Scooter Sunday #11 – Post Wedding Edition
And we are back. Although it’s not technically sunday, this edition of Scooter Sunday is getting posted on Monday this week. It’s been very busy here at Banal Leakage, with a wedding, travel hell and a whole slew of other life-filling adventures. So let’s get this started.
Thanks to Karl
Much thanks to Karl from Secondhand Tryptophan for guest posting while I was off getting married. His stories always entertain me and I only wish more people would have stopped by to read his work. That’s ok. Go visit him at his blog to catch up on the latest blogger event, BrittCon.
It is guaranteed that at least once a year, we have a yard sale at our house. In years past, it’s been all of our older stuff. But this year, my step-daughter Earth had a bunch of items she needed to get rid of. Most items were sold and some items went to the local thrift shop, but the one item we were betting on selling right away didn’t sell. Even at $10, no one wanted it. Not sure why.
“I may be older, but I can store a nice TV and stereo system.”
Yard sales are slow at times…. very slow. There are lull times waiting for people to stop by. We can just sit there and let the heat get the best of us. But instead, we chose to drink. And everyone loves mojitos.
I made at least 12 of these on Saturday
Scooter to the Store
Of course, there was a scooter ride this weekend. Since mojitos were requested, I had to run to get the various limes and club soda needed. No use taking the car when the seat in my scooter can hold a few items. And since the weather is now in the 90’s most of the time, it a nice ride.
I have been waiting for this movie to come out for well over a year now. First off, it’s a Pixar (which is now wholly-owned by Disney, which makes it a Disney movie) and with the exception of Cars, I’ve seen and loved them all.
WALL-E tells a very vivid story: in the year 2815, a single robot is left to clean up, (stationed in what are the remains of New York City) after humans can no longer inhabit the planet. In the process of his daily duties, he develops a personality.
The major plot of the movie [which I will not reveal here] flows well and the story stays on track, making it easy for most 16 and older to follow the movie from start to finish. Younger kids will like WALL-E and his interaction with other robots, especially one named EVE. There’s a love story here and it’s a pretty simple one. The various messages of the movie are pretty obvious and those that understand the effects of the environment on our planet will get this movie. Those that don’t, will still enjoy the animation and how all of the characters interact together.
There are all sorts of fun tidbits thrown in, including something instantly recognizable to Mac users. I really liked this film and will see it in the theater at least a couple more times before waiting for it’s release later this year on Blu-Ray.
Post Wedding Wrap-Up
The final two days of our wedding weekend were pretty calm. Several of us went to the beach at the lake on Sunday June 22nd and caught some rays and played in the water.
“Hey grandpa, how do I flush this?
Then it was back to Reno on Monday to catch a plane back home. This time, we were at least an hour early. Our flight was uneventful going home until we landed back in Utah and went to the baggage claim area. Seems someone else has a similarly-colored blue suitcase and mistakenly took mine.
We filed a baggage claim and within 24 hours, I had my bag, intact with all of my belongings [kudos to Delta’s response time and baggage reclaim desk]
Back To Normalcy
Now that the fun and major events are over for a while, it’s time to meld back into daily life. Next week, Scooter Sunday is back in it’s regularly scheduled blog post slot. Stay tuned.
I’m still catching up after my manic weekend and I haven’t had chance to properly congratulate you yet!
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Marty!! The pictures are gorgeous – you both look so relaxed and happy (despite the scary flight part)! *Raises a glass* Cheers both of you :o)
Hmm, I thought I left a comment on Karl’s guest post, but that was probably when I got frustrated after typing such a masterpiece on my blackberry only to find that it was not submitting and kept giving me errors. I’ll see if I can dredge up the wit and humor I conveyed so effortlessly yet so non-effectively way back then.
and I loved WHALL-E too… just haven’t had the occasion to post about it. I was surprised by the main plot (which I won’t reveal here) – something in me found pride and respect for Disney’s Cajones, if you know what I mean.
Maybe I will like Pixar even more than it is now Jobs-less. At least I think it is? I’ve never liked him too much, especially with double-priced computers, iMacs that lacked standard ports and removable storage but still cost way too much, and the lame “Don’t Steal Music” campaign for iPod. I mean, really. You can’t steal music with the thing.
penelope – Thank you very much.
whall – Yeah, that Blackberry issue. It must be related to when I added the preview plugin, because the very minor changes to the .CSS I made shouldn’t have done anything to break comment posting.
And I do know what you mean. Good to hear you loved the movie as well. I figured as such.
dmarks – Well, Jobs is still involved in some ways. Although Pixar’s main creative mind in the last 8 years hasn’t been Jobs. It’s been John Lasseter, who’s driven many projects into their collective success.
If it’s Jobs you don’t like, then you should never buy an iPod, iPhone or a Mac. BTW, those iMacs you speak of were 10 years ago. The latest models (even though they are Jobs inspired) are much more robust.
I’m surprised no one bought the entertainment unit. It looks like it’s in great shape! I need something like that for Motley’s room and that woulda been a great price. Altho, I rather think it wouldn’t fit in my Intrepid. 😉
winter – That entertainment unit was originally purchased 9 years ago by my wife. We used it until 4 years ago, when we gave it to her daughter to use. Now they have moved on and want something different and there is no one else to pass it down to. So far, it’s been in the front of our house for almost 48 hours and no one has come by to swipe it. Even at free, it’s not a taker 🙁 Oh well.
Isn’t it surprising what people don’t buy at garage/yard sales? I was shocked at the good stuff we were left with, while people bought the stuff that I thought was junk. Interesting.
There were a couple Mac references in there. And I love that still with the Cube. I’m a Rubik’s Cube freak.
tori – Yes, it is very surprising. I remember your tales of your yard sale. Odd how people operate at yard sales.
kapgar – Rubik’s Cube freak here, too. I still own my original from the early 80’s.
I thought Cars was kind of boring. A lot of my family members are mechanics though, so they acted all pissy when I told them it wasn’t my fav. They said, “YOU DIDN’T LIKE CARS?!?!” like I was crazy… uh… yeah…
kilax – You are not crazy… there’s a few others that I talked to that didn’t like it much. I do want to see “Cars” (especially now that I know that George Carlin was in it), but I’m in no rush. We just got back from seeing Wall-E a second time. Even better. More things got noticed the second time around.