The marathon probably had a detrimental effect on all the places that we customarily visit on our weekend rounds. We kept it all south of the river and east of IH-35. We almost did not go to see Eklavya but are very glad indeed that we did go. To judge from the previews, there are plenty of tempting Hindi movies on the way. The marathon-related amplified noise stopped fairly soon. It would have been a courtesy to let everybody know about the fireworks. How many people were rudely awakened by them on what's customarily the only reasonably quiet and peaceful day of the week? How many pets jumped the fence?