From: Chris Nelson (
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 10:53:13 -0700
Subject: this morning

This morning I woke up and hit the snooze alarm.
Then I woke up and hit the snooze alarm.
Then I woke up and hit the snooze alarm.
Then I woke up and took a shower and got dressed.

I retrieved the morning paper from my front step and sat down at my kitchen table to read it. I thought about eating breakfast, and then remembered that I forgot to go to the store yesterday, so I didn't have any milk. "No problem, I'll just have a Coke this morning, and wait until lunch to fill up." Then I remembered that I'm also out of lunch meat. Grn.

Thought about buying food at the company cafeteria, but that really sucks.

I still had bread, but what to put in it? Oh, yeah, I've got some peanut butter and jelly. Oh wait, the peanut butter is at work. Fine, I'll jelly up some sandwiches here, then go in to work and put on the PB. So I got out two knives, one for the jelly and one to take to work to put on the peanut butter. I spread the jelly on four slices of bread, put reciprocal pieces of bread on top, and put 'em in sandwich bags. Then I lined my cooler with Cokes (3) and put in the sandwiches, then put some Cheese Puffies in another sandwich bag and put those in. Closed up the cooler and went to work.

Got to work, talked on the zephyr instance for a bit. Realized I was hungry, which reminded me that I wanted to put the PB on my sandwiches. Fuck. Forgot the knife from home.

Think. Where do I find a knife at eight in the morning?

Went to the coffee area and looked in all the cabinets. Found a big carton of plastic forks and one small plastic knife lying loose. It looked clean, but I'd have preferred one that looked less likely to have been already used. While looking for more, a woman from another section who wanted to get coffee asked me what I was looking for that they didn't have. I told her I was looking for a knife, but I didn't say that it was for my PB&J sandwiches.

Decided to make do with the knife I had found and went back to my cubicle. Got the peanut butter out of my desk and the sandwiches out of my cooler. Started to open the first sandwich and realized, "Hey, now the jelly's on both sides." Peanut butter is hard to spread properly on top of jelly.

Finished PBing the sandwiches, put three of them away, and enjoyed one with a Coke as my reward.



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