07.24.2003 - 7:20 p.m.
I'm loving the TiVo. Seriously,
it rocks so very hard. We watched a recorded Daily Show yesterday,
and while I was laughing my ass off, I turned to JB and said
"This is awesome! We never stay up late enough to
watch this!". Then we high-fived. Because we are just that
Not! We totally missed hands.
I'm all about the HBO love,
too. I think Project Greenlight is going to be my favorite
So, I've been asked to write
a blog for Workplace. I produce a newsletter every now and then
that's totally informal and goofy in tone, and some of the folks
at Workplace want more of that type of thing - they view the
serious press releases I write as boring and corporate (they
can't seem to understand that news sites don't actually reprint
your hilarious hyperbole).
Assuming there's some subset
of the Mac market that's geeky enough to actually read this thing,
I'm supposed to come up with a sort of humorous "Life at
Workplace", which Funky Boss tells me should be totally
uncensored and truthful.
Dig if you will the deeply
appealing notion of being asked to write a snarky journal as
part of your JOB.
But the thing is, Conservative
Boss is a polar opposite of Funky Boss. And C.B. is actually
my real boss in the sense that I report to him, blah blah blah.
I have to run my newsletter by C.B. each time I get ready to
send it out, and pretty much every single time he edits it.
Which is fine! He's got the
right. I just don't get how a blog is going to work. If I have
to run each update past a reviewing process - well, I'm trying
to imagine how it would feel to be asked to change something
in this journal. Fuck you, Jack, it's MY journal, is how I would
A blog is a personal thing,
you know? If I'm representing myself, albeit in the context of
pimping my company, I don't want to be asked to write something
I wouldn't normally.
Clearly I need to straddle
a happy medium (my goodness, that sounds suggestive - where are
these "mediums", and can I purchase the vibrating variety?)
between seeing this blog as my own I've-got-the-conch, and seeing
it as Workplace's.
And "uncensored and truthful",
my fucking ass. PLEASE.
Random silly pictures:
I like how refreshingly
honest TiVo is.
A man, a Cat, a Dog,
and a remote. Dog is going "Huh huh huh huh" while
Cat stares in amused disgust.
Happy Dog! She says
hi! (Also the armadillo says hi! He says "Hi, I am sorry
to say I am currently clamped in a dog's mouth! Christ it stinks
in here! Hi!")
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comments so far.
I have moved. - 1.03.2005
Obviously, a work in progress. - 12.27.2004
Happy holidays! - 12.24.2004
Listen, I am not a complete dick, it's not like I want Joe to die alone surrounded by cats or something. - 12.23.2004
Plus I am convinced my butt is extra big when it's upside down. - 12.22.2004