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Wonder Twin Powerless

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Mar. 17th, 2011 | 05:52 pm

Bear with me for the set-up here. Note: I'm not promising there's any pay-off if you bear with me. I'm just asking you to bear.

So I work as an executive assistant for a leader at a large university and part of my daily job is managing his calendar. My boss and one of the vice presidents cooperate on a bunch of major university projects and initiatives so they have a weekly meeting, but when conflicts come up his admin assistant and I will reschedule that meeting. Lately, because things are kind of crazy for both of them, we’ve rescheduled about six weeks in a row. And today it was my turn to ask for a change.

The very end of our conversation went something like this…

Me: Thanks so much!

Her: Thank you for accepting all of my change requests. It seems like we always manage to make it work somehow!

Me: Fist bump! “Wonder Admin powers, ACTIVATE!”

Her: ...

Me: You’re not old enough to remember the Wonder Twins, are you?

Her: Yeah, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Me: *awkward cough*

Her: But... I’m sure it’s amazing!

Me: Yeah.

Basically I haven’t felt this old and out of touch since... well, that would be a couple weeks ago when I was trying to explain my McArthur Park joke to Rae.

Yeah, that one was amazing too. And have I ever told you about how awesome vaudeville was?! ZOMG!!

*awkward cough*

Yeah.

Now get off my lawn.

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Liz

A moat!

from: ammitnox
date: Mar. 18th, 2011 06:04 am (UTC)
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That makes me think of the Cartoon Network's short spoof of the Wonder Twins.

I remember the All-New Super Friends Hour (featuring the Wonder Twins), but at least it was in re-runs. So I'm not old. Nope.

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Liz

Re: A moat!

from: ammitnox
date: Mar. 18th, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
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Also, kids can buy alcohol if they were born in 1990. What. the. DICK?!

And apparently they changed the name of the Super Friends show, like, every year! Not the kids buying alcohol. Hanna-Barbera or whatever. ;)

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