Yesterday we started watching Veronica Mars, and I think we’re hooked. I was already a big fan of Kristen Bell, obviously, but I like the series even more than I thought I would. Unfortunately we also watched A Dirty Shame (imdb | rotten tomatoes) and I’m sooooooo glad we didn’t waste a film festival choice on it last year. What a piece of crap. I should’ve expected it from any movie made by John Waters and starring Johnny Knoxville, but sheezus. Avoid at all costs.

Yes, you did just read movie reviews up there. Usually I write anything to do with music, movies, books or tv on radioDan, but in keeping my plan for simplifying my blogging I’m now just posting to this one. Until Blogger finds a way to import the 700+ entries (stretching back to September 2001 when I was using my own custom-built software and nobody even know what the word “blog” meant) from that blog to this one they’ll just have to sit over there. From now on all my posts will be here.

We went on the great gift/purchase return trip yesterday (not for us — we didn’t return any of our gifts — but exchanging duplicates that we bought for people, exchanging sizes, replacing scratched discs, etc.) and were successful for the most part. L’Occitane, however, was a pain in the ass. Long story short, their computer systems are retarded and they aren’t able to deal with said retardedness, so they expect the customer to just be ok with it. Is there a shortcoming with their computer system? Yes and no. From the point of view of their own internal controls, yes, there’s a big frickin’ problem. But from the customer’s point of view? No. I had no problem with their computer, I had a problem with the assistant manager not being able to use her judgment to circumvent a computer screwup. Either there was absolutely nothing that could be done, or she was just a low-grade moron and didn’t know how to do it. Either way, I was pretty annoyed. If I could actually stand to enter that store without a gas mask I’d boycott it.

I’ve finally taken the big step of putting all my CDs into boxes; now I have to decide whether to store them downstairs in the locker or sell them. Anybody want 483 CDs?

Speaking of music, I’ve been playing around some more with the Roku SoundBridge that Nellie gave me for xmas. I set up some streaming radio stations today (WOXY, KEXP, SomaFM) and got a little more comfortable with playing music from my computer.

Happy (almost) new year, everybody!

2 responses to “113606784373191570

  1. A Dirty Shame might be the worst movie I have ever seen. Worse than that crap movie we watched last year with Neve Campbell (When Will I Be Loved), and worse than Show Girls.

  2. Pingback: “I could’ve sworn you were with the FBI.” | Skirl | Dan Dickinson·

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