08 May 2010

So very busy but had time for TV people!

No deep thoughts or outrage to express tonight. However, I did spend a wonderful Thursday in San Francisco being an extra for Mythbusters! Well, me and ~199 other fan/geeks like me. I'm hoping that my schmoozing with Grant and Tory will solidify my status as "coolest aunt in the world" with the sibs's childrens. Especially those boys up north whose daddy likes to blow things up; you KNOW they love Mythbusters. The experience was pretty cool for me, too. There was quite an eclectic group of people there! Of course, I'm not at liberty to share any details of the experiment; the episode should air in two to four months.

Made some new friends, and we're keeping in touch on the twitter. Also found out that Tory is from Monterey. I don't want to be labeled a stalker, but I am going to keep my eyes out for him on those holidays where children are wont to return home. Like Mothers' or Fathers' Day, for instance. Hubba-hubba.

21 April 2010

It took booby-talk to get the blog hat back on.

I did not realize I had not been here for almost a month. Yikes! Not sure why I resist blogging. Wait, that's not quite true; it's one of my "things", as in, a not-necessarily-rational hang up. (Is that redundant? Are there rational hang ups?) Taking the time to express myself in a thoughtful and meaningful way is a luxury I feel I cannot really afford. I don't have a real job, or at least I don't get regular paychecks. I have a tendency to feel like I must always be doing "Something ____". Something does not, cannot stand alone; it must be Something Worthwhile, or Educational, or Profitable, or that Builds Character, or Helps Others. It should also be done efficiently and promptly. Way to pop my own fun balloons - there is too much pressure to perform! No wonder my shoulders are always tense! I need to freakin' relax and goof off a little.

Now, goofing off in the name of activism meets the "Something _____ " rules and sounds fun. Coincidentally, finding such a Something led me to wanna blog about it, so I can get the blog fix in simultaneously.

In response to an Iranian cleric's idea that women's immodest dress brings calamity (including Iran's frequent earthquakes) as punishment, the Blag Hag has suggested we bring on a boobquake. She was joking at first, but boobquake as taken on a life its own, complete with facebook event page trending on twitter. So, yay, I'm going to be a joiner and a follower and dress immodestly on April 26 to aid in her test of the cleavage = quakes theory.

Talk about fun balloons! That's my big extra-curricular plans for the upcoming week! Now it's time to finish my work-work, then do some domestic house-work. Or maybe I'll cuddle up with Otto for a nap. Napping with a cat is addictive...

28 March 2010

"A" Week on Facebook.

I just learned of "A Week on Facebook" today - a group has been organized on facebook encouraging atheists to change their photo to the scarlet "A". (Guess I glossed right over the mention on Friendly Atheist's blog, which is in my reader - d'oh!) I joined the facebook group and already changed my photo; following "A" Week on twitter, too, & will RT the interesting bits.

It seems so wonderfully appropriate for this to take place during so-called Holy Week. It tickles my funny bone.