Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday Night Fatigued, Part 2: The Art of Written Blog Noise

CORRECTED 12:29AM 5/12/2014: See below.

Updated 1:54AM 5/3/2014: See bottom of entry.

"Music and Harvest," one of the two bronze Neoclassical statues that frame the entrance to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Washington, D.C., 6:59PM May 2, 2014.

This is the one on the left (looking to the west from the Lincoln Memorial). The one on the right is "Aspiration and Literature." They were made by sculpture James Earle Fraser.

UPDATED / NOTED 12:29AM 5/12/2014: These are the corrected names. I had the two names for "The Arts of Peace" in reverse order in the original entry. I frickin' knew that was going to happen.


The adjacent entrance to the Arlington Memorial Bridge is framed by two Art Deco statues of "Valor" and "Sacrifice" and collectively called The Arts of War. Those were made by Leo Friedlander. All four statues were casted in Italy in 1950 - 1951 and shipped by naval warship to the U.S. in 1951 and dedicated September 26th of that year.

At least according to Wikipedia.


I just don't feel like blogging tonight.

Home tonight after a less-than-optimal week featuring a horrendous sleep schedule, some work apprehension about where things are going, allergies that flared up (mimicking a cold and requiring me to be medicated up) as the tree pollen returned like crazy once the deluge of rain had ended (I still need to post the final rainfall stats, not to mention a YouTube video posted on the Baltimore Sun website of that amazing landslide (not a sinkhole, as initially reported) in Baltimore City on Wednesday, though fortunately no one was hurt), and only two so-so gym workouts since Sunday. I'll go tomorrow.

Evening along the Potomac River with the Kennedy Center (hidden by intervening small trees) and part of the Watergate Complex, Washington, D.C., 7:05PM May 2, 2014.


I biked to work and then home -- but via Washington Harbour in Georgetown where I stopped for a beer at Sequoia's outdoor bar.

Outdoor at Sequoia, Washington Harbour, Washington, D.C., 7:17PM May 2, 2014.


I'm watching TV right now though I'll go out in a bit -- and then my plan is to come home and sleep for 12 hours (and then go to the gym). Back-to-back episodes of Wonder Woman was on Me-TV and now it's back-to-back episodes of The Odd Couple. The first episode -- "The Ides of April" -- in which Felix inadvertently rats out Oscar to the IRS seems like it was the basis of the episode of The Golden Girls called "The Audit" in which Stan (Herb Edelman) and Dorothy (Bea Arthur, of course) are audited. This includes very similar dialogue. (Perhaps this makes sense -- Herb Edelman was in the original movie The Odd Couple, though not in the series.)

A biker along the Potomac River along the bike path next to the Watergate Complex, Washington, D.C., 7:06PM May 2, 2014. The Sun created the reddish glint.


Last night, I had a nice dinner with Wendy at Asian Spice Restaurant in Chinatown. I then walked all the way back to Dupont, stopping at Larry's Lounge.

Oh, and I did get to see Mikey "VEE" on my walk (second time in a month). Poor Mikey, a.k.a., Donny Osmond. I mean, it couldn't have been easy for him with M-WADESTER, what with all that shouting and barking orders and the enervating ultra-high maintenance and financially and emotionally costly upkeep with clothes, gym, and that Inner Gay Sorority crowd. To quote a wise philosopher Cyndi Lauper, girls just want to have fun.

People having an impromptu happy hour on a boat docked along the Washington Harbour in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., 7:26PM May 2, 2014.

The muddy Potomac River was rather high -- though not quite to flood stage -- owing to all the recent rain. Oh, and yes, "Harbour" is spelled with the British way in this case.


OK, that's all for now.

Updated 1:54AM 5/3/2014: I just wanted to note that I'm home, having gone only to No. 9 and only for about 30 minutes. Tonight neve really got off the ground.

End of update. And of entry.

Time for bed. And dreamland.


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