Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I'm pretty sure this post cements my "dork" status

Rain today and yesterday prevented my morning runs, much to my chagrin. Yesterday it was a thunderstorm, today just a normal rain shower, so I probably could have gone out today. I just don't want to get my new shoes soaking wet in the first week of owning them. Plus it gives me an easy excuse to not go out and run. Plus, I'm in day 6 of 7 in a row of work, so I'm feeling a little lazy when I'm at hom.

NCAA Football 2008 came out last night at midnight, and of course my brother and his roommates went and picked it up. (This was all after the storm died down a little bit. There was a point last night when I was questioning whether we'd get together for it or not, since I'm pretty sure my oxen weren't going to be able to ford the river that sprang up where Gilbert Street used to be. Luckily for me, we persevered.) I stayed back at the house with a few other guys while they ran out to the store, so we were sitting around and talking when we notice a vehicle get pulled over right in front of the house. I say "there's no way that's them." Apparently, there was a way that was them. We tried to think of a way to get the game from the car while they were waiting for their ticket (for running a yellow light. . . come on!) to be written, but didn't really come up with anything that didn't end in someone getting tasered or tackled by the cop. So we just sat and the porch and made comments to ourselves. Which was really just a way to hide our concern of everyone in the car getting arrested, everything getting confiscated, including the game. I don't know if we could've handled a loss like that. Fortunately, everything worked out for the best (well, except for Jake, who was driving. This is going to be one of the most expensive video game purchases for him.), and we got to play the game. At least sort of. We've only done the recruiting before the season, so we haven't actually played a game yet. Or I should say I haven't played a game yet, I left around 2 am, I'm sure at least two people stayed up to play.

In entertainment news, I saw Transformers this past Sunday. It was freaking sweet. Now Transformers were a large part of my childhood, both the toys and the cartoon, so this was a nod to that time. But seriously, there were gigantic robots fighting! How could that be bad? And Megan Fox is pretty hot. (Insert joke here about last name being Fox.) Plus, I really wanted to buy a new Camaro. There's like a 30-minute section that's basically a commercial for it, which I was fine with. It's a sweet looking car, even if it doesn't really exist yet (from what I've gathered, it was the body of an '09 Camaro, but it was grafted over a new GTO. Let it be known that GTO's are also freaking amazing cars). I can't remember the last time I really had to fight the urge to stand up and cheer during a movie, like when Optimus Prime first appeared in the form of a semi. The action was pretty good, I could've done with less humans and more robots beating the crap out of each other, but it's fine. Good times. This movie gets 4 Flenker Thumbs-Up!


Nicole said...

I had to giggle at "morning runs."

I was never a big transformers girl. I was more of a Power Rangers/ Ninja Turtles fan myself. But I'm definitely checking out that movie.

Whiskeymarie said...

Duck, duck...geek.

And that's from one of your own fellow geeks- me.

Hannita said...

Loved Transformers as a kid. Had several (hey, I had an older brother who I adored, it was completely normal that I wanted toys like his) when I was younger. I think my favorites were the dinobots. Those were sweet. If you go and see Harry Potter I will hate you forever for seeing the three movies I am desperate to see but haven't managed to get to.

Flenker said...

nicole - The Transformers might have been just before your time. But Ninja Turtles rocked.

whiskey - thanks. Us geeks need to stick together. Less wedgies that way.

hannita - the dinobots were awesome, Grimlock was always one of my favorites. And there's very little chance of me seeing the new Harry Potter. I've read the first book and have seen one of the movies, I'm just not sure which one. So I'm a little out of the loop.

the Crab said...

aaarrrggghhh, we don't have electricity on our schooners.

So, we don't need no stinking transformers! aaarrrggghhh!!!