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.


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


  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.

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

  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.

  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.