January 20th, 2009

Company Time

Happy Innauguration Day!

I can't believe it, but it's actually happened. Barack Obama is the President of the United States of American. It's a good day to be an American, or a citizen of the world.

So far my first day back at work is quiet. According to Steve, the stuff I was worried about before I left turned out OK, and there were no unexpected disasters. Presumably everybody stayed home to watch the innauguration, but due to the time difference, the LA and SF offices could perk up within a few hours.

Hubby reports that first week back at work went well, although by Wednesday, the leg was getting pretty rough. It's good to have everybody and everything back in our usual schedule. I got another great night's sleep last night.

Things to do:
1. ppth_support post.
2. Pimp post
3. Squeeee Odyssey post-the people and the shows.
4. Work on responses to the Impossible Pairings Meme
5. Make copies of New Yorker Articles I want to share from the copy I was reading on the trip. There's one about an Italian comic/activist named Beppo Grillo and one about Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark NJ. Please let me know if you'd like a copy of either one. They're both fascinating. Cory Booker has been on Colbert and Rachel Maddow several times. In fact, last night Rachel said he was the first guest she interviewed when her show started.
6. Send John Barrowman a get well card.
7. Start compiling Disk 2 of 2008 Boxed set-Torchwood/Dr. Who


Hopefully there will not be any interference from callers expecting me to do my job or something. I hate it when that happens. Not to mention the conference call is today, but I tend to zone out on those anyway.
Awesome Rachel

Even the big boss is an Obama fan

Email from The Big Boss:

Folks, some of you may know that, over the past year, my family and I have been ardent and enthusiastic supporters of both Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama. While I try to keep my political preferences private, some of you who have been to my office or with whom I discussed this historic election may have had an idea of the depth of that support.

Having just returned from the capitol to my hotel, frostbitten and exhausted from standing for hours in the bitter cold this morning, I just wanted to share my thoughts with you about what it was like to witness firsthand this moment in history. My family and I were in the “north standing” side of the capitol building, and while we were far from the stage we did have a screen to watch. The crowds behind us, which numbered in the millions, kept chanting “Obama”, and it was like a wave of hope washing over us, which warmed the huge crowd. As for the crowd, I stood next to people of all races and faiths from every part of the country, many who had endured incredible hardship in order to be standing there today to witness this extraordinary event. Everyone was talking together, sharing bits of food, hand warmers and camera batteries, and collectively reveling in the good will that was felt by all. Many were in tears. It was almost like a political Woodstock. While many of you must have witnessed this on television, I wanted to try to describe the feeling of hope and awe that I felt as a member of the crowd.

I am so proud of our extraordinary country, and very hopeful that our new president will put policies in place that will help our country climb out of the economic hole we are stuck in right now so our clients will start traveling again.

Warm regards,

THE BIG BOSS
Jack Lynda

Return of the PIMP POST!

Remember-comments are love!

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Here we have the latest results from the Song Lyric Prompt A Day Project

You On My Mind by laurab1
Fandom: Who-verse
Pairing – Jack/Doctor
Rating – PG


I'm Only Sad In A Natural Way
by chocolate_frapp
Fandom: House MD
Character: Greg House/OC

Tossing and Turning by donutsweeper
Fandom: Who-verse
Character: The Doctor

*****

Fic written on the Squeeeee Odyssey

Defeat In Victory by hllangel

Because we were discussing Jack's "kiss of life" and I pretty much insisted that she write it. Amazing what I convince people to do when they're suffering from sleep deprivation.

*****

Fic inspired by the Squeeeee Odyssey (no, it's not RPS among the attendees)
Gallows Humour by paperclipbitch a/k/a kohlrimmedeye
Fandom: Oliver
Pairing: Bill Sykes/Fagin (I am so not kidding.)


*****

Fic that inspired the Squeeeee Odyssey, because if timbershiver hadn't asked me to do beta on this, none of it might ever have happened.

Just The Two Of Us
House MD/Torchwood-Whoverse Crossover
Pairing: Wilson/Jack
Rating: NC17, which means hot, hot and motherfucking hot! And oodles of angst.
If you've never read this one, you need to. Seriously. I'll never stop pimping this fic!

*****


And one (just one) piece of self-pimpage because the lovely 51stcenturyfox has provided suitable artwork. If case you always wanted to read Jack/Rhys smut and didn't think it could be done....

Bad Habits

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Song Lyric Prompt-a-Day 2009 Day 20

Prompts can be used for any fandom/pairing or even original fic, if you like. (Yes, any.) All I ask is that you credit me with providing the prompt and comment with a link to the story.


Prompt #20

The city's aflood
And our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dust
I'll show you a place
High on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name



Where The Streets Have No Name-U2

Words-Bono, Music-U2
From the album The Joshua Tree