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"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up." --Anne Lamott
Good things about today:
- Leaving my house late meant I saw Allie at the T (though it had only been two and a half days since we had last seen each other).
- me/Kira Nerys
- From LizL's email: "I'm glad to hear you'll come to the installation and perhaps visit FPCW one Sunday, although I'd hate for you to stay away from Clarendon Hill too long, they need your perspective."
- I ate lunch outside. I emailed folks around noon about lunch and Katie said she wouldn't be going until at least 12:30 'cause she had eaten a bagel not too long ago, and I said I was hungry now but could wait, and she said, "Well, if you’re hungry, by all means go!" So ultimately I did go. It was in the low 60s, but sunny, so it was warm enough if one was in the sun, so I got my water bottle and book and sat at one of the tables outside (though my hair in front isn't quite long enough to tuck behind my ears, so I wished a little bit that I'd also brought my gym headband).
- Not having any obligations after work is kind of aces.
- Walking home after work, at the JFK/Mt.Auburn intersection, the eastbound traffic had the light, but the northbound traffic was blocking the intersection (letting pedestrians cross), and no one honked.
- leftovers from Thursday, so I didn't have to make dinner for myself
- getting to go to bed early (again!)
- I got up approximately with my alarm and ate breakfast at home and brushed my teeth and went to the [gym] 30+min weight room (the lower-leg machine is still under repair, and I couldn't find the attachment for one of the arm machines)
- I cleared B's calendar (per his request) -- and emailed him at the end of the day with notes.
- I made plans with Allie for dinner tomorrow in between Rest and Bread and CineMental.
- I finished reading Deep River and emailed Liz and Katherine about it (since they had recommended it to me).
- CWM financials (though they still need some work)
- I washed dishes.
- I updated my LibraryThing (and manually added Ravens in the Library -- except that 26 members already had it listed? I am confused). I did learn that LT now has
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["anything that you're looking forward to, that means you're facing tomorrow with joy, not trepidation," as Ari says]
- Rest and Bread
- CineMental Presents: Happy Endings? at Brattle Theater (9:30pm $10)
With the Rhode Island legislature getting ready to vote on changing the "indoor prostitution" loophole, CineMental is thrilled to bring this insightful documentary to the Boston area. Filmmaker Tara Hurely will join us for Q+A following the screening. This should be a rousing discussion of sex worker's rights and privacy as well as informative about her filmmaking process.
Happy Endings? is an intriguing exploration of the Asian massage parlor industry in Providence, RI, where a 25 year-old loophole has made the exchange of sex for money legal - as long as it happens behind closed doors.
As the documentary follows a recent Korean immigrant, "Heather", working to operate her spa, the city's mayor fights to change the law that allows her business a legal existence.
The film includes interviews with Korean women who work in spas, clients who frequent the spas, politicians from 1980 and today, police, local news footage, radio call-in shows and "voiced" reviews from internet escort review boards.
Official Website: http://www.happyendingsdoc.com/
Official Blog: http://happyendingsdoc.wordpress.co
Film Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/happyendingsdoc
Facebook Group for film: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=ho
- Having sushi with Allie at Takemura in between.