Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Dark knight Cometh

Tomorrow is the big night! Technically, tonight in 40 minutes, but even I am not a big enough dork for that. Unfortunately, I didn't act quickly enough to get IMAX tickets, so its the regular screen for us. Why I didn't think of speculating on Dark Knight IMAX premiere tickets is beyond me. They're going for upwards of $150 on eBay.

A story: This weekend I was in Philly for an errand and as I walked through LOVE park, I saw some old guy with a beard and sunglasses with a chessboard laid out in front of him. I kind of fixated on the chess board as I passed until he yelled:

"You playing? Or just looking?"

I looked at my watch and said "Let's do this."

He said "What's the bet?"

I said "Five bucks," and it was on.

It took about seven minutes for my new friend, Buddakahn, to checkmate me with his queen and knight. A youngster asked him how long he'd been playing chess, and his response was "I been playing this game, longer than you been drawing breath."

He didn't have to work hard for it, but he earned it. I've blown five bucks on worse things. I'll win it back after a little practice.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Raindrops on roses

We only got one comment to our list of things that annoy us (see below). Either no one checks our blog anymore because we never write, or we offended some porn-loving bad-driving white-zinfindel-drinking parent. Sorry. To make up for it, here are a few things we do like:

1. Fresh cherry tomatoes from our garden.
2. Kittens
3. Good boxed wine
4. Spicy dry red wine
5. Karaoke
6. Batman and Indiana Jones
7. Fruit and ice shakes from one of the many lunch carts in the city
8. Slovak princesses
9. Ardmore
10. Sitting on the porch during thunderstorms
11. Steve shopping
12. The Hooters and Manfred Mann's Earth Band
13. Full scholarships for the next two years