I actually meant to post yesterday. I had things to say (for once) and I wanted to say them. Unfortunately, filing my taxes got in the way. Or, to be more honest, sitting next to Andrew while he did most of the work on filing my taxes got in the way.
No worries, I’m here now. And here’s what you missed yesterday:
Universal and Focus Features won the rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. As a reminder, Fifty Shades of Grey is the erotic novel sweeping Long Island nail salons. What I can’t figure out is how this is going to be a real movie and not just a pornographic film. I mean, I haven’t read the book yet, but from what I hear it’s got to be rated at least NC-17 right? I guess I will soon find out! Once again, yes, this is our current book club book.
Also, on a completely different, unsexual note, I finished the audiobook of Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking With Einstein just days after the 15th Annual USA Memory Championship took place. For the curious, Nelson Dellis won, making him the new USA Memory Champion. On his path to glory, Nelson also managed to set the US record for speed numbers by memorizing 303 digits in five minutes.
In more Joshua Foer news, the author was at Google’s New York office on Monday to speak to the Googlers about Moonwalking with Einstein. Sadly my job kept me from being there but my Google liaison Carley was in attendance. She has promised to write a guest post about the event so get excited for that. If it hasn’t been posted in the next week or so, feel free to bug her about it.
And there you have it, everything on my mind the last two days.