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Binder season!

Any fan of classic cartoons is familiar with the argument over whether it is duck season or wabbit season. Well, here at Glass Bathroom Bank, it is neither. Instead it is binder season. And believe me, I wish very much I could blow away these binders in classic cartoon fashion! BOOM, and confetti goes flying, sparking a dance party...
 
Oh wait, that's the sitcom version of my life again. Never mind. Although I do often think my life resembles that of the comic relief character on a sitcom. I definitely can't be the main character, because I don't get a love interest! And actually, I think it's more than one sitcom. There's an interrelated group of them, all tied together by the common thread of me, bopping innocently from one ridiculous setup to another.
 
But I'm getting off the track. Binders. Oh so very many binders. No sooner had I finished the first set of four than I got a call about another six, much bigger than the first ones. I snapped a couple pictures of what my desk looked like in the throes of binder construction:
 
Three open binders piled on boxes
 
Open binder on top of lunchbox and hat
 
Two binders on a messy desk
 
Yes, my desk is always this messy. All my organizational skills are saved for my writing. The top photo is set on and around the Shipping Box Mountains; in the middle photo you can see my blue plaid lunchbox and my fuzzy red hat, both of which seem to amuse my coworkers vastly; and in the bottom shot, up on the shelf, you can see the candy bowl and the pretzel jar which are my contribution to keeping the floor fed.
 
My job may frustrate and annoy me intensely, and sometimes it even makes me want to scream, but at least I can usually see the funny part of it. And when I cannot, I just close my eyes and envision myself with a shotgun. "Pull!" And a binder goes fluttering through the air, and BOOM... and then confetti. Confetti everywhere.
 
May your day be filled with confetti, O readers. But virtual confetti, so you don't have to clean up after it. Send encouragement for better luck with both emotions and writing, and I hope to have good news for you by the end of the week! Please do remember that comments on this blog are moderated, so if yours disappears, it hasn't vanished into oblivion, it's just waiting for me to get a chance to approve it.
 
Thanks, as always, for reading, and here's hoping I can inaugurate Fiction Friday 2015 this week! Any requests for a flash fiction topic or universe?

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Alex Conall on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:35 AM
PwF? :-D
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NotACat on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:48 AM
Oh, well I recall the fun of copying lengthy engineering reports and binding them up: at least copiers are a bit more intelligent these days and can do more of the collation for you ^_^
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greatlakesmolly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:06 PM
Yes - What if the underground of a totalitarian society (which frequently celebrated its military with parades) got messages out in the confetti thrown upon said military taking part in said parades. Since only the proles stand in the streets and sweep them afterwards, the oligarchy might not notice, or might discount, the power of little messages printed on that confetti. (Now what inspirational statement would one send out to the suffering masses if it had to fit on a bit of shredded paper?...)
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lilyginnyrose on Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:00 PM
And now i remember that I have a confetti-canon lying around somewhere...
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