2:34 am and staring at a Java Applet.

Just got home from work. I almost forgot that tonight is the Grand Prix of Germany! I run to the TV, turn it on…and discover that the German GP is one of four races that aren’t being shown live on Speed Channel, but is instead going to be shown on CBS, tape-delayed tomorrow morning. So, I did the only thing I could do – I went to Formula1.com and opened up the live timing applet. So here I sit, by myself, watching little numbers blink. Kimi Raikkonen is in first. My man Takuma Sato is way down in 13th after he (sigh) crashed again. Bah.

When I was in California, the guys from Sears Point would all hang out and watch F1 together. When I was in Vegas, there were bars that had all-night F1 parties! There was the miracle of satellite TV – the race would always be on! But back in Hawaii, I get to watch the race as a constantly updating spreadsheet of lap times and numbers. Blink. Blink. It’s a little less exciting. Just a little.

1 Comment so far

  1. Mitchell (unregistered) on July 24th, 2005 @ 4:17 am

    At least you get to watch the race tomorrow, if you want. Remember when MTV was aired a week late because MTV’s satellite couldn’t see Hawaii from its angle in the sky? You’d be watching the New Years Eve party on January 6. That was weird.

    And this very minute, while you’re watching blinking numbers on your computer screen, I’m looking at just the title card on `Olelo, the public-access channel. I was hoping there’d be an episode of Sleepless tonight, but apparently `Olelo has finally run out of stuff that’s more interesting than the title card. Geez, they could at least give us a Lillian Hong re-run.



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