palmedfire: (Sophie does not approve)
Dear Self,

When you're already PMSing and in a foul mood, it is inadvisable to go reading the blogs of folk who's professional work you admire. You have rotten luck in such things, as it seems to turn out that people who make stuff you like hold rather obnoxious personal opinions in real life. Do yourself a favor and leave such things alone.


Yea, I was wandering the internet this morning and stumbled on the blog of Jeff Vogel, head of Spiderware Software, a company that makes really neat shareware games (and for Mac!). He's got a really funny, snarky writing style, so I was having fun reading his blog. Until I came upon this gem:
"It is worth mentioning, at this point, that every tourist in New York City has to go to one Broadway show. Just one. Any more than that is unseemly and expensive, and it only encourages the people who make live theater to make more of it. Live theater is to entertainment as stone tools are to carpentry and leeching is to medicine."

Bolding mine. I... have no words for this. I really, really can't get past the frothing rage enough to have words, especially when it was followed a few paragraphs down with this:
"Just one warning. If you go see one of these shows, say Phantom of the Opera, when you leave, real theater lovers will be waiting at the exits to spit on you. And you deserve it. As if this planet doesn’t have enough mediocrity without your traveling across the country to encourage it."

And I know this is going to taint how I view the games his company makes, even though they have nothing to do with theatre. Which kinda sucks, 'cause they're good games.
palmedfire: (Wet Saeko)
Only one more day until mini-vacation/10 year high school reunion! This is going to be so fun! We're driving up to New Jersey on Thursday, going into New York City via train on Friday, doing reunion-type stuff on Saturday, and coming home on Sunday. I'm excited about getting to go into NYC. I haven't been back there in ages. We're going to try to get tickets to see a show, but I'm not sure what yet. It'll depend on what's up at the half-price booth. We're also definatly hitting up BookOff(for cheap manga), and Kinokunia (for a new A4 sized binder & any random Zuka stuff they might have). Then we'll probably wander a bit. I'm tempted to see if I can hunt down if Neutral Ground is still open, but it's probably in the opposite direction from everything else. And I don't really need more RPGs.

We still need to pack and I need to figure out what I'm wearing for reunion itself. I've got my nice green pants, and my white blouse & my blazer... Yea, that's probably what I'll go with. I want to look nice, 'cause I've not seen any of these people since I graduated. Sadly, I doubt the people from my class I'd actually want to see won't be there. But I'll have fun anyway doing the polite-talk thing with people and show off my lovely lady ;)

In other news, subbed today for a teacher who I'm pretty sure lets her kids walk all over her. They were quite a handful. I was drained by the time I got home. Stupid kids can't shut up and watch a movie! Part of me wants to land a job for tomorrow, the other part wants to recover! But I think I might get called in tomorrow. Call it a hunch.

Other other news. This weekend m'lady and I went to see the high school's production of "The Music Man". Once again I was blown away by what they were able to pull off. I mean, it was still high school theatre, but they're all very good. And oh their leading actor is a trip! Makes me sad that next year they're doing "Hairspray". Don't get me wrong, Hairspray's a fun show and all, but they just don't have the cast for it. The leading man from Music Man'll be a senior, and there's no good role for him in Hairspray. I don't think they have a girl who can do the main role, and who are they going to get for the mother?

M'lady and I had been joking that they should do "Scarlet Pimpernel". That they do have the cast for. I am really kinda disappointed that they won't.

And, in closing - FINALLY got the shipping charge from Crescent Shop. They have been paid, theoretically Datenshi + Yumiko's retirement stuff will ship out within the next day or so and we'll have it next week


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