-My friends Sara, Pierre, and Augustus went to Nairobi, Kenya!
They'll return in a month (in June).
-I bought an a.c.t. ticket to Chester Bailey, opening night, this Wednesday at The Strand in SF, 1127 Market. My cousin's husband (cousin-in-law), Dan Clegg, is playing the title character.
-I'm having dinner tomorrow at my parents house, with my aunt Rosemarie, and bro Greg and Liz and nephew, Benjamin. I've got an oatmeal raisin (non gluten-free) cookie for my mom, which she loves, and a movie dvd (The Aristocrats) for my dad. I re-watched the movie, today. I'll probably go to the Glen Park library in SF (which opens at 1p on Sundays), to hang out and read the paper, mags, etc. before showing up at my folks' place. It's across the street from La Corneta, a mexican restaurant which I like, too.
-I checked out Glen Greenwald's book from the Oakland library, No place to hide. I want to read Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian' which is in the news for winning this year's Man Booker Int'l Prize. I started reading Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari, a gift from Pierre, who got it from his dad. Also, Sara gave me, and I finished reading, Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians.' Excellent! Now I'm reading Bill Bryson's 'At Home.' Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity' is up next (on deck). 7/1 update: I've read all of the above, except Kang. I'm finishing Grossman's Magician trilogy (The Magician King, and The Magician's Land), and I've checked out Diamond's Guns germs and steel. 9 books, all good!
-I voted on Friday for Bernie (exchanging my No Party Preference ballot for a democratic one).
-My brother promised to take Ben (and I!) to the train at Tilden park (there's also a carousel and petting zoo), which looks fun.
- I made a list of people I know whose names (or nicknames) refer to animals (!):
Marlen, Karibu, Duv, Kat, Ant, Nat, Tick, Mare, Snake, Wolfe, Beever, Cougar-Crow, Parrot, Tiger. There's also famous people like Flea (or the red hot chili peppers), Robin (williams). And I saw a guy named Mosquito on a tv dance show.
-I weigh 205. Aiming for 189, and no belly-fat, preferably with some abs/definition. Then, I'll start lifting, to gain weight/muscle. That's the plan. Hopefully, I'll stop sleeping in, and get motivated to fill my days with my ambitious reading projects, as well as fitness goals, with music of course, and maybe even dating. If I get sane (!), maybe I'll make more money, too. Madness has its perks, but I really want it behind me, anyway.
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