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...okaaay, no more chocolate cake Bond movies after midnight. Or maybe it was the Ethiopian food.

a Quantum of Spoilers herein )

And, James Bond is why we can't have nice things. The Aston Martin, in the first 2 minutes. The Tosca opera. The skylight. The other skylight. The hotel room. The other hotel rooms. The entire fuel-cell-run hotel (that was totally unnecessary, by the way).Yeesh, the body count was actually kind of low (for Bond), but the property damage is gonna break MI-6's budget.

We went to the late-late show (got home around 1AM, still discussing the film) and I think my brain didn't have time to spin down properly. My dreams were all full of logistical failure; trying to coordinate multi-session small-group discussion In Person, with a single clipboard, 5 rooms, 60 people (including late arrivals) and possibly a party going on. For groupwork that (I think) was supposed to happen online. Durrrr... then that gave way to a dream about a G.C. business meeting in which one candidate for a job blocked consensus on the other candidate, [livejournal.com profile] zylch inexplicably tackled (in a slow motion, I-love-you-don't-shoot-yourself-in-the-foot sort of way) the blocker to talk them out of it, and then we had to expand the meeting into two rooms so we could sing "Kumbaya" in one room while certain people talked with the blocker in the other half. What. The. Hell?

Oh, and Happy Birthday Larke!

Reminders

Feb. 4th, 2008 12:30 pm
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1) If you live in Missouri (or are a Democrat in Kansas), tomorrow is voting day. Go vote before work/in the morning/on your lunch hour. Whenever you do it, vote. No bitching for the next 2-8 years if you don't, kids. (Kansas Republicans caucus next Saturday; Kansas Democrats caucus tomorrow night)

2) I say to vote early in the day, because that evening is [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants' birthday shindig. Dinner is at Matsu Japanese Restaurant in Westport (Westport KCMO, not Connecticut) at 6:30 or so, to give us enough time to eat before the Flogging Molly show at the Beaumont Club at 8. Word is that there are still tickets available for Flogging Molly, last I checked: $22 at the box office, $22+exorbitant fees through Ticketmaster.

Of course, if you're not going out with us, you can vote until 7. But vote. Please?

P.S. If you haven't RSVPed to [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale already about dinner, please do so here so we can give Matsu a headcount. They're not a super-large restaurant...

Silliness

Nov. 29th, 2007 11:13 am
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Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] breathofgold, who does a lovely Marilyn impression...
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Went to [livejournal.com profile] zerself's Zooper Zekrit Birthday Party at O'Malley's in Weston (on orders, naturally). T'was a fine way to celebrate making it to 30, especially with the surprisingly good live band, Flannigan's Right Hook (a mix of covers from Irish classics to the Beatles to U2 to Johnny Cash). I'd recommend seeing them again if you get the chance...they play a lot of the local Irish restaurant/bars, including one I hadn't heard of yet, Llywelyn's?

Bailed out semi-early because of the full (for a Saturday) schedule today, but it was good to see everybody... Weston always messes me up when I get up there, because all of the side streets look the same. I nearly turned around once I got to City Hall (end of the road, natch), but figured if nothing else I could get out of my car and *listen* for where O'Malley's would be... found it just fine eventually. I'd never been to the pub portion of O'Malley's, actually; very interesting "cave", which unfortunately bit [livejournal.com profile] zerself's dad on the arm (but they extracted their pound of flesh from the cave later, so it's all good). Ze also looks fabulous in zir new kilt!

Also, a Shakespearean koan )
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Five scientifically plausible ways a zombie apocalypse could actually happen... you know, in case you needed help getting in the mood for Hallowe'en.

Thanks D - and many happy returns of the day to your lovely lady, [livejournal.com profile] rougewench (I used to mistype that as roguewench, today it's "roughwench"...hmmm)
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1. Type in your birthday (minus the year) in the search bar at http://wikipedia.org.

2. List three interesting facts, two births, and one death that happened on your birthday.

Events
1890 - In West Point, New York, the United States Naval Academy defeats the United States Military Academy 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game.
1947 - The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine.
1975 - The name "Micro-soft" (for "microcomputer software") is first used in a letter from Bill Gates to Paul Allen.

Births
1803 - Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist (discoverer of the Doppler effect)
1898 - C. S. Lewis, Irish writer (I did not know that)

Deaths
Two different Popes, a Cardinal and a saint, but the most interesting one I found was:

1330 - Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, (gotta respect the guy who cuckolded, then killed Edward II and became de facto ruler of England)
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First, a quiz: Uh huh, tell me another one, Kojak... )

So I'm officially "over 30" now; birthday was quiet, overall, with most of the screaming confined to my neck spasms being worked on. Did I mention I'm getting old? I also made it to work on time this morning, which is really unlikely, all things of the morning considered.

On the plus side, I had my first annual review on Monday, for a job (or at least organization) which may very well carry me through to retirement. Now that'll make you feel old!
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Your personality type is RLOAI
You are reserved, moderately moody, organized, accommodating, and intellectual, and may prefer a city which matches those traits.

The largest representation of your personality type can be found in the these U.S. cities: Oklahoma City, Albuquerque/Santa Fe, Indianapolis, Reno, Greenville/Spartanburg, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago Area, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Louisville, Providence and these international countries/regions Czech Republic, Guam, Austria, Luxembourg, Philippines, Iceland, Indonesia, Portugal, Taiwan, Hungary, Israel, France, New Zealand, Slovenia, Canada

What Places In The World Match Your Personality?
City Reviews at CityCulture.org
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http://outreach.jach.hawaii.edu/birthstars/index.html

Neat little site; tells you what star is far enough away that the light you're seeing from it right now left when you were born. Snazzy trick.

Mine? γ (Gamma) Leporis , from the constellation Lepus (the Hare).

::edit:: Of course, it changes over time, so this post is next to useless, except maybe as a divination tool...

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