Thursday, March 26, 2009

You know it's a bad day when…

Lunch is courtesy of the vending machine. (Julia taught me well.) I had popcorn in mind but there wasn't any. I thought I had a nice balance: diet but with caffeine, salty, and sweet. Vinegar-and-salt chips almost beat out the Cheez-Its, but I'm a Tom's girl, and we didn't have the right brand. I was being ambitious with the Zingers. I could only eat one. Oof. (Yes, could someone please come clean that nasty keyboard? Seriously, the conditions in which I work…)



Really, all I wanted to do was stare out the window. It's distracting. And more interesting. Besides, I look directly out on to The Magazine's garden, and there were people out there working today. I kept zoning out and watching them. (Notice my Etsy.com art in the upper right corner. It's yellow. That's my Mary Tyler Moore painting and it totally says, "You're gonna make it after all." And I read, er, sing it to myself every. single. day.)



Thank goodness for Amy and this trip! I cannot WAIT to get out of here this weekend, and I hear the hotel is awesome! One of my friends is actually going home (to Nashville) Friday night, so while Amy is off working her butt in those jeans, I think I'll hang with ME. And that's all the planning I intend to do for the next three days.

Wa. Hoo.

11 comments:

The Bakers said...

Ah, the vending machine. I keep telling Ryan I need one here at home, as this is my workplace and all, but no luck so far. Hey, is that my cube???

Leah said...

As I was reading that first sentence, I thought, "Just like Julia." I sat across from Julia when she first started working there and I was seriously concerned because she ate a pack of mini powdered doughnuts and a coke every day.

stephinbham said...

That Ryan. He shouldn't be so unreasonable.

Nope, I'm in Cindy's old one, right across from where I used to sit. Without the big concrete post. I find it hard to work sometimes. All the time, actually.

Ha ha. Leah, remember when she bought those purple…um…what were those?

Catherine and Brooke said...

Steph, you MUST tell me where on esty you bought that MTM art. MTM is my favorite! I actually dressed up as her one year for Halloween with a WJM-TV news badge and all! :) Let me know where you purchased that adorable thing.

stephinbham said...

Cat—you're so funny. Here's the link. I think the shop name is Elloh.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22868277

Leah said...

Snowballs?!

stephinbham said...

YES! Those nasty neon-colored Snowballs!

The Bakers said...

Hey, you two, I CAN HEAR YOU. (I bet you feel kind of guilty talking trash now that a photo of my precious children is staring at you.)

stephinbham said...

I feel like L. is reprimanding me.

Bowlby said...

The other day I was visiting the vending machine with Marilyn. We were talking about something nasty in there, and I said, "If Julia were still here she'd eat that."

You really do have a reputation.

stephinbham said...

It's pretty much all we have to cling to, Julia.