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Saturday, November 22, 2003

FRIDAY NIGHT AT MADSTONE
mad skillin'
As previously mentioned, I hit Old Hyde Park Village in Tampa last night to catch some free movies at the new Madstone Theaters. Not a bad way to spend a Friday night.

I watched Dr. Strangelove and Pulp Fiction, a couple of old favorites. I'll go back today to catch Amélie and Y Tu Mamá También today; I'm not sure if I want to go this afternoon or tonight.

It's been a few years since I last saw Pulp Fiction. That I was able to remember so many details, right down to minor character dialogue, is a testament to how big an impact the film has had on pop culture in general. The Simpsons alone must have parodied this movie a million times.

I'm considering springing for a membership to the theater. Normally I don't go for things like that, since they invite a flood of junk mail marketing for which the perks are scant compensation. But the theater is located next to a couple of fairly active nightspots, and it occurs to me that the setup is ideal: Go to the movies, then walk across the street for dinner and drinks, thereby making a night of it without a ton of driving (free parking garage is another plus). I'll think about it.

Update: I guess I'll have to hit the movies tonight, or maybe even tomorrow. I clean forgot about a boat show here in St. Pete I was to attend this afternoon with a couple of friends, starting at 3PM.