June 13th, 2005

My wonderful Meg kitty.

No news is good news!

My time thus far seems like it's been spent reading Don't Panic and The Bradbury Chronicles. Not that I'm complaining or anything about this new job. Just saying...

A friend of mine who was in non-zero part responsible for putting the originals together pointed me at these lovely boxen. I hate to admit it, but there's two parts of me at play here. One wonders what the hell I'd do with it. The other is doing it's damndest to convince me that it doesn't matter! They're cool!

For once in my life (with the realization of getting an extra paycheck this month), I feel like I've hit the breakeven point with a positive derivative. Maybe Douglas Adams was wrong about little green pieces of paper.

By the by, if you haven't read Don't Panic...Do. Go get it. Now. You will enjoy it. Especially the line: "It's like a pub, but smaller."

I'm getting an officemate today, so I've been busy printing out things to decorate the office with. If "The Story of Mel" doesn't scare him, I'll know he's a good egg.
My wonderful Meg kitty.

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Quotes from the weekend:

relsqui's dad: "People used to buy pyramids with shelves in them on the strength of the proposition that razor blades would sharpen themselves if they were left in there. Is this a great country or what?"

relsqui: "Someone posted on answerbag a question like 'Are western Europeans really taught to value money over human life?'
testing4l: "That depends. How much money?"

This one requires some explanation. paxsboy was talking to his girlfriend about the Shawshank Redemption. She made the observation that in the book, the races are reversed. Something along the lines of: "...but in the film, Red is white, and the other guy is...umm...played by Morgan Freeman." which sounds like a euphemism for "black"

So, we went to see Star Wars episode III and:

paxsboy: "...Samuel L. Jackson...who was played by Morgan Freeman"

Gobbledygook on my whiteboard which seems to be drawing everyone's attention more than the taped up copy of "The Story of Mel". I haven't yet deciphered it, though I think I have a fairly good idea of the character set.