I watched the Columbo episode “The Bye-Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case” for the second time, and have come to believe that Columbo knew about the umbrella in the chimney and had seen it before it was removed by Brandt.Continue reading post "#3378"
The ending of Mr. Robot episode 4-12 was kind of hard to take.Continue reading post "#2866"
I watched the first episode of Tales from the Loop.Continue reading post "#2833"
I went to see the recording of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me at Blossom last Thursday.Continue reading post "#2446"
My friend Dwight visited from Texas this weekend.Continue reading post "#2420"
I saw Doctor Who for the first time this weekend.Continue reading post "#2201"
Spent 30-40 minutes this morning shoveling the street, clearing a path in the cul-de-sac for my car to get through to the point in the street with low enough snow for my car to get through.Continue reading post "#2199"
I watched the second episode of Electric Dreams, “Autofac“. Right after, I decided to read the book version.Continue reading post "#1759"
Recently discovered the show Electric Dreams, watched the first episode (“Real Life” in Amazon’s list). It’s a collection of Phillip K Dick short stories done one per episode.Continue reading post "#1757"
Flight of the Conchords show
Saw Flight of the Conchords do a live show at Playhouse Square to(last)night. The show was opened by Arj Barker (Dave from the TV show) who did a stand-up routine. It was quite funny. FOTC did about half new material, half old, but the old stuff had new parts interspersed. Funny stuff. And not just the songs: The banter in between was plenty funny itself. It was a hard hearing at times when the crowd was loud, but I caught most of it. Glad I decided to go.
Of note, playing at the same time and one theatre over was Opera Circle’s showing of Il trovatore, which my friend / coworker was involved in. I had been torn between seeing the two. I checked less than 24 hours from show time for FOTC tickets but it said they were sold out, so when I left, I had been expecting to see the opera, but intended to ask about FOTC tickets. When I arrived, tickets were in fact available. The cheapest available was $55, so I was ready to pass on that and started asking about the opera when the lady said there was a free ticket that somebody had returned and that they couldn’t charge for that I could have. I couldn’t turn that and a rare chance to see FOTC live down. Also, I had arrived late for the opera because the rapid took longer than expected. I’ve seen many of Opera Circle’s operas since meeting my coworker. So, sorry Wanda, I’ll see the next one.
I took the rapid downtown because I don’t like dealing with traffic and parking there and for one person it’s hard to compete with the price. I was a little anxious walking around downtown because of an event that happened last year, but nothing happened this year. It did, however, take some waiting.