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April 27, 2004

There Must Be Some Misunderstanding

Here we go...

8:31 a.m.
raptorgirl: brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
HWG: *cheerleads*
raptorgirl: what are you on?
HWG: I am high on life

8:56 a.m.
Rappy chooses CD 24-4, Unbelievable Truth's Almost Here. Unbelievable Truth was the lead singer of Radiohead's younger brother's band. He quit because he wanted to go work/live in Russia/Eastern Europe. Now THAT is a good reason to leave a band.

9:00 a.m.
*busy little beavers*

9:51-9:54 a.m.
Zone out while thinking about how dreamy Matthew Settle is. Matthew Settle - my new celebrity crush. I will always have a place in my heart for Orlando Bloom, but he's way too popular now. Crushing on Orly just seems too easy at this point. It's been done. Crushing on Matthew Settle will be more of a challenge simply because he is not well known. I've rented some Band of Brothers DVDs so I can watch him over and over again. Bonus - he's six months older than I am.

10:16 a.m.
Find out that everyone who is giving a presentation at the company's user conference has to have a mug shot ... oh sorry, I mean PHOTO ... taken for the conference program. Um, yeah. Decide that I'll wrap up the morning listening to Pete Yorn's musicforthemorningafter. "Time alone is good..."

10:19 a.m.
Realize that I am freezing cold; make mental note to grab a sweater from home at lunch.

10:20 a.m.
Stuff my face full of Glenny's BBQ Soy Crisps.

10:50 a.m.
Aggressively chair dance to Pete Yorn's "Closet" - "Oh Billy I want you sooooooooooo..." Realize that my new celebrity crush, Matthew Settle, looks a lot like one of my classic celebrity crushes, Billy Campbell. Contemplate the various possibilities if Matthew, Billy and I were ever in the same room.

11:03 a.m.
Emboldened by a thread on Looking Good, Rappy reveals her high school fashion misfit status:

raptorgirl: I wore SUITS. Like fuddy duddy suits. And on many an occasion, shorts with nylons.
HWG: bwahahahahaha!
raptorgirl: My coat was what I see all the newly arrived pakistani immigrants wear.
HWG: oh, um
HWG: shorts with nylons, damn
HWG: did your mom do that?
raptorgirl: nope
HWG: you poor kid

11:25 a.m.
Chart my biorhythmic compatibility with my new celebrity crush, Matthew Settle. Find out that, essentially, we're supposed to have lots and lots of sex, but never actually speak to each other. Hey, fine by me! What else are crushes for?

11:27-11:34 a.m.
Run Ad-Aware software on my computer. Detect 73 naughty little tracking cookies hidden on my hard drive. Delete all. Curse the very existence of pop-up ads. Decide the victory over the bastardly spammers should be commemorated with the consumption of a Diet Coke. Run downstairs to procure same.

12:30 p.m.
Home for lunch!

1:20 p.m.
Stop at Hollywood Video on the way back to work and rent Love Actually and the extras DVD from the Band of Brothers box set. Decide to use current eBay auction's winnings toward purchase of Band of Brothers box set of my very own. Too much in a hurry to get back to work to flirt with tall bald video store clerk, Alden.

1:30 p.m.
Various work-related activities. Zzzzzzzz.

1:58 p.m.
Overg: I love your random update posts
Overg: even when they don't mention me
Overg: although I love them more when they do

2:25 p.m.
HWG: what was I going to do?
Roo: Billy Campbell
HWG: I only wish
Roo: oh! hee! picture, I mean!
Roo: dirty girl!

2:30 p.m.
Remember that what I was going to do was write up an incident report about Industry Profile. Ponder who to send the incident too. Decide it should go to everybody's Plan B. Super!

2:35 p.m.
Teem stops the revolving AIM door and escapes from Mr. Meat's clutches. For now...

2:45 p.m.
Banter with John about upcoming user conference. Answer in the negative when asked if I will be using a PowerPoint presentation. Answer in the affirmative about needing a computer onsite. Regale coworkers with tale of how I plan to fill my 45 minutes of presentation time by talking about myself and asking the attendees how their lunch was, how they like Clearwater Beach, and what they plan on doing during the rest of their stay in Florida. Then I will hand out a piece of paper to each that reads, "Content Management - Ask Me How (Later)"

2:55 p.m.
Have craving for Slurpee.

3:02 p.m.
Teem leaves again.

3:07 p.m.
HWG: I am both thirsty and hungry
Roo: then you must both drink and eat

3:07:15 p.m.
Eats the forbidden apple. Sticks FUJI sticker in planner on today's date to commemorate eating of said apple.

4:10 p.m.
Documentation Team meeting concerning team stuff. Go team! Learn that I will now be attending the user conference for three days (May 18-20) and taking notes whenever I'm not making a presentation. Finally, my mad journalism skillz will be put to use here.

4:25 p.m.
Spend five minutes looking at the Alien Quadrilogy box set. Attempt not to drool. Contemplate using eBay winnings to buy this box set rather than Band of Brothers.

4:56 p.m.
Teem comes back. Now trying to think of things to include on a Local Information page for conference attendees.

5:00 p.m.
Teem leaves again.

5:04 p.m.
Craving for one of the chocolate chip cookies on Jake's desk begins. Gnaw on stick of Orbit gum (wintermint flavor) in attempt to make craving abate.

5:05 p.m.
Consume second stick of Orbit. Notice that pack of Orbit was made in Canadia. Throw empty packet in trash, cursing Canadia.

6:01 p.m.
Packin' it in for the day.

Posted by Highwaygirl on April 27, 2004 12:52 PM to the category Day In the Life

*hangs head in shame*
I am SO embarrassed. Quick, someone tell me I'm Looking Gud.

Posted by: rappy at April 27, 2004 01:04 PM

Don't worry, rappy. Whatever fashion crimes you may have committed in the past, you are definitely Looking Good now!

Posted by: Albacore at April 27, 2004 02:41 PM

You're Looking Good! At least you were when I saw you in December! Somehow, I don't think you've regressed to shorts and nylons since then.

Posted by: Ka Ching at April 27, 2004 02:41 PM

The boss in me is gonna ask a question. When are you actually working?

Posted by: mike at April 28, 2004 05:28 AM

During the hours and hours that I'm not doing the things I post about doing.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at April 28, 2004 05:40 AM

Hahahaha, okay, this has nothing to do with anything, but I was just reading a review on MUA for loose powder, and the girl said:


first off, i want to say that once it is on your skin, it feels silky smooth! like satan, so nice, BUT since i have oily skin, it doesnt do much for the oil.

Apparently, satan not only uses lotion on his thighs, but also powder on his face! :-O

Posted by: Teem at May 2, 2004 09:41 PM
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