Monday March 28
I started thinking early out about 1 or so, when I got back from lunch…The circumstances appeared to be favorable: we had stolen Jason for the day from Maintenance and it wasn’t too busy.
But circumstances, as they sometimes will, conspired against the Sparrow Early Out Plan (SEOP).
One, even tho there weren’t more than a couple of dozen arrivals, half waited until I got back from lunch to appear at the front desk…Usually they’re spaced throughout the day, with most coming at night, but not today…Evidently word got out ol’s Sparrow was thinking EO…Two, Jason was given a rather long, tedious project by Araceli, and it wouldn’t have been fair to scram on him.
Two guys came to look at our business center…It has been on the fritz for a couple-three months because nothing works and the vendor that was contracted to maintain it no longer accepts phone calls or emails…Anyway, they were farting around the front desk and one of them asks what a router that is sitting on the back counter goes to.
We all look at each other…The router has been there for a while, evidently, certainly as long as I’ve been there, and nobody seemed to know…It’s on and appears to be emitting Internet waves, but no one was able to say to where…It was funny…I could’ve been a surveillance device placed by ISIS or the Sheraton for all we know.
The big news is there were three new names on the front desk schedule!!!…I am not making that up…We could’ve used them a month ago, but we’ll take them now.
I was at the gym bright and early, at zero dark thirty…The Wife woke up, announced she was feeling under the weather, which was Wife Code for “I’d rather work in the garden today”, so she told the retailer they would have to muddle thru without her services today before dispatching me to the gym.
I did not have unlimited time…The usual Sparrow workout is two exercised per body part, three sets of ten reps…The first set is a light weight, the second a medium weight and the last one is max weight, the tenth rep is the last one you can do with good form, called failure in the gym…You get good size doing this, and good strength and endurance, too…I do a full body workout every time.
Today tho, I did only one exercise per body part…Actually, I had the time to do the usual workout, however soaking in the hot springs for a half-hour after lifting is a vital part of my workout, and I remain committed to getting it in.
The Diary of a Nobody is a novel. All elements are either products of Gaylon’s imagination or are used fictitiously.
The Diary of a Nobody began in October, 2013. Read past entries here.