Monday, April 2, 2012
Friday in the Park
This was the scene in Kensington Gardens on Friday afternoon, when I took my book and a thermos of coffee to the park and sat beneath a tree. It's a good thing I took advantage of our recent warm weather for lots of outdoor time. Apparently it's supposed to get cold again. Our iPhones are telling us it will be 32 degrees on Wednesday night! I'll have to bring the plants inside!
Yesterday I went to lunch with our neighbors across the hall, Chris and Linda, at our local gastropub (i.e. a pub with better-than-standard food). We talked a bit about the loss of their adult daughter five years ago to epilepsy, an experience they discuss in this video for the organization Epilepsy Bereaved. (I'm sure they wouldn't mind me publicizing the link, as they're very interested in raising awareness of this condition.) I can't imagine how agonizing that experience must have been for them. But we also chatted about far more pleasant topics, and overall it was a nice lunch.
Dave has been feeling under the weather this weekend, so we pretty much stayed in and watched movies: "Aliens," "Alien 3," "Midnight Cowboy" and "Leaving Las Vegas." I hadn't seen the latter since its theater release in 1996, and I was once again impressed with Elisabeth Shue. What ever happened to her, anyway?