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On the subject of songs whose lyrics I've bastardized in subject lines, I worked on a website a few months ago for a radiology practice whose old site contained QuickTime movies of various imaging techniques such as PET and MRA. One of them was a movie of a virtual colonoscopy (CT), subtitled "a flythrough" -- and it was set to Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me."
I went to visit the office where I did my college internship on lunch break on Monday, as I do once or twice a year, and while it was great to see my old boss and a few employees who still work there, I found out that the woman who'd been my best colleague-friend there died a few months ago. I'm still kind of shocked. She was young -- 33 or 34 -- and it happened suddenly, one night in her sleep after she'd taken a sick day. Her name was Kristen. She had a great, sarcastic, self-effacing sense of humor, was very smart, loved to write. She used to joke about writing the Great American Novel, and had a draft going on her work computer that she used to tinker with when she was bored. She once wrote to Mel Gibson's agent to request a signed autograph for her brother-in-law, and the letter began with something like, "Dear vastly underpaid intern working for Mel Gibson." We used to play tennis and Cranium and Outburst and movie quote games, sometimes just the two of us, once with her friends and siblings and their significant others and children. She showed me the only episodes of Lost
I've ever seen. We hadn't spoken since maybe last year, so I'd had no idea anything had happened. Even though it's been a while since we spoke or got together, I'm going to miss her.
But life goes on. I'm so excited for SGA tonight. Saying more might be spoilerish, but if you've seen some of the promo shots, and you've heard who's guest-starring, you know what I mean. *anticipates*
ETA: If you haven't seen The Pegasus Tinies
, go now. Brilliant, gorgeous, morbidly funny SGA/Gorey art.
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