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Tuesday, October 12, 2004 :::

I'm off my game lately.

My brain is cloudy. I can't concentrate. For example: today I was at a client's office, and I walked out into the hallway with my mind half-occupied about whatever I was working on and half-occupied with the fact that lunch wasn't too far off, when I must have subconsciously spied a door jam a few yards ahead that looked temptingly out of reach. Despite the fact that it seems wildly inappropriate and very un-dan-like, my pre-occupied brain made its own decision to make my body run down the hallway toward the door with the intention of jumping and slapping the door jam, like a high-five but minus any other participants. I didn't even realize what I was doing until I had already jogged ten feet and transferred my weight to begin my leap, and that's when my common sense kicked back in and I thought "What am I doing? What must this look like to anyone else in the hallway? I don't even really work here." And that fleeting thought resulted in a momentary hesitation that caused my leg to buckle and my body to tumble downward onto all fours with a thud and a skin-screech from my palms. The whole incident went unseen by anyone else, thank god, but it kind of scares me what I'll do without almost any awareness of it whatsoever.

Another problem now is that I'm obsessed with that stupid door jam. I walk underneath it twenty times a day, and I wanna jump up and slap it so bad I can almost taste it.

::: posted by dan at 10:02 AM :: [ link ] :: (15) comments Social Bookmark Button

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15 previous comments: it! I mean, look at that door's asking for it. I think it's mocking you, you aren't gonna take that are you?

By Blogger amy leigh, at 10:32 AM  

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By Blogger amy leigh, at 10:37 AM  

Just make sure your fingers don't get caught in those evil-looking hinges on the way down...ouchie.

By Blogger Will, at 11:05 AM  

Don't do it, Dan. You don't want to be the Nordberg of the office- let alone the client's office.

By Blogger hot babe, at 11:53 AM  

Of course, running & jumping are very good exercise. Go ahead, slap the hell out of it. You can say it's just part of the ol' cardio routine.

By Blogger Kiddo78, at 1:14 PM  

You better do it Dan,or something bad is going to happen.

By Blogger Stacy, at 2:02 PM  

For no other reason than because I am the biggest geek on the planet, I must point out that you are in fact referring to a "door jamb", and not a "door jam."

Great blog! Love it, mean it!

By Blogger Dennis!, at 2:41 PM  

Dennis!- step lightly. Dan doesn't like being corrected on his own planet.

By Blogger hot babe, at 6:13 PM  

that's one ominous looking hallway. I can almost see a shadowy figure approaching brandishing an axe. No wonder you broke into a run.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:30 PM  

If the door jamb beckons the do it Dan!

Who is the Dennis guy anyway, he corrects Dan then presumes to place himself on higher geek status than me. I can't believe the gall of this guy. No offense Dennis but I am the master geek of Planetdan.

By Blogger Trekgeekscott, at 7:33 AM  

I'm glad other people do stuff like that at work. At my office, whenever I'm alone in the elevator, I jump right when the elevator stops at the top floor. That way, I get an extra 3 or 4 inches to my vertical leap because of the upward momentum. Sometimes I'm recovering from an awkward landing when the doors open, but I don't think anyone has ever suspected what I've been doing.

By Blogger Rob, at 11:50 AM  

When I went for my exam yesterday I made myself count all my steps from the parking ramp to the 3rd floor doctors office.Then I did it all over again leaving but using slightly larger steps.I have a thousand more examples of my oddness but you get the idea.

And by the way...It actually does not sound un-dan like to me.

By Blogger Stacy, at 2:42 PM  

At the risk of being stupid, is that supposed to be the office in question?

It looks more like a hospital. Not a nice place to work, by the looks of it.

By Blogger Brock, at 8:09 AM  

Yeah, that is the hallway and the doorjam(b) in question. It doesn't actually look so depressing in person, but my camera phone ain't exactly top quality, so that's the best shot I could get.

By Blogger dan, at 12:13 AM  

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