Thursday, August 28, 2008

Boredom, Lately Late, and Making a Labor Day Live Up To Its Name

Isn't it ironic how on the days you find yourself reaching out from under your pillow, where your head is buried from the sun, to repeatedly push the snooze button that your not late to work? However, on the days that you force yourself to refrain from pushing that blessed snooze button over and over again that you are late. Why does this happen to me? This morning I didn't wake up until 7 am. I have to be at work by 8:30 and it takes about a half hour drive to get to work. Wouldn't know, I was on time this morning. The day before I woke up, no I dragged myself from blissful slumber :), at 6:30 am and I was late to work. I need to work how to get this getting to work on time thing down to a science.
Did you ever go to your mother when you were young and say, "I'm bored"? Then you found yourself with more than enough chores to last a lifetime. This somehow doesn't fit into the workplace world. All week I've had to search for things to do at work. I tell people "I'm bored. Is there anything I can help you with?” I even asked my boss. No one has things for me to help with and let me tell you being bored at work makes the day trail along like a snail leaving behind slim on the hot ground. Not fun. My day has picked up some today and I'm hoping I have anything, but a slow Friday tomorrow.
I'm in the midst of torturing myself with a book. I never thought I'd mention the two words in the same sentence, but there it is. It goes against the grain for me to not finish books. I've done it maybe twice and I haven't allowed myself to live it down quite yet. The book I'm reading is Fitcher's Brides by Gregory Frost. The end cannot come soon enough. I'm sure I am the only one who has felt this way about the book, at least I think. It just goes on and on. To be quite honest I don't enjoy the main plot subject of a religious movement during the mid 1800s. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The book WILL be finished before the end of the week that is a must.
My parents have informed me that the 3-day weekend holds much in store for the family. Much being chores. I know for sure there is a large fence with my name on it, to be painted. The house will probably need cleaning, as well as my bathroom. I hate bathrooms, at least having to clean them. I am crossing my fingers that this weekend will hold a few hours of relaxing peace.

Quote of the Day

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all.
~Emily Dickinson

Friday, August 22, 2008

Post Office Fascination

It may seem odd to most, but among the many simple things in life (i.e. car washes, furniture stores, and camp fires) that I like, I like the Post Office. Although it could be foreseen that the main reason I like going is because it gives me that short if not brief get away from the office that I can often need everyday. However, the Post Office is more than that. The people that work there are friendly and know me by name. I've always loved mail; I mean who doesn't enjoy running out the mailbox and running back screaming because you just received that beloved and precious piece of mail that your heart hopes for everyday. Ok so maybe I don't get out much. If I could get another job, I think I would apply at the Post Office. Let's get this straight though. I don't want to be a mail woman. They always seem grumpy and I'm not generally a grumpy person at least not to people outside of my family. I want to work at the Post Office, but for now I'm content to work where I am.
Last night I finished the book, Generation Dead by Daniel Waters. Reading the last chapter I cried...I balled my eyes out. I'm an emotional human. My family thank goodness, were not present for this spectacle. During the past few days that I've been reading this, they have been making fun of me. The book is about zombies and the cover is what my family and I deem as a fu fu book. Fu Fu books are literally fluff not really worth reading and certainly not worth the paper it is written on. However, I decided to read it because the inside cover was very intriguing to me. It was very good and not a fu fu book at all. The ending was rip your heart out good. Read it and tell me what you think. (Note: The cover aside from the girl being a zombie has nothing to do with the book, no cheerleaders present :) within the novel)


Quote of the Day:
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
-William Butler Yeats
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