2003-07-10 - 2:31 p.m.
More 'day' options:
8. Active Employee. "When do you need it live?" "I'm begging you. DA-ta, not dah-ta." "But the Regents are coming in August; I can't be recruiting a new Vice Chancellor!"
9. Sports Freak-a-Thon. Mostly shown in months of NBA and MLB playoffs. Go Kings! Hello, drunk guy, but Kevin Costner's character was right, we should outlaw astroturf and the designated hitter.
10. Overwhelmed by Amazing Guy. Unmitigated grinning and gibberish among teasing friends. Yeah...ga...um...yeah...he...wow.
11. Knitterific. Marked by muttering under breath, "rip twelve, p2, yo, bamboo needles rock, seed to end of row, did I remember garter selvedge three rows back?"
2003-07-10 - 9:58 a.m.
Except for the body stuff (eh, whatever), yes, please.
Today's Game: What Kind of Day is Kaetchen Having?
1. Productive. If at home, hallmarks are a clean carpet, well-fed cat and sparkling fish tanks. Work day includes actually meeting a deadline, cleaning out Boss #1's council notes from 1999 and 117 purged emails.
2. Work-Style Supportive. Watch for scurries out to the 5th floor office balcony clutching cell phone, uttering phrases like, "damn, Cec, what happened now?". The observant will note deep sighs from Kaetchen's cubicle and a pinched look between the eyes.
3. Peopled Out. Usually takes place at home. Signals include call screening, knitter's ass and clothing covered with happy-cat hair. Should you actually make contact during Peopled Out, be warned that your greeting will not be friendly.
4. Crying Jag. Also known as Bell Jar. Cross reference under: Sexton, Anne, reading too much poetry written by. Neighbors know to listen for Aimee Mann lyrics belted out during long hot baths. Sometimes termed "personal pity party" by subject's mother.
5. Full-on Happy. Singing common both in shower and work corridors. Friends get a kiss on the cheek. Bills are paid on time. The elliptical trainer needs an extra dose of WD-40 because it's used so frequently.
6. Trying to Stay Calm When You Desperately Want to Control Something Out of Your Hands. Subject can be found walking the painted labyrinth at 38th and L Streets. If office conference rooms are free, downward-facing dog is common. If left too long, attacks of acute anxiety during dinner with married and be-babied (?) friends may occur.
7. Coming to Terms, aka Get Over It. Vocabulary includes: calm, focus, deal, compromise, accept. Catch phrase is "just because it works for them..."
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