On Tue, 6 Aug 1996, Joe May wrote:
> Ok, here's the trip report quick overview from my vacation:
> - rented a Ford Windstar for the vacation. It was nice.
> No kids screaming "don't touch me!". [...]
Heh, that sounds like "The Simpsons" :-). However, it's nice to see
that you are coping well with your family.
> his urine. As Kelly drove away in the Saturn, the brakes seemed
> to be rubbing a bit and making noise.
That also happens on startup after sitting idle a long time, it goes
away after a short while. We also had a rubbing noise that persisted,
which the periodic checkup fixed (brake pad positioning adjustment).
A Soggy Hunchback of Notre Dame
I also managed to drive my mom's Saturn into a concrete parking block at
the Britannia 6. That was a Tuesday when I went to see The
Hunchback of Notre Dame. A rainy day, which left a big lake in
the parking lot. I wondered why those spots were free while driving up
and hitting the block at a fortunately slow speed (just skuffed the
bracket holding the suspension torsion bars). I got out. Then I
realised why, people just don't like stepping into 8 cm deep water.
Fortunately I was wearing my running shoes, so that didn't matter too
much. Squish, squish, go in 10 minutes late, find last seat in the last
row. Oh well, at least it was an OK movie (good but not excellent like
Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast). Nice
realistic crowd scenes too. Oh, and the shoes got thoroughly washed a
few days later.
Matilda the Literate Psychic
Anyway, that was a couple of weeks ago. This weekend I went to World
Exchange to see Matilda. Now that was a good, verging on
great, film. I'd go to see it again. Mind you, it was a children's
story, with a really good Danny Devito and his real wife as a sleazy
used car dealer (stolen parts) and an air-head sleazy blonde. Cameo
appearance by Peewee Herman as a cop. Nice clean story line - good
downtrodden girl learns psychic powers and defeats the shot-putt javelin
thrower evil female school principal. Even the children liked this one,
more than they did for Hunchback. Of course, that could be the cozy
little theater (120 people).
Copyright © 1996 by Alexander G. M. Smith.