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Friday in Review

Work was okay today. I don't feel like I got anything accomplished at work even though I did try. Rumor has it that our facilities manager made a racist or sexual comment to one of the African American female security guards at work. She reported it and he was escorted out of the building with a box. I don't know whether or not the rumor is true but I know he doesn't work there anymore. I guess that's why he never responded to my email last week asking when would be a good time for me to get a new badge since mine broke. Seven of us went to Cheeburger Cheeburger for lunch which wasn't bad. I felt really really full when my stomach started to digest everything. I'll usually grab something to eat before I meet my husband at his work but tonight I didn't. I was still full four + hours after eating lunch.

I had a little bit of a frustrating time getting my ticket for the movie tonight. My husband said it was at the ticket counter for me and when I was there the ticket person said he knew he'd set aside a bunch of tickets but didn't see any with my name on it. He'd taken some with him earlier so my ticket must have been one of the ones he took. I happened to see my husband in the lobby and he's like, "No, Jen at the counter has it." So I go back upstairs to the ticket counter. The ticket person I spoke to earlier talks to Jen and I hear a little of their conversation. I guess she got busy and forgot to set aside a ticket for me. He happened to have a ticket in his hand so he gave it to me. This is the second time something like this has happened. I might just start getting my tickets a few days ahead of time from now on just so I have them.

The theater was empty about 15 minutes before the movie and then there were suddenly all these people. A tall man sat in front of me so I moved down. The seat in front of me was empty just before the movie started and guess what? Another tall man sat in front of me. The next 100 minutes were spent watching the childhood of some kids in Mississipi.
In 1982, three 10-12 year-old boys from the Mississippi Gulf Coast decided to make their movie-making dreams a reality as they began filming a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, shot over the course of seven years, challenged the young boys to figure out how to recreate state-of-the-art special effects, as well as deal with all the changes that come with going into and emerging out of puberty. Not only did they have to figure out how to drag a person under a moving truck, they had to kiss a girl for the first time. The result is a film as exciting and inventive as the original, with an even larger "how did they do that?" factor. Enjoy this true tribute to the virtues of dedication and imagination! (USA, 100 mins.)


Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos were there to introduce the movie and take questions afterwards. The school groups earlier in the day gave them a standing ovation and so did the people at my screening. They make a good team. They've left their corporate jobs to put together their own movie production company. I think they can do it! Eric used to be head of QA for Electronic Arts in Florida and Chris last worked in the music industry. They kind of tag teamed the answers. My husband took them out for dinner afterwards. Since the restaurant should be closed now (12:47am) I bet they went out for drinks too.

I've had a headache for the last few hours. I finally took some Tylenol about a half hour ago.

My dad has been asking me to burn him a copy of Open Office for his PC so I did that tonight. I was going to burn Office 2000 for him also but the CD is still behind the recliner and I can't get to it. He isn't sure if he even wants it so I'm not worried about burning it for him. He has frequent problems with his PC and I just want to shake him sometimes. He downloads different software (if it's free then it's a bonus!) and then wonders why stuff doesn't work the way it's supposed to. I mean, at one point he had Black Ice and ZoneAlarm installed. Shouldn't one firewall software be enough? Really want I want to do is take his PC hostage, install a network card in it, and do all kinds of updates and cleanup on it. The last two years I've thought about building him a PC but then I think... he'll only mess it up. That's one reason why my mom has an iMac. He knows nothing about them so he won't try to help her with anything on it unless it's something simple like clicking on a url in an email.

I got my holiday card labels done. It wasn't as painful as I thought it might be. I don't have the exact printer drivers installed for our printer on my laptop but the ones I have right now do work.

The NaNoWriMo TGIO party that I thought was scheduled for tomorrow is actually on Sunday. Spouses, etc. are invited so I've been waiting for him to come home to RSVP. It was supposed to be at a buffet (probably a Chinese one) but now it's at a BC Rooster's. Haven't been to one of those in years.

I think I'm done rambling for now. :)

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