hear the birds?

March 19, 2010

It was warm enough to sleep with an open window and we could hear bird song the next morning and it made me think of the above short clip... I decided to transcribe it (for no particularly good reason, just to try to capture the delivery.)
"Beautiful day, isn't it?"
"Yes it is."
"Hear the birds?"
"Sometimes, I like to pretend that I'm, that I'm deaf? And I try to imagine what it'd be like--"
"--not to be able to hear them..."
"...it's not so bad."

My sore neck provoked me into using a backpack rather than a courier bag. Irritating not to be able to easily stow and retrieve a book - also I feel so awkward using both straps, since using just one was de rigueur in middle and high school. But of course the style changed to the utilitarian in the early 1990s. "Still, asymmetry is always cool..." I point out to Amber. "Right, but beauty is based on symmetry." Odd, those two opposing relations.
http://www.slate.com/id/2248274/ - interesting rule for cell etiquette: use the same rules as you would for excusing yourself to bathroom...
http://www.ocregister.com/news/alcala-238591-women-murphy.html - 70s era photos of killer Alcala's possible victims, the police looking for help IDing. As a collection, the images are haunting- but many of them are just great photos of people having fun.
Hmm. The iPhone screen, made of glass, is very durable. But the case scratches easily... (I suspect Apple doesn't mind the scuffs as something that would get people to upgrade sooner, but without disrupting use of the device.) Makes me think that an iPhone with the case made out of glass would be very durable... not to mention frickin' sweet.
"Well, we've had a good time tonight, considering we're all going to die someday."
--closer of Steve Martin, back in the day
"Legal Size": it's the 16:9 widescreen of copier paper!