Gratitude List 1108: Shafts of Sun, Relief from Heat, People Coordinating, IMDB, and Hummus

Gratitude List 1108: Shafts of Sun, Relief from Heat, People Coordinating, IMDB, and Hummus

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  1. Augie convinced me to hang out with him on the kitchen floor in shafts of the evening sun, and then we were joined by another cat, and then another cat, and the four of us just lay there stretching for 20 minutes.

  2. The heat finally let up, and the apartment is livable again today after days of dragging myself around in a hot sweat.

  3. I sat on the future grounds of the Regina Folk Festival that’s happening this weekend and watched preparations get underway. It’s amazing how so many people can take care of so many details to create a coherent whole filled with thousands and thousands of people. People are amazing.

  4. IMDB keeps long lists of movies’ cast and characters, and it’s fascinating to see which bit-part cast members at the bottoms of the lists have bios, because those bios are sometimes whole little worlds unto themselves. For instance, Greg Bronson played an uncredited banquet patron in 1996’s movie Primal Fear. He was born in Tuba City in 1954, went to school at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, chased his dream to be in Hollywood movies in his 30s, and eventually moved back to Arizona to work with theatre students and in the local film industry until he died of cancer two years ago. IMDB is a treasure trove of real life vignettes you can dream on.

  5. Hummus. I love all kinds of hummus. I love the actual homemade hummus that’s almost meaty. I love the mass-produced creamy hummus that’s whipped up in massive vats and flavoured with chemicals. I love the terrible hummus derivatives made with beets or spinach or lemon preserves. If it’s got chickpeas and hopefully tahini, I won’t pretend to any culinary snobbery. That beautiful mess is going in my mouth.


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