Some facts, and a little associated speculation.
- It’s finally raining in the Bay Area. Maybe we’ll be able to take showers this summer. Personal hygiene aside, for the fires and the farmers, this is crucial. Perhaps those Polar Vortices will now free the rest of the country?
- I’ve only got 1.5 episodes of Breaking Bad left. Looming crisis of absent narrative. But hey, guys, is that some classical story-telling or what? I’ve never seen the concept of hubris so well and thoroughly explored. Do we think, as cable series enter the approved canon for high school student study, that teachers will be reading Ahab and Hank, In Search Of The White Whale, for the next couple of decades? (If you haven’t watched it, put up with the annoying first couple of episodes, and hang in there. The show takes off in its second season.)
- My nephew is getting baptized today. As my brother’s wedding involved a Buddhist monk, a tea lounge, a photo booth, and a bar that opened before anything other festivities, I am speculating about this ceremony. Every hypothesis involves a very cute little guy.
- My daughter is in town for said ceremony. Some facts don’t call for speculation. I am very, very happy to see her.
Have a great weekend everybody. May the forces of weather, narrative exploration, and celebrations be with you.