by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/05/15 22:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/05/15/417663.aspx
(Nothing technical in this post, sorry!)
It was really sunny yesterday. This works well since I have a convertible and got to run with the top down.
I do need to point out that only an optimist could ever live in Seattle and own a convertible. It's not the rain so much as the gray, the "it might start raining soon" that plagues all but the summer months here.
So a big raspberry to all of the people who think I am a pessimist. :-)
Anyway, today was not quite so sunny. I decided to get some of the General's Noodles from Typhoon! and I had not put the top up yet.
I decided to leave it down; it was not raining right now, and I figured if everything went wrong it would just be a few drops.
So I stuck in Beta Band CD into the car and made it to Typhoon and back, all on just one playing of the song. There were a few drops of rain on the windshield but nothing you'd really notice.
Amazing good luck, I think. Maybe to counter all the bad luck lately.
I do really like that song. I liked the Beta Band even before they saw a small revival from the movie version of Nick Hornby's excellent book, High Fidelity. Though I liked the book better; England is a cooler setting for than Chicago, even if that meant John Cusack wouldn't be able to star in it.
No intent to disrespect John, he did fine in the surrounding movies of 1999 and 2001 anyway. And while we are on that topic, I think Serendipity is at least 70% of a Say Anything (and Rob Gordon is about 60% of a Llyod Dobbler). If you don't know what I mean you probably ought to see both movies at some point (I have seen them 41 and 111 times, respectively -- more proof that I suck as a pessimist?). Take someone you love or someone you think you might love at some point. If you know what I mean (if you don't then you should definitely see the movies).
Nothing else to post about really. Just enjoying the day, and the noodles.
One more thing -- the movie Meet Joe Black is on right now. Now I think Claire Forlani is just fine as an actress (though I probably liked her better in Antitrust, a movie which did not do much for me otherwise). Anyway, wouldn't Meet Joe Black have been just two hours (rather than the 3:10 it clocked in as) if more of this woman's meaningful pauses and stares ended up on the cutting floor? I don't think the movie would have suffered any for it.
I'm just saying....
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