April 30, 2007

Something to make your Monday a little better.

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 9:28 am

Sent to me by DKNY (nice find!):

The Nietzche Family Circus.

April 27, 2007

I don’t know which is more surprising,

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 12:23 pm

the fact that Casey Kasem is 75 today, or the fact that Sheena Easton is 48!

Last night’s Moth as part of the PEN festival was another excellent show, featuring Neil Gaiman, who was charming as well as hysterical, and Edgar Oliver, who once again was fascinating with his story of a visit back home to Savannah. Hooray PSB!!! PSB, Neil, and Edgar went out drinking after the show with various Mothites, but I went home, as I was still ill from the previous night, where some friends and I rocked a karaoke private room for about four hours. I never would have imagined that I could have had so much fun singing karaoke, but as I discovered about a month ago, it’s ridiculously fun. My favorite two moments last night were when “Purple Rain” started playing, and Big Mike literally walked in the door, was handed a mike out of nowhere, and he just went to town on it, and also later on when I got to sing “United States of Whatever” by Liam Lynch (from Sifl and Ollie). We’ve started to go every few weeks or so, and I don’t see the enjoyment stopping.

Tonight there should be some Guitar Hero II action at the apartment with some friends, while PSB heads off to the spa to relax. We’ll rock enough to cover for her absence.

April 25, 2007

Hooray.

Filed under: PolenBabble, Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 9:01 am

It’s Administrative Professional’s Day again.

This year I’ve gotten two plants and a bag full of corporate junk.

Where’s my chocolate covered golden parachute???

April 24, 2007

I may never get anything done at work ever again.

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 4:42 pm

A free amazing online Diablo-esque RPG.

April 21, 2007

A little Saturday morning humor

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 9:19 am

Seen on “Cheers and Jeers” on DailyKos:

“It was announced that Hooters would open one of its restaurants in Israel this summer. So much for keeping the meat separate from the dairy.”
—Amy Poehler

And from YahooNews, some good news for me!

I need to get in the shower - I’m meeting Twin D (and possibly other Twins) for the Taste of Chinatown event at 12:30.

Tonight Twin A, Kissyfur, PSB and I are double dating - out to dinner at Mo Pitkins, then upstairs to the cabaret there to see the Main Squeeze Orchestra. I LOVE accordion, so I’m super psyched!

April 20, 2007

Insanity

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 5:30 pm

Please go to Mike Daisey’s blog and read his entry from today.

It’s truly mind boggling.

Via BoingBoing

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 11:02 am

This is just too funny. And a little weird. So many pigs!

April 19, 2007

Twin B’s next birthday present?

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 6:21 pm

Thanks to PSB for pointing this out:

Mmmmmmmmmm.

Happy Birthday Jefe!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 10:28 am

Mr. Franklin, have a swell day.

See you soon!

April 18, 2007

Team Building!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 10:24 pm

Tonight was the big event - we ended up going to a hands on group cooking session, led by Karen Lee, held in her lovely apartment on the Upper West Side. We made a Chinese meal of wild mushroom spring rolls, ginger beef, napa cabbage with sake and mirin, whole grain fried rice, and poached pears with dried cherries. It was all AMAZING. Karen was a doll. One team member seemed a little cranky and chose to kibbitz most of the time instead of help out. (Kibbitz, in this case, stands for “make snide comments, mostly vaguely critical of whoever was doing something”.) Everyone else seemed to have fun. I stole a glass of sake to drink when Karen wasn’t looking. My manager had a few glasses of wine and started talking about how, the first time her mother came to visit her when she was living in New York City, her mom turned on the TV and somehow ended up seeing Robin Byrd, and was so amazed that she had to call her dad to say “You’ll never guess what’s on the TV right now!” I found this highly amusing. (I thought she was going to say “We have to get cable right away!”) I didn’t get to tell her how a bunch of friends and I years ago used to flip on Robin Byrd and play “Real or Fake?” with the female strippers. All in all, a fun evening, although the team didn’t come together any better. Part of the problem was that one of our team members, our newest one, wasn’t feeling well and decided not to come. We were also supposed to have a new team leader by now, but there have been some difficulties, so no one has been named as of yet.

None of this is going to matter soon, as my efforts to leave for a different job are moving forward again. I’ve been getting resume help from PSB and a friend at work as well, and I’ve been hopping on the job websites and fishing around in the hopes of finding positions I’d be interested in and qualified for. I’ve seen a few things, but I’ve got to finish the resume work first. I’ll hopefully have that done by Monday. . .

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