Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New Job, New Digs, Same Blog

So, it turns out that moving and starting a new job really inhibits the whole blog thing. I spent most of last week packing (NSFW), spent the weekend driving from Austin, TX to Lincoln, NE and then this week has been all about unpacking and going to my new office and starting my new jobby-job.

Unfortunately, Time Warner sucks ass and I won't have TV or the Internets in my new digs for the next week. However, I am fortunate enough to be able to steal borrow the internets from one of my neighbors' unsecured wireless networks. Armed with pirated internets and a mostly unpacked house, I can finally get back to posting normally.

As for my new city of residence, Lincoln hasn't changed a lot since I left a year ago. Really, there are only two big differences:

  1. Someone built a theater where they will serve you alcohol and food.

  2. My old roommate bought a 46" TV.
Intrigued by the first change, Shorty and I saw Fracture a couple nights ago (the theater apparently only shows 2nd-run movies). On the whole, the experience, while good, doesn't compare to the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. While it is cool that there is a bar in the theater (so you don't have to go through waiters), that means you hear the bartenders making drinks throughout the movie. On the other hand, you do get to sit in couches at this new theater though...I guess the deciding factor is that Alamo shows funny videos before the movie, like this one from when I saw Die Hard last week.

Anyway, Fracture itself featured Anthony Hopkins and was quite good. I'm gonna be honest with you, I don't care how old Sir Anthony is, he is probably in my BCS top 5 people I wouldn't want to wake up and see in my room in the middle of the night. He scares the hell out of me as compared to this old white guy that just makes me laugh.

...Back to Lincoln - After checking out the first big change, I went over to my old residence to check out the new TV. We ended up watching Epic Movie on the new big screen. Turns out that even the sweet picture couldn't save that movie. It was awful. I would have rather stared at a stationary image of the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie (how ridiculous do they look!) or this ludicrous unicorn video rather than watch that. I think I may have chuckled twice. Maybe. Turns out that I watched the MLB All-Star game on an alternate TV in the same room and I still feel like I wasted a valuable portion of my life.

Speaking of MLB, people wonder why baseball is no longer considered America's pastime - I think this commercial explains it.

I'll let you decide whether this was actually what helped baseball's popularity or doomed it to failure.


Ross said...

Much like your experience at the movie theater, I predict many things will be like Austin, but not as good. Except for the whole job thing that you moved for. That sounds pretty sweet.

Johnny said...

Only Tom Emanski can restore baseball to its place as America's past time.