1. I leave my car unlocked most days. Chip is not pretty but is very distinctive, so I don’t think any one will steal him. However, sometimes when I walk to my car, I have a sudden, intense fear that a serial killer has climbed into the back seat and is waiting for me.
2. Every time I look at a date, I try and find an equation that works, or some mathematical game. For example, tomorrow: 10-11-12 Mwahaha! When I find one, I want to tell the world about how great it is. Everyone I see, I want to say, did you know the month, day and year are in numerical order tomorrow? Usually I am able to bite my tongue and not sound completely crazy. Not always though.
3. Around October (i. e. now) I start collecting boxes like a dragon with treasure. Every time some one ships something to me, or we get office supplies, I think: that’s a good Christmas box. Then I save it. The Man periodically throws these boxes out when he finds them in the closet, so I have started saving them at work.
These are the sordid confessions of an office administrator.