notes to self and other observations.
just because a film gets a nod from sundance doesn't mean it's good. so, don't watch "dreamland." enough said.
sometimes, unlike being on hold with a cell phone company, the wait is worth it. take the new addition to the nelson, for example. it's amazing. architcturally brilliant and simple and sleek. sure, it's a strange marriage next to the pillared nelson, but it says something so real about art and life and society. totally worth an 8-year wait.
listening to an album once isn't enough. Cassadaga by bright eyes didn't impress the first go-round. but now, it's a favorite.
shiraz makes their paninis in the morning. so don't request anything special - like no mayonnaise. there is nothing they can do about that.
on another shiraz note, what the heck is with the "art" adorning the walls. i'm all for freedom and self expression, but i do have taste. shiraz, do you?
and finally, opting to run at the gym on a hot, humid day sounds like a good choice. until the gym has a relative humidity level of 98 percent and smells like, well, uh, you can guess what it smells like. you would think a large chain of gyms would have success with ventilation and air conditioning. well, you'd be wrong.