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well aren’t we feeling crabby today

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Oh Thursday.

I’m so glad you’re over.

Sure, you weren’t that hard. You started with some darn tasty oatmeal – with chunks of sauteed apples stirred in and a not insignificant slop of pumpkin butter on top.

Then, you included such joyous tasks as a walk with the girls, a trip to the grocery store for toilet paper and coffee (so romantic, I know), and then more homework.

You even included a delicious lunch.

Who knew apple cheddar scones and pork soup would be so delicious together?

Well, me, actually. I guessed, anyway, because the soup is delicious with cheddar and pork is delicious with apples. It’s like a gastrosmorgasbordian tasty tastybud adventure when you chomp the two together – I highly recommend it.

Maida knew it was good too. She smooshed herself into a teeny tiny corner next to the desk so that she’d be primed for any possible drips and, I suspect, for the purposes of looking adorable.

This, however, is when the day started to go wrong.

I had to go to Golden for a meeting. A meeting that was to focus on programming – my favorite thing ever. (Cue sarcasm.) I did sneak in a forty minute run in the gym on campus, but that did not offset the lameness of the rest of the afternoon.

See how thrilled I look? That’s how thrilled I was.

The meeting was in one of the two buildings on campus that are purported to be haunted. The other is the one my office is in, but my building is charmingly eerie. This building is just messy and creepy. It used to be something else, a gym maybe?, and has very high ceilings that have been turned into odd attic space. This attic space is mostly, shocker, used for graduate offices. The floor up there is not level – it makes you feel like you’re walking on a ship or something. It’s all very unpleasant.

The two hours spent there arguing about algorithm design and watching my teammate type didn’t improve the ambiance.

Eventually we finished (for the day – three more meetings scheduled before the product is due on Monday whoofreakinghoo) and I got to go home.


I did stop to watch the marching band practice for a few minutes, because Crockett did the marching band thing in college.

I suspect that Crockett made it look cooler than these kids did.


Fine, they weren’t ghosty in real life, but I felt that I needed some symmetry for the scary hallway picture. One scary picture is just wrong, all by itself.

I finished the night at my desk, staring at my homework, as per ewzh. I broke the monotony with a buffalo wrap. I used my LAST flatbread (thank goodness they’re gone – I have used them for everything I can think of and want nothing more to do with them. At least until my next Costco run.), two big handfuls of salad greens, light bleu cheese dressing, Franks Buffalo Sauce, sliced carrots, and a sliced Morningstar Farms Chik’n Patty.

YAY wraps.

P.S. I’m sorry I was cranky.

P.P.S. Did you have a less cranky day than I?

P.P.P.S. When are Morningstar Farms Veggie Corn Dogs going to come back? I miss them terribly.

P.P.P.P.S. Crockett’s mom is in town. I love Crockett’s mom. His dad isn’t feeling well and didn’t make the trip , which sucks, cause I love Crockett’s dad too. Anyway, hopefully Crockett and I will be able to take her out this weekend for some potent potables and tasty tonsumables. Casty consumables. Whatever.