Archive for year 2005
Conversation from work today:
I was joking with a co-worker who used to be the only woman on our particular team before she moved to another project and she was saying that it was good we just hired another female tester to keep the female representation on our team.
“Yeah since we lost you it’s just been way too testosterone-y over there. Hmm, that sounds like a new product from Chef Boyardee. Testosteroni!”
“Now with 25% more BEEF!”
If you look at the comments for this entry, you will notice a comment by “Just Me”. I have no idea if this comment is just spam that got really lucky by hitting a blog where this is totally a feasible comment, or if it’s someone who actually left a real comment that’s just ambiguous enough to possibly be spam.
We all know I’m an actor, and more specifically have experience in voice acting in particular. I traced the IP and it seems to trace back to Disneyland which leads me t believe it’s spam, because while I know some people in L.A., I don’t know of anyone who works at Disneyland. I’m very puzzled. The link leads to a job at Disneyland which sounds really cool, and yet it says “apply in person” which just isn’t possible, I’m afraid. The comment says “I know you have a gret (sic) job…” which is also true, and yet is just generic enough to easily be used in mass spammings.
I could try and email the person, but…well, I’m hesitant for no particular reason. The anonymity of the person also makes me suspect, as if it were someone who even vaguely knows me, why would they simply sign “just me” and yet leave an email address?
If it is spam, it is the most interesting and intriguing piece I’ve ever received.
Saturday night we were once again part of the secret ninja group of performers who helped present one of Richard Garriott’s famous parties. Guests were told to come out a good old “barn raising” party to help out with the construction of Richard’s new house. As guests arrived they were led in groups through a tour of the construction site of Richard’s new house and shown the blue prints.
Anyone who spends $30,000 on a car which is not a Toyota Prius is a making a huge mistake. This car is the coolest thing I have ever owned. More importantly, the “bang for the buck” on this car is off the scale in my opinion. If I just had to guess the price based on seeing and driving it, I would put it much higher.
We picked up our Toyota Prius this morning. Pure bliss. Words can not convey the awesomeness of this car. We paid about 31K for it completely and utterly decked out and it was worth every penny. If I didn’t know the price and had to estimate its value, I would have guessed much higher.
Pictures and details will be forthcoming.
We were out celebrating a friend’s birthday when I heard one of the funniest kid-related stories ever. It probably will not translate as well in text form since the delivery of the story is what really sold it, but I have to relate it anyway.