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11:43 pm - February 12 of 12: The Banality
It's time again to condense my day into a dozen pictures!

I finally get myself out of bed to begin the day. What time is it? Let's ask my DRAGON PHONE.


I check my e-mail and all my usual websites: the Dragonfly, Facebook, LJ, b.org, TWoP. I log into work remotely and see what's shaking. This is a typical morning for me. By the time I do all this and take a shower and get dressed, it is...later.


That much later, according to my car. Although that clock is a little fast.

At work, I settle in and then raid the kitchen in order to make breakfast. Today, in order to show it off, I make the EthicalMedical.net Muffin, which is an English muffin with a Morningstar sausage patty, a half-slice of Tillamook cheddar, a scrambled egg (microwaved), and salsa. I throw in an apple too. Um, separately, not on the muffin.


You may notice that I have Pam's phone. That paper bag there is my goody bag from my little sister, who stuffed it full of treats like M&Ms, Rice Krispie treats, granola bars, Fudge Rounds, and even some Parle-G biscuits.

Work happens. Then it is time for lunch, so I can show you the view from the 7th floor, which is not nearly as cool as the view from the 12th floor, which I should have showed you last time.


I am wearing what I like to call my "preppy outfit."

Lunch today is a magical Healthy Choice Cajun rice bowl with shrimp and chicken. It steams in the microwave! I artfully arrange my lunch and reading material in order to show off our swanky new lunchroom.


Soon, after fielding some e-mails, people arrive to move my ergonomic keyboard tray. I guess I should try to be ergonomic or whatever, even though I am change-averse.


More work happens, and then I can finally leave around 5:30! But not before leaving you a message on one of my two whiteboards. I have whiteboards! In my cube!


On the way home, I fill up gas at $2.17 a gallon. It occurs to me that I've been talking about getting a new car, but you don't even know what my soon-to-be-old car looks like. Here's an excuse!


1991 Nissan Sentra. It is not much to look at, I know. It gets me from point A to point B, but not point C, which is where the chicks are.

Home again, home again, jiggity-jig. Let's show off my prized collection.


Plush Momo courtesy of the lovely raelee! That structure is not very stable. I need to buy a goddamn bookshelf. Or three.

For dinner, I defrost some chori my mom made me last month. I do this so that I can take a picture of it and show you all what real Indian food looks like.


With dinner, I watch Twin Peaks. To my surprise, the episode is directed by Todd Holland! I didn't know he worked on Twin Peaks. He directed last week's 30 Rock too, by the way. (If the name doesn't ring a bell: Wonderfalls.)

During the show, my mom calls, so I call her back. She wants me to write an eleven-person comedy skit lasting anywhere from ten minutes to half an hour and starring teenagers I don't really know (besides my sister). I suppose I should be flattered that my mom always comes to me with ridiculous writing assignments, but it's kind of annoying. Maybe the skit will just be eleven zombies saying "Braaaaaaains" over and over. It's like the "Spoon" exercise!

I curl up on my sexy red couch and watch my Thursday night comedies. Then it's time to cut my nails! Exciting, I know.


Look, I tried to make the pictures interesting because my life sure wasn't doing them any favors.

And then I write this post.

Wait, wait, you say! That's only eleven pictures! Where's the—


OH SNAP.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: Vienna Teng - Lullabye for a Stormy Night

(65 memoirs | Describe me as "inscrutable")

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From:airbefore
Date:February 13th, 2009 07:56 am (UTC)
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There are a lot of white cars in that parking lot.

How was the Healthy Choice bowl? I saw them at my market the other day and wanted to try a coupe but passed until I could read some reviews.

You have very nice handwriting. I don't think I knew that.

Executive decision: For your inclusion of the current one in your 12 of 12, you get to make the next bookclub selection.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 13th, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
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There are a lot of white cars in that parking lot.
Huh, there are!

How was the Healthy Choice bowl?
Oh, I forgot to mention! It was surprisingly good. The sauce was tasty, and there was shrimp or chicken in nearly every bite. It was only 250 calories, so I was dead hungry five or six hours later. I would definitely get another one.

You have very nice handwriting. I don't think I knew that.
Thank you! I don't think it's terribly nice. But I also think that about my voice.

Executive decision: For your inclusion of the current one in your 12 of 12, you get to make the next bookclub selection.
Ha! Awesome, I have the perfect book. Although it may be hard to find, I don't know. But it's the next non-comic book I plan to read, and I think it'd be fun for you guys to read it too.
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From:chasethestars
Date:February 13th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
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Did your water bottle go from red to green between 5 and 6, or do you have two?

And your Current Music in the last photo is different from what it is in the actual post.

YES, THESE ARE THE THINGS I NOTICE.

Edited at 2009-02-13 07:58 am (UTC)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 13th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
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Did your water bottle go from red to green between 5 and 6, or do you have two?
I have two! The green one is for growing the pirate.

And your Current Music in the last photo is different from what it is in the actual post.
That is because the Current Music at the time was different from that at the time I posted.

There is one other difference, however. I edited the viewable section of the post after posting. You get sparkly bonus points if you can spot the edit.
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From:sophia_helix
Date:February 13th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)

icon purloiner!

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That is a sharp looking shirt.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 13th, 2009 08:27 am (UTC)

I steal from the best!

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Why thank you, madame.
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From:mycenae
Date:February 13th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
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I almost checked that book out from the library today, but then I didn't because I remembered I have a copy of Remains of the Day that I bought and never read, so I should read that first.

Do you always sign your name as an integral, or was that just for us?
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From:kroki_refur
Date:February 13th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
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Do you always sign your name as an integral, or was that just for us?


I second this question!
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From:kroki_refur
Date:February 13th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
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You have Space: Above and Beyond! \o/ I was so stoked when that came out on DVD.

You make me feel kind of guilty about my own lame-ass eating choices.

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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 13th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
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I loved Space: Above and Beyond! Then when I rewatched it on DVD, I discovered it wasn't as great as I remembered, sadly.

My eating choices are pretty lame-ass, dude.
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From:lareinenoire
Date:February 13th, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
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Hee, your DVD rack looks suspiciously like my DVD rack. Although we have more individual films and fewer TV series (what we do have is the Massive Shelf o'Joss Whedon).
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From:latropita
Date:February 13th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
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Aw, shit! I totally meant to do 12/12 and totally forgot it was actually the twelfth yesterday.

Two questions: did you behead Dwight? Secondly, is your Momo doing the robot?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 13th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Dwight is a Target stress ball!

And Momo is doing the Momo dance, clearly.
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From:tamarai
Date:February 13th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
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I like your red water bottle! Very cool post.

I really need to read some Ishiguro, and soon. Damn. My reading habits are not what they used to be. I blame the Internet. But it has given me so many kickass friends that I am hesitant to chastise it too enthusiastically...
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From:sdwolfpup
Date:February 13th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
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OH SNAP.

Haaaaah. Ngl, I laughed.

That food looks good. Mmmm. Food.
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From:sterope
Date:February 13th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
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Hah! I have a Pam phone at work too. My favorite thing is when they use features on that phone on The Office that I'm pretty sure the phone cannot actually do.
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From:squaringkarma
Date:February 13th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
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The difference: for the first picture (of those visible in the last pic, 9th overall), the image you're showing us is s640x480, not s320x480. Though you still sized it down to 320 pixels by 480 pixels. (The original picture linked is 360 pixels by 480 pixels.)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 13th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Sparkly bonus points for you!
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From:jenepel
Date:February 13th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
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I am impressed with your ability to know what number a pic will be while it is being taken. Mostly I just take tons of pics and then pick my 12 favourites.

Also, due to other books being due to the library first, I only just started Never Let Me Go today. So that's kind of a fail from the whole book club standpoint.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 13th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
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I am impressed with your ability to know what number a pic will be while it is being taken. Mostly I just take tons of pics and then pick my 12 favourites.
I am too anal for that. I wouldn't be able to choose afterward. So instead I choose before, consciously taking approximately 12 pictures.
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From:ashfae
Date:February 13th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
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TWIN PEAKS!!

And pictures 7 and 12 are FABULOUS!
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From:punzerel
Date:February 13th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
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The fact that your sister made you a goody bag is adorable. I should do that for my brother to cheer up his lonely grad student days.

Also, I am jealous of you for a) having whiteboards at work b) getting to wake up at 7:40.

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