Monday, July 2, 2012

The Geekend That Was, 7/1 (LOL edition)

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Last week, Michael got windfall tickets for us to see Jerry Seinfeld! He was performing for a conference at the Georgia World Congress Center (about 7 blocks from our place) for a convention of human resources workers. I didn't really want to go; it was last-minute (like, 4 hours advance notice), and I figured it'd be in a huge auditorium where we'd really be watching him on a screen. So why not just stay home and watch him on TV?

Well, it turned out because Michael's company had a booth at this conference, we got to sit in the special vendor seating...IN THE 10TH ROW!!! Crappy cell phone picture courtesy of Michael's coworker (who was reluctant to share, due to the crappiness):
He went for almost 90 minutes, and I have never laughed so hard or so much for so long in my life! Most of the last part, I was rendered incapable of making any noise. I was completely convinced my stomach muscles would be sore the next day from laughing so hard!

Friday I got to go to lunch with Erin, who I haven't seen (in person) in forever, even though we live only about 20 minutes away from each other. I suggested YEAH Burger, which helped Erin with her 101 things list (for trying a new-to-her restaurant). She also graciously gave me some help with a little project that I'll be mentioning soon (you should be interested because it may result in FREE STUFF for you =).

Saturday Michael and I had a wedding to attend in the evening, but we went to see Safety Not Guaranteed in the morning. We thoroughly enjoyed the movie. In a nutshell, an intern at a magazine signs up to go on a trip to help research a cryptic want ad her boss has seen in the paper: "WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED" (We have a title!) Is the guy for real? Crazy? Dangerous? The film keeps you guessing until the end. It's rated R (mostly for language...two f-bombs and it's an automatic R...some sensuality, and references to drug use). Honestly, I only had two main problems with the film. They called a dulcimer a "zither". Yes, a dulcimer is a type of zither. But when people ask what I drive, I don't generally say, "a car," I say, "a Prius". =) There was also a SHOCKING lack of visual continuity. A blanket is on her lap, around her shoulders, around his shoulders, on her lap, on his lap!!!

Sunday Michael wasn't feeling well (plus it was over 100!) so we stayed in and I did everything but blog. =)

I think I would make a fantastic continuity checker.


Melanie said...

Ooo, that sounds like a good show! He always makes me laugh but the tickets are always scary expensive when he comes through the casinos here in CT so I've never been. :(

Aubrey Plaza is the bomb. I know I won't get to the theater to see that but it's already in my Netflix queue. :)

Erin (moviemuse) said...

Someone else was talking about that movie recently. I'll have to check it out when it comes to TV (must put all those movie channels to use! LOL).

Erin (moviemuse) said...

Forgot to say thank you so much for lunch!!

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