I think I'm going to have to check this out sometime, the article makes it sound really interesting. And the fact that its inspired by the street system and mapping appeals to my inner urban planning nerd
Okay, so you can email a weather report about the venue you're going to be spending the next week skiing at but for whatever reason sending a notification that meetings are going to be canceled escapes you? Call me crazy but that's more than a little disrespectful in my opinion. Oh well, not going to let myself get torqued up too much. I shouldn't expect too much apparently.
Went on a bit of a Tim Burton mini-marathon earlier. Watched Ed Wood and Mars Attacks and I was impressed with both for diametrically opposite reasons. Which would only make sense, right? Ed Wood was quirky and somewhat strange for a couple of reasons that I managed to pick up on. I had never heard of Ed Wood so I did what anyone would do and gave him a quick run through the google brain. Basically, from what I could tell the guy was sort of the king of the B-Movie genre back in the 50s and he never managed to get anywhere beyond that. So, there was the interestingness introduced by the attention paid to that aspect of the man's life. The other quirkiness was the mere fact that it directed by Tim Burton. Very distinct visual style in this film but I've always been partial to it personally. When I watch movies I'm a total escapist and a sucker for a well-executed visual approach. In my opinion, all that was more than made up for by the bromance that Johnny Depp's Wood and Bella Lugosi, as played by Martin Landau, had going. The movie's set on the tail end of Lugosi's life when he had lapsed into mediocrity and drug addiction and Wood came along and gave the man a chance to act again and do what he was meant to do. Just kind of a weirdly sweet process to watch.
Mars Attacks was cool too. All I could think was the man was paying some sort of homage to the classic alien invasion flicks they used to do back in the day, and threw in an extremely generous dose of CGI and semi-fluorescent dayglo color schemes to update things. Sort of like what those films might have been like if the guys back then had access to modern technology and an adequate budget. In any event, it was enough to make me at least go through netflix and see what sort of selection they have in the genre.
If you think corralling a thirteen year old cat with severe weight issues is easy you would be sadly mistaken. I don't know if it was the innate feline contrarianism or hyperactive thyroid but the jerk had me skidding around like nobody's business. I'm just glad I caught him before the language got too colorful.
Is it me or is it just a little disconcerting that these folks have to rely on contractors for protection? Maybe I've watched too many movies or something but it seems like you'd want people who can take care and get themselves out of tight situations without having to necessarily rely on bodyguards. Or, if the situation required them, the bodyguards wouldn't be freelance contractors. Doesn't exactly make sense to me...
I had some really random music stuck in my head this afternoon and I was wondering how certain, totally random songs get selected and put on continuous playback in our mental shuffle. I would've googled it but I honestly have no clue where to even begin. Perhaps a psychologist will read this and can clue me/us in.
I was talking to a colleague in Lead Abatement and noticed this poster on her desk. Its Mexican candy and their respective lead content. Yeah, I'm not the hugest fan of most of the items on there but occasionally I'll buy one of those push-pop type candies. Don't remember what they're called but they're toward the upper right corner. Guess I should be thankful I don't load up on 'em. It'd suck to go cross-eyed or something