I ran a "long" 5K run on Monday and Tuesday, then a "short" 2 mile run on Wednesday, and another "long" 5K run on Thursday [hmm … like a train whistle warning a crossing] before resting up for the race. Well, I did it. And yeah: barefoot. And I even beat 30 minutes, finishing in 29:35 according to the PCR Timing Official Results for this years race (which placed me 397 of 864 overall and 21st among the 31 male 35-39 year-olds). This is great because I beat my 35:58 official time for the Corporate Challenge in 2001.
Ali ran too and, despite admitting not training enough, ran for the whole race and finished in 37:31.
But the remarkable serendipity of our runner numbers was the amusement of the day. We were each given random numbers and she got #123 and I got #321. The odds that I would get the same digits as her number in the reverse order was (given 864 runners) about 1 in 863. If you figure on the specific combination of 123 and 321, that's something like 1 in 745,632. Pretty neat.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Theater of War starting at 8 p.m. Let's just go with the Eastman House calendar description on this one: "The 2006 Shakespeare-in-the-Park staging of Bertolt Brecht's masterful anti-war drama Mother Courage is the focus of this new documentary that also explores the contemporary relevance of the play, Brecht's life, and the relation of his work to Karl Marx's writings. Chief among a number of experts speaking passionately and eloquently about the author is the star of the production, Meryl Streep."
Dryden Theater calendar][all ages]
Over at The Mez Café (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) starting around 8 p.m. is Ben Schwabe, Alex Northrup, Jim Hill, Harlow Crandall, Dr. Will, and Jim Norris.
Mez website][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, May 21, 2009 (Thu, May 21, 2009, 5/21/2009, or 5/21/09) Friday, May 22, 2009 (Fri, May 22, 2009, 5/22/2009, or 5/22/09) Saturday, May 23, 2009 (Sat, May 23, 2009, 5/23/2009, or 5/23/09) Sunday, May 24, 2009 (Sun, May 24, 2009, 5/24/2009, or 5/24/09) Monday, May 25, 2009 (Mon, May 25, 2009, 5/25/2009, or 5/25/09) Tuesday, May 26, 2009 (Tue, May 26, 2009, 5/26/2009, or 5/26/09) and Wednesday, May 27, 2009 (Wed, May 27, 2009, 5/27/2009, or 5/27/09).
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.