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10 November 2003 @ 01:54 pm
greetings from the great white...  
I suppose that could be me, or the North, or the shark. Or the hope.

There is a defibrillator hanging on the wall of the call center. I'm not sure what to make of that. When I hurriedly shoved down my lunch just now--ah the glamour of a three-martini lunch on an expense account frozen vending machine pizza in the breakroom--they were showing "Passions" on the TV. I'd never seen it. It was scary and kind of hysterical. I'm tempted to tape it, but then again, no. I'd really only want vid footage for years gone by, as story research, and even then...no.

I'm three minutes away from my big meeting of the day. It's been relatively mellow so far, knock on wood, except for the inevitable computer problems that occur on any business trip I've ever taken. Is there some kind of special Murphy's-style law for that?

Am in corporate drag. Face painted, hair tidy. But my feet are smelly. I have just realized this. I wore shoes I wouldn't mind getting destroyed by snow but it turns out they are my stinky shoes.

I am being called. Away!
(Anonymous) on November 10th, 2003 01:09 pm (UTC)
I would love to see some of the episodes Spike refers to, but they're not even available on video, or I can't find them.
Apparently it was SMG who was actually a "Passions" fan, so they made Spike a fan of it for a joke - after all, what else would he do stuck in a crypt all day but watch soaps!
Malkin Greymalkingrey on November 10th, 2003 01:48 pm (UTC)
There is a defibrillator hanging on the wall of the call center. I'm not sure what to make of that.

Public-access defibrillators are the coming thing in some places (a lot of airports have them, for example.) The general idea is that the newer models are designed so that they talk the inexperienced emergency user through the steps -- in an "if the readout says X, then proceed to do Y" sort of way -- and defibrillation is one of those things where the sooner it gets started, the better the chances of it working.
needfireneedfire on November 10th, 2003 02:23 pm (UTC)
You mean Passions is a real show??!! THERE IS A SHOW THAT HAS A WOMAN MARRYING A DOLL? [Ok thinking about Dru perhaps I need to step back a little]
I was sure that was a pretend! I have mentioned it in a fic with made up characters because I was convinced it was make believe. Oh totally charmed now.
(Anonymous) on November 11th, 2003 08:27 am (UTC)
The show has its own website, with plot summaries of past shows.
It looks like a cross between "Dallas" and "Soap".