About 200 steps from my office is this fantastic theater.
It is called the Gene Siskel Film Center. How did I just now find out about this? Thanks to Pam, I am now a big fan of this place and will be taking advantage of it more often. They even have a nice little cafe/bar and seating area instead of the usual casino-carpeted concession counters of the Megaplex Movie theaters that we are all used to. Last night, we went to see the movie Gigantic. Both Justin and I really liked it and would recommend it to anyone that likes movies that are just a little off the beaten path. There were only a few elements to the movie that didn’t quite fit (homeless guy?!?); otherwise the characters were brilliantly written. You should at least Netflix it when it comes out.
Before going to the movie, I was lucky enough to have most of the afternoon off to just hang out with some coworkers for an extended happy hour. We have a bar on the ground floor of our office building. I’m not a fan of the atmosphere, but a big fan of the company and the short workday.
No less than a half-hour was designated to make fun of my phone. So what if it has a retractable antenna, ugly body, can’t receive photo messages, take pictures, go online or do ANYTHING really but take calls. Which I generally don’t like taking. Because I hate talking on the phone. OK–maybe it is time to get a new one.