I hear most everyone's going off to see Watchmen. Man from all the awesome I've heard about it I feel like I'm missing out alittle. I totally should've just gone with all my J-Club friend's that were going yesterday. But if I did this interesting event never would've happened. So excuse me while I give you this story ridden with bad grammar I don't feel like correcting.
So, yesterday my mom picks me up from J-Club and tells me what's going on tonight how we were going out for dinner and stuff. I remember last week how we went out for dinner and totally broke the rules of Lent, which is currently in swing, so I inform my mom of this. Suddenly the big thing tonight is the fact that we have to have fish instead of meat, we keep this in mind for later when all my family's gathered and driving to a restaurant not yet decided. We know the fish specific places are going to be crowded especially the cheaper ones, but can't decide on any of the other restaurants based on what they serve that isn't meat. It was either me, my older sister or my dad who suggested Red Lobster, which we haven't been to since Elementary. That goes over well enough to we go there. Like most fish places that night it was crowded, we had about an hour wait but since it was a pretty nice night out we decide to wait anyway, and outside since inside's more crowded.
I had brought my mechanical pencil and notebook so I could draw and continue on my Artists At The Ready poster thing, but am continuelly distracted by these two adorable kids running around this weird looking ash tray urn thing. It was really tall, skinny at the top with a neck tapering down to a heavy mass that helped it stand up and not move. There's this little boy and little girl just running in circles around the thing, screaming in joy and occaisonally falling down, well the little boy was running the little girl was smaller and didn't really look like she knew what was going on, she just kept trying to copy the little boy. My whole family was eventually just watching them as our entertainment while we waited giggling at the cuteness of it all. They seemed to notice us eventually and the little boy walks up to the other end of my notebook, pokes his head over it and asks "What are doing?" I tell him I'm drawing and show him what I had so far, he seemed uninterested and walks off to play with his, what I assumed to be sister or cousin. I frown and start thinking why he wanted to know, coming to the conclusion maybe he thought I was drawing them. I figure that its not a bad idea, seeing as how sometimes when I wait for my mom ot pick me up at school I often draw the people around me. So I turn the page over and start drawing a random scene with the kids playing around that ashtray thing, it was a bit frustrating seeing as how they eventually started doing other things out of sight, and it was hard to get their designs done as they only showed up sometimes. Not to mention my little sister Callie, kept jiggling the bench we were sitting on. And I had a sort of time limit, which was before either us or them were called in to eat, I kept thinking how I'd be unable to find them if they were called, and my drawing would be a wasted effort since I planned to give it to them when I was done. Eventually I finished, and joined the other half of the family which had gone inside to wait. I had run out of lead by the end, but managed to scribble a note at the bottom saying "Hey what's up, I drew ya'll playing. Hope you don't mind" and put my deviantart on the back, haha! Advertising! Though the URL was when I was holding the lead with my fingers and most likely illegible, but meh.
Anyways, so I see the kids inside with their faces pressed up
against the lobster tank. I give it to the kid folded up, and don't really tell him anything about it, figuring he'll read it or ask an adult to. He didn't unfold it and I kept getting the feeling he'd drop it in the lobster tank, so I go up to him again and show him its supposed to be unfolded. He unfolded it looks at it kind of excited and shows it to a much older girl, who I don't even know if he was related to or what. She seemed confused as to what it is. But the kid's wandered off already. The older girl looks at the lobsters some more and while she was bending down to do that drops it subtley 'accdentally' and pretends like she didn't. I got a little offended pick it up and find the kid again. He's outside by some adults which I was relieved to find of which his parents. I give him the drawing again, mentioning to the adults I drew him. They found that really cool and I quickly walk off into the building and watch out the window to see their reaction as they pass it around. I felt satisfied, and continue to stand next to my family waiting to be called. A minute or two later, I don't know, time passed alright? One the guys passes us and compliments me and gives me five dollars as a tip, I refused but he insisted so I took the money and thanked him a million times over. I was totally not expecting that, I mean I did it just to make the kids happy or something, for fun, I didn't expect a freakin tip. Heh I felt totally undeserving as the drawing wasn't that great and not even in realism, I mean the kids were in freakin' my style, they looked all animu, and not even that great. But when we were seating one of their family people recognised me and complimented me again, the lady saying 'not all people can draw that fast' or something like that along with 'she can't be really older than 13' lol, I think we ended up revealing my true age. But it got me thinking, about the drawing process and how much effort and frustration went into that, not to mention wasting my lead for the rest of the evening. And so I felt a little proud that night, and felt it was meant to be almost. Perhaps God was rewarding my good Karma that night, or saying 'Hey thanks Kiersten for reminding your family to eat fish on fridays.' cuz if I never did, we never would've gone to Red Lobster, and I never would've gotten five bucks.
Listening to: Hello - Evanescene
Reading: Maximum Ride
Watching: The Law of Talos extend
Eating: A stawberry poptart