July 21, 2004

The Big Sleepy

First, an apology - if I haven't visited your blog lately, I'm sorry. Work has gotten Busy. That's Busy with a capital B. Please don't think I'm ignoring you.

I began the morning at 5-something-o'clock with a brilliant idea - I'd document my day! Sure, it would put most of you to sleep, but it was something, right? I did really well until I actually made it into my office. Then hell? She broke loose and I forgot I had a camera. Hell, I forgot I had a name. So I give you the beginnings of the Wednesday Noir photo essay I like to call The Big Sleepy...

It was a dark morning in the city. The humidity was so think there were flies hovering in place not able to fly, not able to fall. Humidity's sister, Heat was in on it too, like that redheaded dame I hadn't seen since last Tuesday when she'd slipped in for a smoke and a ten-spot.

Yeah, the way the light reflected off the sedan reminded of the gleam in that dame's eye when the lighter flared into action. But I wouldn't get the day started by reminiscing.

A cup of joe was the only thing that would get me moving. A steaming cup of joe from the Chinese lady who I was sure was working for the Reds. Not the baseball team, mind you. The commies. I'd staked the joint out before and I'd seen some pretty strange doings.

I grew curious when I parked the car and thought, for a minute, I'd been setup. But no, just some poor sap who'd been sucked in by the man with the same promise of a couple bills to rub together at the end of a hard day. It was no surprise that no one was around when I rolled in

In my office, safe from prying eyes, I looked at the glowing anachronism on my desk and stared, amazed. 'What is this glowing box?' I wondered. And then it dawned on me- I'm no private dick from the forties. No, I'm a consutant and I've got a hard day ahead.

And I did.

Posted by Chris at July 21, 2004 8:14 PM

I'll figure a way for you to make it up to me....but be prepared because you don't know me that well yet!!!! you never know what might come your way....lol

Posted by: Sweet N Sassy at July 21, 2004 8:40 PM

I'm sorry-- does that clock say 6:13? You mean to tell me that there's one of those in the morning, too?

Posted by: bmh at July 21, 2004 9:22 PM

Dude, you totally stole my idea. Except I keep forgetting that I have a camera when my alarm goes off, because I have been The Big Sleepy this week. Although I've been nowhere near as overworked.

Posted by: Dawnie at July 21, 2004 10:53 PM

Thar was awesome. I especially liked the ending. You were doing so well too.

Posted by: Mike at July 22, 2004 12:45 AM

"...reminded of the gleam in that dame's eye when the lighter flared into action." You make me smile :)...

Hope it's a better day today...

Posted by: Amber at July 22, 2004 7:43 AM

That was awesome. I like photo essays, but I love the noir twist you put on this one. My favorite part: "Not the baseball team, mind you. The commies." Hee.

Posted by: Fraulein N at July 22, 2004 8:21 AM

love it -- and your desk/office is a heck of a lot nicer than mine.

Posted by: laura at July 22, 2004 9:43 AM

Wonderful photo essay. :) You had me at the second pic with the Dunkin Donut shop just ahead. I especially liked the desk shot...I haven't seen the top of my desk since last January. Lastly...was that a double entrende there at the very end??? Sorry...mind out of the gutter now. :)

Posted by: groovebunny at July 22, 2004 10:07 AM

Oh my God...the empty parking deck...the long, deserted hallway...how dreary!! And then the infamous Cactus workdesk. It's kind of amazing that creativity can come out of such a mundane-looking space. Damn corporate world with the same supplies/look for everyone!

Posted by: Zandria at July 22, 2004 10:38 AM

That rocked! But days that start at oh-dark-thirty...oooof.

Posted by: Sue at July 22, 2004 11:31 AM

Awww you poor baby!!!!

How low is that ceiling above your desk?? I mean, don't you like bump your head like all the time??

Posted by: Sweety at July 22, 2004 2:11 PM

Dunkin Donuts! I fucking MISS them!

Posted by: Princess at July 22, 2004 5:45 PM

Dude, you don't look so good in that last pic... you alright? ;-)

Posted by: Ginny at July 22, 2004 5:57 PM