Thursday, April 3, 2008
I’m off to sunny California today, for a brief vacation in Palm Springs. I’m flying out in late morning and meeting up with my friends Christopher and Jerry, and we’ll all drive out to the desert together. I’m hoping to see Joshua Tree National Park, do a bit of running, and just relax in a warm, dry environment for a few days. Woo hoo!
Bob and I went to see “Stop Loss” last night, about soldiers returning from Iraq. It’s kind of a strange movie -- the first 3/4 are very moving, with an excellent performance by Ryan Phillippe. It effectively portrays the huge injustices we inflict on our military personnel in Iraq, as well as what life may be like stateside for veterans. But the ending seems a bit slapped together and unconvincing. (And sadly, there were no parts suitable for Tina Louise.)
After the movie, Bob and I went to the Cheyenne Diner on Ninth Avenue, which sadly is about to close forever. Its last day is Sunday. I had pancakes - an appropriate late-night diner food. Here, for good measure, are a few more photos of the Cheyenne.
I don’t think I’ll be blogging from California, so I’ll be back on Monday!