Thank God, a temp job

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

A punny joke

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.

A thought on casting in Strange Bedfellows

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.