Monday, September 12, 2005
Tip: Don't bike to the theater to see The 40-Year-Old Virgin
When I first moved to Madison, I had no car. That meant that I got acquainted (at least the geographical layout) with the city very slowly. I hardly ventured further west than Van Hise and no further east than the Capitol.

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.
That's the kind of thing that should be a scene in a movie.

So...speaking of was it?
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