This afternoon I was talking with my neighbor and a baby squirrel (okay, maybe an adolescent squirrel) came stumbling out and tried to befriend me. We suspected it was dislodged from a nest in the wind from a few days prior — or it was possibly Blondie's kin (that is, the so-named blond-hair squirrel that was flattened by automobile earlier this week). Whatever the reason, this inexperienced tree-rat was perfectly willing to let me pet it.
I went in and got it a banana — it seemed quite receptive to me (well, anyone I guess) giving it affection. I pet it a bit and brought it some sunflower seeds as well. I decided to let it be and see if its instincts would kick in after a decent (?) meal, so I headed out.
Well, come 1 a.m. when I got home, I searched for it and found its lifeless body in my driveway. I might have been able to do more, but I can only believe that its last hours were spent with a full belly, and with dreams of frolicking — cat-free — with its peers. Perchance, even, to run confidently along the squirrel superhighway (a.k.a. human utility service wires). Rest in peace, baby squirrel.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Monsieur Verdoux starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Charlie Chaplin plays a French gentleman who (from the Eastman House Calendar) "supports his children and crippled wife by marrying rich widows and killing them. Chaplin's theme—that if war is the logical extension of diplomacy, then murder is the logical extension of business—is delivered in a series of darkly hilarious and elegantly staged comic sequences, culminating in another of the director's movingly poignant conclusions."
Dryden Theater calendar][all ages]
In theory, there is another
Emerging Filmmakers Program
(240 East Ave.)
at 9:15 p.m., but I haven't heard anything about it so your guess is as good as mine. As soon as I get the details I'll post the films.
This page is Jason Olshefsky's list of things to do in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region (including nearby towns Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, and Charlotte, and occasionally other places in Monroe County and the Western New York region.) It is updated every week with daily listings for entertainment, activities, performances, movies, music, bands, comedy, improv, poetry, storytelling, lectures, discussions, debates, theater, plays, and generally fun things to do.
Music events are usually original bands with occasional cover bands and DJ's with musical styles including punk, emo, ska, swing, rock, rock-and-roll, alternative, metal, jazz, blues, noise band, experimental music, folk, acoustic, and "world-beat."
Events listed take place during the day, in the evenings, or as part of the city's nightlife as listed.
Although I'm reluctant to admit it, it is a Rochester blog and I'm essentially blogging about Rochester events.
I also tend to express opinions, review past events, make reviews, speak of philosophy or of a philosophical nature, discuss humanity and creativity.
Oh, and it's spelled JayceLand with no space and a capital L, not Jayce Land, Jaycee Land, Jace Land, Jase Land, Joyce Land, Jayce World, Jayceeland, Jaceland, Jaseland, Joyceland, Jayceworld, Jayceeworld, Jaceworld, Jaseworld, nor Joyceworld. (Now if you misspell it in some search engine, you at least get a shot at finding it.)
It's also not to be confused with
or JakesWorld which is a site of a Rochester animator.
While I'm on the topic of keywords for search engines, this update includes information for Thursday, September 25, 2008 (Thu, Sep 25, 2008, 9/25/2008, or 9/25/08) Friday, September 26, 2008 (Fri, Sep 26, 2008, 9/26/2008, or 9/26/08) Saturday, September 27, 2008 (Sat, Sep 27, 2008, 9/27/2008, or 9/27/08) Sunday, September 28, 2008 (Sun, Sep 28, 2008, 9/28/2008, or 9/28/08) Monday, September 29, 2008 (Mon, Sep 29, 2008, 9/29/2008, or 9/29/08) Tuesday, September 30, 2008 (Tue, Sep 30, 2008, 9/30/2008, or 9/30/08) and Wednesday, October 1, 2008 (Wed, Oct 1, 2008, 10/1/2008, or 10/1/08).
indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.
indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.