Running Down a Drain (AKA, Petty Differences)

Wednesday · February 20, 2008 · 01:04 PM

Sorry to take so long to post about the SuperBowl, I didn’t want to spoil the game for anyone that might have Tivo’d it and for whatever reason hadn’t watched it yet. Maybe they were staying on a foreign island or something. Like I was. But now I’m back in Boston with the cold and the rain and the snow. sigh

I don’t think the St Kitts natives cared about the game, they were more interested in how much beer people bought. For me this is two beers, so sitting for six hours in a bar isn’t very cost effective for the bar. It’s a great deal for me, though – cheaper than a movie and the Shiggity Shack gives free drinks to topless women, so there was plenty of entertainment.

Added entertainment was important since the commercials were so lame (I’ve already fired off an email to my congressman). I watched the game via satellite broadcast from a Puerto Rican TV station, so there was a whole different set of commercials than the lame ones in the US – all of them in Spanish. My Spanish is more rusty than my Elven, so you can imagine how fun it was to watch a guy line up his Bud Light beer bottles in a cooler (literally line them up, in an OCD way).

And “joke you might not want tell your mother” of the day: I was at an ATM and this elderly woman asked me to help check her balance. So I pushed her…