Last night I had my first visit to OTR’s Mini Microcinema and was immediately taken with the energy of being where people loved doing what they were doing: filmmakers showing and sharing films. Microcinema exists to show experimental film/video/media, highlighting work made by artists and filmmakers outside of the mainstream. This is a very differentContinue reading “Mini Microcinema”
Last night I caught a couple of bands at MOTR (the end of Little Junior, Mona, and July Talk). Super fun set of music. MOTR is a tiny place for live music with a tiny stage (many bands I’ve seen there relegate their base player or keyboards to the floor by stage – which IContinue reading “Dancing to the Music”
Working at the cash register at my TJ Maxx shift Monday, I saw an older man walk in, moving quickly and purposely toward the men’s department. Seconds later, his wife came in, trying to keep up. He already had a pack of t-shirts in his hand by the time she caught up to him, butContinue reading “The Man Who Wouldn’t Shop”
Kaze’s bar has a great happy hour and it’s quiet on Tuesdays. Quiet enough for me to read my Kindle, and maybe eavesdrop on the bartenders. Tonight, the two bartenders, over the discussion of song lyrics, recognized they had an age difference. The younger one, upon getting the age out of the older one wasContinue reading “No Way”
I never got assigned 1984 in high school or college, but life assigned it to me this year.
Just because the smoke detector goes off doesn’t mean I’m not in control of the pan. The smoke detector needs to watch more cooking shows. Or maybe I’m an aggressive Sautéer. But brown onions and veges in a dry pan is a key to good flavor. And waving at a smoke detector 16 feet in the mayContinue reading “Smoke”