I always come up with a working title before writing an entry. On days like today, I never get past the working title.
My main event of the day was our directorate organizational meeting at work. Or, I should say, the main non-event, since it pretty much consisted of our boss handing out his proposal and telling people to get back to him if they had comments. He'd originally asked for a two hour slot, settled for one hour and took up less than 15 minutes. I didn't have any issues with the result, since it pretty much shows my role as what I thought it was. It does give me a more formal responsibility as a liason to another organization, but I was doing that already.
On an entirely unrelated subject, I read that one of the satellite radio services (I've forgotten whether it was Sirius or XM) has created "Radio Hanukkah." While I appreciate the counterpoint to all of the Christmas music, what on earth are they playing? There's only so many times you can hear "I Had a Little Dreidel" and "Mi Y'malel" and Adam Sandler's Chanukah song. And, by the way, what is with the spelling? I keep seeing "Hanukkah" more and more, which is about the least justifiable transliteration around.
Finally, my current guilty television pleasure is "Show Me the Money." The trivia questions are actually reasonably intelligent. Not doing things multiple choice also adds to the challenge. Sure, the bit with the dancers is silly. (Which, by the way, is why I think the concept may have originated in italy - a country full of serious television shows punctuated with scantily clad women.) But, ultimately, how can you beat having William Shatner as the host?
There go all my claims to intellectual snobbery.
Copyright 2006 Miriam H. Nadel