Mundane participation for the tragically bored.

Reply Thu 29 Dec, 2005 03:27 pm
I'm loving the vignettes. Thanks for the gentle prodding, msolga. These are wonderful.

wearing: silly, fluffy red long-sleeved top that looks like I'm wearing a seventies carpet. dark blue Levis, cool slip-on Eastland shoes, brown.

hearing: Paul Newman singing Plastic Jesus-- over my daughter singing to Jack, the dog. (Turning down volume)

eating: just had toasted wheat cereal with honey and Lactaid.

drinking: nothing, but I'm going to get some water.

doing: thinking about putting on my jammy pants. It's cold. Checked on my blog elsewhere.

looking forward to: getting my husband's disability hearing behind me.

feeling: can't come up with a good answer. numb?

wanting: the future to arrive
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Reply Thu 29 Dec, 2005 03:33 pm
Re: Mundane participation for the tragically bored.
wearing: loden cords and shirt, black boots, tired expression
hearing: street sounds from 14 floors below
eating: nothing - staring at an m & m
drinking: the last of a cup of chai
doing: hoping there is no new business being called in right now
looking forward to: 12 minutes from now
feeling: less tired than yesterday
wanting: to go home and see the big and little dogs
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 11:02 am
( msolga, I did do another one. It is on the first page. ;-) )

wearing: Tan tshirt, dirty blue jean shorts .

hearing: Sick baby coughs and The Incredibles.

eating: Chicken strip with ketchup

drinking: Water

doing: Laundry

looking forward to: The day that Jillians cold is over, and so is mine

feeling: Sick, tired, bored,

wanting: Super extra strength, knock me on my ass Tylenol.......
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 12:56 pm
looking forward to:

Wearing-a short flimsy basque with lacy edgings.
Hearing-Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto.
Eating-A dark chocolate liquer.
Drinking-Buck's Fizz.
Looking forward to-The denoument.
Feeling-Warm and sensitive all over.

(This is not my idea.I inadvertently mentioned this thread.)
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 01:08 pm
wearing-yellow waterproofs over two shirts,a pair of courdroy trousers,long johns,thick wool socks and heavy boots.
hearing-the wind howling.
eating-crow pie.
drinking-flat beer.
doing-getting a JCB out of a ditch in a country lane.
looking forward to-getting back to the last post.
feeling-pretty fed up.
wanting-this flipping flipper to flipping well flip off out of this flipping ditch.
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 01:27 pm
Re: Mundane participation for the tragically bored.
wearing: Black long-sleeved t-shirt, long herringbone cord brown skirt, caramel (with dark-brown heels) high boots.
hearing: If I'm looking at the computer, nothing, if I'm looking at the TV show sozlet's watching, various TV noises (which my brain creates)
eating: Nothing, about to make sandwiches
drinking: Nothing, probably ice water with sandwiches or maybe Dynamo
doing: A2K, various email correspondence
looking forward to: Being less financially precarious
feeling: Nervous about whether I am going to get a job I applied for that I REALLY want
wanting:[/quote] That job. And a digital camera.
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 01:50 pm
Re: Mundane participation for the tragically bored.
wearing: black long-sleeved t-shirt with co-ordinating lace-edge t-shirt underneath - both with weird diagonal v-neckline, a-line denim skirt, black cord peplum-ed jacket, navy tights, black minnie mouse pumps
hearing: people getting giddy as they get ready to leave the office for the year
eating: nothing
drinking: nothing, looking in my cup, wondering if I should have another chai
doing: trying to figure out what underwriting 'bucket' a tractor belongs in - nagging someone by info - waiting for a full and final release to arrive from the Maritimes
looking forward to: going home early
feeling: annoyed about not getting the tractor info I need to get in the next 35 minutes
wanting: the phone to ring with the info
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 03:44 pm
wearing: Grey trousers, blue flannel shirt, tan suede shoes, eyeglasses which seem to be failing.
hearing: Stanley Brothers music
eating: unsalted cashews
doing:I'm on the computer
looking forward to:tomorrow and any other time I run into Pringles.
feeling:Oddly tired
wanting:Too much bad food...onion rings, fries, burgers, bacon and ice cream...And maybe direction towards which book I should read next...too many choices.
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 04:54 pm
Re: Mundane participation for the tragically bored.
wearing: black long-sleeved t-shirt with co-ordinating lace-edge t-shirt underneath - both with weird diagonal v-neckline, a-line denim skirt, black cord peplum-ed jacket, navy tights, black shearling lined boots
hearing: Setanta rustling up grub in the kitchen
eating: Pepperidge Farm Mini Chocolate Chunk Milk Chocolate Macadamia nut cookies
drinking: Earl Grey Tea
doing: playing/reading at taunton/westcoastbuzz/a2k
looking forward to: grub from the kitchen - smells yummmm
feeling: pretty damn relaxed
wanting: grub from the kitchen [/quote]
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 10:38 pm
wearing: my fluffy, splendid red, soft long sleeved bed sweater, my threadbare circa 1995 baby blue cotton jammy pants with tiny pink rosebuds, my daughter's fluffy lavender fur paw bedroom fuzzies, my fabulous wheat robe. (I love my jammy clothes.)
hearing: daughter, fiance, and their friend, laughing, playing Life, daughter says, "I don't feel sorry for you. You should have gone to college." Also, Insane Clown Posse "I Stab People." (disturbing yet funny)
eating: toasted wheat cereal, with honey and Lactaid. Again.
drinking: nothing
doing: checking calendar, emails, browsing college websites, writing a bit on my applications.
looking forward to: getting over this sinus crap.
feeling: like my head is a bowling ball.
wanting: a good night's sleep
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 11:40 pm
Wearing: Not much. Hotsy-totsy today!

hearing: The first playing of a Martha Wainwright CD I bought yesterday for $8:95 from the bargain bin. So far I like it!

eating: not eating right now.

drinking: a nice, cool glass of sav. blanc. Very Happy

doing: melting. Getting into the spirit of it!

looking forward to: a bit of a cool change.

feeling: Rather contented, really.

wanting: Proper directions for the new washing machine that was delivered this morning. (Or perhaps the problem is moi?)
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2006 03:34 pm
wearing: Not a lot
hearing: Bob Dylan
eating: Cheese and onion sandwich
drinking: Tea
doing: Some silly game on A2K
looking forward to: Christmas
feeling: Home sick, I'm at home and sick of it.
wanting: Not lot

looking forward to:
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2006 03:43 pm
wearing: loden tweed cords, green tweed low boots, green/pink/blue striped shirt - will put the loden tween jacket back on soon
hearing: Carmela hissing at the next desk. Something displeases her in the report she's reading.
eating: nothing
drinking: mug o' chai
doing: paying bills, listening to Carmela hissing ... signing a baby shower card
looking forward to: lamb you can eat with a spoon
feeling: a lil tired
wanting: less dry air
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2006 12:40 pm
wearing: scarlet skirt, white poncho, brown boots
hearing: Mozart
eating: about to get some soup
drinking: about to get a glass of wine
doing: internet banking, and finalising my rental of Spanish cottage
looking forward to: seeing the newest member of our family, born on Christmas Day
feeling: upbeat
wanting: nothing
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2006 12:53 pm
(Congrats, Clary! Nice get-up, too.)

wearing: Jeans, black sneaks, black polarfleece jacket
hearing: (can I just permanently skip this one? ;-))
eating: nothing, prolly rustle up some grub soon.
drinking: nothing, prolly water with whatever I eat
doing: A2K and email and RELAXING on kid's first day back at preschool in a month
looking forward to: Preschool on a regular basis (if she doesn't get sick again -- knock on wood)
feeling: anxious about whether I'm gonna hear from the people at that job I applied for
wanting: that job, dammit!!! <deep breath -- it's the waiting that kills me...>
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2006 12:59 pm
(Thanks, soz! Keep warm!)
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2006 01:19 pm
wearing: found my favorite knit anne klein pants from the days when I could afford such luxuries.. >sigh<

hearing: Mr Rogers playing drums and cymbals while Bean sits and drinks her bottle in my lap

eating: nothing. Throat too sore.

drinking: have been drinking tomato soup, yogurt ( watered down) and gatorade.

doing: staring mindlessly at the computer for almost 2 hours today.....

looking forward to: Feeling better

feeling:sick, sick sick, with a bad headache and other unpleasent things brewing in my belly..

wanting: cough syrup and salt. In one mouthful.
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2006 04:26 pm
wearing: little black top and long tweedy skirt
hearing: 10 o'clock news
eating: just had fresh fruit salad
drinking: nothing - had cold cup of coffee last
doing: word quizzes to stave off need for company
looking forward to: starting university in Sept(am 58!)
feeling: wistful
wanting: to amuse someone
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2006 05:34 pm
soz-- educate me a bit-- what can you put that corresponds to where we put "hearing"?

I don't want you to just delete one--add something in it's place that tells us a bit more about what you're experiencing in your snapshot moment.

Anyway-- if you think of something--great. Or, if this is a dumb idea--just overlook it.
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2006 05:43 pm
I can do the "aural hallucination" thing -- my brain is never really quiet, it just doesn't have that much relation to what is going on (hey, get that straitjacket away from me!) The exception is if I'm looking at something specifically to decode it -- that doesn't usually happen when I'm at the computer. (Except for those accursed Jeeves ads where he's snapping -- that makes a loud aural hallucination and I have to drape something over the computer to shut it up if I need to be on that page for a while for some reason, especially when composing a response.)

At the time I remember that I had a song I'd made up going through my head... Some 14 years ago, E.G. and I purchased a new futon together and that was a really big deal. We've held on to it all this time -- we planned to throw it out after we arrived but sozlet liked how wide it was (full) and how low to the ground and claimed it. She just recently decided it was too lumpy for her and then finally agreed to use her twin bed full-time. So we finally put out the disgusting lumpy barfed-upon futon today, and when it was picked up I wrote the following to E.G.:

ding dong the futon's gone
(which futon? the gross futon!)
ding dong the gross futon is gone!

er, that was long.
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