6:00 - alarm
6:09 - alarm
6:18, 6:27, 6:36, 6:45 - alarm
6:54 - alarm
6:56 - Schmutzie gets up. Seriously late.
7:03 - alarm
7:12 - alarm. Get up.
7:13 - make coffee. Schmutzie in bathroom, talking to cat or self.
7:14 - boil water for eggs
7:18 - eggs placed into hot water without breaking (egg) or burning (hand). First success of the day.
7:32 - Schmutzie says Are eggs done? Get up with alacrity, serve eggs.
7:35 - read salon.com.
7:53 - Schmutzie leaves for work. Still in bathrobe. Running late. Read salon.com.
8:00 - read salon.com
8:10 - read slate.com. Mildly disagree with article's point of view.
8:18 - definitely going to be late. Put on clothes.
8:19 - no fucking clean and ironed shirt?
8:22 - fast frantic ironing of long deep wrinkles into shirt
8:28 - fast frantic ironing out of iron wrinkles
8:30 - pour remaining coffee into thermos
8:30 - where's the fucking thermos?
8:32 - coffee poured. Premonition of thermos failure
8:35 - brush teeth, shave excess facial hair. Run to check clock.
8:39 - Call cab.
8:40 - where's the fucking thermos?
8:41 - find thermos. Stuff book, thermos, wallet into bag and go outside to wait for cab.
8:48 - Didn't the dispatcher say 'right away, sir'? Mental note made to hate dispatcher.
8:49 - cab arrives. Topics discussed include: weather, brevity of autumn, new hotel, old abandoned department store, upcoming musical events. Tabled for discussion: sporting events.
8:53 - Too busy to see the turtles.
8:50 - show up for work. Late. No one notices.
8:54 - look in inbox. Nothing in inbox.
8:55 - check email. Nothing in email.
9:00 - read salon.com
9:02 - remember thermos in bag, remember premonition of thermos failure. Take thermos from bag, unscrew lid.
9:03 - thermos failure. Move all papers off desk, run for paper towel.
9:15 - phone contact to follow up on outstanding report. Contact has quit job. No report forthcoming for forseeable future.
9:30 - decline coffee break invitation from Suzanne
9:40 - get a phone call. Wrong number.
10:00 - decline coffee break invitation from Heather
10:10 - phone Schmutzie with news that Movable Type software is now free
10:45 - go get muffin
10:50 - carrot cake muffin unavailable, choose blueberry
10:52 - visit the turtles. New turtle spied! Second sucess of the day. Makes up for thermos failure.
11:10 - eat muffin back at desk. Almost inedibly sweet. Resolve to eat only half because muffin is so disgusting.
11:12 - entire muffin eaten.
11:20 - realize that, despite resolve, entire muffin eaten.
11:25 - do work
11:30 - about to go to lunch. Receive ridiculous email from department that should know better.
11:35 - track down everyone addressed by ridiculous email. Formulate strategy.
11:40 - calculate value of net pay versus annoyance involved in implementing strategy and following up.
11:45 - resolve to ignore ridiculous email.
11:47 - read salon.com
12:00 - go for lunch