BUT. There are bright sides to this as well!
My current job occasionally requires me to travel to Berkeley to do Radiation testing at LBNL. We use a massive building-sized machine called a cyclotron to deliver high energy ion and protons. And sometimes (very rarely) this machine goes down. And when it does, it means a day (or more) off. And that is simply awesome, as i get paid, and i'm kind of on a mini vacation.
So this past week, the unthinkable happened: the machine suffered a power generator problem, and was offline for a period of time. I took the opportunity to explore the Emeryville mall, and decided to see a movie.
I scanned the listings.
The third installment in a cult favorite featuring Vin Diesel as none other than a greatly misunderstood bad-ass mercenary. I splurged an extra $1.50 and chose the IMAX theater. I buy my soda and in the theater i go.
It's empty. TOTALLY empty. I had the entire thing to my self.
Guess where i'm sitting! :)
I got to laugh and cry, root for the hero and boo the villain in a loud, boisterous voice. And not a soul was disturbed. Brilliant.
That's what you get at a 2pm showing on a Wednesday.