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February 25th, 2003

hipstamirror

not particularly interesting

Maybe because I've been trying to catch-up on readings for class and for myself, I've been just finding random bits of text very funny. I think it's just me being punchy, but this afternoon, I really started to appreciate judges who write humorous opinions.

For instance, in an opinion from the Court of Appeal of California Fourth Appellate district, Division Three: Appellants may not care if they die in an accident, but other users of the public highways would clearly prefer not to kill them. This is in a case about motorcycle helmet laws in which one of the plaintiffs brought a case because he could not fit his helmet over the knot and turban he wears for religious purposes . . . and must therefore abandon motorcycle riding.

Oh well. I still have a lot more reading to do before tonight's social activity.
hipstamirror

back. and procrastinating

Tonight's activities started with dinner at Thai-ger Room. This time I made sure not to accidentally order soup, and enjoyed my meal a lot more. I also managed to not have leftovers, which felt sort of like a victory. But that's probably not a healthy attitude about food?

The second part of the evening was going to SureShot and reading old magazines. The great discovery of the evening was their "ohmo", an orange mocha (she even used non-dairy whipped topping on my soy-based beverage!). It's a great drink idea that tastes like those chocolate oranges that break into individual slices. Go figure.

While we were sitting around, I discovered that none of them had even heard about the movie Kangaroo Jack! At least the barista was able to support my claims of this film's existence. I brought it up only to point out that a couple of new movies almost look as offensively stupid: particularly Bringing Down the House starring Steve Martin & Queen Latifah. That's what I get for reading Entertainment Weekly.

Back at home, instead of returning to homework I'm watching Buffy, Slayer of Vampires.
hipstamirror

music

Since I haven't been able to get this song out of my head, I'll post a link to the mp3 to spread the joy: The Postal Service, "Such Great Heights"