Now that I live in the Bay Area, it's taking a while to get used to where everything is. I found the important spots (work, bar, Target), but more complex questions like "where do I buy running shoes?" and "where's a good place to eat?" are more difficult.
A coworker invited me to go see The Constant Gardener over the weekend. He's from the Bay Area, so I told him to pick a movie theater. He suggested Century 16, as it was two blocks away from work.
I've been here almost two months. I didn't realize there was a movie theater (like, a megaplex, mind you) two blocks away.
Anyway, tonight, I left my car at work and biked over to go see The 40-Year-Old Virgin, mostly out of curiosity over why a movie with the title The 40-Year-Old Virgin didn't get terrible reviews.
Unbeknownst to me, one of the major plot points is that Andy (the protagonist and 40-year-old virgin) doesn't own a car and bikes everywhere (because, as you know, grown men that ride bicycles are complete lame-o's). You can see why this is particularly funny if you consider the phrase "pick me up at eight."
Of course, the movie ends, the lights go on, and there I am sitting by myself in the middle of the row, bike helmet on my lap.