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Friday, March 27, 2021

Of late, I can’t seem to win when it comes to setting appointments, particularly with groups of three or more. Consider:

When the date is pegged several days or even weeks in advance, enough people inevitably pull out almost at the last minute and thus wreck the gathering. Yet paradoxically, when a call goes out for a true short-notice get-together (that night or in the following 1-2 days), nobody can commit to that either. For the past couple of months, this has been consistent in both my personal and professional spheres.

I guess there’s an ideal in-between time that would work for everyone involved? Not too far out into the future that something else will arise to take precedence, yet not so immediate as to not be able to squeeze into hectic schedules.

I’m thinking maybe a 6-day window might be the magic number. I’ll have to experiment.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 03/27/2009 11:47:25 AM
Category: General
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The couple of times I saw trailers for new release Spinning Into Butter, I got the distinct impression that it was made from a script that had been lying around since the ’90s, when college-campus racial tensions were (more of a) hot topic.

Lo and behold, that’s pretty much the case, as the film is adapted from a stage play of the same name that was first produced nine years ago (so, close enough).

Not that this spoils my movie-going plans for this weekend. Even if I had intended to take in this type of overwrought drama, I’d go more directly to the source and rent Higher Learning.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 03/27/2009 11:13:40 AM
Category: College Years, Movies
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