Monday, July 18, 2005

You have got to be kidding me

http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/scene/

21 comments:

leon said...

That play by play on the new Harry Potter is fascinating.




Ok.. time to get back to throwing myself off the side of this cliff. I'll let you know how things are half-way down.

Anonymous said...

allright I admit I bought the book
last night. I was at Target there it was on the shelf I just couldn't resist. Strangely I am embarassed by this.
now I will read it and check in on
Lebrocks blow by blow as I go.
-Natalie

Anonymous said...

stupid sacbee site wont let me see what this is about. makes me register then says i'm already registered.

From the comments, I'm guessing a lebrock blog about the harry potter book?

ninja

lisa ninja said...

I'm registered as you. hahaha.

Mrs. Ninja

P.S. I bought the book on Amazon last Friday. I think I'll start a blog about waiting for it to arrive.

Anonymous said...

Dang, thats why it wouldnt work. does someone have a generic one like "asdf" with password "qwerty"?

ninja

beckler said...

Lisa-that's really funny. Do it! Have you been tracking the order? Where is it now?

beckler said...

Now I'm feeling like I'm being mean. I know this is just a silly, frivolous little piece, and I know tons of people that I know love the Harry Potter books. Nothing to be ashamed of, of course. If you like reading it, go to it. If my mom wasn't so into it I would probably give it a try. See, I'm the one being immature, I just don't think it's cool cuz my mom likes it. Which also always kept me from being into purple velvet and Ramtha.

Anonymous said...

Ramtha! According to sources up north, Ramtha and the Ramsters (as the followers are called) are
alive and well up in the Olympia area. I wonder if Linda Evans is nearby?

Also, the new Harry Potter
has been for sale at Safeway and Toy R Us since
Saturday. What the hell?

Tess

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there was a line at Safeway for it at midnight saturday. They could have made people line up in the cart cave if it was the 19th street safeway. The cart cave is probably the dumbest way to store carts ever. I love having to back out a cart about 50 feet while it keeps hitting the edges. Then having someone trap you in or try to guilt you out of your cart. also you dont even get to decide which cart you wantl you get stuck with the broken wheeled cart with the dirty diaper in it unless you want to risk the cave again.
I'm tired, so very tired. I did take a long lunch to see War of the World and thought it was great until the Tim Robbins part.
-ninja

Anonymous said...

Saturday was the day, dog. I've been watching the Beers Harry Potter countdown for weeks. So exciting! I thought I was gonna die friday when it was at "1 more day".

lil' half-blood

beckler said...

The bike gulag at that Safeway is almost as bad as the cart cave. Why don't you put the bikes as far away from the security guard and good lighting as you can? I'm sure no tweaker will steal your seat. What would a tweaker be doing at Safeway anyway? It's not like tweakers are drawn from miles around to tweak out on the giant silver horse. And I like how you have to play chicken with whoever is coming down the long, narrow hallway formed by the cart cave.

Anonymous said...

I agree about the bike rack. Its already become a spanging crusty stronghold.
Theres also nowhere to tie up your dog if you happen to have one. That must annoy the crusties too...

Tess

Anonymous said...

I want in on this bike rack conversation,
Why are there only four spots on the bike rack? Its rarely enough and lord forbid you have bike bags you want to put on while the bike is still at the rack.
-head.

lisa ninja said...

The 'cart cave' and 'bike gulag' descriptions made me laugh out loud. I can never understand how millions can be spent on a project like the 'new' safeway and no one thinks, 'hey, it might be a total pain in the ass to get a cart out of that thing' or 'hey, this store is in an area where a lot of people ride bikes, how about putting the bike rack near the front of the store.' Geesh. Don't get me started on what a pain the parking lot is and that there is no where in said parking lot to put a shopping cart where it won't block a parking space.

~lisa (over-using the single quotes because I'm too lazy to press shift)

P.S. For those dying with anticipation to find out the status of my new Harry Potter book, it left Richmond, CA earlier today. It's been shipped USPS, so they didn't give an actual arrival date.

Beth said...

Actually I complained to my city council guy (Steve Cohn) about the bike racks back when the Safeway first opened, and he wrote back to tell me that the city knew about the problem and that the store had reneged on a promise to add more bike parking. He's followed up with me a couple of times telling me that the developer keeps saying the racks are on order, etc. He sounded pretty pissed at first but I don't think the developer is ever going to add more racks. We don't shop there very much because of the bike rack thing.

If you haven't noticed, the bike racks that are there are not even attached to the ground. You can just lift them up and walk away with them.

Also, I am told that the username CORPORATECRAP and the password fuckthebee will work for the Bee. They are also in bugmenot.com.

Anonymous said...

If bicycle parking spaces were required as a condition of approval or mitigation, they can be legally shut down if a certain number of bicycle parking spaces were required but are not currently being provided. I shop at Safeway and don't want them to shut down, but I hear the complaints and they're quite reasonable. As the token City guy, I will try and look into this...

Anonymous said...

Yay! The bee login works! Shweet! Thanks Beekler. And I finally have a face to put to years of RL's writings. Truly a marvellous hi-tech world.
- total idiot 9000

Anonymous said...

Holy shit, Lisa! Richmond? That's only two Amtrak stops away! If your book isn't here by today, I will eat my wizard hat. By the way, me 'n the missus went to Borders in Roseville on Sunday and one of the cashiers was wearing a wizard's hat. She looked very surprised, as if to say, "Uh, you forgot your copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Bone". That sucked. Also, my creepy 14-year-old stepbrother thinks he's Harry Potter. My dad even took the kid to a portrait studio to have a headshot taken so he could send it to Hollywood for consideration in their next film. Not to be confused with the headshot my stepbrother gave me later that night. Hey, it's cool! We're not blood-related! And Beckler, I wouldn't feel bad about hating on Brock's Potter blog. It's our civic duty to hate on our local newspaper when it ditches dignity like that. Also, I don't know why all you Safeway customers are all worried about the bike rack. First of all, you think the same store that'll paint over Marley's head across the street gives a fuck about your hippie-ass bike seat? You should be glad they don't confiscate your weed-filled backpack upon entry to the stor- oh wait, they do that now too. Anyway, the safest thing to do is let the big giant horse guard your bike. Even if some tweaker is bold enough to risk getting stomped by the horse while trying to get at your bike, there's a pretty safe bet that someone will have it all on film, seeing as how tourists are taking pictures of that fucking thing every third second of the day. One last thing- Don't knock the cart cave. It's my favorite place for spelunking. I meant spunking. Love, Jack Offer

writegrrrl said...
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writegrrrl said...

High-tech world indeed...I can't even post a comment without trouble. What I meant to say is that, no I'm not kidding you. Seems like a good time to say hello ... been reading your blog for a while, our mutual friend Anna D. sent me the link. Anyway...silly and frivolous? You bet. But it was also fun in that corporate geek sort of way...

Anonymous said...

Has the book arrived??