champagne and legos
Pop goes the tech market. They're dropping like flies in this strange pre-Christmas environment, including Lyse's startup, which in preparation for nonexistence laid off all its employees, including her, yesterday. She raided the company supply cabinets and brought home some champagne and Legos. I'm not sure what we're going to do with them but it sounds like a recipe for an evening.
This isn't really a career crisis since it just means Lyse will switch full-time to her other job, where she is now. Meanwhile I find myself once more updating the site alone in a room, the only difference being that I'm no longer in Iowa but in California, where there is no power and Christmas spirit is iffy.
Dear God. Not only is Senator Orrin Hatch (Troglodyte-Utah) a writer and performer of Christian-country music (including a song "for his dear friend Muhammad Ali"), he's now an actor as well. Hatch, long a critic of violence in Hollywood, has a cameo in the new Michael Douglas/Catherine Zeta-Jones movie "Traffic," which is rated R for all the obvious reasons.
"I don't see how they could have made it without violence and still accurately portray the drug culture, and how degrading it is," Hatch told the Deseret News. "For adults who really need to know what kids are getting into, it's OK" to see the movie.
The irony here is too withering even to comment upon. Also, there's now Orrin Hatch for kids.
Off-the-scale ratings for the final broadcast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Last year I lived down the hall from the fellow who, as a boy, provided the voices for Marcy and Peppermint Patty. He was the only other person in the dorm as small and scrawny as I (cf. meat mail). People wanted to get us mud wrestling, but it never happened.