Thursday, November 27, 2008

dept. of not belaboring points

there are things that are less than perfect about today (food, ugly national history whitewashing, etc), but on the whole, the idea of being together with your family and giving thanks for the things you have is in the best tradition of secular humanism great.

also, thursday! good public planning. get it out of the way early.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

wednesdays are great.

we won at trivia tonight, again. steve came along and helped. dana's hunches were all correct. gabrielle knows a friend of mine, randomly! (the other guy i didn't know was next door neighbors for my mom's old principal/boss at the elementary school where she teaches! WEIRD.) she also did research on puppet movies, when i thought they were puppy movies, so that helped the team knowledge and allowed jessica to finally understood my turner & hooch joke. steve and my joanna newsom love helped us successfully answer an astronomy question. jessica also threatened me but also offered to give me a pep talk, which is a very jessica thing to do, by which i mean an awesome thing. i didn't get punched in the neck, my lymph node didn't explode, and my brief whining was tolerated long enough for me to turn around my crappy two days.

so there you have it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

a letter i want to send to charlie kaufman

dear charlie kaufman,

i don't anticipate this ever getting to you, since i'm not sending it, but i thought you'd appreciate it. my friend beth and i went to see synecdoche, new york and afterward she overheard this from a man outside the theater:

"i didn't get it. it felt really long, but it was only two hours!"

sincerely,
alec

Monday, November 10, 2008

we are great conversationalists

0:14 PM me: my apologies for venting but that's what i needed to do
Meredith: i understand
me: (feeling a little sorry for myself enters into that)
Meredith: keep me posted on this
the prospect of you pooping your pants is interesting
if nothing else
10:15 PM did you see michelle obama's white house visit dress?
me: hahaha
10:16 PM yes there is a lot of humor value here
and also the only emotional energy i've spent in monts
it was orange right
?
Meredith: yeah, orangey red. so good
maybe you should spend some emotional capital somewhere else.
just give it a shot
10:17 PM go out, spend some emotional dollars
me: you invest capital
cmon who are you, bush?
and
if i could, i would
my emotional capital is extremely illiquid
Meredith: solid?
10:18 PM me: no
very difficult to make into liquid assets to sell or trade or spend
Meredith: i know i know
i was making a joke
me: it's like commercial real estate.
i know.
Meredith: i know what liquid means
10:19 PM me: but it was a good use of financial terms!
i'm not worthless, my portfolio is just very difficult to value right now!
don't make me sell at firesale prices, meredith!
that would be FOLLY
10:20 PM Meredith: oh geez
me: hahahahaha
now i can call sex "capital infusions"
i feel better.
Meredith: hahahahahahahahahaha
10:21 PM omg. that mystey show was ridiculous!
that man is hilarious
me: was it not?!?
Meredith: it was absurd

Sunday, November 9, 2008

i think we can all agree

http://explodingdog.com/drawing/iamsohappyyourbeardisgone.jpg