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Blue state car.
San Francisco Gay Pride parade

October 9th, 2005

Month Runs Out
Sunday. A drive over to Telegraph near the University for a salad and another look at a bedding bundle they sell at Urban Outfitters for a hundred bucks. I've been putting off driving over and buying it because I am very good at putting things off and not buying them until I actually do: an erotic-neurotic approach-avoidance behavior of some sort, no doubt of interest to people with letters after their names. I decided to pass. Same with the hiking-camping store over on San Pablo where I bought a sleeping bag and a not quite padded enough pad for my trip to the classic sports car race at Laguna Seca in August. It turns out they don't sell air mattresses, but thought I could probably find one at Crates and Barrels, one of which is located not far from my office near Jack London Square. So I'll procrastinate further and take a look after work sometime before leaving next week.

Yesterday I walked down to the Grand Lake theater in the middle of the afternoon and caught the last matinee showing of The Corpse Bride. I'm a sucker for anything directed by Tim Burton, featuring Johnny Depp or with music by Danny Elfman. It's similar to Burton's production of Nightmare Before Christmas. I enjoyed it, I'm not certain I would have made a special attempt to see it otherwise, but then that was my thought after seeing Nightmare Before Christmas: an interesting experiment, nice animation or whatever it was, something I'm not sure I'd necessarily see a second time.

So have you finished watching The Machinist?

Not yet. Maybe tonight. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe sometime before the month runs out.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco Gay Pride parade with a Nikon D2x mounted with a 70-200 f 2.8 Nikkor VR lens at 1/400th second at f 2.8 at ISO 200.