Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 295 - Random Actor Tuesday: Julie Powell's Cubicle-Mate

Day 295.

I don't know who you are or what your name is, actor who plays Julie Powell's Cubicle-Mate. But I do feel sorry for you.


I know what it's like to be around Julie Powell. And it's not fun. She's talkative. She's self-absorbed. She's prone to wild mood swings. I can't imagine what it'd be like to have to hear her whiny little fetal pig squeal voice for an entire workday.

I mean, working in a cubicle at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is probably a stressful job as it is. But trying to do that while dealing with the most annoying cubicle-mate ever? LIVING HELL.

Those headphones are probably pumping in looped sounds of nails on a chalkboard.
I'd rather listen to that than Julie Powell's voice.

I don't know how you do it, bro. This is the first time in awhile I've actually been glad to be me. I only have to be around Julie Powell for an hour a day. You have to do it for eight. Godspeed, dude.

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Julie & Julia
Quote of the Day: "Lower Manhattan Development Corporation,
this is Julie Powell. Can you hold?"

4 comments:

  1. "...the most annoying cubicle-mate ever?"
    I think you have seen the movie too many times, and that is what you are annoyed by. Julie Powell may not be the most interesting-fun-tolerable cubicle-mate ever, but if you think she is the 'worst,' then you must have an exceptionally sweet arrangement in your work.
    Seventy more viewings? Good luck.

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  2. Word of the day: hyperbole.
    Definition:
    1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.
    2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”

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  3. ... but you have to watch, and (almost) care about what Julie P. does. The cubicle mate can just put his headphones on and ignore her.

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  4. Good word. Point taken.
    I recognize it here, and some times in my own writing... like when I am less than inspired, or feeling too tired/bored to delve deeper, but perhaps in this case delving deeper is exactly what Lawrence is tired and bored of doing for this movie.

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