Sleepwalking my way through life: "What is it with people staring at me on trains?"



"What is it with people staring at me on trains?"

Apologies for yesterdays post.

I was trying out a new style. Some of it worked while some of it didn't. I'll probably be working on it over the next two days.

And I did something bad...

Well I went into Forbidden Planet as planned and immediately headed up the back to the Manga section. My aim was to buy the first volume of Trigun so I wouldn't be so lost when reading Trigun:Maximum. But the only copy they had was in hard back so I went back to the front of the store to think it over while looking at the DVDs. I was going to buy something I had never seen before to try it out and see if I liked it. But that plan went right out the window when I saw it...

Fullmetal Alchemist Volume One.

Full-fucking-metal Alchemist Volume One.

I grabbed it and headed back to the store and grabbed Trigun volume one. And quickly made my way up to the counter before I changed my mind. I checked the price of Trigun and saw that someone had taken the original sticker off and replaced it with one of a smaller price. It should have been thirteen pounds but the sticker said ten. I reached the counter and handed them over.

"Ok... Hey Mark! Can you get me.... Fullmetal Alchemist Volume One from the back please? Thanks. And... Trigun? Good choice..."

"Actually, on the book it looks as though someone has changed the sticker for another one."

"Yeah, I see what you mean. Let me just check." She looked through a large black book for a few seconds before saying, "Yeah, you're right. It should only be seven pounds."

"Uh... Ok then."

"That'll be twenty-seven pounds. And here's the DVD now." She said as she put it in the bag.

"Uhh, thanks then." Stay calm stay calm. "See ya."

"Bye!"

Walk out the door, walk out the door. Ok, now walk quickly down the street. Quicker fool! Just incase she realises her mistake!

And I was home free.

Well, almost.

The train was packed. Seriously, I was shoulder to shoulder with three or four people in the corridor leading to the doors. Well, I say shoulder to shoulder, but I mean shoulder to head since they were all short. I put on my music and day dreamed for most of the journey, I wanted to start reading Trigun but it was too cramped to get a book from. Plus, I would've gotten funnier looks than I got even without the book. Three or four of the short women kept looking at me before glancing away when I looked in their general direction.

What is it with people staring at me on trains?

A whole crowd of people got off a Clarkston, and I was standing there in the corridor when I ran into DanielMcK. He almost walked into me before I said hi. We talked about school, work (He's a dentists assistant), results and bands. Apparently he's going to a huge Emo gig sometime in the next few weeks.

"I don't know why I'm going to be honest. I need a good cry really, and since there'll be a whole load of people doing it then they won't notice!" He said to me, laughing as he did.

He got off at the next stop, and I went home.

I watched my Fullmetal Alchemist DVD as soon as I got in. I love it so much. The surround sound really adds to the effect, and the English (It's actually strong American accents to be honest... Even though it's sort of set in the UK.) isn't too bad either. Some of it even makes a little more sense than the Japanese translation.

And Edward Elric still kicks ass.

After I finished it Chris came home with his friends. Since mum was out they were staying for a while and getting drunk while stuffing their faces with pizza. I stole the x-box and hijacked Chris' room for the night so I could play San Andreas. I didn't do much on it to be honest, one mission before playing about on Chris' file and crashing helicopters.

Halfway through my helicopter rampage I got a call from Maddy asking if her and LauraMcG could come round for a while. They were delivering Jeff's newspapers for her and had gotten caught in the rain and needed somewhere to dry off and warm up. And since I was closest and my mum was out, I let them come round mine.

We basically sat in my room and talked for a while. Maddy had gotten her hair all done up and her fringe was supposed to be blue, but the rain had kinda messed it up and I couldn't see it all too well.

"But you'll be able to see it in all it's glory if you come to the Cathouse on saturday."

"I don't really want to go to the Cathouse..."

"Come on! You can meet hot girls there! And get off with them too!"

I made a neutral sound.

"Please! It would be so much fun!"

"I'll think about it."

"That's as good as a yes!"

By the time they left I had to go to bed so I wouldn't be too tired for the next day. But I read a few pages of Trigun before I went to sleep. Twas good.

I couldn't get to sleep for a while. They were playing the movie so loud that I could even hear individual words through the floor. But I eventually dropped off into a fitful sleep.

I had slept in, but not by much so it wasn't too bad. I raced around trying to get out in time. I even drank a glass of coke at half six in the morning to try and wake me up. Mission acomplished I say. I even decided to put my hair in a different style today. It's no longer the emo style, but it's more of a... something style. I dunno. I've got a mid-parting with each side of my fringe going over each eye. It isn't bad I suppose, but I'm still undecided about it.

And that's my story up until now. I decided to write up a post really early seeing as I have hardly any other work to do. I'm thinking of buying another DVD after work today. Maybe even a CD. I don't know yet. I need a top up for my phone seeing how thta ran out yesterday. I spent most of sunday night downloading ringtones and videos to use up my credit before it got cancelled. I even got the Pioneers video byt Bloc Party.

Tis quite good.

I'm off now until I find something better to talk about.

Until next time, true believers!
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