Miss Von Trapp (missvontrapp) wrote,
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MDEC / MADNESS

Sidenote: Tony Blair and Ozzy Osbourne should do 'Wife Swap'... Poor Ozzy would be *so* confused it would be hysterical!!

Ok, where was I?

(sitting at the computer, eyeballs falling out, needing to go to sleep...yes, I know!)

That aside, woke up this morning bang on 11am...four hours sleep, rang my mother blearily to beg a lift to theatre.

(green eyeshadow, washed-out tired green eyes...red eyeballs. Must have looked a fright!!)

Waited outside for my father, still with mug full of coffee in hand.

Got there at about 11:30am...spent the day running through all the sequences before tommorrow and working on some bits within it. I'm officially NOT doing the onion-eating piece (thank god), as I will be singing two verses of 'Fish Heads' solo immediately after... And the opening verse of 'They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!' on my own, in blues style. Not only would onion-eating mess up my voice, but I probably wouldn't be able to see afterwards lol!!

Had 45 mins for lunch at half-one, left my mug in the bar by accident...

Continued rehearsals till 6pm, got downstairs and found Jane had washed my mug for me... Must take more in tommorrow lol!! Andy dropped me home, listening to the cricket commentary along the way: I was dying with laughter at all the unintentional innuendos!! Must be tiredness...

Going to bed in a bit, get a good night's rest before the show tommorrow; we have to be in by 11am for a vocal rehearsal, then will work bits through the day...full run through at 2:30pm and the doors open at 6:30ish.

Wheeeeeeeee!!!

...................................

After all that... Here's the stuff I wrote at work last night; with the exception of 'Eye Drone', which I wrote earlier, but have added to the group as it finishes it all rather nicely;)

It's compiled as one poem for each MDEC that we key on... I'm not going to bother with the 6 trials MDECs (Manual Data Entry Centre) as that would be overkill lol!!

MDEC Mantra

MDEC 1 : Manual Data Meltdown
MDEC 2 : Complaint
MDEC 3 : Finger Jockey
MDEC 4 : Eye Drone

Manual Data Meltdown

Oh! My nightshift is going swimmingly!
Brain to finger symbiosis;
Perfect synchronicity!
I'm strumming the qwerty in vicious voracity,
Killing the keyboard with cruel capacity!

Eyes up, Eyes down
I'm typing frantically
Screen tilt, Head melt
Blurred rapacity!

Oh! My nightshift is going swimmingly!
Mountains of data are streaming endlessly!
Galloping off from my screen as I type,
All over the country and on through the night.

Zone in, Key out
Time is ticking
Head tilt, Eyes melt
Fingers clicking!

Oh! My nightshift is going swimmingly!
But, Oh! My monitor is also going swimmingly blurry;
Faster and faster
Approaching disaster

In front of
My aching
Eyes


Complaint

A vision collision!
Left and right orbs joined only in
Protest.

Refusing to work together.
Won't comply; no focus.

Seeking their union only in
Shut Eye.



Finger Jockey

Hi mum! I'm on speed!

(speed is a drug)

No mum - I'm not taking drugs --
I'm KEYING!

Racing my fingers as fast as they'll go --
Jockey of the workstation --
Whipping my target
Beating for bonus --

Exhilarating, isn't it, mum?
You should try it --
Better than Tetris!

(or TombRaider)

I'll be crossing the finish line : 6am --
Then soundly off to bed.
To sleep, perchance to dream --
Of nothing.

(nothing but keying)



Eye Drone

White Walls
Tappity Tap
White Screens
Tappity Tap

Eye count
Eye calculate
Eye perceive

Locked in this box a steady hum --
Hum Drum
Tappity Tap
Flicker and Drone
One bee in an incessant chattering hive

Eye break
Eye multiply
Eye ache
Eye sting

The clock ticks
Tickety Tock
Tappity Tap
And the hour
Drags itself --

Steadily --

Towards its

End

Tappity Tap
Clickety Clock

Clock Off.

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