Monday, July 31, 2006

Banished

I am back at beige in my 'new' desk. Hiding out is in full force. Within 2 weeks I may become truly invisible! I am considering stringing a black hefty bag across the opening to my pen to get across my message more clearly but for now I will remain out in the open. The other beigers are coming to check out my digs and laugh. It is like i have been exorcised from our department.

I miss the ether friends. How are you all doing? I spent the weekend on a voluntary sanity retreat in my home and studio. The cure worked and the stamina is back for socializing and whatnot. Honestly, it's pretty amazing how different my brainstem is after a few days of rest and relaxation. I am not so good at the relaxing. But - - I was almost getting bored this weekend which is ideal. The relic stuff and job stuff and homeless parade and string of broken syringes on my walk to the train do not get me so down. There was no Michael Douglas hitting people movie moment. You know what I am talking about? Oh, falling down. no falling down moments. No hopeless spiral of awfulness to heavy to lift. Better. I wish I had thicker skin.

Anyway. I don't have the clevers this morning. Just a hello to you all. When is the karaoke night?

48 comments:

fairy butler said...

Oh, it's Arthur's first day at his new job. Dork Arthur day. Will he eat lunch like a mole at his desk? Will he reach out to others with his casually elegant smile? Will he do something wrong like poop in the urinal? Who's to know.

krixfort said...

fb you cark me up. Arthur, a cautionary word. . .no pooping in the urinal. bad move.

I used to tell people when things got particularly aggro that I was "about to have a Falling Down incident." It's funny that you mention.

glad you had the restful weekend. so did I.

fairy butler said...

Hi Krix, what's even weirder is that I never even saw that movie falling down. I just saw the commercial but it was enough to get it, right?

I am sitting here in the new pen and it is hard to not feel somehow demoted, or like my presence in the dep't is not worthwhile because I can be moved. FB is of no importance. It's ok, but hard not to feel a tiny sting of indignity. Good thing is that I am alone and can do whatever I want over here with no one monitoring me. Bad thing = the sneaky feeling of being the loser worker or something.

fb said...

PD, I would like you to know that I channeled you with some charcoal drawings yesterday. It was really fun.

sloth said...

FB, maybe you can embrace the exile & make it work in your favor? Are you out of sight/out of mind & able to do your own stuffs? This is the ideal situation, beige-wise.

Will Arthur set up a little golf course in his new cube? This is what I imagine. He would become a destination cube for the rest of the orifice. He should not crap in the urinal, but he should urinate regularly into a Poland Springs bottle that he keeps at his desk. It sends a more subtle message.

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fairy butler said...

how was the weekend sloth? i assume you & hpf are healed at this point?

sloth said...

Hi FB! Yes, the healing is complete, although we are missing a few internal organs. We're looking for replacement parts; if you know of any let me know.

The weekend was good: we saw Pirates of the Caribbean (fun), and the DaDa show (interesting gestalt experience that made me wonder where's the art manifesto that we so clearly need today?), and had some semi-productive time in the shack.

We also looked at a beautiful studio in PD's building... if we can scrape together the funds & overcome inertia maybe we'll move. Our current landlord is a sharky snakey rent-gouger. A NICE sharky snakey rent-gouger, but.

deli-slicer said...

FB! I am flattered you channeled me yesterday in the shack. Was it around 2:34pm? Because I was choking a little and found black dust hand prints on my shirt. Anywho...glad you had a great weekend. I had a good one too, complete with buckets of sweat. I also made a summer meal with veggies from farmer's market.

sloth said...

hi p-deli, where is your last blog post? It disappeareded.

pd said...

Hey Sloth.
Yeah, it took up too much space. But I am working on a new post in between tasks.

sloth said...

FB, do you like Deerhoof? They will be playing a free show at the McCarren Park pool on Aug. 13. Could be fun.

sloth said...

Oh good. I want to do a new post too, but I got nothin' today.

sloth said...

oh god. not the TIME TRACKER. Soul death.

slothy said...

I am chafing at the beige bit already. Want to nap and go to the studio. Is that so much to ask?

fairy butler said...
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fairy butler said...

sloth, why is the DOOM so swift this monday? normally it takes a day or two to really set in. I need to build some stretchers. I think i should be let off early today to accomplish this.

Actually I am going to the hotbox contortion chamber later and I am fearful. I brought my towel but it's supposed to be super duper hot.

hammy said...

Hi my pals. I miss you all! I am drinking a mojito to ready myself for work. (Damian and I tried to make them ala FB, but they don't taste the same. What are we doing wrong?) I can't go to work sober today. Everybody is angry and the beige men are in state of greed and panic because it is peer review time. They all write reviews (sometimes voluntary and cruel from what I hear) about each other and this impacts their thousands and thousands and millions in bonus jackpot. There is high pitched fear/excitement on the trading floor. It is awful to witness. I need my wine skin, right?? I am going to do my best to pretend I like it. pleasant voice, crazy face quieted.

What is a time tracker? What does that mean? that sounds suspect.

sloth said...

It's so heavily air-conditioned here my fingernails are blue.

It's only going up to 90º today, so hot box may not be so bad. Wednesday, though... that's another story. 98º. Real Feel = 114º. I am going to marinade myself in preparation for broasting.

hammy said...

Sloth, my beige is freezing too. It is to freeze the hearts.

sloth said...

hi hams! yes to wine skin. A time tracker is a horrible implement of beaurocracy that must be self-medicated against. Better that you don't know the details.

hammy said...

I hate my new seat and my new seat-mates at beige. I am next to the men's bathroom. No more noah's ark. They can see my screen as they come out. I am next to a man who could question my usefulness and get me fired. He is in administration. Hence the drinky. xanax.

hammy said...

And I want to get fired. So WTF?

toodster said...

GL at the new cube FB, and the new digs Arthur! We need to get together when you are feeling social so my baby can munch you..she has 3 teeth now. MUNCH MUNCH!

krixfort said...

I am doing side work for a friend today at beige. It looks similar to beige work but it's not. There is a know-it-all-busy-body behind me who likes to see what I am up to. she pops over the top of the cube while talking on the phone, like a gopher. A gopher who talks on the phone.

The bad beige habits are back. She is going to catch me but I try to stay on her good side by helping her with MS Office stuffs.

all beiges induce soul death I am convinced.

fb said...

hams, your beige sounds intense today. too intense. pack the wineskin full to the brim. I wish beige would just get it over with and kill me. feeling unfocused. timetracker™ meeting is in 1/2 hour.

toods, i miss your little one. I was thinking about you guys this weekend.

fairy butler said...

arthur called and is in his new cube but cannot log on to computer. so he sits. poor arthur.

fairy butler said...

krix, i think you need to invest in an oversized gavel to smash the gopher when she pops up. a new game for you.

dubz said...

i do nothing at my job. i used to do a little. now i do nothing. every day is a pointless experiment.

hammy said...

dubz, me too. I wish it were busy or that it would be acknowledged that my job is to sit around and wait for the things that come up sporatically. If it were acknowledged I could read a book.
I love that game with the gavel. KRix, this might be theraputic. Arthur could maybe start hitting his co-workers?

fairy butler said...

i am sort of busy here at beige. sometimes more than other times, but still it sucka the big donkey dong. repetitive task disorder. eating candy constantly disorder. ass-widening disorder.

where did ethermeats go?

pd said...

It's back, I don't know why that happened. Hostile takeover.

Hey, nobody addressed your karaoke question. When, oh when?

fairy butler said...

afterwork happy hour karaoke is what I am thinking. air-conditioned tomb for a few hours? I wanna. When?

hams said...

This is true FB. It is hateful no matter what. I've lost my rum buzz. Now it hurts.

sloth said...

More, hams. You need more.

dubz said...

i guess i can spare a mini-miller if you're desperate hams. but just one.

pd said...

Yes! Karaoke. One night this week? Slothy and I are near Karoke Row.

peeds said...

We can rent a room and bring lots of mini millers...

dubz said...

hooray!

fairy butler said...

wednesday night? the day of the 101° heat after work? I would LOVE to meet somewhere where it is cool. do you know a place pd in koreatown? works for me!

sloth said...

Yes, mini millers to lubricate the vocal cords.

sloth said...

I will gargle "You're So Vain" with Miller Lite.

sloth said...

good times!

hams said...

AH! I hate my night job. Curses! I want to karaoke. But I will take that mini miller please.

dubz said...

hams i just sent it over. sorry to be so stingy but the staff of midgets we use to clean up the donut droppings drank most of my stash. i apologize if that is offensive to anyone but little people can be big pigs.

hams said...

Thank you DUBZ. These are hard times.

peeds said...

I must do some homework on places.

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