Monday, October 17, 2011


1) Since I've started running A/V on Sunday mornings, one part of my job is to add in new announcement slides that run before the services begin.  Usually we just use a plain blue background for the announcements, but if here is some kind of special event taking place, I try to find a background that fits the "theme."  The other day I had to make a slide to remind everyone about the sign up sheet in the lobby, for people who would be bringing a cake for the fall festival cake-walk.  I couldn't find a background I liked very much, so I used Google image search to find something and managed to find a big, high-res still of the infamous cake from the game Portal that I could turn into a slide. I thought it would be funny, but absolutely no one has a clue what it is from.  :(

2) I felt like such an idiot yesterday.  I don't want to go into much detail, because I know it won't make sense to any of you even if I tried. Suffice it to say that I mistook a statement about one person to be about another person, and made a comment that made zero sense to the man I was talking to. Instead of taking the obviously acceptable chance to just say "Oh, my bad, I thought you were talking about someone else," I tried to play it off, and only made myself sound more insane.  I honestly really did try and correct myself, but I don't know why I didn't just admit I thought they were talking about someone else.  It was like my brain refused to consider it!  I'm fairly certain the man I was talking to thinks I'm a lunatic, and I don't blame him a bit. 

3) We had a meal after church, and I took on the job of washing dishes. I swear to you, I washed like 20 sharp, serrated steak knives and I didn't even nick myself.  Then I picked up a plastic butter knife to cut a roll in half and sliced a gash in my hand. How does that even happen?

4) I suppose you saw from my last post that I do not like going into public places with my computer.  Actually, since I've had time to think about it, I don't think I'd mind so much if I were alone, or doing some kind of work.  I just don't like doing that when there is a person with me.  It feels rude.

5) I finally got to see Scream 4, and it was so much fun!  I know those movies aren't much more than your average slasher flicks, but I still enjoy them.  They're silly.  In fact, I enjoy most screamy slasher movies, as long as they don't veer off into gross, torture-porn territory.  Only one thing about these particular movies really bothers me.  The movies are very tongue-in-cheek, very meta, and making fun of horror movie tropes in general and I get that.  The killers use stuff that they learned from watching scary movies to commit crimes that they think can be blamed on other people, because they've "Thought Of Everything!"  But if we imagine these things happened in real life...there is no way the people they are setting up to be blamed for the crimes would be found guilty.  Forensics, even your everyday, non-CSI-type forensics, would work against them.  Even if the actual killers couldn't be found, the people set up to take the fall would probably be eliminated, simply due to bullet wound entries, knife slashes, DNA evidence, and etc. The ghost-face killers may watch a lot of scary movies to figure out how to kill people, but it's obvious that they don't watch a lot of true-crime TV to figure out what NOT to do in a murdery situation.

Aaaaaaaaand, I've officially thought too hard about it.  

1 comment:

amy said...

The cake walk is a lie.