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Today was my antepenultimate work day at IBM. I worked from home, and I completed Eric's edit. I canceled my "One-on-One Meeting" scheduled with my manager for 4:00. What would be the point really?



I got to the gym at about 4:45, and I did an upper body workout, after which I enjoyed a slice of pepperoni pizza, since it was Free Pizza Monday at Planet Fitness. Tomorrow is Free Bagel Tuesday. Woohoo!
Today's stats:

Exercise Type
Minute Duration

Resistance (Upper Body)

45




I dropped by the Cameron Village Library to pick up a book I'd requested: Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China.

Before leaving I stepped next door into The Fresh Market to confirm that everything in there is over-priced, which I did noting the $5.99 price of watermelon. At Food Lion, they're usually $4.99 and sometimes $3.99.



From there, I went to the NCSU library, and the guy in the car in front of me on Hillsborough Street and I both parked at the same time, both of us parallel parking in two spots, one in front of the other. He backed into the back one, and then I backed into the one in front of him.

When we got out of our respective cars, he—looking like a freshman or sophomore at the most—said, "Hey man. What's a NEMATOME?"  [My license plate moniker.]

I explained it to him, and he said, "Cool. Are you a professor here?"

I'm going to take a poll here. You can only respond to polls in LJ if you have a sign-in, so if you want to respond otherwise, use the "Leave a comment" link at the bottom of this entry to voice your opinion.

Poll #1256184 Is being suspected of being a professor an affirmation?

This young man asked me if I was a professor because...

He thought I must be smart after hearing what "nematome" meant.
0(0.0%)
He thought I was too old to be a student.
0(0.0%)
It was probably a non-sequitur, just making further conversation.
0(0.0%)

Use this area to make any other comment about this situation.




(Photog)Rob sent me some pictures from the weekend. Here's living proof that at one time in my life I wore a cowboy hat, long pants, and boots.

Yours truly, cowboy.


Robert and Me in the Room


Carl, Our Fearless Dance Instructor Doing a Squirt Cheese Shot


Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here
Front, l-r: Rob, Carl
Back, l-r: Ray, Robert, Bill, Tom, Me



A Group Shot with the Last Picture's Photographer, James


Robert and I Dancing
(Get That Peanut Butter Off the Roof of my Mouth!)

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Sep. 9th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Cowboy
Now you know before we can qualify you as a real "cowboy" we need to see a butt view of them there jeans .... lol

xoxox (too)
dailyafirmation
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
Re: Cowboy
Ha! Actually, if I were to turn around into a crowd, someone would say, "Nothing to see here; move along." I have no ass. :-(

But thanks for reading and commenting anyway! :-)
(Anonymous)
Sep. 9th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
Survey says...
"He thought I must be smart after hearing what "nematome" meant."

I was going to answer that you're too old, just to goad you, but it's not my real answer.

-Will
dailyafirmation
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Re: Survey says...
You're too kind, Will. I really could not figure out why he asked that, though. I mean the first reason would, of course, be the most flattering (and an affirmation), but just because I mashed two words together to cleverly coin NEMATOME, would that really make me smart enough that someone would think I was a professor?

Never mind. Just thought of a couple of professors I know. LOL

Thanks for your continued reading and commenting, Will!

Edited at 2008-09-10 01:45 am (UTC)
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