February 16th, 2003

the only earth?

crystal ball

Watching Meet The Press this morning, I think that the best undeclared presidential candidate might be retired General Wesley Clark.

Right, I guess I'm behind the curve on this: a story about him was in Slate last month.
the only earth?

here goes

I don't know why I feel compelled to document my media consumption. I watched About A Boy last night and thought that it was really well done, an intelligent feel-good movie. I've been trying to think about how it compared to the book by Nick Hornby, but I read it a few years ago--long enough that that I didn't remember enough details to be bothered by differences.

For those of you keeping track of my movements, I'm off to see The Hours. Apparently not what you'd call a feel-good movie. Maybe I should've reversed the order?
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i am not a stuffed tiger.

face it, they're doomed!

After the movie, there was some definite rain action in progress. We took refuge in Sureshot for interesting coffee beverages. I had something with a name like "dirt clod" that was a white chocolate mocha with a chuck of semi-sweet chocolate in the bottom. I wasn't really interested in the melted chocolate at the bottom.

Then we thought it would be fun to watch Rachel get a haircut. Even though she didn't get an extreme haircut, Carole and I enjoyed sitting at Borseno's flipping through magazines and binders for potential styles.

The fun continued with some bookstore browsing and dinner at Thai Tom. Luckily, we arrived before the party of seven and only had to wait in the rain for a few minutes. The food was good, though I still need to go sometime with Thai Tom is cooking for the complete experience.