Now MoviePhone Guy is Goin to Hell

This evening, Jabari and I were considering watching a movie. We weren’t sure what was currently out so I decided to call MoviePhone on my cell to see what they were advertising.

I found it rather disturbing that MoviePhone Guy said in his cheesy, MoviePhone voice, “…And Jesus gets crucified for the second time in The Passion of the Christ, Revisited!”

Disturbing. Very disturbing.

Home Sweet Home

As mentioned before, my poor sweet car (aka Slick) was taken to the “hospital” yesterday afternoon. In the meantime, I rented a car from the dealership, a 2005 Camry LE and close cousin to my 2001 Camry Solara. I must say, it was a very very nice drive. The rental girl at the service desk set me up with the best one they had and I have to admit, I enjoyed it very much.

“Hi, Kristine!” Sasha, the rental girl, greeted me as I walked in the door of the service department.

“Hi!” I said, surprised she remembered my name. Then again, she hooked me up with her favorite Camry so I suppose she’d remember the name, face, height, weight, and eye color of every person that’s ever been in that car.

“How did you like it?” she asked. She grinned and nodded her head, “Nice huh?”

“Oh, it was very, very nice, thank you for that,” I said, handing her they keys.

I suppose I would equate it to staying at a nice hotel for the night. I love sleeping in my own bedroom, don’t get me wrong, but it’s nice to stay in a cozy hotel room and be served breakfast in bed every once in a while. But don’t tell Slick I said that.

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Readig Comprehension

M. comes in to point out something funny:

M: Go to [insert confidential URL here].
Me: [Types URL] Ok. What did I do?
M: [Points to an obvious mistake at the top of the screen] Readig comprehension?
Me: [Laughing] Oops. Well, I certainly don’t have any of that.
M: [Laughing]

Slick’s In the Hospital

My engine light turned on this morning on my way to work. I tried to take it to the dealership nearby (an hour away from my usual dealership), but they were looking at a few hours wait. “But take it back to us, okay?” said the nice man in the red Toyota-brand button up. Right, Mr. Cheesy Service Man.

Instead I scheduled an appointment with my faithful Carlos at my car’s original home, the dealership at which it was purchased. He recognized my voice and my name (“Yeah, I remember you, you came in last week for the battery,” he said) and set up an appointment for me this afternoon.

I really like those guys over there. It’s strange, but when I tried to take my car to the other dealership, it didn’t feel right, like I already knew they probably wouldn’t take care of my baby the way my dealership would. And although I know I’d save my parents the grief of worrying about my trip to Houston this weekend by taking it to this dealership nearby and having it fixed without their knowledge, the most important thing would be for it to get taken care of, and taken care of well.

The Sims 2 University Expansion Pack

Sims 2 University Expansion Pack So I just happened to discover that EA Games and Maxis put out the very first expansion pack for the Sims 2. Like all other geeks and Sims fanatics, I ran out to the store the second I find out its on the shelves.

I install it after I get home and I’m pretty excited to see the new objects and actions they’ve added. I set up the university and allowed one of my neighborhood girls to attend. She moved into the dorms, picked out her room, and met a few people. She even ate dinner in the dorm cafeteria (yes, they have one of those too).

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