Monday, August 28, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Thanks to our friend Jennifer, we finally go to see "Talladega Nights" Sunday night.
If you remember, Christina, Wade Kwon and I (and technically Will, since Christina was pregnant) were all extras in the film (photos here and here). While Christina and I didn't see ourselves, Christina is pretty sure she spotted Wade. We'll have to wait until the DVD comes out to be able to scan the crowds better.
Ironically, though the two of us spent long hours in the hot Talladega sun for the filming and didn't make it on the screen, Christina's stepbrother, Chris Dabaldo, gets a credit at the end of the film for use of his song, "Click Click Boom." Knew I should have learned to play guitar.
My review? Eh. That's it. Eh. Definitely not an award-winner for Will Ferrell. Definitely not a film I'd have seen had there not been a chance to see myself, my wife or friends on the screen.
So, will I go through the sleeplessness, the long, boring hours, the heat, the low wages to be an extra again? Heck yeah. Lots of fun.
Posted by Speed42 at 11:38 AM
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Our friend Amber says Will's name on Sunday race days should be Billy Wayne. Good name for a NASCAR driver, she says.
Today Billy Wayne attended his first autosports event. He and I had a boys' outing at the Bham chapter of SCCA autocross where amateur racers and anyone with a drivers' license can race anything with four wheels and a seatbelt.
He seemed to be a fan of the red ones.
Posted by Speed42 at 8:23 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Had to go check a press run the other day at 5 a.m. Wanted donuts afterward. Stopped at the local Bruno's. Bought this batch of donuts...
I thought a baker's dozen originated because the baker wanted to make sure the king got enough baked goods and didn't get shorted. Therefore the baker would include one extra baked good to insure at least a dozen. So what's it mean when I buy a "Baker's Dozen Doughnuts, 13 count" only to find out I got only 12?
Does it make it better or worse that when I turn over the package I discover the sticker that says...?
Posted by Speed42 at 10:11 PM