tried to go out for lunch with Beka today and went to three different restaurants to find that none of them were open. then, after having given up and decided to go home, we passed by a restaurant just around the corner from our building that we thought would be closed and found out that it was actually open. i had a bison burger.
in other news today, i watched 2011 Dakar Rally winner and current WRC driver Nasser Al-Attiyah win the Olympic bronze medal in men’s skeet shooting for Qatar. what a guy!
Life Lesson #5,139: under no circumstances should you forsake all sound judgment and spend your hard-earned money painting your Toyota Corolla a hilarious lime green
Beka and i met up with Nima in Wicker Park today to distribute flyers for Growth, our upcoming exhibition which will open this Friday (August 3rd) at the Flat Iron Arts Building.
come check it out if you’re in the area! i will be showing photographs i took amongst the ruins of Darul Aman Palace in Kabul last year.
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Beka and i watched the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony today and just about died laughing when Rowan Atkinson made his appearance. i swear, that man can say more with a flash of his eyes than most men could in a lifetime of conversations.
i set up a WWII flight simulator today to try out my new joystick real quick and was shocked to find that i’m pretty terrible at flying. scratch that; i’m downright atrocious. you know, in that hilarious my-Spitfire-got-shot-down-by-a-stupid-biplane sort of way.
if there’s one thing i learned today, it’s this: garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same thing.
while on the road this morning, i saw an old woman with sunglasses dressed in a pink outfit riding a similarly pink Vespa scooter. she had a purposeful look on her face to suggest that she was on a mission and didn’t give a damn about anything or anyone else.
i won’t lie; there’s a part of me that is intensely curious about what she’s up to right now because i have a feeling that, whatever it is, it’s probably illegal.
i picked up a Microsoft Sidewinder USB joystick at the thrift store today for a few bucks which means i can now do the following three things:
- enjoy flight simulator games
- come one step closer to fulfilling my childhood dream of being a pilot
- scream “mayday” while failing at the first two things
my cousin flew down from Toronto for business today and came bearing the wonderful and exotic gift of ketchup-flavored potato chips in addition to an expensed dinner at Lou Malnati’s.
truly, this is what family is for.
everything sounds more severe when you put “category five” in front of it. go ahead, try it!
category five heat wave. category five parking ticket. category five body odor.