Friday, May 15, 2009

Being Venus

I wonder about the plot drivers of Angels and Demons. Secret societies in particular. One expert said, "The purpose of all secret societies is to rule the masses." Did he poll them? If they're secret, how do we know he speaks the truth? Wouldn't a secret society lose its secret status if it confessed to goals of world domination? And what if there were a secret society which wanted no more than to replace all margarine products with the real butter but didn't speak up as they were better secret keepers than the other secret societies?

Another curiosity. The Illuminati means, "The Enlightened Ones". Of course they were. If you lived in a time without electricity, wore long robes and hoods, moved about at night with candles, you too would light the wick, no? Perhaps they meant only to bear a flame so as not to trip on slippery unlit steps of ancient cathedrals.

Other shit: I still haven't located the popcorn culprit. I'd nearly forgotten but I got in to work yesterday and found several kernels beneath my chair. I know this because I ducked under my desk to pick up a dropped pen when D walked by. I've been able to avoid him successfully since my stint as Fountain Venus. Apparently my bravado in front of the coworkers was short lived. Or it may have had something to do with the coffee stain on the front of my blouse. Either way, I didn't think before I ducked. Pure instinct. Cunning and mature, no?

Luckily, my pen was found easily enough.

Note to self: "Mia, splatter more coffee on front and claim the blouse is a new Rorschach pattern in vogue for Summer."

13 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Uh-oh I have to go check the margarine drawer! LOL Great post.

Regina Carlysle said...

I'll confess I haven't read the Dan Brown books and I'm pretty sure the movies are nothing like the books but I'm still looking forward to Angels and Demons (the movie version)

Posol'stvo the Medved said...

"what if there were a secret society which wanted no more than to replace all margarine products with the real butter"

Dammit. You found out. Time to find a new mission...

Mia Watts said...

I knew it! Next it will be Eggbeaters. The evil empire of secret societies is on the cusp of discovery.

Sarah said...

I like the new header.

Mia Watts said...

Thanx. That thing took me an hour. Seriously.

Sarah said...

You've far more patience than I. I dont even pretend to know what I'm doing when it comes to that shit. I make my husband do it. Speaking of which, he really needs to get on that. My blog is looking rather pathetic as of late.

Gwen said...

Hey Mia! Your blog looks really great. I don't have the patience for html and I'm so lost when it comes to making my blog look better. I admire your patience in getting it done. I'd say your effort was well worth it. I have Angels and Demons on my bookshelf and I never read it. I'll probably check out the movie, eventually. Anyway, for what it's worth, I just wanted to let you know I like the new blog (and loving the complete sentences!) I was reviewed on Ask and got a bad review (1 star) :( It stung like crazy but I got over it. I'm glad you've stuck around with commenting over there. I'm adding you to my reader. Good luck with the new book!

Mia Watts said...

1 star? I had five flaming fingers. Actually rather proud of that.

Thanx for adding me to your reader and per your other comment on ePiracy--yes, we all work hard whether in an office with datasheets and phone calls or weaving plots. Either way, having someone reach into your pockets to take from you leaves you not only insulted but furious.

And it happens all the time. Between the various sites I found, my work has been stolen over 1500 times in the past few days alone. It all adds up.

Jennifer Madden said...

Love the new color scheme. The other one was nice too, but it sometimes chopped the last couple of letters off on the right hand side.
And who needs maturity anyway.

Mia Watts said...

Hm. I expanded the other one since it looked skinny on Internet Explorer. This one works? Thanx for the feedback Jennifer.

Love Bites said...

There were only 4 flaming fingers, you soft cow.

Blog looks GOOD, Mia. I may even read it.

Mia Watts said...

Thanx LB, but I think you're forgetting the one that was stuck up my ass.

You'd read it? I think that was a compliment. Watch out. Looks like you're the one going soft.