Various Happenstances of Seth
June 7, 2005
Let me explain to you how this blog
works. Something really interesting*
happens, and I think to myself, "I should write about this!",
and then I continue enjoying the interesting thing. By the time
I sit down to update this blog, I've forgotten what I wanted to
say. So I don't update, and go do other things. Then something interesting
happens again, so I have it in my head that I want to update, but
by the time I sit down, nothing. I've forgotten what I want to write
Well, there's one thing I do remember,
and that's my recent trip to Santa Fe. Those of you cool enough
to have read my WSO blog may remember a post last year about "Santa
Fe: Land of the Closed", because everywhere my family went
was closed. And perhaps you even remember how I was magically treated
as persona non grata** at the restaurants we
went to. So sure enough, I went back to Santa Fe and there were
three restaurants on my list that I wanted to visit. The first was
the inexpensive but tasty Mexican restaurant where I used to eat
five years ago, and visited last year. Closed down, construction
going on inside. The second was the quirky cafe I enjoyed last year
where the waitressess had no idea where the dessert even came from,
let alone what it was. Out of business, closed down. And the third
was the high-class Mexican restaurant where they make fresh guacamole
at your table. That was open! But when night fell, they turned on
lights for every single occupied outside table except ours.
Actually, the one thing I do remember
is being forgetful. Like this past weekend, I attended Williams
graduation to cheer on some friends. I had thought I remembered
I was supposed to meet someone for a walk afterwards, so I called
her. No answer. I called again an hour later. Still no answer. Not
only were we supposed to coambulate, but she was my plan for getting
home. So, I ended up walking the long way home, where I finally
arrived to find a message from a different friend, asking
if I was still planning on meeting him for our walk today. Did I
say Captain Forgetful Rides Again? I should have said he walks.
*Well, "really interesting" is
a relative term. For example, I might find it really interesting
to go into a Taco Bell and have a discussion with the clerk about
why half-dollars are so cool, and have her gape at the amount of
burritos and especially the amount of fire sauce I demand and consume.
**Literally, "Person who does not remind
us of grated cheese in any way,"
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