I wanted to synopsize the charlie-foxtrot meeting I had to attend earlier today in the form of a Greek tragedy, but alas, it's been so long since I've read those classics that I can't remember the style well. All I've managed to come up with so far is: "I would not shame my throat with shameful lies. And yet, in truth, I cannot say we are retesting because we have not yet, in truth, tested." That meeting needed a Greek chorus.
... Plus, I seem to have completely blocked the meeting from my mind. All I can remember at the moment is:
1) I spent a lot of time laughing in it. Just about any time my boss said something it made me laugh. And not in a good way. In that "you've freakin' GOT to be kidding me" kind of way. I'm glad he was on the phone and couldn't see me giggling.
2) Exchanging snarky comments with fresne
in AIM, along the lines of "this is like watching a traffic accident", and something about it being a tragedy, and tragedies really ought to be Greek.
3) Watching the trailer for the new Ultraman movie over and over and over again. Are they still talking? Yes? Does it still make me want to pound my head on the table until blessed unconsciousness has ensued? Yes? Let's watch the trailer again! Damn, that looks cool! Oh, sorry, were you saying something?
Eh, it's probably best that way. As I commented to a friend, a year from now I won't care about what my boss said. I will still care about that trailer.
So anyway, my thoughts from the trailer... ( Collapse )
Oh, and since it was pointed out to me earlier that I wasn't very clear... Yes, I'm going to be in Japan at the time the movie's opening. That's partly by sheer coincidence (we had a trip already planned for that time period) and partly by a combination of planning and state budget crisis. (Because we were planning on leaving a few days before the release, but then it worked out that we had to leave a week later. Darn.) So since I'm going to be there anyway, hell yeah I'm seeing it on a big screen opening night.