Monday, November 21st, 2011
Tonight I had the privilege of seeing an advance screening of the new Muppet movie. I am a big Muppet fan, and I love their brand of humor. It is just pure joy. I love how they appeal to kids and adults at the same time. This kind of humor is a guilt-free delight. (Note: Don’t watch the trailer before going! It steals some surprises. )
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
I usually bring my lunch to work, so I love going out for a change. Today a group of co-workers and I indulged in a leisurely, European-style lunch (at a German café, no less). It was one of those meals where you order drinks; then, you order an appetizer for the table; then, you order entrees; then, you order dessert and coffee… These are extremely rare, so that makes them extra-special.
Our waitress was one of the best parts of the experience. When one of my co-workers ordered a German beer, she asked him whether he wanted “the baby size” or “the manly size.” “The baby size comes with pink panties and a pacifier,” she announced with a trace of her native German accent. Our table erupted in laughter.
As we walked back to work, another co-worker mused, “Maybe lunches like that are what it’s like to be retired.”
Monday, August 1st, 2011
It seems that everyone feels so much pressure all the time. It helps to have outlets for your utterly silly side. If watching “The Bachelorette” isn’t ridiculous, I don’t know what is.
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
What’s your favorite work-break website?
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
I love getting mail, but one of the ways email is superior to snail mail is that you can send exactly the same thing to multiple people at the same time. I love how it fosters electronic conversations in a group — I can see friends’ reactions to funny links and how they respond to each other. This is the time when “reply all” is actually encouraged.
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
That’s right. It’s a royal wedding-related post. Ha ha! Everybody’s doing it! One of the news threads related to tomorrow’s nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton: all the freedoms Kate is giving up when she marries into the royal family. Of course, it’s been quite some time since she had a normal level of privacy (please pronounce that as the British “PRIV-uh-see” in your head).
During a moment of mindlessness today, I paged through some photos of celebrities on People.com. I love how magazines describe the outrageous getups celebrities wear. If I stepped out (have you noticed how they always describe famous folk as “stepping out”?) in a bright orange suit (yes, suit!) with a navy-and-white striped knit shirt underneath, I can only imagine 1) the looks I would get and 2) my co-workers’ laughter and queries about where the circus was. But when Ashley Olsen does it, she “makes a bright and bold statement in a coral suit as she steps out Wednesday in downtown Manhattan.”
Hilarious. I’m just glad I don’t have to deal with photographers documenting my every move and fashionistas picking apart every wardrobe choice. “Amy stepped out today in Old Navy shoes, carrying a Macy’s clearance handbag…”
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
It seems that Facebook and the rest of the online world have really ramped up April Fools’ Day. Pranks abounded yesterday, and I heard of some pretty nasty ones! I was particularly thankful that my husband doesn’t try to trick, scare or prank me for his amusement. I know some people get a kick out of those things, but I don’t, and I’m glad that’s not his favorite source of fun.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
I finally decorated my new office. Over the years I’ve collected more than a goodly amount of office stuff, so I tend toward the overboard side of decorating. When you come and visit me, you’ll find a full candy jar, a red “Office Space”-esque stapler, the obligatory Dwight Schrute bobblehead, a multicolored Slinky for you to play with, and now, walls covered with meaningful objects.
I’ve got my new “Atlas Shrugged” movie poster (signed by the producers!), my disturbing wall calendar, and photos of me with members of Switchfoot (also with band autographs!). A friend gave me an “Alias” calendar years ago that featured a fabulous picture of the original cast (no latter-season shenanigans), and it has a place. I have my favorite “Far Side” cartoon framed. And there’s a panoramic view of Samford University, my undergrad alma mater. (In case you’re wondering, yes, I do have my family and friends represented as well…)
I love being surrounded by fun things that have meaning to me.
Monday, February 28th, 2011
I would say I have a weird sense of humor, but clearly there are others who share it. In my new job, I’m surrounded by fellow editors who appreciate things like comic strips and grammar jokes. And they even embraced the wall calendar I brought in for my office. You’ll either snicker or find this really disturbing.
I’m glad my co-workers lean more toward the snickering.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
Fair warning: I cannot in good conscience recommend this movie. Today I watched it for the third time, laughing hysterically as always, but was reminded how raunchy parts of it are. So I’m just going to say that “I Love You, Man” is still one of my favorite movies. There’s nothing like laughing your tush off.