Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday's Writings: Rule Breaker and WIWW

Yesterday I wrote that "rules were made to be broken by me" and later in the day I checked in on Mama Kat's Writers Workshop prompts for the week and this was one of them.

#2 A rule I broke.


This has my name written all over it.

I break rules all the time.

I walk on the grass, feed the animals and wear white after Labor Day.

But what came to mind was when I worked at a medical center. This medical center has an ER, a trauma center and every kind of doctor. (It's pretty well known and I'll give you a hint "I'll have a ham and swiss on a          roll, please." fill in the blank) So it's pretty big with long hallways, lots of stairs and a tv in every waiting room.

I worked over at the 9-5 office area and after 7 pm that place was deserted save for the cleaning crew. I worked mainly days but sometimes because of family obligations I would work nights. They were flexible with my schedule as long as I got my work done. My lovely little cubicle was in an area behind a locking door that held about 12 other cubes with a break room and two restrooms. One could conceivably step into the office and never see the light of day till closing time.

I tell you this so that you know how lonely it was at night.

One night at about 8:45, caught up on work and feeling bored an idea came to me. I got up and quietly closed the office door behind me. I looked both ways. No one in sight. I dashed to the nearest stairwell and calmed my breathing and tried to walk nonchalantly up the stairs. I turned left at the top. Still no one.

Stepping with the outside of the foot then rolling to the pad, I quickly but quietly made my way down the dimly lit hallway. Holding my breath as each waiting room came near just knowing that I would run into some of the cleaning crew. Still no one.

I reached my destination with no incident.

The lights were on low. The couch cushions freshly fluffed. I creeped in and took one last look behind my shoulder. I tiptoed closer and closer till I could just reach up and touch it. Taking a deep breath to try and quiet the butterflies, my pointer finger reached up...and

The screen flickered to life and a little box told me it was on channel 31. (Really?! This was meant to be!) I turned the volume down and stepped back till I hit the couch with my calves. I plopped down on the soft cushions and...lost myself for an hour in the world of Supernatural.*


The 'Fit: (formely OOTD)
pants: american eagle/thrift/4
t-shirt: miley cyrus/walmart/4
tank: oldnavy/oldnavy/5
scarf: ?/DD's Discounts/5
shoes: no name/Chinatown- San Francisco/8
Total: $26 (ish)
Outside. It's not really working, too bright out but I'm standing in a patch of grass that I planted. It's growing to the rest of the yard...
Inside now. To my go-to spot. I wanted to go casual, as I had errands, but have little details that would put it together.

Pink scarf with stars. I tried to do something different with it.

With delicate flats from Chinatown that are the same color. (eeekkk...I need a tan!)

I rule,baby!
 In my latest issue of Redbook (what are you? like 50? - no...Redbook has changed since my g-ma read it) there's an article about 31 days of outfits with simple basics. That is where I was inspired for this and I have since started digging through my closet for the rest of the recommended basics. I kinda want to see if I can do it. I'll keep you all informed!


* If no one actually says not to do it, is it really a rule?


Jacki said...

I would so break the rules for Supernatural as well. Thanks to Hulu, I have been known to sneek a few viewings of my favorite shows.

VandyJ said...

My rule breaking at work involves reading most of the time. Hope you enjoyed the break.

thepsychobabble said...

Rules were made to be broken, right?

readwatchrelax said...

@jacki - started using Hulu just this year...what have I been missing?! between that and netflix i have all my shows

@vandyj - totally did! What's funny is that the next time I snuck up there someone else had beat me to it! (I quietly backed out...hehe :)

@thepsychobabble - life would be too boring without a little rule breaking now and then! :)