In which Wade muses before seeing a movie, google style. And rambles
about car games, lolcats, time, and doodles.
A few weeks ago us Googlers get an email from one of the VP's (the
same one who sent out the email yesterday),
casually mentioning that Google had bought 11,000 movie tickets for
the opening night of Indiana Jones, 7000 at a movie theatre near the
Googleplex, and 4000 in downtown San Francisco. 2 tickets per Googler,
click a link, print the confirmation page, go downstairs and pick up
So I did. Of course, I left things a little late, so it wasn't
surprisingly that most of the movie times were not available. However,
my charmed life continued to work just fine, since a 10:10pm showing
in San Francisco was available, which worked quite well for me.
I drove my car home tonight, since I'll need it on the weekend to
meet some fellow Burning Man peeps (we are going to do laundry and
have drinks at the same time,
at BrainWash). Why we would be
doing laundry is a story for another time. Anyways, back to my
ponderings about driving my car home. I cannot begin to comprehend how
some Googlers voluntarily drive in bay area traffic - it is
mind-numbingly icky. I love my google shuttles - they roxx0rz! I spent
the drive making up rules for a game involving two teams of two cars.
One car of each team tries to create traffic congestion and traffic
gaps that will hinder the opponent team but facilitate their team
member. The team whose second car crosses the finish line first wins
(but is disqualified if they are ticketed, engage in reckless driving,
etc.). I did mention that the drive was mind-numbingly icky, yes?
So anyways, here I sit, in a very cozy foyer on the 4th floor of
the San Francisco Center, awaiting my 10:10pm showing of Indiana
Jones, and writing an admittedly rather boring LJ entry about my free
movie and a game idea that noone else on earth will find remotely
interesting. Oh well. I've been starting to feel more writey lately though, so maybe I'll do better sometime soon.
P.S. I'm continually amused at how many ways there are to be "out
of the loop" in today's society. The latest example of my
out-of-the-loopedness was reinforced when I casually mentioned in
a meeting on Monday morning that I'd spent 2 hours looking at
lolcats. I'd never heard
of the phrase lolcats before, and loved the pics. Of course,
my workmates couldn't believe I'd never heard of it before, so I'm
obviously not one of the cool ones. But GD are lolcats ever funny!
OH! Any there are good chances that I'll be getting my cats back!!!
That's a story for another time too, but I am seriously pumped!
P.P.S. Yes, I know that postscripts are supposed to be short. Bite me.
P.P.P.S. Did you notice the google doodle on the home page today?
If it is before midnight your time, you should still be able to see it. From a Gr. 6 girl who won a $10,000 college scholarship for it.