Saturday, March 22, 2014

I was just some towhead teen.

Last week one of the younger people I work with was stationed at my alma mater. He must have been seriously bored, because he went through all the yearbooks in the library, found pictures of me, then posted them on Facebook.

I was impressed. Not merely because I didn't know I looked that good in high school, but also by the photos themselves. It wasn't until I moved into the larger world that I realized how many people I went to school with were obsessively good at what they did. Our yearbook had higher quality layout, photos and design than the New York Times.

Temperature: 37°
Distance: 3.25 miles

As the wife put it, today was a real Cleveland day. The ladies went to orchestra rehearsal at CIM, then we all took the Rapid to Tower City for the Cleveland International Film Festival, for a series of family-oriented short film (several of which were horrifying and made children howl to leave the theater) and the feature-length Anina, which was really super.

You know what's depressing, though? We knew Tower City was a boondoggle - because all shopping malls are eventually, often sooner than later, vacant, depressing hobo traps. However, I did think it had been that long since I have visited Tower City, and what appalled me is the fountain. At the very least, the fountain was always something to look at and enjoy. But it's broken, several spouts are spraying harshly, the waters no longer dance. It's just like this insane, over-sized middle school water fountain.

Anyway, the cinema was bright and festival and very-well organized, and crowded and exciting. So bravo to those guys. After, we took the train back and had big dinner at Tommy's.

So I just ran on an M.R.4 and a my share of a plate of fries. I like running, but forethought would have been nice.

Still waiting for that nice, cool Spring weather. Apparently I will be waiting until Thursday.

2010 Playlist
Fuck You! - Cee-Lo Green
Down By The Water - The Decemberists
Cynthia - Millionyoung 
Melodia de Semba - Killamu
Firework - Katy Perry
Hello - Martin Solveig & Dragonette
Like 'Em All - Jacob Latimore ft. Diggy Simmons


Stephani Itibrout said...

I have always THOUGHT ABOUT eating at Tommy's. . . but I never did.

pengo said...

My dear, what is keeping you? We're only one hour away, I would happily meet you there!

Art2mis said...

Zomg, the mr4. Damn, now I miss Cleveland.

pengo said...

Glad there is at least one thing. The orchestra is pretty good, too.