Sunday, January 31, 2010

Whale's Tale

Every year, San Diego is home to many different exciting sporting events. From the Padres (gag me) to the Chargers (gag themselves) to Del Mar races there is always big time sports going on. One of my favorite events in SD every year is the golf tournament at Torrey Pines. 2 years ago we went to the US Open on Saturday, Sunday and the playoff on Monday. That was probably the most exciting 3 days of sporting excitement I've been too. Especially on Monday when Tiger defeated Rocco in 19 holes, such high drama.

This year, the tourney is called the Farmer's Insurance Open (used to be the Buick). Tiger is not playing because he's in rehab. There are lots of good players this week, but not like in before. I've going to this event 3 times (all three times Tiger won), but we didn't go this year. We did however get to see the blimp. This is a blimp like I've never seen. It is the Farmer's Insurance blimp and it is about 3 times the size of the Goodyear or MetLife blimp. On top of all this it's white with very little writing on the side. It's like a Beluga whale swimming through the clouds above Torrey Pines. The whale in the sky also has a phone number listed, offering people the opportunity to ride in the blimp. That would be fun.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Worst Movie Award

I'm watching the Lifetime Movie Network premiere of I Know Who Killed me starring the talented Lindsay Lohan. This movie is Hollywood gold let me tell you. First of all, I'm not even sure the plot makes sense. The story line, it there is one is confusing at best and the acting/dialogue is awful. Lohan is probably the worst actress of my generation. Talk about overrated. Even the name of the flick is bad. I know who killed me? Who would say this, and how? I hate this movie. The only redeeming factor I see at this moment, 58 minutes (plus commercials) in, is that it was at least partially filmed in San Luis Obispo. There was a scene where there were in front of the Fremont Theater. I remember watching Arachnophobia in the mid 80s in that theater. The place was completely full. That movie also was filmed in SLO county.

Hiked Torrey Pines today, good times. Only hard part was putting the baby in the backpack and then carrying her up that crazy steep hill. That got a bit tiring. It was a beautiful day out there and we shared it with what seemed like half of San Diego County.