Friday, November 16, 2012

Strollin' Friday Random Ten

I went out for a walk just a little while ago, when most people were asleep. Or were they? It was late and dark, making for some neat chiaroscuro with the street lights.  I appreciate being able to walk through residential neighborhoods without causing undue alarm.  Realistically the way I look (white, not too imposing) helps.

Of course one thing about walking in the city is that if you keep going through a residential area, you'll eventually hit something else, whether it's a store or a church or what have you.  I stayed with a friend in the suburbs recently, and that's always been one of my discontents with the suburban landscape.  You get into these areas that are just house after house, lawn after lawn, for miles it seems.  It makes orienteering really hard.

1. Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
2. Brian Eno & David Byrne - Poor Boy
3. Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care
4. Fleetwood Mac - Not That Funny
5. Talking Heads - Happy Day
6. Lower Dens - Lion In Winter Pt 2
7. Diana Krall - Quiet Nights
8. Nat King Cole - Non Dementicar
9. Fol Chen - If Tuesday Comes
10. The Beautiful South - Straight In At 37


susan said...

It's always seemed preferable to me to live close to the center of a city too for just the reasons you mentioned. Of course, living in the countryside can be nice but one needs to stick to one's strengths and try to be a little realistic. I'm not ready to dig a well or try to run a generator from the material retrieved from the composting toilet.

Nice to see the FR10. Does this mean you have your computer back?

Ben said...

The country is very pretty, or at least much of it is. It takes a certain kind of person to live there, though.

Yeah, I got the computer back Wednesday night. Working up to par so far.