Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum Ultimatum: Day 3

From: Eugene
Date: Aug 12, 2007 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: Bourne Ultimatum Ultimatum

Great news, team! We did it!

You should all pat yourselves on the back. We couldn't have done it without the hard work of each and every person on the team. Kudos, gang!

As a special token of appreciation for all the outstanding work, everyone involved will receive an official "'Bourne Ultimatum' Theatrical Viewing" T-shirt. You should get your shirt in the next few days; I managed to dig up our corporate FedEx ID, so we'll be sending the shirts out next-day air. (Don't tell Donna at the front desk -- she'll throw a fit!) If you're curious and can't wait the two days, a preview of the T-shirt design is attached. Thanks to Dillon in creative for putting this together -- and on such short notice!

It has been a long, hard slog for some of us -- Mountain Dew at 3am? Yuck! -- but it has also been great fun working with such a talented group of people, and I'm not just saying that. I hope some of us will get the chance to work together again on another project in the future -- I believe "Superbad" is opening next weekend -- but if not, at the very least perhaps we'll run into one another at the next departmental off-site or the annual corporate retreat. (I hear next year's is slated for Orlando. Fun!)

Thanks again for all the stellar work!



P.S. Don't forget that the building alarm code has changed, so if you're the last one out tonight, please remember to use the new code. I got an earful from Donna this morning about how the alarm wasn't set properly over the weekend. Yikes!

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum Ultimatum: Day 2.2

Status Update:

The Bourne Ultimatum Ultimatum: Day 2.1

From: Eugene
Date: Aug 11, 2007 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: Bourne Ultimatum Ultimatum

I figure I'm about due for a progress report on my seeing "The Bourne Ultimatum" today.

SATURDAY 11:45 AM. Still in pajamas. (Dang.) No longer drunk. (Nice.) It's early in the day, yet somehow Chris Crane has already found the time to yell at me on the phone.

OPEN ACTION ITEMS: Take a shower. Eat a burrito or else eggs. Pick up some dry cleaning. Decide which of today's showings best fits my projected readiness time (PRT) and aversion to crowded theaters.

POTENTIAL BLOCKING ITEMS: TiVoed episode of "Mad Men." Deeply ingrained psychological predilection toward stasis.

PROGRESS: Project completion is at, let's say, 86%.

More information may or may not follow.



Friday, August 10, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum Ultimatum: Day 1

From: Eugene
Date: Aug 10, 2007 10:39 AM
Subject: Bourne Ultimatum Ultimatum

I am definitely going to watch this bad boy this weekend and am prolly going to do this tomorrow (Saturday) in the late morning or early afternoon. (I have a BBQ in Sunnyvale that I hope to make around 3:30.)

If you're into it, let me know.