August 20th, 2002

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Ooh, this is tedious.

I'm calling magazines to verify their addresses and my contact person so I can update the PR database. I've only done 11 of them, and I'm not even finished with the first page (well, I've done more than 11 but I only talked to 11 people so far - the others weren't answering) and I can already tell. I tend to stumble over my words a lot when I'm calling people, which is weird because I know exactly what I want to say. So I get to type myself a little cheat sheet so I can glance up when I know I'm getting myself into a bind. :) How pathetic is that? I can just imagine myself, 40 years old and in PR somewhere, writing out what I'm going to say before I say it. Answering questions is fine, luckily.
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Went to Thai Orchid for lunch today for the birthday of a PR lady. I took a sip of water and the ice collapsed and splashed water all over the front of my shirt. It was very attractive. People were nice enough to not say anything even though I was embarrassed (being the odd man out and everything), until a few hours later when we had cake for the birthday girl and one of the guys said "oh, you're all dry, huh?"

Went grocery shopping after lunch. Bought beef jerky and ate the whole thing while watching Hedwig and the Angry Inch and didn't quite understand it. Tried a different flavor of Safeway sorbet because they were out of mango(!) - Pineapple Passion or something - and it was good. Hoping the raspberry will really taste like raspberry.

Earlier when we were piddling around on the computers, I heard Trout meow from somewhere far far away. I meowed back and we had a conversation while I tried to figure out where the meows were coming from. I realized they were coming from out the front door, which kinda scared me. Trout's not supposed to be outside. Well, it wasn't Trout. It was the flat-eared kitty that I petted a few weeks ago outside the leasing office on the way home from work. He tried running inside but I moved so I was in his way. I petted him on the porch for a minute and then let him in, and Trout got really upset. It was kinda funny, except then she was mad at me for a long time afterwards. She wouldn't let me pet her, and she didn't even come visit me during my shower, which she normally does so she can sit on the edge and watch water droplets. But now she's sitting on my lap and purring, so she must have forgiven me.

I don't know why, but I'm REALLY thirsty right now. Must... go... find... water...