alarm clocks / wholphin / and when does this place close? (a blog from alexander)


i just had this almost decade old horoscope come to my attention online, regarding our constant talk of time and life:

there’s nothing i despise more than a vapid, early-rising twit who takes pride in waking before dawn.  as far as i’m concerned, dawn is more appropriate for bedtime.  but that’s just my perspective.  you’ll encounter difficulties when people who march to the beat of different alarm clocks converge upon you this week.

ha, the beat of a different alarm clock.  


so, i don’t know why i never came across this: wholphin  …. it is a series of complations of short films of all sorta, with big known names attached.  dave eggers directs/edits one series.  sam mendes, others….  all of them are available on netflix and i can’t wait for the first to come.   oh i see know, it is FROM mcsweenys that all your eggers fans would know.

 Wholphin is a quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney’s, lovingly encoded with unique and ponderable films designed to make you feel the way we felt when we learned that dolphins and whales sometimes, you know, do it.

SO i researched more: …. just cause.. AND:

wholphin or wolphin is a rare hybrid, born from a mating of bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (mother), and afalse killer whale Pseudorca crassidens (actually another dolphin species, taxonomically speaking). Although they have been reported to exist in the wild, there are currently only two in captivity, both at Sea Life Park in Hawaii.


OK. so anyway.  never mind that last part of the header… i WAS going to go on a tangent about my love of this cafe – the big one we all sat in after mt. tabor.   because, im never in here too late, but i noticed they never post hours and i’ve seen them close at different times.. since it is just coffee and no food or beer, etc, i assumed somewhere around 7 or 8, for portland.  (NY would have all night cafe’s, right – but in PORTLAND most cafes also become bar-ish after dark and are open, they are such a hybrid here).  i figured it was like my old days in philly – we closed when we got empty… but also, as barista, had the ability to say: its 9 oclock, i’m closing in 15.  and people we’re down.   BUT WHILE writing and pasting all the above, i overheard “what time do you guys close”  “8 o clock”.  well, its 7… i get it now…

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