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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Behold, the future

I'm gonna post on the weekend we all spent outside Willits, Calif. on a Boy Scout camp there -- it was surprisingly fun. But I'm going to wait until I've got pictures I can add. Oh, you can pretend you're not excited for it, but you know you are.

In other news, I'm going to predict the future. This will be fun because we can come back to this post in the fall and see how wrong I am. We'll call the feature "Rob Predicts the Future!" and you'll have a good time (that's my first prediction).

1. Gas prices will hit $4.50 a gallon this summer -- At least. And I'm guessing they'll bounce up to five bucks a gallon if we have anything that even closely resembles a hurricane anywhere near the Gulf Coast.

2. "Pirates" will be the biggest blockbuster of the summer while simultaneously taking the title for most abysmal use $200 million of the year -- Seriously, they should have stopped with one. And that should have been trimmed by at least 30 minutes. And after the second one? I can't imagine how bloated and overwrought this one will be.

3. I will be vaguely disappointed with "Transformers" and "The Simpsons Movie" and love "The Bourne Ultimatum" -- Only because I'm really looking forward to both "Transformers" and "Simpsons." But I know deep down the "Transformers" can't match what I built it up to be in my head as a kid and the "Simpsons" just can't work as a motion picture.

4. I will lose 10 pounds this summer -- I imagine what I don't sweat off this summer I'll work off being out and about with Becky and with the girls. Plus, I'm off soda for the time being -- I rule -- and I'm cutting way back on my candy consumption. This makes us all happy.

5. Erick and I will form a band after blowing away the Boulder Creek crowd with our trumpet/guitar/6-year-old vocalists rendition of "Ring of Fire" -- That's if we can get it together. Because if we do that, there will be no stopping us. Unless we suck together. That might stop us.

So there it is. We'll check in over the summer and see were the predictions are at. And in a couple days I'll give you the run down of the Willits Weekend. Willits. I can't say it enough.

Oh, and a quick reminder. Wilco's new album "Sky Blue Sky" is out today, go pick it up -- you owe it to yourself. They'll also be on Letterman tonight.


Ronifer269 said...

Rob, promise me that you will seriously consider Austin City Limits this year. Also, shed a few pounds for me...I'm struggling with the whole pop absinence thing and can appreciate your sacrifice.

urpy said...

I Love it! That's all I can say, I love it!

Scott's Blog said...

So $4.50 a gallon in California. Isn't that like $2.00 a gallon to the rest of the country.

I totally agree on "Pirates". I didn't like the 2nd one and I'm thinking that #3 won't be much better.

I wasn't into the Transformer thing, but I'm pretty pumped for "The Simpsons". Ultimately it'll be too hard to reach my expectations. And I'm sure it will be one of those movies that will get better with more viewings.

Movie that I would like to see that just won't be possible: "Live Free of Die Hard" It's impossible to match the first one, but sometimes I hanker for a good ol' "yippy-ki-ay" action movie.

Good luck on the 10 pounds. Welcome to my world. Just add a few pounds.

Stephanie B said...

I sure hope you're wrong on the $4.50 a gallon. That would be hard to choke down!!

I HATED the second "Pirates" which makes it so that I don't have any desire to see the 3rd.

I can't wait to see what comes true and what doesn't.

Candi said...

Where is Boulder Creek? And, can I come, or do I have to wait until you hit the Mesa ampitheatre? Cause I will wait. Can't wait to hear about scout camp. Can not wait for that.

D said...

How come you couldnt predict that gas prices would hit an all time low? I think you should take another look into your "crystal ball" Rob-O.
Seriously Rob, I would get all of your groupies together and go on tour with you, if you ever decided to go, 'cause that would just be cool.

V. Daniel Rogers said...

I am waiting and plan to live at least six more months to see what happens.

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