It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

3 notes and another phantom postcard

1. I shall let you in on a secret: I've been up for over 30 hours now and counting.

2. I had two interviews today for consulting agencies. I floated through both. It was rather nice. However I am sure I did not do so well with the HAY DO SOME OBSCURE STUFF IN MICROSOFT WORD quiz, because they decided to penalize you if you tried twice and failed on it, and they would not let you consult the Help section -- which, of course, is the first thing one looks at if one is expected to do something or find a feature they're not sure about. I guess it's just a big ol' monkey chart they put you on to show prospective employers: "This monkey knew how to get the banana hanging from the ceiling. This monkey said 'eek' instead of 'ook'. This monkey scratched himself inappropriately and went to the bathroom right in front of Mrs. Hufnagel's fourth-grade class." "WE'LL TAKE THAT ONE!"

3. I got another phantom postcard today. Postmarked SOUTH SUBURBAN, IL. (The name alone conjures up hilarity if you think about it.) The front shows John Cleese hanging, bat-like, upside-down from the limb of a big tree (if you look closely you can see the rope that's holding him there.) He looks awfully calm yet quite silly at the same time. The photo is entitled "John Cleese, London, 1990 - Photographed by Annie Liebovitz" and we all know how super-cool she is with portraiture. This just clinches it.

The same handwriting is on the card as the "HELP WANTED - MALE" one but this time there is a note on the card instead of blankness. It reads:

Whiskered British Bat
Found: England and Ireland
Habitat: Hibernates underground in caves and mines
Emerges: Early dusk
Flight Pattern: Hunts flying insects at low/medium heights
Calls: Scolding or twittering if disturbed

The first card was a pleasant surprise, the second one is way too intriguing for words. I'm kinda hoping that, put all together, they form some kind of cryptic puzzle. Or the postmark locations make a giant smiley on the map like that pipebomb dude wanted to do, only without pipebombs. (And don't think I don't have my theories, you.)

4. When next go out, buy more magnets for fridge and cards. (Abbie got himself a fan portrait the other day too, you know. It is very nicely painted and says "Food, please" above him. It is very very sweet and also now occupying a central spot on my fridge. We were so tickled by this, him and I, that I went down to the mailbox and wrote "& ABBIE THE CAT" underneath my name.)

5. Finally, to quote Pete Abrams, "And that's it. I'm going back to bed."

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