when I was 16.) I probably have about half of Chaucer's lines memorized. And even if they're hilariously historically innacurate (don't get me started) I like the costumes. And Heath Ledger. *Sniff*

06. What do you drink the most?
Water. Second most: coffee.

07. Is there a useless thing that you cannot brace yourself to throw out?
Oh yes, many. Most of them are in the Craft Closet of Doom.

08. What is your occupation? What do you do there?
I am a FULL-TIME cashier in a big retail store. When I'm not ringing people up, I'm stocking, dusting, cleaning, or chatting with my co-workers, most of whom I really like.

09. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher and a mommy. And I'm getting closer to being both!

10. What are your favorite song(s) of the moment?
I have the 007 theme song stuck in my head at the moment.... Favorite song? Also hard to choose. Well, the Sweeney Todd soundtrack gets a lot of play on my ipod, as do the Michael Buble albums, and the Disney mix.

11. Which characters are overrated?
EDWARD CULLEN!!! I'm going to the stupid Twilight midnight release with work people in order to socialize, but ughhhhhhhhhh I'm so tired of hearing about those books! (I MADE myself finish reading the first one, and don't know if I'll read any of the rest of them. *SIGH*) Plus, it's because of the Twilight movie that HP6 got bumped back to next summer! Argh!

12. What 3 people would you invite to dinner?
If I could just snap my fingers and bring them here, Megan, Carrington, and my cousin, Jenna, because I haven't seen her in forever.

13. What is your current desktop?
This, which is what I check for my NaNo word count each day. I made it myself!

14. What are you afraid of?
Moths. No, really. And sometimes I'm afraid of not getting into school, or the car breaking down, or the economy collapsing. You know, little things like that.

15. Where would you love to go on your next holiday?
San Fransisco, Seattle, or maybe Vancouver. Yeah, cuz that's gonna happen.

16. What are you into right now?
Knitting baby hats! I sent one off today for my little cousin, Caden, and will start another one for Matt's cousin who is due any day now! They go so fast! A day or two (really, a movie or two) of knitting and they're done!

17. What did you do today?
SLEPT IN. It was heavenly. Finished Casino Royale, which I couldn't finish last night because I was tired. Wove in the ends of my cousin's hat. Added flair to my Facebook profile. Decorated a little with Fall/Thanksgiving stuff. Mailed swaps and the hat at the post office. Shopped for fabric for a "Sweets for the Sweet" apron swap. (It's SO CUTE, I can't wait to show it to you!) Came home and supervised Matt while he put the frozen lasagna in the oven. And in a bit I'm going to find names for a few more characters, then go to the bookstore for the usual Thursday night NaNoWriMo write-in. After that, I'll get tickets to go see Quantum of Solace at a Saturday matinee.

18. What do you want?
A baby, a new Christmas tree, to be out of credit card debt, and lasagna. Not necessarily in that order.

19. What should you be doing right now?
Nothing! But in ten minutes I need to switch the laundry to the dryer.

20. What's the meaning behind your username/name/nicknames you go by?
Layne isn't actually my last name, for those of you who didn't know that. But that's what I go by on the internet, and it'll be my nom de plume when I'm a famous author someday. ;) The name of this blog came about when I was blog-hopping a couple of years ago. (Blog-hopping = reading some of a blog, then clicking on a sidebar link; reading some of that one, clicking on a link; and so on.) Someone had a name that was similar to "(Name) In Progress," but not quite. I can't remember what it was now. It got me thinking about how my life is constantly a work in progress, how I'm always learning and changing, bit by bit. Rather than name my blog "Work In Progress," I called it "Heather In Progress."

P.S. I'm on Facebook now! Cuz I didn't have enough to do on the internet as it was. :P

P.P.S. Weigh in on the "Winter drink of choice" poll before it closes Saturday, if you want to.


Jennifer Berry said...

I would love to have dinner!! My mom mentioned something about a Family reunion sometime next year? Maybe I could come out a little early and spend a couple days in Grand Junction :-). I wish I could come visit more often! Also, you and Matt are MORE than welcome to come and visit California anytime (summer's are nice)!

carrington schaeffer said...

you would snap your fingers and bring me there in a second?

wouldn't that be amazing?
you should invent it, heather layne, with all your steampunky wiles.