I'm not sure what possessed them to do it but a colleague brought a pair of Easter bunny piñatas to the office this morning. They're gracing the front desk and I happened to notice them as I was heading out to lunch. I have to say they're a little strange looking. Strange in the sense that looking at them immediately brought to mind that demonic rabbit from Donnie Darko. On a related note I'm really hoping we get to demolish them before the day's out. Could use the stress relief...
I seriously wish certain people had a built-in mute button. You probably know the type, those certain someones that make your head hurt the instant they open their pie hatch. On the bright side, those folks haven't tried to interact with me so far. Not about to complain about that.
REALLY looking forward to this weekend! Two days away from all this noise, and a roadtrip thrown in for good measure, is just exactly what I need. Starting to lose track of time and stuff so it'll be a nice change of pace.
Walking into the breakroom this morning to get my caffeine and there was a lady noshing on the biggest pile of tamales I had seen in a VERY long time. And I'm not talking about those little mini ones you get at the grocery store either. These guys were the real deal at about a foot long and three or four inches around. I had to gracefully decline the offer to take a couple with me though. Let me just put it this way, had I taken her up on it I would have shortly thereafter been forced to transition to my "alternative office" which wouldn't have been a good idea considering all the stuff on my plate today. With that said, I may yet go on a leftover raid later this afternoon.
I had dinner at this restaurant last night, was in the mood for some old fashioned German food, and was sorely disappointed. Going by the name you'd think that was the culinary genre but nope, you'd be mistaken. As I recall, there was one vaguely German-ish item on the menu and everything else was the standard type of fare you could get in any other chain in town. Absolutely underwhelming.
And, as if that wasn't bad enough, they apparently serve day-old beer there too. One of the people I was with ordered a Miller draft... It was green from the St. Patricks festivities they held the day before. Admittedly I'm not a restauranteur so I don't know what the industry standard is in regards to the frequency you should change kegs but I do know my reaction was one of disbelief. In my opinion you should at least make an attempt to trick me into thinking its new.
Anyways, my prediction is that they'll manage to keep it going for about six months before the new wears off and they go belly-up like the restaurant that occupied the space beforehand.
I'm not going to lie, this was far and away the best evening I've had in a VERY long time. An old friend who I had lost contact with over the years found me online and it was literally like we picked up right where we left off. Thinking of it now, she's the only woman I've ever had a relationship with that ended in friendship. I guess I'll have to re-revise my theory that men and women are incapable of friendship. In any event we're both in a good place so I fully intend to take advantage of it while I can
Man, I finally got around to watching the Red Dawn remake...seriously wishing I had seen the flick in the theater. I'll admit, I wasn't really expecting much out of it but it was a pleasant surprise. They stayed really super true to the feel and tone of the movie. I thought it was interesting...North Korea and Nicaragua, two countries that the US had fairly unfriendly relations with. I also liked the Dodge pickup they had in the new one. The stepside Chevy that Jed Eckert drove in the first one was definitely echoed by the new one. Well, at least it did for me. Hmmmmm...what else. Oh, I liked how the Wolverines made contact with the Free American Army. Just the right amount of humor there and Harry Dean Stanton super channeled Powers Boothe...in my opinion at least. Anyways, enough nutshells...I'll just wrap it up by saying this was a more than worthy successor to the original which is a very surprising thing.