I went for a run this morning and brought along my camera.
Along the canal path a recently painted note appeared on the trail. I always get a chuckle out of it: it says, "JPL Lock of Love" in a heart with an arrow pointing to the guard lock and the date 7/5/05.
"Lock of Love" tag that appeared about two weeks ago.
The University of Rochester Building 520 parking lot.
I think it's funny how pervasive cultural norms are. When I say I run barefoot on sidewalks and streets, about 90% of people say, "what about glass?" I seem to be gifted and have an instinct to not step on things. When I run, if I just look toward the ground in front of me, my brain automatically sets my footfalls so I don't step on things — all without thinking about it consciously at all. Of course, when I see glass, I make a deliberate effort to go around it: I'm not concerned that I'll cut myself badly stepping on a big piece, the nearby tiny shards that get stuck in my foot are more likely and terribly irritating.
This evening at 7 p.m. at The Record Archive (33 1/3 Rockwood St.) is the Opening Reception for Bob Graham's Riders on the Storm: Photographs Musique which runs through September, 2009.
Record Archive e-mail]
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Tôkyô sonata(Tokyo Sonata) starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar: "laid off from his white-collar job, Ryuhei (Teruyuki Kagawa) hides his unemployment from his family and spends his days aimlessly wandering with other out-of-work men. Meanwhile, his youngest son secretly skips school to take piano lessons and quickly develops into a prodigy. An unusually unpredictable study of a dysfunctional family in a time of economic chaos, Tokyo Sonata 'begins as a well-behaved story and takes detours into the comic, the macabre and the sublime. All you know about three-act structure is going to be useless in watching this film, even though, like many sonatas, it has three movements'—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times."
Dryden Theater calendar][all ages]
This morning at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria overlooking the arboretum in
Bausch and Lomb
(140 Stone St.)
Artists Breakfast Group
meeting ... anyone interested in art or creativity is invited.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Mine Own Executioner starting at 8 p.m. A "curmudgeonly shrink with a new patient" deals with "his own set of personal problems, [and] the psychoanalyst's home life falls apart as he tries to help his troubled patient. Shadowy and complex, Mine Own Executioner races toward a tense climax." As a bonus, Eastman House members are admitted free.
Dryden Theater calendar][all ages]
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 3, 2009 (Thu, Sep 3, 2009, 9/3/2009, or 9/3/09) Friday, September 4, 2009 (Fri, Sep 4, 2009, 9/4/2009, or 9/4/09) Saturday, September 5, 2009 (Sat, Sep 5, 2009, 9/5/2009, or 9/5/09) Sunday, September 6, 2009 (Sun, Sep 6, 2009, 9/6/2009, or 9/6/09) Monday, September 7, 2009 (Mon, Sep 7, 2009, 9/7/2009, or 9/7/09) Tuesday, September 8, 2009 (Tue, Sep 8, 2009, 9/8/2009, or 9/8/09) and Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (Wed, Sep 9, 2009, 9/9/2009, or 9/9/09).
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.