Archive for July, 2010

prompt #23

Friday, July 30, 2010
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

the first thing i do is hit the snooze button. 😛

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prompt #22

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Describe your day for someone from another planet.

a typical week day usually starts with a steady beeping that soon gets quieted, but will go off again in another 9 minutes. this is so i wake up on time, otherwise i’ll just sleep the day away. i get up and empty my body of waste products, then brush the scum that grew on my teeth overnight off. then i go to wake up the offspring. i go back and figure out how i’m going to adorn myself. hopefully, though, i did this the night before so that it doesn’t take me all morning. i adorn myself and brush out my hair, and then usually have to go check that the offspring really did wake up and is getting ready. if not, panicked yelling does the trick. i then go into the room we use to cook, and i pick out from the box where we store our energy two energy bars–one for the morning, and one for the midday. i say good morning to the animals and make sure they have enough energy themselves, while simultaneously calling out to offspring to make sure he is still getting ready. then i wait at the entranceway until he emerges, and we load up into the vehicle. i maneuver the vehicle to an area where the offspring’s vehicle awaits to take him to his place of learning. after that vehicle leaves, i maneuver mine to my place of work, which is another place of learning, not unlike the one my offspring attends, just with less money and resources, and things such as machines that cool the temperature of some of the stuffiest boxes in the hottest areas of the island. offspring is very lucky, because the ones i work with suffer in the heat.

after parking the vehicle, i walk into the main building and initial next to my name to show that hey, i made it to another wonderful day at the job. i check my box to see if i have any messages or correspondence, and then i walk to my box where i work. i go around and illuminate the room, open the ventilation slits, and check the various machinery for electronic correspondence. i heat up one energy bar and consume it before i get ready for the day, which may include duplicating, drawing, labeling, printing, or other various activities. when i start to hear the chatter outside the box, i open it up and allow the clients to file in and get settled. some want to get started right away, and others want to sit around and chat for a while. then a sound rings through the air, followed by a stampede coming down the hallway as the clients try to make it to their correct box on time. the rest of the day consists of doling out information, either visually, auditorially, or kinesthetically. most of the information gets repeated over and over and over and over. you pray the data goes in and stays in there for a while and gets processed instead of streaming back out. i have a short period halfway through where i get to consume my other bar of energy and eliminate any waste, but that’s it, just that one time for the whole day. then the sound rings again to tell us to release the clients back to their parental units. sometimes those parental units complain a lot about things during this time. i also am usually dashing to the smaller room down the hall to relieve the waste that has been building up all afternoon, so i rarely consume any liquids for fear of not being able to hold it the whole time. then the rest of the day consists of more preparation for the next day–more duplicating, drawing, labeling, and printing, as well as articulating with coworkers about how to go about a certain lesson, and sometimes even a planning meeting with parental units on what to do to help a client the best. then it’s back into the vehicle to return to the area where offspring’s vehicle will return. after offspring gets into the vehicle, we go back home where i usually heat up more energy for the two of us, while he finishes his work from his place of learning as well as do his chores. then we consume said energy and usually read (we used to watch a big box of visual entertainment, but that has broken) or i hang out communicating with myself on the mini machinery. we then settle ourselves into our energy-saving mode where cuts heal and muscle aches are repaired and beautiful imagery plays before our closed orbs.

we repeat this all again when woken up hours later by the steady beeping again. *sigh*

that is just one glorious day in the life of me.

prompt #21

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Write a pitch for a movie that you wish someone would make.

i wish someone would make a realistic love story where it doesn’t end in a happy ending. the guy does not always get the girl, and neither does the girl get the guy she wants. of course, no one would want to watch it probably except realists like me 😀 so it won’t definitely get made.

i actually think there is something out there like this, but i can’t remember the title of it. i just remember the premise because i wondered if that’s what my newly-ex was doing with me. i don’t know how that movie ended, though. a search online turns up nothing, so i don’t know if this was a realistic one or not.

drained

too exhausted and in too much pain.

prompt #20

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Describe yourself using five words.

i don’t like describing myself.

prompt #19

Monday, July 26, 2010
What’s your most important personal goal for the next year of your life?

my goal will be hard, because once i start work tomorrow, i won’t know where to fit it in. but i want to keep up with the workouts and eating healthy. it’s just so difficult though when you’ve only got 10 minutes for lunch because they scheduled a meeting during your lunchtime–so much easier to pop in a hot pocket and eat it on the way to the meeting, than to sit down and have a nice salad with roast chicken. and i don’t know how i’m going to fit the workouts in. by the time i get home, i’m just so exhausted, i won’t have the energy to do my hour-long-plus workout. but i need to stop making excuses and think, if i *really* want this, then i have to do it. it’ll definitely be difficult, though.

i’ll also try not to suck. i think i already failed on that one, though.

sleepy

i don’t know what it is about today but i am just so sleepy. i woke up fine, got ready to go in to work, and as i’m driving there, i get two piercing pains in my head in the span of a minute. of course, i freak out, turn around and come back home–only to feel fine. but then i fall asleep. and i wake up a couple of hours later. the plan was to meet the family at a nearby resort on the way back from work, but since i didn’t go in, i decided just to drive straight there. i get turned away at the gate because they’re full, so i come back home…and sleep again. a couple hours later, i am awakened by a txt from my sister, so i go out to meet them to pick up my son–then come back in and sleep for a couple hours again. i awaken to do my journal updatings, and i fall asleep again. and i keep doing that. why am i so sleepy? i did nothing that would’ve made me too exhausted. we were out for a bit in the hot sun yesterday, but i got to take a nap, which did keep me up later than normal at night. still, i need to break out of this as i have to get back to the workmode routine again in a couple of days. i don’t know whether to spend my last day tomorrow just sleeping all the sleep out of me, or going out to tire myself out so i can sleep early and through the night to be ready for the first day back. i just know that i keep falling asleep while trying to update these things, and that’s just going to keep me up all night tonight! my body just doesn’t know what’s good for it!

blank

hm. i don’t know what to do without a prompt. i just sit here and … yeah.

nada.

but i need something up. so…

bleah. i suck.

prompt #18

Friday, July 23, 2010
What’s your motto?

I don’t have a motto. I’d like to have one but I’ll probably sound cheesy. The one I use a lot with the kids is “Always try your best.” By trying, you learn, but if you don’t try, you won’t learn. But do I take my own advice? Nooooooo…

prompt #17

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Do you like the name you were given? Is there a name that you think would suit you better?

my name is almost always mispronounced. even my last name–i always feel sorry for the cashiers and staff who are forced to say your name, and i have to watch them contort their lips trying to pronounce it. it actually shouldn’t be hard to pronounce, but perhaps only people of a certain age would know how.

i can’t think of any name that would suit me better, however. i’ve gotten used to always having to correct people’s pronunciations, and then giving up when they can’t. it’s frustrating, but what would i change it to? actually, when i used to go out with my friends and guys’d hit on us, i’d pretend my name was “ann.” hee. nice and simple. 🙂

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