May 20, 2004

Confessions of a Before Coffee Mind

I just hate it when stuff happens before I've had my coffee.

Susie! You say, in a shocked tone, It's almost noon and you're just now getting up?

Well, yes, I reply. I work nights, remember. My workday ordinarily doesn't start until 3pm. Plus, it's my weekend. Plus I watched the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring extended version DVD last night--twice! (the second time with the Cast Audio Commentary). So it was pretty late early this morning before I embraced slumber.

So while my coffee is brewing I stagger to the computer to check my email and learn that not only have I been comment-spammed, but my blog has disappeared.

I HATE it when that happens! Especially BC!

The BC "apparent animation" mode is based largely on muscle memory. There is little or no conscious thought involved in various motions until actual coffee ingestion has occurred. Each action that occurs in merely a repetition of subconsciously memorized behavior, basic motor function with no higher mental involvement. Therefore any occurance that has not already been internalized causes a system shutdown.

Open email from Harvey: motor memory. Read

I dropped by your place this morning (9am CDT) & your 2-20-04 post was at the top of the page.
:motor memory. Try to view my blog and it won't load: system shutdown.

Open spam comment notification and click on blacklist link: motor memory. Failure of blacklist page to load; reload: motor memory. Failure of reload to work: system shutdown.

Pour now-brewed coffee: motor memory. Ingest said brain re-inflation liquid: motor memory. Try to get to my blog via other blogs: motor memory.

A conscious thought begins to wiggle its way out of the dessicated brain Pixy. Another sip, and the task (though still largely motor memory) is done. Return to trying to get to my blog via a link from the Alliance. Holy Cow! It worked! Despam with blacklist! It works again!

All praise the Reverend Pixy Misa! The mere act of emailing him fixes my blog! Hurray!!!! He doesn't even need to read and respond to it! ! It's a miracle!

Posted by Susie at May 20, 2004 11:24 AM

Behold! The power of coffee!

Posted by: Harvey at May 20, 2004 06:16 PM

Sounds like me before my first 32ounces of DP. Speakin' of emailin' Pixy ....

Posted by: Tiger at May 20, 2004 11:47 PM

Behold! The Power of Pixy!!

Posted by: Madfish Willie at May 21, 2004 12:46 PM

Yay Alliance!

Posted by: Laura at July 20, 2004 02:10 PM