December 13th, 2001

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Tom and I have been coming up with card and board game ideas, and we've got some really cool ones. I'm happy we've got another creative project to work on together. It's excellent just writing back and forth. We used to do text game stuff, and we may yet do so again.

Movie Night is tonight. And I don't have to worry about homework, or research, or any of the other things that have kept me constantly rushing around. I'll be able to catch up on stuff like juggling and working out that I've been ignoring for the last three months (longer, really). I *do* still need to buy Christmas presents for the family, but that won't take too long.

I think a lot of stuff from Amazon, Cheapass Games and maybe goblinart.com are appropriate this year :-)
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Wow, this is a great forum for stuff that just doesn't belong in other media.

For instance, I realized today that "centrifuge the mayonnaise" is a wonderful euphemism. Several possible meanings come to mind, all appropriately distasteful, and all made a little weirder by the phrase.

I've now got Advanced Tickets to a late Lord of the Rings showing. Not "Advance Tickets" -- I'd know what those are. But right on the ticket it says "Advanced Ticket", so I suppose it's better than the regular beginner tickets. Perhaps they recognized Spider's status as Bearer of Trivia and gave her the special Tolkein-fans-only kind. Or maybe it's a kowtow to the fact that tickets cost nine bucks, so there had better be something special about them.
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I watched the early parts of the movie Gattaca today at Movie Night. The word "uninspired" comes to mind.

And I've gotta say, just to get it out of my system, that the idea of women immediately being turned on by a guy with a high genetic perfection represented as a number is up there with the standard short-lived geek wet dream that just because you're obnoxiously and ostentatiously intelligent chicks will flock to you. It just doesn't work that way.

Some at least equally shallow and stupid things are true, just not those in particular.