My Darling Sister

Second interview of the week complete.  This one was a Skype interview, which meant that I could do jumping jacks beforehand to get my blood pumping.  I’ve long wanted to do so before an interview, but it always seemed inappropriate to bust out the calisthenics in the middle of a cubicle maze.

In other news, my baby sister is coming home tomorrow afternoon.  Because I’m excited, and because she is one of 7 subscribers to this blog (hi, everyone), I’m going to honor her in post.

10 THINGS THAT AMY AND I DO WHEN WE’RE REUNITED

Watch Mary-Kate and Ashley movies

Watch Shirley Temple movies (if you’ve not seen a Shirley Temple film, you’re missing out)

Discuss celebrity gossip in serious tones

Challenge each other to rounds of “The IMDB Game”*

Rebelliously mix up cookie dough for eating, not for baking

She gives me fashion advice, and I pretend to understand

Then I give her life advice, and she tries not to roll her eyes

Wear ugly sweaters

Tease Ruby

Tease each other

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Did I mention that we’re naturally photogenic? (Note Mom and Dad’s paparazzi shadows in the lower right corner)
*IMDB Game: We made it up a few years ago.  To start, one person gives the other the names of two actors (or directors/producers/cinematographers/etc. if you want to get tricky).  The two actors should be as unrelated as possible.  For example, Michael Cera and Vanessa Redgrave.  Then the receiver of the names goes to imdb.com, types in the first name (Michael Cera), and attempts, by clicking on roles Michael Cera has played/films he’s been in, to get to Vanessa Redgrave’s page.  For example, here’s how I got from one to the other: Michael Cera, Juno, Ellen Page (Juno actor), To Rome with Love (film Ellen Page was in), Allison Pill (actor in To Rome with Love), Milk (film Allison Pill was in), James Franco (Milk actor), Lovelace (film James Franco was in), Amanda Seyfried (actor in Lovelace), Letters to Juliet (film Amanda Seyfried was in), Vanessa Redgrave (actor in Letters to Juliet).  That took me 10 clicks.  I would then challenge the other person by giving them another set of names, and if they connected the names in less than 10 clicks (if they beat my record), they win.  You can also use time instead of clicks as a gauge, which makes the game more high-pressure.  It’s a fun game for movie lovers, and can even be played long-distance; Amy and I sometimes send each other email challenges and then copy and paste our click history for proof.

 

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