Your wise friend that you wish would post more stuff.
The worst thing about the movie Her is that Joaquin Phoenix was in I’m Still Here.
Tomorrow night is the annual holiday party thrown by The Nerdery, the software company where I work. I will probably be posting and tweeting from there. This will be my second Nerdery holiday party.
Like many of you, I’ve been to company holiday parties before. Many of you only know of holiday parties that are kind of stuffy and feel like work. I wish you could know what I know, which is how utterly enjoyable a company holiday party can be.
The Nerdery has rented out an entire hotel for tomorrow night. A big hotel. There will be no guests in the building except for us Nerds. There will be caterers decorating ballrooms and hallways with food all night long and into breakfast time. There will be prizes - last year one of my employees won a 60” plasma screen TV. There will be game rooms with vintage arcade games, modern and legacy console games, and board games. There will be an open bar, and company-provided cab rides home for whoever needs or requests it. Our developers, including another of my engineers, built a smartphone app with a treasure hunt game (first prize is a $1000 giftcard) as well as a map of the hotel and push notifications of the evening’s events.
So, an epic party. But I remember last year’s party, so I know that the real reason that we’ll be reminiscing so fondly about Nerdery Hotel for years to come is the 467 funnest co-workers you could possibly imagine.
I’ve been a MoviePass customer since this last Spring, and I thought I’d write kind of a review of how it’s going.
MoviePass is a subscription service where you pay a flat monthly fee and you get, in theory, all of your movies free at movie theaters. It’s a good deal for me, since I go to a lot of movies. I wind up “profiting” almost every month. If you go to a lot of movies, you should definitely consider this. However, there are MANY caveats. So many that I’m inserting a “read more” link for Tumblr dashboard readers…