Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Noel: Watching the Budget.

Redecorating... This should be fun, or so I thought.

Oneida was right, I was a little annoyed. I should have been in charge of this project, not Padme. I'm the one with great money sense and can buy a lot with a little money ( just look at the resort). I know how to find bargains and deals. But Nooooooo Padme had to take charge.

Padme wants us to change everything. Me.... All I was thinking was painting. Change the bed coverings, and the curtains. Maybe buy some nice art work, and if we had money left over redo the floor (hard wood does sound nice). But Padme she wants it all. She wants new paint, trim, bed coverings, curtains, floor, furniture, rugs, art work (EVERYTHING).

I tried to talk to her, tried to get her to put some stuff down but she would not listen. She wants to do it her way and that is expensive. I did convince her to let me pay for the stuff she bought... That way I can bargain down a little...... Hey who can refuse a free trip to anywhere in my resort.

So while Padme ran around buying stuff, Oneida helped her carry the stuff, and I payed for it. I was doing a great job too. Getting stuff half off, for trips to the day spa for their wife or loved one, Free drinks at the Night Club, Free dinner, ect. However, even with all this dealing, we were getting very close to our limit. I was just about to tell Padme that the money was almost gone when I heard someone call out my name. I turned around and seen Scott. Scott did a lot of work on the resort for me. And I think he had a thing for me too. Maybe I can get some stuff from him cheap.... if I just flirted alittle.

"Hey Noel, what are you doing here." He asked.

"What does it look like." Giving him a small smile "I'm trying to keep us under budget."

"I see that, what I meant what are you doing in the show."

"I needed a vacation." I said, smiling even bigger.

"A vacation? Why would you need that."

"Well...." I didn't have time to answer because the girls came over and interrupted me.

"Hey Noel, how are we doing for money." asked Oneida under a pile of fabric.

"Yeah I like seen this totally awesome piece of art work and have to have it." Said Padme.

"I ummm, well to be totally honest we are running low." I said.

"WHAT... But that painting like totally goes with with the paint." She said holding up a paint can "and it even matches the bed sheet, I like HAVE to have that painting. And what about the trim and like, we need rugs..... how can we be out of money already. I thought you were like, getting deals."

"Well Padme....." I started to say, but Scott interrupted me.

"Hey you girls still need stuff." He asked he said looking at us.

"Yeah, what do you have?" Asked Padme.

"Well for you." He smiled. "ANYTHING."

"Anything?" She asked her eyes brightening.

"Anything," He said, leaning in close to us. "I can get you anything you need, for dirt cheap, Actually all I want is a free week stay at Noel's Resort, and maybe dinner with her." He said pointing at me.

The girls looked at me, surprised. "I.... uhhhhh.... I don't know." I stammered, completely shocked myself. I didn't think he would ask me out.

"Come on Noel, it is for a good cause." Oneida said.

"PLEASE, Noel do this for us" Padme pleaded.

Okay... You win." I cried "But only if we get everything else we need from him", And no painting." I said looking at Padme.

"Fine." said Padme "You got a deal." She seemed disappointed though.

So in the end we have all the stuff we need. I don't want to ruin the surprise, so I'm not telling anyone what we all got.

I just hope the girls are happy. I gave away a lot to keep us under the budget. I think I may lose a lot of money doing this..... But it is for a good cause..... Plus money means nothing to me personally..... Unlike some people I know.

And dinner with Scott won't be all that bad. He is nice and really cute. And... Well I got to get back to work.... Padme better help and stop asking question about him.


Blogger Son Goku said...

well maybe he'll be nice. But Um smeone really needs to stop Padme she's a dervish of shopping

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good for you noel :)
dont forget to post about the date :P

9:38 AM  
Blogger Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

Great work, and we weren't surprised he asked you out, we just didn't want to committ you to something you didn't want to do

10:24 AM  
Blogger A Army Of (Cl)One said...

Doesn't that violate the sprite, if not the letter, of the rule? What if the others are allowed to barter? General Hack and Cough might try to offer not to destroy their home world, Master Yoda might offer free force wedgies to the person of there choosing and JJ might trade spice brownies.

It can all go so so so wrong. What happened to the purities of these reality sows, where are our paragons of honesty like Richard Hatch

P.S. Good luck on the date Noel

10:59 AM  
Blogger Noel of Neptonian said...

You try and shop with Padme, once she has something in her hands there is no way of getting it out of her hands.

Doing what I did was the only way to keep us under budget.

Scott and I exchanged numbers, we will go out once I'm out of the house. I will write about it.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

See? I TOLD you we are going to ROCK on this challenge! Thanks Noel - you've got connections girlfriend! You can be sure I won't ever try to vote you off. Well, unless it's like just you and me, then, well, uh, you know...

12:19 PM  
Blogger A Army Of (Cl)One said...

SHOP WITH PADME!!! no freaking way after the last time. We had to be an escort at a spring shoe sale on Naboo. We lost 3 clones. It was a horror show. I would rather face a whole Ewok army alone. (shudders)

12:58 PM  
Blogger Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

AOC, I thought we'd gotten past the fear of ewoks, I didn't want to have to revisit that subject again, but oh well, back to the therapy room.

1:49 PM  
Blogger A Army Of (Cl)One said...

Whispers (you never get past your fear of ewoks)

Okay, back to therapy room again.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well actually I,m impressed at the fact that she didn't have to sign over the deed to the place .

And after all its not the first time a guys had to spend to get a date.

I just wonder what Zebb's gonna say

3:45 PM  
Blogger Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

Give's her clone's hand a squeeze 'we'll get past the ewok issue this time' pats him on the back

And as for Zebb, might give him some incentive to be less quiet about how he might feel ;)

5:07 PM  
Blogger Master Yoda said...

Hmm... flirting. Try that I must. Quite the looker I am.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Noel of Neptonian said...

Zebb.... what does he have to do with all this.

10:27 PM  

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