Had Something, Then It Was Gone

September 7, 2004

Today was a Thursday much like any other Thursday, I suppose. I went to work, I did stuff, I’m still there now. Tomorrow is to be Megan’s last day working for Radio Shack, the end of an era. She’ll be glad to be gone and I’ll be glad to have her be less-stressed out and dangerous. Seriously, if she’s not gone from there soon, there’s going to be emotionally shattered former Radio Shack customers walking aimlessly up and down Sepulveda Blvd soon. Anyways, Megs has an interview at a new place tomorrow morning down in Beverly Hills, so perfect timing, I say! I hope it all works out.

This weekend we’re planing on heading down to Hollywood Center Studios to see an episode of World Cup Comedy taped. It airs Wednesdays at 8pm on PAX and I’ve never seen it, but hey it’s free improv comedy, so I’ll go. Last time I had to pay a $15 cover charge for a show like this.

Otherwise, life down here’s been fairly normal. I did the dishes last night, and I must say that I love having an automatic dishwasher. It gets less effective if you totally jam it full, but on the whole it’s a timesaver. Time I can spend playing video games, obviously. I played FFX last night for a bit and got Auron’s final Overdrive by tracking down all the silly “Jecht’s Spheres”. They’re really all over the world, and your inventory doesn’t show which you’ve already found, so I had to go and check all 10 locations. Done and done. I’m not sure what else I’ll do in the game. I’m near the end, so I might just go ahead and check out what Sin’s up to. Seems that’s where most of the populace wants me to go.

I’ve been feeling a strong urge to blow some steam playing a FPS (First Person Shooter) on the computer these past few days, so I’ll prolly do that tonight. Probably Unreal or Unreal 2k3. Anyone have 2k4?

I just used “prolly” in that last paragraph, which is short for “probably”. Now, in an informal setting such as this web site, I think this is fairly acceptable. IMHO, some more widely-read publications should avoid excessive use of stupid abbreviations, such as “prexy” for “President” and “Mouse House” for “The Walt Disney Company”. I’m speaking of course of The Daily Variety, which is an industry paper down here that specializes in industry “news” and gossip. They have the most unprofessional style-guide in the world, and yet we always have a few on our waiting area coffee table. We actually had some folks from DV here today talking to our Director about something. Maybe we’ll be in the paper for something, who knows.

Not sure why I wrote about that, but for some reason I like making fun of DV’s standards. Now that I live here, I see it quoted a lot. That and The Hollywood Reporter. Our office has subscriptions to both, I think. I need bigger sunglasses and a convertible.

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