Monday, October 12, 2009

Take a Chance, Take a Chance, Columbus Took a Chance.

Lucas came down to the office last week playing an instrument.  When I asked him what it was he said “An 80’s Flashback.  It’s what people in the 80’s thought the future would look like.”  It is a Casio DG20—and he was able to hook it up to the grand piano and play music using the flashback machine.  It is like the coolest antiquated (and no I don’t know how to pronounce this word) electronics he has ever brought into the house.   As an added bonus I learned what a MIDI file was… yea!
He also introduced me to the wonder that is Jonathan Coulton.   Here are some lyrics from the song that reminds me of one of our web developers: 
Code Monkey get up get coffee
Code Monkey go to job
Code Monkey have boring meeting
With boring manager Rob
Rob say Code Monkey very dilligent
But his output stink
His code not “functional” or “elegant”
What do Code Monkey think?
Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write god damned login page himself
Code Monkey not say it out loud
Code Monkey not crazy, just proud

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you

Code Monkey hang around at front desk
Tell you sweater look nice
Code Monkey offer buy you soda
Bring you cup, bring you ice
You say no thank you for the soda cause
Soda make you fat
Anyway you busy with the telephone
No time for chat
Code Monkey have long walk back to cubicle he sit down pretend to work
Code Monkey not thinking so straight
Code Monkey not feeling so great

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you
Code Monkey like you a lot

I was looking for a image that was making fun of the fact I was behind the times, or that I have been so submerged in the geek culture to actually find this guy funny… but instead I offer you:

I got a picture text from my sister yesterday
And then she never texted back, or called me with an explanation.  I had to call my mom.  Who does that?!  Or was I supposed to assume that b/c Kevin was playing the DS in a hospital bed that he must be just fine?
Did I mention the Halloween party on Saturday? It was the awesome.  Although we were missing around 200 people from previous years (Nate, Zach, did I mention that I miss you?), but actually really fun because I had time to get involved in all the activities.  Plus, my one friend from DC Comics (Yes, Justin, I had a friend in NY) came to visit!  My favorite part was that at 10:30 Sunday morning Marisa texted me from upstairs to say that she was up, she just didn’t want to get out of bed.  Classic.  I brought her some starbucks and Danish in bed—all the while completely jealous that I didn’t get to miss clean up. J
Marisa requested some drive by nature, so we hit up the falls and the on the way back I got a speeding ticket--First one (on my Washington License) since 2002.  I was really nice to the guy, and he was a total jerk, which was so not cool. If I am going to be pleasant about getting a 200 dollar ticket-- the least he could do is not cop (pun intended) an attitude.  
Dawne was on the someecards website today looking for inspiration for our Twilight Party invitations.  Now, you know how much I heart the someecards… so why did I feel guilty as if I exposed a sweet lovely girl like Dawne to filth and sarcasm?  
And Arcane Legions released last week!! We celebrated with mimosa’s, then I sent out some press releases, then margarita’s,then some “play testing” of other games, and a brewski.  I wish we could have a “Happy Arcane Legions Day!” at least once a week.   As an aside, we were playing this one family fun game that should have been lovely, but we (I) was so competitive, that Tyler had to completely change the rules to remove points in order to bring it back to “fun and cooperative” instead of “I hate that you might beat me so I’m not guessing.”  (Reminded me of that dark day playing catch phrase when, instead of passing the catch phrase, it was tossed into the center of the circle, Johnny folded his arms and held the device rather than give our team clues and Shane kept saying the words he shouldn’t.  *sigh* Now that certainly was a dark day for team games.)
Hey Stace, First, Happy Early Birthday, Second, this reminded me of you: 
Have an awesome Monday folks! 

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