Friday, July 20, 2018

Real Freshness --- Day 7/142

Walk: AMC Kabuki (Eighth Grade)
Distance: 2 miles
Elsie Fisher as Kayla in Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade

There are many times watching a movie that Ciwt feels for the actor - scared, happy, sad - as they encounter some on screen experience.  But Ciwt can't remember the last time the psychic distance between herself an the actor was essentially zero. When Eighth Grade main character, eighth grader Kayla, had to handle a situation, Ciwt was right there trying to handle it for her, and, at the same time, trying to shelter Kayla from having to go through the situation at all.

Eighth Grade reminded her of the honest truth that virtually every situation faced by a middle schooler is a new experience with no answer except the one you cobble together in the anxious moment. And what you come up with might literally ruin your life if your peers - or you -  consider it uncool, unmasculine, dorky, pathetic. Or, down the road you may realize how you handled it set you on an important life path.

As Kayla, Elsie Fisher's artless and superior acting is so present and alive you live every fresh moment with her.  And remember that prolonged eighth grade 'freshness' is something you never want to experience again.  It is the freshness of a train wreck coming at you - now with technology to factor in.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Await --- Day 7/141

Walk: Hood & Marin Driving Day
Distance: 4.3 miles, teeny stretch

Ciwt awaits inspiration.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

'Sup? --- Day 7/140

Walk: Donations
Distance: 1 mile, PT, Yoga

Living in San Francisco with all its hills, everything is at some sort of slant.  Ciwt sometimes gets confused about what's up or down.  Maybe the plants and shrubs do too.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

She's Away: Two Versions --- Day 7/139

Walk: Presidio
Distance: 6 miles

Here's what will be happening with her cats when Ciwt is away in a few weeks:

Special cuddling by cat sitter

followed by sleeping securely with each other

 then more special cuddling
all the better to relax securely in each other's paws.

And, here is what Ciwt pictues happening when she's away:

So, you may ask where Ciwt is going and for how long?  Sounds like a Major excursion.
Well, no, she'll meet her brother and his wife for a weekend in Seattle. Some cat owners are calmer than others....

Monday, July 16, 2018

Are my interviews over yet? --- Day 7/138

Walk: Monday errands, Presidio Sports
Distance: 2 miles, Massage (ahhh)

Cat spent in Ciwt's office chair after day of exhausting pet sitter interviews.  Catch you tomorrow.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

On the Road --- Day 7/137

Walk: No - Too busy passing Defensive Driving Test
Distance: 0, Yoga

So Ciwt passed her (required) online California Traffic School (grrr*) course.  After reading all those accident  statistics and cirmcumstances, part of her is reluctant to ever get in a car again.  The other part of her now needs to open her DMV Driver Handbook and start cramming for her upcoming license renewal test. 

* See CIWT Day 7/130

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Three Different Reasons --- Day 7/136

Walk: AMC Kabuki (Three Identical Strangers)
Distance: 2 miles, Yoga

1. Interesting facts she guesses, 2. well done she guesses, 3. disheartening+ she knows, so in all Ciwt does not personally recommend Three Identical Strangers.  But Rotten Tomatoes and audience critics do, so your choice.

Friday, July 13, 2018

All By Itself This Time --- Day 7/135

Walk: Hood
Distance: 3 miles, wee yoga

Maybe part of why Ciwt finds this photo - by a 9 year old - so wondrous is that these are real stars, in a real sky, a hour or so from her home.  For so many years her San Francisco sky has had maybe 10-12 visible stars and often none at all because of our fog and/or city lights.