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Working from home and Helios, a punny, Tru Loved, and our China trip hotels...

Kevin (av8rdude) and I worked from home this morning. We had bagels for breakfast and ham and Swiss wraps for lunch.

We worked from Helios this afternoon, where Joe joined us.

I was in line for a Single Iced Skinny Caramella Sugar Free, when the little girl in front of me asked the young barista in one of those "out of the mouth of babes" kind of way, "Are you the mother of anyone?"

The person that posted that "No pun in ten did," pun-based joke on my Beehive profile struck again, probably in response to my posting the Beethoven pun-based joke that I posted on her profile.

There was this guy and he had a girlfriend named Lorraine who was very pretty and he liked her a lot. One day he went to work and found that a new girl had started working there. Her name was Claire-Lee and she was absolutely gorgeous.

He became quite besotted with Claire-Lee and after a while it became obvious that she was interested in him too. But this guy was a loyal man and he wouldn’t do anything with Claire-Lee while he was still going out with Lorraine. He decided that there was nothing left to do but to break up with Lorraine and get it on with Claire-Lee.

He planned several times to tell Lorraine but he couldn’t bring himself to do it. Then one day they went for a walk along the riverbank when Lorraine slipped and fell in to the river. The current carried her off and she drowned.

The guy stopped for a moment by the river and then ran off smiling and singing…

“I can see Claire-Lee now; Lorraine has gone.”

Oh my goodness. That's a lotta man right there.

Manuchar Kvirkvelia Grabs Men’s Greco-Roman 74 kg Wrestling Gold For Georgia

Could he get any cuter?

The NCGLFF started today, and we saw our first film, Tru Loved. The audience for this movie consisted of about 95% Lesbians, but I would not call this movie "a Lesbian movie." Overall, I enjoyed this film pretty much, though at times I found myself thinking, "No, no, no. Don't do it," with "it" meaning "go over the edge." It was a little too Hollywood of an ending for my taste, but the very last line of the movie—uttered by none other than "Lt. Uhura"—was so perfect that all was forgiven!

Movie synopsis: Finally a plucky high school heroine who's neither pregnant nor a cheerleader! In this delightful second feature from Stewart Wade (Coffee Date), Tru is the new girl in a conservative suburban California high school. If she seems a little aloof and way too grown-up, ask her more about her name and you'll find out why. Tru as in Gertrude as in Gertrude Stein, so named by her two overprotective Moms. That's right, two Moms, as in... exactly.

But contrary to school rumor, Tru's not a lesbian herself. In fact, in a hilariously hetero high school cliché, she's falling for the quarterback Lo. The only catch is... well, let's just say Lo takes Tru to a musical on their first date, and he doesn't even try for a goodnight kiss. See, Lo's on the Down Low, and this is just the beginning of Tru's romantic woes.

This romantic comedy abounds with wry humor, gentle warmth and it has universal appeal. The cast's older generation is full of faces you know and love from TV and film, including comic legend Bruce Vilanch, Jasmine Guy (A Different World), Jane Lynch (Best In Show, The L Word) Marcia Wallace (The Bob Newhart Show) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura from the original Star Trek!).

We received notification of the hotels we'll be staying at during our Technical Communication Professional Delegation to The People’s Republic of China. I'm impressed... (click on image for hotel website)

Swissôtel Beijing

Sheraton Guilin Hotel

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
Tags: anecdotes, coffee shops, ibm, movies, people-to-people

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