this is a Chevrolet Biscayne, perhaps one of the more eccentrically proportioned cars that i’ve come across over the years. its “high forehead” windshield, unnecessarily long trunk and eyebrowed taillights certainly set it apart from the sea of forgettable cars from that era.
but i’m not sure that’s a good thing.
today i heard part of a commencement speech given by journalist Fareed Zakaria to Harvard University graduates titled “Reasons for optimism in today’s world.”
in it, Zakaria puts current events (economic collapse, terrorism, etc) into a bit of historical perspective, basically reminding us that, relatively speaking, we’ve got it pretty good.
while it’s obvious that, as a commencement speech directed at the world’s future overlords, Zakaria’s message must be one of hope and optimism, i think he still has a very valid point. it’s helpful to keep things in perspective when it feels like all hope is lost.
Beka and i finished our final session of premarital counseling today and are now counting down the days to our wedding. according to our premarital counselor (and officiating pastor), we seem to be very compatible as a couple and he’s confident that our marriage will be successful as long as we maintain good communication.
i don’t know if this is considered normal but i take great pleasure in fooling children.
one of the benefits of not caring about mainstream American sports is that you can score killer deals while everyone else is glued to their televisions.
case in point, i just won an auction for a Pentax Auto 110 along with three of the tiny system’s mighty lenses (18mm, 24mm and 50mm, all f/2.8) for fifty bucks.
i passed an absolutely immaculate white BMW 2002 on the road today. pity i couldn’t take a photo.
Beka’s 8 year-old nephew just drew this for no apparent reason.
my brother left for the UK today to cover the Isle of Man TT. best of luck out there, Dan!
we are now exactly one month away from getting married.
went out and bought three different types of curry paste today. guess what we had for dinner?