Tried the dishwasher tonight. We usually do it by hand since washers are wasteful in heat and water consumption. Fired it up and it just churned through its cycles. The bottom filled with water and wouldn't drain.
I took out a turkey baster and pushed a straw through the nozzle for extension. I pushed the straw down into the grates at the bottom of the dishwasher and hand pumped it. I guess it worked like a mini plunger and pushed the obstruction out of the way. It worked again after that.
Michelle and I spent 3 hours on the couch watching Return of the King. It was so random to just pick this out of our library and sit through it, but it was excellent.