The days are getting shorter. I adore Fall (Halloween in particular) but I have to fight to keep from backsliding into hermitude/hibernation mode when the temperatures drop and it gets darker earlier. Today I decided to suck it up and reactivate our gym membership. When my son was younger we went several times a week. Back then I’d drop him off in the “Kid Zone” to play while I worked out. Now he’s too old for that. But I’m hoping they have a patient personal trainer who will meet with him a few times - to help him figure out some exercises/activities he won’t totally hate. Thankfully there are always the pools to fall back on. We both love splashing around in the water even though only one of us (him) can actually swim. Bonus? I found out we still had valid some guest passes associated with our account. Yeah THIRTY THREE freaking guest passes. We’ll be bringing some friends along for sure.
Five good/interesting things:
- Some friends of friends have completed principal photography on this amazing documentary but need some more money to get it finished. Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo is a feature-length documentary film examining the 1,400-year-old oral tradition of the Muslim call to prayer.
- Sarah Silverman brilliantly chimes in on the Voter ID issue (with some profanity, of course).
- I refuse to ever read that misogynistic Fifty Shades of Grey garbage but this review is totally worth reading.
- So Percussion should be interesting at the Walker Art Center this coming weekend.
- Last weekend I finally made it to the Lebanese festival in NE Minneapolis. I seem to miss it every year, only hearing about it after the fact. But not this time. Zatar bread was MINE! And baklava and falafel and Lebanese coffee and sambusa. But there were no grape leaves to be found. Sadness.
What an odd afternoon. Earlier I was retweeted by MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey. And photographed for my access card to a data center, as well as for my new YWCA card. And offered last minute free tickets to take my son to tonight’s Twins game. And I’d thought this week was going to be uneventful.