Daily Archives: July 9, 2002

A Birthday in the Life

Just an experiment I ran on my birthday. I wanted to write down everything that happened to me on that day. Admittedly, it didn’t go as I expected, because others had different ideas in mind for that particular day. I had planned on writing everything that happened to me. Around 6pm, this particular experiment deteriorated. My brother called at around 8pmish but other than that omission–this list is as accurate as I can get it, writing things down soon after they happened.

June 26, 2002
9:56 am
Woke up. (earlier.)
Just generally feel apathetic.
But I want to write it down.

10:17 am
Mom called.
“You’ve accomplished a lot in twenty-seven years.”
Dad called earlier.
kalamela wished me “Feliz Navidad.”

10:23 am
Almost used personal credit card instead of corp. card to purchase equipment.
Thinking About: writing everything
Feeling: ambivalent
Listening to: Air Conditioner
Chatting with: Julie, jungfroid, nisa, explodingcat

10:36 am
Walking to the ATM.
Called jungfroid. Chatted.

10:42 am
Helped young mother with double wide stroller through doors of Crate & Barrel.

10:45 am
Burned right middle finger on EXTREMELY HOT ATM keys. Walked through no less than three spiderwebs.

10:51 am
Helpful cashier points out buy 1 get 1 free offer for AAA batteries. I find the planters trail mix I want. Am still pulling off spiderwebs.

11:15 am
Back in the office. Decided that I do not want to go outside for the rest of the day. Ordered a bbq chicken sandwich from the Cheesecake Factory.
Thinking About: All the cups of oatmeal I have to throw out at my desk
Feeling: kinda icky
Listening to: air conditioner on full blast

11:19 am
Received birthday greets from shakailin & ebugaloo.

11:26 am
Problems at the other office I administer. Time to borrow the car.

12:25 pm
Finished w/work here. Easy stuff.

12:37 pm
Thinking About: Treating myself to a dulce de leche shake for my birthday.
Feeling: Pretty good, actually.
Listening to: Still the Air Conditioner on High.

12:48 pm
Thinking About: lunch!
Chatting with: terrapingardens, julie, kalamela, tony, dan

1:38 pm
Lunch w/officemates.
Tried lemon mousse cheesecake–fantastic. Light, airy.
Found out officemate was in Minority Report in the GAP sequence.

2:41 pm
Thinking About: FAYD
Chatting with: terrapingardens, nisa, kuyaney, julie

2:57 pm
Whole lotta nothing going on. Mainly drinking water and turning down offers for dinner.

3:33 pm
Have to remember to put the stylus back. . .
Bit of monkeying around w/the cybercafe over here. Also got that shake I was thinking about.

5:07 pm
gnicklaser called to wish me a happy birthday.

5:41 pm
Caught a ride home with one of my coworkers. Now I’m sitting in a starbucks waiting for Julie so we can go shopping.
Thinking About: how it might rain
Feeling: again, ambivalent, but looking forward to dinner.
Listening to: StarBucks crap.

5:55 pm
Noticed younq lady forgot her wallet @ the Starbucks. Turned it in to the Baristas.

6:03 pm
Julie arrives fifteen minute early. We have tazo berry & cream. We talk about Dan.

11:30 pm
Had surprise birthday party.