Monday, December 3, 2012

It's A Jungle Out There

Hey, Peeps!

While out shopping this weekend, I noticed a lot of hostile people, which is totally crazy. Where the heck do they get off being so nasty? I mean it was only Dec. 1st, so they had no right to act like a bunch of elephants on crack! That right only comes for us last minute Christmas Eve shoppers! Then, the gloves come off, and we do whatever necessary to score the amazing gift we're too stupid to purchase before the brutal masses emerge.

Anywho, I'm not sure why people were in such a tizz this past weekend, but after a lady rammed me in the perfume isle at TJ Max,  I stood back and observed all the body language going on. The outing ended up being a perfect way to collect character traits for my WIP. So, the next time I go out, (and I will, but with pepper spray) I plan on taking a note pad and pen. I will embrace all the grinches out there and thank them for their help in creating hostile characters. And I vow not to use the pepper spray, unless totally necessary to complete my little princess' Christmas wish list. So, if you see me on the news, don't judge. Just bail me out of jail, and we can people watch together.

Until the next time, happy writing, friends!

14 comments:

  1. Ah people watching, what a great sport!

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    1. Hey, Suzanne!

      I know! It's such a good way to flesh out characters! :)

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  2. I used to do this all the time. Now, I'm on a mission to get what I need before the Bug gets cranky and hungry. :)

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    1. Hey, Jessie!

      I remember when I had a bug, too, lol! Now I've got an eight-year-old princess, who can hold her own w/the shopping divas! :P

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  3. Oh man... I need to get out more! It can help my WIP! ;-)

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    1. Hey, Morgan! Yeah! Get out there and shove through the nutty people! I was amazed at all the good stuff I found on their faces, lol!

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  4. I was out there, but not acting like one of the crazy crack-lovin elephants. (haha)

    I got some shopping finished on Sunday afternoon. I was even in TJ Max in Little Rock. W

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  5. Have you ever seen it sooo crazy sooo early?!?! I was expecting a leisurely day of it, but every place we went was packed! I can only imagine what the coming weeks will be like. Glad you got some shopping in and weren't acting like a crack loving elephant, lol! :P

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  6. It's crazy, isn't it? And you're right - they are like a bunch of elephants on crack!

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  7. But isn't it the best research ever? Lot of ideas for ms!

    Nas

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    1. For sure! People watching is awesome, free, and highly addictive. Only a writer would say this, lol.

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  8. I've got your bail money ready! Leave it to you to find the bright side to our ugly commercial behavior!!

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    1. Hee, hee! I'm glad you've got my back! :P

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