After a beautiful day yesterday, I was promptly in bed and sound asleep by 11:00 pm last night. It was positively perfect, and I would have been happy as a clam had a guy on his motorcycle not awakened me from a dead sleep at 3 this morning. Apparently his battery died, and he was jumping it with his friend’s car in an attempt to get it started. This required lots and lots of revving and exceptionally bright headlights shining right into my bedroom window. It was delightful.
Also delightful? The video of the whole situation that I shot with my iPhone immediately upon waking up. Apparently, in my grogginess, I thought it would be good to have a video of all the noise to accompany my story. Unfortunately, as soon as I turned the camera on the noise quieted down, and now, instead of a fascinating inside look at the midnight world of motorcycle repair, I have a video of my blinds (because I wasn’t awake enough to actually move the blinds out of the way) that is crazily narrated by a half-asleep Erin. The Honey Badger guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg) has nothing on me.
The motorcyclist has since left, but I’m still wide awake, so I thought I’d upload some pictures from my perfect Friday.
I decided to take myself on an afternoon movie date at the Magnolia to see Woody Allen’s new movie A Midnight in Paris.
I went to the 1:30 showing, and the theater was absolutely packed. I guess everyone had the same idea that I did! After drinking about 6 glasses of iced tea at lunch and a coke at the movie, I was dying to go to the bathroom after the show. The Magnolia is a fairly upscale theater, and you generally don’t find graffiti on the bathroom stalls. Today, however, I randomly chose the one stall with bathroom graffiti. It spoke to me, so, of course, I took a picture.
I’ve never really understood graffiti (for example, why do people have long conversations/arguments with each other on the bathroom stall? Do people really go back to the same icky gas station bathroom stall just to check the status of their argument? I suppose so since I was once in a bathroom that said something like “Janet & Tom Together Forever!” This was then crossed out with a note that said “Not anymore.” Either Janet came back to the stall to set the record straight or else another bathroom patron took it upon herself to make the correction. Either way, I just don’t get it), but I thought these were good words to live by as far as bathroom messages go.
After the movie, I was driving home when all of a sudden I came across the most beautiful park. I don’t know how I didn’t know that it existed before, but I’m glad that I discovered it today. I immediately parked my car and got out for a spontaneous walk. Along the way I took pictures, and I thought I’d post a handful here. Be aware–this post is exceptionally photo heavy!
After my most wonderful walk, I came home and got ready for a fun dinner with a great friend. We had a great time, and it was the perfect cap to my day.
It’s 6:00 am now, and I’m finally tired, so I think I’ll go try to squeeze in a short nap before the adventures I have planned for today. Night!