Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What planet are you from....oh, Nebraska?

Ok seriously folks. We all know I am obsessed with the Twilight series and when I found out yesterday morning that Jon wanted to plan a trip to Lake McConaughy this weekend I was on the phone today looking for a local bookstore in Ogallala that would be carrying it. Slim pickin's, wow. I was down to Safeway and some place called Hokes books. Called the Safeway and she was like, huh, a book? I am not sure we would know until the day before, we aren't really a book store. Hhmmm....could have fooled me. Safeway, never heard of you. But come on, we all know the grocery carries books. I even know King Soopers here is advertising it on sale at 7am on Saturday or something. So I try the actual book store which I am like, they have to have heard of this series. I mean it is on a huge display at every Barnes and Noble I have been to in the last 3 months plus it is a #1 NY times best seller. Not like we are taking about some unheard of author and series of books, right. So this older woman answers the phone and, bless her heart, I had to repeat everything I said at least once plus yell into the phone.

Me: explaining we will be at the lake this weekend and looking forward to this book release wondering if you are going to carry it...
Her: What book?

Me: Breaking Dawn. It is in the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer.

Her: Hm, I have never heard of her or those books. What type of book is it?

Me: Um, fiction (I'm sorry, is this a book store or a thrift shop?)

Her: Fiction....ok, well we can possibly order it for you.

Me: Yeah we are just on vacation for the weekend and the release date is Saturday.

Her: Release date?

Me: Yeah, it comes out this Saturday.

Her: Oh the book?

At this point I thought I would cut my losses and just say yeah, don't worry about it, thanks for your help. I wonder if she forgot where she was working. You think a book store would know the lingo of "release date", "NY times best seller", yeah apparently no.

So I guess I am going to have to wait until we get back to get my book and deal with the suspense of not having it the moment it comes out. Stupid, dumb, hick town. :-)

On to more exciting news. Olivia lost 2 teeth in two days. Her bottom 2 front teeth. One came out on Friday and one came out the next day on Saturday. Here she is with no front teeth.

I am excited to get away for the weekend since work has been seriously crazy the last few days and Jon has been working non stop either at work or on the basement. The Basement is coming along great. He has finished all the closets and is working on all the doors and trim. He is doing a great job!


The Bluths said...

Do they have a Walmart? That's where I'm going to go get it. We have a Safeway right by our house, I don't know if they would have it or not.

Eliza Brock said...

They don't, can you believe? They have pamida, which is a big hick town store similar to family dollar. I don't think they would carry it though. I am going to have to figure it out. Someone in that town has to have it!

Toni said...

That's crazy lame! I just called Katie Meismer to see if she knows where you'd be able to find it, since she used to live there. I'll let you know if she calls back.

I'm excited to see more pics of your basement!

Eliza Brock said...

Yeah do, that would be awesome!

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SJ said...

i seriously need to start reading these books. i think i am the only woman left who hasn't read them. :-)
Sarah Morgan

Eliza Brock said...

yeah you do. Once you start you won't be able to put them down! I guess with a new little one around though, it might not be top priority :-)

Eliza Brock said...

yeah you do. Once you start you won't be able to put them down! I guess with a new little one around though, it might not be top priority :-)

Cheryle said...

You know you might have some readers of your blog that live in that "stupid hick town!"

Eliza Brock said...

Well everybody can't like everywhere, I want to get my book. Besides it's not not like I didn't put a smiley face after the comment, noting that it was a joke. Excuse me for having a bad experience with people of your community but that's life and that is what I blog about. It's not all roses and sunshine all the time. If you don't want to read my blog anymore because you can't take the joke then don't. Lighten up.

Cheryle said...

I don't happen to live in that "stupid hick town." But consider me unsubscribed to your "Big City" blog anyway!

Toni said...

Gol, some people just look for ways to get offended these days. They obviously don't know you're a sarcastic person like the rest of us.

Hey Cheryle, if you're still reading, I called someone that used to live in that "stupid hick town", and she wasn't offended in the least about this post. So yes, some people do or did live there, and they'll just have to deal with the fact that small towns aren't for everyone. I'm sure there are plenty of bloggers out there that rant and rave about big cities. As far as I'm concerned... I don't care. You should come on board and not be so offended about everything you read. :)

Robyn said...

Eliza, can you believe I have read the Twilight books yet either?? The first two are sitting on my nightstand but I don't know if I really want to do it. Afterall, "everyone is doing it", do I really want to be like everyone else??? Just give me a few more days and we will see if I get started!