August 2, 2004

Weekend notes

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at August 2, 2004 11:53 AM

Forced Relocation: Days remaining to move - 36. A move to Berkeley is looking more and more probable.

Marathon: Good weather for running: cool and overcast, with some light rain early on. Despite the nice weather I was still really slow, averaging 10:30 miles for most of the race and dropping to a walk for significant portions of miles 23-25. Anyway, the important thing is that I finished (at 4:50, ten minutes before the course closed).

UPDATE: Here's a photo from (I think) the beginning of mile 26:

Atkins Peanut Butter Cups: They were handing these out after the race. I suppose the idea is to simulate the Reese's version, but this implementation more resembles mud injected with cut-rate artificial flavoring. Avoid at all costs.

Terror Alert: Wolf! Wolf! Ok, I should give them some credit for actually being specific this time.

Golden Dynasty: Pretty good Cantonese cuisine in El Cerrito. I'm probably moving out of El Cerrito this month, so this discovery is of limited usefulness.

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle: I was expecting more Dude, Where's My Car? fare, and it was, only much funnier. On top of that it's a commentary on racial identity and race relations in America. Highly recommended.


Congrats on your race...

Watched The Village on Friday of the twists was pretty cool, the other one was just plain contrived. All in all an entertaining movie. Great job by Joaquin Phoenix and Bryce Dallas Howard. Who knew Richie Cunningham's daughter would be such a good actress? :)

Posted by: Tracy | August 2, 2004 12:05 PM

I was a bit put off from The Village by David Edelstein's review (sample quote: "The Village has been written in a semi-Puritan patois that is one part The Crucible and one part a pretentious, tin-eared foreign-exchange ninth-grader's attempt at replicating The Crucible.") On the other hand, the Lovecraftian overtones are appealing.

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | August 2, 2004 2:07 PM

Does anyone other than me think the marathon photo makes Arcane Gazebo look John Kerry-esque?

Posted by: Dad | August 2, 2004 3:00 PM

Re: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, I narrowly managed to avoid seeing that last night, and instead saw I, Robot. Very good action movie, much better than I was expecting and probably worth seeing again.

I suspect Tim will continue trying to get people to go see H&K go to WC, though... ^^;;


Posted by: Zifnab | August 2, 2004 5:36 PM
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