Remember when Bon Jovi was the biggest band on the planet? Selling millions of albums, and doing stadium shows, etc.? Well, it’s now 2010 and this is their typical fan. Woooooo!! <sideways devil horns, pursed lips> Greatest. County Fair. Evar! …Oh, my hip!
Just thought you should know.
There’s a large grocery store near our house that recently expanded their hours to 24 hours a day/7 days a week. I think they closed at 10 pm until just a few days ago, and not too many people realize the change.
And I was driving home from work last night, around 2:15 am, and got a sudden craving for corn flakes. Yeah, and what of it? I like the simple cereals, especially late at night. I’m not a morning cereal guy, but it often hits the spot in the dark of night.
So, I went to that store, grabbed a big box of Kellogg’s corn flakes (on sale for $2.50), paid for it, and walked out — without seeing another human.
I’m not kidding, there was nobody around. I thought I heard two people talking way off in the distance, but never laid eyes on anyone. I went to the cereal aisle, made my selection, and paid via self-checkout without encountering a single employee or customer.
It was weird. And seemed to be operating on the honor-system… Oh, I predict they’ll have to make a few changes in the near future. Right after someone walks out of there with a shopping cart full of Yuengling and Kobe beef. Ya know?
The cereal was fantastic, in case you were wondering. I like it simple, and slightly soggy. Rice Krispies, corn flakes, Honey Nut Cheerios… That’s the way I roll.
Tomorrow I will be ordering my new Motorola Droid phone. I reach some sort of new threshold today with Verizon, and will have an additional $100 credit (on top of the first $100), starting on Wednesday.
So, I’ve been waiting patiently (ha!), and will pull the trigger tomorrow before leaving for work. My nipples are exploding with delight.
But, of course, the mobile phone gods are taunting me with this news. I’ve decided to ignore it, though, and pretend I never read it. That sometimes works, ya know. Aggressive ignorance is highly recommended.
I watched Adventureland on Saturday, and enjoyed it. It was completely predictable, but fun anyway. Great soundtrack. And tomorrow I’ll be receiving Inglourious Basterds from Netflix. Have you seen it? Any good? Will it be worth the time invested?
And that leads me to the Question of the Day.
This one is from the Stealing Clive Bull‘s Topics desk, which hasn’t been very active over the past few months. There’s a general election coming up in England, and that’s been the main topic for a while. I doubt Surf Reporters are too interested…
Anyway, on last night’s show he was asking callers if they’ve ever walked out of a movie or concert, and the answers were pretty interesting.
So, I’d like to know the same thing from you guys. Use the comments section below, to give us all the details.
I don’t think I’ve ever walked out of a movie. I should’ve abandoned Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, but stuck it out all the way to the end. Wotta fantastic, fully-realized turd of a film.
And I used to date a woman who was into incredibly pretentious arthouse/foreign crapola. Some were OK, a few were good, but many were walkoutable. Yet, I never did. What about you?
As for concerts, I walked out of a Moody Blues show in Charleston, WV once. On account of dullness.
And a few times I’ve gone to see the opening act, with no interest in the headliner. I saw Joe Walsh open for Stevie Nicks, and made my escape before the sheep bleating could commence. And in Atlanta I watched Squeeze open for Sting, and got the hell out of there.
So, there’s your question. Do with it what you will.
And I’ll see you guys again tomorrow.
Have a great Tuesday!