long meetings, dry eyes

Ever have one of those days where you are forced into a boardroom for hours and hours on end, sweltering under the flourescent lights as voices drone on and eyelids weighted in dark swell up. Ever have one of those days where the sun stopped shining just as you were about to leave the spastic elastic screams of your ever shrinking cubicle over-run with papers you can't bear to look at.

Yeah, I'm having one of those days. I spent far to much time last night working on a video editing project for the upcoming conference though I did manage to "Hurrah" experience my first bellini on a patio this season and I will be posting pictures under photostories sometime in the very near future. Ah, sweet relief of sunshine. The snow appears to be finally gone. I am not missing it!

I am, however, feeling more than a bit angst ridden and wondering what on earth I am doing and maybe graduate school is a good idea if only to stave off more time from my indentured servitude. Well, that and the joy of learning and working on ideas that create passion and not the fatigue of flavourless gum chewed far too long.

I was flipping through my various reads and came across this little meme from Reuben. I have seen it before but today seems like a good day to give it a go. 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. So, the nearest book is actually the book I've been packing around obsessively reading when I have a spare moment (which hasn't happened today, the no pee break meeting). From Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins:

"Do Not."

Hmmmm, its not the most exciting sentence really but I think it has impact, punch .... it could be my mantra today - Do Not. Do Not. Do not do what, what not to do or perhaps it means I should eat donuts for dinner or not. I'm probably making too much out of it but the same paragraph does happen to mention necromancer and I just realized the few people who would get that are as nerdy as myself. Oh well. Whatever.

I have managed to waste a sufficient amount of time and now I can leave the rat maze of cubicle surrounding boardrooms for brighter pastures of evening's adventures.