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Wednesday, February 20 2002

Creature of habit

Going away for President's Day reminded me again what a creature of habit I've become. I didn't set out to make them that way, but my days have become rigidly scheduled by the routine I've fallen into. The clock radio alarm goes off at 8 (though I'm usually half awake well before); I'm picking up breakfast in the company cafeteria to take to my desk as close as the traffic conditions will let me to 9 (it hasn't been later than 9:10).

The breakfast is always the same, an Eggbeaters omelette (I've always disliked omelettes, but it's a concession to my diabetic restriction on carbohydrates) made with vegetables, bacon, and sausage. I just catch the short-order cook's eye and mouth "usual," then proceed to pick up my Starbuck's (to spice up my life, I alternate between "House" and "Sumatra," but notice no difference between the two) while he's making the omelette. I check email while having breakfast. Two venti cups of coffee (the second of which I brew in the department break room) and four hours of work later, it's back to the cafeteria (which is less than 50 steps from my desk) at 1:15. Most times I settle for the salad bar for lunch, as most of the entrees are one-third (or more) carbohydrates.

After a venti decaf from the break room, it's back home about 5:30, pop the same frozen dinner in the microwave every evening (Marie Callender's roast chicken, the lowest-carb and tasty frozen dinner I've found) work on the Nanty Glo and/or Xnmp web pages while reruns of The Simpsons, Everyone Loves Raymond, and Comedy Central's Daily Show play on the TV. Leave at 8 p.m. for my athletic club. Walk on the treadmill for 40 minutes while reading my most recently acquired book; 20 minutes workout on weights and other equipment; 20-30 minutes cleaning up; back home at about 10:15.

As the work on the web pages continues, reruns of Diagnosis Murder play on the TV, followed by reruns of reruns of It's A Miracle, followed by Jay Leno's Tonight Show or, during the Olympics which have turned NBC into chaos, Letterman; followed by Charlie Rose during the Olympics and, otherwise, Conan O'Brien. About that time it's impossible to go on, so I know it's time for bed. At 8 a.m. the radio alarm goes off, and by 9 I'm back in the company cafeteria....

Webmaster Jon Kennedy

Why tachers go crazy-last of series

TEACHER: I hope I didn't see you looking at Don's paper.
JOHN: I hope you didn't either.


GARY: I don't think I deserve a zero on this test.
TEACHER: I agree, but it's the lowest mark I can give you.


TEACHER: If I had seven oranges in one hand and eight oranges in the other, what would I have?

Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for the Day

Our faces have a better purpose than just being billboards of current fashion. In some mysterious way they are meant, not just to be the image of God, but to reflect His light, like the moon does the sun. Throughout spiritual literature there are examples of this being literally true,
from Moses' glowing face after his time on Mt. Sinai, to St. Seraphim of
Sarov in the 19th century, who turned a dazzling face toward his startled friend
during a walk in the snowy woods.

Frederica Mathewes-Green

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