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February 24, 2010

Fail #1

This morning was a testament to my dedication to my job.

There has been a lot of construction on the building we’re in while they got it ready for everyone else to move in.  As a result, part of one of the walls of my office isn’t closed off at the top.

This turned out to be a good thing when my door wouldn’t open this morning.

When I left last night, I closed my door.  I didn’t lock it, but apparently the new handle they had put on it yesterday was defective because it locked itself and my key wasn’t working.  (I thought it was just me – but it turns out that the locksmith, in trying to make a master key, had inadvertently changed all of our office door locks AND given me a defective door handle.  How you accidentally change all of the locks without knowing it, I don’t know.) 

So there I was, all dressed up and nowhere to go at 6:15 in the morning.  My laptop and all relevant work stuff was locked in my office.

After the IT guy and I tried slamming our body weight against the door to no avail, we decided that desperate times called for desperate measures, such as pushing a file cabinet against the wall and hoisting myself up over the wall so I could drop down onto the file cabinet on the other side, inside my office.

It would have worked… if I was a couple inches taller. 

So IT guy tried it.  And he was also too short.

I was contemplating piling a side table on top of the file cabinet when our office manager arrived with a big stick.  I stood on the file cabinet and jimmied the handle with the stick and –FINALLY- opened the door.

So, an hour after I got to work, I finally got in my office.  I should have just stayed in bed.

Fail #2

From hearing most people write about their meals, you would think that everything they threw together was the most magical combination ever created and that they never tried a recipe that wasn’t awesome.

Perhaps they are superhuman, master recipe creators. 

I, however, am not.  And pretty much everything about tonight’s meal sucked.


It should have been a good dinner.  It had all of my favorite components:  guacamole, brussels sprouts, kabocha ‘fries’.

But alas, it was awful.

The turkey was warm (not in a good way) from the toasted bread.  The brussels sprouts weren’t quite cooked enough and were too salty.  Making fries out of a kabocha may not have been the best idea because they were kind of dry and powdery.

And the carrots were a little watery.

I can’t quite figure out what went wrong with the brussels and kabocha – they should have been good but they weren’t.

I ate (most of) it anyway, partly because I was starving but mainly because I didn’t want to make a second dinner but I’ll probably get a snack later on because not only did it not fill me up, it didn’t satisfy me either.

Which brings me to…

Fail #3

It’s 8:30 and I’ve done nothing except bum around in the kitchen making a really haphazard “meal” AND we have nothing exciting to watch on the TiVo because all of the shows on hiatus for the Olympics.

I think I should just go to bed and call it a day.


Ever been locked out before?  I once got locked out of my car while it was running.  Fortunately, it was in my parents’ driveway.  ;) 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2010 9:36 AM

    Aw man! After a day like yesterday, today should rock! Dinner LOOKS good- sorry it was just kind of meh! That is crazy about your office. Glad you were finally able to get in but how frustrating!

  2. February 25, 2010 12:10 PM

    Yuck. I hope today is going better!

  3. February 25, 2010 12:31 PM

    man, you are really sticking in there for your job! i’ve never been locked out before at work, but in high school i locked my keys in my car while it was still running…don’t ask 🙂

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