Ride 60 miles on bike.
Take well deserved afternoon nap.
Unwrap presents from Lisa: New paper cutter! Art supplies!
Find card from Lisa's folks.
Read messages and emails from friends and family.
Dine at Range in the Mission.
Visit City Art gallery on Valencia.
Visit Therapy further down Valencia.
Find Seonna Hong's Animus
Find Glenn Barr's Haunted Paradise
Find more art supplies from Joanne Fabrics Superstore.
Unpack and clean living room and kitchen.
Catch squirrel eating out from bird feeder.
Cook BBQ dinner with Lisa.
Fall asleep before midnight.
Examine the evidence:
Speaking of having a bit more time to read nowadays, I thought this might be a good place to link or mention the best articles, shorts and essays I've read during the week:
Marc Bamuthi Joseph's take on Rilke's 'Letter to a Young Poet' (from Total Chaos), which reminded me of one of my most favorite ever essays written of all time, Dario Robleto's 'I Love Everything Rock and Roll (Except the Music)'.
Speaking of Babel, I've decided to keep a running tally of recommended media listed on the left. I'm listing Babel because of its haunting effect. I've been thinking about it lots since the weekend. And that's good, kinda like discussing 2005's WTF thriller Cache - some of its value is the post-viewing discussion and pondering.
Babel is imperfect and at times frustrating. Some key actions taken by characters don't make a lot of sense, at least according to the characters' development up to that point. (Vacation in the middle of BFE? Children of responsible parents shooting at tour buses? Running from Border Patrol? C'mon, man.) But its strengths (the story in Japan, especially) far outweigh its faults. So there. It's made the list: