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A Citizen of the Now

Rather than contributing to anything RNC-related (planned protests or unpermitted events) I rode the week out in RNC-avoidance mode. As much as possible anyhow. I couldn’t get away from the choppers hovering overhead in our neighborhood or the frustration when all routes over the Mississippi River - and to our house - were blocked off for no apparent reason. I’m just glad the Republicans are gone now, but the damage to our city’s reputation will linger.

Sheela and I swapped books earlier in the week and suddenly I’m a huge Cassandra Clare fan. I blew through the first two titles in her Mortal Instruments trilogy. The third doesn’t come out until March. Oh the agony! And I’m already looking forward to her offshoot series - The Infernal Devices - due out after that.

Today I took a break from all the escapism to take the lad to the Renaissance Festival for the first time. Which is, I guess, just another form of escapism. But one that involves lots of walking around and being outside and shared experiences rather than just solo time with my nose in a book. And the little man loved it all.

The other night I had some solo time that I didn’t spend with a book. After some errand-running I went to one of my regular spots for a quiet dinner. Midori surprised me with some complimentary vegan gyoza. So good! She’s planning to add them to the menu soon.

focus on the bowl

Bonus: I’ve been a huge fan of The Tick for years (the comics and cartoon) but avoided the live action version when it was on teevee. Because of Hulu, I finally broke down and started watching it. And it’s growing on me. I’m also tempted to watch some old episodes of Sliders and the original BSG.
Plus: Picked up some Purely Decadent coconut ice cream. It’s very…coconut-y. But it has an excellent, creamy texture. Definitely worth sampling.
And: How is it that I’d never heard of The Aquabats, until this week? Wacky.


  1. sheelar wrote:

    books books books!! i have yours for you, and i want to read the 2nd book in the mortal instruments!

    Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 8:30 am | Permalink
  2. JasonC wrote:

    it’s never too late to discover the awesomeness of the aquabats. heh.

    you can’t really understand until you see them live, though… =)

    Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 9:50 am | Permalink

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