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April 20th, 2019

A good day off

A spring-ish day. It didn't seem like it would be at first, but by the afternoon the clouds broke enough to let sunlight and warmth into Portland and I appreciated that.

I saw two movies today: at home I watched Mel Brooks's 1993 film Robin Hood: Men in Tights, which was usually funny in a "heh" way instead of a big-laugh way. One of my favorite gags was also one of the most random, where Robin tells the Merry Men "lend me your ears" and the men tear off and throw their ears at him. "Disgusting," Robin says to himself. Mainly I saw it so I could get the DVD back to the library, which I stopped at on the way to the next movie, the fun and often affecting Captain Marvel. I went to the Laurelhurst for that, my first time there since the theater went back to being a first-run theater.

By the time I left the Laurelhurst, the day had turned sunny and warm, and I walked around in that, wandering Southeast Portland, getting an early dinner at the Hobnob Grille (which I'd gone to before on the recommendation of Jay Edidin and Miles Stokes of the podcast Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, and I'd felt good enough about the place to come back. Cheesy grits!) then running errands (a bank ATM stop, dropping off things at the house where I live, then getting some groceries from the produce stand within walking distance of here) before settling back at the house, getting back from those errands to the happy news that the Portland Timbers had finally, finally, won a game this season.

Caught up in my life again!