Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Post!

Here I am, in my effort to not go three weeks in a row of only posting HNTs!
Not sure when it happened (actually, I think it was Thursday), but all the leaves in town came crashing down. Or fluttering down. Anyway, all the side streets are ankle deep in the yellow leaves of the elm trees--especially in the upper westside (the former "rich" part of town). It's absolutely gorgeous. Or at least it will be until the first snow blankets all of the unraked leaves and they start rotting and stinking up the place. There's a bit of laziness in that regard around here...
I've been having all sorts of fun with my new phone. Especially using "Siri"--the 'assistant' application. It's sort of like the HAL 9000 from "2001". You can even carry on a conversation with it, and apparently others have discovered this as well. There's a whole site dedicated to it at "Shit That Siri Says"! The responses are great!
Of course, playing with the phone took the back seat to the symphony concert this weekend. The concert was one of the best I've been involved with in years. But man, what a lot of work involved. The highlights include staying up until 3:15 AM re-editing 180 Powerpoint slides, ripping my shins open on the U-haul's trailer hitch (twice on one leg, two days apart!) and bleeding like a stuck pig, dealing with the Keystone Kops we had to move a 9' grand piano, and surviving on about 10 hours of sleep for 3 days. On a more positive note, it didn't rain or snow all weekend! I'll bet it's waiting for December...
Read online that Lindsey Lohan has struck a deal with Playboy for a photo shoot at the end of this week. They offered $750K, she insisted on $1M, and they met somewhere in the middle. In the meantime, she's still cleaning toilets at the morgue as part of her community service. Anyone wish that she'd never grown up from that precocious "Parent Trap" girl?
I listen to Pandora at work almost exclusively these days. And my current genre is "classic soul". For the most part, it's pretty good, though Michael McDonald sneaks in on occasion (wth??). But it's damned hard to concentrate on work when Barry White comes on.


MinorityReport said...

yay...a post. :)

The leaves just starting really turning and falling here.

Glad you're enjoying the new phone.

Jack and Jill said...

Thanks, I'd been wondering what Siri was - isn't that Tom Cruise's kid? - after seeing mention of it online. I was curious, but not sufficiently so to Google it.

I'm torn between feeling sympathy for Lindsay Lohan and feeling revulsion. I lean much, much closer toward revulsion, however, as I'm sure there are thousands of better actresses who, if given the opportunities she was given, wouldn't piss it away as she has.

Pandora is one of the greatest things I have ever done with a computer or phone. We love it.


Cheeky Minx said...

Barry White has that effect on me too, as does Marvin Gaye.

Your autumn sounds so lovely I feel like jumping on a plane...

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get ours... sadly it's two paychecks away.

Glad the concert was a success.


shibari said...

I am up.. and put my blood and gore and more up..
HHNT and Happy Halloween!