i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
9:33 PM: a war, a store, a show
3 things because i don't want to have to deal with transitions:
1. war of the worlds: surprisingly happy with this! it was hopeless and horrible and very entertaining. the adaptations they made, by & large, i had no argument with. and we had the mildest hero scenario i've seen in a recent american movie, one where the guy -does- rescue his family but it doesn't magically change him into a better person. i have trouble now separating tom cruise's personality from his characters, but in this case it didn't matter much.
2. apple store: michaelmas waited in line at the grand opening of the new apple store in pioneer place this morning and scored himself a free tshirt; i arrived as he was walking out and didn't want to wait in a line that stretched around the corner as they let in one person at a time to manage equilibrium, so came back after lunch and the pen show. i think apple stores are an odd combination of sterile and yummy. it's also the only place where a $99 item is placed as an impulse purchase. i saw the cybershot and almost fell in love, though it would introduce a sony product into our canon household. (it was also $100 cheaper at the apple store.)
3. pen show: michaelmas is the only person i know who is a fellow computer geek and pen enthusiast, so we attended the second annual portland pen show today -- and though i didn't expect to buy one because i have several i'm not currently using, i was smitten by an old 20s fountain pen inlaid with stars and moons and after circling the dealer tables a couple of times, finally bought it.