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07 December 2005 @ 10:57 am
I had the meaning of life on my keyring, but I lost it.  
When it comes to focus, I've been running close to empty so far this week. I keep thinking that there's a specific something missing, and if I could just identify it--buy felt-tip pens? eat a cream cake? find the one mp3 that expresses my personal identity?--I'd be like, Oh thank god, now I can concentrate and get back to work.

Right now, felt-tip pens are in the lead as a possible solution to this existential crisis.
 
 
 
viverra_libroviverra_libro on December 7th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
I always think that the solution to existential crises (crisises?) is to reorganize my closet. In the rare occasions where that doesn't work, it's usually something with my window treatments that needs to be fixed. But pens? huh. I'll have to put that on my list. . . ;)
Anna S.: dino-teetheliade on December 7th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
Here's my pen dilemma--my pen *story*. I know you're on the edge of your seat! I wanted some classic Flair felt-tips, red and blue, for doing miscellaneous editing on printed copies of documents. This is something I'd only be doing once in a while so I don't need more than a few at a time. But Flair has stopped selling red and blue pens individually or in small packs. You can get 5-pen sets of weird mixed colors, and 2-pen packs in black, but otherwise you have to buy bulk boxes costing $10 or more that are sold only in office supply stores, not drugstores.

So to get red and blue pens, I'd have to spend, like, $25 or so and I'd be left with too many.

With this in mind I figured I'd just have our office admin order some from the supply catalog, because if I bought them myself I'd have to expense it, and that seemed complicated and silly. So I told her what I wanted, very specifically (Flair!), and what arrived were some off-brand pens that squeeze out only a pale, stingy amount of ink.

And I wrote all of this INCREDIBLY EXCITING story for you while on hold trying to pay bills by phone.

*g*
Anna S.: dh-peaceeliade on December 8th, 2005 12:10 am (UTC)
Oh man--after telling you all this, I *finally* found pens today. There is a tiny ray of light in the universe!
Cassandra: cookie!geekturnedvamp on December 7th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
I always have that moment and then I realize the specific thing missing is that I forgot to take my Dexedrine, but maybe that's just because I haven't found the right office supply yet.

Also, I'm dying to know where all the amazing dinosaur icons come from...? Maybe a dinosaur icon is my missing thing that would let me finish going over this contract!
Anna S.: dino-boneseliade on December 7th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
Dinosaurs! They are here:

http://www.qwantz.com/

I am going so crazy with them--I'm completely addicted. I think I've already spent three hours this week just reading strips and making icons. And then talking about it in LJ. *g*

I always have that moment and then I realize the specific thing missing is that I forgot to take my Dexedrine, but maybe that's just because I haven't found the right office supply yet.

*nods* Though--Dexedrine *and* office supplies is probably the best of both worlds.
Cassandra: cookie!geekturnedvamp on December 7th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, those are dinosaur CRACK. I think I may need to quit my job and go read webcomics now.

Though--Dexedrine *and* office supplies is probably the best of both worlds.

It really is.
sanguesangueuk on December 7th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
thanks for the link!
in search of a clever byline10zlaine on December 7th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
heh dinosaurcomics

how cool
Sara: moment of zenpanisdead on December 7th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
Well, this is the mp3 that I think expresses your personal identity--maybe that'll help.

Really old rationale here. Someday soon I'm gonna upload all of these; it'll be fun.
Anna S.: dh-peaceeliade on December 7th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
Oh my god! That is awesome--I think I'd missed that old post of yours, and your description of me cracks me up. *g* Thank you! I am dl'ing it now.
Sarapanisdead on December 8th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
Hee! Well, the post is...gosh, over two years old. Man, I can't believe I've had an lj that long.

On rereading, I find that I stand by almost all of my song choices, but some of the rationales make me wonder what the heck I was thinking...
Anna S.: harry-pottereliade on December 8th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
Oh man. I didn't even notice the year. Whoa. *g*