I’m back from a much-needed vacation on the East Coast, where I was literally on an island, away from all movies and television. Cell-phone service was spotty, and internet was of the dial-up variety. Like Robinson Crusoe, it was primitive as can…well, it wasn’t that primitive, actually.
The truth is, I was staying in a perfectly comfortable house with friendly people and an ocean view. But God help me, I’m addicted to my 21st century media. It’s not enough to know Spider-Man 2’s Thursday grosses; I need to know how other people feel about these grosses.
My name is John, and I have a problem.
But I also have a tan. At least, the closest I can get to tan. So it’s certainly a trade-off I’m willing to make.
Also, for those familiar with the Urban Challenge, my partner Mike and I placed in the top 10 in the Los Angeles race on Saturday, which means we may go on to the national race in Miami come November 20th. The event is a lot like The Amazing Race compressed down into a few hours. I’d definitely recommend it. Check the upcoming cities on the Urban Challenge site to see if it’s coming to your town.