Showdown: Cinema Center v Regal

Cate Blanchett as Irina Spalko, from IMDBSaw Indiana Jones on Friday. Saw it again on Saturday. Saw it again on Sunday and again on Monday. Four times total. I’ll be honest here — the repeat viewing was largely because of Cate Blanchett’s character. She is unbelievably … wow. But it became an observation of the differences between Regal, which is closer, and Cinema Center, which is usually better. Unfortunately, the outcome wasn’t what I was expecting.

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Free in the City

Summer is, for all intents and purposes, here.  Parks are opening and days are lengthening and temperatures are rising.  I have my season pass to HersheyPark.  I did my first deck-staining-and-cookout of the season on Tuesday.  Walking down Second Street on a Friday or Saturday night, you can just smell the Legionnaires’ Disease spilling out into the streets in cold bursts of processed air.  And today we fed some geese in the park (why do they hiss?  We’re giving them food, we’re their friends!).  So it’s here, June 21st or not.  And the season is already starting to take a big hit out of my checking account.

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Local Traffic Density

With gas now at $3.90 / gallon by my house, I am officially glad that I traded the Element for the Fit.  Sure, I miss the cargo space and and I’m certain I’ll miss the 4WD when winter hits, but I don’t mind getting 60% better gas mileage (40mpg vs 25mpg, or about $30 per week).  Apparently lots of other people are noticing too, as the US Department of Transportation reported that March 2008 saw the single biggest decrease in miles driven, ever.

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Harrisburg Blogger Meetups

The third Thursday of every month, we’ll be having regular, casual get-togethers at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg.  We’re usually upstairs in The Abbey from 7-9pm.  These are open to everyone in Central PA who has a blog (or podcast, or any other form of online self-publication), regardless of subject matter.  To be absolutely clear, even if you don’t write ABOUT Central PA, as long as you’re FROM Central PA, you’re invited!

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