out and back
So, i’ll give you the play-by-play of this weekend. tok off friday so i could be well rested, headed out about noon, and not a mile down the road i hear this radio commercial for southwest airlines. it says “the next time you are driving from pittsburgh to philly, fly southwest for only $29” I was like, crap, that’s as much as i am going to pay for gas! add on a $10 toll, wear and tear on the car, and factor in the ~5 hour drive, and jeez, why i am driving??? so next time, i’ll be flying. So i got out there, went out ot eat with mike (serah’s fiancee) and then we headed off to the mike doughty concert. Good show, didn’t play requests like he did last year, but still good, he’s got a record deal, so i understand. Didn’t get to talk to him at all though. We just left and headed down to DC to pick up Serah.
Saturday morning we headed back into Philly to check on the Salvador Dali exhibit at the Philidelphia museum of art. Mike and I had both wanted to see it, but realized this week they have a limited number of tickets, and it was sold out for all weekends. So we were going knowing that the exhibit was sold out, but where there is a will, there is a way. While we were walking to the museum, mike called the place and asked if there was anyway to get tickets, and they said no. we were a little disuaded, but i decided that i just wanted to talk to someone in person about it. so we go in, go up to the counter and i tell the lady i just drove in from pittsburgh to find out that the exhibit is selling tickets and are sold out, and ask if there is any way to see it. She said no. I asked if we came back at a later time in the day, when it might be less busy if we could get in, she said no. I asked if we became members, if we could get in, and she said yes. so the tickets for the exhibit were normally $20, and student memberships were $35/year and regular memberships were $55 a year. After i asked her that, she said, “oh, and i do have this one ticket here” and she pulled out a ticket with the name of some guy from seattle who apparently couldn’t make it out. So mike grabbed that one for $20 since he didnt have a student ID and serah and i were going to become members. She has her expired Penn State ID, but they didnt seem to care. And i didnt have my Pitt ID. I gave them my @pitt.edu email address and she said that wasn’t enough, and then i asked if i could fax a copy in when i got home. She agreed and started to fill out my registration. Halfway through, she said to forget about faxing in my ID, since they would know she gave me the membership without proof if ID. So it really wasn’t all that much trouble to get in to see it at all, despite all the signs and warnings that tickets were sold out. I don’t really see myself going back more than once to use the membership, but still cool. And the exhibit was great. so after that we had lunch/dinner at hard rock cafe and had the pickle incident (read post below). came home sunday morning to see my mom, then back up at the apartment and here i am.
not too much going on this week, gotta get Robert Morris in shape, they’re trying to tell me that they didnt get any of my transcripts when i think they told me before they had all 3, my mother taking care of sending one of them. So they are on crack and i am not getting a very good impression of their advisory system already. But they should be better than pitt. that’s pretty much it for me, with some cleaning thrown in there as well as getting the next version of the dragon game ready for release this weekend. should be interesting.1,991 views