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Name: La Nina
  New Jersey

I'm a Jersey girl without the big hair or the accent (well, most of the time anyway), but with all of the bad driving and the penchant for weekly manicures.
Oh, and I'm an interior design student. That's how all of the weird terminology comes into play.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004
CAD/CADD - computer aided drafting and design (from the Dezignare Interior Design Collective glossary)

Most of the time you like to be reminded that you’ve still got it. Then there are the times when you wonder if you actually want it.

I overslept this morning and I was late to work. I considered myself lucky to be able to hail a cab to the PATH since they’re usually few and far between at that hour. Yep. Lucky, lucky me.

My cab driver Marco felt the need to tell me I was beautiful. Like, ten times. He asked if I was married and if I’d like to go out to dinner with him. I said no thank you. “It’s okay,” he said. “We can go as friends.” Girls, just a quick reminder (as if we need one), they never mean that.

He offered his business card so that I could call him whenever I was running late for work again. I took it so that I could call the company to file a complaint. When he passed me the card, he stroked my palm with his finger. I haven’t felt that since twenty-five men in India did that to me one New Year’s Eve. Another thing girls, if this happens to you, not only does it feel really creepy, they do it as a sign of disrespect so get the hell out of there asap.

To top it all off, when I was paying the fare, he kissed my hand. *shudder* I need a shower just thinking about it. Can’t wait to hear what his manager will have to say when she calls me back.

On a lighter note…

Phase One of Operation: Cubicle is complete. Phase Two might be a while, and so will the pics (damn digital camera – I have to use up the roll of film on my regular one now), but here’s what I’ve learned so far:

· If you’re going to use fabric as a bulletin board, don’t put it through the rinse cycle
· Measure before you buy
· Nothing can top on-the-spot ingenuity, staples, and tape
· I could have really used an iron on this one, but who in their right minds brings an iron to the office?

This morning I got a few smiles and a “your space is really colorful.” I’d rather hear that than “AAAAH! MY EYES!” any day. :)

    posted by La Nina @ 1:54 PM  


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