Fun with the sis

The drama never ends when you are with my sister. She insists that we need to go check out this Ford Explorer with 80,000 miles on it because she “is buying a car within the next forty-eight hours.” So, we hop in SWMMERS and go jaunting through rush hour DC traffic. Get halfway into old-towne Alexandria and BAM. Car stalls dead. Won’t restart. So Jim and I jump out and push it out of traffic. Then we call AAA who tell us it will take 2 hours to get to us becuase we’re not on I-95. WTF????

So once the towing company finally arrives, I arrange for the guy to tow it to the dealer and we walk to the Braddock Road Metro Station and head to town. Angie had agreed to take Jim and I to dinner if we went car shopping with her and so we held her to that. Nice Italian place in Georgetown. We ate on the roof. With a river running under our feet it seemed.

Then we went to Urban Outfitters. Shopping around, not doing much, when I realize that the guy next to me parusing books is Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Pretty f-in cool. Turns out they recorded ONE song today in DC. So.

Car breaks down, get dinner and run into Flea. Not too bad an evening if you ask me.

  1. Indra says:

    I'd like to hear more about your gripes with Django. I use it at work, and I love it. I was using Rails beorfe it reached 1.0 (my todo list tutorial was pretty popular in fact.) However, I had a much easier time wrapping my head around Django, because there is no magic involved. Data access is very easy in my opinion:city = City.objects.get(name= Montreal )montreal_restaurants = Restaurant.objects.filter(city=city)Since it's been a while since I did any Rails, I don't recall what that would look like with ActiveRecord. The syntax of Python doesn't really bother me, you eventually just grow used to typing self everywhere and parentheses. As for public/private/protected methods, although I can see why some people like them, I'm not a big fan (must be the Smalltalk background). In Ruby on Rails they are used to separate the views that users can access (those public) from those they can't. Since in Django you must explicitly associate a URL regular expression to a specific method, you don't get that problem.I think you're right about Ruby being more fun than Python however; Python is great language, and much more fun than PHP or Java, however the hackability of Ruby and the blocks make it really, really fun to use.I hope to hear back from you,Vincent.

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