The week in review:
May 2 to May 8, 2004
To provide fair day-by-day
comparisons, I used this chart:
|THIS WEEK||LAST WEEK||
|Sun 05/02: It was nice talking to Scott. And the Korean meal was fun. But this day included way too much work, especially for a Sunday. **||Sun 04/25: After a shaky start (logistical problems, possible symptoms of an oncoming cold), the day turned around with a fine ending - a very lovely evening of board games at Room 101. ****||Last Week|
|Mon 05/03: Television! Sweet, sweet television! I forgot you ever existed. Can you forgive me? *****||Mon 04/26: This might strike some as an excessive or even gaudy way to arrange days of the week. A Trampoline Hall day right after a Room 101 day? Unorthodox, yes, but the end result was surprisingly pleasing and well-balanced . ****||This Week|
|Tues 05/04: Well crafted, with a beginning, middle, and end. Fried chicken in the park with Margaux and my bike back from the shop!? An embarrassment of riches. ****||Tues 04/27: If someone were to criticize this day as old-fashioned, or even dumb, I suppose I'd have to agree. But somehow I really liked it. ***||This Week|
|Wed 05/05: An uncertain start (does anyone not cancel meetings anymore?), but some pleasant surprises. The coincidences seemed a little unlikely (could that really have been my old Commodore 64 he had when he was a kid?) But on the whole: a good day: sexy, festive, and full of life. ***||Wed 04/28: A fabulous party, but it was had by other people. *||This Week|
|Thurs 05/06: Seemed lacking at the time. The book launch was okay, but why leave like that, right before the readings? And all that waiting around for people to reply to emails. In retrospect, though: somehow more than the sum of its parts. **||Thurs 04/29: This might have been a truly great day for someone else, but I just can't wake up that early. The free Spanish meal was nice, but even the Nihilist Spasm Band was a bit exhausting. Okay, but not worth repeating. **1/2||Last Week|
|Fri 05/07: The Gym. A walk in Kensington market. Dinner with by parents. The components work, and work well together. But haven't we seen all this before? **||Fri 04/30: I can't even remember anything about this day, and it was less than 2 weeks ago. I expect more than this. *||This Week|
|Sat 05/08: If, as Canadians, we keep pretending that days like this are adequate, we're selling ourselves short. **||Sat 05/01: You wouldn't
think that the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and a new no-fee bank
account would work so well together in a single day. But somehow they did!
05/01, you surprised me! ***
Still, it is good to have some evidence of progress.