Sunday, October 4, 2009

O...Saya . . .

On Saturday, my friends and I went to "Film Night In The Park" for the final show of the season. Presented by the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation, the event is free with a suggested donation of $6.00.

As you can see in the above photo, even before the sun went down, it was very cold and the bottle of wine I brought didn't warm me up.

The movie being presented was Slumdog Millionaire.

The movie was great, but I have to share a funny story from the evening.

As I was preparing to for the night in the park I layered up with jackets, fleece and a ski cap. I had a beach towel and a yoga mat to sit on. The yoga mat had come with my Wii Fit and I had never actually taken it out of the shrink wrap.

So I am riding the elevator down in my apartment building with a young lady who lives on the floor below me. We strike up a conversation and she notices the yoga mat in my bag.

"Where do you do yoga?" she asks.

"Oh...Uh...Ya, See...I don't actually do yoga. I am going to use this to sit on in the park. The mat came with my Wii Fit and I've never used it."

This was right up there with the time in college when I bought a babyGap diaper bag to carry my books and used the changing pad to sit on the grass during breaks. When people would ask me where I found such a functional bag I was never sure if I should tell them the truth.

And just like in college, the young lady didn't really have much to say after my revelation.

The highlight of the night was when I was waiting for the bus to go home. I looked down on the ground and there was a $20.oo bill. Instead of just grabbing it, I pointed it out to the crowd of people waiting for the bus and asked if anyone had lost a 2o? No one claimed it, and they all said I should take it. No arguments there.

The Song Of The Day - O...Saya by AR Rahman and M.I.A.


  1. HI John,
    LOVE Slumdog Millionaire!!! Hope you did too! I use my Yoga mat at Jazzercise where we work out to a song from Slumdog Millionaire..BUt hoe ingenious to use a mat for grass sitting..great idea!!! Have a good week!

  2. yea for film in the park night. not so much for slumdog, but yea for finding the 20.
    i am not sure just jon if you even revealed to me, what you used a diaper bag and it's changing pad for in college. good to know.
    love your mom

  3. I don't remember the diaper/book bag!