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Sep. 26th, 2007 | 03:07 pm
mood: restlessrestless
music: James "Fine"

So far hasn't equaled NSFW stuff popping up on my screen.

I just finished my bizarre financial software online training. I'm not a big fan of SAP, other than that their leadership's photos on their website look cool. Why do American companies (and the government too) have such stodgy, boring, posed shots? Check out the Cabinet of Sweden; they're all active and stuff and it looks cool. Anyway, I was half-convinced that this class was going to ask me to wear five pieces of flare, but I finished it without having to jump out the window.

Next on tap is a conference call with Big Disorganized Foundation. I hope they have actually been asking people to be judges as they were supposed to do a month ago. I'm not as interesting as Sam. Law firms might want to hire me, but they have so far not expressed this desire.

This weekend is Pride. Yes, everywhere except us had Pride 3 or 4 months ago; we have it now because the universities run this place, but at least it means there are lots of young, nubile students around. :D Okay, I didn't mean that. Mostly. In any case, the schedule is weird; there are simultaneous events going on at Blend, Legends, Sirens, and 234 other locations Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (there's even a "Glow Party" at the gay club in Greensboro! Random but cool). With the exception of Legends on Saturday (which I probably won't even go to), it's kinda difficult to predict what will actually be populated and fun. I'm probably going to go to the events sponsored by the Duke groups, which are: Sirens on Thursday and Blend on Friday. And yes, I will be at the Pride Parade on Saturday. There is a mimosa event before the parade at Sirens, but I doubt Sam or I will be alive enough to make it for that. Since my digital camera is dying a slow death (most of the buttons don't work), I will take photos with my phone. Sam and I were talking a couple nights ago about the utility of Pride in 2007, and I think it's good to have a big-ass gay party every year or so, if nothing else. And I recalled from looking at photos of last year's parade that tons of people (mostly very young) come from rural NC for the weekend for something that will probably never occur where they live, and even if it did, they probably wouldn't publicly participate.

Edited to add: Sam and I watched Me and You and Everyone We Know via my Netflix queue the same night we were talking about Pride. If you like really random people and movies more about crazy people in everyday life than any sort of plot, see it! But don't go to the Wikipedia page 'cause it has spoilers (obvs) and there's not much to it, so that would take the air out of the fun. In any case, we thought it was awesome and will probably be quoting from it for weeks.

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Southleft

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from: southleft
date: Sep. 26th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
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You're totally interesting. You get to meet the wikipedia guy and blog about it. Also, how would we all learn which airlines and routes we should fly if it weren't for you?

Your Pride plans sound good to me--I'm game. I think Pride is a good thing too, just outdated in its current form. Or, I should say that Triad Pride was outdated when I went. This one could be better, as there are like 8 billion students in the triangle, and I'm convinced that 9 out of 10 are gay.

Let's have dinner. Computerized soup, perhaps.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Sep. 26th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
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The Wikipedia guy turned us down, actually. But for good reason: his staff claims he's traveling 27 days out of every month! I will, however, get to meet David Pogue and some other cool but not-that-famous people, which is exciting.

I like dinner! Should we meet in the middle, or do you have a preference? Call me, I promise I'll answer. :P

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