Sunday, September 16, 2007

Weekend Recap ...

Ugh, I can’t believe it’s already Sunday! I hate it when weekends fly by too fast – although that usually means much fun was had … which was the case this weekend.

I really didn’t do much Friday night except hang out with the wife, although we did have a great time listening to music, cleaning the kitchen, and just hamming it up. Of course, all of these things are fun, when done whilst indulging in some alcohol.

Saturday morning, I took my car to the dealership, because the stupid “check engine” light was on. I purposely took it early – 8:00 a.m., so that I would have it back, hopefully by noon. The guy at the counter asked that I leave my number, and wait at home for it, because there were 4 people in front of me. I don’t usually have a problem doing this, because (A) I live about a 10-minute walk from the place, and (B) I usually don’t need the car on Saturday. However, I know that when I leave the car there, it immediately drops on the “priority chart” at the dealership. I called the place at around 12:30 p.m., because I heard nothing from them. Shockingly enough, they were just getting to my car at this point. I informed the guy that I expressly dropped my car off in the morning, so that I could get it back sooner. I called back at 2:00 – the car still wasn’t done. I immediately sent an e-mail to the dealership informing them of my complete disgust in them. I did finally get the car at 2:30 p.m. – and of course, the problem wasn’t solved – they needed to order a part. Fantastic – I hope I can bring the car in and wait another 8 hours for it!

I did watch two movies this weekend as well – one good, and one not-so-good. Stranger Than Fiction, which stars Will Ferrell and Dustin Hoffman. While the movie was nowhere near as funny as I thought it would be, it was still really good – more of a drama than comedy, I guess. I highly recommend it. The second movie, Tenacious D – The Pic of Destiny, was not very good. I guess Jack Black or Tenacious D fans would get a kick out of it, but I thought that it dragged at points, and just wasn’t very inspiring or funny for that matter.

Oh yeah, and of course the Oktoberfest was a ton of fun. I drank Paulaner Beer out of a huge “Mas,” ate Bratwurst and German pretzels, as well as listening to some interesting German polka music. All in all a good time. Oh, and Notre Dame got crushed again – so all is well with the world!

Next week, Penn State plays Michigan in the Big House. Go Lions!


snowelf said...

Whew! That is a weekend and a half. And I would be hot about my car taking all day too. I hate that!!

I ordered Stranger than Fiction from Netflix, and now I'm wondering if I should change my choice... It seems this is the year we've been dupped into thinking thinks are romantic comedies/comedies when they really aren't...
Click, The Break Up, and now Stranger than Fiction? My cousin thought I would like it, so I might... I'll let you know.

minijonb said...

that's a lot to fit in one weekend. car dealership issue drive me insane as well. i've come to conclusion they can't do anything in one visit. it will always take two trips to the dealer. it sucks that i've had to lover my expectations to avoid taking someone's head off.

-B- said...

Los, my latest run-in with a dealership was pretty bad as well. My driver's pwr window mechanism broke, so it costed over $400 - when all it needed was to be put back on track and a small bracket replaced (I opened it and saw the problem, but just couldn't fix it).... and while I was there they told me I needed brakes - for $1000. So, if you were fixing the driver window, why were you looking at the brakes?? Also - after I left I got a low brake fluid message... looked in the reservoir - and it was half-full. Those bastards sucked half of my brake fluid out so I would come back and get that $1000 brake job. Crooks - they should all drop dead!! (the dealership was F.C Kerbeck in Palmyra, NJ)
OK, I'm back. Glad you had a great weekend! {:0P

El Padrino said...

Octoberfest is wonderful.

stranger than fiction was very good btw

Superstar said...

Los: Re watch Tenatious D drunk...WAY better that way.
LOL ;o) IMHO anyways. I saw it this weekend too!

I hate when the car dinks around w/ the repair. AS IF no one has anything else to do...LOL ;o)


Dealerships drive me to drink.

Kristin said...

Stranger Than Fiction was not what I expected, but still a really good movie... sort of twisty, no?

Los said...

Snow Elf - I liked Click. Again, it wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, but still a good movie.

Minijonb - I need to extend my weekends to 3 days.

B - You've had quite the good luck with that car. I'm guessing you won't be buying Dodge in the future.

ElP - The beer and brats were fantastic!

Superstar - I don't think the movie would've made any difference if I was drunk or sober ... or chemically "enhanced."

Kristin - Yeah, it was kind of twisty. I just hope Ferrell does not go the route of Tom Hanks and Jim Carrey - I won't him to stay funny.