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December 14, 2013 / thackersam

December 12 – Thursday – Oscar Levant – Levant Plays Gershwin

Levant plays GershwinAll I know about him is that he was a pianist and sometime character actor, and as I was a big old movie fan, I knew him more as the latter. This was pretty boring and uninspiring as workout music. Don’t get me wrong, I’m open to this kind of music, when I hear it in movies. I just wish I still had my parents’ Montevani record. Part of this recording was sounding like the theme from Perry Mason.

Throughout the workout, I considered turning the record off, but Max really seemed to want to join in tonight, and he’s real cute about it. I’ve had him since he was a kitten, so I don’t know why, other than that his mother was, as I was told, a feral to tame stray with an attitude problem, but Max hates to be held, snuggled or approached as if you may want to give him a little squeeze. It took a long time before he realized he could be petted anywhere but on his head and not find it objectionable. Otherwise, he’s really quite affectionate and has a bit of a sense of humor for a sensitive, scaredy-cat. He has also come to the realization that he likes company.

The workout ended just in time for me to witness a beautiful 5-minute fireworks display near the Statue of Liberty, for what reason I don’t know. I watched from my window and actually applauded at the end. Yes, I have a fabulous view, but don’t be too envious. We can’t stay here much longer, besides, when the fireworks begin, I’m at first a little concerned about the cause of the sounds of explosions and the vibrations until I open the blinds.

Friday was movie-hooky with the ex. We saw Nebraska, which was good, but too slow and didn’t need to be a two-hour movie. The ex and I share an appreciation of non-mainstream movies. We both liked immensly In a World, which we saw over the summer, but as our tastes are not limited plan on seeing American Hustle next.

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