February 23rd, 2009

I See

The Things We Do For Our Kids

I've spent the day in line for a special screening of The Watchmen at the Alamo Drafthouse South. I got here at about noon, and the show starts at 7.

But this film is all G has talked about for a year. Well...there was The Dark Knight and The Spirit, but this one is really really big. So when he called me from school at about 8 this morning I hunted down the details and did what was required (made a myspace page). I feel a bit guilty about taking a spot that a Watchmen fan would kill for, but it's not the kind of film I want to let G go to alone. So here I am.

Fortunately the alamo has WiFi and, after a somewhat failed attempt to fix the power supply for the Mac , I broke down and bought an OEM power supply at Fry's yesterday. So I could watch the stock market's freefall while I waited in line.

The people here are nice and we have interests and people in common, so it's been a fun afternoon.