March 16th, 2005

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Not clogged

No doubt everyone's been waiting with bated breath to learn the outcome of my shower situation from Monday! Well, I got home Monday evening after stopping at the store to buy some more liquid drain declogger, and added a good chunk of the bottle's contents. An hour later I stared at the still-unmoved water level, and suddenly wondered whether the drain might be closed, rather than clogged.

Yup. Somehow, Bryan must've hit the drain lever while getting out of the shower, or something. It was simply... closed. I pushed the lever down, and the tub promptly drained.

Oops.

Thanks to those who offered to loan me a snake! Guess I won't be needing it this time.
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"Robots"

seity1 and I saw "Robots" last night, cleverly scheduled to take advantage of both the free-popcorn Tuesdays deal at Regal (if you're a Regal Crown Club member) and five extra points if you see the movie this week.

I felt the movie had a slightly slow start that didn't grip me right away, and I remember briefly thinking I should have waited to see this one on DVD or TV and saved the $9. I'm not certain when that impression changed, but it may have been the "cross-town express" sequence... a hilarious and creative Rube Goldberg montage.

Overall, I'm pleased we went to see the movie! It was fun and well done, and I enjoyed a lot of the tiny background details that were there for the adults to pick up. Some great voice characterizations, including a good performance from Halle Berry, who I hadn't expected would impress me. The little kid behind us was a bit chatty, but not so much so that I got upset. (It's a kids' movie; kids sitting nearby and chatting a bit is to be expected.)

You'll gain something by seeing this on the big screen if you have a chance, but it'll be worth seeing at home later if you have to wait.
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Away for the weekend...

For those of you who keep track, I'll be in Albany all weekend (hmmm, lunch with a couple of you, maybe?!) and flying to New Orleans on Sunday evening! We're scheduled to return from New Orleans next Friday evening, but may end up changing that depending on whether and where Cornell ends up seeded for the NCAA regionals next weekend. If they are seeded west, either to Minneapolis or Grand Rapids, MI, I'm much less likely to try to go. If they're seeded east, to Worcester or Amherst, I'll probably want to fly back earlier and try to get to those games. The airline is usually pretty accommodating about moving you earlier on the same day; it gives them more flexibility if other people need to be rerouted later in the day. It'd even be worth a $50 or $75 change fee.