Hit the new Harry Potter flick last night; spent half of our time watching commercials before the coming attractions started. I used to love going to the movies. I even loved the pre-show trivia and sponsor presentations. But, if I want commercials, I'll stay at home and watch network television. If they let us in for free, it'd be a different story, but we spent a total of $25 on tickets and a cherry slurpee. Might as well have waited for the Special Edition DVD in a few months, eh? At least, that way, we'd own than a memory – and probably a fatter wallet. It's getting to that point, really. Although, recent disc rentals have also sported the “sit through this preview before the main attraction can start” routine. My Fast Forward button has almost worn clean through!
…and he's in Manhattan!
I'm thinking – and that's all I'm doing right now – thinking about launching a Low Carb Geek group blog on Lockergnome. But how many low carb geeks are out there?!
Well, blow me down! A very important fan on my mobo decided to quit this weekend. Actually, it started short-timing the system yesterday – giving up entirely before noon today. Instead of spending even more time trying to locate the proper part and installing it, Eric and I decided to call in a mobile professional in the area. Rates were all over the map, and some businesses couldn't see us until tomorrow morning. We settled on SpeedyTech for pricing and availability. They appear to be a “local” outfit, friendly and (indeed) speedy. Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh… everything's perfectly alright now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?
Apparently, I was “on” last night – and I'd like to get a copy of that for my records. Help? Update: David got it for me!
Three thumbs up for Sushi House Of Taka in Sherman Oaks. We hit it last night after Heavenly Low Carb (next door) – found some awesome sugar-free stuff there, too. Jelly Bellys, Jones Soda, and some friggin' awesome low-carb chili. Next week, we're planning on tackling Chili My Soul (the owner spotted me at Taka last night and sent me an e-mail this morning). What other great “undiscovered” restaurants are out there?