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Oct 3, 2013

#BOBblogoversary Day 3: Vivian from #DeityIsland + Giveaway

Welcome to day three of my month long celebration event for my blog's upcoming third year in existence! ;p If you'd like to check out day one and two, you can do so by clicking over to the blogoversary celebration tab at the top of my blog.

For today's feature, I've got the lovely Vivian from Deity Island here for some fun! I can't recall exactly when I met Vi but I'm pretty sure it was through JLA. She's a huge fan of all things JLA and back when Half-Blood and Pure released, we went bat-shit-crazy over them! Over time, I've lagged on the series so... I need to do some major catching up.

Anyway, since then, Vi has been a pretty close blogger pal of mine and I heart her, pretty hard! She's amazing and super nice and just... all sorts of awesome! Okay, before I get all deep on you guys, let's just get to today's post, eh?

I’m excited for:

  • My surgery rotation to be over and the END of my core rotations! East Coast, here I come!
  • The release of Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout, the final book in the Covenant series (my all-time fave series) AND the Sentinel Release Party in Philly! Woot! Woot!
  • Getting my 3rd and final tattoo! It’ll be on my wrist AND it’s bookish! Can’t wait to get it and show everyone!
  • Looking into kickboxing classes. I want to lose weight, get fit, and kick some butt!
  • Maybe, possibly, growing my family and trying to conceive again. I’ve been feeling the baby urges!

I’m in the supermarket, ready to check out. I push my cart filled with SIX items to the Express Checkout lane and load my stuff on the belt. In front of me is a sweet old lady, MAYBE 50-60 years old.

Her groceries were all rung up and bagged, she had swiped her credit card in the machine, all the while talking to the cashier and the bag boy (who, btw, did NOT stick around to help me bag my groceries, the bum), put her credit card away and then pushed her cart right out the door.

I didn’t even give it a second thought. The cashier didn’t seem to either.

She continued to ring up my groceries, asking me if I had my club card with me, I did not, and I responded by asking if I could type in my phone number as I usually do when I don’t have my card on me. By that time all SIX of my items were rung up, mind you.

I go to type it in and the machine says “Please wait…” and I look at her all confused and tell her the machine won’t let me enter my phone number. After seeing this, I immediately thought back to just a few minutes ago and asked if the lady before me had used a credit card to buy her stuff and if it went through okay. I don’t think she heard my question.

She proceeded to enter my phone number via her side, which obviously didn’t work, and she spouted something about getting the manager to fix it in a minute while I took out my debit card ready to swipe it once I knew the total. Then she told me my total was around $50, to which I was shocked to hear because even though I suck at math, I knew there was no way my SIX items could have equaled $50.

To be clear, my items included: bread, bagels, milk, Edy’s ice cream (on sale), and two bags of Lay’s potato chips (on sale).

Anyways, I gave her that “Are you serious?” look and glanced back and forth from her to my groceries, until she finally got the hint and looked at the screen and noticed that I had been charged for the previous lady’s items! She then had to go back and delete all of that lady’s items, eventually bringing the total down to around $20, which was more like it, yet still confusing because I hadn’t even entered my club card information yet! But I figured I was just using the system’s discount code, which sometimes they have in the machine already.

So I’m about to swipe my debit card while the cashier simultaneously presses some button on her end and then suddenly the machine starts printing my receipt! Before. I. Even. Swiped. My. Card.

The cashier happily tears the receipt from the machine and checks to make sure the discounts were applied before handing it to me and saying “Have a nice day!” and continues on to the next customer in line. I, of course, look at her incredulously because I know I didn’t pay yet, but she and the machine seemed to think I had, so I shrugged, thought I was going mad, and walked out the door.

After inspecting the receipt, however, it looks like the machine did not finish processing the other lady’s purchase and the cashier mistakenly and absentmindedly rang up my items along with hers and did something that made her credit card pay for everything! Which means I walked out of there with free groceries.

Long story short, I got free groceries and I ended up saving the old lady $10. Score!

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I always eat chips with chopsticks because I don’t like getting my hands dirty. Sometimes I even use chopsticks for other food items like pizza; stuff you wouldn’t normally associate with chopsticks. Is that weird?

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I have no sympathy for cheaters. Seriously, if you’re unhappy in a relationship, give the poor sap a break, and end it before move on the next poor sap whose heart you’ll probably end up breaking, too. People just want to be greedy, have their cake and eat it, too. It’s selfish and abhorrent behavior. No amount of justification will ever make it okay in my book. I can’t!

About the blogger:

My name is Vivian and I have been a diehard JLA/Covenant fan since I first read Half-Blood in early 2011. I couldn't put this book down and raved about it endlessly. Being the obsessive fan that I am, I had to seek out other HB fans like myself, and since there really wasn't an outlet for my love of the Covenant series, I decided to create this fansite. Not only does this blog feature all things Covenant, but you'll find all the information you'll need about Jennifer and all her books, including the Lux series, her adult novels, her NA novels, and so much more! If you'd like to know more about me, I blog over at Confessions of a Vi3tBabe.

Connect with Vivian: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Giveaway details:

  1. One entry per household.
  2. There will be one winner per book/series.
  3. You must be 15 years or older.
  4. Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
  5. Giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
  6. Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter.
  7. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
  8. Good luck!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The giveaway is open internationally but the paperbacks and swag packs are for the US ONLY, unless stated otherwise. If you have any questions, please email me at booksoverboys at hotmail. Thank you!

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  1. My Current Book Boyfriend is Deacon Reid from "Second Chance Hero"

    by Rebecca Sherwin

  2. I loved this post!! Vi is super awesome! Gosh! :) *hugs you both*

  3. Awesome post! Vi is such a fabulous person. And I'm excited for the Sentinel release party too!!!

  4. Last book that made me cry was Lovely by Beth Michele

  5. I don't usually dress up for Halloween, but I am going to a Halloween party!

  6. Thanks for featuring me & letting me take part in your celebration Momo! Love ya!!


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