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June 30, 2005

This entry is purely to gloat at Avalon ()

by fluffy at 8:36 AM
Subject: You're invited: Private Screening of Fantastic 4 at the Cinerama on July 6

See the Fantastic 4 before any of your friends!

Amazon.com is working with Fox Studios on a major Fantastic Four promotion and, as a thank-you, Fox has arranged for a special, private advance screening of the film for Amazonians at the Cinerama.

[...]

Check out our exclusive clip from the movie to get you in the mood.

Thanks -- and we hope you enjoy the show!

-- the Strategic Communications, Content and Initiatives team.

June 28, 2005

Not such a good day (, )

by fluffy at 8:32 PM
Work was fine, though it kept getting later and later before I left because I've been trying to figure out a stupid thing in one of the web templating packages.

Almost at the one-month mark ()

by fluffy at 3:15 PM
I've been here for a whole month, and I still like the job a lot. A new record! :)

June 27, 2005

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Le perk ()

by fluffy at 3:08 PM
One of the many many perks at Amazon is that occasionally we get to go to things called "fishbowls" where an artist or musician or author whose stuff is on Amazon gives a little presentation for Amazon employees. Usually it's just some up-and-coming indie rocker or some motivational speaker who has a new book out, but next month for Amazon's 10th anniversary, the fishbowl is for Bob. Motherfucking. Dylan.

And I can't go because it's the same day as my sister's wedding.

(Of course, I talked about this already but it was buried pretty deep.)

Oh well. Tomorrow there's a fishbowl with Bruce. Motherfucking. Campbell. at lunchtime. Which HELL YES I am going to.

June 26, 2005

I am definitely not a wine snob ()

by fluffy at 4:45 PM
The main reason I don't drink a lot of wine is because I can never drink a whole bottle before it goes bad due to oxidation and so on. Box wine always seemed like it'd be a perfectly-good wine storage method if there was ever a decent wine put into it.

June 25, 2005

So convenient it's dangerous ()

by fluffy at 8:35 PM
Because the main Amazon HQ and the supplemental development offices are both nearly out of space, smaller groups (including mine) may be getting moved to the old Seattle fulfillment center, which is where more "ancillary" things are kept, such as HR, product reviews, and customer service. And the company store.

That's less dangerous for my wallet as it is for the free space in my apartment.

June 8, 2005

Emeril's plating skills actually kinda suck (, , )

by fluffy at 9:34 PM
All he does is keep piling stuff dead-center and letting them spill around however they spill, even if there's absolutely no chance that the stuff he's piling up will stay in the middle.

Plus, he keeps adding stuff which both overcomplicates and masks the flavors of what he's preparing. I shudder to think what he'd do to delicate Japanese food.

June 3, 2005

What a draining week ()

by fluffy at 8:41 PM
So much time spent doing nothing!