Just as I was getting bored yesterday Rafeeq called me up because he needed a ride to Cracker Park to pick up some shoes. Rafeeq is good for me because he helps me loosen and lighten up. So we got valet parking for my car, which, if you’ve seen my car, is hilarious. We got his kicks and I ordered a pair of brown shoes for $25. Then we wandered through Borders and I got my first Christmas gift of the year, Seamus Heaney’s Selected Poems. I read a bit of it last night, and it promises to be excellent. We stayed to watch Casino Royale, which lives up to all of the hype. The opening chase sequence features some completely awesome and fully integrated parkour. [1, 2, 3] It was a great flick and worth the $8.50 ticket price. I hadn’t realized how used to the Marquee Club Membership I was until I ended up dropping full price for a movie ticket. After the movie we shot the shit with the valets, making fun of the gaggles of middle school aged persons flitting around in their shrugs and flip flops in 30 degree weather. ‘Feeq said he couldn’t wait to read what I wrote about the evening. So here it is. I dropped him off and then got my car filled up and washed. So now it is missing even more paint.