1. I arrived in Silver Spring about an hour before Citizen Kane started at the AFI movie theater. So I learned more about downtown Silver Spring and it was time spent well. I used the Wayne Street Garage for the first time and it made a huge difference for my getting around downtown and learning my way around. I'll leave it at that. I can't quite explain what a big deal all this navigation and learning is to me.
2. I sat in a 400 seat theater with two other people and watched a 2:10 showing of Citizen Kane. I suppose it's only about the fourth time I've seen it, and I've never seen it since I bought the cameras I now own and started taking pictures. The movie's photography stunned me. I wish I'd had a pause button and could have frozen the screen many, many times to admire frames of Gregg Toland's black and white photography, his genius in creating a wide array of moods, visual moods that perfectly helped tell the movie's story. Maybe, in past viewings, I was most taken by the story of Charles Foster Kane and its moral/political/social explorations. Today, it was pictures that I marveled at, that made me want to watch the movie over and over again.
3. Across the street from the AFI movie theater is a Thai restaurant called Kao Thai and I dropped, after some more walking and figuring out of downtown Silver Spring, and purchased Drunken Noodles and Thai Spicy Eggplant, brought them back to our apartment home and the Deke and I found our food to be awesome.