Jogging for Clarity
I've been jogging regularly now for about 7 weeks. I go at least 3 times a week, and I've come to enjoy the time it gives me to process my thoughts, like how my Mom cancelled her trip to visit me because she wants to have some beach time in North Carolina. So rude, these kids and their unreliable changing of plans.
We played softball today, and beat the No. 1 team in our league. Due to an injury (our pitcher got hit in the ankle by a ball) I had to leave my normal, designated hitter position and suck it up in right-center field. There's a reason I hated t-ball when I was a kid. Just let me hit singles. Seriously. But our team is 7-3-1, so with any luck we'll make the playoffs.
Friday I had an out of town visitor and went dancing all night at a dance club on Fire Island. I haven't been out all night dancing since I was in England. It was kind of crazy, yet fun. We got to hang out in the DJ booth in the club and then sat around talking as the sun came up, since it's NY law that all clubs must close by 4 AM.
Saturday, we saw 2 films at the Stony Brook Film Festival. Smile was a film about surgeons who perform plastic surgery in third-world countries to repair children with cleft palates. I loved it. It was very sad and touching and in the end heartwarming without being cheesy. The director and the lead actress were present at the screening and stuck around to answer questions for 30 minutes after it was over. The next film was called My Tiny Universe, a dark comedy about a suicidal actor who finds the cell phone of a big Hollywood producer. It was a little too fast paced and crazed to be called a fantastic movie, but if you like dark comedies you'll love it. The movies were also accompanied by short films. The one of note was called West Bank Story, and is a musical about 2 competing falafel stands in the West Bank. One is run by Jews, the other by Palestineans. It had crazy costumes, fun dancing, lots of visual gags and hilarious lines. At only 21 minutes long, it was the perfect length and I laughed so hard I nearly peed myself. If this film ever gets released anywhwere, or is available online, I highly recommend it.
And now. I need to get some sleep, because I'm still trying to catch up from the weekend.
Oh, one more thing. At one point we went to Starbucks and the total came to $6.66. The kid behind the counter gasps and says "I've never EVER seen that before". Then Adam says, "See! See! PROOF that Starbucks is Evil." And the kid responds, "Yeah, we'll deny it."