Happy Birthday Bard..and other randomness
If Shakespeare was alive today he’d be 442 years old. That’s a lot of candles to blow out.
In other weekend news, I’ve been hearing great feedback on the Rihanna Game with Fame yesterday. Apparently she was super fun to play with and answered fans’ questions and was just a sweetheart.
I spent yesterday with O, who moves to New York next week. We had crepes at 611, then I read Maxim (and ostensibly kept her company) while she packed boxes. Then we hit Linda’s Tavern for beer and nachos.
Then I went back to the office for six hours or so of Xbox Ambassador work. The count is now at 627. I wish there were some easy way to suck all the info I need out of emails and have it end up in a nice neat spreadsheet. But for now the process is me cutting and pasting for hours on end. My shoulder actually hurts! Still it’s all goodness, as I’ve now got Ambassadors in a bunch of new places and who speak languages such as Arabic, Malay, Urdu, Farsi, and Haitian Creole. Me and my sore shoulder are very excited about it.
I"m reading Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore and it is AMAZING. Everyone should read it. I mean it. It’s brilliant. Another awesome book I read recently was Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go… it’s about a special boarding school for clones and poses the interesting question: why bother to educate and nurture children whose sole purpose is to grow up and become spare parts?