Well, well, well. Guess who’s coming to Pleasant Hill? That’s right, it’s everybody’s favorite Yan. He’s opening a restaurant in our fair city, a place whose high school once put on a production of “Our Town” with no apparent sense of irony. In other good town-related news, the best movie theater I’ve ever been in (no, I haven’t yet been to the Parkway), the Dome, has been in danger of closing down ever since they opened the new Century just up the street in the increasingly misnamed “Pleasant Hill Downtown.” However, recently Century announced a plan to keep the Dome open and use it to screen old and independent films. (The Dome, for those of you from or in foreign parts, is an enormously huge arena-type theater with a screen the size of your Aunt Sally’s bottom. It is momumental and fabulous.) So now we have:
Six thousand new elephants before 2003
I am still moving to the city in August. But I am so proud of my little town.
P.S. I didn’t actually read that article I linked to, so if it directly contradicts my cultural optimism, please don’t mention that to me.