Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Terry Pratchett, author of the amazing Discworld novels, just announced he has Alzheimer's. I'm very sad. If you haven't ever read his books, I'd highly suggest them. Start with "The Color of Magic."

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Good bye, fair Internship

As my internship with Sunshine Cleaning draws to a close, I reflect on some of my favorite moments, starting with my goodbye from Lesley.

Lesley: Hey, I'm leaving, so let me say goodbye.
Me: Oh, thanks for everything! Keep in touch!
Lesley: Yeah. Call me when you're 21 and I'll buy you a drink.
Me: I'm 22.
Lesley: Oh. There ya go.

I remember picking up lunch orders, which in and of itself seems like a fairly innocuous task. It is not.

Like the time I went to this cafe, where we eat rather frequently, and stood in line for my pick up. I handed the worker my boss' credit card. Said worker wandered off, then returned and asked me how I wanted to pay. I assured him he already had my credit card, and it would be GREAT if he could go ahead and scan it and give it back. Only he's LOST it. As in, it's not in his pockets, it's not in MY pockets, and it is no where to be found. And I'm holding about 8 people's lunches hostage while this IDIOT is trying to figure out how he lost a credit card. He called about 20 minutes later to say he'd dropped it on the floor and would we please come pick it up at our convenience. Ass.

I remember calling every tea and coffee shop in the greater Los Angeles area searching for Grace's Irish Breakfast Tea. The one and only place that sells it in the entirety of California was out. We had to special order it from the distributor.

I now know what brands of tea, chips, cookies, beverage, and fruit everyone in this office likes.

But all in all, it was a good time. And our movie got in to Sundance, so not a bad way to start things, na mean?

Sexist Hollywood

"According to Broadcast Standards and Practices, penises are great but vaginas are skeevy." -TV Producer.

Short story about this one...this producer is on a show where they were allowed to say 'penis' about 50 times in an episode, and then in another were told they couldn't say vagina. They finally got the OK to use vagina twice, and only in a very dry, emphatically medical way. Because vaginas are skeevy, duh.

Sunday, December 2, 2007