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07222016-18


-- चार हजार और बीस-तीन --


So last night I finally got to see Hidden Figures, which I had been trying to see with Laney for far too long.

The damned movie actually opened locally on January 6, but Laney wasn't available until a week later. I decided I could live with waiting so we could see the movie together, and we scheduled it for Friday, January 13.

But then Laney had to postpone due to complications with her heart medication. And I was basically like, okay, fine, I won't get annoyed since she did have her heart attack a couple of years ago and all. These things happen. So then we scheduled it for a week later (and yet another week after it opened), this past Friday, the 20th.

But! That was the day of President Fuckwit's inauguration. Jessica heard on the news that protests were expected in the evening and there were risks of violence, or at least property damage (which I don't think actually happened -- although apparently one guy got shot on the UW campus, but that wasn't even downtown. I had walked home from work, and walked past Westlake Park where I saw protesters with signs, but could make out no sign of chaos or danger. Still, Laney had two reasons for postponing now: she wanted to be nowhere near the protests, and also wanted to be well rested for getting up for the Women's March the next morning -- which, incidentally, were all very peaceful.

So then we postponed again. I had to tell her I was getting to the point where I might just have to go see it without her, and maybe just see it a second time with her, as this is a notable film this year and I didn't want to keep having to postpone seeing it. We tentatively planned for Sunday although she said her knees may be too sore after the marching, and indeed they were. So then she figured out she was free Monday night, and this time it finally happened.

I walked home yesterday and was home long enough to eat the veggie burger Shobhit had made for me before leaving again. Laney and I met in the platform at Capitol Hill Station to catch Light Rail downtown at 6:35. For some reason I was obsessed with meeting there 45 minutes before showtime. I think I'll make it 30 minutes next time. We got there so early we had to wait for them to clean out the theatre from the previous showing. It's always nice to get some extra time to visit before the movie, although the stupid so-called "pre-show entertainment" makes it harder. (And I'm talking about dumb marketing shit being played before the listed showtime, not trailers, which start at the listed showtimes.)

Anyway, we both very much enjoyed the movie. Then we rode Light Rail back up the hill together and walked our separate ways back home from there.

-- चार हजार और बीस-तीन --


07222016-06


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I'll see Laney again -- hopefully -- on Friday, for our scheduled "Happy Hour Art Night," as she suggested we combine our monthly Happy Hour with our monthly Boozy Art Night, and take our art supplies to a drinking establishment.

And I suggested Dilettante, because after 41 years, they are closing that original neighborhood location on Sunday. I was pretty saddened by this news, in a way that, say, the closure of Charlie's, which I went to very few times and they had unmemorable food anyway. Charlie's, apparently, had been on Broadway for 39 years.

Dilettante, on the other hand, I've been to many times and have always liked. So, hopefully with it not too super crowded since Friday will be only two days before closing, Dilettante it is.

And my art is going to be postcards, as my participation in "action #1" of the Women's March's "10 actions for the first 100 days. They suggest writing postcards to our Senators but I think I will send one to my Representative too. They have their own designs that can be printed, but I'm going to find some blank postcards and put some kind of art on them -- even if it's just a fancy design of the Congressperson's (well, in my case all three are Congresswomen), just as I do for envelopes on birthday cards I continue to make for my parents and occasionally a few other people every year. I figure if nothing else, it's a fun way to make our Art Night political, and it'll make my mail stand out amongst the massive piles of mail these Congresswomen are no doubt already receiving.

I will be stating plainly, though, the degree to which these elected officials need to be resisting President Fuckwit, and otherwise they will lost my vote in the next primary election.

-- चार हजार और बीस-तीन --


07222016-21

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