took the T this morning to alewife to discuss a january project with client S. i realized this last night but it would've been cheaper for me to borrow my parents' car and drive over there instead. on the subway i saw MBTA money being well spent: newly upholstered garishly-patterned rainbow seats on the red line! i personally prefer fabric over plastic but wouldn't it be cheaper (and easier to clean) to have PVC seats instead? maybe they thought sitting on some color might make riders forget the 75¢ fare increase.
after the meeting i took a quick stroll around yates pond behind the alewife station, hoping to spot something interesting. the weather was usually warm today, downright humid with an occasional light drizzle. there was nothing to see except a solitary canada goose resting by the reeds. returning to porter square, i got some snacks from brooks pharmacy and went to hollywood videos to rent barry lyndon. on the way home i bumped into bruce and susan.
barry lyndon (1975) is a long movie, clocking in at 184 minutes. the story itself is slow-paced and 18th century european drama doesn't exactly appeal to me, but the technical expertise of stanley kubrick with his telephoto camera lens makes an otherwise dull film very interesting.