I had a talk to give this week, and then a lot of this and that, so I haven't been posting much, which means - I'm behind! It's a little long, so I'll put this behind a cut.
Last weekend I went up to a suburb of Chicago for a wedding. It was very nice, with a beautiful day and a good-looking couple, and the bride is somebody I used to work with and go to plays, movies with, and who is one of the few from my old company who work at the company I'm at now.
Of more interest to you folks is that ninquelosse was kind enough to offer to let me stay with her, which was very convenient, since she lives in the very suburb I was going to. I had a funny time trying to find her house, which she said was further back off the street than the other houses on the block. Well, it's actually so far back that it looks like it's on the row of house behind - *L*! She and Boo were up, and SB was already asleep, so we sat at the kitchen table and talked quietly for a while. I got to see the holy of holies - Ninq's new iMac notebook - *G* - and saw the fuzzy iPod protector she made for Boo - *L*! It looks like a little square made of rabbit fur! Their place is full of cool stuff - books, music, posters - that I wish I could have looked at, but I was beat, and had to get up at about 6:30 am, so we went to bed. Thank you so much for letting me stay, Ninq, and it was wonderful to see your place.
I've been watching lots of movies this week. I saw "Serenity" and "40-Year-Old Virgin" in the theatres (first one, great, second one, very funny in parts, but a bit uneven - but it had Paul Rudnick! yay! *G*). I watched "Kama Sutra" (which I'd seen before), which has Naveen Andrews in it. I highly recommend it - very poignant and beautiful, and a whole different world. Also very sexy, of course. And "Blade: Trinity", which was very stylish (excellent credits) and very good in parts, but the story... didn't make sense at all. And too many long fight sequences that all start to look the same after a while, and an ending that was... baffling.
Interesting cameos, BTW? Loudon Wainwright as the minister at the end of "40-Year-Old Virgin", and the vampire progenitor in "Blade: Trinity" is the same actor that plays the tough older brother in prison in "Prison Break".
So, this weekend I go to see the Exhibit. It opened up Wednesday at midnight, and I'm going to hang out with the TORn Yahoo group that has organized an IndyMoot. There's a Ghost Walk tonight, the Exhibit at 9 am tomorrow, and a dinner Saturday night. And Anne from Chicago (who I met at the last Line Party for ROTK) will be there - yay! I found that out just recently. She'll be the only one I know there, so thank god she's coming - *L*!
And my talk went well, which is good. Work is still... eerie... in that I have no idea what they're planning on doing with me, or what they think of me. So, I've decided not to care! Because there's not a damn thing I can do. About all I could do at this point is make allies, and I don't see any to make, so...!
That's it for me; catch you on the flipside! And here's hoping pooh had a MARVELOUS CoRo weekend (SO JEALOUS!), that lorna keeps having fun in NY (SPAMALOT! SOOOO JEALOUS!!!), that Cat enjoys finally meeting Billy (SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS!) - sensing a theme here? *G* - and everybody has a great weekend.