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Random Observations From the 48 Hours I Am Not in the Office
Today I was ready to be a giant nerd as I went into the city for a theater engagement armed with a camera in case I happen to see a Transformer. (They are filming the third movie in Chicago as we speak.) Why does this make me a nerd? Because I never take pictures. Seriously, when I was in Vegas three weeks ago my camera never even left my bag. But I wanted to be ready in case Optimus Prime's sweet ass came rolling down Michigan Avenue. Sadly, I didn't see any robots in disguise but I did see the car hanging off the bridge, so I can nerd out when I see that in the movie.
Speaking of attending the theater, I saw Shrek the Musical today. It was really good and the sets were amazing. The only thing that sucked were the number of children in the theater. Now I know what you are thinking - "Office Scribe, you went to a musical based on a children's movie. What did you expect?" First off, I don't think Shrek is a true children's movie. Example: When Shrek implies Lord Whosey built a big castle because he is compensating for something. Children don't get that subtext. Secondly, what kind of crazy parent thinks it is a good idea to bring a 4 year old to a live theater production, sit them in a $90 seat, and not tell them to shush? The little girl next to me gave a running commentary on the whole musical, you know, in case I missed anything - because she was talking!
Attending a family party can be fun. Attending a family party in 90+ degree heat in a room with minimal air conditioning and no fans brings the fun level down a bit.
I just remembered I have almond cookies from eating Chinese food this evening and as soon as I am done blogging I am going to eat one while watching True Blood, which I found out you can now buy at Borders for like $6 a bottle. I don't pay that much for a Smirnoff Ice at the bar! (Please note: That last line was intended to be humorous. I don't actually drink Smirnoff Ice.)
If you are having some people over for dinner on a nice summer evening you really can't go wrong with kabobs. I have never had anyone say "eeeeww, delicious chunks of meat and vegetables on a handy skewer".
I once saw a movie called "The Horse Whisperer" about a man who could talk to horses, though not literally. Friday night I found out I can actually talk to the raccoons who patrol my neighborhood like a bunch of mall cops all hopped up on CiniBuns. One started to head towards my patio and I stood up, pointed and exclaimed "No! Go away. You are not welcome" and damned if that thing didn't wander away. I am amazing.
~ The Office Scribe