February 18th, 2008


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One nice thing about getting to work as early as I normally do, is that I can sleep in a little and not really have to rush to still make it in "on time". Like mornings when the alarm goes off at 5 and I'm just not feeling it, so I lay there another half an hour. Or other mornings when I am miraculously able to get in a groove for sitting (woefully rare) and want to take advantage of the moment for 15 or 30 minutes.

Or like this morning, when I woke up on my own to notice the room was significantly brighter than it normally would be, and I go to check the iPhone (which is now my morning alarm clock) only to discover it had a kernel panic at some point during the night and was crashed. A simple two-button reset got it back up and running, whereupon I discovered that it was 6:30 and I had slept in by an hour and a half.

But, as mentioned above, my mornings are normally so long that even this 90 minute delay wasn't cause for much fuss and I was still able to cook some rice and boil some eggs (to add to the other food I was bringing in for lunch) and generally get ready at a reasonable pace. I did have to drive in, which is rare, but I had planned on doing so for other reasons anyhow so it wasn't an imposition. I got to work by 7:45, significantly later than normal (I'm usually wandering in around 6:30-6:45ish) but still before my official start time of 8:00.

So yeah, some bad (fscking iPhone crashed hard making me get up late), combined with some good (was still able to make tasty food and get to work on time) made for just another morning in my life.

unexpected consequences // life

While it is nice and tasty that I have made food to bring in for lunch, even if it is perhaps slightly more expensive, there seem to be a few details I hadn't thought about.

Like the smell in my office now. I didn't get around to washing out my bowl right away after I finished eating lunch, and lunch included (among other things) sautéed bell peppers and onions and garlic. Very tasty, yummy indeed, but a very distinctive smell now pervades my working environment.

Thankfully, I don't smell it in the hallway, so I suspect it is not in the neighboring offices either. I'm leaving my door cracked so it dissipates.