Friday night Rahul, Yar, and Maureen came over to my apartment to hang out. Chillax, if you will. First I had the distinct pleasure of watching the tape of a very small and very cute young Yar win Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Do it Rockapella!! Afterwards, we watched The Neverending Story, the latest in our series of 80s movies that somehow passed Yar by. I enjoyed it despite the constant running commentary from Yar and Rahul.
Saturday morning I had a good Dish run with Buddy, Florence, and May Ling, followed by lunch at the Creamery. That night was a party at Matt’s place.
Sunday evening I playtested Bang 12, which was fun, but I revealed myself as mostly useless in solving the puzzles. But I ate Skittles like a pro.
I’ve been rockclimbing pretty regularly with peeps from work, so I bought my own shoes and harness last week. It’s a lot of fun, but my arms are pretty dead today.
The other exciting occurance of last week is that I finally broke down and got an iPod. It’s a black 4GB iPod Nano (review coming later). On the back I had engraved:
Now with 50% Less Sha!
This has elicited mostly stunned “Really??” reactions from people, which I didn’t expect. I’m not sure why people find it so surprising that I actually got that engraved, but maybe that’s because I live inside my head, and have learned to know what to expect.
I’ve been listening to a lot of NPR podcasts on my iPod, and I’ve enjoyed them a lot, but I’ve also come to understand why people might hate NPR. It’s kind of amazing how pretentious one can sound just reading the day’s news.
Finally: The other day I glanced at the movie poster for 50 Cent’s new movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’ on the Apple movie trailers website, but I misread the title as “Getrich Dietrin” and thought it was some new indie German flick.