Exercise 9: Receipt

April 13, 2011

Just found that I can’t fit into my dress of last summer. I’ve been gaining weight really fast lately. It seems I need stick with palin breakfast like orange juice, plain margarine, cookies and steam eggs for a while.  I also bought some Museli in case I need something different.

There are some dandelions in my backyard and my boyfriend is out for vacation. Damn…Guess I need put on my new garden gloves and get rid of them by myself.
I just had some macaroni with little salt and tomato paste. No cheese or meat. It’s been third day of same diet. I just weighted myself and nothing changed. Still long way to go.

It’s late and I’m still working my project. I think I need another cup of coffee.

I’m still trying to figure out how to lose weight. Emmm.. Let me finish this buttermilk dessert first. I can’t think straight when I’m hungry.

Exercise 9: Carrie Harden

March 16, 2011

Mom is going crazy again. She can never sit still. Always has to be cleaning something. Always so busy picking wavy crisp crumbs out of the couch, defending 2% milk instead of 1%, and denying us her ritter sport minis and candy and creme that she completely forgets to buy kitty some food and litter. That’s why whenever mom goes shopping for kitty she stocks up. Were talking mountains of kitty food. Poor kitty, constantly slipping her busy mind. I remember finding kitty licking all of the berry syrup off our breakfast plates one morning and drinking milk from an old mini coconut, only to see mom walk in the kitchen immediately after with her hair to the ceiling. Was it the hairspray..? Nope. Mom stressing explains everything under this roof. I need a cigarette..

Exercise 9

March 14, 2011

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Receipt 11.

Excercise 9: Receipt 7

March 12, 2011

Exercise 9

March 11, 2011

Exercise Nine: The Pathetic Life of Hans Meissner

March 11, 2011

Hans Meißner was a man in his late fifties. Unmarried, overweight, and depressed. He was losing his hair and had a crater-sized bald spot on the top of his head. What little traces of hair he had left were all white. Hans led a very dull life and he was starting to doubt that his life had any purpose at all.

Hans would usually begin his day before work by going to the local Aldi grocery store for his daily mealshop. He would buy the same food every day: Apple juice and fruit yoghourt for breakfast, liverwurst for a sandwich at lunch, and meatloaf along with Gouda cheese for dinner.

In 2003, Hans became an alcoholic. Suddenly beer and wine were the main ingredients of his meals. He would usually drink beer at lunch and wine at dinner or on a day like February 21st, 2003; he would drink both at dinner.

Hans hadn’t showered in a week so he made sure to pick himself up a stick of deodorant that morning (even though he had basically given up on personal hygiene altogether). He also grabbed 3 tallboys of Grafen and 2 bottles of sherry pale before heading to the checkout.

That night, when he got home from his job at the European patent office, he took off his work-clothes and stripped down to just his boxers and an undershirt with yellow sweatstains on it. He cooked himself some dinner and ate it in his usual spot in front of the TV. Like usual, he was alone.

After finishing the 2 bottles of wine at dinner, he chugged the first can of Grafen and finished the other two within ten minutes. He needed to get drunk that night. He had barely finished the last beer when he passed out reclined in his Lazyboy. His favourite show, Marienhof had just started when he began having difficulty breathing. He was choking on his own vomit and there was no one around to help him. Less than a minute later, he completely stopped breathing.

Hans Meißner died on February 21st, 2003. He was 58.

excercise 9: Home alone

March 11, 2011

This is what happens when kids AND money are left alone in the house.

exercise 9: watercolor buttermilk dessert

March 11, 2011

Exercise Nine: Andrew

March 11, 2011

Exercise Nine

March 11, 2011


Exercise Nine; Grocery Store Narrative

March 11, 2011

Probably not the best idea to give the kids kebabs, look they are running around. If they fall and lodge that stick in their throat it won’t be good… Maybe I can convince them to eat this fruit. Unlikely, it’s from china. They won’t eat it unless they’ve seen it on tv. I should have just gotten that stupid chicken salad for all of us…

(Receipt #1)

Exercise Nine: Grocery Store Receipt

March 11, 2011

Exercise 9-Receipts

March 11, 2011

Proof of Forgery


Etos Coverstick. Two dollars and eighty nice cents.


V6 White Strong Mint Gum. Eighty nice cents.

Total comes down to three dollars and seventy eight cents.

The girl walks out of the store clutching her little bag of vanities.

Standing before her reflected surface sooner than standing before the world.

Applying an aesthetic mask ahead of herself.

Hiding behind those ready-made lies.

And all under four dollars.

Exercise Nine: Marco Paravani

March 10, 2011

Marital Fun (The Perks of Unconditional Love) by Marco Paravani

We haven’t eaten meat for weeks

It’s part of her new regimen

Strung, green beans and sugar peas

flavoured in diet margarine

I couldn’t tell you what they mean,

her story magazines

She likes to read, and rest her feet

enjoying her English tea

I should stress, it’s lactose-free

She pays no mind to me, usually

But tonight’s our anniversary

So she gave me my own money

And then sent me out for groceries

Ingredients weren’t tricky

For my custard cake surprise

I bought some sugar, more margarine,

And I couldn’t tell you why

But I, instead of milk, born of contempt

mistook the skim for 4 percent

I may as well have gotten cream

And it’s too bad that I bought three

Which brings me to my last purchase

For deep down, I don’t truly hate her

A value pack of double-ply,

No-name toilet paper

Exercise Nine: Receipt

March 10, 2011

exercise 9: reciept

March 10, 2011

There is something going on in foodville!

Excerise 9

March 8, 2011

Crime Scene Investigation – Enjoy! 

Exercise Nine

March 5, 2011

Exercise Nine:

March 4, 2011

This exercise is designed to continue to get you thinking in narrative terms, and thinking about how narrative applies to user experience.

Using one of the attached grocery store receipts as your inspiration/evidence, create a narrative. Post your narrative to the blog. The narrative should consist of more than just prose — in fact, it need not contain any prose at all. Consider images, video, poetry and sound. Be creative! Here’s an example of a variety of possible responses to a single receipt.

Your receipt assignments (the page number) are as follows:

Nicholas: 1
Sohyun: 2
Renars: 3
Sandra: 4
Carrie Ann: 6
Prisilla: 7
Yizhen: 8
Amir: 9
Hilda: 10
Sharon: 11
Shi Tong: 12
Cindy: 13
Marco: 14
Brian: 15
Joanna: 16
Irene: 1
Hyun Ji: 2
Samantha: 3
Hung Hei: 4
Caroline: 5
Andrew: 6
Alexandra: 7
Fan: 8

Exercise Nine is due at 15:30 on Friday, March 11.