I can’t help but wonder if the writers of Babylon 5 saw the MST3K riff of Laserblast before writing Infection…
Yesterday was the 45 anniversary of one my absolute favourite Pink Floyd albums: Animals. Much is made Gilmour’s virtuosity on the album but Waters’ writing is brilliant here, and would presage many great concept albums to come!
I never would’ve guessed how much pomelo would grow on me…
Happy birthday 10th, Bridgy! If you’re reading this on Twitter, that’s because of this wonderful project. Thank you so much, Ryan, and everyone who’s contributed!
A beautiful letter from father to son before the son shipped out to World War 2. Amazing how these words from 80 years ago carry so much wisdom that we can use today.
Watched Idiocracy and Don’t Look Up as our New Years double feature. Folks weren’t kidding! Don’t Look Up is like Veep: supposed to be satire but just a little too real…
I periodically go through a caffeine fast to reset my coffee consumption. It’s worth it every time but man… the week of withdrawal symptoms is not a good time!
Finally started watched Ted Lasso and yup, I get the fandom! It really is delightful and reminds me of the spirit and energy that makes me love Community and Brooklyn 99.
You know, turkey is great, but there’s nothing like a home made turkey soup a couple of days later.
If you’ve never brined a turkey, you’ve gotta try it! It’s not a lot of work and the results speak for themselves.
Technically day three of holidays, but day one of not actively working… log4shell, truly the Christmas gift that keeps on giving!
Just got back from Spider-man, and yesterday we rewatched The Matrix trilogy so we’re ready for Resurrections! Gotta pack in some movies before holiday madness sets in…
I cannot believe I only just got around to watching The Graduate. Cinematography, acting, writing, it really is utterly fantastic and absolutely hilarious!
This really is one of my favourite times of the year.
I cannot begin to describe the rush of familiarity and nostalgia I experienced upon landing on this website…
I could never manage to get into Zep (more of a Floyd fan), but I’m giving it another shot! Been listening to the Mothership compilation and it might be growing on me. “When the Levee Breaks” has definitely earned a place on my favourites list.
A belated photo of our lovely new front yard design! We couldn’t be happier with the way it came together!
Nice! For my blog I have a Calibre db containing metadata, covers, etc, for books. Then I wrote a Jekyll plugin that uses calibredb to pull the data out and populate my pages at build time. This reminds me I need to write a post about this…
Finally got around to planting my first little pot of succulents! My home office now looks just a little less sterile.
First butterfly of the season, a beautiful Morning Cloak. Spring, you’ve finally sprung!
Very nice intro piece on capital ‘S’ Stoicism and how deeply its misunderstood. I wouldn’t label myself a Stoic–I don’t spend nearly enough time on the topic–but it’s had a very profound effect on my own life.
Nothing better than a summer day in Alberta.
Another pair down! This yarn had been in my stash for a couple of years now, so it’s nice to get them done. Post to come with details, including how I converted this cuff down pattern to toe up.
How the heel has turned!
A lot of things I post to Twitter start as notes on my blog so I host the content, but right now I don’t link back from the tweet to the note as I find it messy.
#nostalgia is a dangerous drug. I don’t tend to romanticize the past, but as I get older and more and more of my past is memorialized on the web, it’s really easy to fall down the rabbit hole. Rewatching #HaltandCatchFire definitely doesn’t help!
I think I’m starting to understand the attraction of retirement, or at least sabbatical. Knowing I can just read or write or listen to music or play guitar and not feel guilty about the other things I’m not doing is just wonderful!
Great piece on Brave. The Freeloading argument isn’t accurate, but the rest of it is spot on and highlights how Brave is regressive and disempowers content creators.
Just finished my 1st viewing of my favourite Christmas movie: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”. Happy 30th anniversary, Griswolds!
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