Week notes 2020-17

  • Turns out I’ve been averaging one of these posts every two weeks. I’m not sure why I get so frantic about not posting here regularly. or why I get so concerned about posting the ‘right’ things. Surely I get to say what’s ‘right’ and what’s not. You’d think so wouldn’t you?
  • Since we last ‘spoke’ I have read My Absolute Darling (beautiful, but brutal) and The Biggest Bluff How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win (not nearly as self-helpy as it sounds and very very good indeed, especially if, like me, you enjoy a good poker book).
  • I just bought Thousand Year Old Vampire a ‘solo roleplaying game’ which looks terrific. I have ten-sided die for what must be the first time in 30 years. I am very excited.
  • Also, some friends bought me Wingspan for my birthday. This Thursday is Wingspan night. I cannot wait.
  • This weekend I got a bit inspired by this YouTube video and built a DIY Weber grill cart from scratch! Took me five hours, but I did it and now I’m extremely smug about the whole thing. I just need to sand and stain it now and it will be ready for some BBQ action.
  • Watched some very good films recently, both new stuff (Athlete A on Netflix is horrific but vital viewing, while Palm Springs is nicely done, light, fluffy romantic comedy); and some classics (Hal Ashby’s Being There is no Harold and Maude but it’s still pretty great; and Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz is pretty intense and a lot but it’s something you have to see it… especially the erotic musical theatre scene).