Sorry for the lack of real posts this week- just a lot going on and it is getting nice out, so I have been spending a bit more time out and about.
I did spend an hour at AAA today getting some titles and license plate stuff taken care of, and it was really weird. It was like being transported back in time to 1982. It was staffed by a bunch of plump and elderly women, and there was only one old IBM computer in the entire joint. I was the only client this side of 70 at the place, and they filled everything out by hand and I even got a hand written receipt, and I can’t remember the last time that happened. There was no music playing, an old fashioned clock on the wall like I have not seen since middle school, and all the old industrial strength furniture that was modern in the 80’s. I guess everyone just goes to the DMV to do this stuff, but I always went to AAA in the past and see no reason why I should change. I have no idea if the AAA is dying off, not that everyone can google maps and there are satellites directions in cars and whatnot, so the triptik is not that valuable anymore, but for some reason I found it oddly comforting that the AAA office was still there, still in the mall where no one else is anymore next to the Super K-Mart, and still doing things just the way they have for the last 40 years.
Alright, off to the couch to test drive that new cop show on NBC- Southland, I think.
*** Update ***
There are a lot of “I’s” in this post. ME ME ME ME ME ME ME.
*** Update #2 ***
Southland looks really promising. They have the guy who played Bull Randell in Band of Brothers in one of the roles- always like him in these kinds of parts. I still have never forgiven NBC for canceling Boomtown.