This whole week, I couldn’t stop thinking about my job situation. Should I take the buy-out? Should I just wait and see if they give me the boot? Should I choose the smoothest course? Steady as a beating drum? Should I marry Kocoum? Or is all my dreaming at an end? Or do you still wait for me, Dream Giver…Just around the riverbend….

Okay, sorry about that Pocohontas tangent, but I am trying to do everything I can to make my whole situation as lighthearted as possible.

But to add more of a twist to this tumultuous tale of career limbo, all of us got an e-mail from the man in charge, which stated this:

This is to inform you that we are extending the deadline for application for a buyout (or voluntary separation) from Friday, February 29, to TUESDAY, MARCH 4, AT 4 P.M.

We understand that important decisions like this require thoughtful consideration, and we hope this additional time will assist you to make the best decision for you.

Yay. More time for me to lose sleep over this and have vomit-inducing thoughts of unemployment.

On the brighter side of things, I went to Wondercon in SF today…


As soon as I walked into the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the wondrous Wondercon, I immediately caught the stench of comic book ink and geeks that get off on that Hentai shit. No, for real – there was a whole booth dedicated to it. It was kind of disturbing. Is it wrong that I think some of these guys wank their member to anime porn where a six-dicked monster brutally has sexual relations with a wide-eyed Japanese cartoon gal with pigtails and knee high boots?

Okay – that is just a small part of Wondercon. A very small, yet creepy part.

I was once a fan of comic books back in Jr. High and I still have an adoration for X-men and all that other stuff on a totally commercial level. I am no where near the level of some of the guys and gals invading this event.

There was also a celebrity alley of famous superhero and sci-fi icons from the past. Noel Neill the original Lois Lane from the ’50s “Superman” was there clad in a superman t-shirt and a blinged-out necklace; the retro “Incredible Hulk,” Lou Ferrigno was there – and he is HUGE. Also in attendance was Peter Mayhew (a.k.a. the cuddly Chewbacca in the Star Wars flicks) – he was also tall and huge. He also had a sign hanging at his table that said something like, “I know you like me, but please don’t stare!”

Sorry, I couldn’t take pics of them.

But one thing that did bring out my sci-fi geekdom was the new Lost video game!



Tomorrow I have an interview with John Cho from the Harold & Kumar franchise as well as a round table interview with Rachel Taylor (she was that Aussie from Transformers) and Jason Kyson Lee (he is Ando from Heroes) from a new movie called Shutter. I might opt to do another round table interview with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson – they will be there promoting their new hush-hush sequel to X-Files.

Honestly, I don’t know if I am going to do the X-Files one because I know nothing about the show or movie. So I will look pretty stupid sitting there with a bunch of reporters who drool over this stuff.

I actually just wanted to sit there and stare at Gillian and David.

Man, I hope I don’t sound unbelievably faggy and giggly during the interviews. Every time I interview a celeb, I listen to the playback on my digital recorder and I wince at how annoying I sound.

With all of this stuff I am doing for work, you can see why I still want to stay at this job.

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