Once again! Not a whole lot to report! That's okay though, since I already posted plenty of information this morning with the Summer Social Review. Shobhit went to a job fair last night and I saw him only very briefly after I biked home from work. I made myself a veggie hot dog for dinner and not long thereafter walked back downtown to take myself to see the earliest-possible showing of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9, which I quite liked a lot.
I saw a 7:00 showing and the movie is slightly more than two hours; with plenty of trailers I didn't even get out of the theatre until 9:30. No time to write the review last night, so I did it this morning. I did seriously sprint two blocks to catch the #11 after I checked One Bus Away and it said it was coming in two minutes -- I was seriously out of breath when I got on the bus, took out my wallet, and . . . my bus pass wasn't there. I completely forgot I had given it to Shobhit so he wouldn't have to pay for transit to Pioneer Square. I could have pled for the driver to let me ride for free, but it's not like I live in poverty or anything so that would be pretty tacky. I just got right back off the bus and walked instead.
I actually do have a spare bus pass with for-real money on it (as opposed to the unlimited-use annual pass I get through work), but I felt this would have been wasteful to use it in this context. I wasn't going to get to writing the review last night either way, and it was only going to make a difference of about ten minutes. I mean, who cares?
Well, I guess I spoke too soon yesterday when I said my eating lunch out on the patio might be the last time for the year. It wasn't raining at all for lunch today, and not only that -- even though it was cloudy, the sun peaked through, and it was 66°. I did wear my jacket but today I didn’t even really need to. Matt came out again, but he sat very briefly in one of the comfy chairs on the other end of the patio, ear buds in. And he went back inside within just a few minutes.
As did I, actually, and no one managed to come out and sit at my table today. Alicia probably would have but she was still preparing her meal when I came back inside.
All these other people, always varying their lunch start time by several minutes or more. Not me! I take my lunch at noon, every day, the very rare exceptions being when I have a scheduled lunch with someone at another time of day. I'm suddenly remembering way back in early 2003 when Stephanie S nearly fired me. The one compliment she had was my punctuality: "I could set my watch to you," she said. It's kind of amazing to me that whole thing was fifteen years ago.
I've been widely loved ever since.
[posted 12:20 pm]