Thursday, June 14, 2007

Where's Waldo?

If you know me, and have sharp eyes, you might be amused by this clip. The rest of you... sorry.

Jellicle My Ass

If you have any doubt that cats are a force for good in the world, click here.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

I've Misplaced My Water Cooler

I'm back in NYC for the day, and I saw in the subway an ad for HBO's new series. I don't have HBO, but I could always get it if I wanted to watch the new show. Only problem is I don't know when it's on.

I'm oddly put off by the fact that the ad simply says that the new show premieres June 10 "following the Sopranos finale." There's no time. Is it really such a given that everyone watches the Sopranos? Because I don't. I know it's very good, but I've just never been that interested in it. And the Tonys are on tonight.

Sure, it's not that hard to find out what time the Sopranos ends if I want to watch John From Cincinnati, but why should I have to do research, HBO? I'm offended by the presumptuousness.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Carded

I've written before about how being at Undisclosed Location Summer Theater surrounded by interns and apprentices can make anyone over 30 (or over 25) feel very old, so one of the positives is that bars in rural New England are also much more likely to card everyone who walks through the door, just as a matter of policy, and who doesn't like to occasionally allow the delusion that someone actually thinks you might be 19? So I was delighted last night when the doorman at the local pub asked for my ID.

Until, that is, he handed it back to me and said, "Oh. Sorry."

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Aren't you a little furry for a storm trooper?

So Boy and I were sitting on the couch watching a show about Star Wars on the History Channel, and the cat flopped down between us and did something especially adorable.

So I said to the cat, in the way people say silly things to pets, "You are strong in the force of cuteness."

Boy was silent for a moment, then quietly said, "You're full of kittychlorians."

Then he giggled at his own joke for a good five minutes.

We're such dorks.

Spin Cycle

A few days before we went on vacation, sings went up around the building saying that the laundry room would be closed for "total renovation" from May 14 to May 21. We didn't have the best laundry room, but at every shareholders' meeting they tell us the building is strapped for cash, so I'm a little baffled by the choice to do a "total renovation" of something perfectly functional, and of course I worry about the prices going up, because even if they do, I'm far too lazy to go to the laundromat.

Anyway, not the point. The point is, it wasn't finished on the 21st. When we got back from Mexico, new signs said that due to "scheduling changes" (really? changes? you really thought it'd be done in a week?) it would be done on the 29th.

It was not.

And really, that's all okay. That's the nature of construction, right? They tore up the floor, they got all new machines, put in a new sink… it's not a small project and when I walked by to snoop the workers did not appear to be the swiftest or smartest. But why not be realistic about it? We have two laundromats within 2 blocks, it's not the end of the world, just say, "Hey, this is gonna take three weeks," and then we'll be psyched when it's done in two-and-a-half, right?

Today, this memo was in the elevator: "CONGRATULATIONS THE NEW LAUNDRY ROOM IS OPEN AND READY FOR YOU TO ENJOY."

Congratulations? Enjoy? Whee! I can't wait to enjoy doing my laundry! Even when they don't do anything specifically wrong, I just want to smack the people in our management office.

(The new laundry room is pretty nice though....)