Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hello, August.

Please stay awhile :).

It's almost unfathomable to me, that this is it. The last month of summer.
But then again, a month is thirty days. I guess that's enough time to live it up, isn't it? :)

We kind of abandoned Burlap, atleast temporarily. Mutually, we decided it was too difficult for us to produce a "serious" film. We're goofballs. So we immediately began filming "When Abandoned Toys Attack II". The first one I wasn't really involved in, but I'm in the sequel we're working on. I should put a few of the scenes we've done onto my laptop so you all can see :). I'll attempt that for a later post.

Last night I ventured around town with Jenna and Shayla. Of course this splendid little place is 45 minutes away from where we live, but it was well worth it. The streets were bustling with people, and since it was "Hat's off Music Festival" weekend, a band was always within earshot of us as we walked. Every time we go to this town, we always stop at the Natural Foods store and buy ourselves Rice Dreams for $.99.

The chocolate pie is my favorite :), Mmmm.

I think the only bad part of our outing was at Barnes & Nobles, and that's pretty unfortunate, because I love that place. When you're in a crowded situation, it's hard to notice every little thing going on. People are clumsy, people aren't always aware of their surroundings, especially when there's a million people swarming around them, rushing to wherever they're headed. I'm not easily annoyed by this, in public you're kind of on your own, to watch out for yourself. It's great when others are courteous and polite, but it doesn't always happen. I've held plenty of doors open without receiving a "thank you", I've been bumped around on accident, it happens. But it just shocked me when this lady confronted me five seconds after entering the store.

Apparently, my friend Shayla and I had cut in front of her while walking towards books. I don't even know how it happened, I didn't see her coming at all, until after she stopped to make a scene. Jenna had been following us, and cut too, and apologized, so the girl was like "THANK YOU. I'm glad someone has manners. Your friends just cut right in front of me." At this point I'm sure my eyes were as wide as saucers. "Jeez, wow, I'm sorry. I didn't realize I did that.." Then she cut me off, "You know, MOST people say excuse me, can't you see that I'm limping?!" She staggered towards us as she said that. "I just can't believe how rude you are. " And I uttered another nervous, but sincere "Sorry..", and she went on her way. I know she said more than that, but I don't want to end up twisting her words, because I don't remember exactly what else she ranted about.

I felt awful and embaressed. People had been watching the scene, and I had enough so I went back outside, deciding against looking at the books I had wanted to see. But talking to Jenna after, she saw it all and I guess it wasn't nearly as bad as the lady was making us think. I honestly hadn't seen her.. but in normal circumstances, people do cut eachother off. It happens to me all of the time, but I don't think twice about it, or dwell on it. I don't know, I felt bad, and I genuinely apologized. It just really annoyed me that afterwards, she was so rude herself. People need to calm down.


The lovely Christina over on How Strange; and the magnificent Natalie of a natalie moment. :). So now I must figure out prizes, I'll keep you two updated. But I'll need the contact info at some point. Email me at

A promise to self, and all of you of course; I will be posting atleast three times a week. Favorably more than that, but I won't push it ;). I'll try for daily as much as I can, but no less than 3x in 7 days. Hurrah :D.

♥ Olive


natalie said...

Thirty days seems so long yet so short at the same time :P I'd love to have an insight to "When Abandoned Toys Attack II", it sounds pretty amazing :D

The Hats Off Music Festival sounds like fun! I wish my town had little things like that. And that it had things like the Rice Dreams, they look really yummy!

When I'm in really public places and people knock into me or something, I usually don't say anything because I know that it's probably an accident and that I've unknowingly done the same thing before. So to me it really seems like that lady was majorly overreacting and making a big scene over next-to-nothing... But hopefully it just felt like there were more onlookers than there really were, since so many people are so self-absorbed that they probably didn't even notice it, haha. :P

AHHHHHHH! :D I'm seriously grinning ear-to-ear right now to hear about the contest, because I never win anything, haha! Yayayay, I can't wait :D I shall e-mail you in un minuto :)

Hannah said...

Yay, girls! You two deserve it :D! :D!

Blech. People. They truly can be a bunch of...well...hags (for lack of a better word). She was overreacting to the extreme. Now that I think about it, I think I cut someone off last time I went to B&N and didn't apologize. Or we got there at the same time. Either, or.
The situation is everyday life! People need to get used to it! It's normal! Who cares! Maybe we should apologize, but if we didn't realize we did it does it truly mean anything?

Hahah the films sound epic. I can't wait to see clips! It seems so interesting being in a project like that :D

It's so strange that it's August, isn't it? The year is already half way over. In several months the first frost will be here and we shall be seeing our breaths in front of our faces and our noses will be chilled in the morning and evening air.'s peculiar in a lovely way.


Nicole Linette said...

Thumbs up to Natalie, Christina, and your written commitment to blogging :D! Haha, I can't. It just won't happen.

Please don't remind me that July is over D: I miss it! Although August has been alright so far :). I look foward to seeing scenes from your new movie endeavor, yet it's too bad that Burlap didn't work out hahaa! Are those Rice Dreams like rice cakes or something? Sorry for my dumbness, I have never been to a Whole Foods store XP.

People are absolutely insane sometimes. I hate causing a scene, and things just happen! You obviously were just caught in the wrong place, in the wrong time with an unhappy woman. An apology was the only thing necessary for the situation, so don't worry about it :)

Have a fantastic week!