March 23rd, 2005

Creek of Consciousness

It’s not a full-sized stream, see?

Training is going…fine. I have been tired, and on two of our three breaks today, I put my head down on my desk for several minutes. Maybe it looked dumb or childish, but it helped me stay awake during the training, so I don’t care. We’re learning lots of stuff, and I hope I actually remember any of it later on.

I bought a replacement watch the other day – the exact same model of the watch I’ve worn for the last year and a half. The band on mine is breaking and due to give out any day now, and I can’t get a replacement band for it because it’s shaped funny. When I bought the replacement, the lady said, “Oh, we’re not going to be seeling this one anymore once the stock is gone. They’ve discontinued the model.” Great. So I’ll need to find a new model of watch to wear in a year and a half. I’m already stressing about it. I’ve still been wearing my watch because the band isn’t completely broken yet. I almost switched last night because the band is nearly done for, but I noticed that the second hand on the replacement wasn’t working. I took it back to Wal-Mart tonight and got a replacement replacement, which I have now officially changed over to.

I was at Olive Garden before going to Wal-Mart, and I think I’ve decided something: wine bottles are cool-looking. Now, I don’t drink alcohol at all, but there is something very, very pretty about unopened wine bottles. The reds and greens are just beautiful, and mixed with the right sorts of plants and vines, they make for neat decorations. Also, have you ever looked at the bottom of a wine bottle? It’s got this deep indentation in the middle. I’m not sure why it’s there, but I like to imagine it’s for people to put their thumbs in while they are pouring the wine. Even if that’s not what it’s for, it is fun to put your thumb in the indentation.

Princeton (the cat) was here all last week. Dala was upset all week. Nutmeg was a little bothered, but no more than usual. Princeton seemed fine, though his owner said Princeton appears to be quite happy to be back home. This picture is actually from Princeton’s visit over Christmas – they never got this cozy this time around:

Three Cats

Finding Neverland was $5 cheaper at Wal-Mart than at Best Buy today, but there were other new movies that were cheaper at Best Buy than at Wal-Mart. I don’t get it even a little bit.

My hot chocolate today was too hot to drink, and that’s the first time that’s happened, like, ever.

Movie count for the year so far: 74.

It’s late already and I need to go to bed. I hope you all are having a good week.

10 Comments on “Creek of Consciousness”

  1. The Obscure says:

    TI would say that your wristwatch angst is another example of your low key OCD. Does it have a built in calculator and phone # database?

  2. Kimberly says:

    Wine bottles are very cool looking. But not as cool looking as perfume bottles.

  3. MadMup says:

    Actually the watch is a "face watch" with a digital watch behind it, as I can't really tell time on a face watch without concentrating really hard. From a distance it looks like a face watch.

    Perfume bottles *might* look cool, but not if they were scattered throughout my apartment. I think what they'd look then is "creepy" or "weird."

  4. hp says:

    Not if you were a serial killer.

    I'm just sayin'.

  5. LCN says:

    SHEESH! Beware Dala the devil cat!

  6. Peter C. Hayward says:

    Why don't you buy some more now before they run out of stock, and just store them until whenever?

  7. bd says:

    Is your cat reading the Best Buy paper? Because that's awesome.

  8. MadMup says:

    LCN – Dala's eyes don't always glow evilly like that, just when pictures are taken of her.

    Peter – I actually have considered doing that, but that's a hefty outlay of moolah.

    bd – that's actually Princeton reading the Best Buy ad. He fit right in at the Mup household.

    And I have since learned that the indentation on the bottom of wine bottles allows for them to be stacked. Who knew?

  9. Angie says:

    Uhh… the person you asked? Google?

  10. MadMup says:

    Smart alecky teens today…

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