July 19th, 2002

mr. robin

Secretary Wit

Ha, oh man. I just laughed at one of the secretaries, but for once it was because she was trying to be funny, not just because she was referring to desktop wallpaper as a "screensaver".

Jim: I was in on a Sunday, and I needed to revise a Stormwater Report, but I couldn't find in the file; so I just created an amendment. Now today the original report is in the file, but I can't find my amendment.
Donna: It's called Job Security! You can't fire me, cuz you won't know where to find anything!
mr. robin


Man, I just remembered that I forgot to mention that I got to see an episode of The Adventures of Pete and Pete a week or two ago, because they're showing them on Noggin now. I don't have Noggin. If I did and I was still in high school, I would tape them every day. I wonder if I would still do that today. I think maybe I would. I know I would do that if somebody started playing Dr. Katz again.

Endless Mike was in the episode, I had forgotten about him. It wasn't that great of an episode, but it was okay, and it just reminded me of when I was obsessed with that show, and with Michael Maronna, the kid who plays Pete. Back when I was little we didn't have cable, so I didn't know the show (when it was just shorts) existed, until this one time me and my brother got some Nickelodeon promotional booklet, probably with a fast food meal or some shit. It had this Pete and Pete story, with Pete's tattoo and everything, and it honestly made me and my brother laugh so hard our bellies hurt. It is HARD to laugh that hard from reading something. Then years later we finally got cable. I watched that show every day, yo. They only ever had one commercial! That's fantastic! So much show for your buck! I made a shirt in Graphic Arts class my senior year of high school that said "The Adventures of Pete and Pete". I taped every episode. They had a thing on the back of a cereal box, to send it in and get a cassingle of the theme song and a few other songs, so I ordered it -- and a few weeks later my friend Linda Barkenbush handed me one in school. She had ordered it for me! How sweet! I used to get excited when I passed this one town on the Garden State Parkway, because I knew a lot of scenes were taped there. I don't even remember the name of the town anymore, though I'd probably remember it if I drove by again. When I visited my grandparents in Queens, I used to be on the lookout, because I knew Michael Maronna lived there.

I should start putting "Kreb-" in front of everything. Also, riboflavin helps with time travel.

This short and disjointed post brought to you by the fact that work is over, and I should be heading home already.