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05/17/2003 Archived Entry: "Manhattan-Brooklyn Traffic, The Comedy of Christopher Guest and The Matrix: Reloaded"

This past week or two has been pretty exciting. I've built brand new computers for Paul and Jen and both are pretty darn spiffy. In fact I'm using Jen's new computer to write this in her new Brooklyn apartment, which in itself, is pretty snazzy. It's totally the neighborhood that the Huxtables lived in. Does it get much more exciting than that?

I had the pleasure of meeting Jen's sister and her sister's boyfriend which was a lot of fun. We went to the Empire State Building and to Central Park and looked at the Statue of Liberty from afar. It was pretty cool. When Jen's sister's boyfriend informed the security guard at the Empire State Building that he was wearing steel-toed boots (shortly before walking through the metal detector) the guard exclaimed. "Cool! It really completes the look!" He tried to explain again in a way that would make the security guard understand that "steel" is a form of "metal" and it might be detected by the metal detector. The guard just said "Yeah... really cool!" and another guard just looked confused as if he had no idea why this would be brought up. "Listen kid," he said. "Do you have cell phones, lighters--?"

"I have steel-toed boots!"

"Let me finish! Pagers, Altoid tins."

Steel-toed boots apparently weren't on the list so the guard was not concerned. Thankfully for midtown Manhattan Jen's sister's boyfriend was a shoe-bomber and all were spared a horrible fate.

Wednesday, Thursday and yesterday morning were taken up mostly by moving Jen's stuff from her apartment in Manhattan on West 34th street to her new Brooklyn residence. Having done the driving for all of this I have come to the conclusion that you would have to be out of your mind to own a car in New York City. You simply can't drive here. The block or two walk to get my car was invariably at least twice as fast as the drive back to her apartment. It should just be illegal to drive here. There's really no need for it and it causes nothing but sadness and frustration.

On Wednesday or Thursday we saw A Mighty Wind, the latest Christopher Guest and company offering. It was every bit as fantastic as you would expect from that group. Truly brilliant. Last night we watched Waiting for Guffman, so our appetites having been whetted sufficiently from the first movie. Again, brilliant.

This morning I seem to have come down with the obligatory New York illness. Flu-like symptoms abounded in Jen's apartment when I arrived and they have finally caught up with me. So this afternoon I went for a walk and ducked into a dark and comfortable movie theatre to see The Matrix: Reloaded. I expressed my skepticism three years ago when I found a sequel was being made. What more needed to be told? Neo became all-powerful, he got the girl, he beat the odds. What happens next was sort of implied by the ending of the first movie. Indeed I was right. Neo does a bunch of fighting and kicks a bunch of ass and it's all really visually stimulating but I can't help but wonder why this part of the story is being told. I don't know what the critics are saying and I don't really care. It's like making a Princess Bride 2 where Westley and Buttercup just kinda live out the kind of idyllic and ordinary life one would expect them to after the end of the movie. In other words: pointless.

Well, I guess I've made up for my neglect of this blog by saddling you all with an unnecessarily long update. I'll be back in This Glorious City in a few days where I can bore you all with tales of my biking escapades and my love for computers. Great for all of you!

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Sorry about the flu Nate. If it makes you feel better Doug and I have been sharing the germs with people back here too. My suggestion is a good 24 hrs of sleep. You will feel like new :)

Posted by Laurem @ 05/17/2003 10:45 PM EST

Thanks, I am feeling a lot better already after my day of solid napping yesterday. Now I'm ready to tackle the events of today which may include moving more boxes. Hmmm.

Posted by Chefelf @ 05/18/2003 11:10 AM EST

Why would steel toads need boots?

Posted by Lefty @ 05/18/2003 12:45 PM EST

Because, man -- it completes the look!

Posted by Jen @ 05/18/2003 01:03 PM EST

No steel toad is complete without his boots, Lefty, I thought you'd know that sort of thing. I am not mad, but I am disappointed.

Posted by Heccubus @ 05/18/2003 01:28 PM EST

I'll tell you why steel toads don't have boots: because I steal toad boots.

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