May 13, 2004

bored out of my gourd

I should be sleeping now. It's way past my bedtime. But today's been a weird day, and I s'pose I just haven't wound down yet.

The company I work for (Universal) officially merged today with NBC, creating the new massive media giant NBC Universal. We got new logos and everything. It was all terribly exciting. We had a company-wide press-conference call this morning. We received several emails throughout the day. We had a division meeting in the afternoon to highlight the positive changes coming our way. And to top it off, we got these nifty little "Introduction Packets" with a special commemorative DVD set (included E.T., To Kill A Mockingbird, and episodes of "SNL" and "Law & Order") and GE (the company which owns NBC Universal) information.

Tomorrow, us folks on the lot get to board employee shuttles up to the Ampitheatre for a Town Hall meeting that's going to be viewed by ALL the NBC Universal employees in the WORLD (twirls finger)... at the SAME TIME!! Again, terribly, terribly exciting.

So I got home this evening, put on my pajamas, hopped in bed and started surfing the net. I guess I was feeling a little sadly-nostalgic, because I did the MOST PATHETIC THING EVER: I signed on to Classmates.com, upgraded my service to their "Gold membership", updated my profile and went searching for long-lost friends. Yeah, well, didn't really find them. I forgot, I didn't have too many friends. BUT, I did manage to find an old friend's web presence, and proceeded to drop her an email.

This all took me about, oh, four hours, because my cable net connection is FUCKING SLOW. God-damned Charter Communications went and dropped their 768kbps service and dropped all those people's connections to, like, 256 or something (unless, of course, they opted to PAY more). Ack! It's so annoying. And now I have a headache from staring at the laptop screen for so long. And I'm brutally exhausted, so I'm going to sleep now...


...imagine that, a full post without a single mention of a MINI Cooper (d'oh!)


posted by julie at May 13, 2004 12:03 AM


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