July 21, 2008

Truth in cliches

One highlight of the weekend was getting on my bike - for the first time in about seven years - and pedaling down to Manhattan Beach. I don't know about you, but I think that sounds super neat. (OK, so it's not Lewis and Clark, but I only had one afternoon to work with. Cut me some slack.)

But it turns out they're right: Even after all those years, riding a bike really is like riding a bike. The only problem with that aphorism is that it doesn't mention how much your butt is going to hurt afterwards.

Other quick random thoughts until I think of something better to write:

1) It would be pretty impractical for me to
stay at this hotel, since we live about 10 miles away, but I'm already a big fan because (a) I like the description that it's like a W Hotel but with a sense of humor and (b) there's a 25 percent discount on parking if the car you're parking is a hybrid. Now we're getting the hang of it! I think all businesses that charge for parking - restaurant valets, sports stadiums, public lots - should do the same thing.

2) I'd submit that the end of
Dark Knight (warning: sound) is a little anticlimactic. But that's about my only complaint. Otherwise, I loved it - as good as advertised - especially Heath Ledger's performance. (Not an original observation, but whatever.) He was so creepy/entertaining, I actually would enjoy watching a cut of the movie comprised only of his scenes. And, I'll probably never look at a Ticonderoga No. 2 in the same way again.

6 comments:

bugs said...

You do a lot of impractical things, so I bet you WILL stay here...
Did the reviewer have nothing better to do than taste test the bath products:"The compact but luxurious bathroom contained L’Occitane products, including a deliciously lemony soap"
Anyway, I digress...looks nice. Maybe when I come with my 3 boys, we'll stay there, as I haven't seen a photo of your new place yet...

bugs said...

I forgot...Isn't your butt supposed to be in great shape with all this butt training super slow stuff you're doing?!

Your escalator operator said...

It IS in great shape. My butt could lift a Buick. Just not used to bouncing around on a bicycle seat.
Oh, and, now you'll get your photos.

bugs said...

a buick?
how about a hummer?
(buick?!!!)
and how, exactly, oh genius one, would it lift it?!

"Highland Park" Attorney said...

Wait a second, there are movies out there other than those made by Disney or Pixar?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Hmmm, guess its been a while, but we didnt miss Kung Fu Panda or Wall-E this summer and at least now I have somebody to help finish that bucket of popcorn....

Your escalator operator said...

I hear kids are good for helping finish leftovers. Good thinking, dude.