Monday, August 27, 2007


After mangling my last pair of sunglasses, I found my pair of original Ray-Bans, circa Tom Cruise dancing in BVD's. Based on necessity, I started wearing them again, but the hipsters in our neighborhood are also wearing them--so I'm cool, again.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

How I Amuse Me

We had friends in town from Texas--my college roommate and her family. When she and I were at the University of Texas at Austin, we'd often get asked if we knew so-and-so or what's-their-name. Why yes, we'd respond, we do know them. There are nearly 50,000 students at UT and we personally know each and every one of them. We'll mention it at the next school-wide meeting.

So while squiring them about town on tourist-related excursions, every time I saw someone in Texas paraphernalia I'd ask my friends if they knew that person. Needless to say, this was much more amusing to me than to them. They actually looked at the individual and tried to figure out if they really did know them.

This reminds me of how I still smile to myself when I think of how during a DC trip I brandished my Smithsonian membership card at each and every museum so I could get in free. (This is even more amusing if you know that all the Smithsonian museums are free every day, all day, to absolutely everyone.)


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