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Today at lunch in Oakland City Center

June 25th, 2004

This Weekend
I thought of leaving work early to see Fahrenheit 9/11 at the Grand Lake Theater, but their web site says they're sold out for all shows today and tomorrow, although they've added midnight showings today and Saturday. OK. Midnight is past my bedtime, but I might go.

No you won't.

True, but I like the idea. I also like the fact that lines are forming to see the movie, a statement, perhaps, of things to come.

In California.

Yeah, in California. Who knows what they're thinking out beyond the bridges. Best to hope, send money to the candidates and grind your molars.

Then again, politics aside, the day went well. I got a haircut after shooting the picture up top so I'm sitting here with ears. It's good to be sitting at your desk with ears. You may think this an inane remark, but if you can pull off feeling good on nothing more than being able to see your ears (if you were to walk into the bathroom and look into the mirror) while sipping a whiskey and water similar to the one I have sitting beside me, then you have a life that's facing in the right direction.

My friend Mr. Razor (yes, there is a man named Razor and there's a story behind the name, but it's not a story I happen to recall) said he considered any day a good day when he could get out of bed and tie his own shoes. I've often thought about that. Enlightenment comes in many forms from often odd sources and it's good to be alert. I am often able to tie my own shoes after getting up in the morning and on an otherwise down day I put this realization to good use.

Well, we go on. I'm going to watch The Color Purple this evening. No, I've not seen it. I also bought a hard back copy of The Joy Luck Club at the Old Oakland library store for $3 this afternoon and I may read it this weekend.

The banner photograph was taken today at lunch at an Oakland City Center restaurant at noon with a Nikon D2h mounted with a 28 - 70mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens at ISO 1000.