March 18th, 2006


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So, yesterday was my mother's last day at her old job, and she doesn't have a new one lined up yet--the one she was interviewing for turned her down. Because she was overqualified. So... there's that. She's talking to a headhunter now about some opportunities they know about, but she'll basically be at home for at least a week, if not longer ("Looking for a job is my job now!"). Which on one hand could be really fun, because we'll probably go to a movie (I'm all but bribing her to go with me to V for Vendetta) and go out to lunch, probably at Panera while Sister Girl's on duty, at least once. On the other hand: Micro. frickin'. management. So it is in my best interest to get her out of the house and back into a job tout de suite, so I will be focusing all my Good Thoughts powers on getting her a new gig.

Another reason we need her back at work: for the money (duh), in no small part because the pool guy came and removed the tarp and it is scariness. Collapse )

A few things:

>> Judith Miller's New Excuse: "The former Times reporter tells Vanity Fair the 'slanderous bloggers destroyed her." Interestingly, she does not or cannot name any of the blogs that "slandered" her.

>> Man Shot Dead at Calif. Denny's Restaurant. "The shooting was the third in a Southern California Denny's in three days. In Pismo Beach on Wednesday, a transient with two guns walked into the restaurant at lunchtime, fatally shot two men and wounded a married couple before committing suicide." What the hell is going on down there?

>> Is the new owner of MySpace trying to erode civil liberties? Collapse )

>> Holy crap, this stuff is cute. Also, the creator has a livejournal! And is not a criminal!

>> Remark About Gays Shadows St. Pat's Parade. "Dunleavy set off a firestorm this week when he told the newspaper: 'If an Israeli group wants to march in New York, do you allow Neo-Nazis into their parade? If African Americans are marching in Harlem, do they have to let the Ku Klux Klan into their parade?' Referring to the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, Dunleavy said, 'People have rights. If we let the ILGO in, is it the Irish Prostitute Association next?'" You know, I find myself saying "OH, FOR FUCK'S SAKE" a lot lately. This is not going to be an exception.

>> Fashion Designer Oleg Cassini Dies at 92. He's the one who dressed Jackie O when she was First Lady, if the name doesn't ring a bell.

>> Her dignity having gone into the Witness Protection Program after three Star Wars prequels, Natalie Portman is now pretty much shame-proof.

(The Phaaaaaaaaaaantom of the Anarchy is theeeeeeeeeere...)

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