Obscenity is in the Eye of the Beholder

Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

"WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED."

As part of my Sunday-off from selling Sacramento real estate activities, my husband and I went to a movie at the Crest Theatre downtown Sacramento. We saw Safety Not Guaranteed. It's an indie movie that stars a bunch of people you've seen in a bunch of other things on TV. That guy who plays one of the roommates on New Girl. Chloe from 24. And Mark Duplass who was in Jeff Who Lives at Home and Aubrey Plaza, a deadpan actress from Parks and Recreation.

The movie is about a reporter from a Seattle magazine and 2 interns who chase an odd story. They're  tracking down this guy who put an ad in a newspaper looking for somebody to time travel with him. Normal enough, no? It develops into a story you don't really expect. It's tender and touching but it's also laugh-out-loud funny. The dialogue delivers. It's got punch. Even the ending was unexpected. I can't tell you much more without ruining the movie for you, but I give it 2 thumbs and 2 big toes up.

Then, a funny incident happened as we were leaving the movie theatre. It was French Film Weekend so we had to enter by the side door. I figured it was all right to wear my new t-shirt that my sister sent to me for an early birthday present. OK, it wasn't really an early birthday present. She sent me a text message that I was supposed to open the box on my birthday, which isn't until Thursday. I don't know why she mailed it so early to me. She used to work at the post office so she knows how long it takes priority mail to be delivered. That box sat on my coffee table in the living room for 3 whole days before I ripped it open.

The t-shirt is gray with letters. The letters spell: SO FUC with an image of the outline of the state of Minnesota and ING COLD. Is it considered obscene? Not in my book. Because you know what? It's really really cold in Minnesota. It's why I don't live in Minnesota. I love Minneapolis and it's culture and music but I don't love it in winter when it's 50 below, which is about half of the year. It's one of the reasons I live in Sacramento. Of course, here I deal with the other extreme. Heat.

As we came up the stairs to get our parking validated, the ticket guy looked in my direction and said he admired my shirt. Said he didn't notice it when we came in. I thanked him and added I didn't know where my sister bought it but she sent it to me from Minnesota. My husband elbowed me: "He wasn't talking to you." Apparently, ticket guy was talking to the dude in front of us whose t-shirt I didn't see. Whose t-shirt had a picture of Jack Nicholson and REDRUM. I had been outdone in the t-shirt department. I hung my head in shame.



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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

Sounds like a good movie to catch, Bud and I havent been to the movies in quite some time.  I am sorry to hear about the t-shirt though, maybe next time make sure you are in the front of the line!

Jun 24, 2012 11:40 PM #1
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

That's what I love about days away from selling--great stories not related to real estate. 

Jun 24, 2012 11:49 PM #2
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Dang Elizabeth! Just when you think you have a fan and then Jack shows up! Go figure. I do like your new profile pic, very nice!

Jun 25, 2012 12:53 AM #3
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Thanks for the heads up on the movie.  As for the t-shirt, yours sounds like the definite winner in my book.

Jun 25, 2012 03:50 AM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Elizabeth I can't believe someone outdone you :~) I do like the lettering and my thoughts are running wild.  Enjoy the day :~)

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