Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rods and Cones

It's funny how totally random things happen when you confine a bunch of people in small places and deprive them of natural lighting.

Someone asked me if I knew where he could find a fork. Only he had a strong Louisiana accent and it took me some 4 retries to understand. Someone else asked for a pen and it took me only 2 tries before my cube neighbor stepped in. They're working on the roof today, which means there's the overpowering stench of melting tar. The alternative is to move to temp. offices on the first floor but it's too much trouble to move all our test equipment, so I guess we'll have to brave it out. There's a bunch of network switches close to my cube and someone's setup a gigantic fan next to it, as an incredibly myopic cooling solution. The whole area's colder than usual. Can you say pokies?

I cut my finger while trying to yank some cables out of a hard drive. I didn't know blood could be that red. I made a big fuss, told my boss, 3 other people and had the cube neighbor bandage me up. All this in the first 3 hours of my day. Lunch time!

Huh. I need to cut my nails.


Purely Narcotic said...

Am I the only one who noticed the pretty nails?

Ok, 'britierr' they are indeed.

Thanatos said...

Haha, you're the only one who's ever said that! Where's your blog?

Purely Narcotic said...

Not many people notice the highly visible anatomy, I surmise?

On a suicide mission. Gah.

Mia Watts said...

All I can think is Vampire. Red, highly oxygenated blood and long, crypt-like fingernails.

Than... very delicate fingers. I'm assuming they are still attached? And what's with the miniature man-foot. Oh wait. Are you a giant?

Thanatos said...

@ Narco : You're back, it's all good.

@ Mia : Hmm, I'm guessing that's a good thing in your book.
I am a normal sized man with desirable proportions albeit with a shitty phone camera.

Sarah said...

You do have very slender fingers.

Thanatos said...

Hmm, my manicurist agrees.

Sarah said...

Yea she does. I wish my fingers were that long and pretty.