May 20th, 2004


The Dragon's Fly

There was a dragonfly on the windowsill, looking forlorn as it tried to fly through the glass over and over again. There was an almost-palpable sense to frustration eminating from the creature, overridden only by despair. "Let me out," it said, "all I want is to be free." But there was no escape, and no one to help it. And so it continued, all afternoon, vainly trying to break the impenetrable barrier in front of it. Businessman after businesswoman walked past, and not one offered to help. Most were on their phones, or occupied with the lists of things they had yet to accomplish that day. These didn't notice the proud creature in its lowest moment. The few who were aware enough to notice reacted with revulsion and scorn, "How dare that beat intrude on my territory! It belongs outside, away from me. Someone should get rid of the thing," as they passed. And I was one of each, that day. For I failed to notice it on the way back - too preoccupied with thoughts not of the moment. On the way out, I saw it as an annoyance - a problem to be solved. Then, it hit. I knew. I saw the situation for what it was, in the moment. And I longed, for one brief moment, to have been prepared to capture it and share with others. But it was not to be, and I returned to my unmomentary thoughts with only a small bit of empathy for the marvelous creature.

© 2004 CMorrigu
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Pat Turns

I saw two broken passenger-side tail-lights, and one driver-side one yesterday. It's things like this which make me want to check my own.

Work was NULL. I managed KoL, Stickman Murder Mystery, and tried a few other browser-based RPGs.

Chinese was lunch AND dinner, as I'd forgotten to take the bread out over lunch for my sandwiches.

LittleLove called to ask me to veg with them for a bit, so I went over and did so. We ended up counting money, heh.

I went back home and vegged, then out to Home Despot, DDR, and the bank. I was going to get gas, but the last place I stopped at had higher prices than others I'd seen on my errands. So, I waited.

Got home and vegged. Had the hockey game on when LittleLove called to chat for a bit. Crashed soon after.

Woke up entirely too bloody early again. Got to work a bit after 6am. At least I got a nice parking spot.

I've got meetings this afternoon from 1-5. Meh. Heading to meet LittleLove for BBQ lunch soonish. I'm hungry - getting up so early screws with my schedule.

Oh, and a 3rd post for the morning - got a WTF update.
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Good news!

The items we had through lost in shipping were in fact found in our Japanese office! Although the box was damaged and some goods were destroyed, we were able to find most of them. Through a string of coincendences and a small miricle, its all starting to make my head spin, but the important thing is that some items were found.

Listed below are the items recovered. Since we gave out credit for the items, we will be placing them back on your account. A grand total due on your account will then be listed after the item to help avoid any confustion. We understand some of you may have already bid on or purchased replacement items. If you have done so, please contact me immediatly.
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