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Poll #3524 Mundane Events
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 88

Suggest a mundane event here

Suggest another mundane event here

Suggest yet another mundane event here

And another!

And just one more...

Anything too long for the text boxes can go in comments.

Date: 2010-06-20 05:15 am (UTC)
tripoli: (green)
From: [personal profile] tripoli
I know this sounds weird, but I'm going to be totally fascinated seeing what other people consider mundane tasks.

Date: 2010-06-20 05:45 am (UTC)
tripoli: (steph)
From: [personal profile] tripoli

It's like a psych test that you can only lose. Right after I got out of college, I was in some work-seminar where the facilitator had us go around and each name some day-to-day thing we did to deal with stress. I went first, and was like, "I hit things, duh", and then every other person had some ridiculously normal, functional answer like gardening, cooking, walking the dog, whatever, and suddenly I'm the violent weirdo in the room. I did say things.

Hello, internet; for those of you who wondered, yes I am a slacker who doesn't drive that well and drinks a lot of beer (but never at once) and tries not to kill bugs, but I will kill spiders because my species and theirs are locked in a perpetual state of warfare and that's just the way it is.

Date: 2010-06-20 07:08 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai

One of my suggestions is "borrowed computer with overactive parental controls". Why? Because I'm on my cousin's computer and can't get at random areas of Livejournal. Or save anything to my zip stick, even something parental controls didn't have any problem with me opening. The 180K NC-17 J2 AU by[personal profile] darkemeralds, I can get at no trouble. (And would very much like to save from this computer, because viewing all at once instead of chapter-by-chapter, the page is a solid megabyte, which is a pain in the ass to load on the dial-up at home.) [ profile] blacklid's SPN 5.22 review? Not happening. Argh.
Edited Date: 2010-06-20 07:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-06-20 01:58 pm (UTC)
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
From: [personal profile] lea_hazel
I hope I'm not an internet weirdo.

Date: 2010-06-21 04:33 pm (UTC)
yeomanrand: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yeomanrand
I accepted a long time ago that I am an internet (and meatspace) weirdo.

It makes things much easier, not having to worry about that. :)

Date: 2010-06-21 06:29 pm (UTC)
derryderrydown: (Default)
From: [personal profile] derryderrydown
I accepted a long time ago that I'm a weirdo, but am slowly and reluctantly having to concede that, actually, I'm fairly normal. It's very disappointing.

Date: 2010-06-20 05:34 am (UTC)
mosca: Alissa Czisny smiling with rainbow gloves (alissa level four pillar hugging)
From: [personal profile] mosca
I have to admit that one of my thoughts about this was, this is all we do in RPF. And then I realized that's exactly why this is such an awesome idea.

Date: 2010-06-20 09:16 am (UTC)
anenko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anenko
I didn't want to overwrite my previous suggestions by taking the poll again, so:

asking for/being asked for a loan
doing/helping with homework
making something for a bakesale
having/visiting a garage sale
missed phone call
wrong bus/bus stop
unexpected period
hoping that school is cancelled
getting to school to find that class is cancelled (and you have a four hour block with NOTHING TO DO)
returning a defective item to the store

Date: 2010-06-20 04:05 pm (UTC)
muccamukk: Spiral staircase decending multiple levels inside a tower.. (Lights: Isolation)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
Though really, that's my list for living in town. When I lived in the bush it was:

Picking ants out of the sugar bowl.
Deciding it I want a cold solar shower now or a hot one in the afternoon.
Trying to remember how to say "good evening" in another language.
Putting cream on nettle stings.
Reading by flashlight.

And when I was a lighthouse keeper, it was:
Tracking wolves.
Seeing if the sea is too high to land a boat.
Making a grocery order for the month.
Checking the rain gauge.
Remembering to turn on the radios in the morning.

It's all a matter of perspective.

Date: 2010-06-20 09:20 pm (UTC)
starsandatoms: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starsandatoms
Can I just say that I'm really looking forward to getting a bingo card, and then writing all the fics in Star Trek Reboot? I think it's gonna be a lot of fun to translate some of these to scifi-land, especially ones like "killing the big scary bug that is in the bathroom when you're trying to take a shower."

Anyone else planning to write the mundane in not-so-mundane settings?

Date: 2010-06-22 01:43 am (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
I'm gonna be entertaining myself figuring out how a bunch of these work in context of Our Heroes being a couple of drifters with a bizarre definition of mundane. (Yay Supernatural fandom.)

And if my card ends up with 'food storage malfunction', which I just edited my suggestions to include (getting rid of one that's first-world-specific), I might end up throwing something. I spent like six hours today cooking or recooking half the contents of our bigass freezer, because whoever had ice cream last forgot to make sure to close the fucking freezer.

Date: 2010-06-23 12:57 am (UTC)
megaptera: Megaptera novaeangliae (Default)
From: [personal profile] megaptera
Yeah, mine will probably be in a fantasy-medieval setting, so... I'm suggesting and hoping for some universal things that are just done different among times and places.

Date: 2010-06-20 09:45 pm (UTC)
fatoudust: a single condor flying over the grand canyon, wings spread, radio tags visible, in evening sunlight (Default)
From: [personal profile] fatoudust
Yay! What a great idea on the non-USian propmts. I`ll do two sets from what I know:
Letting the rice boil over
Putting fresh mothballs in the kimono storage box. Will edit when I can remember what that product is called.
Detangling long hair to put up.
Getting the origami paper wrinkled/folded wrong and/or giving up somehwere around crane 748 out of 1000.
Eating plate lunch: meat, macaroni salad, and two scoops rice. Plus poi, probably. Man, I miss poi.
Raking the coals/rekindling the fire
Boiling the water in the kettle.
Braiding garlic
Pushing the car out of the mud slick ruts of the dirt roads
Making frybread (Ok that one`s more specific than "rural" which I had in mind but still, nom, frybread.)

Date: 2010-06-20 10:12 pm (UTC)
sistabro: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sistabro
Hmm non-USian prompts ... Tropical Version

-Salamanders falling from the ceiling onto your head
-Mosquito netting or lack there of
-Ants deciding they really want to move their nest into your kitchen
-Cold showers from a pipe over your head
-Picking through avocados/fruit on the ground to find lunch
-Bike repairs
-Bats in the house
-Sitting around waiting for the rain to stop being so loud on the tin roof so you can hold a conversation again
-opening things (cans, green coconuts, etc) with a machete
-killing snakes/large spiders with a machete
-cutting grass/weeding with a machete (yes, machetes are awesome)

Date: 2010-06-21 04:08 pm (UTC)
inkstone: Alex Benedetto from the @Bunch issue containing Chapter 42 (Default)
From: [personal profile] inkstone
weeding with a machete (yes, machetes are awesome)

Ha, I do this in the U.S.! (And possibly get weird looks from my neighbors but it's how my mother taught me so.)

Date: 2010-06-21 04:32 am (UTC)
janice_lester: Spock's chest (Karl crouched)
From: [personal profile] janice_lester
A few more, because this is fun:

- sitting an exam
- your cat loves you so much it brings you a nice fresh mousey at breakfast time, aren't you delighted?
- high school reunion's coming up, don't wanna go
- you're hungry but you don't seem to want anything specific
- they stop making your favourite soft drink/chips/snack item/ice cream/bra/whatever
- going to the doctor's to have something swabbed, scraped, prodded, etc., not because there's anything wrong with it but because that's what's done for people of your age/sexual history/sex
-being stood up
-people trying to help you when you don't need help
-getting caught up in conversation with a lonely person who just doesn't want to let the conversation end because then you'll go, so you feel guilty if you call a halt and pissed off if you don't
-finding the perfect outfit but the store doesn't have your size, or that only looks good on a particular body type which yours isn't
-significant other has unpleasant personal habit or odour
-going to the funeral of someone you barely knew out of a sense of obligation
-having mediocre sex with the significant other
-having a hangover that isn't cute or funny in any way
- someone announces it makes sense to take one car, and then assumes he'll be driving because he's a he and you're not
- dealing with co-workers who can't seem to do their jobs without you holding their hands
- trying to explain something of no great importance to someone who just doesn't get it
- fighting over the remote control
- someone's borrowed your car, and it comes back with the driver's seat in the wrong position, classical music set to blast out of the stereo as soon as you start the ignition, the sticky residue of someone's favourite sweets in that little holder-thingy where you keep your sunglasses, and there's an odd smell in the vehicle
- correcting tourists' misperceptions of your nation/city/people
- trying to learn a foreign language and feeling stupid because you never seem to get any better
- stupid smoke detector goes off when there's no fire, so you unplug it and then you feel guilty because OMG what if there WAS a fire??
- cute fluffy dog cannot distinguish between the patio and the lawn for defecation purposes
- cat thinks midnight is a perfectly okay time to come in the window soaking wet and climb under the duvet with you
- you're obliged to partake of a friend of a friend's backyard marijuana crop. It kinda sucks
- did that speed camera just flash? was I speeding? will I get a ticket?
- it's 6:05 and you're watching the news. the phone rings. it's bound to be a telemarketer. and it's bound to keep ringing until you answer the damn thing--or at least get within reach of it
- dealing with religious door-knockers
- tradesman doesn't turn up on time even though you've taken the day off work so you can be there to let him in
- you're in the hospital emergency department for something that isn't actually life-threatening. Some kid you went to school with is a doctor. And remembers you.
- brand new shiny gizmo for which you saved up is DOA
- your mail is soaking wet
- neighbours are having a loud party.
- kid next door claims to be learning a musical instrument. it's painful to hear him/her practice
- playing video-games with your friends
- going to the gym/for a run/for a ride and not being hit on by gorgeous people, or even seeing gorgeous people
- bargain shopping
- trying to convince a child to eat what s/he doesn't want to eat
- two friends break up/get divorced and it's awkward because they're both your friends
- perfectly normal, straightforward pregnancy in the family
- new house, new washing machine, same old sock monster
- spraining an ankle or breaking a bone while doing something innocuous, like walking to the shops. or ironing.
- finding something you really want in an online store, but they don't ship internationally or else they reject your one and only credit card for no reason and seem to think that you should just use another one (because everyone has multiple credit cards, right?)
- the only decent stuff on TV is in a language you don't understand, without subtitles. Or with subtitles, beautiful, crisp, clear subtitles in another language you don't understand.
- babysitting

Date: 2010-06-21 06:08 am (UTC)
crossedwires: toph punches katara to show her affection (umbrella)
From: [personal profile] crossedwires
-burning incense (joss sticks)
-brownouts (power outages)
-minor flooding when it rains
-dealing with cockroaches, ants, mice and rats in the house
-cooking rice
-buying 50lbs of rice at a time
-putting up blackout curtains
-IM conversations with people in the same house
-eating with your fingers
-using chopsticks
-trying exotic foods like apples and white bread
-conversing in more than one language at the same time
-dim sum
-playing with the dog
-giving the very smelly dog a bath
-looking for eyeglasses
-dealing with privilege
-singing along to the radio
-sleeping in
-playing in the rain


-driving on the wrong (or "wrong") side of the road/not paying attention to the rules of traffic
-going to Costco
-browsing through books
-wanting to read something, but not finding anything satisfactory
-playing sungka
-playing mahjong
-cheating at card games
-planning family vacations
-going to the night market
-buying stuff from street vendors
-riding in a jeepney or tricycle or kalesa
-mangoes for breakfast
-birthday noodles
-wearing red on special occasions
-not wearing shoes in the house
-going through security to enter a mall
-receiving/giving red packets
-parents/adults speaking in another language so the kids don't know what they're talking about
-responding to internet memes
-making playlists
-translating for your grandparent who doesn't speak English (but does speak 3 or 4 other languages)
-bridging small cultural/generational gaps
-long distance phone calls
-weekly family gatherings
-filming/watching home videos
-taking pictures
-being mistaken for someone else
-answering the phone
Edited Date: 2010-06-22 06:39 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-06-22 07:12 am (UTC)
tevere: Jihae, solemn with hint of smile (Default)
From: [personal profile] tevere
-going through security to enter a mall

Ha, and when their little scanner thing goes BEEP BEEP BEEP when they wave it over your bag, they're all like: "Yeah whatever, go ahead anyway." I don't think I've ever seen anyone ever have to open their bag for further inspection at a mall entrance...?

I do sometimes have to open my handbag going into a hotel, though. But they tend to have the full-on X-ray machines, not just wand scanners.

Date: 2010-06-22 07:36 am (UTC)
crossedwires: toph punches katara to show her affection (Default)
From: [personal profile] crossedwires
Some malls I've been to it was standard to open your bag for the guard to inspect it. Usually, they barely glance at or in it, even if the scanner thing goes off and there's lots of stuff in there. I mean, I could be hiding something under all the toilet paper, but they don't check! Heh.

When parking inside a parking structure, they check the bottom of the car and the trunk. I think for explosives? I don't think this happens if the parking is outdoors.

I haven't had that experience at a hotel yet.

Date: 2010-06-21 10:19 am (UTC)
sophiap: votive candle and small, round stones on a slate ground (Default)
From: [personal profile] sophiap
Mucking stalls
Dealing with a horse who does not want to be brought in from pasture
The roof develops a leak
Doing homework
Dealing with clueless tourists
Sorting the recyclables
Watching a thunderstorm rolling in
Completely socked in by snow
Tornado sirens go off at the worst possible time

Less Western-specific things...

Date: 2010-06-21 12:26 pm (UTC)
tevere: Jihae, solemn with hint of smile (Default)
From: [personal profile] tevere
- Wind keeps messing up hijab
- Sub-consciously hear azan at 4am in the morning while sleeping
- Neighbours are killing a pig at 2am
- Neighbours having loud wedding festival through to 6am
- Can't sleep because street dogs are mating
- Nearly have head-on collision with someone coming around a blind corner at speed
- Open cupboard to find giant rat inside
- Weevils in the rice
- Breaking fast with a Big Mac
- Swerving constantly to avoid potholes
- Walking along a 'footpath' that consists of uneven broken concrete slabs over open sewer
- Caught in tropical downpour while riding motorbike
- Took a motorbike taxi and realise you don't have exact change, and taxi guy can't break Rp20,000 (USD2)
- Parking guy who holds up traffic so you can back out of parking space
- Bail/bribe friend out of jail
- Traffic police stop you for an 'infringement'
- Roadblocks (with guys asking for money)
- Being able to wipe black shit off your face after walking more than 50m outside
- Dengue/TB/typhoid
- Looking for street address but house numbers are completely arbitrary
- Ran out of drinking water at home and too lazy to buy more, so have to boil some
- Realised you forgot to bring toilet paper
- Motorbike breaks down on side of road, but there's always someone nearby who can fix it
- Being groped on the bus/while walking
- Walk around a baby someone left on the pedestrian overpass with a begging cup beside it

Re: Less Western-specific things...

Date: 2010-06-21 03:39 pm (UTC)
crossedwires: toph punches katara to show her affection (Default)
From: [personal profile] crossedwires
- Realised you forgot to bring toilet paper

Oh, yeah. I can't believe I forgot that one b/c I always check to make sure there's some in my purse.

Re: Less Western-specific things...

Date: 2010-06-21 11:27 pm (UTC)
tevere: Jihae, solemn with hint of smile (Default)
From: [personal profile] tevere
I've found it's still a good habit to maintain even in the West!

Re: Less Western-specific things...

Date: 2010-06-22 12:54 am (UTC)
quivo: A lowercase q on a pink-and-brown backround. (Default)
From: [personal profile] quivo
- Looking for street address but house numbers are completely arbitrary

Oh god this. Also:

- looking for a road/street that does not seem to exist.
- while driving, another car on the road nearly causes an accident of some sort
- while in traffic, trying to buy something and having problems because cars are just starting to move faster

Re: Less Western-specific things...

Date: 2010-06-22 04:17 am (UTC)
tevere: Jihae, solemn with hint of smile (Default)
From: [personal profile] tevere
- while in traffic, trying to buy something and having problems because cars are just starting to move faster

Bwah! Yes! Or you get stuck in a traffic jam for, like, two hours-- and someone in the car is like, "Oh, let's just all (including driver) get out and have a meal at that little stall by the side of the road--" but then I get super-twitchy because JUST as you're halfway through the traffic starts moving and there's lots of panic and burning your mouth by slurping down the last of the soup while everyone else is running for the car...

Date: 2010-06-21 03:02 pm (UTC)
inkandchocolate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inkandchocolate
I posted a few but did not check first to see if I was duplicating - sorry if I did!

Date: 2010-06-21 05:05 pm (UTC)
ladygray99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ladygray99
Writing Fanfic.

Date: 2010-06-21 05:48 pm (UTC)
harpers_child: melaka fray reading from "Tales of the Slayers". (Default)
From: [personal profile] harpers_child
thought of some more this morning:

picking out a book at the library
paying library fines
arguing over toothpaste brands
arguing over toilet paper brands
going to pick up more clothes detergent, but the store is out of your preferred kind
trying to buy a gift for a parent's birthday
talking on the phone to a sibling
going to visit a friend at a hospital (for a non life threatening reason)
deciding which kind of tea to have in the morning
folding towels

Date: 2010-06-21 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] boosette
- variation in definition of "sketchy area"
- dealing with roommates offended by or uncomfortable with the smell/content of your food
- student field trip to site of national tragedy
- livestock escape enclosure, panic ensues
- animal slated for celebratory dinner escapes enclosure, panic ensues
- hosting international guests (family/friends)
- hosting international guests (friends-of-family/friends)
- hosting international guests (exchange program)
- "who can eat the hottest pepper" test of fortitude
- the customer is always rude: dealing with tourists
- local grocery store starts carrying beloved treat
- public snarking in language other than english
- dropped mobile phone in liquid
- writing implement dies when needed most
- technological failure: sand
- technological failure: water
- birth: unassisted
- birth: midwife-assisted
- birth: hospital, physician-assisted
- birth: with complications
- identical twins: messing with people via resemblance to twin
- food disasters: kicked off the bus because of contraband durian
- food disasters: ran out of real curry leaves
- birds poop on clean drying laundry
- pause in [activity] to observe prayer
- everything in the garden gets ripe at once
- transition from homeschool to classroom
- receipt of citizenship ceremony
- meeting Friends From The Internet
- travel disaster: same name as person on no fly list
- travel disaster: lost ID
- travel disaster: transportation leaves without you
- travel disaster: lost baggage
- national holiday: independence
- national holiday: religious
- national election: non-dangerous circumstances
- national election: dangerous circumstances

Date: 2010-06-21 10:34 pm (UTC)
bewize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewize
"who can eat the hottest pepper" test of fortitude

My grandfather beat me at this every time. *sweatdrops*

Date: 2010-06-21 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] boosette
My dad and I as well.

Date: 2010-06-21 11:30 pm (UTC)
tevere: Jihae, solemn with hint of smile (Default)
From: [personal profile] tevere
animal slated for celebratory dinner escapes enclosure, panic ensues


Date: 2010-06-21 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] boosette

Date: 2010-06-21 11:32 pm (UTC)
janice_lester: portion of karyotype shown with legend "ordinary karyotype, extraordinary person". (ordinary karyotype--extraordinary person)
From: [personal profile] janice_lester
Perhaps "national holiday: independence" could be something more like "national holiday: independence/nationhood/joining of larger political entity" so as to catch celebrations for nations that aren't 100% independent? For example, New Zealand's national day, Waitangi Day, is actually in celebration of the signing of a treaty that brought the land and its native people into the British Empire. And I imagine the citizens of the United Federation of Planets might celebrate forming or joining that, which is more interdependence than independence. There are also commemorative items available in relation to the institution of the Euro, the formation of the European Union, etc., though not holidays as such AFAIK.

I'm rather fond of a number of your suggestions. They somehow manage to be both widely applicable and deliciously evocative. :-)

Date: 2010-06-21 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] boosette
THIS, re: national holiday: national holiday

And also :D

Date: 2010-06-21 10:38 pm (UTC)
bewize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewize
- "It's on the tip of my tongue..."
- Running out of gas
- Laundry
- Health check up
- Pop quiz
- Broke a dish
- Argument with a sibling
- Argument with a parent
- Argument with an authority figure (cop/teacher/etc.)
- Hangover
- Allergies
- Running errands
- Night out with the girls/boys
- Physical/doctor's appointment

Date: 2010-06-21 11:31 pm (UTC)
benedict: (read my latest)
From: [personal profile] benedict
Oops, forgot some stuff. I saw people doing some stuff specific to not the us, so here's stuff that happens around here in manitoba, canada. I think some are more universal than others.

Chasing off coyotes to protect the outdoor animals
Flooded basements in the spring
Trying to get the manure scent out of the house after you accidentally leave the windows open when the farmers are fertilizing the fields
Open warfare on mosquitoes
Bird-watching, setting up birdhouses
Dodging gophers playing chicken with your car on the road
Defrosting the car
Scraping ice/snow off the car
Trying not to slip on the ice as you rush places
Getting trapped in the ditch and waiting for a tow truck
Holding the door for people
Suffocating heat when you get into the car during the summer

Date: 2010-06-22 03:36 am (UTC)
denyce: (Stock: I've got a pocketful of sunshine)
From: [personal profile] denyce
A few more if its allowed...

Research/mandatory tedious reading
Shoveling snow/raking leaving, or cleaning gutters
untangling Xmas lights (or lights for another event) finding the burnt out bulb
Finding something in storage
Packing- or unpacking (house/apartment)
cleaning the garage
going through the junk draw
collecting & sorting out all of the financial paperwork/taxes
picking up all the dog poop in the backyard enough for guests to visit
cleaning the litter box
waiting in line
waiting at the doctors/dentist office
DMV for new plates or to register the car
sewing on buttons, mending a shirt/socks etc
not scratching mosquito bites
changing & cleaning cloth diapers
walking the dog
watering the plants/yard
washing/cleaning the car/truck inside & out
waxing your skis

Date: 2010-06-22 03:38 am (UTC)
anenko: (* proud to be)
From: [personal profile] anenko
*Shoveling the driveway
*Getting snow tires
*Snow blindness
*Trapped between an oncoming car on one side, and a sheet of ice on the other.
*Snow removal trucks blocking your path.
*Snow plow depositing a ton of snow in front of your driveway just after you finish shoveling.
*Chapped lips
*Writing a letter to the editor
*Being offended by something on TV/newspaper/magazine/book/etc.
*Underwire comes through your bra, and jabs you for the rest of the day.
*Bra straps are too loose, and require continuous adjustment for the rest of the day.
*People assume you can't be from the area because of how you sound or look.
*Feeling uneasy or awkward expressing yourself in a second language.
*Cringing when someone mispronounces a word from your language/a language you're familiar with (pou*tin NOT pou*teen, CBC announcers!)
*Someone making a remark about your "cute" accent.
*Forgetting your PIN number
*Forgetting how to sign your name mid-way through. (. . . I hope I'm not the only one who does that).
*Being forced to play the "guess how old I am" game.
*Being put on the spot about your romantic/sex life.
*Your entire [geographic location] sprouting flags when your [sport] team is in the playoffs.
*Rioting when your [sport] team loses. Or wins.
*Someone makes an overly personal remark about your physical appearance.

Date: 2010-06-22 04:05 am (UTC)
jumpuphigh: Pigeon with text "jumpuphigh" (Default)
From: [personal profile] jumpuphigh
Making tortillas
Walking to the ice cream shop with a friend
Going to get your hair done
Picking fruit off the tree
Squeezing oranges to make orange juice
Sleeping on the train

Back with more... I can't stop

Date: 2010-06-22 04:15 am (UTC)
bewize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewize
- BBQs
- Social events you don't really want to attend
- Forgetting someone's name
- Unfamiliar social settings
- Eating food that someone has prepared when it's different from what you're used to
- Annoying neighbors
- Awkward political discussions
- Awkward religious discussions
- Catching fireflies (or some other bug)
- First swim of the year
- First snow of the year
- Menstrual cramps

Date: 2010-06-22 03:18 pm (UTC)
ilyat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ilyat
Prompts from the Amazonian jungle:
(Another) full day traveling by boat
Setting the car battery/solar panel out to be recharged by day
Chewing ash and coca
Forgetting your toilet paper
Climbing the pomelo/other tree for fresh fruit
Taking the fourth cold shower of the day to cool off
Heavy downpour/flash flood
Bot flies (not as bad as everyone thinks)
Receiving a fifth yellow fever shot because you forgot to carry your yellow card

Prompts from the farm (admittedly in the US):
Watching the cows/livestock play
Picking dirt from the donkeys'/equines' hooves
Feeding the goats/sheep/llamas/small livestock
Feeding the chickens/fowl
Splitting/stacking firewood
Sitting by the river/pond/lake/bay
Repairing a fence
Herding escaped cows/livestock back to pasture
Listening to bullfrogs at night
Hearing the coyotes howl
Power outage
(Repairing a) leaking pipe

Date: 2010-06-23 12:18 am (UTC)
perkins: (Default)
From: [personal profile] perkins
Having spent some of the morning at Stanford, I have a few more:

Trying to find your way around campus in time for your first class and getting completely lost.

Realizing you brought your psych books to English Lit.

Having to find enough quarters to do laundry.

Trying to find a place to study when your roommate kicks you out so they can have sex in the room.
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