Archive for August 7th, 2006

Things I Would Rather Be Doing

  • napping
  • knitting something beautiful, and knitting it well
  • travelling the world
  • drinking an adult beverage on the side of a pool somewhere while wearing a big floppy hat
  • seeing my friends
  • seeing the sun
  • seeing any bit of the outdoors
  • running
  • swimming
  • drinking an adult beverage, location and manner of dress unimportant

Things I Would Rather Not Be Doing

  • wondering about the nature of the string that’s coming out of the paper towel dispenser
  • sitting under flourescent lights
  • listening to other people’s non-work-related phone conversations (for the seventh time today!!!)
  • feeling awkward family guilt
  • seeing a job done incompetently when I know I could do it better, and not being able to do that job because of charming petty power struggles
  • bumping my elbow on the stove every time I try to get into the tea/coffee cupboard at home
  • dealing with people who either give no damn at all, or give way too much damn
  • scratching weird bug bites of unknown provenance on my hands, feet, and lower legs

It’s been a long day, and we all deserve a little Hawaiian love:

Courtesy of my friend Tony of The Navy, who was in Hawaii last year (last year?) for an extra eight days because he missed his submarine (honestly, it has an air of originality…). Apparently you and I paid for it, and I asked him to send me pictures of Hawaiian flowers to make it up to me. And he did. (Ladies, he’s single at the moment!)


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