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Valentine's Day - Suffering From Elation
A Survivor's Tale
Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day has dawned in our little corner of the world, and as every other year, I anticipate seeing a flood of morose entries from the singles on my friends list.

But dudes! Don't be sad! In my experience, V-Day is kind of stressful anyway - will your partner remember to get you a pressie? What if you don't like it? Wil you have to go to a restaurant and pretend you know which fork to use? How do you reconcile your internal conflict between inherent girlish "omg token of affection" reaction with your Daria-esque disgust of a holiday created (or at least whored out) purely for greeting card company profiteering?

I am not doing anything, receiving any gifts, or getting so much as a kiss. But no way is it going to ruin my day!

I'm listening to Triple J and they're having their listeners send in little love-note text messages to be read out on air. The DJs are having a bit of a laugh at some of the spelling, grammar, and bizarre 'affectionate' nicknames on display. The best nickname so far?

"Weighted Companion Cube."

That's fucking incredible! If a guy called me that, I think I'd marry him. (Don't get any ideas, guys.)

In other news, coworker Adrian and I went rooting around in the desk drawers looking for sterile cleaning wipes and found something so much better: a Magic 8 Ball! We decided it must have been placed there to help us answer player queries, and whilst we haven't actually used it on a player yet, the test runs were fun:

"Can I have a bonus?" *shakes ball* "You May Rely On It."
"Will you change my password?" *shakes ball* "Don't Count On It."

Then Adrian twisted the ball, and to our mutual horror it started making a harsh buzzing noise. We both stared at it, Adrian holding it at arm's length as though he suspected it had morphed into a live grenade. After a long, breathless moment, the Magic 8 Ball went "Ping!"

Oops, I just got my first 'Happy Valentine's Day' message for the day, making me a damn filthy liar. But I didn't enjoy it, guys. I didn't inhale!
4 have fought ~ fight the power!
turner23 From: turner23 Date: February 13th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh, hey. i've got one of those twistable magic 8-balls. it's actually part of a board game. that i own. that's kinda lame.

the fiend
but it's a magic 8-ball!
jkarabella From: jkarabella Date: February 14th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I just threw out the board game and kept the eight-ball, it was the only one they had in the store and I really didn't want the lame game that came with it.
rhianimated From: rhianimated Date: February 13th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally agree with your sentiments (no pun intended) regarding Valentine's Day. So much so that I'm currently holding a crossbow, glaring at the heavens and thinking 'Go ahead Cupid, make my day' :D
jkarabella From: jkarabella Date: February 14th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I got that Eight Ball for deciding if VIPs who were borderline over bonused could have a bonus... and if I should call someone over an issue I wasn't sure if I should or not.

Good to see it's getting some use.
4 have fought ~ fight the power!