TFW Your Subpar Sleep Schedule Starts To Catch Up To You
My post-lunch naps at work have been consistent and also way too long like a quick five minute nap is plausible, it happens to even the most productive of us sometimes, but mine are like an hour of dozing in and out. My head just falls forward and my neck is limp and people walk by and there’s no way they think I’m awake like I’ve taken no precautions to make it at least seem like I’m still doing something. But I have other interesting office stories to talk about besides me falling asleep at any given time during the day. I am happy to announce that I have finally found the perfect bathroom that’s on the same exact floor as the office!!!!! I feel like opening up that with “I am happy to announce” sounds like I’m about to release a new collaboration project or something but in actuality I am just pledging my loyalty to this new bathroom and the reason I am so excited about it is because it’s a single bathroom with a lock and I am just fucking through the roof about using the bathroom now. I have yet to have to wait to use it so like knock on wood or whatever but I don’t think anyone else knows about it? Everyone in this office space is clearly very very comfortable within the public bathroom space but I for one still get bathroom anxiety and would just like to shit in peace but this office knows no peace with regard to the bathroom. I started using the urinals in the old bathroom but they don’t have partitions and if someone walks in to use a urinal while I’m trying to go but haven’t necessarily started going yet I just zip up without peeing, wash my hands, and leave because I would rather die than stand in silence while this person who walked in second finishes peeing first without a care in the world meanwhile I’m standing in my corner trying to urge my body to function as usual but it’s like that one Spongebob episode where all the tiny Spongebobs in his head are just burning the office down and he doesn’t know how to act anymore that’s exactly what goes on when I have to excrete in the same room as strangers. Public bathrooms are my number two enemy, number one being the raccoons obviously. So the most important thing I’ve done this whole summer so far has been finding this new bathroom in which I am completely zen, I’ve reached that culturally appropriated version of nirvana all the white people who do yoga felt they’ve reached after a couple classes and a new tattoo on their shoulder blade. It’s just so peaceful in that bathroom I love it. So if I do nothing else this week, which very well may happen knowing myself and the context of this job, I can at least be proud that I found this new bathroom. Like success looks different for all of us, and I think for this week I can really say I’ve been successful and that’s what’s important you know.
Anyway, yesterday I happened to run into my coworker on the way to work in the morning so we ended up walking together. Actually, what happened was that he saw me and then stopped and then we proceeded to walk together. It was a very nice gesture. The guy I walked with is the city’s ADA coordinator, or at least that’s his official title but I’ve seen him doing a lot of general planning work but I’m sure he specializes in the ADA stuff. But anyway, I’m gonna call him Zatch because I don’t want to use his real name because sometimes I’m on here writing about people but I realize that writing about work could totally be a faux pas or something so I’m trying to stay discreet lmao. Lmao but Zatch, it’s a very close to his actual name which makes it easy for me if this keeps up that I may end up calling him Zatch like in person and I’ll just go ahead and off myself when that happens but until then, Zatch is really nice. He’s actually new too and has only been working like a couple months more than the interns. Maybe not even that much more? But Zatch is nice, younger than most workers, rolls up his pants on Fridays when he wears his New Balances to work, you know, your modern millennial getting a professional job. Oh, he has good frames for his glasses he has circular frames so I fuck with that. Super soft spoken voice. It sounds like I’m in love with him with all the detail I am breathing life into Zatch but I just want to give context. I’ve been deciding whether Zatch is cute now for the past few weeks which also helped in gathering details but the jury is still out on that one. I think not necessarily but yes because of personality. I’m gonna continue the investigation for the whole summer probably, but anyway, I also think Zatch thinks I’m a bullshit intern because when he walks by my desk I feel like his eyes always glance at my computer screen lmao. Like just the smallest head turn to see? But he’s really nice so I don’t think it’s for surveillance or anything like this office is not Foucault’s panopticon but I think he just wants to know. Maybe he’s secretly nosy. But I also have a feeling he could totally be going back home to his wife every night after work and telling her like wow the intern today wasn’t even trying to hide the fact that he’s shopping for a pair of Asics all while he’s untying those New Balances and placing them on their wooden shoe rack by the door. I dunno, something like that. But he’s really nice from all the interactions I’ve had with him and also with all the ones I’ve overheard him have. Anyway, we walked the 0.1 miles to work yesterday together lmao and he usually goes this other path but I was like do you think that one is shorter? And he was like no I don’t think so necessarily but it’s simple and then I was like ya but with my path you can cut a corner out and walk through this parking lot and the geometry of it, like the mathematics, like the addition, like the hypotenuse is always shorter than the two other sides added together. And his response was, spoken like a true engineer haha. And I was like haha too but I was also in my head like yeah but rationally I’m also correct Zatch mathematics is an essential part of our life we all learn geometry for a reason I also cross crosswalks diagonally if I can Zatch because it drastically decreases my travel time from fourteen seconds to seven seconds. Anyway, that’s all I had to say about Zatch. He’s cool, hopefully he thinks I do more work now ever since my supervisor came back from vacation. If you feel someone talking about you Zatch, just know I’m writing about you in mostly good light no worries.
Anyway, something I did not touch on was the photo book reveal this past weekend which wasn’t a real reveal at all because I got drunk pretty fast but I saw that at least Priya and Amitav enjoyed it and put it on their snap which was cute. I definitely showed Ricky and Ariana earlier before the festivities started which was also a great moment. Just a lot of moments in the book, with the book. This was that one project I wanted to talk about that one time but wanted to keep it a secret/surprise so I kinda succeeded in that lmao. But it was a lot of fun to make, I’m really really happy with it and have critiqued it a little just for things I could do better but like my first photobook? She’s a hit. I love her. I don’t know if I have a favorite page, maybe the black sand beach page with the cool layout and the sequence of Amitav skipping that rock lmao actually yes that’s probably my favorite spread in the book like one side has an artistic layout and the other side was such a moment. But anyway, now that my first one is done I have started to think about my next one and I’ve decided we’re doing a book full of magazine covers. I need like photoshoot type photos for this so maybe I can’t do it right away for my next one but at some point before I graduate I’m gonna have a photobook full of cover pages of fake magazines and it’s gonna be so cute. I’ve also thought about maybe making a photobook but like a magazine and like only doing one cover page which could totally work that could be cute too cause I could populate it with like some stories from the blog, some exclusive content, quotes, interviews, I dunno just a whole bunch of cool shit like art and other stuff from friends. Idk the prospect of making tons and tons of photobooks is so exciting. And like I can finally do all the beautiful minimalist shit I want to do that I usual want to do for flyers I make but now it’s all for me so I can do whatever I want and I want minimalism!!!! Minimalism overload!!!!! The oxymoron of it all. But anyway, I am just ready to do like tons of art projects I want to make more things this truly is the Capricorn in me and I’m living for it. Create the universe and whatever you know.
But anyway, that was cool. I feel much better about this post than my last one. The last one was okay I feel like but I’m very happy with this one just a little last minute reflection before it goes up. Idk what other little updates can I do……………….. oh I’m now counting down the days until next Friday when we go up to New York to visit Amar!!!!!! Very very excited about that trip coming up. Hopefully my cousin will also have some wide lenses I can borrow/have/barter for to play around with like just a pancake lens or something I would love that but we’ll see. So more exciting things coming up in a week and a half. Happy almost next Friday, am I right ladies? But as always, stay tuned for the drama of it all.