Daily Prompt – Mind Reader

Who’s the last person you saw before reading this prompt? Whether it’s a family member, a coworker, or a total stranger, write a post about what that person is thinking right now.

I’ve just caught the tram to work, it’s 8:20am and I just happened to glance up and there she was, Crazy Cat Lady staring back at me from further down the tram!

She’s probably thinking about how cold it currently is, and wishing that the tram wasn’t packed in like sardines. She’s probably seen me and thought ‘OH MY GOD… ITS MY BEAT GIRLFRIEND, shhh don’t tell Yvonne. Ohh I don’t want to go to work today. I hope Nan Nan isn’t there. I’m so tired. I just want to be at home. I can’t wait to spend the day looking at things on Pinterest. Correction, I can’t wait to look at all of the cat-things on Pinterest. Hang on, today’s Friday… That means it’s BURRITO FRIDAY!!

HOWEVER, after getting off the tram and waiting at the base of the stairwell to greet Crazy Cat Lady, only to have her walk past and completely ignore me, and then high-tail it down the street to the office.

Totally not what I had anticipated.

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Daily Prompt: Time After Time

Traditions: we’ve all got ‘em. They might be family dinners on special occasions, or having a particular kind of cake on your birthday (Jeanne Cake, natch), or popcorn at the movies, or meeting your friend for a 5k run in the park, rain or shine, every Sunday morning. What are your favorite traditions, large and small? What is it about your traditions that keep them going strong for you?

I’m sitting here at work thinking about this… and traditions to me are more like routines… but the routine, I guess, could be considered a tradition in this context.

I have a few of them…

First and foremost, is the mandatory choc-top ice cream and giant Coke Zero whenever we go to the movies. Whether it’s 10am, or 10pm, it’s a must. And if I decide not to and instead have lollies or popcorn, I end up feeling uneasy / restless for the whole movie!

One that we’ve been enjoying for the last few months or so is having ‘open burgers’ whenever we go to Grill’d. If I’m feeling super hungry, I may even ask for an extra patty, but regardless of what burger we get, one of us always orders chips. OMG Grill’d chips are just the best!

Sidenote: I still don’t understand why it’s called an open burger. The ‘burger’ part implies that there is a bun involved, but it’s made without the bun, so basically, it’s just a salad with a meat patty!

The last couple of months have also seen a change in our diet (again, another one involving food!!). This one isn’t every week, but it’s happened a few times per month, which is enough to become more of a habit, and that’s McDonald’s Wednesdays. What happens is, Hulk will pick me up from the train station when I finally finish my second job on a Wednesday night, and then we end up going to Maccas drive-thru and ordering two of their wraps (or sometimes I go for the salad). It’s a convenience thing because we can’t be bothered cooking because it’s already late enough, and having to cook would make it even later.

This just reminded me of a tradition at work… Burrito Fridays! It says it all really. Friday lunchtime – burrito. Yum yum in my tum tum!!

OOH, OOH, I actually do have one that doesn’t revolve around food!!

When I’m finding myself killing a couple of hours in the city between job A and Job B, I (oh...) find myself in the food court (…there it is. So much for not involving food!) of a shopping centre doing some catch-up blogging. That’s something that I’ve been doing every week for the past few months, and it’s actually enabled me to a) kill that void of time and b) use it productively.

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Dec 5 – 10min Timer

Set a timer for 10 minutes and try to write your whole daily post.  Now go back and give yourself 5 more minutes to write about how you felt working under such a tight deadline.

um… what?

So, I always find these posts perhaps one of the most challenging. Write my whole daily post?? WRITE ABOUT WHAT, THOUGH?? You haven’t given me a topic to write about, and that’s the tough part.

When I’ve got a prompt to write about something specific, that’s fine. I can just focus my thoughts on that and just start tap, tap, tapping away on my keyboard, but when faced with something SO OPEN like this, it’s hard. I’m actually not sure why. I could quite easily crap on and on about, literally, anything, but I have nothing to focus on. No direction in which to go. Considering that the daily prompts are my daily posts, it should really give me an actual prompt, as well as the time challenge.

*checks the clock* 5:44min left. Ugh.

I really do wish I was at home today instead. The weather is quite bleak and cold and overcast. Great start to what is supposed to be our Summer. Instead, we’ve had more rain and cold weather, than sunshine and warmth. Stupid weather. It’s all messed up. I wish I was at home, in bed, in my onesie (it’s a Giraffe, by the way!) either watching all the cartoons waiting for me on my MacBook Pro, and / or writing on my blog, or developing ideas and prompts for another writing venture that I have in the back of my mind.

Or maybe I would just be sleeping instead. Or maybe reading – I do have a number of books I want to start reading. I really should read more.

…I’m so time poor.

The fact that I usually have to write these posts when I’m at work really says a lot. I know I shouldn’t be doing it, but I don’t have time otherwise. I really just need an hour or so each day to set aside, just to focus on writing. It’ll be great once the year is over and I’m finally on holidays, because then I can actually dedicate some proper time to the task, and not have to stress about hurrying through it, just to get it finished and out of the way.

*1min 46 seconds remain*

I want cake. I’m so hungry. It’s lunch time for me now, and the last thing I want to be having is tinned tuna. No thanks. It’s cold and miserable outside. I need something warm like a Tom Yum Soup, or some noodles, or a burrito. OOOHHH BURRITO!!

Actually, tomorrow is Burrito Friday. Crazy Cat Lady and I usually have Burrito Friday each week, although we’ve missed it the past couple of weeks because either I’ve been away, or she’s been away. But damn they are so tasty!

Hmmm… now I really want a burrito 😦

I should actually go for a walk and get something filling and hot and yummy. I really seem to have my mind set on getting a Tom Yum Soup… or maybe a Laksa? Who cares, really? I’m just hungry. I want to eat EVERYTHING. Crazy Cat Lady is suggesting a baked potato, or as we refer to them, berked perderder. Ermahgerd. Hmmm… I wonder if that’s a meme? I’m sure I saw it somewhere??

*google image search: berked perderder*
…ta-daaaaa!! One of my favourite memes ever.
*PHEW* Well, now that’s over, how do I feel about the time constraint? Well, now that I glance back over it, I’m actually surprised at how much I can achieve in 10mins when I’m writing, essentially, about nothing. Having the 10mins timer is actually a good thing, because it means there’s no time to fuck around. No time for distract… ooh, new emails… ooh… FB notifications…
It’s good because it forces you to get it done. Perhaps I should apply this kind of thing to all my future posts. Give myself a 15min timer to do all the typing and then if I want to add some pics, allow myself 5 mins to jazz it up a bit.