On Nerd Holidays, Opinionated Blowhards, and the Silliness of Macho Posturing
Now...as part of the great swathe of unemployed (thanks to a recent redundancy), I've been manically binge-watching! Chugged through the complete seasons of DAVE (Lil' Dicky is epic and reminds me of Hogan Torah but with more talent). And almost completed season 3 of Barry with Bill Gader...absolutely incredible, though Hader seemingly has only two faces...Intense or Manically Happy.
Writing can be both lonely and exasperating. Life happens, and it’s okay to slow down. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Wiz, are my current go-to comfort watches. Although, Sisu is another worthy addition to the rotation. Last week, I saw it in Dolby and it was unbelievable.
moneyball has been on the list for a WHILE but you're reminding me to move it up! "riveting movies about spreadsheets" is its own subgenre of boy movie for sure...
The first time I ever heard of May the 4th was 3 years ago at a weight check for my son (3 weeks old at the time, I guess). I was sleep deprived, crying most of the time (my FIL had just passed away), ravenously hungry, and pumping around the clock to try and put some weight on this crazy kid. And the doctor said “May the fourth. It’s Star Wars Day. May the fourth be with you.” I’m pretty sure my maniacal cackling was the final straw that made him say, “Are you sure you don’t need to see somebody? You’re going to be okay, right?” 😂 It was the only good moment in a series of bad ones and I will never forget it.
Listening: Jawbreaker, in honor of "Jawbreaker Day," which also happens to be May 4th after their song "Sluttering (May 4th)." there's also a 33 1/3 book about them that sound like it was a LOT better than the G & R one.
Watching: I somehow have the Ballys North channel again, so the Brewers are back on and back to breaking my heart.
Reading: A buncha old reviews for New Order's Republic record. It turned 30 this week, and I'm doing a write up for a friend of mine. Ostensibly, it's research or looking for a good quote. In reality, it's me either agreeing or arguing in my head against whatever the author said.