The Sweetness of Surprise

Connor decided to be creative last week. During class, he was supposed to have been working in one of his notebooks, writing about any particular subject. (I think he was allowed to choose his own.) In his case, he wrote all about what the next Star Wars movie would be, since he’s apparently going to write and direct it when he grows up.

Which is all very well and good, except that he then proceeded to fill up the remaining pages with drawings of epic Jedi battles.

The teacher was not pleased. We were asked to replace the notebook – a task that completely managed to slip my mind over the weekend. So today, I ran out to the local Safeway to see if they had anything in their overpriced office supply aisle.

Only the Safeway wasn’t there anymore. Didn’t even realize it until I walked in and discovered that it’s now a big Asian grocery market. Which has its pros and cons – for one thing, there’s nothing quite as domestic as an office supply aisle…or at least none that I could find. On the other hand, there was an entire aisle dedicated to Asian candy, including an whole section of Pocky in its myriad flavors. (They even had one of those *big* boxes with the giant pocky sticks.)

Now, I did load up the basket with several boxes, as well as some frozen chicken dumplings and what is basically a package of chive/onion pancakes (fried, they are awesome). The thing is, I hate looking like an ass when I walk into places by mistake – so turning around and walking back out just wouldn’t have worked for me. (Yes, I have been known to buy something random just to prove I’m *supposed* to be there. I am weird like that.) I would have bought the dumplings anyway, since I like them, but the Pocky made it all worthwhile.

Of course, I’m still going to have to find a notebook for Connor after work, but in the meantime, I suppose the Pocky will have to do.

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14 Responses to The Sweetness of Surprise

  1. Scopique says:

    So…the teacher was annoyed that Connor was displaying creative tendencies after having completed the assignment he was given?

    I have ZERO faith in the education system in this country. ZERO, I SAY!

  2. Danica says:

    I haven't had Pocky in forever…now I have the envie for some. I may need to make a trip to the store.

    I haven't walked into the wrong store before, but I did walk into the men's room on Saturday night. I stared at the toilet for a minute thinking, "That doesn't look right" until I realized I was in the wrong bathroom. Yeah…I was tipsy and luckily no one noticed!

  3. mynfel says:

    Heh. Be glad you don't follow my line of thought then. Otherwise you would have had to have found a reason to use it. LOL.

  4. mynfel says:

    Yeah. I haven't been too impressed with the woman, honestly. I know he's a handful, but I don't like this need to squash him under her thumb, either.

  5. Jeffe says:

    Everyone knows that creators of notebooks full of epic Jedi battles must be crushed. Otherwise you'll have rebels running around everywhere!

    And Allison – you're a shopkeeper's dream! 😉

  6. Jeffe says:

    and that's a super-creepy winking emoticon. was it stabbed in the eye???

  7. bluey says:

    Pocky = greatest gaming food ever. 'Cause y'know…you can frag and eat Pocky at the same time.

  8. Danielle says:

    LOVE Pocky!

  9. mynfel says:

    Yes. Yes I am. 

  10. mynfel says:

    Heh. Yup. Just wish they wouldn't dissolve so quick…

  11. mynfel says:

    Quite possibly the world's most awesome food.

  12. mynfel says:

    For you? Yes.

  13. Karen Hooper says:

    <span>Simon sent me over here and I'm glad he did. I love Pocky! 
    I live in FL so I go to Epcot a lot and the Japan pavillion sells Pocky along with so many other great candies and foods. 🙂

  14. mynfel says:

    Well awesome! 🙂  And Simon is full of win, as we all know.  I'm going to be in Orlando in a few months – I'll have to check out that Japanese pavillion. 😉

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