Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

Miscellaneous updates and announcements

So, today: another rainy-ass day. Also, a couple of weeks ago when it rained really hard as well, our pool turned green and murky overnight. You know how Dracula infiltrates people's bedrooms and shit by turning into mist? I think Pthoolhu returned to town in the form of a sudden outbreak of "mustard algae," whatever that is. So Pool Guy came and dumped a bunch of chemicals in, meaning that either Pthoolhu will flee again, or we'll be the first to be eaten when the apocalypse comes. Either way.

(Best. Christmas wreath. Ever.)

So we watched movies again--I can't remember what the first one was (maybe it was just a TV show? No, I remember, it was Monster House. God, I can't wait to get my nice B-complex vitamins tomorrow), but then we watched Hot Fuzz, which Sister Girl ended up not being very interested in. I think it's because--by her own admission--she didn't really know the buddy-cop action-movie clichés well enough to get most of the jokes, which weren't even jokes with punchlines per se, just all the action-movie clichés put in the context of a sleepy English village. Although I don't think she got "Forget it, Nick... it's Sandford," either. Me, I spent most of the movie trying not to howl with laughter since she didn't seem to be into it. "FOR THE GREATER GOOOOOOOD. CRUSTY JUGGLERRRRRRRRS..."

("An early draft of the script included a love interest for Nicholas named Victoria. She was cut from later drafts, but her dialog was given to Danny, often without any changes." I am so incredibly not surprised by this. Particularly about the time Danny takes Nicholas home to watch movies. "Uh... are they going to start making out now?")

Oh, and quick PSA from elbales: If you see a "Career Cruising" meme going around, please don't participate or pass it on. It's not a free quiz--it's on a pay site, and by using whoever's login/password it is, you're going to get them into a huge amount of trouble. As wendymr has pointed out, it's a site for professional career counselors and their clients, and my suspicion is that one of those clients leaked the password, probably to their friends, and it went wild from there. So, you know, for the sake of this poor counselor, please tell people to delete or lock their meme entries or not participate at all. I don't know if the counselor can change his/her password, either.

Update: It was a Wine Opener Thing.

Also, wow: Barak Berkowitz has stepped down as Six Apart Chairman and CEO. Related to Strikethrough '07 (Parts 1 and 2)? I don't know. If it was related to Strikethrough, though, I'd guess it was because the whole thing was botched all around and got way more tech-blog media attention than the company wanted, not because someone at the company feels bad for fandom or anything.

Linkspam will be back in a day or so, by the way. At the moment I'm just trying to take a couple of days off, write a little more, and catch up on things.

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