Thursday, August 10, 2006

I got The Stupid again, a blog in two acts

One reason I decided to start this blog is because I see some pretty ridiculous things during the course of my day, and I think it would be a shame to not document those things for...ya know...whatever. But, in order to document those things, I must remember to bring some sort of recording device with me where ever I may roam. I forgot to do so yesterday, and so I missed the opportunity to document the Stupid of The Day. Dear reader, I must beg your forgiveness as I describe with words what I saw.

Monday was Mr. Stupid Girl and mine anniversary, so, because we are crazy romantic kids, we decided to see Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Due to crazy scheduling issues we weren't able to go see it until Wednesday, but that's okay, because it was still really romantic.

Anyway, it was raining when we got to the theater, one of those sudden downpours in which God wrings out his very, very wet sponge all over your head. Which is good, because we need the rain. But I digress.

There are few people in the theater because it's just 6:30 or so, and it's Wednesday night, and many people around here go to church on Wednesday nights, but, there are a few people there.

Including someone who was, apparently, moving. On top of a Ford Aerostar was someone's bed. A queen size mattress and box springs. On top of a van. In the rain. At the Hollywood 27 mulitplex.

Granted, these pieces had all seen better days (the mattress/box springs, and van, and, for that matter, the Hollywood 27), but the bed appeared to be functional, in that there was no evidence that they were being used by vermin large enough to see with the naked eye as a home.

I have moved a lot of times in my life, and every single time, without exception, I would have much rather have been at the movies. But I never took a break in the middle of moving to catch a show. Maybe that's just me.

There was also a NewsChannel 5 satellite truck in the lot when we arrived. There was no sign of anybody connected to the truck, but it was there nonetheless.

Anyway, the van and the mattresses were still there when we left, though the Channel 5 truck was gone, replaced by a Fox17 news truck, with reporter, cameraman, and lights. So, if anybody knows what happened yesterday at the Hollywood 27, drop me a line, because there was nothing newsworthy happening that we could see.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Shake n bake, baby...shake n bake!