At least I know my home security system works. Or the monitoring service does, rather. Sort of. Yesterday the living room motion detector went off while I was at work. Police were dispatched and found nothing. But I wasn’t notified immediately. Instead the ex-husband and my parents received phone calls. Buh? I’ve made sure my cell phone number is at the top of the list now. When I did go home to check things out nothing was amiss. Very curious.
Now for five good things:
- A cello quartet covering Jawbox songs. Surprisingly good.
- People caught in their cars. Some fun photos.
- Poster Offensive 4 is happening and this time it’s in my town (instead of in Minneapolis) at the Black Dog. I need to get down there before the RNC circus starts.
- I don’t really need another teevee show to get hooked on, especially with my burgeoning Hulu addiction and the impending return of Fall programming (Pushing Daisies, Heroes, Chuck, etc.) but The Wrong Door looks fantastic. The premise of the show? Sketch comedy that takes place in “a surreal parallel universe where film and TV special effects are part of everyday life.” Neat.
Bonus: The sitter is coming tonight so that I can attend the Eight is Enough/Obama benefit at the Turf Club. Also planning to join the Liberty Parade on Sunday and the Take Back Labor Day event on Monday.
Plus: In RNC-related news, sounds like St. Paul cops and Minneapolis cops alike are cracking down on photographers, in the name of Homeland Security. Disheartening but not surprising.
And: Mizna presents DAM - Palestinian hip hop - at the Cedar Cultural Center on October 18th. Would love to go, but I’m already headed to the David Sedaris appearance the next night. We’ll see.