Kodi Arfer / Wisterwood

I'm having a business luncheon with a billionaire philanthropist

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#001 | willis5225 | Tue 11 Feb 2014 @ 2:29:14 PM (UTC)
I'm deeply concerned because my boss is mostly just atwitter about how cool it will be to meet a celebrity, but also he had to look up this person on the wikipedia before getting excited.

I will post a trip report. The address is on third avenue, but does not have an apartment number.
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Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir
#002 | HeyDude | Tue 11 Feb 2014 @ 3:50:30 PM (UTC)
Whoa.
#003 | BUM | Tue 11 Feb 2014 @ 4:00:58 PM (UTC)
What kinda business?
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#004 | PaperSpock | Wed 12 Feb 2014 @ 3:38:12 AM (UTC)
Three thoughts went through my head upon reading the title.

One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVyoXimCrdQ
Two: Bill Gates!
Three: Shark Tank....wait, are any of them big into philanthropy? And how many are billionaires? I know Mark Cuban is, but not so sure about the rest. Barbara Corcoran might be, maybe?

As for the actual content, yeah, I don't know how I'd react around a billionaire. I would want to act normal, but I feel that would somehow be difficult.
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#005 | HeyDude | Wed 12 Feb 2014 @ 11:48:41 PM (UTC)
I feel like I'd explain to a billionaire what ramen noodles are if I accidentally brought them up in conversation. Even if he didn't look confused in any way. Maybe even accidentally a word.
#006 | Kodiologist | Thu 13 Feb 2014 @ 12:54:28 AM (UTC) | (edited)
Warren Buffett is famously stingy. I bet he knows all about instant ramen.

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#007 | willis5225 | Thu 13 Feb 2014 @ 2:42:12 PM (UTC)
At one point she said "you know, I hate to cast a pall on the afternoon, but the reason I funded this project so generously is that you got to me right after Anne Bancroft died," and then we all had to act sad for a minute as though she were a personal acquaintance.

At one point I had to pee really badly, but the proper etiquette was to alert the butler, who would show you there and back (I assume so you didn't wander unattended and make off with any objets d'art). But I couldn't get his attention, and then we got rushed out after lunch, so I just kind of needed to pee for maybe two hours during the meeting and then afterward while I found a coffee shop or something that had a bathroom. (I would end up walking all the way to a Famous Original Ray's that I last stopped in that time I stole the Eritrean ambassador's parking spot while trying to find a place to pee.)
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Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir
#008 | HeyDude | Thu 13 Feb 2014 @ 10:20:40 PM (UTC)
What's the project?
#009 | Pooty Boy | Tue 18 Feb 2014 @ 12:13:38 AM (UTC)
My first thought was that it was Tony Stark...

Very cool, regardless!
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#010 | willis5225 | Thu 27 Feb 2014 @ 12:22:36 AM (UTC)
Oh right. It's a book of the writings of Italian American immigrants to the eastern US. It was originally published in Italian and it being translated into English (or I guess is translated; right now it's being printed). It's supposed to revolutionize the Italian American studies and possibly put a stop to this guido nonsense.
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Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir