Tourist Checklist | 04/19/09
I have officially moved back into DC-tourist mode. With my departure imminent I brought out my checklist of things I'd like to do in the greater DC metro region before I leave. On Sunday I went to see the Chesapeake Bay. I did not accomplish my mission of eating crab cakes while at a restaurant on the bay itself so now I might have to go back. Annapolis was the closest city on the bay and it only took about 45 minutes to get there. I'm not a big shellfish person (ok, at all) so trying to talk yourself into doing things is tough. It's hard to peer-pressure yourself. Annapolis is a quaint little town that is not surprisingly filled with sailors and teenage moms. The Naval Academy has a really beautiful campus, made even more beautiful by the fact the triple option is run every play of every football down come fall.
On Saturday I did nothing, which frankly was pretty disappointing. I sent a mass text to watch baseball and got zilch back. I tried to play basketball but even though it was a beautiful day there were only two other guys there who didn't want to play with a stranger. Because I only have either a) boring or b) plan-ahead friends I spent my time watching a couple movies from Netflix.
The Departed: Predicable but pretty enjoyable. To show how infrequently I watch movies it was like an hour in before I realized that Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio were two different people. I'm sorry but they should have cast people that looked more different. Final Grade: B
The Untouchables: I don't have a law degree but I'm pretty sure you can't swap juries mid-trial with the judge in the next room. And CPAs can miraculously can handle shotguns with no training? And random dudes get to counsel with the judge in the middle of trial to lie? And the defense attorney changes the plea from Not Guilty to Guilty without consulting the defendant? Really? Final Grade: F