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ljidol, preoccupied

It starts with something simple. I'm hungry. I should see what I want to make for dinner.

So I start looking up recipes. I find an interesting nutrition blog, and then read someone's comment about having cupcakes confiscated by the TSA. I wonder if TSA agents get to eat the food they confiscate? I wonder how people become TSA agents, anyway?

Their website doesn't say a lot about that, but they do have places where they're hiring. One's a town in Alaska I've never heard of - I wonder what it would be like to live there? They only have two restaurants, but according to posts on this message board I find, the pizza one is actually really good. But it sounds like the coffee isn't so good. Can I live in a town that doesn't have good coffee? I suppose I could make my own. I wonder how hard it is to buy coffee beans there? I bet the shipping and handling is a pain.

I wonder if I could grow coffee beans? Can people actually do that? It looks like they can, but you need a tropical environment. I should get a greenhouse. I can set it up to do hydroponic gardening. I like hydroponics. It's a nice word, and it seems very efficient. But it might be hard to get the hang of. I should take a class.

I wonder if I could find a gardening school? Oh, there's a lovely one. They're having a class in 'plant nutrient management' next week, but it doesn't say how much it will cost. Oh, I can't go, it's a Friday, I have the hair appointment. Oh. Also, the school is San Francisco. I don't live in San Francisco. But it looks pretty. I would rather move there then Alaska. They have a lot of coffee shops. Why was I looking up coffee, anyway?

It probably wasn't important. Besides, I'm getting hungry. I should see what I want to make for dinner.



( 17 said to the lesser floods, "Be dry." — say to mountains, "Be ye removed." )
Feb. 21st, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
You know, I recognize one of your habits mentioned in this as one I have! No matter where I go, I compulsively check for jobs. Even if it's not something I'm interested in doing (Polyvore), or remotely close to me, or anything, I always check. Just in case something's waiting there for me.
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
I do it more now that I have job searching on the brain, but it was a habit even when I was in school and already had a job. I guess I want to be sure that if the perfect job for me is out there somewhere, I don't miss it.
Feb. 21st, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
I like how "preoccupied" you get in the course of this, it's a fun way to work in the prompt. =) Good work!
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I really don't know what I did before google. Probably concentrate less, actually, because not being able to answer random tangental questions I think of just means they get stuck in my head.
Feb. 21st, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
I love the way you put this entry together! It conveys the level of distraction that can occur when you get on the interwebs to search for something specific. And then one link leads to another leads to another...right there with you!

(Especially appreciate that you conveyed the rambling feeling without actually rambling.)
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I was worried my thought process might be totally incomprehensible, though it always seems perfectly logical to me at the time.
Feb. 21st, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
It's so funny how the internet can take us down such a wind-y and fascinating path! There are good coffee shops in Alaska, maybe just not in that one location, but most places have a ton of them - it's a warm place to hang out in the winter!
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've had great coffee in Alaska! Actually, when I was in the Yukon for a summer, we would drive across the US border to this coffee stand by the highway, because it was the only place for miles that had expresso. Actually, I think most of the food I've found by the Alaska highway has been good in general - but the place I was looking at was only reachable by air, which I suppose complicates running a good truck stop.
Feb. 21st, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
Ohmyfreakingawd, people CAN see what we do online. You just proved it. Great post.
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
I worry a lot, sometimes, about what people would think of me if they could see my internet history. Sometimes I want to type into the google box something like 'To the FBI agents monitoring for suspicious search activity: Please don't follow the Urbandictionary link on my last set of results. I honestly had no idea what that term meant.'
Feb. 22nd, 2012 06:36 am (UTC)
So that's how I end up with so many tabs open!

Great entry. :)
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
I open a dozen tabs for things I am actually supposed to be doing, and then ignore them all night for the one tab with livejournal.
Feb. 24th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Lol, I open LJ first and then realize I was supposed to have opened something else -- and open it, and go right back to LJ.
Feb. 23rd, 2012 10:03 am (UTC)
That's what you cal a circular thought. I like it.
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Feb. 23rd, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
Totally cute! I get this way with housework, sometimes.
( 17 said to the lesser floods, "Be dry." — say to mountains, "Be ye removed." )