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January 22nd, 2007


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11:36 am - Executive coffee and other stuff
I am drinking executive coffee this morning.

There's no difference, actually. We've run out of coffee packets up on the second floor where I work, so I had to go down to the first floor, which is generally where the higher paid, upper-level positions are. Their coffee is exactly the same as ours, and so are the carafes it comes out of, but theirs are cleaner and in better repair (probably fewer people using them, really), and that made the whole experience somehow fancier. I'm drinking executive coffee this morning.

Work is going to be rough for awhile. We're quite understaffed, and one of my coworkers just put in her resignation. Not sure how that's going to affect me yet -- she's one of the couple of people on whom I rely directly to keep me sane. I'll probably be foaming at the mouth here soon, which is nothing unusual, but starting next month I won't have her around to mop it up and keep me presentable.

Meantime, I've just lost one of my responsibilities because my boss can see the need to redistribute the workload. Apparently we're getting a temp next week, but for the moment I get to grit my teeth.

There is happier news, however. Friday's offBeat concert went really well. Saw some people who hadn't shown up to our shows before (hi Sean, Becki, and Cool Tom!), and we packed the place, which is good since the management were upset that we hadn't placed an ad in the Isthmus. We sold a lot of CDs, and I came home very tired and very hoarse, which meant no Rocky Horror. And that's okay, too. It's nice but rare for me to get the occasional good night's sleep on a weekend.

Oh, and this news is more than a week old now, but I have to recommend Children of Men, which I saw with crabmoon, laviorli, and phil_bond. Great film. Difficult to watch. Not one of the feel-good movies of the year, and not one I'll be sitting through again soon, but definitely, definitely worthwhile. Highlights that nobody else would care so much about include Michael Caine's role as an aging stoner-intellectual, and the soundtrack's inclusion of King Crimson's In The Court of the Crimson King, which I fell in love with at the tender age of four and is the first rock song I am aware of liking, and which beautifully accompanies a scene where I would never have thought to put it. Lindsay is still upset at director Alfonso Cuarón, who (between Y tu mamá también and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) seems to have a personal vendetta against her happiness.
Current Mood: workingworking
Current Music: Pippin soundtrack

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From:crabmoon
Date:January 22nd, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
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lololololol, sorry my account is funky and I don't have my lol icons. Class went fine. I'm very tired. Leaving for work in a minute.
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From:seanorange
Date:January 22nd, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
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So what's wrong with Alfonso?

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:January 22nd, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
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His mission as a director seems to make Lindsay unhappy. That and he shares his name with that stupid pickle.

If you were me, that second sentence would make sense.
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From:seanorange
Date:January 23rd, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
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Right, I caught that the firs time. I'm wondering why it would make Lindsay unhappy, other than crazy reasons.

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:January 23rd, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
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Well, they're either exceptionally depressing, or terrible literary adaptations.
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From:sacredspud
Date:January 22nd, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
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I suppose you won't get this comment until much later, but I'm very glad to hear that your class went well. Hope you have a good day at work. I'm going to hang out with Keith and Gemma this evening, and will be home sometime a little after 9.
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From:koriandrkitten
Date:January 23rd, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Lindsay since I'm to lazy to text you and you haven't made a post of your own : GO SEE PAN'S LABYRINTH!

Its really not a bad movie. Yes its slightly depressing and it takes place during WW2 but seriously it was great. There's fairies and a faun and a princess and its very very fantasy. Downsides are the people who made it definately like their gore and its a little bitter sweet. I cried a little at the end.

Anyway my point is if Monica enjoyed it I think you will too. So give it a chance.
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From:crabmoon
Date:January 23rd, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
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OH! Now I feel like I fucked up. I heard from two people that I wouldn't like it and what a waste of money it was. Since I hadn't seen a preview or anything I took their words on it and missed out. Okay, I will give it a matinee go, as soon as I have time...:( :( :( I don't want to be at school!!!!
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From:defaultlisa
Date:January 22nd, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Mmmmmm ... corporate coffee.

We're not allowed to have coffee makers in our work or break areas because it's a fire hazard. Also, it would take business away from the snack shop downstairs, where regular coffee may be had for less than $1 per cup and "premium" coffee may be had in the $1-$2 range, depending on cup size.
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From:defaultlisa
Date:January 22nd, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
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However, I have been avoiding this problem lately by making my own Executive Coffee at home and transporting it in my regal metallic bronze travel mug.
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From:ribsinbacon
Date:January 23rd, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
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Happy Birthday!
Executive coffee and other stuff - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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