July 2007

Around lunchtime, I developed a yen for a movie. It’s a warm, slightly humid day; A/C would be nice; what shall I see? Maybe a bit of mindless fun with “Transformers”? I checked the reviews at RottenTomatoes: not promising. OK, if “Transformers” was at 56%, what was the top-rated film currently in the cinemas? I…

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Instead of my regular occasional “Random 10” list, here’s one of my favourite iTunes playlists. I call it “Blow Your Speakers Out”, and it’s a collection of tracks by various artists over the last 40 years that sound best when played unusually loud. “Jesus Built My Hotrod (Redline/Whiteline Version)” by Ministry (from the Jesus Built…

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I just checked the weather forecast, and Sunday is supposed to be partly sunny and a bit cooler than recently. So I’ve booked myself on a Mt. Rainier National Park Tour: I’ve always wanted to see the mountain up close, but I’d rather have somebody else do the driving. Pickup at the Red Lion at…

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This morning was unexpectedly expensive. At 7:15, I was walking to a downtown restaurant for a breakfast meeting, as I do every Thursday, and I came to the intersection of Seneca Street and 3rd Avenue. The light was against us, and so I waited with half a dozen other pedestrians for it to change. I…

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