I thought about setting up a lunch substitute for Saturday, but I don't think anyone will be around so I'm just going to skip it this week ... back at
(165 State Street)
next weekend if they're open.
In other news, I got sick while I was visiting family back in Schenectady and am still trying to shake it. I guess it was the flu, but it was kinda weird. It was worst on Monday, and I stayed in bed nearly the whole day. My fever peaked around 102°F ... I think all the water I was drinking just sat in my stomach for a few hours without going anywhere and the fever broke when my guts woke up and started working again.
Anyway, this reminded me of a philosophical musing I've toyed with. I got this idea that given all the possible lives you could live, the one in which your consciousness resides is the one where you'll live out your full life. The feeling you get when you think you just narrowly escaped death is the actual death of one of your parallel lives. Now, you might or might not share the same universe as everyone else, so that's why you see other people die—but you, yourself, will always be the one who survives. I'm not sure if it's a theory worth testing—jumping out of a plane without a parachute would be one way, but by this theory, you're the only one who would know because in theory, you would actually survive in the parallel universe that your consciousness resides, but in the universe of everyone else, you'd die.
Oh, and I had this idea before the feverish dreams that accompanied Monday's sleep.
What else ... ok, a couple last things. You may have noticed a link in the "link of the week" to
American Family Association's Marriage Poll.
Apparently, they tried to get together in secret to pretend like they represented how everyone felt about homosexual marriage, but then the general populace got involved and put in their votes which changed the results. Anyway, you can make yourself feel better by going there and voting your mind. Remember, too, that it's better to give ...
And finally, I just wanted to say kudos to
(1142 Mount Hope Ave.)
and the related
(1120 Mount Hope Ave.)
for having the clearest sidewalks on Mount Hope. Jeers continue to go to Wegmans for not only closing off their parking lot to all access (bikes and pedestrians, too) but for not bothering to clear their sidewalk at all. It looks like they're so anti-neighborhood that they're trying to drive down property values by owning a slum building. Thanks, assholes.
Oh, and Merry Christmas and all that. Sorry, but between the illness and the tiredness, I'm just not in the mood very much at all. [I did go back on Christmas Day and edit some more because I was feeling less sick and less tired, though.]
- I can't believe they made a movie about a guy who gets his "memory wiped." What?—is this the "science fiction" version of getting bonked on the head? I can't even believe the premise, so I certainly wouldn't be able to suspend disbelief for an hour and a half.
- Aah yes ... the classic story introducing a new generation of boys to the confusion of homoerotic fantasy to be explained later in a stilted and contradictory manner by their parents.
Roger "Unkle Rog" McCall
was a local music hero ... although unknown to me because I never got my radio to deliberately tune in to
WCMF, 96.5FM. But it's too late now, because he was killed two weeks ago so
Water Street Music Hall
(204 N. Water St.)
is setting up a tribute show. All proceeds go to the
Unkle Rog Fund
which will benefit up-and-coming bands. The bands start playing at 5:20 for short 20-minute sets. On the Music Hall side (in chronological order):
Emerging Filmmakers Series
featuring up-and-coming New York State filmmakers will be at
(240 East Ave.)
at 9:30. Tonight's films include
Billie, Bessie & Ruth,
Beauty And The Beast,
The Odyssey Of An Apple,
Between 2 Worlds.
Little Theatre e-mail]
Movie links courtesy The Internet Movie Database Map links courtesy MapsOnUs Some movie synopses courtesy UpcomingMovies.com
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language (Third Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992) the word ice cream was first used in print 259 years ago in 1744.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
is an event that is "non-entertainment" for the masses such as practice sessions, open jams, etc.