Weekend Cornucopia

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The weekend itself wasn’t terribly eventful, but I do have a lot of little, unrelated information to catch folks up on, so I’ll do that here.

First, the weekend news.

Went to a local club Saturday night to see “an intimate show” by Josh Kelley and the band “Pay The Girl.” By my definition, “an intimate show” implies about 100 - 150 people. There were probably a good 500 people in this place. I’m sure the fire marshal would have been pissed - I mean, it was packed in. They started wheeling out chairs for people to sit in, but there was nowhere to put them so folks were sitting in the aisles and walkways… not good. We saw a few songs by Josh Kelley, but then the smoke in the place started severely hindering Jenn’s breathing (it wasn’t great for me, either) so we left before Pay The Girl came on stage.

Went to Fry’s Electronics during the day on Saturday and picked up a Platt heavy-duty polyethelene case with custom foam cutout to store my GBA SP in. I got the foam all punched out and all the parts are in the case with plenty of growing room in the event I get other accessories that need storage. I’ve always wanted one of those cases (sort of like the sniper rifle cases you see in action movies), but I never knew what I’d store in it. Now I know.

Sunday I didn’t do much of anything. Played a little PS2 with Jenn, hung out… that’s about it.

Random stuff:

There’s a class action lawsuit against movie theaters for showing paid advertisements that run past the time when the movie’s supposed to start. The idea is that if the movie is supposed to start at 7:00, then it starts at 7:00 and not 7:30 because you, the captive audience, just had to watch 30 minutes of advertising. This is the greatest thing ever. I hate the stupid ads at the beginning of movies. One or two doesn’t bother me too much, but I’ve sat through seriously like 10 ads at a time. Fucking ridiculous.

I took a Star Trek Personality Test and it says I’m an “ENTP” and identify most with the character Harry Kim. I’m not sure I entirely agree with that, but whatever.

The Alias Season One DVD set is available for preorder from Amazon. Looks like it won’t be out until September, which is not soon enough as far as I’m concerned. Buffy Season Four is coming out in June. I should preorder both of those.

My instructor from the training class I went to a couple weeks ago is fairly new to the area of Portland. I thought about it, and there’s really not a simple guide to What’s Cool in the Portland, OR Area. There are tourist books and stuff, but nothing I really agree with. I am thinking I may have to come up with that and post it here. Then again, that’s a lot of work, so maybe not.

The new Kelly Clarkson album looks like it should be coming out April 15 and Justin Guarini’s should be out later this Spring. I’m stoked - curious to hear their music.

I think it’s interesting - if you look at this site (AmericanIdolMusic.com), they basically treat Justin and Kelly the same as opposed to one being the Idol and the other being runner-up. I think that’s pretty cool, actually, because it sort of implies a tie, which I think it was. They both rock.