Saturday, December 15, 2007

Is It Weird That I'm Kind of Excited?

What do Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, and Jennifer Connolly all have in common? They're all in He's Just Not That Into You: The Movie , coming to a theater near you August 2008. Six degrees of separation just got a little easier, y'all!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

L train...again.

my friend and i were talking about 30 days of night, which she'd seen and i hadn't, so you joined the conversation to posit your opinion that it was the worst movie you'd ever seen. for that, i respect you, and also, you are cute. and yes, we were on the damn L train, and yes, you got off at damn Bedford. maybe next time we can see a movie with some artistic merit.


UPDATE: I got one response since posting this a few hours ago.

I hope you find the boy you seek and live artistically and happily ever after. I'm more of an analytical dude myself. I like movies where people die, and things go BOOM! Your friend may be more my style. I have included a bit about myself below:

  • SM
  • 28 y/o
  • 6'2
  • thin (think runway model-type, yes I use to model)
  • 150 pounds
  • Yorkie owner
  • very metro (although I hate labels)
  • Evanescence is my favorite band
  • I don't own an Xbox 360 or any other video game system
  • I"m well read if Linux, and hacking books count
  • My idea of a good time is going outside and having a snowball fight!
A couple of comments:
- so he's an analytical, action movie-loving, former model who writes code and has snowball fights? got a lot going on there, bucko.
- "yes I use to model" - thanks for a) the confirmation and b) the lack of punctuation
- what's the line between "metro" and "very metro"? price of hair product? height of faux-hawk? skinniness of jeans?
- I like that Xbox is specifically called out.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Not Really a Missed Connection

...but amusing nonetheless. There is so much to say about this, I don't even know where to begin.

Original Craigslist Post (Chicago):

Can you be ON CALL . notice as a ROLL PLAYER at building residence ? I'd like a few 'Well intentioned' and full-figured, energetic girls or guys who WILL occupy their minds and do TASKS in a maintenace/storage room. I NEED to CREATE a diversion for a problem going on and at the same time you'd be helping with cleaning. In need for folks to Create a Distraction in the confines of VISIBILITY to steer attention This is not a HARD task ! I want some folks who can be DISCRETE, WATCHFUL and Role play for this temporary situation.

Tell me about yourself?

Be in shape please and ready to listen up and FOLLOW directions for short term task!

Let me know. Better info to be excahnged by phone once some positive 'fits' are made.

Frankie’s Email #1:


I am wondering if you can give me some more information about the role play gig. I am very well-versed in improv and am a hard worker. Let me know some more information!

Response #1:

HI Frankie. This is Genuine. Thanks for writing. It's to help devise a potential diversion for possible candalizer trouble maker in building. This is not too much brain surgery.

I need two things: A. somebody who can haul boxes or organize a stgorage room. B. somebody who can watch for people, people(s) who own a certain car. drive out.

Pretty simplistic but tight times, and only TWO or THREE hour convenient shifts.

You interested? Would you like me to call you , or vice versa?

Frankie’s Email #2 (Sent from a different address):


I read your ad and I think I would be perfect for your gig.

- 2 years of diversion creating experience
- Talented roll player; studied with Second City Improv
- Great cleaning skills; worked for Merry Maids for 6 months
- Knows how to follow directions
- Extremely discreet; worked as assistant to private investigator

I would love to hear more about the position!

Response #2:

Yeah I work part-time for MSI agency.I. Thanks for writing. Something genuine of a reply now I think. You probably have a Perc Card than. I need some maintenance, moving boxes in a storage room, organization and for somebody to keep a lookout..

Just as the Fine print tried to depict. Not too muh though in it. The more fit and organized you are the better. Of course, being a female detective's assistsnt puts you in a better position. Tell me more. Where are you located in Chicagoland ? Are you working for a detective now ? Jon