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September 3rd, 2004


the long weekend (fri)

Hmm. It seems that I haven't written about my weekend and it's already almost Wednesday. Here we go:

On Friday, after having dinner at a Greek place on the Ave, Carole and I saw a heartwarming tale of a drug mule whose pregnancy helps her to evade the authorities. Maria Full of Grace could've been titled Maria Full of Drugs and a Baby, but it might not have drawn the art house crowd. The movie was actually pretty o.k. and was much less depressing than I expected from the description, and was much less syrupy than I expected from the first few minutes. So, not the most glowing review, but still good and with a good message: get pregnant before becoming a drug smuggler.


Despite the space-themed names, the food at Mars Bar/Cafe Venus was surprisingly tasty. We went there for a happy hour yesterday, making our way from Met Park along a poorly chosen unsidewalked route along Eastlake. While it took a while for the masses to arrive, a decent crowd eventually accumulated.

Several people did leave in time to catch George Bush's speech at the RNC; so I now don't feel completely crazy for my regular checking in on the bizarro world of the other side's convention.

It's nice to see that Kerry's midnight Ohio speech is being covered as something like "standing up to attacks" rather than "rambling late night grasp at media attention." The timing was definitely good.


I've found that Local Cafe, which now occupies the Green Cat space, is a great place to stop for cappuccino on the way to work. They serve Victrola coffee and have fantastically bland scones. I mean that in the best way possible.


I think I'm going to use my two-day Bumbershoot pass for Sunday and Monday. Anyone else. Opinions, arguments, etc.