Had a lot of fun at the Cosmic Run – the most disorganized 5K, I've ever participated in. Supposedly you run a course through LED light installations all the while being sprayed w/ powdered pigments whilst a dj is blasting heart-pounding, soul-crushing, mind-numbing (one of those) tunes. This was all around Candlestick Park, but the course was not readily apparent, so basically large throngs of people were criss-crossing the parking lot in herds, running from installation to installation. And is started 2 HOURS LATE. Somehow, still fun.
Sofa veg-out out night. I watched portions of the following:
Detroit Rock City
Stand By Me
Enjoyed all of them.
Last night I decided to watch a couple of hours footage of my mom that I'd taken 11 years ago when she was sick and I'd moved back to Memphis. At that point she was 55, and already 5 years into some sort of early dementia. I had been afraid to watch it up until now. It turned out to be such a gift to see all the moments that we shared and the ways in which she communicated - mainly with her eyes and with her smile - amidst the search for words.
Today SF will be transformed to Gotham City for a 5 year old's Make-A-Wish request. Folks working downtown, might want to take a peek, apparently 1000s of volunteers have converged to watch little Miles fight villains!
Follow the adventures of BATKID:
SF Chronical "BATKID" editions:
The moment I logged into the phone system, the phone rang. Let's get the party started!
I *almost bought a box of Krispy Kreme donuts from the guy selling them outside BART, so SF crew, enjoy the idea of an almost-donut! No sugar crash.
In rodent news:
My brother and Isabella's hamster share a name.
The mouse we are temporarily watching is called Mousewell, and is quite cute despite his icky tail.
Snowball the guinea pig's eyeball was receding yesterday, apparently they tend to retract them when they're in pain. Antibiotics are in order.
Trying to catch up, so here's a quickie:
“Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.”
Tom, if the lobster bisque had anything to do w/ the amoxicillan, perhaps you should be nominated for a Silver Lobster…Or would that be a Final Lobster?
At the last minute yesterday, I decided that I wanted to go hear an author, Mary Roach speak. I asked 6 people if they wanted to go w/ me, but no one could. Then the babysitter didn't show up on time, then the rain started getting heavy and my warm, dry, living room suddenly became very compelling. I went anyway and ended getting in for free. Yay me!
I went out to lunch with my 98 year old friend, who's a Marlborough graduate. Her son also happened to be the former head of school at Webb CA - so a few months ago, I'd mentioned to her that SP designed their websites. At lunch, I heard her tell her son, "Wendy built both the Webb and Marlborough websites, and they're MARVELOUS!"