Saturday, September 6, 2014


Got home about 12:30 a.m. after socializing with the 'Fugee. We watched Departures and The 'Fugee wanted to know where I'd heard about such an strange movie. Thanks for the recommendation Gingerzingi.

Departures was kind of strange but I like strange movies particularly French but I'm also starting to like Japanese movies and that's probably why Fear and Trembling, a French/Japanese flick, is a favorite.

Departures is two hours and 11 minutes long but it kept our attention and we found it moving...

About 1:00 a.m. my TV and everything else went off. I'd seen the electric company's van in an alley but didn't think anymore about it.

I was surprised and grateful that the Wi-Fi still worked even though the router was off because I was still wired and not ready to sleep. I was also grateful that the storms had brought cooler weather.

Still didn't have any electricity when I woke up so headed out to a coffee shop to get beverages. Also took my iPod and USB car charger along. When I returned, the lights were back on.

It's so convenient being able to reach into one's refrigerator or to, in general, have your breakfast et al. at your fingertips.

Very Good Italian Roast
Current Artwork @ Coffeeshop
Artwork Last Time Electricity Went Out


  1. I saw Fear and Trembling, I must have heard about it from you.

    I find Departures overly-sentimental, but that's OK. It's a good story and I enjoyed seeing aspects of culture that are so different from here. I was shocked in the beginning how apologetic the symphony boss was, explaining how they were being laid off. In the U.S. it would have been a bunch of BS and lawsuit-avoiding lies.

  2. The sentimentality didn't bother me and I was intrigued by other characters including the other two who worked at the funeral home.

    Re: culture, I'm moved by the bowing and also the "shrines" to the dead.