Finally, my persistence has paid off, so to speak.
Starting Tuesday, I will be temporarily out of the ranks of the unemployed, and working at a temp job in downtown Minneapolis. Perhaps reassuringly, this was from a temp agency with whom I met only a few hours previous to getting the phone call with the offer. I have to call and get all of the details tomorrow, but it looks to be working with Excel spreadsheets for a Medical company.
Something is better than nothing, even if it is only a one month assignment
At Heathrow Airport today, an individual, later discovered to be a public
school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession
of a compass, a protractor, and a graphic calculator. Authorities believe
he is a member of the notorious al-Gebra movement.
He is being charged with carrying weapons of math instruction.
Well worth the time it takes to load, this is a Honda commercial that employs a seemingly endless Rube Goldberg set of contraptions. Or, for those who don’t know who that is, think of the old board game Mousetrap…
National Geographic Magazine Treasures of Egypt
This is the website devoted to a special new National Geographic on newsstands now. I picked it up the other day, and it is quite beautiful and well done, IMO.
Those in the “Grand Affair” might guess part of my motivation WAS predicated on “research”
Comet comes wrapped in a mystery
An article on Comet NEAT, which is barreling down into the inner solar system. Next May, it should reach perhelion with respect to the Earth. Will it look great? Or a dud? Scientists can’t predict that, but we shall see.
Tangential to the whole Matrix hype, one of the actresses in the Matrix Reloaded has been suggested for a particular NPC in my game. The actress is Monica Bellucci, who played the duplicitious and treacherous Persephone. The NPC in SB is Noys, Eric’s daughter. Most people dismiss her as being sweet and relatively light, and thus suggestions for her “casting” (a la Arref and Ginger’s sites) has been actresses along those lines.
I wonder, if I did “select” her as the face for Noys, if people might not subconsciously reconsider their assessment of her. Actors and Actresses in these castings do bring something to the role of the character in the game–that’s half of the fun of selecting them in the first place.
And does Noys have hidden agendas? The Gm is sphinx-like silent on that 🙂
Oh, by the way, I also used this post as an excuse to experiment with the Acronym tag. Netscape and Opera users won’t see it, but IE users should see a couple of uses in this post.
The Matrix Reloaded
Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishbourne, Carrie-Ann Moss and Hugo Weaving
Directed by the Wachowski brothers
“Not everyone believes what you believe.”
“My beliefs do not require that they do”
Morpheus responding to one of the Commanders in Zion about his belief in Neo.
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