Sunday, March 29, 2009

Everyone loves "I Love You, Man"

It has been a long time since I've seen unanimous positive consensus on a movie. I thought maybe "Slumdog Millionaire" would be the breakout, but some of my friends strongly disliked the movie. Go figure.

So I was kind of surprised that my friends, future in-laws and random co-workers all gave "I Love You, Man" the thumbs up. I was expecting it to be another raunchy comedy and I was expecting to have some LOL* moments but I certainly wasn't expecting to leave feeling so happy. It really combined elements of outrageous humor and heart-filled moments in an original storyline that tied together neatly like a beautiful department store gift-wrapped present - with the exception that you cannot get from Silver Lake to Venice in 30 minutes no matter what time of day it is in Los Angeles!

Borrowing from, 5 Pocchacos!

*I know using IM/text message abbreviation in a blog post is obnoxious but what can I say, I've succumbed to this ultra-lame behavior! When in Rome...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cost-cutting Consequences

Like every other company, our company has caught cost-cutting fever. Gone is a color copier. Anything that can, has gone digital. There is dramatically less free food leftover from meetings. But none of these things have caused the amount of water cooler chat as the elimination of milk. Because I'm part of the growing lactose intolerant population, I've never paid much attention to the milk supply but I seriously couldn't avoid the topic. People just couldn't stop talking about it. It's to the point that my colleague keeps her milk in a baby bottle to ensure noone touches her precious milk. As Cathy would say "Ack!"

Anyway don't feel too bad for us. The milk was temporarily suspended but it's now back in limited quantities. And it's been made clear that the milk is only for coffee. Apparently people were using it for their daily cereal. Can we say moral hazard?