Thursday, May 6, 2010

Genius at Work

My made up job with Kramerica Industries* has me doing a lot of different things, which I love, but there are some days when I have to spend several hours at my desk on my computer, typing and typing and typing. And my other job as a Woman of Elegant Leisure has me at my craft desk hunched over teeny scraps of felt for hours on end. So there are often times when I just can't handle sitting that long and I'll get up and do a few lunges or I'll put on some music and have an impromptu solo dance party**. Well, today I was really feeling it but I had to get a lot of stuff done so I got resourceful:



I moved my computer to my wee small kitchen so I could stand at the counter and type. It did the trick and I even seemed to work faster. To reward myself for being such a genius I had a bowl of Chocolate Marshmallow Mateys. Yeah, that's right. CHOCOLATE. MARSHMALLOW. MATEYS! Only the greatest breakfast cereal EVER.

*For the curious: I work part time for a business marketing/consulting firm - because I have so much experience in that field - and I do odds and ends for them.

**A cute but entirely unrelated story: I was watching my friend's kids the other day and I was listing off suggestions to the older one of things we could do, "We could play with Legos," "Um, no." "We could read a book." "Um, no." "We could choreograph an elaborate dance routine to perform for your mom when she gets home." He looked at me suspiciously, and also, like I was crazy, "I don't even know what that means." We ended up taking a walk and then drawing pictures of animals and ice cream trucks.

6 comments:

Maija said...

Apparently today is my day of sending you links. This post reminded me of this: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/technology/personaltech/22basics.html?src=me&ref=homepage

FabuLeslie said...

That cute unrelated story reminds me of one on trophymama.blogspot.com, but I can't find it. Anyway, yours made me smile too.

P.S. I love that you make Seinfeld references. I don't see that enough anymore!

Rach said...

My comment is floating in cyberspace. So here we go again. First of all, I love that your Kitchenaid is looming over your computer, like it's about to scramble your program any second. Also, amen to Chocolate Marshmallow Maties. We go through an entire bag in one day at our house. And now I'm off to the store to buy more...

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Angela Noelle of Striking Keys said...

Your second footnote is "my favesies".

x

Empress of Venus said...

I have to say, the fact that I don't own anything felt and creative and Knecht troubles me. And now I think we've finally trodden upon the perfect subject matter. *whispers something about foggy alien cows*